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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance is well suited when it comes to providing a Tax Summary. The ADP 'SmartCompliance portal is user-friendly and lets you know if you need to work and tasks or are in great shape. It also has a good notice of notifications and lets you know when something needs to be resolved.
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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
9.0
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
QuickBooks Pro
Benefit plan administration
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
QuickBooks Pro
5.7
Direct deposit files
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Salary revision and increment management
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Reimbursement management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.6
QuickBooks Pro
7.4

Customization

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.9
API for custom integration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Plug-ins
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.7

Security

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Single sign-on capability
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Role-based user permissions
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.7

Reporting & Analytics

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Dashboards
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Standard reports
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.8
Custom reports
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Accounts payable
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Accounts receivable
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Cash management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Bank reconciliation
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.8
Expense management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Time tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Fixed asset management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.6
Multi-currency support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.4
Multi-division support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Regulations compliance
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Electronic tax filing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Self-service portal
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Global Financial Support
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Intercompany Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Localizations
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.2
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Enterprise Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Configurable Accounting
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.7
Standardized Processes
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.1

Inventory Management

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.1
Inventory tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Automatic reordering
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.0
Location management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
5.8
Manufacturing module
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
5.7

Order Management

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Pricing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Order entry
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Credit card processing
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Cost of goods sold
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Order Orchestration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
End-to-end order visibility
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Order exception Resolution
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.1

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.6
Branded client dashboards
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.3
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.0
Configurable alerts
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.6
Billing bypass
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.6
Client template cloning
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.5
Single sign-on
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Cross-client workflow management
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.0
Industry-specific versioning
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Legacy system data migration
ADP SmartCompliance
QuickBooks Pro
6.0

Pros

  • Provides a Tax Summary
  • Timely filing and paying of taxes
  • Research of agency notices
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  • QuickBooks Pro works like a checkbook and is intuitive to use.
  • QuickBooks Pro makes it easy to track income and expenses by requiring a category to save the entry.
  • QuickBooks Pro tracks 1099 vendors and can print the 1099's directly from the program (if set up to do so).
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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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  • Price is high even for a large company
  • If you don't save..... it's all gone. Would be nice to have an auto-save feature as with Cloud services
  • Inability to cross reference by country in terms of taxes and payroll reporting. Big hit for us
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP SmartCompliance9.1
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 Pro10.0
Based on 17 answers
We have many clients using QuickBooks Pro and we plan to continue supporting the program
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Usability

ADP SmartCompliance7.9
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 Pro9.0
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

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 SmartCompliance7.3
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 Pro8.0
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

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

ADP SmartCompliance6.4
Based on 2 answers
almost everything went smoothly, but I needed to check everything, and make some corrections later
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QuickBooks Pro9.0
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 is a leader in the industry for a reason
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Haven't used any others in years aside from Quicken and hand entry registers
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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
It is easy for non accountants to understand and grasp quickly.
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Return on Investment

  • Reduced the amount of administrative work required
  • Minimized the risk of missed liability payments
  • Minimized incorrect filings
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  • The positive impact has been that using QuickBooks, we have built a robust consolidation model for our company's entities.
  • Positive impact has been that we now have standardized reporting using the QuickBooks P&L reporting and Balance Sheet
  • The positive impact has been tracking AR/AP.
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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