Market Alert: Ceridian Poised to Deliver Much-Needed Efficiencies in HCM to the Canadian Federal Government

Ceridian - Market Alert Canadian GovWhat Happened

On Sept. 21, 2021, Ceridian announced that Canada’s federal government selected the vendor to deliver a pilot program to co-design and deploy intelligent solutions for HR and pay. The country of Ceridian’s origin has chosen Dayforce to replace an on-premises, Peoplesoft-based platform known as Phoenix, launched 10 years ago.


The vendor continues to build on recent success (3Sixty Insights 3SIMA2153 – Ceridian Displays Future-of-Work Savvy with Acquisition of Artificial Intelligence Startup Ideal, May 2021). Ceridian’s technology for human capital management, Dayforce, is a software-as-a-service platform in the cloud. Since acquiring Dayforce a decade ago, Ceridian has worked assiduously and methodically to build the solution into a first-class full software suite for HCM.
From the start, part-and-parcel to Dayforce’s design and the vendor’s ethos has been to create a solution that runs on a single application housing a single data set governed by a single rules engine. This uncommon set-up is advantageous for Dayforce users, who tend to realize greater-than-normal increases in efficiencies as a result of Dayforce’s architecture.

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