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ADP Resource

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ADP Resource

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Score 6.5 out of 101

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Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Resource

This is no fault of ADP, I would want to use our software to it's full potential. [I would like to use it for] letting the employees have access to their records for changes to their address and to view their payroll records. I like that I have so much access to process payroll but I, feel the cost does not justify the use. It is pricey for what I am using it for and this is the decision of our President.
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QuickBooks Pro

I have found QuickBooks to be very well suited to small to medium sized businesses that have mostly "normal" payrolls. I have had good success in working with non-profits that use QBP to track donors and to split transactions between program and admin for tax and reporting purposes. Businesses that are very specific in their needs, like construction, or that have very complicated payrolls or vendor payments (eg commissions, percentage calcs, etc.) may benefit from a software that is more specifically designed for their needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.4
Pay calculation
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Benefit plan administration
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Direct deposit files
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.6
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Reimbursement management
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.4

Customization

ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
6.9
API for custom integration
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Plug-ins
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
6.8

Security

ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.7
Single sign-on capability
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.5
Role-based user permissions
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.9

Reporting & Analytics

ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.1
Dashboards
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Standard reports
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.8
Custom reports
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Accounts payable
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Accounts receivable
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Cash management
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.1
Bank reconciliation
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.7
Expense management
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Time tracking
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Fixed asset management
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Multi-currency support
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Multi-division support
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.5
Regulations compliance
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Electronic tax filing
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Self-service portal
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Global Financial Support
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.2
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Intercompany Accounting
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Localizations
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.8
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.5
Enterprise Accounting
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Configurable Accounting
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.8
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Standardized Processes
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.3

Inventory Management

ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
5.4
Inventory tracking
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
6.2
Automatic reordering
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
4.5
Location management
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
6.0
Manufacturing module
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
5.0

Order Management

ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Pricing
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
6.8
Order entry
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Credit card processing
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Cost of goods sold
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Order Orchestration
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
End-to-end order visibility
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Order exception Resolution
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
6.4

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Branded client dashboards
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
6.6
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Configurable alerts
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Billing bypass
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Client template cloning
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Single sign-on
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
9.0
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Cross-client workflow management
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Industry-specific versioning
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Legacy system data migration
ADP Resource
QuickBooks Pro
7.0

Pros

  • It is very simple to process payroll, even from home if needed. I once processed the payroll from Japan.
  • I love that I can balance the payroll and send it knowing it is 100% correct.
  • I can process payroll as late as 6pm and have it back the next day.
  • I really like my ADP representative. I have had 2 and they are very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with.
  • Speaking of the ADP representative.......No matter who answers the phone, if my rep is not available, they are all knowledgeable and even through they are not my assigned rep, they are all pleasant to work with.
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  • Expenses and accounts payable - QuickBooks Pro allows users to input bills, write checks, and post debit transactions easily. The Write Checks function helps new or inexperienced users by offering a familiar interface to input the transaction, while more experienced users have other options that allow faster entry, while still capturing the necessary information.
  • Bank reconciliations - The software makes reconciling bank and credit card statements easy
  • Customizable Chart of Accounts and classes - Users and take advantage of the highly customizable Chart of Accounts and Class feature to categorize income and expenditures and produce reports that are valuable to them. You are only really limited by how much detail you want to input to the transactions.
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Cons

  • My biggest peeve is....and they are aware of this - a new state is sometimes very difficult to set up. With all the different classifications in states back east, it can take days to get it set up correctly.
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  • Depending on the financial institution used connecting to automatically download transaction is tricky
  • Renaming rules in the online version is not user-friendly and defaults on its own lumping most transactions together (IE: everything that comes in as a check # becomes renamed to the last vendor a check was written to & recorded)
  • Desktop version is much more user friendly in general than the online version
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Resource10.0
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 Pro9.6
Based on 16 answers
We've used the program for more than 20 years in our firm both with clients and as our software. For the cost and value of the program it works well for our firms needs and desires for an accounting software program. At this point to switch would not make sense.
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Usability

ADP Resource10.0
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 Pro7.9
Based on 7 answers
It does the job. Mistakes can be corrected and it provides overall the information needed to complete financial statements or tax returns.
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Reliability and Availability

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Pro8.3
Based on 2 answers
I haven't experienced a time when QuickBooks Pro was unavailable when I needed it in the entire 20 years of using the software
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Support

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QuickBooks Pro7.7
Based on 6 answers
Get transferred a lot between people. Have gotten disconnected and it is impossible to get back to the same support person. Seems like always get the incorrect department for my issues and I have to be transferred. Sometimes the support people are very helpful and polite. They try to help, but are not always able to. Some support personnel are clueless when it comes to some issues.
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In-Person Training

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Pro10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Pro8.8
Based on 5 answers
No not really. I am not an IT person. Once I knew how to use it, it was quick and easy.
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Alternatives Considered

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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We've never had a need to evaluate or consider another software package. We've been approached by Microsoft (CostPoint) and Deltek but haven't even thought of going through a demo. We know QuickBooks Pro has what we need and does everything in an easy and affordable manner. Why fix what isn't broken?
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

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QuickBooks Pro8.5
Based on 22 answers
It helps us with providing a good basic level accounting package useful for small businesses. Ease of use and the ability to record transactions without much accounting knowledge is a benefit to my clients. It lets us easily download a file for our year end audit and tax work.
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Return on Investment

  • We currently use ADP Resource for payroll and some HR only. We have been approached for the 401k and insurance portion of ADP Resource but we have separate third party administrators for those.
  • The customer service is outstanding. I would not change anything.
  • I understand and agree that the employee's would benefit from viewing and making limited changes to their employee record and this will be approached in the next meeting we have with the president of the company.
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  • QuickBooks allows us to not need a full-time accountant or bookkeeper on our payroll. It's so easy and records everything we need that I can manage our entire accounting processes while doing many other things.
  • By using QuickBooks Pro and Intuit for payroll, everything is captured in the same place. There is no need for manual entry to reconciliation with a payroll provider because it's all done electronically.
  • QuickBooks Pro is cost-effective so not only does it manage our finances but it saves us money. So many small businesses and government contractors spend enormous amounts of money for financial systems that really aren't necessary. QuickBooks Pro does all the same things for a fraction of the cost.
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Pricing Details

ADP Resource

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

QuickBooks Pro

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