Red Wing Software

CenterPoint Accounting

4 / 5 7 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Accounting departments that have outgrown off the "shelf" software. CenterPoint Accounting is a horizontal application that can fit a wide variety of business types.


Average Ratings

7 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Red Wing Software
  • www.redwingsoftware.com
  • Founded 1979
  • United States

About CenterPoint Accounting

Outgrowing your accounting system? Get the features you need to manage your growing business, where basic systems are lacking. Multiple companies, audit trail, customizable reporting, multiple warehouses, and unlimited data capacity are just a few of the features included for those outgrowing a basic accounting system. Comprehensive functionality includes general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, inventory, purchase orders, sales orders, and integrated payroll.


CenterPoint Accounting Features

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cash Management
  • Collections
  • Consolidation / Roll-Up
  • CPA Firms
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Government
  • Multi-Currency
  • Payroll
  • Project Accounting
  • Purchasing
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Spend Management
  • Tax Management
  • Trust Accounting

CenterPoint Accounting Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Don't! Just don't purchase it!

Nov 08, 2017
1/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like when it is not interfered with so that I can operate it as it was designed. When functioning, it gave an overall good picture of our company and was somewhat easy to use.

Cons: After purchasing the Center Point version 9, we used it just fine for a couple years. Red Wing then put a 30 Day Trial on the program to try and get customers to update. We did not need to update, but once the Trial was put on our computer, it TOTALLY messed it up. After calls to the company, they first said that they did not know why the Trial messed it up. They later said it was just something within our computer. After paying hundreds of dollars to a computer company to get it back up and running, the repair company said it was the Trial that messed it all up. I really want to keep others from experiencing the huge mess we have had the last 6 weeks by warning others not to purchase from this company. It would have been so very simple for Red Wing to just send by mail or e-mail notice of a new version without totally infecting the system that we had purchased from them. Each time I called, their answer was just to upgrade.

Vendor Response

by Red Wing Software on November 09, 2017

Pat, I am very sorry to hear about the problems you┬┐ve been having. Red Wing Software never forces users to upgrade to a new version. New versions are made available to customers on a Customer Care Membership Plan. Red Wing Software prides itself on high level personalized customer support with many attractive customer support plans that include support and updates to your software. With ever changing technology, computers are regularly changing and it creates unintended circumstances for older versions of software, and it seems, in this case, a change on your system caused such a circumstance. Of course, we have no way to guarantee old versions of our software will work flawlessly when other changes take place on your system. We value you as a Red Wing Software customer and invite you to call us so we can resolve your issue.

CenterPoint Accounting makes your job easier!

Aug 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The customer service at CenterPoint Accounting is amazing! Your call is answered by a person not a machine and they are friendly and genuinely seem to want to fix whatever issue you are having or answer any questions that you may have. The software is easy to learn and self explanatory.

Cons: I can't think of anything negative regarding the vendor or product. The only suggestion i have is to incorporate a report writing program where users can pull in what information they want to show on a report.

Recommendations to other buyers: I recommend that you talk to them and ask for a product demo so you can make sure it will be a good fit.

Frustrated

Jul 14, 2016
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Still working on manually putting information in, will have to let you know if I ever complete this what the positives are right now just frustrated with the whole thing.

Cons: Redwing has made some drastic changes from what I am use to so I am not sure if there are any positives at this point.

Overall: Migration did not go well, support person handling the migration basically told me that it was my problem I would need to go back thru all of the 10 years plus and figure out what went wrong since it was something in the tables behind the scenes. My Salesperson called to see how it was going and gave me another name in support that could possibly be more help because he didn't want me to just throw in the towel on the whole migration, which I was close to doing.

Recommendations to other buyers: Point out the differences when moving from Turning Point to Center Point. I have gone thru transitions from Dos to Redwing to Turning Point have never had such a hard time with the transitions before now. May be this will be good if I get to the point that I will use the system.

Vendor Response

by Red Wing Software on July 19, 2016

Diane, thank you for your review, and I am very sorry to hear about the data migration issues. I've done a little research and found there was a problem with the data, so the team migrated again with master files only, and they understood the database was clean and ready to move forward with. If you are still experiencing problems, please do call support and we will work with you to get the issues fixed. Thank you. Stephanie Elsen, Red Wing Software

Everyone should use this!

Aug 11, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our previous software was doing away with payroll which put us into high gear on finding another. We thought how nice it would be to have accounting and payroll all in one oppose to two separate. Our boss waited until the last moment in giving us an ok to purchase. Although RedWing was unable to upload our data due to our server, they were very helpful in assisting us with the setup. We absolutely love this program. It is so simple and easy to use. With just a click of the mouse you can filter anything. I am so glad this is a program with accounting and payroll all in one. It makes coming to work more enjoyable and the boss is pleased that we are more efficient. Taking the training classes also helped understand more of this softwares capabilities. RedWing associates are so nice and helpful even when you don't understand, they can remote in and show you then and there. This is a great program that I wish every business used!

Vendor Response

by Red Wing Software on August 11, 2014

Wow, thanks so much Jada for this great review of CenterPoint Accounting Software! Great to hear you were able to make use of our services and all of the features CenterPoint has to offer. We sure appreciate your time to write this review, and we appreciate having you as a customer!

Best software that happened to us

Jun 07, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Very easy to learn, great support team & great training seminars. We went from a system where we had to figure our 6 month financial by hand to one that gave us any kind of report we want.

Cons: I can't think of any cons. Since they upgraded the system to give you an option of closing the whole program or not, I don't have any problems with it.

Overall: I would recommend this system to anyone who is looking for a great dependable accounting system.

CENTER POINT ACCOUNTING REVIEW

May 01, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I LIKE THE DRILL DOWN FEATURE ANE EASE OF CORRECTING TRANSACTIONS. I LIKE THE REPORTING OPTIONS ALSO. YOU CAN CUSTOMIZE EACH REPORT

Cons: YOU HAVE TO HAVE A VENDOR FOR EVERY TRANSACTION

Overall: I RECOMMEND THE SOFTWARE

Centerpoint after using Champion for 16 years

May 01, 2013
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Can have several screens open at once. Being able to check off bills to pay rather than having to type them in. Payroll is easier, quicker. Can pay bills with credit cards much more easily. Drill-down capability makes it easy to edit (couldn't do with Champion).

Cons: Trying to migrate from Champion was a disaster; finally just migrated vendors, customers, and employees, as all the data got corrupted somehow. And it took weeks of trying. Disappointed with "time sheets" in payroll because they don't work with overtime; makes them useless for me. Champion let me print payables journal as of any date; not so in Centerpoint. Too many spots where you can click things to find information, but no such indication on screen; just have to know it. Too many places you have to set defaults for the same thing (such as terms for customer payments). Can't get just a simple check register -- has to include customers.

Overall: It's generally a good program, but needs some tweaking. Some parts of it are absolutely NOT intuitive. Lots of versatility and capacity. Maybe too much capacity for our small office.