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ADP Streamline Payroll

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

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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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
8.9
Role-based user permissions
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
8.9

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
7.8

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
7.4
Credit card processing
ADP Streamline Payroll
Priority AccountEdge
7.4
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

  • 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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  • AccountEdge is great for running reports. It allows you to look up information in numerous ways. I like the fact that the Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss reports are interactive so in the screen view mode (as opposed to the printed report) you can easily drill down into accounts and transactions.
  • AccountEdge is also good at creating invoices and statements. Check printing and modifying check layout.
  • The software is quite easy to install and get up and running. The company provides a lot of information on their site, and there is a generous community on their user forum.
  • Reconciliations are fairly easy IF you are not expecting to be able to link your bank accounts to the software. AccountEdge does not do that yet (at least in the US). This is a major flaw in the software--one that I hope is addressed in the very near future.
  • I like that they offer merchant services and point of purchase sales support, but I have no experience in using those capabilities.
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Cons

  • Training was almost non existent when I was using the service. It was easy to figure out but I could have benefitted from some detailed training to help me better use the system and all its functionality.
  • I'm not sure this is anything ADP Streamline can fix because of time differences and such but it was very much like I was on an island waiting for messages in a bottle. I would upload and it would take sometimes more than a day to get a response.
  • The process was very manual when I was using the system. I did all my payroll work off ADP Streamline and basically used it to upload and relied on the rep to enter everything correctly. I felt like I had less control than I would like. I would have preferred to have some control over what was being uploaded and entered.
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  • Linking directly to bank accounts. It seems to be the wave of the future, and it is a big glaring omission from the AccountEdge arsenal of tools.
  • AccountEdge allows printing of government tax forms from within the program, but it is at an additional cost and runs on a separate (but somewhat integrated) ap called Formviewer. This is somewhat clunky to use. I have never been able to get it to print US 1099/96 forms correctly. What's up with that?!
  • Similarly, AccountEdge offers direct filing of US government tax documents through a third party. This is also somewhat opaque and clunky. I bought the service this year and thought it was an "all in" purchase, only to find when I went to file W-2's that there was a per employee charge. Maybe I missed the memo as I was trying to sign up for this service, but I felt taken advantage of when I had to pull trig and pay twice.
  • Finally, it is needlessly opaque and complicated to figure out how to purchase and use the printable forms and government eFiling. It almost feels like a scam. I'm hoping that the new owners fix this, pronto. There is no room in today's world of consumer and business software for hidden costs and incomplete or missing information at the point of purchase and installation.
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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
As I had mentioned previously, our renewal fee is waived, due to a partnership with our payroll company. In general, I believe that the price of AccountEdge is very fair for what it offers. It has limited capabilities but it is also on the low end of the price range.
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Usability

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Priority AccountEdge9.1
Based on 1 answer
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Priority AccountEdge7.0
Based on 1 answer
unfortunately no.
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Alternatives Considered

I can't really answer this question as I was the user of ADP Streamline but had no input in the choosing of ADP Streamline.
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My hands down preference is to keep my accounting off of the cloud but that is not always the case with my clients. So, to make this comparison somewhat fair I will consider only the items containing parity in cloud vs desktop.AccountEdge vs Xero. AccountEdge has superior interface and key response because an internet connection is generally not as responsive as localized software. Period. I also feel that AccountEdge is far more robust in features as well as how my data is presented (visually). I require uniform naming/wording conventions so I can better assimilate data. While this is possible in Xero, it's not as easy to accomplish because of screen response and keyboard workflow. Mouse oriented vs. keyboard oriented. AccountEdge vs QuickBooks for Mac. Succinctly put: cross-platform. AccountEdge data files do not require "saving as" Windows copies or any other such nonsense conversion. They just work equally well on either platform. So for users whose platforms do not match their accountant's, there is simply no issue. Additionally, Acclivity will give a user's accountant a copy of the software for free.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • A big plus for me has been the overall organization that AccountEdge has allowed me. Aside from being the obvious, an accounting tool, I have everything I need in one place for customer service in a searchable format. The communication efficiency that results from having all the information available makes follow up with clients and vendors easy and meaningful.
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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.