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QuickBooks Pro

Top Rated
492 Ratings

ADP Workforce Now

469 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

QuickBooks Pro

Top Rated
492 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Workforce Now

Well-suited for companies with 10 or more employees. The more employees the more efficient ADP is for all aspects. Less appropriate for small companies where payroll and reporting is very manageable.
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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

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Pay calculation
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
QuickBooks Pro
Benefit plan administration
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Direct deposit files
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Reimbursement management
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
QuickBooks Pro
7.2

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
QuickBooks Pro
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
QuickBooks Pro

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Customization

ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
API for custom integration
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Plug-ins
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks Pro
7.0

Security

ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks Pro
9.2
Single sign-on capability
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks Pro
9.2
Role-based user permissions
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks Pro
9.1

Reporting & Analytics

ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Dashboards
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks Pro
8.1
Standard reports
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks Pro
9.3
Custom reports
ADP Workforce Now
QuickBooks Pro
8.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

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

Inventory Management

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

Order Management

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

Accounting Firm BPO Features

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

Pros

  • Benefits enrollment - saves so much time by having the benefits enrollment online. The benefits cost flow directly to payroll so there is no [chance] for error by entering an incorrect amount. Carrier connections flow the info to our insurance company - no paper forms
  • Keeps us informed on any changes involving ACA, taxes or other federal regulations. Subscribe to Eye on Washington and you are always up to date on current happenings in Washington.
  • Ability to handle all of our state and local taxes. We have 9 states and many locals.
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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

  • Managers would like a link to their Outlook calendar for all of their reports' vacation time. Currently, the employee will get a link to add to their personal Outlook just not the managers.
  • Would like to see real time changes when updating any of the configurations pages. It is a pain to have to log off and log back on to see how the changes look.
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  • It would be better if Quickbooks integration with bank accounts was seamless
  • Quickbooks does not have features like ratio analysis built into the software
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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 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 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 Pro7.9
Based on 7 answers
EXPERIENCE USING THE SYSTEMS FOR MANY YEARS.
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Reliability and Availability

ADP Workforce Now8.6
Based on 3 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
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

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 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

ADP Workforce Now8.2
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
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 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 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

Prior to our switch to ADP in 2009, we used Abra and had to manually enter timecards and record time. The flow in ADP Workforce Now is wonderful!
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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

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QuickBooks Pro8.5
Based on 22 answers
To my knowledge QuickBooks Pro can't be cloned unless you have a backup of a freshly set up with no transaction company, however, our firm hasn't set up QuickBooks for anyone in a year or more. Given that QuickBooks is easy to learn and fairly easy to fix we rated the program a 6. However, given some of the problems with categories and the ability to either mispost transactions or double up transactions we didn't give it a higher rating. One other problem with the program is that for the payroll functionality they force an upgrade when otherwise you wouldn't need to upgrade the program
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Return on Investment

  • ADP Workforce Now is a working partner. Utilizing the product has saved time and money for our accounting department.
  • The timekeeping program allows us to utilize department and job tracking.
  • The custom reporting options and having all of the employee related functions in one program, helps to generate information and reports that used to take hours to pull together.
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  • The cost of acquisition is nominal, and it provides much more structure than a series of spread sheets, so if your alternative is using a spreadsheet it is a great improvement.
  • This version is not cloud based so you can only work from one desktop, and you have backup issues. If I were to start all over, I would have explored the online SAS version which I believe is also available.
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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 Pro

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