CenterPoint Payroll vs. Rippling

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
Rippling
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Rippling gives businesses one place to run HR, IT, and Finance. It brings together all of the workforce systems that are normally scattered across a company, like payroll, expenses, benefits, and computers. This enables users to manage and automate every part of the employee lifecycle in a single system. For example, when onboarding a new employee, Rippling can take a new hire from anywhere in the world and set up their payroll, corporate card, computer, benefits, and even third-party…
$8
starting price per user, per month
Pricing
CenterPoint PayrollRippling
Editions & Modules
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$8.00
starting price per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CenterPoint PayrollRippling
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFor additional pricing details visit the Rippling pricing page.
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Top Pros
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Features
CenterPoint PayrollRippling
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Rippling
8.5
604 Ratings
6% above category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings8.5523 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.01 Ratings8.8544 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings9.1528 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.01 Ratings8.5361 Ratings
Reimbursement management10.01 Ratings8.0299 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.2324 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.0
560 Ratings
2% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.0372 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.1389 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.3452 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings8.3383 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.0472 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.3402 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.3301 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.9
519 Ratings
10% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings9.1496 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings9.0456 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.7312 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.9
642 Ratings
9% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings9.2603 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings9.3631 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.9504 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.2303 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.9426 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Rippling
7.8
234 Ratings
0% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.8234 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.2
265 Ratings
8% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings8.0258 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings8.0242 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings8.6203 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.8
428 Ratings
9% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.8420 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.8300 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.6
165 Ratings
5% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.8140 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.6146 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.2140 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.6144 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.6
195 Ratings
8% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.3170 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.2159 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings9.0167 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings9.1183 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.5149 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Rippling
9.1
152 Ratings
14% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings9.0124 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings9.3133 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings9.2139 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings9.1128 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Rippling
8.7
174 Ratings
11% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings9.2134 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.4128 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings8.9119 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings8.8120 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings8.2123 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.6128 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings9.0157 Ratings
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User Ratings
CenterPoint PayrollRippling
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(684 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(681 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(613 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CenterPoint PayrollRippling
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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Rippling
Rippling is the best payroll provider if you have multiple companies that you want registered together. No other payroll provider we spoke to offered the multi-EIN feature that Rippling provides. We are a small company and Rippling works great for us at our size. I do not know how well the application scales, but I could see the systems being less than ideal for very large companies. Similarly, a very small company many not need all the features that Rippling offers and can get away with a cheaper payroll company. For example, a sole proprietorship with two employees probably should use Gusto or some other option if they need a payroll company, but Rippling would still be a useful service for these companies vs. no payroll company at all. It is just a matter of price.
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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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Rippling
  • Clean UI - there is no ambiguity about what function each button will perform.
  • Very easy to navigate. It is not difficult to find what is being looked for.
  • Single location for multiple functions. This is great for me as there is one central hub for all professional admin matters. Saving me valuable time that I can better spend on more pressing work matters.
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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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Rippling
  • Providing point of contact for different aspects of the program, we have a customer service rep, who is fantastic, but he is the only person I know to reach out to, and he generally has to follow up with me with information on which department/person I need to get in touch with to resolve my question.
  • Their "help" section is a bit difficult to navigate, but I will say the team chat makes up for that particular shortfall.
  • Their pricing is a bit all over the place. Everything is "al a carte," so the costs can add up quickly.
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Likelihood to Renew
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
Rippling
Rippling continues to innovate and amaze me with their new innovations and features. Product feedback is taken seriously so I always give it whenever I can and end up seeing results. Rippling is the new wave of HRIS that cannot compare against others in the industry just due to the fact they are super user friendly!
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Usability
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
Rippling
Rippling stands out with its dependable, transparent, and intuitive platform for HR management. It simplifies tasks like managing team details, payroll, and benefits, making them straightforward and efficient. This user-friendliness has been a game-changer for companies like Noticed, where it streamlined employee onboarding and Open Enrollment. Their features combine to create a positive and stress-free experience for HR professionals and employees alike. Rippling's focus on user-friendliness makes it a clear choice for companies seeking a streamlined and efficient HR solution.
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Reliability and Availability
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
Rippling
I like that the availability in using Rippling at any given time is useful to me. Getting on the site freely when I need gives me security of knowing that I can be in control of viewing health insurance and hours information. I have yet to get any errors in using the Rippling app.
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Performance
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
Rippling
Rippling's performance has been great, no errors or glitches yet so far. I am confident that Going from one page to the next and all its complexity usage does not lag or times out, it works effectively and efficiently. While using Rippling and other apps it does not tend to slow it down, works great. No complaints.
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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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Rippling
The Rippling support team is INCREDIBLE. Their chat bot feature is very robust and if you need a live agent they are quick to hop on and a very helpful and friendly. Whether you need a Zoom call for a screen share or things are complicated and they need to make a support ticket, they will always work with you until you find a solution. VERY helpful! and Onboarding as a company/customer was great too.
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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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Rippling
Proof was much more convoluted and not easy to maneuver. Also all the platforms could not relate to each other and so nothing was streamlined in its approach. Also things seemed to lag and was not very up to date when it needed to be. I feel rippling has simplified their processes
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Scalability
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
Rippling
I can go on here and see all my hours and pto plus health benefits. I like to have the work handbook handy to refer to legal things. How to work my role within it's limits. Being able to put in my hours and view when they are approved is a huge benefit for me.
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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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Rippling
  • The organization of information increased the business efficiency
  • Employee can search for themselves, leaving HR to do the things they need to be productive
  • Access 24/7 thru mobile app allows employee to function when they have the opportunity leaving the normal work hours for other business.
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ScreenShots

Rippling Screenshots

Screenshot of Rippling Dashboard: Employees' home for their payroll, benefits, documents, devices, expenses, and apps.Screenshot of Rippling Payroll: Runs payroll in 90 seconds. Pays employees and contractors around the world. Automatic tax filing.Screenshot of Rippling Benefits Administration: Management of employees' Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, FSA, HSA, and commuter benefits.Screenshot of Rippling Single Sign-On: Employees can access all of their SaaS apps in one click from their Rippling dashboard.Screenshot of Rippling’s Time & Attendance platform integrates with the rest of the product suite so that when employees clock in, their approved hours automatically synced with payroll and accounting systems.Screenshot of Rippling Mobile Device Management: To manage employees' computers and devices 100% remotely.