CenterPoint Payroll vs. SmartLinx Solutions

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CenterPoint Payroll
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Red Wing Software headquartered in Minnesota offers a benefits administration and payroll solution, in their software CenterPoint Payroll.N/A
SmartLinx Solutions
Score 3.8 out of 10
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SmartLinx Solutions offers a workforce management suite that includes applicant tracking, staff schedule optimization, time and attendance, human resources, payroll, employee self-service, business analytics, licensing and training management, ACA compliance management, mobility, and time clocks, offered with direct access for management and their teams. According to the vendor, 3,400 workplaces use SmartLinx to manage, monitor and optimize their people, resources and costs.N/A
Pricing
CenterPoint PayrollSmartLinx Solutions
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CenterPoint PayrollSmartLinx Solutions
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
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Community Pulse
CenterPoint PayrollSmartLinx Solutions
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Features
CenterPoint PayrollSmartLinx Solutions
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
SmartLinx Solutions
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Ratings
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
CenterPoint PayrollSmartLinx Solutions
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
CenterPoint PayrollSmartLinx Solutions
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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SmartLinx Solutions LLC.
For an organization like ours, with staff at many different locations, it is extremely helpful. It also creates standardized workflows in all locations. Because the program is widely adopted, it is very helpful in that the training programs we have developed can be deployed at new locations. It is also helpful for different departments.
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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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SmartLinx Solutions LLC.
  • Remote time management
  • Accuracy of reporting
  • Ability to use over the web/smartphone
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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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SmartLinx Solutions LLC.
  • Dependent on security/firewalls
  • Requires training
  • Requires manual review at month end
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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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SmartLinx Solutions LLC.
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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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SmartLinx Solutions LLC.
UKG is a beast. I feel like it is meant for organizations with 1000 employees or more instead of a few hundred. SmartLinx Solutions is a bit more down-to-earth.
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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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SmartLinx Solutions LLC.
  • Accuracy of reporting
  • Accuracy of invoicing
  • No worries on billable hours being missed
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