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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

Priority AccountEdge

If you are handling a large client list, and are selling services, it is dead easy. If you are managing/selling a physical inventory, it seems like it has great options to do that quite well (disclaimer, I do not use those functions, but I have paid attention as that functionality was built into the software). If you want to link your bank account to a bookkeeping platform, this is not the software for you (at least so far).
Dan Workman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

CenterPoint Payroll
10.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Pay calculation
CenterPoint Payroll
10.0
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Benefit plan administration
CenterPoint Payroll
10.0
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Direct deposit files
CenterPoint Payroll
10.0
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
CenterPoint Payroll
10.0
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Reimbursement management
CenterPoint Payroll
10.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.1

Security

CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Role-based user permissions
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.4
Dashboards
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.3
Standard reports
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Custom reports
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.7
Accounts payable
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Accounts receivable
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Cash management
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.1
Bank reconciliation
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.6
Expense management
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.5
Time tracking
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.8
Multi-currency support
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Multi-division support
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
9.1
Regulations compliance
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Electronic tax filing
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
5.0
Self-service portal
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
2.7

Inventory Management

CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Inventory tracking
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Automatic reordering
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Location management
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Manufacturing module
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.0

Order Management

CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Pricing
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Order entry
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Credit card processing
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Cost of goods sold
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
6.9

Customization

CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Plug-ins
CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.0

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

Priority AccountEdge

  • AccountEdge has a robust report menu that allows a user to slice and dice data for analysis. Report on projects for the life of the project across fiscal years. Report on different departments with segregated income statements.
  • For users who want to run payroll in house that is easily done through the payroll module. Print physical checks or direct deposit to employee's account, process payroll taxes and file year end W2s.
  • My personal favorites are time billing and retainers. As a service based business I can at my fingertips review how much money a client has on deposit with me and how much of that will be billed out at the end of the month. The integration with AccountEdge Mobile rounds it all out with being able to log my time on-site.
  • Last but not least AccountEdge Mobile in general, as the companion app for the desktop software is invaluable. My heaviest use is the spend money feature. Excellent for logging travel receipts & cash expenses while they are fresh on the brain. Really cuts back the data entry at the end of a trip and trying to recall what something may have been for.
joAnn Ortiz | 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

Priority AccountEdge

  • My biggest frustration, and one that I've mentioned to Acclivity for many years, is that it only permits opening nine windows at a time (plus the home window). I hit that limit almost daily, and then I have to decide what do I close so I can complete the transaction that needed the "9th" window.
  • The Accounts section includes two quick reports, "Analyze Profit and Loss" and "Analyze Balance Sheet. These can be filtered for the current month or any prior month in the current fiscal year. And that's fine most of the year, but at the beginning of the next year, when I haven't yet started the new fiscal year, these only go to December of the prior year. The regular reports for these can select "next year;" why can't these?
  • It would be helpful if the journal entry number would have one or two additional digits available. For example, when I am entering journal entries for a client, I would like to use a number such as CPA2014001, CPA2014002, etc. to distinguish what I enter from the "automatic" entries that AccountEdge does. But that's one more digit than AccountEdge allows, so if I had over 100 adjustments, I would run out of entry numbers.
Thomas Healy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CenterPoint Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 8.8
Based on 10 answers
Without a doubt, when you need to do accounting use the program that will get the job done in the least amount of time with the least amount of errors. Once you are using a program that works you stay with it year after year and you will find yourself even excited about the updates
Sharon L. Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CenterPoint Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 8.2
Based on 2 answers
AccountEdge Pro & Basic is laid out in easy to use centers which compartmentalize a users needs based on departments. Along with that one can set up recurring transactions for things that repeat daily through annually and anything in between. You can set a preference for automatic posting or a user specific reminder to post the action
joAnn Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

CenterPoint Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 9.1
Based on 1 answer
One of the finer advantages of desktop software, it's always available. AccountEdge doesn't suffer from outages or sluggish internet like web based applications do. It's always there when you power on your device!
joAnn Ortiz | 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

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 5.5
Based on 2 answers
Rarely do we get support due to it costing money. Sell us on a Monthly service, bump up your CRM and Marketing and AccountEdge could easily be getting $2k/ month from us.
Jeremy Doyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CenterPoint Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 7.0
Based on 1 answer
unfortunately no.
Jeremy Doyle | 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

Priority AccountEdge

For Mac enthusiasts, AccountEdge is the complete installed software solution for small to medium-sized businesses, as it has so many capabilities that QuickBooks for Mac lacks. However, it holds your hand less than QuickBooks for Mac does, so you ought to know what your are doing in keeping business books properly. If your needs are simple, QuickBooks for Mac may be a better solution. QuickBooks Online and Xero are excellent cloud accounting solutions that can be used on the Mac equally well as on Windows. QuickBooks Online offers a similar set of features as QuickBooks for Mac, with the addition of anywhere, anytime access. Xero is a great basic accounting solution in the cloud that can also be used equally well on Macs and WIndows, and offers endless customization and flexibility through its extensive third-party app integration for almost any need.
Brent Blackburn | 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

Priority AccountEdge

  • Increased employee efficiency - Time is no longer spent switching between programs because all of the information can be found in one place.
  • Customer service has also improved because employees find the program much easier to use, even at the point of sale.
  • Better record keeping - AccountEdge has a very simple invoicing application that allows us to keep track of and balance our accounts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

CenterPoint Payroll

Pricing Details

CenterPoint Payroll

General

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

Priority AccountEdge

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CenterPoint Payroll
10.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.8

Usability

CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.2

Reliability and Availability

CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
9.1

Support Rating

CenterPoint Payroll
10.0
Priority AccountEdge
5.5

Implementation Rating

CenterPoint Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.0

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