CenterPoint Payroll vs. Iris HR Software

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
Iris HR Software
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
Iris HR Software (formerly Octopus HR, acquired by Iris Software Group April 2016) is an HR suite.
$1.50
Per User Per Month
Pricing
CenterPoint PayrollIris HR Software
Editions & Modules
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Basic
$1.50
Per User Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CenterPoint PayrollIris HR Software
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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CenterPoint PayrollIris HR Software
Top Pros
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Features
CenterPoint PayrollIris HR Software
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Iris HR Software
8.0
1 Ratings
0% below category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Iris HR Software
8.0
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Iris HR Software
8.0
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Iris HR Software
8.3
1 Ratings
2% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Iris HR Software
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Iris HR Software
8.0
1 Ratings
0% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Iris HR Software
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Iris HR Software
8.0
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Iris HR Software
8.0
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Iris HR Software
8.0
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
CenterPoint PayrollIris HR Software
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CenterPoint PayrollIris HR Software
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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IRIS Software Group
Our staff is kept updated with more company policies and we are able to track their holiday and sick days much better. The help and support of their contact support are super good. They reply super fast and are very kind. Also, their sales department isn't pushy like other services they are very knowledgeable and kind.
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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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IRIS Software Group
  • It's simple. I really appreciate that the layout of Octopus HR isn't something I have to question. I know where to look for something because it's clearly labeled, that's more than I can say for a lot of other HR systems I've seen.
  • Support. If I ever have a question about setting something up, or if something goes wrong, they're always on top of it. For instance, I had no idea how to set up employee photos on our accounts. I tweeted them and they responded right away, I'm based in LA and they're a UK company, I was impressed that they were able to respond right away. They make sure their customers are taken care of.
  • Great self guide. If there's ever an ordinary question I need answered their "Octopus Guide" is very thorough and walks you through everything.
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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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IRIS Software Group
  • It can take some effort to understand
  • Perhaps the price can go down a bit
  • Menu layout
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Likelihood to Renew
Red Wing Software
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IRIS Software Group
Employees don't complain about it! If anything they've commented on how nice of a tool it is to have.
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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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IRIS Software Group
No answers on this topic
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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IRIS Software Group
I would say the pricing is good but it could be better. Also, the customer service is amazing they do such a great job and you can tell they know what they are doing. Visually it is very easy to use and looks very professional. It is a quick set up and they do their best to give you what you want and need.
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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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IRIS Software Group
  • Employee efficiency. There's never a question of who I request my time off with. The program sets up line managers who take in all the requests.
  • Less wasted time. Contact info and photo are very visible and easily accessed.
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