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ADP Streamline Payroll

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QuickBooks Premier

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
8.2
Pay calculation
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.2
Benefit plan administration
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
7.1
Direct deposit files
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.5
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
7.6
Reimbursement management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
7.6

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
8.9
Single sign-on capability
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.6
Role-based user permissions
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.1

Reporting & Analytics

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.3
Dashboards
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.4
Standard reports
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.3
Custom reports
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
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
7.6
Bank reconciliation
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.5
Expense management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.8
Time tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.0
Fixed asset management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.4
Multi-currency support
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
8.7
Multi-division support
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
5.7
Regulations compliance
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
2.9
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
5.6
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
6.9
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
6.0
Inventory tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
7.7
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
3.0

Order Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.7
Pricing
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.7
Order entry
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.7
Credit card processing
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.0
Cost of goods sold
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Premier
9.5
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
7.6
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
7.6
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
7.6
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 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
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  • The lack of controls for changing certain transactions is a problem. A check that has been printed, a paycheck that has been created, a reconciled banking transaction should NEVER be able to be changed after the fact, for any reason.
  • Downloads of data from banks and POS systems is very problematic. Almost always we disconnect the downloads and have the client manually enter activity.
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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 Premier5.3
Based on 12 answers
Love it on a cost benefit schedule and the use of the program in the market.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
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QuickBooks Premier7.9
Based on 9 answers
After a bit of training, I found the system relatively easy to use.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
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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

No score
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QuickBooks Premier5.7
Based on 4 answers
It takes forever to load.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
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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

No score
No answers yet
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QuickBooks Premier7.2
Based on 7 answers
none - it was easy
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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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EasyAcct is a multiple general ledger system developed for accounting firms.Peachtree by Sage (Quantum) is similar to QuickBooks but not as user friendly.QuickBooks is a market leader for small business both used by accounting firms and their clients.
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

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QuickBooks Premier8.1
Based on 27 answers
I did not rate the program higher because we have had some issues with installation of the program over the years. The functionality of the program on the network has had some issues in the past. Also, as I previously mentioned, the time it takes to load the program is extremely long. I like the import feature and it does a good job on report generation and reconciliations. I also like the accountant copy functionality. The examples above have never really come in handy for us; but whatever industry they are in; we do have the ability to do the financial accounting using a similar set of input screens which all of us here are accustomed and feel comfortable using.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Premier6.2
Based on 4 answers
They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
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Return on Investment

  • Decreased employee efficiency
  • Heavier work load to correct the things that didn't go right
  • Double entry for not receiving the proper product
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  • Since our financials are kept very up to date, it helps us compare our financial results to prior years and it is used for our internal goal setting.
  • Due to the accountant copy function, we are able to provide better service since our clients are not waiting on us to fix historical data. They can continue their operations uninterrupted.
  • The import feature certainly speeds up the process of accounting for our payroll. As previously mentioned, it takes about a minute to do our entries for payroll and check them.
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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