What users are saying about

ADP SmartCompliance

Top Rated
79 Ratings

QuickBooks Premier

Top Rated
234 Ratings

ADP SmartCompliance

Top Rated
79 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

QuickBooks Premier

Top Rated
234 Ratings
Score 8.3 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 Premier

QuickBooks Premier is not well suited to manufacturing industries, as it cannot handle the complicated inventory requirements of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods. Retailers and Wholesalers can use QuickBooks Premier as long as they have an add-on inventory tracking program or Point of Sale system that integrates with QuickBooks. Likewise, restaurants would need specialized restaurant software that integrates with QuickBooks Premier. Non-profits can use QuickBooks Premier non-profit edition, but if they use fund accounting, it will require some complicated work-arounds. QuickBooks Premier is well-suited to most construction trades, personal and professional services providers, small retailers, and rental property owners.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP SmartCompliance
9.0
QuickBooks Premier
8.1
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
QuickBooks Premier
9.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
QuickBooks Premier
7.0
Direct deposit files
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
QuickBooks Premier
9.4
Salary revision and increment management
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Reimbursement management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.6
QuickBooks Premier
7.5

Customization

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
7.3
API for custom integration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
7.3
Plug-ins
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
7.3

Security

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.8
Single sign-on capability
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.6
Role-based user permissions
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.5
Dashboards
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.7
Standard reports
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.6
Custom reports
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.3

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
7.9
Accounts payable
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.2
Accounts receivable
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.2
Cash management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.6
Bank reconciliation
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.3
Expense management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.1
Time tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.0
Fixed asset management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.2
Multi-currency support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.7
Multi-division support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
6.8
Regulations compliance
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
4.0
Electronic tax filing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.2
Self-service portal
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Global Financial Support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
7.4
Intercompany Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.4
Localizations
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.7
Enterprise Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.0
Configurable Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.2
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
6.5
Standardized Processes
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.3

Inventory Management

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
6.6
Inventory tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.0
Automatic reordering
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
4.3
Location management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.0
Manufacturing module
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
5.0

Order Management

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.5
Pricing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.5
Order entry
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.5
Credit card processing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.5
Cost of goods sold
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.3
Order Orchestration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
10.0
End-to-end order visibility
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
10.0

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
5.7
Branded client dashboards
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Configurable alerts
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Billing bypass
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Client template cloning
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Single sign-on
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Cross-client workflow management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Industry-specific versioning
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Legacy system data migration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
5.0

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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  • QuickBooks Premier is easy to use, yet flexible and powerful enough to handle some complicated accounting scenarios.
  • QuickBooks Premier offers a wide array of canned reports. Custom reports can be easily created.
  • QuickBooks Premier with Enhanced Payroll gives us the tools to handle complex payrolls with multiple variables.
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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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  • Reporting - it would be nice to have an option to remove subaccounts when certain reports are generated.
  • The program could be more flexible in the reporting area. For instance, accumulated depreciation is sometimes presented before the fixed asset accounts on the balance sheet. It would be nice if rows and columns could be manipulated more to get a better looking report.
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Likelihood to Renew

No score
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QuickBooks Premier10.0
Based on 11 answers
Love it on a cost benefit schedule and the use of the program in the market.
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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 Premier7.9
Based on 9 answers
Clients with limited accounting background can learn to use the system effectively with limited training.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
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QuickBooks Premier8.9
Based on 5 answers
This is very reliable software, the desktop version is fast. If there is a problem, it is most likely on your own hardware!
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Performance

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No answers yet
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QuickBooks Premier5.7
Based on 4 answers
It takes forever to load.
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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 Premier7.4
Based on 7 answers
They are not always able to offer solutions and it is sometimes difficult to connect with the right support person.
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Implementation

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No answers yet
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QuickBooks Premier7.2
Based on 7 answers
Need to be as thorough as possible and set up software correctly.
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Alternatives Considered

More functionality and very easy display
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EasyAcct is a multiple general ledger system developed for accounting firms.Peachtree by Sage (Quantum) is similar to QuickBooks but not as user friendly.QuickBooks is a market leader for small business both used by accounting firms and their clients.
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Premier8.1
Based on 27 answers
I did not rate the program higher because we have had some issues with installation of the program over the years. The functionality of the program on the network has had some issues in the past. Also, as I previously mentioned, the time it takes to load the program is extremely long. I like the import feature and it does a good job on report generation and reconciliations. I also like the accountant copy functionality. The examples above have never really come in handy for us; but whatever industry they are in; we do have the ability to do the financial accounting using a similar set of input screens which all of us here are accustomed and feel comfortable using.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Premier6.2
Based on 4 answers
They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
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Return on Investment

  • ADP makes our tax filing and reconciliation process very easy. It takes a minimal amount of time to reconcile and file payroll taxes.
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  • QB Premier has streamlined many previously manual entry accounting processes within our company effectively saving time and money!
  • QB Premier has saved my company several thousand dollars each year in man hours it would take for manual entry and adjustment of our books.
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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 Premier

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