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ADP SmartCompliance

Top Rated
79 Ratings

ADP SmartCompliance

Top Rated
79 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

QuickBooks for Mac

57 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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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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QuickBooks for Mac

It's easy and fun to use QuickBooks for Mac when it is set up right. It works well for the most part and has only a few bugs. I would rate it a 9 if it was able to do job costing for wages, and if there were more programs/apps that integrate with it.But if you are choosing accounting technology QuickBooks for Mac might be a poor choice because an online accounting program, instead of premise-based software, will make it easier to collaborate with your bookkeeper, CPA, Advisor, etc.. The exception is running QuickBooks for Mac in a hosted environment which allows multiple users to access it. Of course if your internet connection is unreliable, you are not ready for online accounting software! In that case, QuickBooks for Mac is easy to use, just be sure it's set up right first.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP SmartCompliance
9.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
QuickBooks for Mac
6.4
Benefit plan administration
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Direct deposit files
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Reimbursement management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.6
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9

Customization

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
API for custom integration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Plug-ins
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4

Security

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Single sign-on capability
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Role-based user permissions
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3

Reporting & Analytics

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.4
Dashboards
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Standard reports
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
9.0
Custom reports
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Accounts payable
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Accounts receivable
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.2
Cash management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Bank reconciliation
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
9.0
Expense management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.5
Time tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.3
Fixed asset management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.6
Multi-currency support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9
Multi-division support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9
Regulations compliance
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3
Electronic tax filing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
9.2
Self-service portal
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Global Financial Support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.8
Intercompany Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Localizations
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Enterprise Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Configurable Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3
Standardized Processes
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3

Inventory Management

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.0
Inventory tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.0
Automatic reordering
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.4
Location management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Manufacturing module
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.9

Order Management

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Pricing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Order entry
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Credit card processing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.7
Cost of goods sold
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Order Orchestration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
9.4
End-to-end order visibility
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9
Order exception Resolution
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Branded client dashboards
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9
Configurable alerts
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Billing bypass
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9
Client template cloning
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Single sign-on
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.7
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Cross-client workflow management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Industry-specific versioning
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Legacy system data migration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4

Pros

  • SmartCompliance captures all the payroll data in one location and makes it easy to access.
  • SmartCompliance allows us to run reports when we need them. We can upload our periodic, quarterly and annual data and quickly extract reports to review for accuracy before the filing deadlines, which allows us to correct any issues without tax penalties, etc.
  • SmartCompliance makes it so easy to generate tax amendments when needed. The system stores all the employee data and has a process that is very easy to update wages and/or taxes as needed for correction. The system quickly generates the amendment files and provides reports to review for processing with tax agencies. It used to take months to get an amendment processed with our previous partners.
  • We can update tax rate changes, such as SUI rates, ourselves, as we received them without having to use a ticketing system that require monitoring for processing. We can quickly and easily update tax agency notices, which allows for very quick response time by ADP to any issues.
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  • Barcode swiping
  • Tracking our daily bank account activity.
  • Bookkeeping for tax purposes
  • Tracking of inventory
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Cons

  • In the area of quarterly filings, it takes a bit of experience to understand all the reports generated and in which order we should review or use the reports. Laying them out in a organized way that we could quickly go down the list of priority would be very helpful.
  • Occasionally, I need to add a comment to a tax notice that has been submitted and it seems to be locked for commenting. It would be helpful to be able to add information after a tax notice has been submitted.
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  • Deleting accounts which have been paid off is difficult
  • Upgrade path is costly
  • After five years, I want to delete all book keeping data. Difficult to do with QuickBooks.
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Likelihood to Renew

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No answers yet
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QuickBooks for Mac8.0
Based on 9 answers
I haven't spent that much time with the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac, but I think I'm seeing it make the much-needed improvements. For example, something as simple as undoing the previous reconciliation was a terrible chore, and I'm glad that feature has been included in the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac
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Usability

ADP SmartCompliance6.4
Based on 1 answer
Its easy to use just need additional changes to make some functions easier to find on the interface
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QuickBooks for Mac8.0
Based on 3 answers
The Mac version is OK overall. I find the Windows versions to be much more robust but Mac is quite good for Mac users. Though I think die hard Mac users should consider QuickBooks Online instead as there is a new QB for Mac app that makes using QBO much better!
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Reliability and Availability

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No answers yet
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QuickBooks for Mac9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've been using the QuickBooks online version for a little over 6 months now (upgraded from Mac desktop) and I haven't had any access issues. There have been times when it was down for service/upgrade however there is always plenty of notification time given by the Quick Books Online Support team. These upgrade maintenance time frames are always over night hours and on the weekends so everything can be worked around very easily.
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Support

ADP SmartCompliance4.5
Based on 1 answer
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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QuickBooks for Mac5.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the support level I get is probably not what the average user gets
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Alternatives Considered

More functionality and very easy display
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QuickBooks Mac really is incredible. As a mac user for 10 years, I found this software easy to use and understand. It has a beautiful layout without sacrificing any of the ample features that made me fall in love with QuickBooks Pro.
  • Scheduled Reports: The ability to automate sending reports via email at scheduled times.
  • Search Improvements: Locating the information that you need, quickly and efficiently, can be important if you have a large amount of information to work with in your QuickBooks file. A number of search and filter improvements have been implemented that may help you with this task.
  • Report Customization Improvements: You can now view and print information about what filters have been included in the report, as well as make multiple-record filter selections more easily.
  • Security Improvements: Intuit has changed what components are used by the program to improve security, as well as some other security-related issues.
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Return on Investment

  • ADP has helped me get a better understanding of the quarterly tax process and I have been able to increase my knowledge in the tax filing.
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  • It's hard to say as clients generally buy the licenses
  • However, writing checks is a breeze, which might be what you're looking for
  • It feels much more modern and hip than the pc version, for what it's worth
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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.

QuickBooks for Mac

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