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ADP SmartCompliance

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP SmartCompliance

I believe ADP SmartCompliance is well suited for any organization that has implemented an HRIS system, such as Workday, but do not want to fully be responsible for the tax filings. I also feel it is very well suited to organizations such as ours that have employees in almost all 50 states. This helps to keep our payroll department staff at a minimum knowing we can rely on the cooperation between the Workday and the ADP SmartCompliance system. I think the only way I would not think SmartCompliance would be helpful would be with a very small company that would prefer to fully outsource their payroll process.
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Intuit Payroll

I believe the ideal scenario is when you are already using the Intuit family of products and the payroll bolts on to your existing QuickBooks infrastructure. Payroll software products have been around a long time, and this is a very competitive niche. Most of the companies do a good job of filing taxes promptly, reporting W-2 items properly, providing good reports, etc. Where you might really get some extra efficiency and benefit is the fact that the payroll is woven into the accounting system, creating one seamless enterprise solution. Also, where it might be less appropriate is in a really simple use case such as a one person company where there aren't complex fringe benefits to deal with. In that scenario, you can set up the ACH debits directly with the state agency and the IRS and possibly file your own 941, 940, W-2/W-3 and state equivalent forms. Of course, if you're willing to do this and are good with details, you can save yourself some money.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP SmartCompliance
9.0
Intuit Payroll
6.4
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Intuit Payroll
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Intuit Payroll
1.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Intuit Payroll
1.0
Direct deposit files
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Intuit Payroll
9.5
Salary revision and increment management
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Intuit Payroll
8.0
Reimbursement management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.6
Intuit Payroll
9.0

Pros

  • ADP PROVIDES A VERY WELL KNOWLEDGABLE STAFF TO ADDRESS ANY ISSUE YOU MAY ENCOUNTER
  • ADP ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL AS A USER OF THEIR SERVICES AND ALWAYS OPEN TO LEARN WHAT THEY CAN DO BETTER
  • ADP DEFINITELY WILL SEE ANY ISSUE THRU O THE END; GREAT FOLLOW UP SKILLS
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  • Great integration with QuickBooks accounting software.
  • Good reporting functionality.
  • Great ease of use/navigation/data entry flow.
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Cons

  • I WOULD LIKE TO SEE ADP ADDRESS DEALING DIRECTLY WITH THE COMPANY PREFERRENCES; AND NOT USE GENERAL GENERIC METHODS. WE KNOW ADP CAN PROGRAM TO YOUR COMPANY SPECIFIC NEEDS, BUT IT WOULD BE NICE IF CERTAIN ISSUES COULD BE USED ON A CUSTOMIZE BASIS. EXAMPLE RETRO PAY CALCULATOR PAID AS A SEPARATE CHECK AND STILL GENERATE INTO BATCHES FOR PAYMENT PROCESSING.
  • I WOULD LIKE TO SEE ADP PROVIDE MY TRAINING TO UNDERSTAND THEIR REPORT STRUCTURE AND HOW TO TRULY USE THIR ADP COMPLIANCE FULLY. THEY HAVE PROVIDED 2017 SOARS TRAINING BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A MORE OF A ONE ON ONE COMPANY BASIS TRAINING.
  • ADP CAN HELP WHEN IT COME TO CLIENTS REACHING REPS IN A MORE TIMELY MANNER THE ACCT MANAGER USUALLY DOES GET BACK TO YOU BUT NOT ALWAYS THAT SOON.
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  • I believe the integration around some non-Intuit software is limited (ie. CRM systems, etc.).
  • Additional fees for sending contractor Form 1099s.
  • Pricing not extremely competitive although bundled discounts if used in conjunction with QuickBooks accounting software.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP SmartCompliance9.1
Based on 2 answers
I use ADP more often than anyone in our company, and it has saved a great deal of time, money, and effort in payroll tax.
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Intuit Payroll10.0
Based on 1 answer
Works perfectly as advertised.Our simple needs are well taken care of.
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Usability

ADP SmartCompliance7.9
Based on 3 answers
Its easy to use just need additional changes to make some functions easier to find on the interface
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Support

ADP SmartCompliance7.3
Based on 3 answers
The account managers have too many clients to give great customer service all the time. I had to complain to get better customer service
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Implementation

ADP SmartCompliance6.4
Based on 2 answers
almost everything went smoothly, but I needed to check everything, and make some corrections later
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Alternatives Considered

ADP is a leader in the industry for a reason
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I actually used ADP in both of my jobs right now, and I was not the person who chose to bring on intuit payroll
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Return on Investment

  • RUNNING QUERY
  • TRYING TO SET UP RETRO BY THRU ADP CALCULATOR
  • UNDERSTANDING MORE OF THE ADP SMART COMPLIANCE WEBSITE
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  • Positive: Less of a learning curve to train payroll accountants, as they are already familiar with using Intuit. Also, in general there are a larger pool of candidates who know this system than many of the other "niche" lesser known payroll products.
  • Positive: More options to choose from depending on the level of service needed. For example, there is a Full Service offering if needed. This might apply to an organization that doesn't have the resources available or an internal person who has the time/bandwidth to handle the entire company's payroll. Thus, it is possible to cherry pick the level of service needed depending on the type of company/situation.
  • Positive: Good audit trail. This can be extremely important and cost efficient when a business is going through an external audit by an outside CPA firm and the payroll accounting function is undergoing testing (ie. less time required by the external auditor would likely lower their bill for their services).
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Pricing Details

ADP SmartCompliance

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing varies based upon modules deployed and features enabled.

Intuit Payroll

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