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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 Online

In the past we have used QuickBooks Online to schedule vendor payment and tracking between various properties. This was helpful to us because it not only ensured that many payments to many vendors across many dates were shipped in time, but the built-in reporting and tax prep features made filing so much easier when it came to be tax time.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP SmartCompliance
8.7
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
8.9
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP SmartCompliance
8.5
QuickBooks Online
Benefit plan administration
ADP SmartCompliance
8.5
QuickBooks Online
6.9
Direct deposit files
ADP SmartCompliance
8.9
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.8
QuickBooks Online
6.3
Reimbursement management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.8
QuickBooks Online
7.4

Customization

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
7.6
API for custom integration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Plug-ins
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
7.2

Security

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Single sign-on capability
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
9.2
Role-based user permissions
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.2

Reporting & Analytics

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Dashboards
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Standard reports
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Custom reports
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
7.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Accounts payable
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Accounts receivable
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Cash management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Bank reconciliation
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Expense management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Time tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
6.4
Fixed asset management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Multi-currency support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Multi-division support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Regulations compliance
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Electronic tax filing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Self-service portal
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Global Financial Support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
9.6
Intercompany Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Localizations
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Enterprise Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Configurable Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Standardized Processes
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
7.7

Inventory Management

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Inventory tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
6.1
Automatic reordering
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Location management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Manufacturing module
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
10.0

Order Management

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Pricing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
7.0
Order entry
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Credit card processing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Cost of goods sold
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Order Orchestration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
7.9
End-to-end order visibility
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Order exception Resolution
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
7.4

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Branded client dashboards
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.8
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
6.7
Configurable alerts
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Billing bypass
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Client template cloning
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Single sign-on
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
9.0
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
6.8
Cross-client workflow management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Industry-specific versioning
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Legacy system data migration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Online
7.6

Pros

ADP SmartCompliance

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

  • The user interface is clean and things are easy to find. This saves us time from having to look for things we need. If we can't find something, the Help and Search features are easy to use.
  • There is a bar graph at the top of my Customers page that shows a breakdown of overdue invoices, open invoices, and those that have been paid in the last 30 days. This is nice because I can see all this information quickly when I need it.
  • We can customize invoices as much as we need to and it is very user-friendly. We can email individual invoices or in bulk to save time. We can send invoice reminders and statements in a flash as well. All of these things help us get paid on time.
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Cons

ADP SmartCompliance

  • Garnishment integration.
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QuickBooks Online

  • Billing: lack of automation, it's still very manual.
  • Payment gateway: it exists but it's very limited (no storage of CC or ACH for automatic payment online).
  • Payment recognition is very inefficient.
  • SaaS KPI are missing (MRR, Churn, LTV, CAC, ARPA, etc.)! I'm actually thinking of using other providers to solve these issues (like Zuora, Stripes, Kissmetrics, etc.)
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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 Online

QuickBooks Online 7.8
Based on 19 answers
It like the product 'right out of the box' and I trust Intuit will continually improve it over the years based on my experience with their desktop products. The large providers of Apps makes customizing the entire package relatively easy and seamless for a wide variety of business types.
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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 Online

QuickBooks Online 8.0
Based on 10 answers
The product performs in the areas of basic bookkeeping and accounting, but to fully use the product for a small business with a few "quirks" additional upgrades will be needed (from QBO Basic to QBO Plus), payroll, and add-ons will be to have all the bells and whistles needed to perform some basic functions offered in other products
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Reliability and Availability

ADP SmartCompliance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 5.6
Based on 3 answers
While there is an app, which makes it accessible, all the features are not available.
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Performance

ADP SmartCompliance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 7.9
Based on 2 answers
There are tab issues. When I tab the field doesn't highlight and I have to backspace or delete what is in the field. Happens on the memo field and sometimes other fields. Very time consuming.
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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 Online

QuickBooks Online 5.0
Based on 4 answers
My calls are answered quickly and my issues resolved usually immediately.
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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 Online

QuickBooks Online 5.2
Based on 3 answers
I'm frustrated. Wound up with two companies, have to keep switching back and forth. This is unsatisfactory!
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Alternatives Considered

ADP SmartCompliance

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

It is NOT as good as the desktop version. The sales/use tax module is terrible and it isn't customizable enough. I wish we had never changed to QBO.
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Return on Investment

ADP SmartCompliance

  • SmartCompliance was fairly easy to get used to plus it also has links where I can access The Bridge.
  • It allows for some questions to be answered without contacting my ADP representative.
  • I wish there was a better amendment input process that could avoid a lot of manual intervention.
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QuickBooks Online

  • Given us an easy way to manage and keep track of our money
  • Helped us know what smart expenses we could make and what we can afford to spend on
  • Given us clear objectives and paths to growing financially
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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 Online

General

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

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