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ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings

Intuit Payroll

Top Rated
26 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

Intuit Payroll

Top Rated
26 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP RUN

RUN is good for companies that don't have a dedicated team for payroll and human resources. Everything you need can be found within the platform, including recruiting, forms and templates. If you don't want to take the time to add employees to the system, you can simply enter their name and email and turn it over to them to enter their info. Employees have access to their check stubs and can adjust their taxes, etc. on their own, saving the employer time and overhead. I don't believe that the platform is ideal for companies who have zero experience with payroll, as I believe having a dedicated representative for questions is more beneficial in those scenarios, but anyone who has done it for a few years should find the platform ideal and user-friendly.
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Intuit Payroll

I believe the ideal scenario is when you are already using the Intuit family of products and the payroll bolts on to your existing QuickBooks infrastructure. Payroll software products have been around a long time, and this is a very competitive niche. Most of the companies do a good job of filing taxes promptly, reporting W-2 items properly, providing good reports, etc. Where you might really get some extra efficiency and benefit is the fact that the payroll is woven into the accounting system, creating one seamless enterprise solution. Also, where it might be less appropriate is in a really simple use case such as a one person company where there aren't complex fringe benefits to deal with. In that scenario, you can set up the ACH debits directly with the state agency and the IRS and possibly file your own 941, 940, W-2/W-3 and state equivalent forms. Of course, if you're willing to do this and are good with details, you can save yourself some money.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.6
Intuit Payroll
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.3
Intuit Payroll
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
Intuit Payroll
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
Intuit Payroll
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.3
Intuit Payroll
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
9.1
Intuit Payroll
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
9.1
Intuit Payroll

Pros

  • The software platform is incredibly easy to learn and user-friendly.
  • The cost is surprisingly better than other payroll processing platforms, especially considering what is included and the longstanding national reputation of ADP.
  • The simplicity, automation, and available templates and reports are incredibly helpful to our growing organization.
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  • Great integration with QuickBooks accounting software.
  • Good reporting functionality.
  • Great ease of use/navigation/data entry flow.
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Cons

  • One feature that would be useful is a recall option when submitting payroll. An option to redo a payroll within 30 minutes of submitting would be a useful feature that would cut back on the chances of making a mistake.
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  • I believe the integration around some non-Intuit software is limited (ie. CRM systems, etc.).
  • Additional fees for sending contractor Form 1099s.
  • Pricing not extremely competitive although bundled discounts if used in conjunction with QuickBooks accounting software.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 2 answers
ADP is a great service that saves us time and money in supporting our payroll operations.
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Intuit Payroll10.0
Based on 1 answer
Works perfectly as advertised.Our simple needs are well taken care of.
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Support

ADP RUN8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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Alternatives Considered

While I still use QuickBooks for other accounting and bookkeeping uses, RUN was a lot more user-friendly when it came to payroll. It was cheaper and I felt that the help/assistance was much better, that if I did run into any issues, I would have an answer very quickly.
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This is a different product in my eyes. Most of the "outsourcers" really take over the entire payroll function, which divorces it from your accounting records --- and then later they try to stuff the results back into accounting through a GJE entry.If the circumstances are right (small company, few employees, low transaction volume), then QB is just what you need -- without being too much. If you've got WAY more complexity, then start looking around.WARNING -- if you are familiar with "The Baseball Player Problem" which is known as a ROAMING EMPLOYEE, you'll have to look elsewhere. I'm told by Intuit that there are NO intuit products that can do multi-state income tax withholding (and I'm an Intuit certified Pro Advisor, so I've spoken to everyone who should know). If you don't know what that issue is, then don't worry about it --- plow forward.
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Return on Investment

  • Definitely positive. It allows me to use my time better.
  • With more time on my hands, I'm able to utilize my time in a more efficient way. I'm getting more things done faster.
  • I'm able to deal with more projects and help out other departments.
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  • TIME -- good ROI on the time invested. Setup required some documents / signatures, but maintenance is absolutely zero and effort to process payroll is very very low.
  • MONEY -- since we do most of the heavy lifting internally, the costs to use IP are low.
  • COMPLIANCE -- they do all the tax calculations and submissions, so I never have to worry about a late fee or a calculation error.
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Pricing Details

ADP RUN

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

Intuit Payroll

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