ADP Vantage HCM vs. QuickBooks Desktop Premier

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ADP Vantage HCM
Score 6.5 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
ADP Vantage HCM is a platform combining HR, payroll, benefits, talent management and time & attendance. ADP promotes dedicated HR representatives to work with businesses.N/A
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
QuickBooks Desktop Premier is an installed version of QuickBooks for general business, contractors, manufacturing and warehouse accounting, as well as nonprofits, professional services, and retail.N/A
Pricing
ADP Vantage HCMQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ADP Vantage HCMQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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ADP Vantage HCMQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ADP Vantage HCMQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
62 Ratings
15% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data9.256 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history9.059 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.355 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.9.357 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting9.150 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management9.451 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)9.344 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.3
61 Ratings
15% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9
47 Ratings
21% above category average
Pay calculation9.558 Ratings7.046 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.239 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.317 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.246 Ratings10.020 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.460 Ratings8.036 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.645 Ratings9.927 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.17 Ratings9.529 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
40 Ratings
12% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
Approval workflow9.339 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details9.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.19 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
63 Ratings
14% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information9.163 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information9.158 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation9.448 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition9.721 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history9.547 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.9
14 Ratings
24% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets9.914 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
8.7
61 Ratings
13% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
Report builder9.160 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.759 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data9.241 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
8.9
35 Ratings
10% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
New hire portal8.433 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools9.327 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
8.8
19 Ratings
7% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.915 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.518 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking9.417 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
8.7
23 Ratings
8% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.822 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.619 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking8.619 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders9.119 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency9.217 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
13 Ratings
17% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools9.711 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.812 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search9.512 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development9.512 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
9.3
25 Ratings
17% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management9.524 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.524 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.720 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting9.623 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention9.620 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.924 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.625 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.3
20 Ratings
136% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings1.315 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings1.320 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.4
49 Ratings
6% below category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings4.943 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings10.040 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.9
57 Ratings
8% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings4.948 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings7.956 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.954 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.1
60 Ratings
2% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings7.058 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings7.059 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings8.054 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings8.057 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings6.056 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings5.028 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings5.039 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings9.018 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings7.033 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings1.819 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings10.028 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings8.017 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings7.014 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings7.16 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings4.37 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
2.9
36 Ratings
79% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings1.735 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings1.015 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings8.019 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings1.017 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
ADP Vantage HCM
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.0
38 Ratings
2% below category average
Pricing00 Ratings10.030 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings10.031 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings7.027 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings6.334 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings1.04 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ADP Vantage HCMQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(66 ratings)
3.0
(63 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.1
(19 ratings)
1.3
(12 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(17 ratings)
7.0
(14 ratings)
Availability
8.6
(7 ratings)
8.9
(5 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(8 ratings)
5.7
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
7.8
(24 ratings)
1.1
(12 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
5.1
(8 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.1
(13 ratings)
7.2
(7 ratings)
Configurability
6.1
(7 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.0
(7 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.7
(7 ratings)
6.2
(4 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.4
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.5
(6 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ADP Vantage HCMQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Likelihood to Recommend
ADP
[ADP Vantage HCM is] great for big organizations with complex processes and who need all the features/functionalities provided by the platform. May not be very suitable for smaller companies who aren't as elaborate in terms of their HR processes and the enterprise licensing costs can be slightly prohibitive. Great for companies looking for plug-and-play solutions which need minimal/no customization off the shelf.
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Intuit
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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Pros
ADP
  • User Security Granularity: I can fine-tune access exactly, rather than give someone too little or too much access.
  • Employee Data Security: All of our data is secure and encrypted by ADP. I do not have to manage security beyond keeping users from giving their username and password to someone. The rest is out of sight and out of mind, handled by ADP.
  • Out of the Box Functionality: While we did have to make configuration decisions in implementation, the functions and customizations we make inside of ADP all function from day one and are not affected by security updates, new versions, or patches. With other highly customized products, any update to the stock system poses a threat to functionality. ADP Vantage does exactly what we want it to do, the way we want it, and without being disabled by ongoing life-cycle management by ADP.
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Intuit
  • 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
  • [The] tax setup section needs more work, it is unclear sometimes if we need to set up tax in Smart Compliances or somewhere else, and then the rode to make that tax active and add it to the employee.
  • [The] payroll audit could be more clear and include more data from all adjustments, for example, if there is [a] salary rate change, there [are] not flags to check that in [the] audit section of the payroll.
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Intuit
  • I would like to be able to choose how i want to view accounts receivable aging. I would like some flexibility to sort and choose how to present the data.
  • For a seasoned accountant, I would like to see some of the restrictive controls that are in place for novices to be able to be relaxed so that I can easily make some entries and adjust some balances that ordinarily a regular user would not be able to do.
  • I would like to see an easy way to clear old outstanding checks that need to be reversed without affecting prior balances/history.
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Likelihood to Renew
ADP
Because we have only been using the system for 5 years, we will continue using this service until our business outgrows the support we need or is unable to meet our needs. we need a system that will integrate with our carriers and well as our general ledger system. We are currently looking for another GL system to fit our needs that will need to integrate with ADPVantage
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Intuit
Because we have been extremely happy with the product and our organization tends to be creatures of habit. We rarely leave a product that works this well for the latest and greatest. Typically we follow the "if it's not broken, don't fix it rule". While QB does make changes we typically just roll with it. If we do find something we don't like we work through it until we fully understand its functionality.
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Usability
ADP
It's a great product and the enhancements make it better all the time. I feel there are some areas that are severly lacking attention, such as Garnishments. This area of the product is not user friendly at all and ADP has not made an enhancement here since we went live 2012.
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Intuit
QuickBooks is an amazing tool that provides all of the necessary features needed to run the finances of a company. I would like for QuickBooks to provide better resources for training. There are many features that go unused because of lack of knowledge. Procore offers chatting and calls on their platform and they make it easy and accessible to get answers and solutions.
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Reliability and Availability
ADP
The software just works. I can count on one hand the number of actual outages I have experienced in the last 10 years. We have had slowdowns, where response/processing time was slow, but those too are few and far between. The redundancies and backups they have in place at ADP mean my resources are available all the time. The only reason I say 9 of 10 is because there are times when an update or patch will cause an issue in another part of the system that usually isn't discovered prior to the patch/update's implementation. These have happened several times. The plus side is that these are almost always resolved immediately.
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Intuit
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
ADP
Pages do load pretty swiftly, and reports do not take too long. However, I have noticed that most reports become available sooner than some. Which if you are trying to process payroll, it may slow you down and tends to be time consuming when you're in a crunch
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Intuit
It takes forever to load.
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Support Rating
ADP
The support for ADP Vantage HCM is mostly excellent. Sometimes it can be hard to reach an ADP representative that is knowledgeable in whatever area you are having difficulty but for the most part it is very good. For the weaknesses that ADP Vantage HCM has, they almost make up for it with their support teams. If by chance you reach someone who is unable to help, I suggest calling the main help line again and you will reach someone who not only helps with the issue but also walks you through the process and explains it to you.
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Intuit
This is an awesome product and the support team is very knowledgeable. The product is mature, so there are not a lot of bugs and the support team really solves problems quickly. Usually it is a user error issue, but the support desk helps me out. I love the fact that it is US based support.
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In-Person Training
ADP
My instructor as amazing and very knowledgeable. My instructor kept my attention and made sure that I understood each module before he moved on. No matter how many times I asked a question for clarification, he answered them. I've taken other instructor led training's before, I have to say that ADP made it easy
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Intuit
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Online Training
ADP
A lot of set ups vary from company to company so parts of our training we found it difficult to relate it to our processes. They have TONS of training modules available and a streamlined process for what you should complete and when. Would have been helpful to have onsite training for how much one pays for the system.
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Intuit
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Implementation Rating
ADP
It was a great implementation, ADP went above and beyond to ensure it was successful. ADP hosted modeling sessions that included the subject matter experts from all areas. It was helpful that the implementation was all inclusive as we received indepth detail of how each area affects another.
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Intuit
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
ADP Vantage was chosen because ADP is best in class for payroll service. They excel in garnishments; they excel in taxes; they excel in payroll delivery; they excel in customer service; they excel in actual payments; Vantage was their latest and greatest payroll processing platform.
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Intuit
QuickBooks Premier handles most of my business functions efficiently in one package. It is not my "everything." I use Replicon for time rather than QuickBooks. I don't want my WIP data interfering with my accounting. I use PaySimple for it's web interface and back office processing. I don't have security issues since I don't have any credit card data in my possession. With today's identity theft environment, I have to protect myself as much as I can. Not having credit card data in my accounting software lets me sleep much better at night. Quicken will do basic accounting but does not have all the double entry accounting systems contained in QuickBooks. QuickBooks Online does much of the basic business functions but I don't like the pricing structure. As a professional accountant, that is very important to me. Bill.com provided a good service but the ability of QuickBooks to add bills and receipts to transactions makes it redundant.
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Scalability
ADP
ADP Vantage is able to scale to our needs. As your organization's payroll and time and attendance needs grow, ADP has optional modules (scheduler, HR, ect.) that can be purchased. The basic reporting and metrics are nice add-ons.
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Intuit
They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
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Return on Investment
ADP
  • Positive - saving the admins time by allowing EE's to access their own information.
  • Positive - Managers being able to use Vantage easily to manage their employees.
  • Negative - would probably be when the system gives you errors randomly that are not true errors. Once you refresh the page or log out and back in then the error does not come up. Not sure if this has to do with connection as well.
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Intuit
  • 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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ScreenShots

ADP Vantage HCM Screenshots

Screenshot of Pay group SelectionScreenshot of Screenshot of Myself Dashboard:
Self-service views empower your people to take charge of their employee experience.Screenshot of Admin Custom Content:
Deep but simple configuration, easily yet precisely tailored to current or future needs.Screenshot of ADP Mobile App: Highly rated on the App Store
View your pay and much more anytime and virtually anywhere.