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Score 7.8 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance is well suited when it comes to providing a Tax Summary. The ADP 'SmartCompliance portal is user-friendly and lets you know if you need to work and tasks or are in great shape. It also has a good notice of notifications and lets you know when something needs to be resolved.
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QuickBooks for Mac

For the die-hard Mac user, who is cloud shy, the Mac version is a stable, dependable tool.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP SmartCompliance
8.7
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
8.9
QuickBooks for Mac
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP SmartCompliance
8.5
QuickBooks for Mac
Benefit plan administration
ADP SmartCompliance
8.5
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Direct deposit files
ADP SmartCompliance
8.9
QuickBooks for Mac
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.8
QuickBooks for Mac
9.2
Reimbursement management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.8
QuickBooks for Mac
6.9

Customization

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.8
API for custom integration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Plug-ins
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.2

Security

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.3
Single sign-on capability
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Role-based user permissions
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.9

Reporting & Analytics

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.4
Dashboards
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.3
Standard reports
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.5
Custom reports
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.2
Accounts payable
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
9.0
Accounts receivable
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Cash management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Bank reconciliation
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
9.0
Expense management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.8
Time tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
5.6
Fixed asset management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.1
Multi-currency support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Multi-division support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Regulations compliance
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
5.0
Electronic tax filing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.8
Self-service portal
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
9.1
Global Financial Support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.6
Intercompany Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.0
Localizations
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
4.2
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Enterprise Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Configurable Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.2
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Standardized Processes
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.2

Inventory Management

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.5
Inventory tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.0
Automatic reordering
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.7
Location management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Manufacturing module
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
5.6

Order Management

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.5
Pricing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.2
Order entry
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.1
Credit card processing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Cost of goods sold
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Order Orchestration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.8
End-to-end order visibility
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Order exception Resolution
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.7

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Branded client dashboards
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
8.4
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.1
Configurable alerts
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
9.5
Billing bypass
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
9.2
Client template cloning
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.3
Single sign-on
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.8
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Cross-client workflow management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
7.3
Industry-specific versioning
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.4
Legacy system data migration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks for Mac
6.7

Pros

ADP SmartCompliance

  • Provides a Tax Summary
  • Timely filing and paying of taxes
  • Research of agency notices
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QuickBooks for Mac

  • Ease of use
  • Support
  • User friendly
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Cons

ADP SmartCompliance

  • Some of the SmartCompliance modules (i.e. Aline) are fairly new, thus can be a little buggy in the initial usage. Items like historical data from the prior PAT system are slow to move over, meaning multiple log ins are still needed to access history
  • Customer Service support is great, but sometimes it can be difficult to get Technical Support involved to assist with things like troubleshooting data integration issues or site specifications to build/improve data flow.
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QuickBooks for Mac

  • Training videos
  • Quickbooks user community
  • Website integrations
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance 9.1
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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QuickBooks for Mac

QuickBooks for Mac 8.0
Based on 9 answers
I feel that since QuickBooks is working for us and delivering the capabilities that we need as a small business, I don't have any reason to review other programs
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Usability

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance 8.0
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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QuickBooks for Mac

QuickBooks for Mac 8.0
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

ADP SmartCompliance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks for Mac

QuickBooks for Mac 9.0
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 SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance 7.4
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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QuickBooks for Mac

QuickBooks for Mac 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the support level I get is probably not what the average user gets
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Implementation

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance 6.4
Based on 2 answers
almost everything went smoothly, but I needed to check everything, and make some corrections later
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QuickBooks for Mac

QuickBooks for Mac 5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP is a leader in the industry for a reason
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QuickBooks for Mac

Installing QB was easy and straight forward in comparison to other Mac apps. I'll be interested to see if updates are easy to accomplish. Adobe products are all cloud based as is QB & I am still uneasy about that as our business is located in a fairly remote & rural area and internet service although normally reliable is less so that in a major metro area.
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Return on Investment

ADP SmartCompliance

  • Reduces the amount of manual work that used to be required by our payroll department
  • Enables our department to manage compliance, minimize risk and liability and adapt to new regulations quickly and efficiently
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QuickBooks for Mac

  • More organized at tax time
  • Professionally create invoices
  • Ability to have book keeper access the files
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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

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