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A payroll program designed by Red Wing Software for startups and small organizations.

About CenterPoint Payroll

CenterPoint Payroll Software

Whether you are currently outsourcing your payroll or using another payroll program, CenterPoint Payroll can help you gain better control of your payroll and also save you money and valuable payroll processing time.

Some of the payroll processing tools that set this software apart from the competition:

  • Complete tax filing options, including electronic filing.
  • Use as a standalone payroll program or with your general ledger (or Red Wing Software's).
  • Unlimited earning and deduction codes.
  • Unlimited number of users, companies, and databases, allowing for growth.
  • Company and menu-level security.
  • Direct deposit using your choice of bank.
  • Flexible time entry options.
  • Flexible training options including Web-training, on-site training, or classroom style training.
  • Standard reports with the ability to easily customize and save them in a favorites file.
  • Time Clock import from virtually any time clock.
  • After the fact payroll.
  • Excellent service with guaranteed response times and technicians who know payroll.
  • CenterPoint Payroll can grow with virtually any company with its many unlimited features, included unlimited employees, companies, earning and deduction codes and more.

CenterPoint Payroll is available as both a locally installed program or via a cloud deployment.

We're Here for You!

At Red Wing Software, customer care is our top priority. We offer online CenterPoint demonstrations. These live, free, one-hour online demonstrations will give you an introduction to CenterPoint Accounting software, and you can see first-hand the benefits of implementing them into your operation.

Check Designer

The check designer module works with both the Accounts Payable and Payroll check printing.

  • Modify a check stub
  • Modify a check and incorporate a logo
  • Print MICR coding on a check (works with blank check stock)
  • Print up to two signatures on a check.

Custom User Interface

Easily set up a user interface to show only those menu selections you use most often in a ýQuick Listý, saving significant time.

Direct Deposit

CenterPoint Payroll's direct deposit allows you to pay some or all employees via direct deposit, to an unlimited number of accounts. You can also file with your own bank, as compared with other systems requiring you to use their costly direct deposit service, potentially saving your company thousands of dollars per year.

Employee Pay Setup

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

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 company.

Paying Employees

Paying your employees becomes an easy process in CenterPoint Payroll! Choose to enter detailed timesheets, 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 salaried 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 payday a lot less stressful for you!

Payroll Tax Filing

All State and Federal tax reports are included in CenterPoint Payroll, so there is no need to check and see which states are included. You can also set up your local taxes in the system.

The system generates tax reports, and you choose whether to:

  • Print forms on blank paper, file and distribute yourself.
  • File forms electronically, directly from the system.
  • Have forms printed, filed, and distributed for you directly from the system.


Company level and menu-level security.

Time Entry

Choose to enter pay from timesheets, pull hours directly from your time clock, or set up and use payroll defaults, making pay entry automatic for each pay run. You can enter pay for salaried and hourly employees separately, or even copy pay from previous pay runs.

Training/Certification Tracking

Keep track of training and certifications earned by employees with the Employee Certification Tracking option. Track training completion and expiration dates as well as additional notes. All training and certification information is tracked within the "Education" tab for each employee.

Product Overview

Market Focus

Ratio of reviewers by organization size.

Industry Focus

Ratio of reviewers by sector.

Professional Services
Finance & Insurance
Other Industries:
  • Health Care (6%)
  • Real Estate (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Distribution (4%)

User Reviews of CenterPoint Payroll

Submitted on March 2nd, 2023 by an anonymous CenterPoint Payroll user.

Love it would not use another payroll and it does everything you need. Will save you money and no need to use outside service payroll company

The Good…

It does everything you need, payroll, direct deposit, qrtly reports and W2’s and is user friendly and efficient

The Bad…

Would be nice if you could archive old employees that is no longer with the company

Submitted on November 3rd, 2020 by a CenterPoint Payroll user from Bexley Brothers, Inc.

CP Payroll is very easy to use. Advertised to be able to reprint a check; however, not possible. Have to void the check and re-do the payroll

The Good…

Being able to copy previous payroll

The Bad…

If making an error have to void the entire payroll and start over.

Submitted on February 13th, 2019 by Roxanne Steffl Steffl Drilling & Pump Inc from Steffl Drilling & Pump Inc

I have been in business for 40 years using the Red Wing Products. CPPR is a great Payroll program and the support at Redwing has been wonderful. I have just recently out sourced my payroll as I am going into retirement mode and seeing what I had and what I am going to has been an eye opener.

The Good…

I like everything except I have learned not to be the “tester” when the new PR versions come out I try to wait a bit and hope the first bugs (if any) are dealt with before I download it.

The Bad…

Maybe just me but I really struggled with the set up of the ex: child support and the pretax set ups. Seems so confusing back in that section

Submitted on February 5th, 2019 by Lois Schram from West

I am a NEW user so I can’t give it 5 stars yet. There is so much I don’t understand but I’m learning.

The Good…

First of all, I must tell you that Mark is WONDERFUL and so patient with me, I wish that I could meet him in person. I have been calling him once a week and probably should again today but I am going to try and solve my problem.

The Bad…

I don’t understand the filters at all. For some reason, I can’t get reports out properly . I’ve wasted so much paper getting only a heading on the page and no report. It’s me, I know, but it is annoying.

Submitted on February 5th, 2019 by Dana Hilton

I have been impressed with the reporting capabilities. I really like the ability to create a report with so many options and possibilites. The other impressive part is the support. The support staff is quick to respond knowledgeable and provide answers beyond the text book statement.

The Good…

Support staff

The Bad…

I would like to be able to have a “template” payroll. Majority of our weeks payroll entry, deduction are the same. The only difference is the hours many vary.