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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 Pro

One of my clients is a manufacturing company utilizing QuickBooks with 15 employees to manage all aspects of their business. Frequent tasks being performed are generating purchase orders for raw materials, invoicing customers for finished products, and payroll. As the primary person supporting this installation I've found it easy to manage, control permissions for users, and upgrade each workstation. I also provide basic training on the operation of QuickBooks and even the employees with no previous experience find it easy to use and learn.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP SmartCompliance
8.7
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
8.9
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP SmartCompliance
8.5
QuickBooks Pro
Benefit plan administration
ADP SmartCompliance
8.5
QuickBooks Pro
5.5
Direct deposit files
ADP SmartCompliance
8.9
QuickBooks Pro
7.8
Salary revision and increment management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.8
QuickBooks Pro
6.2
Reimbursement management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.8
QuickBooks Pro
7.4

Customization

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.7
API for custom integration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Plug-ins
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.4

Security

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Single sign-on capability
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Role-based user permissions
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.5

Reporting & Analytics

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Dashboards
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.8
Standard reports
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.7
Custom reports
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Accounts payable
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.7
Accounts receivable
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Cash management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Bank reconciliation
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.9
Expense management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Time tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.4
Fixed asset management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Multi-currency support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Multi-division support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.6
Regulations compliance
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Electronic tax filing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Self-service portal
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.8
Global Financial Support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.4
Intercompany Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Localizations
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Enterprise Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Configurable Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.2
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.8
Standardized Processes
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.0

Inventory Management

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
5.9
Inventory tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Automatic reordering
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.0
Location management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
5.5
Manufacturing module
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
5.8

Order Management

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Pricing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Order entry
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Credit card processing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Cost of goods sold
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.1
Order Orchestration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
End-to-end order visibility
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.2
Order exception Resolution
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.0

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Branded client dashboards
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.5
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.2
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
5.8
Configurable alerts
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.4
Billing bypass
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.5
Client template cloning
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.2
Single sign-on
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.2
Cross-client workflow management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
5.8
Industry-specific versioning
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.5
Legacy system data migration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
5.8

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 Pro

  • Invoice templates make setting up invoicing a breeze
  • Categorizing transactions so they are billed to the right departments or cost centers
  • Layout is extremely easy to navigate for even the least tech-savvy user
  • Reporting functions have great flexibiltily to create custom reports as well as already having the basic reports built in
  • Sharing with the accountant couldn't be any easier!
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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 Pro

  • Depending on the financial institution used connecting to automatically download transaction is tricky
  • Renaming rules in the online version is not user-friendly and defaults on its own lumping most transactions together (IE: everything that comes in as a check # becomes renamed to the last vendor a check was written to & recorded)
  • Desktop version is much more user friendly in general than the online version
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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 Pro

QuickBooks Pro 10.0
Based on 17 answers
We use it with all our clients and have several QuickBooks Pro Advisors and will renew and continue to use it with our client base. It is easy to use, helps with collecting annual data and makes compiling of information for filing annual tax returns much easier. It makes our job a lot easier, than using manual records.
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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 Pro

QuickBooks Pro 9.0
Based on 9 answers
QBP is easy to use, somewhat easy to learn and runs fairly smoothly when using it. It tells you automatically that you need to save, and helps delete old backup files so that your PC doesn't have too many old copies of previous backup storage.
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Reliability and Availability

ADP SmartCompliance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Pro

QuickBooks Pro 8.3
Based on 2 answers
I haven't experienced a time when QuickBooks Pro was unavailable when I needed it in the entire 20 years of using the software
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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 Pro

QuickBooks Pro 8.0
Based on 7 answers
I haven't had any major issues or complaints. I think there is always room for improvement; the software isn't flawless, but it has been super helpful in creating manageable financials for our start-up business. When I have needed support help, which hasn't been real often, usually the problem is resolvable. I have occasionally had to pay extra fees for help, but nothing unreasonable.
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In-Person Training

ADP SmartCompliance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Pro

QuickBooks Pro 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
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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 Pro

QuickBooks Pro 9.0
Based on 6 answers
We implemented the software ourselves. The training we received on the software was done by taking a community course teaching us how to use QuickBooks. It allowed me to get started with some basics of how to use the program and have not needed much assistance since completing the course work.
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Alternatives Considered

ADP SmartCompliance

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

We selected Quickbooks pro based solely on the recommendation of our accountant. We have recently looked into other options like Mint & Freshbooks but decided to remain with Quickbooks as it offers everything we need and when Quickbooks makes updates to their programs they are usually glitch free and of great use to the consumer
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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 Pro

  • NEGATIVE --- had to replace it with more robust version (QB ACCOUNTANT)
  • POSITIVE -- Getting accounting into a real accounting package will save countless hours and help you sleep better at night
  • POSITIVE -- when you retain the services of a real finance professional, having your books in QuickBooks Pro will give you the best possible reporting and management tools.
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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 Pro

General

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

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