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Priority AccountEdge

Top Rated
31 Ratings

ADP Streamline Payroll

16 Ratings
Score 6 out of 101

Priority AccountEdge

Top Rated
31 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

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ADP Streamline Payroll

I think that if the sales staff were more knowledgeable on the product they are selling you and were less worried about making a sale then perhaps I would have had a better experience and would have kept them longer than a couple of months.
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Priority AccountEdge

I feel AccountEdge is almost universally well suited for most small & medium businesses - either manufacturing or service based. There are a few caveats however. The first thing that needs to be assessed is how the product will be used. If a user desires a cloud based product, this may not the the right accounting suite for them. While there is some cloud functionality with the addition of AccountEdge Cloud as a data entry portal, it must be understood that ultimately the database resides somewhere on someone's desktop and continual syncing is required. Another area that for some is tricky, is inventory valuation. The value is tracked by averaging the product cost vs first in first out (FIFO). Once the user passes these initial questions, the versatility of the software makes it easy to accommodate a variety of business models. I especially use it with creatives - photographers, writers, agents, producers, artists, designers, etc. The job (project) tracking especially shines here with the facilitation of budget creation.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Pay calculation
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.5
Benefit plan administration
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.5
Reimbursement management
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.1

Security

ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Role-based user permissions
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.7
Dashboards
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Standard reports
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.4
Custom reports
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.7

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.3
Accounts payable
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.8
Accounts receivable
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.8
Cash management
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.1
Bank reconciliation
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
6.5
Expense management
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.4
Time tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.1
Multi-currency support
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Multi-division support
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
9.1
Regulations compliance
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Electronic tax filing
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
5.0
Self-service portal
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
2.7

Inventory Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.9
Inventory tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.7
Automatic reordering
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Location management
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Manufacturing module
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.0

Order Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Pricing
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
6.5
Order entry
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.5
Credit card processing
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.5
Cost of goods sold
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
6.6

Customization

ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
6.5
Plug-ins
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
6.5

Pros

  • The concept is good
  • Help is available
  • User friendly
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  • Some of my clients have had international activity. For them keeping track of transactions in currencies other than the US dollar has worked very well, though it does mean having to have a history of exchange rates handy to get the correct rate for a transaction date.
  • The new "Retainers, Escrows, and Trusts" feature (since 2013) has been a welcome addition. I use it for clients who have prepaid for my services.
  • I make extensive use of the ability to export reports to Excel templates. Creating an Excel table from the export file, and then using Pivot Tables, I can summarize data in ways that expand what AccountEdge can do. For example, I can summarize cash receipts by payment type, and tie to the Forms 1099-K that the credit card companies send.
  • Another new feature I have started using is "Pay Payroll Liabilities." It provides an easy "check-off" of the taxes or other payables to specific agencies.
  • I love the ability to custom-design the chart of accounts. In most circumstances having four levels of detail is sufficient. But sometimes it would be nice to have another level or two, especially for manufacturing businesses. And when a client has put something that should be a "Cost of Sales" account into the "Expenses" section, it would be nice to be able to change the account type to get it to the correct section, so that the income statement puts it in the right place.
  • A feature I learned about some years ago can be very helpful if you discover that a correction needs to be made in a prior year — for example, sometimes a client will set up a purchase order, with a payment, and forget to convert it to a bill. If that conversion is done the next fiscal year, it puts the cash basis expense into the wrong year. But by "starting a New Fiscal Year" and choosing to go BACK a year (i.e., from 2015 to 2014) instead of the normal forward, you now can fix that mistake in the correct period. Then go back to the current fiscal year for ongoing transactions.
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Cons

  • ADP sales team should be more knowledgeable about the product they sell you
  • ADP employees should be more up to date on tax liabilities in different states
  • I think ADP should assign one contact person so you don't have to get a different person each time you need assistance
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  • You have an option to add a "discount" to invoices, and we would insert a negative value to generate a surcharge for rush orders. This generated confusion with our clients since the column read "discount", so perhaps AccountEdge can generate a surcharge column option.
  • NYC has a consolidated tax rate (8.875%), but AccountEdge would often use the default NY State tax of 4%. There did not seem to be a function to universally apply a NYC tax rate to all records. It was tedious to update all of our client records to use the NYC tax rate instead of NY State.
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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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Priority AccountEdge8.8
Based on 10 answers
If I were still at my previous job that used AccountEdge, I would renew.
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Usability

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Priority AccountEdge8.2
Based on 2 answers
AccountEdge Pro & Basic is laid out in easy to use centers which compartmentalize a users needs based on departments. Along with that one can set up recurring transactions for things that repeat daily through annually and anything in between. You can set a preference for automatic posting or a user specific reminder to post the action
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Reliability and Availability

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Priority AccountEdge9.1
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One of the finer advantages of desktop software, it's always available. AccountEdge doesn't suffer from outages or sluggish internet like web based applications do. It's always there when you power on your device!
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Support

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Priority AccountEdge5.5
Based on 2 answers
Rarely do we get support due to it costing money. Sell us on a Monthly service, bump up your CRM and Marketing and AccountEdge could easily be getting $2k/ month from us.
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Implementation

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Priority AccountEdge7.0
Based on 1 answer
unfortunately no.
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Alternatives Considered

ADP was selected through a reference we received
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I have not used any other accounting software.
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Return on Investment

  • Decreased employee efficiency
  • Heavier work load to correct the things that didn't go right
  • Double entry for not receiving the proper product
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  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Easy record keeping of open invoices
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Priority AccountEdge

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
AccountEdge is available to new customers for $399. Optional product upgrades are released every year for $159 single-user upgrade or $249 multi-user upgrade.