CenterPoint Payroll vs. Dayforce

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CenterPoint Payroll
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Red Wing Software headquartered in Minnesota offers a benefits administration and payroll solution, in their software CenterPoint Payroll.N/A
Dayforce
Score 7.9 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Dayforce HCM is a cloud-based platform encompassing HR, payroll, benefits, and talent and workforce management. It provides companies with a scalable framework and real-time data, such as continual pay calculations, to enable efficient decision-making.N/A
Pricing
CenterPoint PayrollDayforce
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CenterPoint PayrollDayforce
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
CenterPoint PayrollDayforce
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
CenterPoint PayrollDayforce
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Dayforce
8.4
581 Ratings
5% above category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings9.0567 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.01 Ratings8.0456 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings9.0552 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.01 Ratings8.4436 Ratings
Reimbursement management10.01 Ratings8.1294 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.5283 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.9131 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Dayforce
7.8
581 Ratings
0% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.1504 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.4539 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.9529 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.8531 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.3482 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.7527 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.5351 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Dayforce
7.9
527 Ratings
2% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.3495 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.7509 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.9416 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Dayforce
8.0
593 Ratings
1% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.5564 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.7577 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.0397 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.1206 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.0473 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Dayforce
7.4
97 Ratings
5% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.497 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Dayforce
7.2
580 Ratings
5% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.6571 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.7571 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.3399 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Dayforce
7.8
373 Ratings
2% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.7363 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.8319 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Dayforce
7.6
240 Ratings
7% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.4201 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.8220 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.5188 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.8225 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Dayforce
7.7
264 Ratings
3% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.5245 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.6210 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.8247 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.8243 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.9219 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Dayforce
6.8
119 Ratings
15% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings7.094 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings6.8102 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings6.5107 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings6.994 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Dayforce
7.3
286 Ratings
6% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.4270 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings7.4264 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.4221 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.4253 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings6.6216 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.3263 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings7.2257 Ratings
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CenterPoint PayrollDayforce
Small Businesses
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.4 out of 10
Infor Human Resources
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Score 7.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
CenterPoint PayrollDayforce
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(621 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(85 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.3
(60 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(12 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(13 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.7
(65 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(11 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(18 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(43 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(13 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(14 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(18 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(12 ratings)
User Testimonials
CenterPoint PayrollDayforce
Likelihood to Recommend
Red Wing Software
CenterPoint Payroll has been excellent for our company, with approximately 150 employees. I can certainly see it being excellent for smaller companies and larger companies. I don't know if there is a size of company at which it would become difficult or limiting to use - I can't foresee any of the functions or features becoming limiting factors as company size increases. To a certain extent, I could see the robustness of CenterPoint being a bit more than what is necessary for a tiny company of less than 5 employees, but it would certainly be able to do what is required for them.
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Dayforce
Ceridian is well suited for transferring time data between systems to ensure employees are accurately compensated based on their time. Ceridian is not ideal when an employee has transferred to a different country. (As previously mentioned, we are required to create a new user record which with our setup requires the existing employee to be hired in the new location).
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Pros
Red Wing Software
  • Customization options to meet your company's payroll needs.
  • Excellent customer service and tech support.
  • Logical and easy-to-use user interface.
  • Ability to customize reports and exports.
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Dayforce
  • Reporting. It has an extensive report builder with stock reports, ad-hoc reports, and the ability to build your own custom reports.
  • Payroll. The continuous payroll engine makes processing complex payrolls much easier and faster.
  • Forms. The stock forms are a great jumping off point to start creating custom forms that work better for your processes and organization.
  • Documentation. Every module is well documented, and you're always bound to learn something if you read through them properly!
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Cons
Red Wing Software
  • Perhaps include a pop-up description of an button, or a link to the help section details, when you hover over the button for more than 3 seconds.
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Dayforce
  • In payroll, there are sometimes issues with calculating pay when people’s rates change mid-pay period
  • Would love to see an option to assist with building SQL or XML statements in the future (maybe co-pilot AI?)
  • Would love an easy way to store pre-hire documents with candidates that syncs over to their HR profile when hired
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Likelihood to Renew
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
Dayforce
We are highly invested in Ceridian's Dayforce product. It give us the flexibility and scaling that our growing company needs. Its potential reaches beyond the basic HR functions to the decision making that our Management Team needs. Ceridian is always innovating the employee and employee experiences to offer cutting edge options.
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Usability
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
Dayforce
I think it's very usable for the employee. I don't think it is as easy for the HR/PR admins - especially if there is an issue. There are so many setup screens that need to be looked at to try to figure out why payroll isn't calculating properly, hours aren't feeding over correctly, or benefits are not calculating properly. For the most part, they can't do their own troubleshooting. The same is true for the managers. Our managers find it cumbersome to go into make any schedule changes after the schedules have been generated.
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Reliability and Availability
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
Dayforce
We have never experienced a total/unplanned outages that effected our ability to process payroll. However, there are times when the application's speed is significantly effected - and processing a payroll may take up to twice as long as normal.
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Performance
Red Wing Software
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Dayforce
We haven't noticed any slow-down due to the integration of Dayforce WFM with our Ceridian HPL products (HRIS and Payroll). The new HTML view of the timesheets don't load as quickly as the old Silverlight view - however, we have gotten used to the change.
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Support Rating
Red Wing Software
CenterPoint support is excellent! While I have not had to use them frequently, as the program is consistently stable and has few, if any, bugs, the times I have had to reach out to tech support, they have been excellent and have solved our issues quickly. They listen to our explanation of the problems, can dial into our system to see exactly what we're seeing in real time, and have always been able to quickly determine the issue, work out a solution, and help us through the process until we've got everything back in line. They are friendly, courteous, professional, kind and very knowledgeable of their products. This is absolutely one of the best things about CenterPoint - even though we seldom need it, when we do, they are always quick to get us through the issue.
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Dayforce
Most of the time the support is great; it's not always super efficient but I always get the help I need. Occasionally it takes a lot longer than we had hoped or get conflicting responses. We had one ticket recently where we were told we would have to pay the service team to support us on the project and then another person called the next day with the solution to our query and was able to find a solution easily. Generally, though, the response is great and they either walk me though how to do something via a Zoom Meeting or they email step-by-step instructions on how to do it and say if I have questions we can set up a meeting to discuss further.
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In-Person Training
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
Dayforce
Because the training we reviewed at Insights has changed how we use the system everyday. This is a key factor in our training.
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Online Training
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
Dayforce
The online training is very good, there is a wide variety of topics offered and several dates and times. The instructors are very knowledgeable about the subjects they are teaching. There are so many ways to program Dayforce that just the basics seem to be covered in the class.
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Implementation Rating
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
Dayforce
Have a strong internal team. Communicate with your implementation team - they are there to make it work for you. Take the time to really think about how you want the system to work for you - in some cases, you may need to rethink your own business practices to see if you are working harder when the system could do it for you
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Alternatives Considered
Red Wing Software
We selected CenterPoint Payroll because of our dissatisfaction with ADP (and Paychex prior). We wanted a solution that we controlled internally, instead of having to be at the mercy of some huge company that saw us as a tiny fish in a big ocean. We set our company's configuration, add/define all of our own specific settings, profiles, etc. and simply process payroll. We print and sign our own checks, process our own direct deposits directly with our bank, and can handle our own business needs. When we were with ADP and Paychex before, both companies made promises to us that they simply were either unwilling or unable to fulfill. We have saved both time and money by doing our payrolls ourselves with CenterPoint.
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Dayforce
All of the info for Payroll, HR updates, employee updates, Time worked and PTO are in a single application, with a single login, updated in every screen or module in real time. There is no lag in data from screen to screen or from user to user, its almost instant.
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Scalability
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
Dayforce
Overall, we are extremely happy with the Dayforce WFM module. Our biggest pain point is concerning the twice annual software upgrades - which is the only reason I haven't rated them as a '10'. Because every customer is configured differently, the upgrades can sometimes have adverse effects on our current configured policies/rules. And although they roll-out the upgraded version in a test environment several weeks before go-live, not all testing is accurate in that environment. Some issues do not present themselves until you are working with live punches.
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Return on Investment
Red Wing Software
  • CenterPoint Payroll has saved us tens of thousands of dollars from our prior arrangement with ADP, while providing either similar or superior support.
  • Having payroll completely in our control has simplified a LOT of our daily routines - if something needs to be updated or adjusted, we do it ourselves instead of contacting someone at ADP and hoping that they can do it for us, then getting frustrated when they haven't.
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Dayforce
  • Performance Reviews/Comp used to be handled via paper and tracking/reporting was a nightmare - having all of that in the system is so much more efficient and provides huge ROI
  • Our organization used to have big problems with hiring managers going rogue and hiring positions that aren't approved by Finance - we built an approval workflow in the system that triggers before any req is approved which has completely solved this problem
  • Dayforce Wallet has been a huge perk for our employees - it's heavily used and our crew love it
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ScreenShots

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