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Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis Payroll

Ascentis Payroll is well suited for small companies where there is minimal audit/review that needs to happen. The system is something that has to be audited regularly. Also may be a good solution for an organization that has a well versed Payroll MANAGER, versus a Payroll Administrator that may require some guidance.
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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

Payroll Management

Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Pay calculation
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
5.7
Direct deposit files
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Reimbursement management
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.4

Customization

Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
6.9
API for custom integration
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Plug-ins
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
6.7

Security

Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Single sign-on capability
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.7

Reporting & Analytics

Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Dashboards
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Standard reports
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.7
Custom reports
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

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

Inventory Management

Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
6.1
Inventory tracking
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
6.9
Automatic reordering
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
6.0
Location management
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
5.7
Manufacturing module
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
5.7

Order Management

Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Pricing
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Order entry
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Credit card processing
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Cost of goods sold
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Order Orchestration
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
End-to-end order visibility
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.2
Order exception Resolution
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
6.1

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
6.5
Branded client dashboards
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Client data roll-up capabilities
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
5.9
Configurable alerts
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.6
Billing bypass
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
6.6
Client template cloning
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Single sign-on
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Configurable client onboarding questions
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Cross-client workflow management
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
5.9
Industry-specific versioning
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Legacy system data migration
Ascentis Payroll
QuickBooks Pro
5.9

Pros

  • Creating Manual Checks: this system is very easy to create a manual check on an emergency/as needed basis.
  • Canned reports: good selection to choose from
  • Easy to load reports from timekeeper to ensure accurate processing
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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

  • Custom reports: not user friendly or intuitive and have to call support every time and they are not the most trained to be able to assist
  • Taxes: A lot of back and forth with the Tax team and they make the ownership on the employer without providing much support
  • Not all items flow from Ascentis HR to Ascentis Payroll so there are many duplicate manual additions to record.
  • All updates have to be entered into HR before it flows to Payroll system. If update made in Payroll system, it will not flow over to HR system.
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  • QuickBooks largest setback is the UI. It is a bit cumbersome and not entirely intuitive if you have never used QuickBooks before.
  • Occasionally QuickBooks has a hard time communicating with your bank, but it is usually fixed after a couple attempts.
  • QuickBooks does need to be bought each year to stay up to date.
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Likelihood to Renew

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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

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QuickBooks Pro9.0
Based on 9 answers
QBP is easy to use, somewhat easy to learn and runs fairly smoothly when using it. It tells you automatically that you need to save, and helps delete old backup files so that your PC doesn't have too many old copies of previous backup storage.
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Reliability and Availability

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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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Support

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QuickBooks Pro8.0
Based on 7 answers
I haven't had any major issues or complaints. I think there is always room for improvement; the software isn't flawless, but it has been super helpful in creating manageable financials for our start-up business. When I have needed support help, which hasn't been real often, usually the problem is resolvable. I have occasionally had to pay extra fees for help, but nothing unreasonable.
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In-Person Training

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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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Implementation

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QuickBooks Pro9.0
Based on 6 answers
In hindsight I would've gone back further and input another year back of historical data for 2 year comparison purposes in the account balances. It makes all the difference in our firm to compare the balances from year to year and would've helped to at least be able to see the historical data for comparison from our prior tax returns
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Alternatives Considered

Paychex worked a lot easier and their representatives knew the system in and out. Any issues were easily resolved and if a solution required time, they would always find a way to help the customer versus having the customer try to figure out what a solution is. This can be rather frustrating when you are an administrator and are not the subject matter expert
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I would recommend QuickBooks Pro over QuickBooks Online for almost everyone. It is easy to learn the basics, the payroll is so much easier to use, the reports are better and easier to use. The advantages of QBP far outweigh those of QBO. When asked, I recommend QBP almost every time.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: One seamless solution that pulls in time and attendance for quick processing
  • Negative: Multiple audit of system and information processed through
  • Negative: taxes-- must have knowledge of payroll taxes, their "experts" are not always helpful
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  • It is an investment: as stated in the cons, one is forced to upgrade every three years.
  • Payroll services are vaguely explained in the yearly billing.
  • Management of checking, credit cards, and loans are intuitive and cleanly laid out.
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Pricing Details

Ascentis Payroll

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

QuickBooks Pro

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