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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Payroll Relief

Payroll Relief can be customized to work for just about any business. Electronic tax payment and e-filing services are not available in all states so the system may be less appropriate in jurisdictions where there is a lack of automation on the back-end. This lack of automation can be overcome by a payroll processing provider that has good internal processes and an understanding of how to handle their clients' filings/payments directly with these unsupported states
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

If you're a freelancer or running a very small business where you do your own bookkeeping I think this is a great option, especially if you're familiar with accounting and bookkeeping in general. If you're not so familiar with bookkeeping, I would say that the learning curve is too steep and you might want to look elsewhere for a more intuitive solution
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Payroll Relief
8.7
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Pay calculation
Payroll Relief
7.3
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.9
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Payroll Relief
9.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Direct deposit files
Payroll Relief
9.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
Payroll Relief
9.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.7
Reimbursement management
Payroll Relief
9.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Benefit plan administration
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.6

Customization

Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
API for custom integration
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.3
Plug-ins
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.1

Security

Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Single sign-on capability
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
Role-based user permissions
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5

Reporting & Analytics

Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Dashboards
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
Standard reports
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.7
Custom reports
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Accounts payable
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.1
Accounts receivable
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.1
Cash management
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.7
Bank reconciliation
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.8
Expense management
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Time tracking
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Fixed asset management
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.9
Multi-currency support
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Multi-division support
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
4.3
Regulations compliance
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Electronic tax filing
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
Self-service portal
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.3
Global Financial Support
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Intercompany Accounting
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0
Localizations
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.9
Journals and Reconciliations
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.7
Enterprise Accounting
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Configurable Accounting
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Centralized Rules Framework
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.2
Standardized Processes
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4

Inventory Management

Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Inventory tracking
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.1
Automatic reordering
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.7
Location management
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Manufacturing module
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0

Order Management

Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Pricing
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.2
Order entry
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.7
Credit card processing
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.9
Cost of goods sold
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Order Orchestration
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.7
End-to-end order visibility
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.6
Order exception Resolution
Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.6

Pros

Payroll Relief

  • Payroll entry and approval is simple
  • The system supports unlimited pay types so it is easy to customize the system for our clients
  • The system automates the filing of most tax forms and W-2s
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • The program is very easy to learn, the interface is incredibly user-friendly and there are tons of free resources and tutorials available
  • It makes managing payroll really easy for the employee and accountant on staff. No more lost time sheets or late paychecks!
  • Managing bills and paying them has become streamlined and it's great having everything in one place so we don't lose track of things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Payroll Relief

  • The site navigation can be confusing.
  • The system lacks HR functionality. There is no automated employee onboarding option. PTO can be tracked but there is no way for employees to request time off from their employee portal.
  • Payroll processors do not get a dashboard showing a list of payrolls that are scheduled to be processed each day like some other systems do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • The #1 complaint is that setting it up right is a challenge. People waste time trying to figure it out only to realize that they don't know accounting so of course they don't know how an accounting program should be set up. Like any time you are in over your head, reach out to your network and find someone who can log onto your computer and walk you through it.
  • If you need to track the cost of wages to jobs you can't do it with the online payroll, but check for yourself because it's a function that landscaping companies and construction businesses usually need, so maybe they have added it by now. That would really help!
  • It's premise-based software and that means you take on the role of hardware admin, and it's a lot of work for what is increasingly becoming a smaller gap in the functionality between QuickBooks for Mac and QuickBooks Online.
  • QuickBooks for Mac 2015 has been updated consistently over the last 3 years and continues to provide for the bookkeeping needs of small companies using Macs in their offices. However, it has limited job costing functionality. It is similar in functionality to the 2010 version of QuickBooksPro which runs on Windows.
Shelly Robbins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Payroll Relief

No score
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QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 8.0
Based on 9 answers
I haven't spent that much time with the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac, but I think I'm seeing it make the much-needed improvements. For example, something as simple as undoing the previous reconciliation was a terrible chore, and I'm glad that feature has been included in the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac
Spencer Judd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Payroll Relief

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 8.0
Based on 3 answers
The Mac version is OK overall. I find the Windows versions to be much more robust but Mac is quite good for Mac users. Though I think die hard Mac users should consider QuickBooks Online instead as there is a new QB for Mac app that makes using QBO much better!
Robyn Smithson, CB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Payroll Relief

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've been using the QuickBooks online version for a little over 6 months now (upgraded from Mac desktop) and I haven't had any access issues. There have been times when it was down for service/upgrade however there is always plenty of notification time given by the Quick Books Online Support team. These upgrade maintenance time frames are always over night hours and on the weekends so everything can be worked around very easily.
Ann Shallcross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Payroll Relief

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the support level I get is probably not what the average user gets
Robyn Smithson, CB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Payroll Relief

Payroll relief is more customizable and easier to use than some other systems we have reviewed. The fee structure is better suited for our client base as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

I love using Quickbooks compared to other software we've tried. QuickBooks Online and TSheets interface. Customer service and problem resolution are generally excellent, with well-trained and proficient agents taking calls or on chat. Ease of use and accessibility via the mobile app. Great courses were available to help with learning the basics and some advanced accounting background. I love learning! Online accessibility - it can work anywhere with an internet connection. Linking to bank and credit card accounts is handy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Payroll Relief

  • We can process a large number of payrolls with a relatively small staff.
  • Payroll relief is simple to sell and support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • The ROI was good for when we were a smaller company because it is a lot cheaper than other more sophisticated programs.
  • The negative impact is that it caused a lot of extra manual entering and data entry that too often resulted in mistakes.
Luke O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Payroll Relief

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Payroll Relief Editions & Modules

Edition
First Year Cost$14951
Pay per Paycheck (after first year)$20001
Pay per Payroll$356.951
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Payroll Relief
8.2
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0

Usability

Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.0

Support Rating

Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0

Implementation Rating

Payroll Relief
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0

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