PeopleStrategy vs. QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PeopleStrategy
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
PeopleStrategy provides small and mid-sized companies access to a cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service, hire-to-retire HR platform featuring integrated Payroll, Human Resources, Employee & Manager Self-Service, Applicant Tracking, Onboarding, Benefits Administration, Time & Attendance, Performance Management, Compensation Planning, Learning Management, Employee Engagement, Compliance, Reporting and Analytics. PeopleStrategy features a single, centrally located database for all employee,…N/A
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Quickbooks Desktop for Mac is an accounting software designed for Mac users. It is designed to integrate with Apple iCloud. It provides core accounting features in line with the rest of the Quickbooks Desktop product line.N/A
Pricing
PeopleStrategyQuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PeopleStrategyQuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPeopleStrategy's pricing model is comprised of two primary components: a Per Employee Per Month fee for system usage, maintenance, and support and a one-time Implementation fee. Both components depend on the modules selected, the complexity of the setup, the interfaces required, etc. There are optional capabilities offered through 3rd parties which are priced separately. For companies that select to use PeopleStrategy's brokerage services, a personalized quote will be provided.
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Features
PeopleStrategyQuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
24% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
22% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
10.0
11 Ratings
29% above category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.02 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.02 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Reimbursement management10.01 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
-
Ratings
Approval workflow10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
21% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
28% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
-
Ratings
Report builder10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
-
Ratings
New hire portal10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
-
Ratings
Performance plans10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
-
Ratings
Candidate development10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.0
11 Ratings
15% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings6.07 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings6.010 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
10.0
20 Ratings
25% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings10.020 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings10.017 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
10.0
22 Ratings
27% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings10.019 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings10.022 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.022 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.8
24 Ratings
24% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.124 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.123 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings6.118 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings8.724 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings6.120 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings6.112 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings6.114 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings1.010 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings6.111 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings6.110 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings8.115 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings6.113 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings1.07 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings6.113 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings6.114 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings6.117 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings6.15 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings6.19 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings6.19 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings6.113 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.7
15 Ratings
9% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings6.114 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings7.810 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
18 Ratings
12% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings10.017 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings10.016 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings10.017 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings10.016 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings5.76 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings6.77 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings5.66 Ratings
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User Ratings
PeopleStrategyQuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.7
(32 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(9 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
5.4
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.8
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
PeopleStrategyQuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Likelihood to Recommend
PeopleStrategy
PeopleStrategy is an excellent product if an organization is growing in the right direction and wants to improve HR processes. The software has many different packages depending on the need and can be purchased separately if something in addition is decided in the future. This is a benefit because not all organizations may need all features right away.
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Intuit
If you're a freelancer or running a very small business where you do your own bookkeeping I think this is a great option, especially if you're familiar with accounting and bookkeeping in general. If you're not so familiar with bookkeeping, I would say that the learning curve is too steep and you might want to look elsewhere for a more intuitive solution
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Pros
PeopleStrategy
  • It was easy to navigate
  • Easy to read
  • Document upload was very easy and quick
  • User Access was really easy to manager and reset passwords.
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Intuit
  • The program is very easy to learn, the interface is incredibly user-friendly and there are tons of free resources and tutorials available
  • It makes managing payroll really easy for the employee and accountant on staff. No more lost time sheets or late paychecks!
  • Managing bills and paying them has become streamlined and it's great having everything in one place so we don't lose track of things.
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Cons
PeopleStrategy
  • Certain functions cannot be integrated unless you have purchase that specific package
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Intuit
  • The #1 complaint is that setting it up right is a challenge. People waste time trying to figure it out only to realize that they don't know accounting so of course they don't know how an accounting program should be set up. Like any time you are in over your head, reach out to your network and find someone who can log onto your computer and walk you through it.
  • If you need to track the cost of wages to jobs you can't do it with the online payroll, but check for yourself because it's a function that landscaping companies and construction businesses usually need, so maybe they have added it by now. That would really help!
  • It's premise-based software and that means you take on the role of hardware admin, and it's a lot of work for what is increasingly becoming a smaller gap in the functionality between QuickBooks for Mac and QuickBooks Online.
  • QuickBooks for Mac 2015 has been updated consistently over the last 3 years and continues to provide for the bookkeeping needs of small companies using Macs in their offices. However, it has limited job costing functionality. It is similar in functionality to the 2010 version of QuickBooksPro which runs on Windows.
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Likelihood to Renew
PeopleStrategy
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Intuit
I haven't spent that much time with the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac, but I think I'm seeing it make the much-needed improvements. For example, something as simple as undoing the previous reconciliation was a terrible chore, and I'm glad that feature has been included in the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac
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Usability
PeopleStrategy
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Intuit
The Mac version is OK overall. I find the Windows versions to be much more robust but Mac is quite good for Mac users. Though I think die hard Mac users should consider QuickBooks Online instead as there is a new QB for Mac app that makes using QBO much better!
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Reliability and Availability
PeopleStrategy
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Intuit
I've been using the QuickBooks online version for a little over 6 months now (upgraded from Mac desktop) and I haven't had any access issues. There have been times when it was down for service/upgrade however there is always plenty of notification time given by the Quick Books Online Support team. These upgrade maintenance time frames are always over night hours and on the weekends so everything can be worked around very easily.
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Support Rating
PeopleStrategy
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Intuit
Fortunately, I haven't had to reach out much for support.
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Alternatives Considered
PeopleStrategy
ADP and Oracle are systems I have used and the GUI of Oracle even as antiquated as it is was vastly more efficient to work with than the people as well as system that PeopleStrategy claimed to be supporting. I didn't have any part in the selection of this system as it was in place before I was part of the team. We promptly began looking into all in one systems so that we could convert to a better experience for us as administrators and for the employees and their use. We ulitmatelt converted to ADP this year and even though the process was not as seemless as promised I would still take this process over using PeopleStrategy any time.
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Intuit
I love using Quickbooks compared to other software we've tried. QuickBooks Online and TSheets interface. Customer service and problem resolution are generally excellent, with well-trained and proficient agents taking calls or on chat. Ease of use and accessibility via the mobile app. Great courses were available to help with learning the basics and some advanced accounting background. I love learning! Online accessibility - it can work anywhere with an internet connection. Linking to bank and credit card accounts is handy.
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Return on Investment
PeopleStrategy
  • PeopleStrategy has reduced errors and paper waste
  • Since using PeopleStrategy, we've maximized our time and streamlined processes
  • Through PeopleStrategy's services, our business has increased employee retention
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Intuit
  • The ROI was good for when we were a smaller company because it is a lot cheaper than other more sophisticated programs.
  • The negative impact is that it caused a lot of extra manual entering and data entry that too often resulted in mistakes.
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Configurable navigation bar to manage employeesScreenshot of Talent Acquisition: Configurable Career PortalScreenshot of Reporting Example: DashboardScreenshot of Configurable navigation bar to manage employees