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ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings
Score 6.8 out of 101

QuickBooks Enterprise

273 Ratings
Score 7.7 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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QuickBooks Enterprise

You'll want to go with this type of ERP solution if you're running a business with some level of complexity. For example, a manufacturing company with more than 50 employees and significant inventory tracking needs would be a good candidate for QuickBooks Enterprise. Additionally, a scenario where there are going to be a lot of accounting users would necessitate a product such as QuickBooks Enterprise rather than the basic QuickBooks desktop products. If you're starting out, or your business is in an earlier stage of development, you won't necessarily want to start out with Enterprise initially. If you use more of a "beginner" type accounting product (such as one of the other QuickBooks desktop products), you can always upgrade your data file later should you eventually use Enterprise.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.4
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.6
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.1
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.1
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
QuickBooks Enterprise
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.1
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.1
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.4
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
8.9
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.4
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
8.9
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.1

Customization

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
5.4
API for custom integration
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
5.0
Plug-ins
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
5.8

Security

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.8
Single sign-on capability
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.9
Role-based user permissions
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.7

Reporting & Analytics

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.4
Dashboards
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.4
Standard reports
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.5
Custom reports
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.3

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.7
Accounts payable
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.4
Accounts receivable
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.5
Cash management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.6
Bank reconciliation
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.9
Expense management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.7
Time tracking
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.9
Fixed asset management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.8
Multi-currency support
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.0
Multi-division support
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.5
Regulations compliance
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.0
Electronic tax filing
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.3
Self-service portal
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.0
Global Financial Support
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
9.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.0
Intercompany Accounting
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.3
Localizations
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.9
Enterprise Accounting
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.0
Configurable Accounting
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.6
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.6
Standardized Processes
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.6

Inventory Management

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.2
Inventory tracking
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.7
Automatic reordering
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
5.3
Location management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.4
Manufacturing module
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
5.6

Order Management

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.2
Pricing
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.2
Order entry
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.9
Credit card processing
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
4.7
Cost of goods sold
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.6
Order Orchestration
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.3
End-to-end order visibility
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.0
Order exception Resolution
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.5

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.0
Branded client dashboards
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.1
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
9.0
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.1
Configurable alerts
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.7
Billing bypass
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.0
Client template cloning
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.1
Single sign-on
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.1
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.9
Cross-client workflow management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.0
Industry-specific versioning
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.0
Legacy system data migration
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.6

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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  • I like being able to attach documents in QuickBooks
  • Downing loading of bank transactions works well
  • I like the graphic user interface with the desk top edition
  • I like that I can use one Enterprise edition to support more than client at a time.
  • Like that my clients with multiple companies do not have to purchase multiple QuickBooks
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Cons

  • It really provides all we need and more.
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  • Inventory is still a weakness unless you purchase the inventory add-on
  • Needs to be fewer work around processes
  • You can no longer purchase the desktop version
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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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QuickBooks Enterprise1.3
Based on 10 answers
As long as my clients and I am happy with the results we are getting from the product we will continue to use QuickBooks products.
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Usability

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
QuickBooks Enterprise7.3
Based on 4 answers
I like the QuickBooks Enterprise edition so much I moved my company to it this year. I like the overall functionality of the program and I am very familiar with the user interface which makes my job easier. One of the things I dislike about the online version it is not modeled after the desktop edition and I have a hard time getting around in the program.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Enterprise8.0
Based on 2 answers
I really did experience any event that required that much attention. for the most part the system is reliable and does not break down
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Enterprise9.0
Based on 1 answer
QB is a good and reliable system. We probably should have explore the other modules rather that jump in to the conclusion that we needed a new ERP.
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Support

ADP RUN8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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QuickBooks Enterprise4.3
Based on 3 answers
As a ProAdvisor I have always had good results when calling in with a QuickBooks issue. Support has done a great job of helping me accomplish what I needed to accomplish
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Enterprise7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a very easy system to learn, so with the help it was even easier. QB is a good solid system, but it lacks some of the complexity other systems have. with QB you need to get additional modules to get the same functionality that other systems offer standard
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Enterprise5.1
Based on 2 answers
easy to learn system, specially with some kind of support. Just like with any other system, things get lot easier if you have guidance to lead you in your search for answers. having said that, QB is very easy to use and very easy to teach. you wont spend much time memorizing where to click.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Enterprise7.1
Based on 3 answers
Very simple if you know what you are doing if not find someone who does to assist.
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Alternatives Considered

We were looking for a payroll service that could combine a time card service to reduce errors. RUN has done what we expected. Look out when setting your company up. I wasn't here for setup and found many errors on the company's W2s.
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Also considered Sage MAS products, but QuickBooks is easier to install and maintain. It also has a more friendly and easier to use interface which keeps employees happier and spend less time training. The reporting is also more flexible and can drill down to the source transaction with a few clicks of the mouse.
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Enterprise7.2
Based on 9 answers
The accounting functionality is very good, however, the one downfall is having to pass the file back and forth with the client. Real-time information would be a huge plus.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Enterprise3.0
Based on 1 answer
It is not a fair rating because we did not invest in different modules to accommodate for business grow and complexity expansion.
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Return on Investment

  • Before using RUN, I had to bring in someone to help with our old payroll system. Now, I am fully confident in doing it myself and no longer have to bring in outside help, which saves us money in the end.
  • It has helped us establish a company handbook and other resources for new hires and even current employees that may not have received any information upon being hired.
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  • Ability to produce a clear and transparent financial statements.
  • Payroll reports are easy to understand and use for direct deposit, payroll taxes, 401K.
  • Quick ramp up time for new users to learn basics.
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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

QuickBooks Enterprise

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