CenterPoint Payroll vs. PeopleGuru™

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
PeopleGuru™
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
PeopleGuru is a cloud-based Human Capital Management solution designed for mid-market organizations. From recruitment to retirement, PeopleGuru HCM manages the entire employee life cycle. PeopleGuru's single platform, single database, solution includes: HR, Payroll, Benefits Management, Onboarding, Recruiting, Reporting and Analytics, ACA Management, Salary Administration, Performance Management, and Social Collaboration Tools. In addition to PeopleGuru's next generation technology, PeopleGuru…N/A
Pricing
CenterPoint PayrollPeopleGuru™
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CenterPoint PayrollPeopleGuru™
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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CenterPoint PayrollPeopleGuru™
Top Pros
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Features
CenterPoint PayrollPeopleGuru™
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
PeopleGuru™
7.3
12 Ratings
9% below category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings7.712 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.01 Ratings4.78 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings8.211 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.01 Ratings7.610 Ratings
Reimbursement management10.01 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.59 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.6
13 Ratings
17% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings6.512 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings6.211 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.510 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings6.311 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings5.09 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.69 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.4
11 Ratings
23% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings7.111 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings5.711 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings6.39 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
7.8
13 Ratings
4% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings7.813 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.113 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.310 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.16 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings7.59 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.5
5 Ratings
18% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings6.55 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.5
13 Ratings
15% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings6.413 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings6.513 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.66 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
7.3
10 Ratings
8% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.510 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.26 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
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Ratings
PeopleGuru™
7.2
2 Ratings
12% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.4
4 Ratings
21% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings6.63 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings5.94 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings6.63 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
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Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.1
2 Ratings
26% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings5.51 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings6.22 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.7
6 Ratings
15% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings6.55 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings7.65 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings6.33 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings6.44 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings5.95 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings6.45 Ratings
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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
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Score 7.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
CenterPoint PayrollPeopleGuru™
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.2
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(13 ratings)
User Testimonials
CenterPoint PayrollPeopleGuru™
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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PeopleGuru™
I'd say PeopleGuru is well suited for most businesses -- a more significant (200+ employees) company may want to use something with a sleeker design. This provider is willing to work with cannabis businesses, which is unusual for payroll providers now.
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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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PeopleGuru™
  • One system for all human resource functions.
  • Easy ticketing function if you have an issue with the software.
  • Cost effective option.
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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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PeopleGuru™
  • Position change future dating
  • Timecard reporting including approval (multiple reports to show timecard with approval)
  • W2 Reconciliation Reports (had to calculate wages to verify accuracy)
  • Benefit Plan effective dating & how it affects the deduction effective dating (results in payroll errors if not careful)
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Likelihood to Renew
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
PeopleGuru™
The software is cost-effective and exceeds our needs compared to the previous software.
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Usability
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
PeopleGuru™
The software is intuitive and user friendly.
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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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PeopleGuru™
The customer service is great for the most part. There are a few issues with tax filings but overall I am pleased with the customer service provided by PeopleGuru.
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Online Training
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
PeopleGuru™
The trainer was difficult to understand.
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Implementation Rating
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
PeopleGuru™
The implementation process was cumbersome and stressful. It took an extremely long time to complete this process. We had to learn a lot on the fly because this was the first implementation for all of us. The process would have been a lot easier if there was a third party that could assist with a lot of the work required to transfer and verify data.
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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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PeopleGuru™
PeopleGuru is better than other cannabis-friendly payroll systems, like CheckWriters or MyPaperlessOffice (companies so small they were not available in your dropdown). It is not as good as bigger companies that are not cannabis-friendly, like ADP or Paylocity. ADP is super expensive but given the choice I would be with Paylocity over PeopleGuru.
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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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PeopleGuru™
  • Less platforms that need to be managed or maintained
  • Less platforms to pay monthly or annual fees for
  • More costly than Gusto
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ScreenShots

PeopleGuru™ Screenshots

Screenshot of A single employee profile panel stores all employee data including personal documents, PTO requests, banking, skills, certifications, and awards.Screenshot of PeopleGuru HCM is delivered with client defined dashboards which can be configured and controlled by an employee and/or administrator to improve the employee experience and drive user adoption. All dashboards can be exported to Excel.Screenshot of A user experience designed to help employees select the right benefits for themselves, family members, and dependents.Screenshot of The Employee Master, which can be used to manage a large, dynamic workforce. Filter by different locations, departments, or other various structures.Screenshot of the employee portal, available either via mobile or self-service, where employees have access to their pay stubs, W-2s, compensation statements, and PTO management.Screenshot of PeopleGuru's Daily Feed- communication platform to engage, reward, recognize, and collaborate with people. With the Daily Feed, employees can communicate with work groups, use direct private messaging, and publish posts for their peers.