PeopleStrategy vs. QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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 Pro
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Quickbooks Desktop Pro is accounting software from Intuit, Inc. It includes core accounting features, plus analytics and exportable reports. It is offered in on-premise and SaaS forms.N/A
Pricing
PeopleStrategyQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PeopleStrategyQuickBooks Desktop Pro
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 Pro
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 Pro
-
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 Pro
9.3
65 Ratings
21% above category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings9.961 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.02 Ratings9.835 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings9.853 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.02 Ratings9.949 Ratings
Reimbursement management10.01 Ratings7.450 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 Pro
-
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 Pro
-
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 Pro
-
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 Pro
-
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 Pro
-
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 Pro
-
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
24% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
-
Ratings
Candidate development10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
-
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 Pro
7.9
39 Ratings
12% above category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings8.032 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings7.836 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
93 Ratings
9% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.975 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.188 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
108 Ratings
11% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.593 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings7.7108 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.2106 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
112 Ratings
8% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings9.7107 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings7.7109 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings3.097 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings9.7108 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings8.799 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings8.747 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings6.064 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings7.927 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings5.752 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings7.239 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings8.050 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings9.738 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings7.015 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings8.837 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings7.438 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings8.517 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings9.665 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings9.633 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.141 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings7.824 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings9.748 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.7
56 Ratings
5% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings6.553 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings6.132 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings6.229 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings8.216 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
70 Ratings
0% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings6.950 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings7.649 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings7.148 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings9.058 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings9.018 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings9.021 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings3.216 Ratings
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User Ratings
PeopleStrategyQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
5.7
(124 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(31 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
2.9
(29 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
PeopleStrategyQuickBooks Desktop Pro
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
I am only going to recommend it because it is currently ubiquitous, and most accountants prefer it at the moment. I do not stand by the company, and will not use the product any longer than I have to. [I believe] the support is lousy, the product is overpriced, but it does the basics of what we need. I'm very happy for all those outside Intuit who make their living supporting QuickBooks Desktop Pro; third-party support is desperately needed. They also doubled their prices for software upgrades this year, and require those who don't pay double what the last upgrade cost, to subscribe every year for $200. If one does not subscribe beyond the first year, one will not be able to use the software beyond the first year. They are moving to a rental model even for those who refuse to use the LOUSY QuickBooks online. They were good company once. Now they just turn out bloatware that everyone uses, so the rest of us have to. I look forward to the day that an honest, better-priced competitor wipes the floor with Intuit.
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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
  • 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.
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Cons
PeopleStrategy
  • Certain functions cannot be integrated unless you have purchase that specific package
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Intuit
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
PeopleStrategy
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Intuit
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
PeopleStrategy
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Intuit
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.
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Reliability and Availability
PeopleStrategy
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Intuit
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 Rating
PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
Intuit
The support team is not always easy to use or able to understand the problems. There are some difficulties understanding [...] the issues the purchaser has and the solutions are sometimes hard to implement. A lot can be avoided if the users have adequate training and security is set up correctly at implementation.
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In-Person Training
PeopleStrategy
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Intuit
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 Rating
PeopleStrategy
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Intuit
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.
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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
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.
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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
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

PeopleStrategy Screenshots

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