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ADP Streamline Payroll

17 Ratings
Score 6.2 out of 101

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Score 8 out of 101

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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 Pro

I have found QuickBooks to be very well suited to small to medium sized businesses that have mostly "normal" payrolls. I have had good success in working with non-profits that use QBP to track donors and to split transactions between program and admin for tax and reporting purposes. Businesses that are very specific in their needs, like construction, or that have very complicated payrolls or vendor payments (eg commissions, percentage calcs, etc.) may benefit from a software that is more specifically designed for their needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Pay calculation
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Benefit plan administration
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Direct deposit files
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Reimbursement management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.2

Customization

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
API for custom integration
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Plug-ins
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.0

Security

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
9.2
Single sign-on capability
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
9.2
Role-based user permissions
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
9.1

Reporting & Analytics

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Dashboards
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.1
Standard reports
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
9.3
Custom reports
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Accounts payable
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.7
Accounts receivable
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Cash management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Bank reconciliation
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.8
Expense management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Time tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
6.7
Fixed asset management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Multi-currency support
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.6
Multi-division support
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Regulations compliance
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Electronic tax filing
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Self-service portal
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Global Financial Support
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.8
Intercompany Accounting
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Localizations
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Enterprise Accounting
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Configurable Accounting
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Standardized Processes
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.6

Inventory Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
6.5
Inventory tracking
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Automatic reordering
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
5.6
Location management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.4
Manufacturing module
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
5.0

Order Management

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Pricing
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.2
Order entry
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Credit card processing
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Cost of goods sold
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.5
Order Orchestration
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
End-to-end order visibility
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Order exception Resolution
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.0

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Branded client dashboards
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
5.2
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Configurable alerts
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.9
Billing bypass
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Client template cloning
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.1
Single sign-on
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.5
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Cross-client workflow management
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Industry-specific versioning
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Legacy system data migration
ADP Streamline Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.0

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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  • Invoice templates make setting up invoicing a breeze
  • Categorizing transactions so they are billed to the right departments or cost centers
  • Layout is extremely easy to navigate for even the least tech-savvy user
  • Reporting functions have great flexibiltily to create custom reports as well as already having the basic reports built in
  • Sharing with the accountant couldn't be any easier!
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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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  • Even though I love QuickBooks it does seem to get bogged down from time to time. I have to wait for it to catch up with what I am doing. This doesn't happen often but when it does it can be a little annoying.
  • Even though you can set a reminder for late invoices I wish that the system for alerts was a little more intuitive and customizable.
  • From time to time I have had issues with losing information. It hasn't happened recently but there were a couple of times the software would crash while I was doing something I would have to input a couple of transactions in again.
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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 Pro9.6
Based on 16 answers
We use it with all our clients and have several QuickBooks Pro Advisors and will renew and continue to use it with our client base. It is easy to use, helps with collecting annual data and makes compiling of information for filing annual tax returns much easier. It makes our job a lot easier, than using manual records.
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Usability

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QuickBooks Pro7.9
Based on 7 answers
It does the job. Mistakes can be corrected and it provides overall the information needed to complete financial statements or tax returns.
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Reliability and Availability

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QuickBooks Pro8.3
Based on 2 answers
I haven't experienced a time when QuickBooks Pro was unavailable when I needed it in the entire 20 years of using the software
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Support

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QuickBooks Pro7.7
Based on 6 answers
When we call someone assists. That is all you can wish for in a Support Team.
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In-Person Training

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QuickBooks Pro10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
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Implementation

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QuickBooks Pro8.8
Based on 5 answers
No not really. I am not an IT person. Once I knew how to use it, it was quick and easy.
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Alternatives Considered

ADP was selected through a reference we received
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We have used Sage and Peachtree as alternatives to QuickBooks Pro and have found for the money and ease of use for any employee QuickBooks is a better option for our firm. Sage and Peachtree require more training to use and some reporting is harder to locate in the program than in QuickBooks Pro. We have clients who use other accounting solutions such as FreshBooks, Quicken and Wave but again the reporting on QuickBooks is quick and easy to use, print, and share
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

No score
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QuickBooks Pro8.5
Based on 22 answers
See my previous comments.
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Return on Investment

  • I cannot comment on this
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  • Ability to approach audits with confidence.
  • Less time spent on invoicing and bill payment.
  • Clean record keeping.
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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 Pro

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