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ADP Streamline Payroll

17 Ratings
Score 6.2 out of 101

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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QuickBooks Premier is not well suited to manufacturing industries, as it cannot handle the complicated inventory requirements of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods. Retailers and Wholesalers can use QuickBooks Premier as long as they have an add-on inventory tracking program or Point of Sale system that integrates with QuickBooks. Likewise, restaurants would need specialized restaurant software that integrates with QuickBooks Premier. Non-profits can use QuickBooks Premier non-profit edition, but if they use fund accounting, it will require some complicated work-arounds. QuickBooks Premier is well-suited to most construction trades, personal and professional services providers, small retailers, and rental property owners.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.1
Pay calculation
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.0
Benefit plan administration
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
7.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.4
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Reimbursement management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
7.5

Customization

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
7.3
API for custom integration
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
7.3
Plug-ins
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
7.3

Security

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.8
Single sign-on capability
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.6
Role-based user permissions
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.5
Dashboards
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.7
Standard reports
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.6
Custom reports
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.3

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
7.9
Accounts payable
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.2
Accounts receivable
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.2
Cash management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.6
Bank reconciliation
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.3
Expense management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.1
Time tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.0
Fixed asset management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.2
Multi-currency support
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.7
Multi-division support
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
6.8
Regulations compliance
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
4.0
Electronic tax filing
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.2
Self-service portal
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Global Financial Support
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
7.4
Intercompany Accounting
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.4
Localizations
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.7
Enterprise Accounting
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.0
Configurable Accounting
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.2
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
6.5
Standardized Processes
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.3

Inventory Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
6.6
Inventory tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.0
Automatic reordering
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
4.3
Location management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.0
Manufacturing module
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
5.0

Order Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.5
Pricing
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.5
Order entry
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.5
Credit card processing
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.5
Cost of goods sold
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.3
Order Orchestration
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
10.0
End-to-end order visibility
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
10.0

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
5.7
Branded client dashboards
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Configurable alerts
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Billing bypass
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Client template cloning
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Single sign-on
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Cross-client workflow management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Industry-specific versioning
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Legacy system data migration
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
5.0

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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  • The program is easy to learn and use. We can train our clients' personnel how to use the program with out difficulty.
  • It is easy for clients to generate bills and manage accounts receivable.
  • It is easy to manage accounts payable and allows clients to pay their bills electronically.
  • Transactions can be imported electronically for credit card and banking transactions.
  • It is easy to reconcile bank and credit card accounts.
  • We can import data generated by QuickBooks into our tax and accounting software.
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Cons

  • ADP Streamline billing is slow to react to company changes. Hence incorrect invoices from ADP Streamline were issued and it took a very long time to get their billing department to correct these and issue credit notes.
  • In the payroll system I missed not being able to obtain a per country headcount and payroll numbers. Once payroll is processed it goes directly into an archive and is not easily viewable. It would be nice to have more visibility of personnel and payroll data.
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  • Payroll needs to be streamlined. There are about 5 steps to creating a payroll check, 2 (the confirmations to create and print the checks) are redundant.
  • Payroll tax payment corrections are too complicated. Adjusting the balances for discounts, etc. are cumbersome.
  • Using the find for an amount could be better. There is no default, you have to choose less than, greater than or equal. The default should be equal. The others should be an option.
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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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QuickBooks Premier10.0
Based on 11 answers
Because Quickbooks is the best accounting system we have encountered so far.
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Usability

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QuickBooks Premier7.9
Based on 9 answers
Quickbooks is really easy to understand. You don't have to undergo a comprehensive training to be able to navigate through the accounting system modules.
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Reliability and Availability

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QuickBooks Premier8.9
Based on 5 answers
This is very reliable software, the desktop version is fast. If there is a problem, it is most likely on your own hardware!
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Performance

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QuickBooks Premier5.7
Based on 4 answers
It takes forever to load.
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Support

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QuickBooks Premier7.4
Based on 7 answers
They are not always able to offer solutions and it is sometimes difficult to connect with the right support person.
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Implementation

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QuickBooks Premier7.2
Based on 7 answers
It is important to do your research. There are tutorial videos online that could help new user of this accounting system. These tutorials are straightforward and easily understandable.
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Alternatives Considered

ADP was selected through a reference we received
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The other accounting-based programs I have attempted to utilize in this position have been far inferior to the functionality of QB premier. One, in particular, has several methods of use and not all of them were easy to navigate. QB's use of icons and homepage direction chart makes finding where to start a breeze. I can literally point and click and end up right where I intended to be without worrying that I'm going to mess something up.
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

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QuickBooks Premier8.1
Based on 27 answers
Handling a lot of clients from different industries like professional service providers (photography and catering service), construction, and retail, QuickBooks makes it easier to configure or customize its interface based on their respective industry or business type. It greatly helps our bookkeepers provide the best service we can give to our clients and achieve client satisfaction.
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Scalability

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QuickBooks Premier6.2
Based on 4 answers
They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
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Return on Investment

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  • My focus is to get financial information to my C-Team as quickly and as accurately as possible so they can make informed decisions in a timely manner. QB Premier helps me make that happen.
  • The price of QB Premier is very reasonable. There are discounts offered a couple times a year so we can upgrade every so often. And when you do upgrade, it's seamless for me. That saves time and money, and I can feel confident my data is safe during the change.
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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

QuickBooks Premier

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