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ADP RUN

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169 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

QuickBooks for Mac

57 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP RUN

RUN Powered by ADP has many useful features but the cost for a small business doesn't outweigh the benefits.
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QuickBooks for Mac

For the die-hard Mac user, who is cloud shy, the Mac version is a stable, dependable tool.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.4
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.1
QuickBooks for Mac
6.4
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
QuickBooks for Mac
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.1
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
8.9
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
8.9
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9

Customization

ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
API for custom integration
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Plug-ins
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4

Security

ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Single sign-on capability
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Role-based user permissions
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3

Reporting & Analytics

ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.4
Dashboards
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Standard reports
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
9.0
Custom reports
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Accounts payable
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Accounts receivable
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.2
Cash management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Bank reconciliation
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
9.0
Expense management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.5
Time tracking
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.3
Fixed asset management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
6.6
Multi-currency support
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9
Multi-division support
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9
Regulations compliance
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3
Electronic tax filing
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
9.2
Self-service portal
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Global Financial Support
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
6.8
Intercompany Accounting
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Localizations
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Enterprise Accounting
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Configurable Accounting
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3
Standardized Processes
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3

Inventory Management

ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.0
Inventory tracking
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.0
Automatic reordering
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
6.4
Location management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Manufacturing module
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
6.9

Order Management

ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Pricing
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Order entry
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Credit card processing
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.7
Cost of goods sold
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Order Orchestration
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
9.4
End-to-end order visibility
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9
Order exception Resolution
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Branded client dashboards
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9
Configurable alerts
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Billing bypass
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9
Client template cloning
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Single sign-on
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.7
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Cross-client workflow management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Industry-specific versioning
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Legacy system data migration
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4

Pros

  • It allows me to stop and go back and finish when I want to.
  • I can run reports when I want to, no time limits.
  • If I make a mistake it lets me know immediately.
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  • It is a robust desktop tax software.
  • QuickBooks for Mac has grown up and is no longer considered the orphan cousin of its PC cousin.
  • QuickBooks for Mac now offers most of the features that customers using the PC product are familiar with.
  • Easily convertible to PC for your CPA's convenience.
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Cons

  • do not see any downside to this platform for our use
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  • Training videos
  • Quickbooks user community
  • Website integrations
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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 for Mac8.0
Based on 9 answers
I haven't spent that much time with the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac, but I think I'm seeing it make the much-needed improvements. For example, something as simple as undoing the previous reconciliation was a terrible chore, and I'm glad that feature has been included in the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac
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Usability

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
QuickBooks for Mac8.0
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

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QuickBooks for Mac9.0
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 RUN8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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QuickBooks for Mac5.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the support level I get is probably not what the average user gets
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Alternatives Considered

Personally, at other positions, I have used several other products. ADP is superior! Fantastic interface& super easy to use. Having had to train other on several platforms, this one was a very simple to show and effortless to teach to the others I was training. It is always the first company I recommend for payroll because they are local, great to work with and they offer such a versatile range of processing options.
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Installing QB was easy and straight forward in comparison to other Mac apps. I'll be interested to see if updates are easy to accomplish. Adobe products are all cloud based as is QB & I am still uneasy about that as our business is located in a fairly remote & rural area and internet service although normally reliable is less so that in a major metro area.
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Return on Investment

  • RUN ADP has allowed me and my staff the flexibility of offering payroll services without being tied to the office 5 days a week. We prepare mostly tax returns for our business, and outside of "Tax Season" we have Mon - Thurs hours. This allows one person to handle any payroll issues that might arise remotely.
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  • Being able to support QB for Mac has helped expand my business somewhat because I don't have to turn clients away who are using it.
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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 for Mac

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