ADP Streamline Payroll vs. Priority AccountEdge

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADP Streamline Payroll
Score 7.1 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
ADP Streamline is a payroll and benefits administration offering specifically for companies with multi-national / global employees.N/A
Priority AccountEdge
Score 6.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
AccountEdge is a small business accounting software for Mac and Windows users. AccountEdge allows business owners to organize, process, and report on their financial information. Its features include accounting, integrated payroll, sales and purchases, contact management, inventory, and time billing. It was acquired by Priority Software in January 2018 to expand that company's small business portfolio.N/A
Pricing
ADP Streamline PayrollPriority AccountEdge
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADP Streamline PayrollPriority AccountEdge
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAccountEdge is available to new customers for $399. Optional product upgrades are released every year for $159 single-user upgrade or $249 multi-user upgrade.
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Community Pulse
ADP Streamline PayrollPriority AccountEdge
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ADP Streamline PayrollPriority AccountEdge
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Streamline Payroll
8.6
11 Ratings
5% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
6.6
6 Ratings
8% below category average
Pay calculation9.211 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.37 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.010 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.011 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.87 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ADP Streamline Payroll
-
Ratings
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
7 Ratings
13% above category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ADP Streamline Payroll
-
Ratings
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
7 Ratings
19% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
ADP Streamline Payroll
-
Ratings
Priority AccountEdge
7.2
8 Ratings
0% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings6.08 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings6.06 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings2.71 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Streamline Payroll
-
Ratings
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
6 Ratings
18% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Streamline Payroll
-
Ratings
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
7 Ratings
12% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ADP Streamline Payroll
-
Ratings
Priority AccountEdge
5.0
3 Ratings
31% below category average
Plug-ins00 Ratings5.03 Ratings
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ADP Streamline PayrollPriority AccountEdge
Small Businesses
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
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Score 9.6 out of 10
Accounting Seed
Accounting Seed
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
ADP Streamline PayrollPriority AccountEdge
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(15 ratings)
6.0
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.3
(6 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADP Streamline PayrollPriority AccountEdge
Likelihood to Recommend
ADP
For any business looking for a solid and reliable payroll system [ADP Streamline Payroll] is perfect. It is a little expensive but you certainly get what you pay for. It is easy to implement for your business and to get your employees set up. Gathers all of the needed tax documents and payroll stubs easily and makes them accessible.
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Priority Software
If you are handling a large client list, and are selling services, it is dead easy. If you are managing/selling a physical inventory, it seems like it has great options to do that quite well (disclaimer, I do not use those functions, but I have paid attention as that functionality was built into the software). If you want to link your bank account to a bookkeeping platform, this is not the software for you (at least so far).
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Pros
ADP
  • They actually make the payments to the tax agencies for you, you don't have to manually do that yourself.
  • It does all the calculations of how much to withhold and pay for taxes for everyone.
  • It has certain reports and saves the employee tax information for everyone within the platform.
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Priority Software
  • AccountEdge has a robust report menu that allows a user to slice and dice data for analysis. Report on projects for the life of the project across fiscal years. Report on different departments with segregated income statements.
  • For users who want to run payroll in house that is easily done through the payroll module. Print physical checks or direct deposit to employee's account, process payroll taxes and file year end W2s.
  • My personal favorites are time billing and retainers. As a service based business I can at my fingertips review how much money a client has on deposit with me and how much of that will be billed out at the end of the month. The integration with AccountEdge Mobile rounds it all out with being able to log my time on-site.
  • Last but not least AccountEdge Mobile in general, as the companion app for the desktop software is invaluable. My heaviest use is the spend money feature. Excellent for logging travel receipts & cash expenses while they are fresh on the brain. Really cuts back the data entry at the end of a trip and trying to recall what something may have been for.
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Cons
ADP
  • Happens rarely, but sometimes Customer Service has to look up an answer. I would prefer they simply upgrade my call to someone who knows the answer.
  • If you are going through a huge company change, let them know ahead of time so you can get a timeline of when changes should and can be done. Implementation of a new company takes considerable time.
  • Offer more LIVE webinars to get more interaction. Listening to webinars, not so exciting and you can't ask questions while you are listening.
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Priority Software
  • My biggest frustration, and one that I've mentioned to Acclivity for many years, is that it only permits opening nine windows at a time (plus the home window). I hit that limit almost daily, and then I have to decide what do I close so I can complete the transaction that needed the "9th" window.
  • The Accounts section includes two quick reports, "Analyze Profit and Loss" and "Analyze Balance Sheet. These can be filtered for the current month or any prior month in the current fiscal year. And that's fine most of the year, but at the beginning of the next year, when I haven't yet started the new fiscal year, these only go to December of the prior year. The regular reports for these can select "next year;" why can't these?
  • It would be helpful if the journal entry number would have one or two additional digits available. For example, when I am entering journal entries for a client, I would like to use a number such as CPA2014001, CPA2014002, etc. to distinguish what I enter from the "automatic" entries that AccountEdge does. But that's one more digit than AccountEdge allows, so if I had over 100 adjustments, I would run out of entry numbers.
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Likelihood to Renew
ADP
Without knowing what the competitors offer I can only give a limited opinion.
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Priority Software
Without a doubt, when you need to do accounting use the program that will get the job done in the least amount of time with the least amount of errors. Once you are using a program that works you stay with it year after year and you will find yourself even excited about the updates
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Usability
ADP
So far, ADP Streamline Payroll has provided me accurate computation of my compensation. And never had any problems with it.
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Priority Software
The intuitive interface does all the tasks we need our accounting software to do. Some tasks are slower to process than I would like but overall very usable. Customizable forms let us choose to either go with the easy ready-made out-of-the-box options or retool them to better fit our specific needs.
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Reliability and Availability
ADP
No answers on this topic
Priority Software
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 Rating
ADP
I give this a 9 rating because the customer support is great. I have had issues that needed to be solved very quickly and they are always so eager to help. They can give you a solution to your problem and if they try everything and still can't, they will connect you with someone that can or will.
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Priority Software
On the few occasions we have needed tech support over the years, they were responsive and worked to get to the root of the issues. However, even though Checkout POS is a separate application, it was pitched to us as a natural extension of the functionality of our AE software that would integrate seamlessly. The company's support for Checkout has been minimal at best, and now totally abandoned. That colors our view of Priority's support unfortunately. And to be honest, that's why it's a 9 instead of a 10. So to be fair, AccountEdge's support itself has been very good over the years.
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Implementation Rating
ADP
No answers on this topic
Priority Software
unfortunately no.
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Alternatives Considered
ADP
ADP Streamline Payroll has a great stack for employers looking to provide all of the basic payroll benefits to employees. I think ADP excels with its UX/UI, which is typically a problem for this industry. It's fairly easy to set up and use, compared to other systems. Try it out!
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Priority Software
For Mac enthusiasts, AccountEdge is the complete installed software solution for small to medium-sized businesses, as it has so many capabilities that QuickBooks for Mac lacks. However, it holds your hand less than QuickBooks for Mac does, so you ought to know what your are doing in keeping business books properly. If your needs are simple, QuickBooks for Mac may be a better solution. QuickBooks Online and Xero are excellent cloud accounting solutions that can be used on the Mac equally well as on Windows. QuickBooks Online offers a similar set of features as QuickBooks for Mac, with the addition of anywhere, anytime access. Xero is a great basic accounting solution in the cloud that can also be used equally well on Macs and WIndows, and offers endless customization and flexibility through its extensive third-party app integration for almost any need.
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Return on Investment
ADP
  • ADP Streamline was just a function to us so I can't really say it had a positive or negative effect on our business objectives. We went with Streamline because we already were with ADP. We didn't really shop.
  • Because of the great rep we had we were able to get a more positive response from our German staff to their pay. Before I came on board there were a lot of payroll errors which had an effect on staff morale. With help from the rep we were able to improve our accuracy and pay people correctly.
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Priority Software
  • Increased employee efficiency - Time is no longer spent switching between programs because all of the information can be found in one place.
  • Customer service has also improved because employees find the program much easier to use, even at the point of sale.
  • Better record keeping - AccountEdge has a very simple invoicing application that allows us to keep track of and balance our accounts.
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ScreenShots

ADP Streamline Payroll Screenshots

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Priority AccountEdge Screenshots

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