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ADP SmartCompliance

Top Rated
80 Ratings

ADP SmartCompliance

Top Rated
80 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

Square Payroll

1 Ratings
Score 10 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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Square Payroll

Honestly, I feel that Square payroll is well suited for most sized small to medium businesses. The option to pay both W-2 employees and 1099 contractors is very flexible. At only $5 additional per employee, it scales well. And all of the appropriate forms are filed for you, so there's no need for an expensive accounting firm. One thing that could improve is the explanation of what to expect at the forefront of implementing W-2 employees. Many employers may not understand how the process will affect them money-wise when it comes to paying the taxes, etc. It may scare them off from using a W-2 instead of 1099, which have very different impacts on the employee's tax situation as well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP SmartCompliance
9.0
Square Payroll
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Square Payroll
Benefit plan administration
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Square Payroll
Direct deposit files
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Square Payroll
Salary revision and increment management
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Square Payroll
Reimbursement management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.6
Square Payroll

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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  • 1099 contractor payments are easy, and they provide you with the IRS filing as part of the service.
  • Direct deposit/debit from your already connected account to the employee.
  • Reporting and management features are simple yet inclusive.
  • Low cost compared to alternative solutions.
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Cons

  • Some of the SmartCompliance modules (i.e. Aline) are fairly new, thus can be a little buggy in the initial usage. Items like historical data from the prior PAT system are slow to move over, meaning multiple log ins are still needed to access history
  • Customer Service support is great, but sometimes it can be difficult to get Technical Support involved to assist with things like troubleshooting data integration issues or site specifications to build/improve data flow.
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  • More reporting options online. Downloading export is cumbersome.
  • Speedier deposits. 4 day turn around is a problem sometimes.
  • Improve W-2 process, explanations.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP SmartCompliance9.1
Based on 1 answer
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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Usability

ADP SmartCompliance7.3
Based on 2 answers
Its easy to use just need additional changes to make some functions easier to find on the interface
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Square Payroll9.0
Based on 1 answer
It could use a mobile-friendly interface. Other than that it's a simple layout and non-cluttered which allows you to get done what you need to get done. No unnecessary dodads or distractions.
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Support

ADP SmartCompliance6.4
Based on 2 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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Implementation

ADP SmartCompliance8.2
Based on 1 answer
almost everything went smoothly, but I needed to check everything, and make some corrections later
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Alternatives Considered

ADP is far superior
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Cheaper and easier to implement Square payroll versus the competition. Accessible to the small business. Doesn't have a learning curve. Quick deployment to usage/adoption. The other options don't compare when looked at feature for feature vs. price.
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Return on Investment

  • SmartCompliance allows us access to our employee garnishment related documents.
  • SmartCompliance allows us access to our company tax related documents.
  • SmartCompliance allows us to easily upload documents to ADP for review/resolution.
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  • Lessened accounting fees.
  • Improved payroll process. Reliability.
  • Adds the the overall ROI of using Square.
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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.

Square Payroll

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