29 Ratings
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Score 6.1 out of 101
65 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Resource (Discontinued)

ADP is best if you have a really knowledgeable client rep that has been your contact for multiple sessions. Otherwise, you are forced to reiterate the problems to multiple parties. If you have a dedicated staff member who is knowledgeable of your processes, then ADP is a good resource for payroll needs.
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QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

It's easy and fun to use QuickBooks for Mac when it is set up right. It works well for the most part and has only a few bugs. I would rate it a 9 if it was able to do job costing for wages, and if there were more programs/apps that integrate with it.But if you are choosing accounting technology QuickBooks for Mac might be a poor choice because an online accounting program, instead of premise-based software, will make it easier to collaborate with your bookkeeper, CPA, Advisor, etc.. The exception is running QuickBooks for Mac in a hosted environment which allows multiple users to access it. Of course if your internet connection is unreliable, you are not ready for online accounting software! In that case, QuickBooks for Mac is easy to use, just be sure it's set up right first.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.6
Pay calculation
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.4
Benefit plan administration
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
10.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.6
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.1
Reimbursement management
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.8

Customization

ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.8
API for custom integration
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Plug-ins
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.1

Security

ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.2
Single sign-on capability
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
Role-based user permissions
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.9

Reporting & Analytics

ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.4
Dashboards
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.4
Standard reports
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Custom reports
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Accounts payable
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.0
Accounts receivable
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.9
Cash management
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.7
Bank reconciliation
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.0
Expense management
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.8
Time tracking
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.5
Fixed asset management
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.1
Multi-currency support
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
Multi-division support
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.3
Regulations compliance
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0
Electronic tax filing
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.7
Self-service portal
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.2
Global Financial Support
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.4
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.6
Intercompany Accounting
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Localizations
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
3.6
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.5
Enterprise Accounting
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
10.0
Configurable Accounting
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.2
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.4
Standardized Processes
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0

Inventory Management

ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.4
Inventory tracking
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.0
Automatic reordering
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.8
Location management
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
Manufacturing module
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.4

Order Management

ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.5
Pricing
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
Order entry
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.1
Credit card processing
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.7
Cost of goods sold
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
Order Orchestration
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.6
End-to-end order visibility
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.3
Order exception Resolution
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.8

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.5
Branded client dashboards
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.8
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.7
Configurable alerts
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.4
Billing bypass
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.1
Client template cloning
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Single sign-on
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Cross-client workflow management
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Industry-specific versioning
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.3
Legacy system data migration
ADP Resource (Discontinued)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.6

Pros

ADP Resource (Discontinued)

  • ADP has an easy to read portal that is easy to navigate. The UI is fairly intuitive and as a user I can find the right information quickly.
  • The ADP portal is flexible in the sense that we can change payroll amounts for special circumstances such as a special bonus or special payout. This allows our payroll team to make the necessary changes right away.
  • The reporting capabilities are quite robust and there are many ways to customize reports that we use for finance, payroll, HR, etc.
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QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • Syncs with my financial institutions
  • Runs seamlessly on my Mac systems
  • Keeps all of my financial information in one easy space
  • Makes Tax season a breeze
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Cons

ADP Resource (Discontinued)

  • ADP organization has too many layers and you often have to speak to multiple people to find the right solution.
  • There doesn't appear to be efficient communication between the internal teams at ADP - the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Thus, you often have to re-explain your issues.
  • During the implementation of the software, it was not very coordinated. Some contacts were more knowledgeable than others and there was not uniform expertise.
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QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • QB for Mac is not nearly as feature rich as the Windows Version
  • QB for Mac has recently FORCED users to password protect all databases. They SHOULD allow a preference to disable rather than imposing their workflow on the end user. The PW is in my environment [and this step is] unnecessary and a cumbersome waste of time.
  • Mac version can occasionally be a bit buggy
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Resource (Discontinued)

ADP Resource (Discontinued) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have a lot of experience and trust in this software package - actually any software package from ADP. The training that I have gotten over the years has always been complete and the representatives that I have had over the years are all EXCEPTIONAL! Looking back in the 20 plus years of experience, I can say truthfully there are only 1-3 persons who I would rather not have worked with at ADP. I find their customer service, and phone reps do their best to get the job done. This makes my job easier in the process.
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QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 8.0
Based on 9 answers
It works well for my business and for those clients I support that use it. I also support other platforms, so its limitations do not bother me, as I am comfortable in switching when another product would work better, and in recommending another to my clients.
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Usability

ADP Resource (Discontinued)

ADP Resource (Discontinued) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Really.....I hate to keep repeating my self but I am very confident in any ADP software. They are worldwide and have proven their capabilities throughout the world
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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!
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Reliability and Availability

ADP Resource (Discontinued)

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.
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Support

ADP Resource (Discontinued)

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
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Alternatives Considered

ADP Resource (Discontinued)

Before my time, Uyemura was using ADP Paynet Plus and switched to another software, who shall go unnamed, but it was a complete bust. The taxes were calculated incorrectly on employees who have a car allowance and of course this a very big area for mistakes. We quickly switched back to ADP Paynet plus.
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QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

I feel that the online (QBO)version is the platform of the future. With third party companies building solid apps and plugins that integrate with QBO seamlessly, the desktop versions are becoming limited.
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Return on Investment

ADP Resource (Discontinued)

  • Positive - ADP has simplified our payroll batches as the payroll side is quite intuitive.
  • Negatives - Because of a lack of internal coordination, we've often had to have multiple phone calls to resolve issues.
  • Positive - The reporting within the tool has allowed us to be more efficient during our financial audits.
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QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • QBooks has allowed us to increase our productivity time because of the simplicity of entries
  • Ease of pulling various reports needed for review for both my company as well as my accountant
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Pricing Details

ADP Resource (Discontinued)

General

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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

General

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

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