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ADP Workforce Now

469 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

QuickBooks for Mac

57 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Workforce Now

With the upgrade to Workforce Now - I love that you can view your payroll preview almost instantly - no more waiting for the reports to process. The ease of making corrections is also very fast. The old system you had to wait a certain amount of time before you could reject a payroll and reprocess once the corrections are made. We have 160 employees and I have payroll completed within 4 hours from reviewing timecards to printing reports and processing the general ledger.
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QuickBooks for Mac

It's easy and fun to use QuickBooks for Mac when it is set up right. It works well for the most part and has only a few bugs. I would rate it a 9 if it was able to do job costing for wages, and if there were more programs/apps that integrate with it.But if you are choosing accounting technology QuickBooks for Mac might be a poor choice because an online accounting program, instead of premise-based software, will make it easier to collaborate with your bookkeeper, CPA, Advisor, etc.. The exception is running QuickBooks for Mac in a hosted environment which allows multiple users to access it. Of course if your internet connection is unreliable, you are not ready for online accounting software! In that case, QuickBooks for Mac is easy to use, just be sure it's set up right first.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.6
QuickBooks for Mac
Employee demographic data
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Employment history
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
QuickBooks for Mac
Job profiles and administration
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
QuickBooks for Mac
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
QuickBooks for Mac
Organizational charting
ADP Workforce Now
6.6
QuickBooks for Mac
Organization and location management
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
QuickBooks for Mac
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
QuickBooks for Mac

Payroll Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Pay calculation
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
QuickBooks for Mac
6.4
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
QuickBooks for Mac
Benefit plan administration
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Direct deposit files
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Reimbursement management
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
QuickBooks for Mac
Approval workflow
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
QuickBooks for Mac
Balance details
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
QuickBooks for Mac
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
QuickBooks for Mac

Employee Self Service

ADP Workforce Now
8.2
QuickBooks for Mac
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Workforce Now
8.8
QuickBooks for Mac
Update personal information
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
QuickBooks for Mac
View company policy documentation
ADP Workforce Now
8.6
QuickBooks for Mac
Employee recognition
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
QuickBooks for Mac
View job history
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
QuickBooks for Mac

Asset Management

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
QuickBooks for Mac

HR Reporting

ADP Workforce Now
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Report builder
ADP Workforce Now
7.1
QuickBooks for Mac
Pre-built reports
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac

Onboarding

ADP Workforce Now
5.5
QuickBooks for Mac
New hire portal
ADP Workforce Now
6.1
QuickBooks for Mac
Manager tracking tools
ADP Workforce Now
4.9
QuickBooks for Mac

Performance and Goals

ADP Workforce Now
7.8
QuickBooks for Mac
Corporate goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
QuickBooks for Mac
Individual goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
QuickBooks for Mac
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
QuickBooks for Mac
Performance tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
QuickBooks for Mac

Performance Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.5
QuickBooks for Mac
Performance plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
QuickBooks for Mac
Performance improvement plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
QuickBooks for Mac
Review status tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
QuickBooks for Mac
Review reminders
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
QuickBooks for Mac
Multiple review frequency
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
QuickBooks for Mac

Succession Planning

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Workforce Now
5.8
QuickBooks for Mac
Candidate ranking
ADP Workforce Now
5.8
QuickBooks for Mac
Candidate search
ADP Workforce Now
6.3
QuickBooks for Mac
Candidate development
ADP Workforce Now
6.2
QuickBooks for Mac

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Workforce Now
6.7
QuickBooks for Mac
Job Requisition Management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
QuickBooks for Mac
Company Website Posting
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
QuickBooks for Mac
Publish to Social Media
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
QuickBooks for Mac
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Workforce Now
6.7
QuickBooks for Mac
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Workforce Now
2.3
QuickBooks for Mac
Applicant Tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
QuickBooks for Mac
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
QuickBooks for Mac

Customization

ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
API for custom integration
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Plug-ins
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4

Security

ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Single sign-on capability
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Role-based user permissions
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3

Reporting & Analytics

ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
8.4
Dashboards
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Standard reports
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
9.0
Custom reports
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Accounts payable
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Accounts receivable
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
8.2
Cash management
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Bank reconciliation
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
9.0
Expense management
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
8.5
Time tracking
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
7.3
Fixed asset management
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
6.6
Multi-currency support
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9
Multi-division support
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9
Regulations compliance
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3
Electronic tax filing
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
9.2
Self-service portal
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Global Financial Support
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
6.8
Intercompany Accounting
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Localizations
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Enterprise Accounting
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Configurable Accounting
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3
Standardized Processes
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3

Inventory Management

ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
7.0
Inventory tracking
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
7.0
Automatic reordering
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
6.4
Location management
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Manufacturing module
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
6.9

Order Management

ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Pricing
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Order entry
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Credit card processing
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
8.7
Cost of goods sold
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Order Orchestration
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
9.4
End-to-end order visibility
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9
Order exception Resolution
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Branded client dashboards
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9
Configurable alerts
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Billing bypass
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9
Client template cloning
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Single sign-on
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
8.7
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Cross-client workflow management
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Industry-specific versioning
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Legacy system data migration
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4

Pros

  • Employee self-service - eliminate paperwork, give your employees power, and simplify your workflow!
  • Intranet system - share what's new with your staff, track all of your company's policy forms, and roll-out various trainings!
  • Onboarding activities (custom activity management) - eliminate all your new hire paperwork and focus cultural assimilation during those first couple of days!
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  • Barcode swiping
  • Tracking our daily bank account activity.
  • Bookkeeping for tax purposes
  • Tracking of inventory
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Cons

  • We are unable to make HR changes once a payroll period is open which means that we often have to wait until the last minute to open a period which is difficult.
  • The inability to keep more than two weeks open at a time is problematic for our organization. We pay on a semi-monthly basis and it is hard sometimes to close a week because any changes by supervisors have to be in before you open a new pay period.
  • Implementation time to set up is very long and strenuous. Making changes to time and attendance policies and other systematic changes can be difficult and time consuming.
  • It feels at times as if the shifts between the different modules don't work as well as they were sold to us. Such as Time Off and Time and Attendance can cause many error messages that are confusing to supervisors and staff.
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  • Deleting accounts which have been paid off is difficult
  • Upgrade path is costly
  • After five years, I want to delete all book keeping data. Difficult to do with QuickBooks.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Workforce Now8.9
Based on 29 answers
  • Ease of use for the administrator and the employee
  • Perfect payroll audit - fewer payroll errors
  • Customer Service
  • Flexibility
  • Tax Service
  • Garnishment Service
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QuickBooks for Mac8.0
Based on 9 answers
I support clients who use QuickBooks for Mac and renew my own QuickBooks for Mac license yearly so that I can stay up to date.
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Usability

ADP Workforce Now8.0
Based on 16 answers
The screens are very easy to understand and employees can easily navigate the system which makes it easier on me since I am not always having to answer questions.
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QuickBooks for Mac8.0
Based on 3 answers
The Mac version is OK overall. I find the Windows versions to be much more robust but Mac is quite good for Mac users. Though I think die hard Mac users should consider QuickBooks Online instead as there is a new QB for Mac app that makes using QBO much better!
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Reliability and Availability

ADP Workforce Now8.6
Based on 3 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
QuickBooks for Mac9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've been using the QuickBooks online version for a little over 6 months now (upgraded from Mac desktop) and I haven't had any access issues. There have been times when it was down for service/upgrade however there is always plenty of notification time given by the Quick Books Online Support team. These upgrade maintenance time frames are always over night hours and on the weekends so everything can be worked around very easily.
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Support

ADP Workforce Now6.1
Based on 14 answers
ADP has gone back to the designated "team support" module for clients on the newer versions of WFN, and the introduction of "The Bridge" has just added additional resources for problem resolution. It is a blog of current users who can share ideas/solutions in real time. And open case numbers are relatively east to track, and will allow the clients to view status of specific cases in the near future. We currently have no open items!
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QuickBooks for Mac5.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the support level I get is probably not what the average user gets
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Online Training

ADP Workforce Now8.4
Based on 5 answers
The instructions from the recruiting agency on how to use the system was pretty straightforward. It provided step-by-step procedures on where you would need to log in your hours as well as what you would need to highlight (i.e. regular, overtime, etc.) detailing the type of hours that were worked overall. The handout also provided some pictures of the application
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Implementation

ADP Workforce Now7.1
Based on 8 answers
Either assign more than one specialist to the implementation process, or assign less clients to the implementation specialist. The process requires attention to detail and the ability to test and re-test as well as verify the information. It also requires a lot of back and forth between the client ant the implementation specialist, so they need to be readily available during the whole implementation process.
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QuickBooks for Mac5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Dynamics SL is the latest payroll system I used, and it was an absolute NIGHTMARE! We moved our companies out of SL into ADP in Sept of 2013, and the stress level dropped by 100 points! Microsoft SL is very inflexible and unforgiving, so not good for payroll at all. It is not user friendly for the administrator or the employee. I have used various in-house payroll systems - at least 3 with different employers. I prefer ADP.
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Quickbooks Pro for Mac, which was superseded with Quickbooks for Mac
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Return on Investment

  • It has reduced the time for me to process the payroll by half.
  • Reporting and any post audits can be done easily and early enough to catch any errors before the pay day which is definitely good for employee morale.
  • The ability for employees to make some changes to their payroll is a great time saver for Payroll and HR as well as for the employee.
  • Having all of our subs on ADP makes training the employee on the self service portal more efficient.
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  • QuickBooks has made it much faster for us to process our end of month financials saving us time and money.
  • With easier reporting, we are better able to analyze our business on the fly and able to make smarter decisions.
  • Because it doesn’t handle the immense volume of orders we do daily, we must use a separate inventory management tool which isn’t ideal.
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Pricing Details

ADP Workforce Now

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Please contact ADP for a product demo and ask about a hands-on "test drive" of Workforce Now.

QuickBooks for Mac

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