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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Payroll Management

8.7

Payroll Relief

87%
10.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

100%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 5/6 features

Pay calculation

7.3
73%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Direct deposit files

9.1
91%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

9.1
91%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

Reimbursement management

9.1
91%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
7 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Customization

Payroll Relief

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

60%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
7 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
10 Ratings

Security

Payroll Relief

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

100%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
20 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
17 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

Payroll Relief

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

100%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
19 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
22 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
22 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Payroll Relief

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.2

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

52%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 21/21 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
24 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
23 Ratings

Cash management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
18 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
24 Ratings

Expense management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
20 Ratings

Time tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
12 Ratings

Fixed asset management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
14 Ratings

Multi-currency support

N/A
0 Ratings
1.1
11%
10 Ratings

Multi-division support

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
11 Ratings

Regulations compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
10 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
15 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
13 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
1.1
11%
7 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
13 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
14 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
6 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
17 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
5 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
9 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
9 Ratings

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
13 Ratings

Inventory Management

Payroll Relief

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

76%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
14 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
10 Ratings

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Manufacturing module

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Order Management

Payroll Relief

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

83%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
17 Ratings

Order entry

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
16 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
17 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
16 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7
57%
6 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
7 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
6 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Payroll Relief is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

Payroll Relief

82%
1 Rating
7.1

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

71%
32 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Payroll Relief

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

80%
9 Ratings

Usability

Payroll Relief

N/A
0 Ratings
5.4

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

54%
6 Ratings

Availability

Payroll Relief

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Payroll Relief

N/A
0 Ratings
5.4

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

54%
5 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Payroll Relief

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

50%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

AccountantsWorld

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
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Intuit

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
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Pros

AccountantsWorld

  • 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
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Intuit

  • 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.
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Cons

AccountantsWorld

  • 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.
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Intuit

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Payroll Relief

Starting Price

$1,495 per month

Editions & Modules

Payroll Relief editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
First Year Cost$14951
Pay per Paycheck (after first year)$20002
Pay per Payroll$356.953

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    AccountantsWorld

    No answers on this topic

    Intuit

    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
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    Usability

    AccountantsWorld

    No answers on this topic

    Intuit

    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!
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    Reliability and Availability

    AccountantsWorld

    No answers on this topic

    Intuit

    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.
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    Support Rating

    AccountantsWorld

    No answers on this topic

    Intuit

    Fortunately, I haven't had to reach out much for support.
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    Alternatives Considered

    AccountantsWorld

    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.
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    Intuit

    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.
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    Return on Investment

    AccountantsWorld

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

    • 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.
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