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Score 8.3 out of 100

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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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 Pro

It's well suited for large offices with multiple accountants that are located in the same building. The desktop version is very secure in my opinion, more so than the online version. It was no longer suited for us once we started working remotely and it seems like we get paid faster with the online version versus desktop.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Ceridian Powerpay
9.5
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Pay calculation
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Benefit plan administration
Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Direct deposit files
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.2
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0
Reimbursement management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.6
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0

Customization

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2
API for custom integration
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1
Plug-ins
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4

Security

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Single sign-on capability
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Role-based user permissions
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6

Reporting & Analytics

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Dashboards
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Standard reports
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Custom reports
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Accounts payable
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Accounts receivable
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Cash management
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Bank reconciliation
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
Expense management
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Time tracking
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Fixed asset management
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Multi-currency support
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.6
Multi-division support
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Regulations compliance
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1
Electronic tax filing
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Self-service portal
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.8
Global Financial Support
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Intercompany Accounting
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Localizations
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Journals and Reconciliations
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Enterprise Accounting
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2
Configurable Accounting
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Centralized Rules Framework
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Standardized Processes
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0

Inventory Management

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1
Inventory tracking
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Automatic reordering
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Location management
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Manufacturing module
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.2

Order Management

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Pricing
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Order entry
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Credit card processing
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Cost of goods sold
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Order Orchestration
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2
End-to-end order visibility
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Order exception Resolution
Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.5

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 Pro

  • It is easy to manage and adjust inventory on hand.
  • It is easy to make reports and customize them to your needs.
  • We also use it to pay our employees directly.
  • It is easy to make year-to-year comparisons to see where we can make improvements and the current financial situation.
Matt Wipf | 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 Pro

  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro has been around for a few years and after an update[,] they force you to look at the changes/updates before you can use [them] after updating.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro does not have 2FA.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro should offer a way to store backups to a personal cloud without having to map a local network drive.
Tony Lamm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 18 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.3
Based on 30 answers
It is a great software that does everything a small business needs it to do, but there are just a few bugs and quirks that make additional software necessary. The slowness of the software occasionally might eventually be overshadowed by the quickness of cloud-based software though.
Alexis Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.3
Based on 4 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
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 Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 6.0
Based on 36 answers
They are awful. Intuit doesn't spend real money on support. They appear to have typically said, first-level script readers who are sending messages to the senior people for anything even a little bit difficult. Many of them don't speak particularly good English. Considering that they recently doubled (or, if you are paying annually, tripled) their pricing, and touted as one of the benefits that it includes [..] support, it's a real ripoff. However, we have to use the product because it is ubiquitous. I look forward to the day a competitor comes up with something good enough, which has excellent support, that matches all the features QuickBooks Desktop Pro currently has [...] or at least gives us a way to have all the functionality we currently have without excessive sacrifice [...] so that we can switch. I was very satisfied with QuickBooks for many years. This latest [rise] in price, and their sheer gall at touting the benefit of the 100 to 200% increase as being [the] inclusion of support, is what turned me so far against them.
Dana Friedman | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Chuck Bunn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.0
Based on 12 answers
We implemented the software ourselves. The training we received on the software was done by taking a community course teaching us how to use QuickBooks. It allowed me to get started with some basics of how to use the program and have not needed much assistance since completing the course work.
Erika Neilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ceridian Powerpay

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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Zoho had great end-user support and it was almost as simple to learn and was as easy to use. But its reports were not as [customizable] as QuickBooks Desktop Pro, and its job cost and department accounting [were] more cumbersome than QuickBooks Desktop Pro was. In addition, while I like an underdog (Zoho) the fact is that it is easier to find staff that [is] comfortable with QuickBooks Desktop Pro than anything else on the market.
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 Pro

  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro is a no hassle accounting solution that ticks a lot of boxes. It almost never disappoints and organizations will usually keep using it for many years. If anything, the only time I've seen an organization migrate away from it is if they have specific accounting needs, or if the organization has grown to the point that they need a more robust accounting solution. Even then, QuickBooks can usually be maintained within another accounting software system for specific functions, like A/R & A/P for example.
Ryan Husbands, MBA, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ceridian Powerpay

General

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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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 Pro
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Usability

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

Reliability and Availability

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

Support Rating

Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.0

In-Person Training

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0

Scalability

Ceridian Powerpay
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0

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