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QuickBooks Pro

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QuickBooks Pro

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP RUN

RUN by ADP is perfect, in my opinion, for any size of company. Whether you have 5 employees or 500 employees. I feel that RUN by ADP will meet your needs and help make processing payroll as smooth as possible. Using RUN by ADP is a huge time saver for me. I love how easy it is to add new employees. I work at a company that is experiencing big growth and I am grateful for how easy it is to add new employees. I wish RUN by ADP was more transparent about the cutoff times to process payroll timely. It would be very nice to know what is the latest I could process payroll to have it be processed on time
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QuickBooks Pro

QuickBooks is well suited for any business where invoices, bills, and payments are used. Especially where customers have time to pay, it helps keep track of who is paying and how timely they are paying. I would guess it might be cumbersome to use if the customer base was over 500, but maybe with several users that would work.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
9.0
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.4
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
8.1
QuickBooks Pro
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
8.5
QuickBooks Pro
5.6
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.4
QuickBooks Pro
7.8
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
9.3
QuickBooks Pro
6.3
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
9.1
QuickBooks Pro
7.4

Customization

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.8
API for custom integration
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Plug-ins
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.7

Security

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Single sign-on capability
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
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
8.7
Custom reports
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.8

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
7.4
Fixed asset management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Multi-currency support
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Multi-division support
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.6
Regulations compliance
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.4
Electronic tax filing
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Self-service portal
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.8
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
7.1
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
8.0

Inventory Management

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.1
Inventory tracking
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.9
Automatic reordering
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.0
Location management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
5.6
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
7.9
Credit card processing
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Cost of goods sold
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
8.1
Order Orchestration
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
End-to-end order visibility
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.2
Order exception Resolution
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.0

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.5
Branded client dashboards
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.5
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.3
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
5.9
Configurable alerts
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Billing bypass
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.5
Client template cloning
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.3
Single sign-on
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.3
Cross-client workflow management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
5.9
Industry-specific versioning
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
6.5
Legacy system data migration
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Pro
5.9

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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  • Expenses and accounts payable - QuickBooks Pro allows users to input bills, write checks, and post debit transactions easily. The Write Checks function helps new or inexperienced users by offering a familiar interface to input the transaction, while more experienced users have other options that allow faster entry, while still capturing the necessary information.
  • Bank reconciliations - The software makes reconciling bank and credit card statements easy
  • Customizable Chart of Accounts and classes - Users and take advantage of the highly customizable Chart of Accounts and Class feature to categorize income and expenditures and produce reports that are valuable to them. You are only really limited by how much detail you want to input to the transactions.
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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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  • Budgeting, forecasting and cash flow statements are very weak. For anything but very basic budgets we use Excel. However, QuickBooks is a $300 software program, not thousands of dollars.
  • Level of tech support is weak. Have to get to a supervisor or second level for anything other than the most basic questions.
  • Have an option in inventory to not allow an invoice or sales order for any item that has zero or negative quantities.
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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
I am now in the administrative function, so I no longer need to utilize QuickBooks for my role. However, if I were still using QuickBooks, I would definitely renew and upgrade to the latest version of it.
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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
QuickBooks is readily available and simple to learn to use. Many people can start using it with ease as it is very intuitive. The problem is that no accounting knowledge is required (or introduced) so if you have no idea what an expense is or what an asset is many items can be misposted in the wrong category causing your books to need a lot of work with an accountant.
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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
In hindsight I would've gone back further and input another year back of historical data for 2 year comparison purposes in the account balances. It makes all the difference in our firm to compare the balances from year to year and would've helped to at least be able to see the historical data for comparison from our prior tax returns
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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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QuickBooks has its pros and cons. From a simplistic point of view, I definitely prefer running QuickBase, which is the software my current company uses in addition to Salesforce. QuickBooks worked really well for doing detailed reporting, however, it did have what feels like a bigger learning curve than QuickBase - but I supposed that is to be expected with a more detailed software.
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Return on Investment

  • RUN by ADP has been a positive addition to our operation because it allows us to process payroll (and pay the appropriate taxes) easily and simply.
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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