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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 for Mac

It's easy and fun to use QuickBooks for Mac when it is set up right. It works well for the most part and has only a few bugs. I would rate it a 9 if it was able to do job costing for wages, and if there were more programs/apps that integrate with it.But if you are choosing accounting technology QuickBooks for Mac might be a poor choice because an online accounting program, instead of premise-based software, will make it easier to collaborate with your bookkeeper, CPA, Advisor, etc.. The exception is running QuickBooks for Mac in a hosted environment which allows multiple users to access it. Of course if your internet connection is unreliable, you are not ready for online accounting software! In that case, QuickBooks for Mac is easy to use, just be sure it's set up right first.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.6
QuickBooks for Mac
9.4
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.3
QuickBooks for Mac
7.1
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
9.3
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
9.1
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
9.1
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0

Customization

ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
API for custom integration
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Plug-ins
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6

Security

ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Single sign-on capability
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
9.4
Role-based user permissions
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3

Reporting & Analytics

ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.2
Dashboards
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.8
Standard reports
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6
Custom reports
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.3

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.5
Accounts payable
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.7
Accounts receivable
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6
Cash management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Bank reconciliation
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
9.0
Expense management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Time tracking
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Fixed asset management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
6.7
Multi-currency support
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Multi-division support
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
5.8
Regulations compliance
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
5.2
Electronic tax filing
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
9.2
Self-service portal
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Global Financial Support
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
5.2
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
6.6
Intercompany Accounting
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Localizations
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6
Enterprise Accounting
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Configurable Accounting
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
6.5
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
5.2
Standardized Processes
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.9

Inventory Management

ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
6.7
Inventory tracking
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
5.8
Automatic reordering
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Location management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.8
Manufacturing module
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
6.8

Order Management

ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Pricing
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.1
Order entry
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.3
Credit card processing
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.9
Cost of goods sold
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Order Orchestration
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
End-to-end order visibility
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Order exception Resolution
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Branded client dashboards
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.3
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Configurable alerts
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Billing bypass
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Client template cloning
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Single sign-on
ADP RUN
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
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
7.3

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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  • 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

  • Communication during implementation could use improvement. A clear, written timeline of expectations would be useful.
  • Having a dedicated customer service rep or department, maybe even local, would be nice for those rare occasions that we need a little help.
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  • Everything seems hidden in the menus, making it difficult to find what I'm looking for.
  • It doesn't run as many reports as the pc version, or if it does, it doesn't make it easy.
  • Journal entries give up flexibility for interface.
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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
It works well for my business and for those clients I support that use it. I also support other platforms, so its limitations do not bother me, as I am comfortable in switching when another product would work better, and in recommending another to my clients.
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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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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

Compared to Paycor, ADP's web portal is much easier to navigate and use which has made running payroll easier. While the overall features are similar, ADP has more options such as integrating an HR support feature and linking to a 401k that make it more flexible. I have also found that generating reports is much easier in ADP's site, especially since it auto generates some key reports as soon as payroll is run.
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I did not select the Mac version for my own business. I don't use a Mac but I have access to one. I do know how to use and support the Mac version. I use all of the various QB versions as necessary to support my clients on a regular basis. I still feel that QB for Mac is not where Intuit's focus is and that it is just not as robust of a program as the various Windows versions
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Return on Investment

  • ADP is slightly less expensive than our previous payroll company, and their special offer for transitioning helped save us even more money.
  • The website's simplicity has cut down on the amount of time it takes to run payroll which makes more time to deal with other tasks.
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  • Before Mac allowed my clients in service-based businesses to easily manage customer invoices, estimates and their expenditures.
  • QuickBooks for Mac has many detailed reports available, making it easy to download and email to a CPA or other professionals.
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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