What users are saying about
18 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 6.4 out of 101
61 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.7 out of 101

Add comparison

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!
Sandra Van Munster profile photo

QuickBooks for Mac

It's easy and fun to use QuickBooks for Mac when it is set up right. It works well for the most part and has only a few bugs. I would rate it a 9 if it was able to do job costing for wages, and if there were more programs/apps that integrate with it.But if you are choosing accounting technology QuickBooks for Mac might be a poor choice because an online accounting program, instead of premise-based software, will make it easier to collaborate with your bookkeeper, CPA, Advisor, etc.. The exception is running QuickBooks for Mac in a hosted environment which allows multiple users to access it. Of course if your internet connection is unreliable, you are not ready for online accounting software! In that case, QuickBooks for Mac is easy to use, just be sure it's set up right first.
Shelly Robbins profile photo

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
9.4
Pay calculation
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.1
Benefit plan administration
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Reimbursement management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0

Customization

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
API for custom integration
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Plug-ins
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6

Security

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Single sign-on capability
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
9.4
Role-based user permissions
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3

Reporting & Analytics

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.2
Dashboards
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.8
Standard reports
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6
Custom reports
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.3

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.5
Accounts payable
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.7
Accounts receivable
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6
Cash management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Bank reconciliation
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
9.0
Expense management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Time tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Fixed asset management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.7
Multi-currency support
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Multi-division support
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
5.8
Regulations compliance
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
5.2
Electronic tax filing
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
9.2
Self-service portal
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Global Financial Support
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
5.2
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.6
Intercompany Accounting
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Localizations
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6
Enterprise Accounting
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Configurable Accounting
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.5
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
5.2
Standardized Processes
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.9

Inventory Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.7
Inventory tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
5.8
Automatic reordering
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Location management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.8
Manufacturing module
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.8

Order Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Pricing
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.1
Order entry
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.3
Credit card processing
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.9
Cost of goods sold
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Order Orchestration
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
End-to-end order visibility
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Order exception Resolution
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Branded client dashboards
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.3
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Configurable alerts
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Billing bypass
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Client template cloning
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Single sign-on
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Cross-client workflow management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Industry-specific versioning
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Legacy system data migration
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks for Mac
7.3

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.
Sandra Van Munster profile photo
  • Online banking is easy and fun to learn, and saves data-entry for those little debits/ATM's on your bank statement.
  • Invoices can be designed to look nice and emailed with a "Pay link which speeds up cash flow; a #1 concern for new businesses.
  • Save money by using the online payroll that syncs in data so you don't have to enter complicated paychecks at all.
Shelly Robbins profile photo

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
No photo available
  • The #1 complaint is that setting it up right is a challenge. People waste time trying to figure it out only to realize that they don't know accounting so of course they don't know how an accounting program should be set up. Like any time you are in over your head, reach out to your network and find someone who can log onto your computer and walk you through it.
  • If you need to track the cost of wages to jobs you can't do it with the online payroll, but check for yourself because it's a function that landscaping companies and construction businesses usually need, so maybe they have added it by now. That would really help!
  • It's premise-based software and that means you take on the role of hardware admin, and it's a lot of work for what is increasingly becoming a smaller gap in the functionality between QuickBooks for Mac and QuickBooks Online.
  • QuickBooks for Mac 2015 has been updated consistently over the last 3 years and continues to provide for the bookkeeping needs of small companies using Macs in their offices. However, it has limited job costing functionality. It is similar in functionality to the 2010 version of QuickBooksPro which runs on Windows.
Shelly Robbins profile photo

Likelihood to Renew

ADP Streamline Payroll7.0
Based on 1 answer
Without knowing what the competitors offer I can only give a limited opinion.
No photo available
QuickBooks for Mac8.0
Based on 9 answers
I haven't spent that much time with the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac, but I think I'm seeing it make the much-needed improvements. For example, something as simple as undoing the previous reconciliation was a terrible chore, and I'm glad that feature has been included in the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac
Spencer Judd profile photo

Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks for Mac8.0
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!
Robyn Smithson, CB profile photo

Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks for Mac9.0
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.
Ann Shallcross profile photo

Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks for Mac5.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the support level I get is probably not what the average user gets
Robyn Smithson, CB profile photo

Alternatives Considered

ADP was selected through a reference we received
No photo available
AccountEdge Pro. It's stand alone only for Mac and that didn't suit our needs.
Billy Rivet profile photo

Return on Investment

  • I cannot comment on this
No photo available
  • User friendly UI to enter invoices
  • Simplistic procedures
  • Save money by using the online payroll
No photo available

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