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ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings
Score 6.8 out of 101

Sage 50 Accounting

85 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP RUN

For a small company like mine (10-20 employees), having the HR capabilities included has been wonderful, and I imagine it would be for any company this size where they may not have a specific HR person. Since I don't have a background in HR/payroll, ADP has made it very user-friendly and I never feel lost or confused. I would imagine that a large company may not take advantage of everything RUN has to offer, since they might have an entire HR department and bookkeeping department.
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Sage 50 Accounting

It easy to train employees to use the software and it can be used for small to midsize for monitoring company and department performance. It allows for customized reporting and the BI function allows for company visibility, forecasting and numerical and visual graphical illustration for management meeting. Add that to the great price and awesome Customer and Technical Service and you definitely get a "BANG" for your money
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.4
Sage 50 Accounting
9.2
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.1
Sage 50 Accounting
9.6
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
Sage 50 Accounting
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
Sage 50 Accounting
9.6
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.1
Sage 50 Accounting
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
8.9
Sage 50 Accounting
9.6
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
8.9
Sage 50 Accounting
9.1

Customization

ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
7.0
API for custom integration
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
6.9
Plug-ins
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
7.0

Security

ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
9.8
Single sign-on capability
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
9.6
Role-based user permissions
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
9.0
Dashboards
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
9.6
Standard reports
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
9.1
Custom reports
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
8.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
9.6
Accounts payable
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
9.1
Accounts receivable
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
9.6
Cash management
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
8.7
Bank reconciliation
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Expense management
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
9.1
Time tracking
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Fixed asset management
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
8.3
Multi-currency support
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Multi-division support
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Regulations compliance
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Electronic tax filing
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Self-service portal
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Global Financial Support
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
8.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Intercompany Accounting
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Localizations
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Enterprise Accounting
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Configurable Accounting
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Standardized Processes
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0

Inventory Management

ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
6.8
Inventory tracking
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
8.0
Automatic reordering
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
6.4
Location management
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
6.8
Manufacturing module
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
5.9

Order Management

ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
9.9
Pricing
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Order entry
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
9.6
Credit card processing
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Cost of goods sold
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Order Orchestration
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
End-to-end order visibility
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Order exception Resolution
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
9.8
Branded client dashboards
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
8.0
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Configurable alerts
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Billing bypass
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Client template cloning
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Single sign-on
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Cross-client workflow management
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Industry-specific versioning
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Legacy system data migration
ADP RUN
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0

Pros

  • Timekeeping is simple. Users can access their timecards on multiple devices.
  • Employee portals allow users to keep their personal info up to date, and access paystubs and year end statements. No paper necessary.
  • Payroll can be run in just a few short steps.
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  • Being able to produce financial statements in both cash and accrual basis with ease.
  • Ease of use.
  • The ability to export reports and data to Excel and/or Adobe. Especially useful for some reports and being able to manipulate the data.
  • The ability to have more than one company and can have more than one company open at a time.
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Cons

  • I found adding a new employee a little complicated
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  • I believe that training on the system should be provided as the system is sophisticated and not as user friendly as some other accounting software packages.
  • There should be some additional flexibility in the reports to allow users to retrieve the information they need.
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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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Sage 50 Accounting9.6
Based on 12 answers
There really is not another product out there in terms of cost and ease of use that I would replace Sage for. It satisfies my current needs and I rarely have any other issues
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Usability

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Sage 50 Accounting8.9
Based on 4 answers
I have used Sage 50 Premium Accounting for twenty years, and only used their technical support team three times
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Support

ADP RUN8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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Sage 50 Accounting9.4
Based on 3 answers
Although I have only needed to call tech support on three occasions through out the entire time of usage, each time my problem was quickly resolved by people who were obviously well trained and easy to understand. Sage 50 Premium Accounting is a reliable and "bug-free" product that is regularly improved upon.
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Implementation

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No answers on this topic
Sage 50 Accounting9.0
Based on 4 answers
I do great work and have implemented many companies
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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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I have used Sage from the Business-works days and became familiar with the name and quality behind it. I have never used a non sage product since the advent of the PC
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

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Sage 50 Accounting8.2
Based on 4 answers
Sage can handle multiple clients and I pretty much have not been able to find s business I couldn't use Sage 50 for
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Scalability

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Sage 50 Accounting9.1
Based on 1 answer
I define scalable from two perspectives; 1) the scalability to handle more bookkeepers/accountants using the product, and 2) the scalability to handle increasing customer/vendor/employee and transactional data. Sage 50 does a good job on both fronts. From the single users operating a micro-business accounting for customer invoices and bill payments only, to the multi-staff, multi-location, multi-departmental complex transactional operation. Although Sage 50 is quite expensive for that smallest user, it is quite inexpensive for the larger business entity. So, for the new enterprise expecting rapid growth, Sage 50 is the application of choice.
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Return on Investment

  • it is beneficial
  • we were able to switch form monthly to quarterly easily
  • the team is great to work with
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  • Investment calculations should include the services of a consultant to assist with setup, migration of data, training and implementation of Sage 50. Since so much in new accounting/operations software depends upon the setup, staff training and support, it is essential to get a good start.
  • ROI can be achieved fairly quickly in employee efficiency, greater financial visibility and quicker response to current financial metrics.
  • This is generally seen within 6 - 12 months after implementation when utilizing a certified consultant and specialist in the software, accounting and implementation strategy.
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Pricing Details

ADP RUN

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

Sage 50 Accounting

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Sage 50 Accounting Editions & Modules
Sage 50 Accounting
Edition
Sage 50 Pro Accounting
$2991
Sage 50 Premium Accounting
$4492
Sage 50 Quantum Accounting 3 User
Starting at $1,4993
1. Per year
2. Per Year
3. Per year
Additional Pricing Details
Annual traditional plan with license, monthly, and annual subscription plans available.