Dayforce is a cloud-based enterprise app that enables remote workforce management and also enables absolute integration with Dayforce systems for both employees and managers.
You can think of the Dayforce as a mobile or remote Enterprise Resource Planner.
To get started with this app, the company needs to be subscribed to the Dayforce system. A valid client credential will be required for the app login. The app will provide two options: the employee client and the management dashboard. Managers can set up schedules and work shifts and also check on employee attendance. Managers also have an array of other useful tools at their hands such as replacing absent employees, viewing employee requests, checking payrolls and monitoring project completion status and tasks.
Employees can also see their scheduled shifts, view their day offs, record their shift duties and send Time-Off requests to their managers. They can also check their payroll status among a host of other handy functions.
The HCM task management dashboard presents managers with other useful features such as a calendar format for viewing schedules and completed tasks and instant pulling of reports. Employees will need to log in to the system using the credentials provided by their HR managers.
The app is compatible with Android 4.0 or higher, iOS 9.0 or later (runs on iPhone, iPad, and iPhone touch).
Ease of Use
The app design isn’t intuitive, and you will take a bit of time finding some of the features. This app isn’t optimized for smaller devices, especially Android ones. Thus it looks cluttered and squeezed, and you might have a problem reading the text and making selections.
Some users have problems accessing the app once it logs them out, and there are also frequent timeouts. The previous design was better in my view because I could easily see the hours worked, and now I have to struggle to see the same info.
The latest version offers push notifications for employee schedule change and provides users with a new update on the employee Predictive Analytics feature. Managers can make pay adjustments easily based on the employee attendance. Moreover, additional approval types are introduced such as Overtime Banking and Unfilled Shift Trades.
The app has an unintuitive design, and it is challenging to navigate your way around it unless you are an experienced user. Some of the pages have clear contrast and some don’t, which makes it very difficult to read the font. The design is professional as expected from a corporate enterprise app but nothing special to write home about.
The app is free to install on both iOS and Android, and it doesn’t offer any in-app purchases.
Employees can send time-off requests;
Tracking project completion is a useful feature;
Checking payroll remotely is convenient for employees.
The UI looks a bit cluttered;
Some users are not able to view the full schedules;
The app times out very quickly;
Notifications don’t work at times;
Swapping shifts or scrolling is quite difficult.
The Dayforce app is a good attempt at remote ERP offering comprehensive workforce management tools, though it doesn’t perform well. I don’t like how difficult it is to navigate the app. Calamari and Synchroteam might be better utilities here in my view, and I’d probably recommend them first.