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Feature Set Ratings

  • CenterPoint Payroll ranks higher in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Payroll Management

10.0

CenterPoint Payroll

100%
8.3

Patriot Software

83%
CenterPoint Payroll ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pay calculation

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.4
94%
15 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Direct deposit files

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
11 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
13 Ratings

Reimbursement management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
6 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
5 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • CenterPoint Payroll is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

CenterPoint Payroll

100%
1 Rating
9.3

Patriot Software

93%
20 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

CenterPoint Payroll

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Patriot Software

90%
1 Rating

Usability

CenterPoint Payroll

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2

Patriot Software

92%
10 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

CenterPoint Payroll

100%
2 Ratings
9.1

Patriot Software

91%
10 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

CenterPoint Payroll

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Patriot Software

Patriot PAY is well-suited to a company that has a 10-day window between the end of the pay period and the payday. The company size makes very little difference and it is easy to use for any company. It is also very progressive in development and improvement. If a company has a small window for turn-around, but fairly consistent payroll amounts (such as a lot of salary workers), Patriot PAY might also be a good fit for them.

Companies with tight turn-around times or payrolls that vary significantly in direct deposit amounts might have difficulty using Patriot PAY.
Jake Douglas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CenterPoint Payroll

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Patriot Software

  • It is simple, intuitive and straightforward in its design. Someone with little experience with roles in human resources roles, bookkeeping or payroll can quickly learn how to set-up the software and run payroll regularly by reading through the support portion of the site, or by contacting the helpful staff at Patriot. Patriot staff have walked me through issues or guided me on the phone as I learned how to use a function of the software.
  • Patriot provides comprehensive quarterly tax filing records, including 941s, state unemployment compensation tax payments, state employer's tax and local employer's tax filings. You can also generate payroll or tax deposit reports over a specific time period or per employee.
  • The support and FAQ pages available on Patriot are very practical and written in an easy to understand manner. Using the information provided there, I was able to properly set up new employees according to local and state filing requirements.
Shannon Bronico | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CenterPoint Payroll

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Patriot Software

  • Connecting with outside software - we have an issue of Patriot not recognizing donors when connected to other websites when all the information is the same minus a middle initial
  • Giving an error page when something small is off. Instead of giving an easy to fix error notification, Patriot brings the user to an error page and they have to reenter everything.
  • Fixing dates easily. If a date is entered incorrectly, 8/13/21 instead of 2021, an error pop up appears but the user has to click enter/okay many times or refresh the page in order to fix this issue.
  • Enter vs Tab key - Patriot loves the tab key but if the user clicks enter instead, many times it brings them to the home page.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CenterPoint Payroll

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

CenterPoint Payroll Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Patriot Software

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$10 per month

Patriot Software Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic Payroll$10/mo + $4 per employee/contractor
Full Service Payroll$30/mo + $4 per employee/contractor
Accounting Basic$15/mo (unlimited use)
Accounting Premium$25/mo (unlimited use)
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details
Patriot Software has two payroll options to choose from: Basic Payroll, and Full Service payroll software. Both start with a simple three-step payroll process. With the Full Service Payroll, Patriot will collect, deposit, and file your federal, state, and local payroll taxes on your behalf. With full-service payroll, your end-of-the-year payroll tax filing is included at no extra charge! Print W2s on 8 x 1/2 x 11 plain white office paper to hand to your employees, or post to the free employee portal. Also, we offer free direct deposit.

Likelihood to Renew

CenterPoint Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Patriot Software

Patriot Software 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It works well because it is cheap for us.
Michael Krieger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CenterPoint Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Patriot Software

Patriot Software 9.2
Based on 10 answers
I think it is great once things are setup as for general user looking to look for simple things like a copy of a paystub or a current pay rate for an employee. However, to find specialized things like a state withholding number or payroll integration settings those do require a bit more digging to find or possibly a call to customer service for help.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CenterPoint Payroll

CenterPoint Payroll 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Patriot Software

Patriot Software 9.1
Based on 10 answers
Generally speaking it is pretty good that when I need to call somebody up for a payroll question I can generally within five minutes get somebody on the phone and they can help me resolve the problem or specify where specifically I need to go or contact to find my answers. However, that being said, for my specific situation as a partner my assigned contact has not always been very responsive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CenterPoint Payroll

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Patriot Software

I briefly used Intuit Online Payroll, and it was expensive, had no support, and was very frustrating to use.I also used 3 local tax companies for payroll - they were extremely expensive and messed up all of the time. Their employee turnover was very annoying (and it seemed to happen every other month) and each employee did things differently. When I let one of my employees go, the last company paid them after termination (2 weeks of salary), and had to get into a legal battle because the employee would not give the money back.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CenterPoint Payroll

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Patriot Software

  • It boosts my time available for client-facing activities by not having to spend as much time processing payroll.
  • It helps me deliver accurate reports to my CPA at tax time regarding employee wages and employer taxes.
  • Through the online portal, I can easily track year-to-date taxes my company has paid.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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