Ceridian Powerpay for small and mid-size businesses – more than just payroll software

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Ceridian solutions enable you to process payroll efficiently and effectively

Powerpay is a cloud payroll solution designed for small businesses. Its automated system helps to ensure your employees are paid accurately and on-time. Powerpay puts valuable time back in your day and it was designed to be easy to use. Our renowned customer service is a phone call or email away if you need any support.

Ceridian helps make payroll processing easier so you can focus on your business. Most payroll processing can be done in three easy steps:

  1. Enter payroll data online, from anywhere, with any device.
  2. Preview payroll to check any errors automatically identified by Powerpay.
  3. Submit the data for processing and we'll handle payroll deposits and government remittances.

There's more to Powerpay than payroll. It also enables you to quickly and easily handle:

  • Year-end processing and tax form production
  • Record of Employment (ROE) generation
  • Statutory and non-statutory deductions
  • Garnishments
  • Payments to 3rd Parties and Benefit Vendors

Powerpay is a complete payroll solution. It is flexible and can scale with you as your business grows.  Simply switch to Powerpay Plus for additional features. If you need to outsource, Powerpay easily transfers to our Managed Payroll Solution.

Use Powerpay for your payroll and get back to doing more of what you love.

Powerpay Mobile App

Powerpay Mobile is the only mobile app that allows customers to fully process payroll from start to finish – from any mobile device.

With Powerpay Mobile, perform all your payroll tasks from your smartphone, including:

  • Enter, preview and submit regular and extra payroll runs
  • Record missing time
  • Add new employees
  • Update employee information
  • Generate ROEs
  • View deductions and contributions
  • Review payroll reports
  • Record advanced job costing

With Powerpay Mobile, conveniently pay your employees anytime, anywhere.

Download the app today!

Get it at BlackBerry App World Available on the App Store Android App on Google play

Powerpay Plus has all the benefits of Powerpay, with extra features designed to support your growing business.

With Powerpay Plus, you can easily:

  • Save time with the ability to make mass data changes or payroll runs
  • Manage and delegate your workload with role-based security
  • Reduce administrative tasks with HR data conveniently accessible
  • Use 80 additional earnings codes to handle complex payroll structures

Powerpay Plus also has our Advanced Reporting feature, with reports to help you during your decision-making and single sign-on for easy access to all your data.

Powerpay Phone is the answer for businesses with static, simple payroll needs. Getting your payroll processed can be as easy as a phone call.

Simply call your Customer Care Representative with your payroll information and you're done!

We enter and verify your payroll totals using Powerpay. Your employees may be paid either by direct deposit or cheque, which can be couriered to you along with your payroll reports within 24 hours.

Compare Powerpay Solutions at a Glance

  Powerpay Powerpay Plus
Solution Overview Ensure your employees are paid accurately and on-time, supporting compliance with payroll legislation. All the features and benefits of Powerpay with the additional functionality required by businesses with more complex payroll needs.
Solution Platform Software as a Service (SaaS)/Online, cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS)/Online, cloud-based
Support by Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) trained representatives Unlimited Unlimited
Comprehensive Payroll Processing (remittance / deductions / garnishees / direct deposits/ROEs and more) Yes Yes, including more than twice as many earning codes
Year-end Processing & Services Yes Yes
Mobile App Functionality Yes Yes
Standard Reporting (Online, Paper-based, HR & Payroll, Salary Wage Analysis) Yes * Template access only.
** Ad-hoc available with additional training fee.
Paperless, Environmentally-friendly Option Yes Yes
Advanced Reporting Yes
Custom Import Yes
HR Data (emergency contact, training, education, skills, memberships, certifications) Yes
Mass Update / Change Functionality Yes
Role-based Security Access Yes
Advanced Job Costing Yes
GL and Accounting Exports Add-on Yes Yes
Jobs, Positions and Compensation Add-on Yes Yes
Powerpay Self-Service Add-on Yes Yes
Dayforce Workforce Management Add-on Yes Yes

Add-on Ceridian Services

Powerpay can easily be combined with add-on solutions designed to help you save even more time, help with compliance, and reduce costs. Add-on services include:

Jobs, Positions, and Compensation

Save time and minimize data entry errors by assigning rate of pay and job costing allocations to positions or job levels.

Powerpay Self Service

Self Service is an add-on to Powerpay that makes it easy for your employees to access and manage their HR profile. With Self Service, your employees can:

  • View pay statements and year-end tax forms online. This means fewer ad hoc requests so you can spend more time focusing on your business.
  • Update their personal information anytime and from anywhere so you always have accurate data.

Self Service makes it easy to keep employee data accurate. Self Service data is integrated with your payroll solution to save you time. Not only does Self Service save time, but it also cuts back on paper waste and any associated costs such as cheque delivery.

Here’s an example of how easy it is for your employees to add and change their emergency contact information. All they have to do is complete or edit this form and hit save.

Add Self Service to your existing agreement today!

Extend Your Payroll Solution with Ceridian’s Additional HR Services

Stop being billed by the hour. Get affordable, unlimited HR advice from Ceridian HR Advisory Services (delivered by e2r®) for one affordable, flat rate.

More than 95% of the HR decisions you make have legal implications. Get the legal counsel you need to make informed decisions for yourself, your employees, and your business.

  • Unlimited oral and written support regarding HR and employment law matters, contracts, letters of termination
  • Regular e-mail updates regarding developments in the areas of human resources and employment law via the advisory alerts
  • Access to an online Resource Centre containing helpful articles, archived alerts regarding legislative changes, and valuable HR tools

And much more

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Watch our Powerpay Mobile demo to see how you can
create, edit and submit payroll data on the go.

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Contact us about your human capital management needs

We can help you design your workforce for maximum effectiveness and efficiency. Our cloud-based human capital management technology transforms payroll, benefits, workforce management, human resources and talent management to deliver business results.

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