Data Quadrant Awards 2021

Payroll Software


SoftwareReviews names Intuit Quickbooks, UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro), and Ceridian Dayforce as Payroll Software Data Quadrant Award Winners.


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Payroll Software

Data Quadrant

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Payroll Software Data Quadrant

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Software Experience

When distilled down, the software experience is shaped by both the experience with the software and the relationship with the vendor. Evaluating enterprise software along these two dimensions provides a comprehensive understanding of the product and helps identify vendors that can deliver on both.

Product Features and Satisfaction

The satisfaction is captured in the overall satisfaction score, which is driven by the likelihood of users to recommend the software, combined with user satisfaction across top product features.

Vendor Experience and Capabilities

The vendor relationship is calculated in a weighted average of the satisfaction scores tied to vendor capabilities (e.g. software implementation, training, customer support, product roadmap) as well as emotional response ratings toward the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair).

Gold Medalists


Intuit

Intuit Quickbooks

QuickBooks is an accounting software package developed and marketed by Intuit. QuickBooks products are geared mainly toward small and medium-sized businesses and offer on-premises accounting applications as well as cloud-based versions[2] that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions

8.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+85

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

85%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
29Reviews

UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

UKG Pro™ is a powerful, global human capital management (HCM) solution. Transform your business with a connected global workforce experience delivered through resilient and mindful HR technology. From payroll to talent to service delivery to surveys, and everything in between, UKG Pro is the powerful HCM suite you need to drive people-focused results.

8.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+80

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

90%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
29Reviews

Ceridian

Ceridian Dayforce

Dayforce is a global human capital management (HCM) platform that transforms the employee experience. It unifies data from across the entire employee lifecycle to enable better decision-making at every level. Dayforce is a comprehensive cloud platform that combines HR, payroll, benefits, workforce management, and talent management in a single application. Our scalable platform is built with a single, flexible rules engine combined with real-time updates and calculations that help address complex regulatory requirements.

8.1

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+75

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

87%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
72Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

Ceridian Dayforce

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

Intuit Quickbooks

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

Intuit Quickbooks

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

Paycom HCM

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

Intuit Quickbooks

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

Intuit Quickbooks

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Paycom HCM

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

Paycom HCM

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)


Breadth of Features

Ceridian Dayforce


Business Value Created

Intuit Quickbooks


Ease of Customization

Intuit Quickbooks


Ease of Data Integration

Paycom HCM


Ease of IT Administration

Intuit Quickbooks


Ease of Implementation

Intuit Quickbooks


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Paycom HCM


Quality of Features

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)


Usability and Intuitiveness

Paycom HCM


Vendor Support

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)


Other Evaluated Vendors


Paycom

Paycom HCM

Paycom helps businesses streamline their employment processes from recruiting to retirement and everything in between. Our Talent Acquisition, Time and Labor Management, Payroll, Talent Management and HR Management systems operate from a single database, eliminating redundant data entry and the integration of multiple systems.

8.0

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+82

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

81%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

20Reviews

Workday, Inc.

Workday Human Capital Management

Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected Workday.

7.9

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+83

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

80%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

31Reviews

ADP

ADP Vantage

ADP HR Solutions provide a system of human resource management software solutions to streamline the management of human capital and payroll needs for any sized business.

7.9

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+80

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

82%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

27Reviews

ADP Canada

ADP TeamPay

With TeamPay by ADP®, you can expect an easy-to-navigate cloud-based payroll solution that’s ready when you are, with wizards to guide you through key tasks as you go. The simple, single screen interface makes it easy to get things done fast, so you can set up new employees in just minutes.

7.8

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+80

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

80%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

25Reviews

ADP

ADP Workforce Now

ADP HR Solutions provide a system of human resource management software solutions to streamline the management of human capital and payroll needs for any sized business.

7.3

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+68

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

79%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

47Reviews

Paylocity

Paylocity

Our all-in-one software platform gives HR pros a way to easily manage daily tasks in payroll, benefits, talent, and workforce management. But what makes us different is that our technology is backed by a culture that truly cares about our clients’ success. Providers will merely sell you a product. But a partner actually cares about you and your business. A partner takes the time to get to know you and understand your needs. We work with you to identify the best solutions that will benefit your business today, while paving the way to a better tomorrow. And tomorrow is all about your team. Let's go forward together.

7.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+72

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

72%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

29Reviews

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SoftwareReviews Gold Medal Awards recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace as evaluated by their users. Gold Medals are the capstone of an in-depth software evaluation report, and awarded using a proprietary, transparent methodology based on a composite satisfaction score that averages four different areas of evaluation: Net Emotional Footprint, Vendor Capabilities, Product Features, and Likeliness to Recommend. The Net Emotional Footprint Score measures user emotional response ratings of the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair). The top 5 vendors in a software category are eligible for awards pending composite scores achieve a sufficiently high satisfaction threshold.

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