Payroll

Payroll Software

Flexible and Feature Rich…
Powerful, but Affordable…
Easy to Learn and Use

CenterPoint Payroll Software is designed to offer small to medium sized municipalities the tools they need to take control of their payroll without sacrificing their sanity.  It can be used as a standalone package.  Or it can be tightly integrated with CenterPoint Fund Accounting.

Like CenterPoint Fund Accounting, it is available as a Cloud-based subscription service or as a traditionally licensed software system for your LAN.  

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"So quick and simple to use."

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"I cannot say enough good things about CenterPoint Payroll."

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"We complete the payroll process about 40% faster."

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"You can easily get the information you need, right when you need it."

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Top Ratings from CPA Practice Advisor! 4.75 Stars!

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Named to Capterra Top 20 Report!

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Payroll Highlights

Streamline Payroll Processing
Unlimited Employees, Departments
Option to E-file Taxes
Tax Rates for All 50 States
Flexible Time Entry and Processing

Key Features

System Setup and Use
Employee Import ToolImport employee data from a prior payroll application or another application (such as HR software), into CenterPoint Payroll. The import tool eliminates the time to manually enter employee data, along with minimizing data entry errors.
System Setup WizardSet up the software quickly and easily using the New Database Wizard.
Customizable User InterfaceEasily set up the user interface to show those menu selections that you use most often in a Quick List.
Employee Setup

Setting up employees in CenterPoint Payroll is made easy with the ability to copy from existing information. Additional employee information can be set up and stored in the system, such as employee photos, and links to forms such as the resume, W-4, or any form you choose. Unlimited user-definable fields can be set up for tracking any information you decide is necessary for your organization.

FeatureDescription
Employee Import ToolThe Employee Import Tool is used to import employee data from a prior payroll application, or employee information from another application (such as HR software), into CenterPoint Payroll. The import tool eliminates the time to manually enter employee data, along with minimizing data entry errors.
Mass UpdateUpdate all employees at the same time using the mass update function for quick employee maintenance.
Add, Edit, DeleteAdd, edit, delete, and list employee information all from one menu.
Employee PictureLink to an employee photo stored at a location of your choice (separate from your payroll database).
Employment FormsLink to various employment forms (resume, application, W-4, I-9, etc.) at a location of your choice (separate from your payroll database).
User-Defined FieldsUnlimited number of user-definable fields available for tracking any information you decide is needed for each of your employees.
Third-Party Sick PayEmployees receiving third party sick pay can be properly reported on their W-2 forms.
Retirement Pay / Pre-Tax DeductionsEmployees receiving third party sick pay can be properly reported on their W-2 forms.
Paying Employees

Paying your employees becomes an easy process in CenterPoint Payroll! Choose to enter detailed time sheets, or easily enter details by using pay defaults. Pull pay data directly from most time clocks into the CenterPoint system. Select hourly employees separate from hourly employees, bi-weekly versus weekly, and more. Save time by copying previous pay runs and use it as a starting point for a current pay run. You can even have more than one pay run in process at the same time, for example pay runs for separate departments. With CenterPoint Payroll, paying employees becomes a simplified process, making pay day a lot less stressful for you!

FeatureDescription
CenterPoint Time ClockCenterPoint Time Clock enables employees and supervisors to enter time online, from any web-enabled device where the internet is available. Employees and supervisors can manage time entry online, and that information can be imported directly into CenterPoint Payroll.
Time FormatsYou can enter the actual hours worked or you can enter a start and stop time and let the software calculate the actual hours worked based on those times.
Work Group Time SheetsIf you have several employees who are paid for the same work, you can easily select the employees in the group and enter time sheets once and let the software copy the time entries to all selected employees.
Shift DifferentialSystem has unlimited capability to handle various employee shifts and the differential pay associated with those shifts.
Entry MethodsEmployee pay can be entered as totals for the pay period (the most common method) or daily time entries can be made and the software will summarize them for the pay period.
Select Employees to PayEasily select salaried employees separate from hourly employees or select only employees with time clock entries or select only those employees paid bi-weekly versus weekly. Multiple selection criteria available.
Multiple Check RunsYou can have more than one pay run in process at the same time. For example, start entering pay for the next pay period before processing the current payroll.
Copy Previous Pay RunEasily copy a previous pay run and use it as a starting point for a new pay run. This allows you, for example, to very quickly select the same employees paid the previous week.
Salary Time AllocationIf you have salaried employees whose pay you want to allocate to several departments or projects, you can easily do so with the Salary Time Allocation feature.
Vacation / Sick Time CalculationsVery powerful vacation and sick time calculation and tracking is included in the software. Award vacation on a pay period or other basis using years worked or actual hours worked as a criteria for awarding vacation and sick time.
PreviewPreview pay before printing checks.
Check FormatsSeveral different check formats are available for your use including a full size 8.5″ x 11″ check that uses a longer stub letting you see more details regarding your earnings, deductions, and taxes.
Bilingual Check StubsCheck stubs printed in English, another language or both if the two stub check option is selected.
Liability ChecksPrint checks for all liability deductions including; insurance, 401K plans, taxes, etc.
After-the-Fact ChecksEasily enter manual checks.
Bank AccountsDeposit to unlimited bank accounts per employee.
Direct Deposit StubsPrint stubs for direct deposit advice to give employees.
Direct Deposit AdviceThe Publish Pay Advice module provides a secure web site where employees who receive direct deposit, can view an electronic version of their pay advice.
One-Time Paper CheckEasily issue a one-time paper check, instead of a direct deposit check, for bonus or profit sharing purposes.
Bank OptionsYou have the flexibility of choosing the bank you wish to work with.
Direct Deposit Deductions AccountsDeposit funds for employee deductions directly to third party payees, such as HSA or 401K management companies.
General Features
FeatureDescription
UsersUnlimited
Funds & DatabasesUnlimited
HistoryUnlimited
Standalone SoftwareYes, with capability of producing a journal entry for use with an external general ledger software.
General Ledger InterfaceAvailable but not required.
Project TrackingTrack individual employee payroll expense to various projects.
SecurityTrack individual employee payroll expense to various projects.
Data ReliabilityUses latest client/server technology from Microsoft®, ensuring data security and reliability.
RemindersSystem reminders can be set up to alert you when certain processes need to be performed or when taxes are due. (For example, pay your employee medical insurance bills on the 15th of the month or pay your taxes when your Federal Tax Liability account is greater than zero.)
Automatically Receive Product UpdatesOption to have software automatically check for product updates on a regular basis and alert you to their availability.
Built-In Data Backup ProcessesEasily back up your data and keep multiple copies of the backups available in case you need to restore your data.
Tax Calculations for All 50 StatesAll 50 State tax calculations are included as well as unemployment, disability, and some local tax calculations. If your local tax is not included, you can easily add it using the supplied examples.
Employee Pay Setup

CenterPoint Payroll is ideal for employers who need to pay employees in a variety of ways…at different rates during the day or season, or from one job to the next. Each pay check can have a combination of multiple piece work and hourly rates, with work group and project tracking. A wide variety of deduction and earning codes are available to use, or you can set up an unlimited amount of your own codes to pay your employees the way you choose.

FeatureDescription
Deduction CodesSystem comes with pre-defined deduction codes that can be used with no user setup required. Unlimited user-defined deduction codes can be added to the software supplied list.
Modify pre-defined codes to fit your company, or define your own.
Add, edit, delete, and list deductions from one menu.
Deductions can be scheduled to be taken at specific times. For example, a deduction that is taken only on the first and third checks of each month.
Multiple calculation capabilities: one time, percentage, flat amount, etc.
Deduction limits can be set by check, month, quarter, annual or lifetime.
Retirement plans can handle both employee deduction limits and employer deduction limits.
Effective dates (date when the deduction will start to be used) are available so deductions can be set up in advance and take effect at a specified date.
Earning CodesSystem comes with pre-defined earning codes that can be used with no user setup required. Unlimited user-defined earning codes can be added to the software-supplied list.
Modify pre-defined codes to fit your company, or define your own.
Add, edit, delete, and list deductions from one menu.
Add, edit, delete, and list deductions from one menu.
Effective dates (date when the earning will start to be used) are available so earnings can be set up in advance and be available for use on a specified date.
Tax Filing & Forms
FeaturesDescription
Print or e-FileAll of the major Federal tax forms can be printed on plain white paper or eFiled from a single payroll menu selection.
Annual 940 FormPayroll data easily transfers to the annual 940 Form (Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment FUTA Tax Return) where it can be reviewed, edited, and then either printed on plain paper or eFiled.
Quarterly Federal Tax Form 941Payroll data easily transfers to the quarterly 941 Form (Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return) where it can be reviewed, edited, and then either printed on plain paper or eFiled.
Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment ActCenterPoint Payroll lets you take advantage of two tax benefits that are available to employers who hire previously unemployed workers. These tax benefits are part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act. Within employee setup, a field is available to track which employees are eligible for the HIRE Act.
W-2 FormPayroll data easily transfers to the W-2 form where it can be reviewed, edited, and then either printed or eFiled. A complete fulfillment option is available that includes the printing and mailing of the W-2 form to your employees.
W-2 FormsPrint or eFile major 1099 forms including 1099-MISC, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, and 1099-PATR.
Over 200 State Forms AvailableOver 200 State Forms (Tax Deposit, Unemployment and New Hire reports) are available for printing or eFiling. The data for these reports is easily transferred from payroll to the form where it can be reviewed, modified as needed, and then printed on plain white paper ready to submit or eFile.
Complete State and Federal FulfillmentAn option is available for both W-2 and 1099 printing that allows you to eFile the State and Federal information and then have the employee copy of the form printed and mailed to the employee by the same process used for eFiling.
Federal Forms Available for e-FilingW-2, W-3, 1099, 940, 941, 943, 944, 945, I-9.
State Forms Available for e-FilingState Unemployment, State Wage, and New Hire report.

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