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ADP Vantage HCM

It seems well suited for Time Card and Payroll.
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QuickBooks Pro

One of my clients is a manufacturing company utilizing QuickBooks with 15 employees to manage all aspects of their business. Frequent tasks being performed are generating purchase orders for raw materials, invoicing customers for finished products, and payroll. As the primary person supporting this installation I've found it easy to manage, control permissions for users, and upgrade each workstation. I also provide basic training on the operation of QuickBooks and even the employees with no previous experience find it easy to use and learn.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
QuickBooks Pro
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
QuickBooks Pro
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
QuickBooks Pro
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
QuickBooks Pro
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.6
QuickBooks Pro
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
QuickBooks Pro
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
QuickBooks Pro
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
QuickBooks Pro

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
QuickBooks Pro
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
QuickBooks Pro
5.7
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.6
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.4
QuickBooks Pro
7.4

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
QuickBooks Pro
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
QuickBooks Pro
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
8.0
QuickBooks Pro
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
QuickBooks Pro

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
QuickBooks Pro
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
QuickBooks Pro
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
QuickBooks Pro
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
QuickBooks Pro
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
QuickBooks Pro
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
QuickBooks Pro

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
QuickBooks Pro
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
QuickBooks Pro

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
QuickBooks Pro
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
QuickBooks Pro
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.5
QuickBooks Pro
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
QuickBooks Pro

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
QuickBooks Pro
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
QuickBooks Pro
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
QuickBooks Pro

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
QuickBooks Pro
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
QuickBooks Pro
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
QuickBooks Pro
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
QuickBooks Pro
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
QuickBooks Pro

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
QuickBooks Pro
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
QuickBooks Pro
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
QuickBooks Pro
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
QuickBooks Pro
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
QuickBooks Pro
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
QuickBooks Pro

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
QuickBooks Pro
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
QuickBooks Pro
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
QuickBooks Pro
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
QuickBooks Pro
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
QuickBooks Pro

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
QuickBooks Pro
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
QuickBooks Pro
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
QuickBooks Pro
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
QuickBooks Pro
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
QuickBooks Pro
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
QuickBooks Pro
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
QuickBooks Pro
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
QuickBooks Pro

Customization

ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
6.9
API for custom integration
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Plug-ins
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
6.7

Security

ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Single sign-on capability
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Role-based user permissions
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.7

Reporting & Analytics

ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Dashboards
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Standard reports
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.8
Custom reports
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Accounts payable
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Accounts receivable
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Cash management
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Bank reconciliation
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.8
Expense management
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Time tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Fixed asset management
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.6
Multi-currency support
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.4
Multi-division support
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Regulations compliance
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Electronic tax filing
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Self-service portal
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Global Financial Support
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
6.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Intercompany Accounting
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Localizations
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.2
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Enterprise Accounting
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Configurable Accounting
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
6.7
Standardized Processes
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.1

Inventory Management

ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
6.1
Inventory tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Automatic reordering
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
6.0
Location management
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
5.8
Manufacturing module
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
5.7

Order Management

ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Pricing
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Order entry
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Credit card processing
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Cost of goods sold
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Order Orchestration
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
End-to-end order visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Order exception Resolution
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
6.1

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
6.6
Branded client dashboards
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
6.3
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
6.0
Configurable alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.6
Billing bypass
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
6.6
Client template cloning
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Single sign-on
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Cross-client workflow management
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
6.0
Industry-specific versioning
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Legacy system data migration
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
6.0

Pros

  • No one does payroll better than ADP. They have a long standing history of being a leader.
  • The support team to which we were assigned post-implementation is outstanding. Their customer service skills are off the charts, and their response time is good. It's a good match-up of personalities.
  • Having a cloud-based system takes a lot of load off an IT department as opposed to an on-premise software. With so many priorities and other systems that an IT department has to support, it is nice to call a dedicated response team to help with issues. If there are payroll issues, especially, a fix needs to quickly get in place so that paychecks go out on time.
  • Having a cloud-based system that also has mobile capabilities allows employees to access the system any time and place.
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  • Inventory management with low stock indicators has made it easy to ensure I have the necessary parts and supplies I need for my jobs.
  • Time tracking and being able to invoice on that time makes it simple to bill clients for work I have performed. Prior to QuickBooks I had time that I wasn't getting paid for because I would forget to invoice for it.
  • The extensive number of reports available as well as customizations allows me to see how my sales are doing on a regular basis in different areas of the market.
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Cons

  • Reporting in ADPR is not intuitive or user-friendly
  • Lacks advanced technology that other payroll systems provide
  • It is not as integrated as they think
  • It is too hard to get the capabilities you need to be successful in using the system
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  • The lack of a mobile app, and the lack of features in the former version, made it difficult to function while away from the desktop. However, I have found several third-party apps that fulfill these needs and often contain more features.
  • The server/multi-user access can have problems occasionally which requires some finessing of the services to keep it running. Problems that were once resolved seem to reappear in future upgrades. Standalone and peer-to-peer multi-user installations don't seem to have these issues.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 7 answers
I have no renewal decision power, but it seems that the system does what it is meant to do for the 750 employees that it supports.
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QuickBooks Pro10.0
Based on 17 answers
We've used the program for more than 20 years in our firm both with clients and as our software. For the cost and value of the program it works well for our firms needs and desires for an accounting software program. At this point to switch would not make sense.
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Usability

ADP Vantage HCM5.2
Based on 5 answers
when required to move from PayForce to Vantage we expected to have greater functionality and reporting - did not expect to be forced to move to a product that was not ready, provided less functionality, required more dependence on ADP Service Rep for day to day function and cost more - was a big swing and a miss for ADP
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QuickBooks Pro9.0
Based on 9 answers
It does require some training to get used to, it's not really something you can figure out on your own. Every company is also going to have their own custom features. But, I feel really confident using it now after months of training and scenarios
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Reliability and Availability

ADP Vantage HCM6.4
Based on 1 answer
The system tends to act up/glitch on payroll processing days.
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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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Performance

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 2 answers
Overall it works very well, except the occasional glitching which causes delays in processing.
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

ADP Vantage HCM7.2
Based on 6 answers
Not on Vantage yet
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QuickBooks Pro8.0
Based on 7 answers
I was a BIG fan of QuickBooks support for a very long time up until recently. The representatives were well trained and wanted to solve your problem for you, as a human, not as just a customer. In my recent experiences I feel as though that is no longer so. My last conversation was appalling. The representative only read the narrative provided over and over and would not send me on to a supervisor. Finally I hung up and called back. On this try, I was passed from department to department. I was not presented with a solution until I posted a rant on their Facebook page. It amazes me that I had to publicly complain to get results.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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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Online Training

ADP Vantage HCM5.9
Based on 3 answers
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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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

ADP Vantage HCM5.5
Based on 5 answers
I think ADP changed their process after the difficulties we had
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QuickBooks Pro9.0
Based on 6 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

We were previously on ADP but the portal was phasing out. We decided to stay with ADP because we thought it would be the easiest transition. It was hard and we are still working on this 4 years later. At this time we are not changing systems however we are not apposed to this.
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QuickBooks Online is very comparable and a good option for some of my clients. Capabilities are very similar and it supports people working from multiple locations and from mobile devices. However, it does not integrate with some server and desktop software.Sage accounting is also very similar in capabilities, however I have found that clients without an accounting background find it more difficult to learn.
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Pro8.5
Based on 22 answers
It's readily available, quick to set up, and clients can usually get familiar with how the software works.
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Scalability

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 1 answer
Ability to adapt to large amounts of data.
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QuickBooks Pro8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

  • Overall ADP is one of the more expensive systems out there. We decided to take the chances and go with them. We make it work but there is always more that you want out of your system.
  • If you want it ADP may have it but how much are you willing to pay for it. Its not always worth the $$.
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  • Being able to see who has not paid in list or chart has literally saved us over $10,000 each year.
  • The fact that bills can be emailed or faxed internally has been priceless.
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Pricing Details

ADP Vantage HCM

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

QuickBooks Pro

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