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ADP SmartCompliance

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ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance is great at making sure that all the necessary information is where it needs to be.
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Payroll by Wave

Payroll by Wave is a simple tool - and of course it requires you to be inside the Wave ecosystem. So if you are invoicing and accounting with Wave, you are probably a small mom 'n pop setup in search of low-maintenance and cost-effective software. Payroll is a good complement to your Wave account.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP SmartCompliance
9.0
Payroll by Wave
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Payroll by Wave
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Payroll by Wave
Benefit plan administration
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Payroll by Wave
Direct deposit files
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Payroll by Wave
Salary revision and increment management
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Payroll by Wave
Reimbursement management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.6
Payroll by Wave

Pros

  • Provides a Tax Summary
  • Timely filing and paying of taxes
  • Research of agency notices
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  • An intuitive, clear UI helps you know where everything is, what options are at your disposal. Calendars and timelines show that Wave really thought out how to provide you with useful tool.
  • Pay day can be automated and straightforward.
  • Wave onboarding provides guidance at what information to input next until you are all set up.
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Cons

  • Welcome any improvement.
  • Can't identify any missing functionality.
  • Have no suggestion on doing things different.
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  • Payroll is a paid feature at $10 + $4/employee per month. I suppose this is a normal expense, but other payroll systems I've used, such as ones built into online banking, have cost me a fraction of this.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP SmartCompliance9.1
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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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Usability

ADP SmartCompliance7.9
Based on 3 answers
very good but not perfect
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Support

ADP SmartCompliance7.3
Based on 3 answers
Overall most issues are handled quickly and accurately - there is some sloppiness with the Tax notice department in labeling and handling some cases
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Implementation

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

ADP is far superior
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We moved away from Wave as most of our contractors are time-based, and Wave flat out refuses to provide time tracking features. We tried integrations, but the pricing/complexity goes up and reliability goes down when integrating systems which were not intended to communicate. We since moved to Avaza and sacrificed Payroll for more robust time tracking, project management, and a very open feature development process
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Return on Investment

  • Our Payroll department has been able to move to a 100% electronic payment requirement in the four states we operate in, eliminating approximately $6,000/semi-monthly for postage, packaging and stop payment fees associated with live check processing. We've also been able to reduce the fraud risk in our 64 buildings by eliminating the need to keep a payroll check book in each for emergencies
  • We have been able to reallocate three head counts from manual tracking and entry of garnishments. The Garnishment Service Center has taken the responsibility of answering and tracking orders, issuing copies to employees and handling general inquiries from agencies and employees from our in-house staff.
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  • We tested Wave briefly and Wave Payroll briefly. Impact was minimal as it did not quite fit our needs.
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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.

Payroll by Wave

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