Lessons in Localization: Ceridian

11 November 2021

The Nimdzi Lessons in Localization series highlights the largest, most innovative, and most successful globalization programs in the world.

In today's Lesson in Localization, we look at how Ceridian does localization.

A lesson by Gabriel Karandysovsky.

About Ceridian

Ceridian is a leader in specialized, enterprise-level human capital management (HCM) software solutions. Its leading platform, Dayforce, provides human resources, payroll, benefits, workforce management, and talent management capabilities in a single solution. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, but has offices in some 17 different locations across the globe. Its total revenue is upwards of USD 840 million. It’s a household name in its space and serves an increasingly diverse and multilingual clientele. One is left even more impressed after deconstructing the ins and outs of localization at Ceridian and realizing how advanced the whole operation is. We sat down with Oleksandr Pysaryuk, Principle Localization Manager, to lift the lid on how Ceridian is blazing a trail in internationalization. 

TL;DR

Internationalization is the name of the game: Localization is only a small part of the day-to-day job. The bigger chunk of work is concentrated on working with product development teams to develop and implement internationalization features.

Elbows-deep in code: Focus is squarely on software development and that has a trickle-down effect on the way the team is set up. You won’t find many traditional localization roles here (or not the way most organizations see them, anyway) — internationalization software developers are the stars of the show.

Internationalization never sleeps: As Oleksandr shared, the company is constantly expanding and hiring new talent, so there’s always a need to educate the teams on the merits of taking international user experiences (and expectations) into account when developing new product features.

Fast facts

Included in this lesson in localization

  • Localization at Ceridian: an overview
  • Culture
  • Organization
  • Languages
  • Project and process management
  • Supply chain
  • Quality control
  • Technology
  • Interesting initiatives

This has been a preview. The full report can be accessed online by Nimdzi Partners.

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The Nimdzi Lessons in Localization series highlights the most successful localization programs in the world. For more information about this series, or if you have a suggestion for an exemplary localization program that you would like to see highlighted, contact us today.

Special thanks to Oleksandr Pysaryuk, Principle Localization Manager at Ceridian for sharing a valuable lesson in localization.

This Lesson in Localization was prepared by Nimdzi's Chief Operating Officer, Gabriel Karandysovsky. If you wish to learn more, reach out to Gabriel at [email protected].

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