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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Streamline Payroll

Make sure you understand exactly what ADP Streamline is before you purchase. And make sure you get a great rep!
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QuickBooks for Mac

Again I think that it is more user-friendly than some of the other platforms I have used. But I think it does a great job with the tracking of expenses and other activity, but also the integration with TurboTax and other applications. Also, for small businesses, the merchant services work very well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6
Pay calculation
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.3
Benefit plan administration
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
9.2
Reimbursement management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.8

Customization

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.8
API for custom integration
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Plug-ins
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.1

Security

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.3
Single sign-on capability
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Role-based user permissions
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.9

Reporting & Analytics

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.4
Dashboards
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.3
Standard reports
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.5
Custom reports
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.2
Accounts payable
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
9.0
Accounts receivable
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.9
Cash management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Bank reconciliation
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
9.0
Expense management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.8
Time tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
5.6
Fixed asset management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.1
Multi-currency support
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.5
Multi-division support
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Regulations compliance
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
5.0
Electronic tax filing
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Self-service portal
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
9.2
Global Financial Support
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.4
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.6
Intercompany Accounting
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.0
Localizations
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
3.8
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Enterprise Accounting
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Configurable Accounting
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.2
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.4
Standardized Processes
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.1

Inventory Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.5
Inventory tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.0
Automatic reordering
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.8
Location management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Manufacturing module
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
5.5

Order Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.5
Pricing
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.3
Order entry
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.1
Credit card processing
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.7
Cost of goods sold
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Order Orchestration
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.7
End-to-end order visibility
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Order exception Resolution
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.7

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.5
Branded client dashboards
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.8
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.3
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
5.8
Configurable alerts
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
9.5
Billing bypass
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
9.2
Client template cloning
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.2
Single sign-on
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.2
Cross-client workflow management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.2
Industry-specific versioning
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Legacy system data migration
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.6

Pros

ADP Streamline Payroll

  • 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.
Sandra Van Munster profile photo

QuickBooks for Mac

  • Barcode swiping
  • Tracking our daily bank account activity.
  • Bookkeeping for tax purposes
  • Tracking of inventory
John E. Miller, MBA profile photo

Cons

ADP Streamline Payroll

  • 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.
Sandra Van Munster profile photo

QuickBooks for Mac

  • Not much to say in this area, but I caution users who convert their data to PC versions for tax purposes to carefully compare accrual/cash versions between the two software because they may not match.
  • The Mac versions are not comparable to the PC versions. QuickBooks 2017 for Mac will not necessarily have the same features as the PC version.
  • The biggest challenge for most desktop users is what I call version error. That is where clients have one version of the data on one computer and then back it up and use it on another PC. Every year I hear stories about how this resulted in the loss of data because the user forgot to restore the most current version of the data.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Streamline Payroll

ADP Streamline Payroll 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Without knowing what the competitors offer I can only give a limited opinion.
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QuickBooks for Mac

QuickBooks for Mac 8.0
Based on 9 answers
I feel that since QuickBooks is working for us and delivering the capabilities that we need as a small business, I don't have any reason to review other programs
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Usability

ADP Streamline Payroll

No score
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QuickBooks for Mac

QuickBooks for Mac 8.0
Based on 3 answers
The Mac version is OK overall. I find the Windows versions to be much more robust but Mac is quite good for Mac users. Though I think die hard Mac users should consider QuickBooks Online instead as there is a new QB for Mac app that makes using QBO much better!
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Reliability and Availability

ADP Streamline Payroll

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QuickBooks for Mac

QuickBooks for Mac 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've been using the QuickBooks online version for a little over 6 months now (upgraded from Mac desktop) and I haven't had any access issues. There have been times when it was down for service/upgrade however there is always plenty of notification time given by the Quick Books Online Support team. These upgrade maintenance time frames are always over night hours and on the weekends so everything can be worked around very easily.
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Support

ADP Streamline Payroll

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks for Mac

QuickBooks for Mac 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the support level I get is probably not what the average user gets
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Alternatives Considered

ADP Streamline Payroll

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.
Sandra Van Munster profile photo

QuickBooks for Mac

Installing QB was easy and straight forward in comparison to other Mac apps. I'll be interested to see if updates are easy to accomplish. Adobe products are all cloud based as is QB & I am still uneasy about that as our business is located in a fairly remote & rural area and internet service although normally reliable is less so that in a major metro area.
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Return on Investment

ADP Streamline Payroll

  • 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.
Sandra Van Munster profile photo

QuickBooks for Mac

  • It is to early for me to evaluate this. It will probably come down to how much time does QR save me vs. what the yearly cost + yearly credit card fees amount to.
Steve Muench profile photo

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

QuickBooks for Mac

General

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

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