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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP RUN

We have only run small payrolls (2-5) employees, but we do run multiple company codes. It was very easy to get started and has been even easier to maintain. Before RUN, my tiny payroll was a beast - calculating checks, taxes, making tax deposits, preparing W2s, etc., all of which was very time-consuming and I dreaded doing payroll all together, not to mention the tax implications if I messed something up. Now with RUN, a few simple clicks and both my companies payrolls are run, money is withdrawn from our account in a timely manner and direct deposits are always made on time or early. We absolutely love the system.
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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
8.5
Intuit Payroll
6.4
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
8.8
Intuit Payroll
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
7.4
Intuit Payroll
1.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
8.1
Intuit Payroll
1.0
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.2
Intuit Payroll
9.5
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
8.9
Intuit Payroll
8.0
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
8.6
Intuit Payroll
9.0

Pros

ADP RUN

  • The key strength of ADP's Run is the simplicity of their web portal. Site navigation is easy thanks to large Icons and clearly described links. Every feature seems to be accessible within 2 to 3 clicks.
  • ADP's support is very helpful. I have called in a few times and the wait is never long to reach a support rep. The support has been able to address any issues I've had in a timely manner and will stay on the line to walk through steps until I am comfortable with them.
  • The sales reps are great. They did a great job of walking through the features and comparing them to my current provider. They came onsite to help with the transition to ADP, and even came to walk us through the first couple payrolls to make sure all the steps were understood.
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Intuit Payroll

  • Easy to set up.
  • Easy to use. It steps you through everything.
  • Reduces cost from needing to outsource payroll functions to a firm or having a payroll dept.
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Cons

ADP RUN

  • It really provides all we need and more.
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Intuit Payroll

  • I really felt like it was such a huge improvement from running paper checks on Peachtree that I did not see a need for improvement when using it
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP RUN

ADP RUN 9.1
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 Payroll

Intuit Payroll 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Works perfectly as advertised.Our simple needs are well taken care of.
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Support

ADP RUN

ADP RUN 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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Intuit Payroll

No score
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Alternatives Considered

ADP RUN

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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Intuit Payroll

It is great for small business and does plenty to help make payroll and record keeping easier. Cost vs. productivity - it is worth it.
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Return on Investment

ADP RUN

  • 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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Intuit Payroll

  • It helped reduce user error
  • Provided checks and balances
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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

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