Managed Payroll Services

Industry-leading payroll outsourcing for your business

Partner with Ceridian to free up time and resources

Spend less time navigating payroll and tax complexity and more time focusing on your talent and growth strategies. Our Managed Services model combines decades of experience, payroll expertise, and award-winning technology to deliver you industry-leading payroll administration.

Managed payroll services that fit your business

Our tiers offer choice and flexibility for every stage of your growth journey.


Lean on Ceridian’s payroll professionals to help augment your HR and payroll teams and manage key payroll processes on your behalf.


Help free your teams from day-to-day payroll with comprehensive services and add-ons to set your HR teams and talent strategies up for success.


Let Ceridian become an extension of your team. Outsource payroll to an industry leader so you can focus on strategic initiatives.

Payroll professionals you can count on

Tailored to your needs

Help offload payroll with the right solution for your business so your HR teams can get back to championing your most important resource – your people.

Tenured payroll professionals

Our payroll professionals complement your teams with their skills, experience, and proven best practices in compliance, payroll, and tax filing.

Over 20 years of experience

Ceridian has honed its payroll outsourcing methodology for the past two decades and been recognized as a leader in payroll technology innovation.

Risk reduction

Compliance leadership

Ceridian scored highest in two Use Cases in the 2022 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Cloud HCM Suites for 1,000+ Employee Enterprises.*

Dedicated resources

Our compliance professionals monitor changing laws with potential impact to the use of our payroll solutions, to help us respond proactively.

Innovative technology

Applicable configuration options can be built into the Dayforce rules engine to address multi-jurisidictional pay and tax updates.

Elevate your payroll experience

Increased accuracy and efficiency

  • Continuous calculation of payroll helps provide data accuracy and less rework
  • Dayforce bridges the gap between pay and time, helping to reduce the risk of integration failure points
  • Secure money movement helps provide on-time delivery of payroll and taxes

1 Deloitte’s 2020 PR Benchmarking Survey

2 Blomberg BNA's HR Department Benchmarks and Analysis report

Payroll services that scale with your business

  • Local expertise backed by global scale
  • Support pods in all time zones for operations anytime, anywhere
  • Unified data transmissions in Dayforce for simplified reporting

Frequently asked questions

Although both payroll options help offload the burden of payroll processing, they do so to differing degrees. On the one hand, a managed payroll service invites a partner to organize, manage, and execute your payroll processing in conjunction with your HR/payroll team. Payroll outsourcing, on the other hand, completely offloads payroll tasks to a partner, freeing your employees to handle other projects. Our Ceridian professionals are proud to offer both services, so reach out to us to learn more.

Managed payroll services will free up valuable time for your HR and finance employees so they can focus on other high-priority projects. Since payroll is a continuous process, the benefits of third-party managed payroll support compound with time. If you’d like to approximate how much time, money, and resources you could save with managed payroll support, contact our Ceridian team today. With our ROI tool, we can give you targeted estimations to help with your organization’s decision.

Payroll outsourcing services should offer a unified system for managing payroll processing tasks. You should also look for a vendor that keeps up with industry standards, changing requirements, and taxation rules. Our payroll professionals use Dayforce to help customize your payroll strategy, handle your payroll needs, and generate reports for your review.

Managed payroll services operate with an umbrella contract that includes smaller tasks and projects. Our certified payroll professionals provide procedural standardization, Dayforce-powered payroll processing, and scalable pay tracking. You can also expect off-cycle processing, garnishment administration, tax filing, coordination of termination coverage, and more.

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* Published: October 31, 2022
By Analyst(s): Sam Grinter, Chris Pang, Jeff Freyermuth, Ron Hanscome, Helen Poitevin, Ranadip Chandra, John Kostoulas, Emi Chiba, Rania Stewart