CenterPoint Payroll vs. Workday Human Capital Management

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
Workday HCM
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Workday Human Capital Management is built as a cloud-based system with global consistency in user experience. Workday HCM is part of a broader system with other Workday products.
$100
per year per user
Pricing
CenterPoint PayrollWorkday Human Capital Management
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CenterPoint PayrollWorkday HCM
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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CenterPoint PayrollWorkday Human Capital Management
Top Pros
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Features
CenterPoint PayrollWorkday Human Capital Management
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
79 Ratings
0% below category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings7.667 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.01 Ratings7.462 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings7.768 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.01 Ratings8.365 Ratings
Reimbursement management10.01 Ratings8.542 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.855 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.617 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.9
95 Ratings
0% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.380 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.090 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.892 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings8.387 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.686 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.283 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.458 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
73 Ratings
0% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.472 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.172 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.858 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
93 Ratings
0% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.682 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.491 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.572 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.757 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.682 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.4
25 Ratings
5% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.425 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
78 Ratings
5% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings8.474 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings8.176 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.464 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
56 Ratings
2% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.252 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.352 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
60 Ratings
2% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.250 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.259 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.451 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.158 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.5
63 Ratings
6% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.562 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.254 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings8.358 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.758 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.651 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.5
39 Ratings
6% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.234 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.135 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.637 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.036 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
CenterPoint Payroll
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
47 Ratings
5% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.244 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.538 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings8.433 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings8.739 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.538 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.939 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.443 Ratings
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 7.2 out of 10
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Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
CenterPoint PayrollWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(107 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(13 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(8 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(22 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(6 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CenterPoint PayrollWorkday Human Capital Management
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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Workday
Workday human capital management is well suited for organizations to manage their employee records. It is also well suited for managing the employee's salary details, also the details of past salary changes, promotions, etc. It has options to keep track of employees' goals for the year, where they can keep track of their progress, and also managers can view the progress or share feedback. This is very helpful for tracking career progress and providing feedback. Other options, like training assigned to employees, can also be seen in Workday; users will get alerts by email for any new assignments or due assignments, etc.
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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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Workday
  • Groups employees in management hierarchies and creates Org Charts that are easy to navigate and allow for visualizing management chains regardless of employee locations
  • Intuitive and easy to use. The Workday search functionality works very much like Google; one can search for anything that they have access to in the database and drill down into the various details. All information is connected through hyperlinks and users can easily keep digging into the details for as far as their security access would take them.
  • Tasks such as to do, review or approve items are sent to the user's Workday Inbox, very much resembling email. Notifications about outstanding "to do" items are also sent to each the user's work email address on a daily basis.
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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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Workday
  • The web interface is awful
  • Terrible, terrible, UI. No modern features like auto-save. I can't count the times I have lost work.
  • Their UX team (if it even exists) must be aliens, because I can't see how humans would have come up with the UI conventions they have.
  • Who creates a website application where you can't open stuff in multiple browser windows and tabs easily?
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Likelihood to Renew
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
Workday
It is work to make one system the source of truth for our data, but now that it is done, there is less work involved in staying on this path. This means for us that maintaining and/or implementing new modules like performance, finance, talent, etc. is simple. It's a no-brainer
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Usability
Red Wing Software
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Workday
Workday's on a great path in terms of user experience. Their goals is to deliver a use experience that doesn't require training or instruction, like Amazon on the consumer side for example. That's hard to do when you're talking about complex business processes and important and sensitive employee information, but they're doing it well
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Reliability and Availability
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
Workday
In 2014, Workday has changed the update process. There will be two updates a year; the updates will be delivered to customers typically in a 24 hour window during these two weekends a year. They also keep the Community up-to-date about any planned outages, etc. There is weekly scheduled downtime on Friday night.
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Performance
Red Wing Software
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Workday
From my perspective, the system runs like a well oiled machine and I have not had any issues with customers complaining about speed. If a report is taking long to run, the report can run in the background and you can go about your business. For larger enterprises, there is additional space and machines to process the application in what Workday refers to it as Extended Configuration Tenant
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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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Workday
Workday is still learning about the needs of higher education. I have seen rapid improvement in support and knowledge over the last year so am confident this will continue to improve. Overall however, I have found the Support Team to be extremely responsive and Workday offers the advantage of having support across several timezones so that we never wait more than a few hours for a response.
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In-Person Training
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
Workday
Some training is offered online. Cost is per-person. This also gets quite expensive. Training doesn’t follow a logical path A to B. Starts in middle. When you try to do it afterwards at your desk, difficult.
• Training scenarios are not very real
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Online Training
Red Wing Software
No answers on this topic
Workday
I have done for report writing and mass imports (EIBs). They give materials and you run through examples, i.e. you don’t just watch them do tasks, so that is helpful. Training is expensive – a single reporting writing class is $600 per person for virtual training
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Implementation Rating
Red Wing Software
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Workday
It was implemented before my joining the company. At my last company, we used Workday professional services.

Based upon my experience at my last company, I would rate the implementation experience an 8/10. There are different ways to set things up and we had different people telling us different things. It set us back a couple of times.

Regarding configuration advice, we could set things up where every manager has supervisory organizations, or have it financially based i.e. aligned to cost center/department. We chose the individual manager path and I think we should have chosen a department route. Going down the individual manager path, to maintain the information, we have to inactivate a supervisory org whenever a manager changes/leaves.
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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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Workday
Unfortunately, I do not recall the brands of the other human capital management software programs or tools I used at my current company or workplaces prior. I do think that is a testament to Workday with its strong branding and compelling features. I was not part of the selection process of Workday but have enjoyed my experience.
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Scalability
Red Wing Software
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Workday
Workday has released Financials and is continuing to develop it's Human Capital Management footprint with the addition of Workday Recruiting. I think customers will find that is easy to add on additional functionality in the system. Workday does make it easy for customers to make changes without relying on IT resources. The Business Process framework is a visual tool that allows functional resources to make changes and see the flow of the transaction
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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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Workday
  • Positive ROI, we were one of the first organizations that went with Workday HCM, and we received numerous discounts. Cloud systems are the way to go and we feel the system is stable for our growing work force.
  • The user conferences have been helpful to network and learn more deepness in the modules and functionality.
  • Right off the bat, our implementation costs were lower than budgeted and we had less 'billing' surprises.
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