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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance is a great resource for users of the ADP suite of products. I don't have any real negatives. I think it's one of the best third party resources that my company uses, and I've seen a number of them. Also, the continuous improvement of the website and it's offerings keeps me coming back to see what else I can do on the site. I've used SmartCompliance since it's creation, and other ADP resources prior to SmartCompliance and I am thoroughly sold on it.
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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
8.7
QuickBooks Premier
8.5
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
8.9
QuickBooks Premier
9.2
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP SmartCompliance
8.5
QuickBooks Premier
Benefit plan administration
ADP SmartCompliance
8.5
QuickBooks Premier
7.2
Direct deposit files
ADP SmartCompliance
8.9
QuickBooks Premier
9.4
Salary revision and increment management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.8
QuickBooks Premier
8.3
Reimbursement management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.8
QuickBooks Premier
8.3

Customization

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
API for custom integration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Plug-ins
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
7.5

Security

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.9
Single sign-on capability
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.7
Role-based user permissions
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.1

Reporting & Analytics

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.3
Dashboards
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.5
Standard reports
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.4
Custom reports
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.2

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
7.7
Accounts payable
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.3
Accounts receivable
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.3
Cash management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
7.6
Bank reconciliation
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.6
Expense management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.8
Time tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.0
Fixed asset management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.5
Multi-currency support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.7
Multi-division support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
5.5
Regulations compliance
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
2.6
Electronic tax filing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.2
Self-service portal
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.0
Global Financial Support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
5.3
Intercompany Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.4
Localizations
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.9
Enterprise Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.4
Configurable Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
7.3
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.1
Standardized Processes
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.6

Inventory Management

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
6.8
Inventory tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
7.8
Automatic reordering
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.0
Location management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
8.6
Manufacturing module
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
3.0

Order Management

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.6
Pricing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.5
Order entry
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.5
Credit card processing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.2
Cost of goods sold
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
9.6
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
7.7
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
7.7
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
7.7
Legacy system data migration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Premier
5.0

Pros

ADP SmartCompliance

  • SmartCompliance provides me and my team a one stop shop for most all details around payroll taxes, employee garnishments and the WOTC tax credit. Each area is intuitive, provides the ability to run reports, and allows for interaction between my team and ADP through the website.
  • Customer support for the website is top notch. While I haven't had more than a couple of challenges, I've been able to reach out to ADP and get my issues addressed and fixed and I'm on my way. The website provides a ton of information, but if you need help, it's right there for you.
  • I like the ability to run my own reports and have them real time. I create what I want and then run the report. It doesn't take more than a few minutes and I've got what I need.
  • The ability to upload documents and files is amazing. No more faxing and waiting for a confirmation. The upload process fast and easy, and you are able to view your uploads within a couple of minutes to ensure what you sent is what ADP received.
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QuickBooks Premier

  • Invoicing. Items can be pre-loaded with text to make creating an invoice fast and efficient.
  • Memorized Transactions. All types of transactions can be recorded repeatedly by QuickBooks with little effort on my part. This also lets me avoid missing monthly bills or retainer invoices.
  • Writing checks is one of the best tasks. If you can write a physical check, you can write a check in QuickBooks. The auto fill and auto recall make this task exceptionally easy and fast.
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Cons

ADP SmartCompliance

  • 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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QuickBooks Premier

  • The program takes a very long time to load. It'd be nice to be able to open it quicker as myself and my staff are somewhat inefficient while waiting for the program to load. Probably one of the longest hold times we have for any software.
  • Our clients are constantly receiving payments when an invoice has not been generated. This results in a negative A/R. QuickBooks needs to alert the user to this so this can be avoided.
  • When a group of checks is deposited and one bounces, you have to undeposit the entire lot and redeposit those that did go through. Should be a way for you to go in and just select the one that did not credit.
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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 Premier

QuickBooks Premier 4.8
Based on 12 answers
Love it on a cost benefit schedule and the use of the program in the market.
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Usability

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance 8.0
Based on 3 answers
very good but not perfect
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QuickBooks Premier

QuickBooks Premier 7.9
Based on 9 answers
Quickbooks is really easy to understand. You don't have to undergo a comprehensive training to be able to navigate through the accounting system modules.
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Reliability and Availability

ADP SmartCompliance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Premier

QuickBooks Premier 8.9
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

ADP SmartCompliance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Premier

QuickBooks Premier 5.7
Based on 4 answers
It takes forever to load.
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Support

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance 7.4
Based on 3 answers
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 Premier

QuickBooks Premier 7.4
Based on 7 answers
The Quickbooks support is good but still has some room for improvement.
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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 Premier

QuickBooks Premier 7.2
Based on 7 answers
It is important to do your research. There are tutorial videos online that could help new user of this accounting system. These tutorials are straightforward and easily understandable.
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Alternatives Considered

ADP SmartCompliance

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

Intuit is essentially the industry standard. We upgrade every year since at least one of our clients upgrades as well. So many of our new clients come to us with the program already being utilized and are familiar with it. It has virtually become the default accounting software at this time.
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Scalability

ADP SmartCompliance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Premier

QuickBooks Premier 6.2
Based on 4 answers
They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
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Return on Investment

ADP SmartCompliance

  • 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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QuickBooks Premier

  • Faster processing of invoices
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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

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