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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Streamline Payroll

I was not involved in the selection process and have not worked with other payroll products.
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Gusto

Small business and self-employed users with a few employees is best. It is focused on offering tools to make the requirements of running a business very friction free. No need to hire someone to manage payroll and benefits when you can just set things up quickly and Gusto was there from the start. The one thing I would say is they were immediate with their call. I signed up and as I was completing the steps, someone called my phone to ask if I ran into any issues or had any questions during my signup process.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
Gusto
9.1
Pay calculation
ADP Streamline Payroll
Gusto
9.3
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Streamline Payroll
Gusto
9.3
Benefit plan administration
ADP Streamline Payroll
Gusto
8.3
Direct deposit files
ADP Streamline Payroll
Gusto
9.4
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Streamline Payroll
Gusto
9.1
Reimbursement management
ADP Streamline Payroll
Gusto
8.9

Pros

  • ADP Streamline works best if you have a great ADP rep on the other end for your payroll purposes. I had a fantastic rep who was very responsive.
  • The ease and security of the upload process makes things quick and easy. Especially when actually preparing the payroll for upload can be difficult.
  • The report running format when I was using ADP Streamline was extremely user friendly and easy to navigate.
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  • Easy step by step setup from signup process to the automatic payments via EFT.
  • All forms and payments are done completely automated and electronically so no manual intervention. I set it up at the beginning of my first year and never looked at it until the next year when I did my taxes.
  • Payroll was easy, automated and simple manage for situations like overtime, time off and one time bonus payments.
  • Offering other pre tax benefits like 401K was easy to incorporate thru their partner apps.
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Cons

  • ADP Streamline billing is slow to react to company changes. Hence incorrect invoices from ADP Streamline were issued and it took a very long time to get their billing department to correct these and issue credit notes.
  • In the payroll system I missed not being able to obtain a per country headcount and payroll numbers. Once payroll is processed it goes directly into an archive and is not easily viewable. It would be nice to have more visibility of personnel and payroll data.
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  • Although the payroll works well, HR Tools and benefits are lacking. Platforms like GoCo, BambooHR, etc have much more features and customizability.
  • Not well-suited for larger teams or complicated payroll schedules. Although I wish we could use Gusto for payroll longer, we may have to switch soon to something that's not as 'pretty' but that has the ability to run more complicated payrolls.
  • Pay stubs never seem to render correctly on phone. I've tried it with 2 different iPhones on different browsers but for some reason part of the paystuff is always cut off and can't be seen. Looks fine on the desktop website, though.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Streamline Payroll7.0
Based on 1 answer
Without knowing what the competitors offer I can only give a limited opinion.
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Gusto8.0
Based on 1 answer
While Gusto does have a few flaws on the whole it is a very user-friendly software that does a great job of making a very complicated and mundane task quite easy and it is also very cost-effective. But I find that it is not a great fit for everyone and there have been a few mistakes in the payroll tax filings that have caused me and my clients some concern
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Alternatives Considered

ADP was selected through a reference we received
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I've used ADP, which was not easy to use, in a past role. I've used Zenefits briefly and this is most comparable to Gusto
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Return on Investment

  • I cannot comment on this
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  • Peace of mind
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Pricing Details

ADP Streamline Payroll

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
ADP Streamline Payroll Editions & Modules
ADP Streamline Payroll
Additional Pricing Details

Gusto

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Gusto Editions & Modules
Gusto
Edition
Concierge: Includes everything in the Complete plan, plus access to certified HR pros and resources so you don’t have to go it alone.
$149/month1
Complete: Includes everything in the Core plan, plus better HR tools so you can create a great place to work
$39/month1
Core: Refreshingly easy payroll so you can get back to what matters most.
$39/month2
1. $12 per employee/contractor
2. $6 per employee/contractor
Additional Pricing Details
Gusto offers three simple pricing plans for payroll, benefits, and HR, so you can choose the plan that meets your business needs. Learn about plans: gusto.com/product/pricing