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ADP RUN

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Score 7.6 out of 101

QuickBooks Pro

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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 Pro

One of my clients is a manufacturing company utilizing QuickBooks with 15 employees to manage all aspects of their business. Frequent tasks being performed are generating purchase orders for raw materials, invoicing customers for finished products, and payroll. As the primary person supporting this installation I've found it easy to manage, control permissions for users, and upgrade each workstation. I also provide basic training on the operation of QuickBooks and even the employees with no previous experience find it easy to use and learn.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.6
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.3
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
QuickBooks Pro
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
QuickBooks Pro
5.7
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.3
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
9.1
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
9.1
QuickBooks Pro
7.4

Customization

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.9
API for custom integration
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Plug-ins
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.7

Security

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Single sign-on capability
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Role-based user permissions
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.7

Reporting & Analytics

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Dashboards
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Standard reports
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.8
Custom reports
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Accounts payable
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Accounts receivable
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Cash management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Bank reconciliation
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.8
Expense management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Time tracking
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Fixed asset management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.6
Multi-currency support
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.4
Multi-division support
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Regulations compliance
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Electronic tax filing
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Self-service portal
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Global Financial Support
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Intercompany Accounting
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Localizations
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.2
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Enterprise Accounting
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Configurable Accounting
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.7
Standardized Processes
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.1

Inventory Management

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.1
Inventory tracking
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Automatic reordering
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.0
Location management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
5.8
Manufacturing module
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
5.7

Order Management

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Pricing
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Order entry
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Credit card processing
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Cost of goods sold
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Order Orchestration
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
End-to-end order visibility
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Order exception Resolution
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.1

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.6
Branded client dashboards
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.3
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.0
Configurable alerts
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.6
Billing bypass
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.6
Client template cloning
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Single sign-on
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Cross-client workflow management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.0
Industry-specific versioning
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Legacy system data migration
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.0

Pros

  • 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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  • Check Register and Check-Writing is top-notch and intuitive
  • Reminders for tax payments, liability payments, bill payments, invoices are easy to find
  • reconciliations are laid out in a clear manner
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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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  • QuickBooks Pro could use improvement with setting the category for the transaction. Most users aren't accountants and some can easily incorrectly categorize assets as expense items. A short accounting tutorial for users might be beneficial on types of expenses or assets like inventory.
  • QuickBooks Pro could use improvement with invoices to be paid. Some users will set up an invoice and then just write the check leaving the invoice in accounts payable and doubling the entry. More could be done to remind users to either pay the invoice or take them to that area and ask if they were paying an invoice or match up transactions easier.
  • QuickBooks Pro could use improvement with fixing transactions that are either doubled or need to be matched up but some of the categories cannot be changed with a journal entry and require countless hours of time to go back and edit transactions. It would be nice if there were some kind of override for accountants so we could easily manipulate any and all categories with a journal entry to fix problems we encounter when reconciling the books for tax purposes.
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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 Pro10.0
Based on 17 answers
We use it with all our clients and have several QuickBooks Pro Advisors and will renew and continue to use it with our client base. It is easy to use, helps with collecting annual data and makes compiling of information for filing annual tax returns much easier. It makes our job a lot easier, than using manual records.
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Usability

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
QuickBooks Pro9.0
Based on 9 answers
QBP is easy to use, somewhat easy to learn and runs fairly smoothly when using it. It tells you automatically that you need to save, and helps delete old backup files so that your PC doesn't have too many old copies of previous backup storage.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Pro8.3
Based on 2 answers
I haven't experienced a time when QuickBooks Pro was unavailable when I needed it in the entire 20 years of using the software
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Support

ADP RUN8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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QuickBooks Pro8.0
Based on 7 answers
Get transferred a lot between people. Have gotten disconnected and it is impossible to get back to the same support person. Seems like always get the incorrect department for my issues and I have to be transferred. Sometimes the support people are very helpful and polite. They try to help, but are not always able to. Some support personnel are clueless when it comes to some issues.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Pro10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Pro9.0
Based on 6 answers
No not really. I am not an IT person. Once I knew how to use it, it was quick and easy.
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Alternatives Considered

Although Paychex came in with a much lower quote than RUN, it was my relationship with my rep that made me stick with ADP. Also, the fact that I already liked the system layout and platform I have been using since day one.
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Went with QuickBooks from day one. Knew that it was a trusted company with solid applications.
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Pro8.5
Based on 22 answers
We use QuickBooks for clients' records to do payroll and file tax returns. We can help clients easily keep their activity summarized on a monthly basis to see how their company performs. It is easy to copy portions or the entire file of a company as a template for another client. We can export chart of accounts, employee information, vendors, customers and other items.
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Return on Investment

  • I don't worry about payroll being correct.
  • I can process payroll in a very short time
  • ADP customer support is fantastic
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  • QuickBooks eliminated the problem of me missing incidental project costs when it came for invoicing.
  • As a sole proprietor, taking the time to properly set up tax lines early on has saved large amounts of reporting time during tax preparation.
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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 Pro

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