CenterPoint Payroll vs. HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CenterPoint Payroll
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Red Wing Software headquartered in Minnesota offers a benefits administration and payroll solution, in their software CenterPoint Payroll.N/A
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
The Payroll and Benefits solution from HotSchedules, now powered by Fourth, is built specifically for restaurants and hospitality, and allows users to manage multiple employments, varying pay rates, shift work, variable hours, temporary staff, and PTO. Users may optionally outsource payroll to HotSchedules & Fourth.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CenterPoint PayrollHotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
CenterPoint PayrollHotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
HotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
CenterPoint PayrollHotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CenterPoint PayrollHotSchedules and Fourth Payroll and Benefits
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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HotSchedules and Fourth
Hot Schedules/Labour Productivity has been very useful in helping with sales forecasting, utilizing past data combined with weather and national events; however its allocation of staffing is very generic across a large brand, so not much scope for the software to 'learn' what works well for individual sites - e.g. where one restaurant may need 2 people to cover their peak, another may need 4, to account for things like prep, restaurant layout, etc.
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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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HotSchedules and Fourth
  • Personal Information Storage
  • Forecasting
  • Labour Costing
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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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HotSchedules and Fourth
  • Quicker Sales Data Importing
  • Easier Access to Employee Documents
  • Holiday information on employee end
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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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HotSchedules and Fourth
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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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HotSchedules and Fourth
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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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HotSchedules and Fourth
  • More Accurate Forecasting
  • Better Daily Labour Control
  • Holiday Planning
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