PeopleStrategy vs. QuickBooks Online

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 Online
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
QuickBooks Online is a SaaS version of the QuickBooks product. It contains all of the features found in the local version. Higher-priced plans include greater automation, payment management, inventory and time tracking, and analytics features.
$15
per month
Pricing
PeopleStrategyQuickBooks Online
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Self-Employed
$15
per month
Simple Start
$25
per month
Plus
$75
per month
Advanced
$150
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PeopleStrategyQuickBooks Online
Free Trial
NoYes
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 Online
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 Online
-
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 Online
3.2
78 Ratings
77% below category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings4.369 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.02 Ratings4.032 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings4.965 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.02 Ratings1.544 Ratings
Reimbursement management10.01 Ratings1.246 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
QuickBooks Online
-
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 Online
-
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
27% above category average
QuickBooks Online
-
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
22% above category average
QuickBooks Online
-
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
20% above category average
QuickBooks Online
-
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 Online
-
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 Online
-
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 Online
-
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 Online
2.5
68 Ratings
93% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings1.354 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings3.857 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Online
3.7
108 Ratings
72% below category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings2.981 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings4.5102 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Online
5.2
132 Ratings
35% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings4.6124 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings5.2128 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings5.9116 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Online
3.7
143 Ratings
64% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings5.5122 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings6.0131 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings6.4120 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings6.3137 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings5.6123 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings1.656 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings5.253 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings1.323 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings1.442 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings1.638 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings5.266 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings2.466 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings1.316 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings3.535 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings4.929 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings4.021 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings5.174 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings1.725 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings1.938 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings3.024 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings3.848 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Online
1.2
47 Ratings
139% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings1.245 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings1.122 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings1.221 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings1.317 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Online
3.8
86 Ratings
61% below category average
Pricing00 Ratings4.855 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings4.853 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings2.263 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings3.868 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings4.721 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings4.720 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings1.218 Ratings
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User Ratings
PeopleStrategyQuickBooks Online
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
4.2
(161 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
2.5
(24 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
4.0
(76 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(5 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(68 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(6 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
1.4
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
PeopleStrategyQuickBooks Online
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
It seems Intuit is more interested in generating revenue than taking care of their customers. After only 28 (working) days using it, I've had to call for Help 23 times, and, in my experience, only spoken to 2 people who had an understanding of basic accounting practices and the ramifications of some of their suggested fixes on the General Ledger.
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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 enables me to do a P&L for each specific program as requested by the county for the grant money that they give us.
  • It enables me to do [an] organizational budget as well as a budget for each specific program
  • It enables the accountant and the auditor access at any time for transparency
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Cons
PeopleStrategy
  • Certain functions cannot be integrated unless you have purchase that specific package
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Intuit
  • The budgets feature leaves a lot be desired - difficult and clunky to populate and maintain.
  • Reporting for Budget vs Actual is available but the ability to reforecast based on updated data is not.
  • The rules function to default common types of expenses isn't perfect and will get confused if like amounts or a number of similar items present.
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Likelihood to Renew
PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
Intuit
It like the product 'right out of the box' and I trust Intuit will continually improve it over the years based on my experience with their desktop products. The large providers of Apps makes customizing the entire package relatively easy and seamless for a wide variety of business types.
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Usability
PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
Intuit
While QuickBooks Online is generally easy to navigate, there are some features and functions that often require a Google search in order to find out where they are actually hidden. Additionally, there are some simple customization features that are surprisingly not available for an otherwise advanced program (e.g. only having a pool of 4 fonts to choose from, only having 4 very limited templates for invoicing, not color selection, etc). While I would say that about 75% of users shouldn't have a problem finding their way around with basic functions, there is a learning curve if you want to be able to dive into some of the more useful features, almost to the point that you need to have a dedicated account manager in order to use QuickBooks Online most effectively.
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Reliability and Availability
PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
Intuit
We have rarely had outages in the last 10 years. I can only recall 2 times in the last 10 years where we were not able to access our client files.
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Performance
PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
Intuit
There are tab issues. When I tab the field doesn't highlight and I have to backspace or delete what is in the field. Happens on the memo field and sometimes other fields. Very time consuming.
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Support Rating
PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
Intuit
Support is great, all incidents been resolved. Quickbooks Online forum is very well organized and helpful. I like the fact that they let the community contribute in resolving issues. Most or many of your answers can be found online. You can also get help on YouTube, but the easiest way to get assistance is through their chat system.
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Implementation Rating
PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
Intuit
The person in charge of QB needs to be very accurate with record keeping and is recommended to stay on top of tasks. The biggest issue we have is reconciliation, and those issues occur only when too much time has occurred between reconciliations
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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 have used Wave Accounting for another business. I selected QuickBooks Online over Wave because of the features available from QuickBooks. Wave is great since it is free, but I feel that paying for QuickBooks Online is worth it for the features. In addition there is such a robust support network and training available for QuickBooks.
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Scalability
PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
Intuit
As we have grown along our professional path, we have also expanded our use of QB. The scalability is easy and features seem to be waiting for you until you need them. We have increased profits by over 10x from our first year in business to the current and have yet to find a reason to look elsewhere
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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
  • It has created a lot of cost and in-efficiency whenever we need to talk to support.
  • I spent a lot of time setting up their automatic reminders for past due invoices and it worked for a couple of months and then it stopped. It's currently being worked on by their tech team but it has been months and it is still not working. It would have saved me a lot of time.
  • Their multi-currency saves time in sending invoices abroad but it's limiting when a customer wants an invoice in USD instead of a foreign currency so I have to set up different customer accounts for different currencies.
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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