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ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings

QuickBooks Pro

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492 Ratings

ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

QuickBooks Pro

Top Rated
492 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Vantage HCM

I think it all depends on what the client is looking for. I mean we have been using Vantage for the last 6 years and it has come a long way from where it started. The nice thing is we have been able to grow with it and configure things to how we need them to be for our business. So each business needs are going to be different and ADP Vantage can keep up with those needs.
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QuickBooks Pro

Quickbooks is best in companies with employees, and multiple checking, credit card, and loan accounts. I would recommend self-employed, single person, or home-based businesses (those who do not need to do payroll) to do more research on available products before settling on Quickbooks.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
QuickBooks Pro
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
QuickBooks Pro
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
QuickBooks Pro
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
QuickBooks Pro
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.4
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
6.9
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
QuickBooks Pro
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
QuickBooks Pro
7.2

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
QuickBooks Pro
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
QuickBooks Pro
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
QuickBooks Pro
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
QuickBooks Pro

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
QuickBooks Pro
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
QuickBooks Pro
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
QuickBooks Pro
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
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
7.0
QuickBooks Pro
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
QuickBooks Pro
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
QuickBooks Pro
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
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
6.4
QuickBooks Pro

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
QuickBooks Pro
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
QuickBooks Pro
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
QuickBooks Pro
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
QuickBooks Pro
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
QuickBooks Pro

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
QuickBooks Pro
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
QuickBooks Pro
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
QuickBooks Pro
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
QuickBooks Pro
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
QuickBooks Pro
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
QuickBooks Pro

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
QuickBooks Pro
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
QuickBooks Pro
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
QuickBooks Pro
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
QuickBooks Pro
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
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
5.8
QuickBooks Pro

Customization

ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
API for custom integration
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Plug-ins
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
7.0

Security

ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
9.2
Single sign-on capability
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
9.2
Role-based user permissions
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
9.1

Reporting & Analytics

ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Dashboards
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.1
Standard reports
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
9.3
Custom reports
ADP Vantage HCM
QuickBooks Pro
8.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

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

Inventory Management

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

Order Management

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

Accounting Firm BPO Features

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

Pros

  • Friendly user interface and easy on the eyes. Users utilize multiple functions through menus much like a standard website. My company also uses SAP, which can be somewhat difficult for those who are not technically proficient.
  • Easy to update settings and workflow.
  • Implementation team was helpful and friendly.
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  • Quickbooks is the standard and it does well to run reports and export them over various time periods and so on.
  • Sharing information with others and working with others is easy because of its ubiquity and people's familiarity with it.
  • Importing information from bank accounts is simple with banks that support file downloads in the supported format.
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Cons

  • Batch output reports are not user friendly and efficient. They are not easy to read or use for audit purposes.
  • Not being able to find employees by the whole SSN makes it difficult in times that is your only known source of data for the employee.
  • The lack of use of effective dates makes it very difficult to report on and prepare audit documentation for clients.
  • There are bugs still in this system that seem to be only brought up by the client and the action to fix or make right is not taken with the critical needs of the clients.
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  • The new updates coming in 2018 edition are covering some of my basic concerns and desires, for instance, the ability to stamp invoices PAST DUE within QuickBooks is going to be very useful for us.
  • I would like very much for the Bank Feeds center to work a bit less complicated perhaps direct linking to the bank as opposed to pulling the bank web address to access.
  • I work on three monitors, my current version will not allow me to utilize all three monitors. I understand the upgrade is going to fix that. I am very excited for this.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 7 answers
We always want the latest updates.
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QuickBooks Pro9.6
Based on 16 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 Pro7.9
Based on 7 answers
QuickBooks is readily available and simple to learn to use. Many people can start using it with ease as it is very intuitive. The problem is that no accounting knowledge is required (or introduced) so if you have no idea what an expense is or what an asset is many items can be misposted in the wrong category causing your books to need a lot of work with an accountant.
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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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Support

ADP Vantage HCM7.2
Based on 6 answers
Our support team staff are great! They are in constant communication with us, and follow-up timely on our SRs
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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

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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Implementation

ADP Vantage HCM5.5
Based on 5 answers
Still not implemented
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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

PayForce did everything we needed with less dependence on ADP and at lower cost - Vantage cost more, delivers less and makes us more dependent on ADP - if we had an option we would have stayed on that platform.
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We've never had a need to evaluate or consider another software package. We've been approached by Microsoft (CostPoint) and Deltek but haven't even thought of going through a demo. We know QuickBooks Pro has what we need and does everything in an easy and affordable manner. Why fix what isn't broken?
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

No score
No answers yet
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QuickBooks Pro8.5
Based on 22 answers
We use QuickBooks for clients' records to do payroll and file tax returns. We can help clients easily keep their activity summarized on a monthly basis to see how their company performs. It is easy to copy portions or the entire file of a company as a template for another client. We can export chart of accounts, employee information, vendors, customers and other items.
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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

  • None so far
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  • Definitely better customer service. Can help clients with issues and walk them through problems.
  • More efficient that other software and definitely more efficient that manual records.
  • Easy of accessing client information to do payroll, year-end work, etc.
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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