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Score 6.1 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Payroll Management

4.4

Ceridian Powerpay

44%
8.7

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

87%
QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pay calculation

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
7.6
76%
45 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

5.5
55%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

1.2
12%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
20 Ratings

Direct deposit files

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
36 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
9.9
99%
27 Ratings

Reimbursement management

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
8.1
81%
29 Ratings

Customization

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
1.3

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

13%
QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

N/A
0 Ratings
1.3
13%
15 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
1.3
13%
20 Ratings

Security

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

76%
QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

N/A
0 Ratings
5.2
52%
42 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
40 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.4

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

64%
QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
47 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
55 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
53 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

82%
QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 21/21 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
57 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
58 Ratings

Cash management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
53 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
56 Ratings

Expense management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
55 Ratings

Time tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
27 Ratings

Fixed asset management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
38 Ratings

Multi-currency support

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
18 Ratings

Multi-division support

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
32 Ratings

Regulations compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
5.2
52%
19 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
28 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
17 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
13 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
6 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
3 Ratings

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
5.8
58%
7 Ratings

Inventory Management

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
3.7

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

37%
QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
4.6
46%
35 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
1.1
11%
15 Ratings

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
19 Ratings

Manufacturing module

N/A
0 Ratings
1.1
11%
17 Ratings

Order Management

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.5

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

75%
QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
30 Ratings

Order entry

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
31 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
26 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
34 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
1.1
11%
4 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Ceridian Powerpay is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • QuickBooks Desktop Premier is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

5.5

Ceridian Powerpay

55%
3 Ratings
6.8

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

68%
62 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Powerpay

N/A
0 Ratings
1.3

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

13%
12 Ratings

Usability

Ceridian Powerpay

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

81%
13 Ratings

Availability

Ceridian Powerpay

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

91%
10 Ratings

Performance

Ceridian Powerpay

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

57%
8 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Ceridian Powerpay

80%
2 Ratings
6.0

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

60%
18 Ratings

Online Training

Ceridian Powerpay

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

10%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Powerpay

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

72%
14 Ratings

Product Scalability

Ceridian Powerpay

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

62%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Powerpay

In all honestly I don’t know a situation where Ceridian Powerpay would not be appropriate to use. I have used it at a company with 12 employees, and at a company with 100 employees. The system works great regardless of company size and the benefits significantly outweigh any (if any) negatives.
I only have experience with the system in the hospitality industry but it covered all our needs and more that I can only imagine that would apply to other industries as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Premier is not well suited to manufacturing industries, as it cannot handle the complicated inventory requirements of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods. Retailers and Wholesalers can use QuickBooks Premier as long as they have an add-on inventory tracking program or Point of Sale system that integrates with QuickBooks. Likewise, restaurants would need specialized restaurant software that integrates with QuickBooks Premier. Non-profits can use QuickBooks Premier non-profit edition, but if they use fund accounting, it will require some complicated work-arounds. QuickBooks Premier is well-suited to most construction trades, personal and professional services providers, small retailers, and rental property owners.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Ceridian Powerpay

  • Ceridian Powerpay simplifies the payroll process, very little manual work involved during each payroll run.
  • Ceridian Powerpay is mostly an intuitive interface with easy to understand workflows to allow for multiple users to be able to use the system if required.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

  • The program is easy to learn and use. We can train our clients' personnel how to use the program with out difficulty.
  • It is easy for clients to generate bills and manage accounts receivable.
  • It is easy to manage accounts payable and allows clients to pay their bills electronically.
  • Transactions can be imported electronically for credit card and banking transactions.
  • It is easy to reconcile bank and credit card accounts.
  • We can import data generated by QuickBooks into our tax and accounting software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ceridian Powerpay

  • Customer Support is Horrible
  • They over bill you for everything and ignore cancellation requests
  • They don't listen to what you need or want, they slip in cancellation clauses and charge you for inactive employees throughout the year.
  • They leave one person in charge of your account and should that person go on leave you are stuck waiting until that person gets back (including personal leaves that lasted 2 months)
Greg Dykstra | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

  • I would like to be able to choose how i want to view accounts receivable aging. I would like some flexibility to sort and choose how to present the data.
  • For a seasoned accountant, I would like to see some of the restrictive controls that are in place for novices to be able to be relaxed so that I can easily make some entries and adjust some balances that ordinarily a regular user would not be able to do.
  • I would like to see an easy way to clear old outstanding checks that need to be reversed without affecting prior balances/history.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ceridian Powerpay

General

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

Starting Price

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 1.3
Based on 12 answers
Because we have been extremely happy with the product and our organization tends to be creatures of habit. We rarely leave a product that works this well for the latest and greatest. Typically we follow the "if it's not broken, don't fix it rule". While QB does make changes we typically just roll with it. If we do find something we don't like we work through it until we fully understand its functionality.
Tracie Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 8.1
Based on 13 answers
QuickBooks is an amazing tool that provides all of the necessary features needed to run the finances of a company. I would like for QuickBooks to provide better resources for training. There are many features that go unused because of lack of knowledge. Procore offers chatting and calls on their platform and they make it easy and accessible to get answers and solutions.
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 9.1
Based on 10 answers
This is very reliable software, the desktop version is fast. If there is a problem, it is most likely on your own hardware!
Silvia Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 5.7
Based on 8 answers
It takes forever to load.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Ceridian Powerpay

Ceridian Powerpay 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Generally, Ceridian Powerpay support is strong, with the edge given to the telephone staff, which is prompt and always helpful. When I have had to reach out via telephone, I am greeted quickly and provided with a quick resolution to my issue. The email support leaves a bit to be desired, though, as my experience with change requests result in long waits for confirmation and completion, with some instances not even being given a resolution to an issue without requiring additional follow-up. I shouldn’t have to stay on top of the support in addition to providing the details needed, and it should just get done.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 6.0
Based on 18 answers
This is an awesome product and the support team is very knowledgeable. The product is mature, so there are not a lot of bugs and the support team really solves problems quickly. Usually it is a user error issue, but the support desk helps me out. I love the fact that it is US based support.
Silvia Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 7.2
Based on 14 answers
It is important to do your research. There are tutorial videos online that could help new user of this accounting system. These tutorials are straightforward and easily understandable.
Cristine Delos Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ceridian Powerpay

Have not used any other payroll software in my experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Premier handles most of my business functions efficiently in one package. It is not my "everything." I use Replicon for time rather than QuickBooks. I don't want my WIP data interfering with my accounting. I use PaySimple for it's web interface and back office processing. I don't have security issues since I don't have any credit card data in my possession. With today's identity theft environment, I have to protect myself as much as I can. Not having credit card data in my accounting software lets me sleep much better at night. Quicken will do basic accounting but does not have all the double entry accounting systems contained in QuickBooks. QuickBooks Online does much of the basic business functions but I don't like the pricing structure. As a professional accountant, that is very important to me. Bill.com provided a good service but the ability of QuickBooks to add bills and receipts to transactions makes it redundant.
Andrea Campbell, CPA,CITP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 6.2
Based on 4 answers
They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Ceridian Powerpay

  • The return on investment has been substantial for our company. Having a payroll system that calculates everything for you, processes important documents, and only takes minimal time and effort allows us to focus more time on running the business and generating revenue.
  • Instead of having a user spend half a day (or potentially a full day) processing payroll, it only takes a couple hours (obviously depending on how many employees need to be processed).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

  • Since our financials are kept very up to date, it helps us compare our financial results to prior years and it is used for our internal goal setting.
  • Due to the accountant copy function, we are able to provide better service since our clients are not waiting on us to fix historical data. They can continue their operations uninterrupted.
  • The import feature certainly speeds up the process of accounting for our payroll. As previously mentioned, it takes about a minute to do our entries for payroll and check them.
John Coleman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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