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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Ceridian Powerpay
9.5
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.7
Pay calculation
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
Benefit plan administration
Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
10.0
Direct deposit files
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.2
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.9
Reimbursement management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.6
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.4

Customization

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.5
API for custom integration
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.5
Plug-ins
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.5

Security

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.4
Single sign-on capability
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9

Reporting & Analytics

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.2
Dashboards
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.2
Standard reports
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Custom reports
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.7

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.5
Accounts payable
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.8
Accounts receivable
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9
Cash management
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.7
Bank reconciliation
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.5
Expense management
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.1
Time tracking
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.9
Fixed asset management
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9
Multi-currency support
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Multi-division support
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Regulations compliance
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.5
Electronic tax filing
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Self-service portal
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.4
Global Financial Support
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9
Intercompany Accounting
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Localizations
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.1
Enterprise Accounting
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Configurable Accounting
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.1
Centralized Rules Framework
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.9
Standardized Processes
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0

Inventory Management

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.8
Inventory tracking
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.3
Automatic reordering
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Location management
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Manufacturing module
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.8

Order Management

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.2
Pricing
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.2
Order entry
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.3
Credit card processing
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Cost of goods sold
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Order Orchestration
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.0
End-to-end order visibility
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.0
Order exception Resolution
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.0

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

  • Would be great if you could search for specific ROEs in the system rather than having to go into each individual pay period package to locate - especially when there may be 10+ ROEs.
Anonymous | 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

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 9.0
Based on 12 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 8.9
Based on 5 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 4 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 8.0
Based on 10 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 7 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

  • Positive: Ceridian Powerpay is cost-effective for our organization as we do not require a more robust solution—it fits our needs well without breaking the bank.
  • Positive: Ceridian Powerpay is mostly intuitive, easy to use, and as a result, easy to train team members in. This allows for additional coverage for the payroll system should the key user not be available or require assistance.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | 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

Pricing Details

Ceridian Powerpay

General

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

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Powerpay
8.5
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.3

Usability

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9

Performance

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.7

Support Rating

Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0

Online Training

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.0

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.2

Scalability

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.2

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