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ADP SmartCompliance

Top Rated
79 Ratings

QuickBooks Pro

Top Rated
492 Ratings

ADP SmartCompliance

Top Rated
79 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

QuickBooks Pro

Top Rated
492 Ratings
Score 8 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 Pro

If someone cannot use standard cost for inventory they will have a problem. Also, if the client wants fairly sophisticated job costing we recommend Enterprise. I find that QuickBooks is good for the majority of our small business clients.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP SmartCompliance
9.0
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Benefit plan administration
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Direct deposit files
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Salary revision and increment management
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Reimbursement management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.6
QuickBooks Pro
7.2

Customization

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
API for custom integration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Plug-ins
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.0

Security

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
9.2
Single sign-on capability
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
9.2
Role-based user permissions
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
9.1

Reporting & Analytics

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Dashboards
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.1
Standard reports
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
9.3
Custom reports
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Accounts payable
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.7
Accounts receivable
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Cash management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Bank reconciliation
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.8
Expense management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Time tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.7
Fixed asset management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Multi-currency support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.6
Multi-division support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Regulations compliance
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Electronic tax filing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Self-service portal
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Global Financial Support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.8
Intercompany Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Localizations
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Enterprise Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Configurable Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Standardized Processes
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.6

Inventory Management

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.5
Inventory tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Automatic reordering
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
5.6
Location management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.4
Manufacturing module
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
5.0

Order Management

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Pricing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.2
Order entry
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Credit card processing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Cost of goods sold
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.5
Order Orchestration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
End-to-end order visibility
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Order exception Resolution
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.0

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Branded client dashboards
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
5.2
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Configurable alerts
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.9
Billing bypass
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Client template cloning
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.1
Single sign-on
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.5
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Cross-client workflow management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Industry-specific versioning
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Legacy system data migration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.0

Pros

  • ADP PROVIDES A VERY WELL KNOWLEDGABLE STAFF TO ADDRESS ANY ISSUE YOU MAY ENCOUNTER
  • ADP ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL AS A USER OF THEIR SERVICES AND ALWAYS OPEN TO LEARN WHAT THEY CAN DO BETTER
  • ADP DEFINITELY WILL SEE ANY ISSUE THRU O THE END; GREAT FOLLOW UP SKILLS
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  • The ability to attach documents and files to transaction is great. IT is nice to have all of the relevant documentation in one place. This eases subsequent review, such as in an audit.
  • The ability to easily download reports into excel, either new or existing files is simple and effective. It facilitates having information is more than one place, which goes against the goal of having everything resident within QuickBooks, but I may be overthinking the situation.
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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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  • If there were the possibility on QuickBooks for multiple users to edit the same page at the same time (like google sheets) it would be extremely useful
  • The learning database provided by quickbooks could've been a little simpler
  • It would be nice for QuickBooks to be able to integrate a mail server like a MailChimp
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Likelihood to Renew

No score
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QuickBooks Pro9.6
Based on 16 answers
It meets our needs the best
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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 Pro7.9
Based on 7 answers
EXPERIENCE USING THE SYSTEMS FOR MANY YEARS.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Pro8.3
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 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 Pro7.7
Based on 6 answers
When we call someone assists. That is all you can wish for in a Support Team.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Pro10.0
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Pro8.8
Based on 5 answers
No not really. I am not an IT person. Once I knew how to use it, it was quick and easy.
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Alternatives Considered

More functionality and very easy display
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Went with QuickBooks from day one. Knew that it was a trusted company with solid applications.
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Pro8.5
Based on 22 answers
QuickBooks / Intuit was able to get away from debits and credits. Clients can logic out the answer. If QuickBooks is set up correctly, 90% of the accounting is done by filling out the Form(check, invoice bill or timesheet). QuickBooks allows the client to do 90% of the input, thus saving my time to answer questions and fix errors. Input is done at a "clerk" level
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Return on Investment

  • It takes fewer employees and is more accurate than anything we have used in the past. Changes are easy to spot and apply to internal systems if needed.
  • ADP will only do what you tell them to do, no more and no less. Someone needs to watch and make sure the communication is clear and precise so that everything is done correctly.
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  • As the accountant, being able to receive the file via email or flash drive, and then make changes that would be reflected when sent back to the client was huge.
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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