Payroll for QuickBooks Desktop Reviews & Product Details


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Error-free, worry-free Payroll. Get expert payroll assistance. Avoid costly tax penalties. Save time with everything in one place. No exporting or double checking. Everything is done right in QuickBooks.

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Intuit
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Year Founded
2014
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San Francisco, CA
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"Payroll for Quickbooks Desktop makes life easier."

What do you like best?

If you use Quickbooks Desktop, and have employees, Payroll for Quickbooks Desktop is a must have. New payroll tax rates, forms, and topics are available for download frequently. I feel like we are always up to date and in compliance. All withholdings are automatically calculated and deducted from employees' paychecks. All liabilities are tracked on the payroll page, showing the date the remittance is due and the amount that is do. It is also easy to run reports of the liabilities due, along with other payroll data. Some liabilities are also available for epayment. For instance, I can pay the IRS directly through Quickbooks. Lastly, paying employees with direct deposit is very easy and accessible.

What do you dislike?

My only real criticism of Payroll for Quickbooks Desktop is that it is very expensive. There is a huge (and constantly growing) annual subscription fee. Plus there is a fee for each check that is direct deposited.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you use Quickbooks Desktop, and are currently handling payroll manually, you should definitely use Payroll...if it isn't cost prohibitive.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Without Payroll for Quickbooks Desktop I would have to manually calculate all payroll taxes for each paycheck. Then I would have to manually keep track of cumulative totals, and manually prep all reports. This means a huge potential for making mistakes. There would also be no ability to direct deposit paychecks.

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"Payroll for QuickBooks Desktop is the way to go!"

What do you like best?

It's a real workhorse and it does everything that we need it to do in the realm of accounting and payroll for our small business. Setup is so easy and efficient. Once you have your account information entered you log in and you're set to begin entering your customers/vendors/accounts. As you create them it's simple to sync them and enter payments all within the ease of clicking a button.

What do you dislike?

It feels somewhat archaic and doesn't have a sophisticated enough invoicing process for things like monthly contracts, etc. so I have to manually email hundreds of invoices a month.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The desktop version of Quickbooks has much better functionality and you have the ability to control a lot more than with the Online version of QuickBooks.

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"Easy to pay Employees - Rated A"

What do you like best?

I have used QB Payroll desktop for different companies and always have been very pleased. if you do make a mistake it is easy to fix. The reports that you need to file are always on point.

What do you dislike?

I have had to call customer service a couple different times and the wait sometimes isn't good. Calling Intuit is always this way. This is a downside, but when you do get customer service on the phone they are always nice. Also the price isn't the best. They also went up and you can find less expensive services now.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Pricing might seem high, but compare to other companies that does payroll for you it really isn't. At the same time you have all the reports in QB and you do not have to import the data saving you time.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Realized that by keeping QB payroll everything is in one software program and I do not have to import from another company keeping things easier.

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(11-50 employees)
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"Easy Payroll for everyone"

What do you like best?

Easy employee setup, easy and cost effective direct deposit program, clear reporting, employee portal to self manage profile and view paystubs and tax info.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike. One of the better features of Quickbooks Desktop.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Payroll is even better with Intuits new timekeeping software for mobile. It's called TSheets and it takes a good payroll system and makes it twice as good. We were able to streamline the process from time clock punches all the way to payroll entry.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were trying to streamline withholdings and payment of all taxes and fees while giving employees the most accurate paycheck in a timely basis.

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"Makes payroll simple!"

What do you like best?

Quickbooks provides everything we need to manage finances and payroll. I love that it has been around long enough for there to be many tutorials out there on every topic

What do you dislike?

I really do not have complaints. Maybe if the report generating section were a little more user friendly that would be nice.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Highly recommend! It works great. I have heard that the online version is not quite up to snuff yet so I recommend sticking with desktop if you are unsure of your needs.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes managing our nonprofit easy. We are able to keep costs down while meeting our staff and organization needs.

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(2-10 employees)
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"Easy, Helpful, Cost effective"

What do you like best?

With basic information you can set up employees and have them set up for a payroll check in no time.

Just fill in the blanks with information you received from your employee and you're set.

What do you dislike?

Because payroll is payroll, there's nothing to dislike

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely consider QuickBooks for your Payroll needs.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Efficiently paying our employees with no delay and minimal additional expense.

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(5001-10,000 employees)
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"Intuit Review"

What do you like best?

Very useful software that provide a very nice organization and dashboard/display for your payroll & bookkeeping in what payroll matters

What do you dislike?

Dashboard, display and organization, capability to save and record every signed documentation

Recommendations to others considering the product:

We think that this software is heading in the right direction, we are very happy with it and nothing to complain about it, honestly it is the best investment that the company has made so far.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Payroll always has to be submitted before noon every Monday, because of the very good way organization of this software and friendly interface this is an easy task, no rush for us every Monday, even though some employees make it difficult with their reports, the software still making it very helpful

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"Easy to use software is very efficient"

What do you like best?

Easy to use software is very efficient. The program does not crash. I like how it’s so user-friendly and just about everyone I worked with was able to use it

What do you dislike?

This program is not compatible with windows XP or other legacy operating systems

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps keep things organized much better and at the same time does not work with older operating system’s

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"Difficult to switch to"

What do you like best?

I've been working with QB for a long time, and it's a good and well recommended software for bookkeepers

What do you dislike?

Difficult to switch to QB after payroll service companies

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There are more than 50 employees in our company, and it's difficult even for a CPA to set everything up

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Running payroll

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"Fast and Easy to Use"

What do you like best?

I get direct deposit and all of the payroll done fast and without any hassle.

What do you dislike?

It's quickbooks desktop so I have to do it on the actual computer.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Payroll for quickbooks desktop will do the work for you if you have a small/medium business. It's very easy to use and will provide you with the right tools that you need for a payroll system.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Have direct deposit enabled, it's very easy to use and employees are happy with their paychecks.

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"Excellent Payroll App"

What do you like best?

Good tech service and support.

Effecient in making in time payment. Great software to keep in touch with employees even during holidays. Employees get an option to view the paycheck prior to payment date. Schedule future payments and gelps to pay on right time

What do you dislike?

Difficult to make corrections if there happens to be an error in feeding in the data.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Payroll can be done quickly and more efficiently. Increased the productivity of the emplyees in the payroll dept.

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"Easy to integration to Quickbooks pro"

What do you like best?

Everything what payroll or check disbursements for small subcontract jobs is made easy with this feature. Along with using Quickbooks Pro

What do you dislike?

Nothing once it's set up for you company it works flawless. Periodic tax updates to install nothing harrowing. Really pretty no brainer.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Worth the investment

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Well as stated above covers all the basic needs and advanced needs for a small to midsize company use this for all payroll needs for setups and consults.

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"Easy payroll program"

What do you like best?

how easy it is to enter employees and manage the day to day things

What do you dislike?

I am not happy with the price of the program

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

easy for the employees to see all of their information in one spot

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"Payroll and filing taxes together "

What do you like best?

I like that I can do my payroll and it also makes finilomg taxes easier.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the confusion of the payroll services

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have realized filing is easier and I use less apps

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"Payroll for Dummies"

What do you like best?

I love that it works with Quickbooks. No hustle its all there, super easy to do - all in one.!

Time saver, super efficient and convenient

What do you dislike?

Sometimes when updated not all computers can connect to the server so sometimes glitches.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make the switch you wont regret it

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Super easy to use and very efficient, all you have to do is enter the hours and Intuit will take care of it all for you.

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"Great for non-numbers people "

What do you like best?

Intuit makes is so easy for for me to keep track of billing and expenses. I’m not a natural at numbers and this makes it very easy liz

What do you dislike?

I really didn’t have a probable with this at all. It took me a little bit to get the hang of it but then it was great.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was having to manaually calculate commissions for employees and this helped me streamline it.

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"Quickbook practice for class"

What do you like best?

I like the simple strategy of thr break down for the process for accounting

What do you dislike?

I think it can be hard if your not understanding how to submit numbers for certain section of the process it can be a confusing

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I mainly use it for class for assignment it was kinda confushing but once u got the hang of it I was able to have a successful process for each problem

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(1001-5000 employees)
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"Easy to pick up and learn "

What do you like best?

I love the UI of the product. Very user friendly to people who aren’t very familiar with accounting software like me.

What do you dislike?

The colors scheme, something hard to view

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All in one product.

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"Great Payroll program "

What do you like best?

Using payroll for quick books has made it simple to pay staff.

What do you dislike?

I sometimes wish the software was a little more user friendly.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It simplifies payroll

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"NO ISSUES WITH IMPLEMENTING!"

What do you like best?

It was very easy to incorporate into our office. The learning curve was very easy and the accounting staff learned quickly.

What do you dislike?

There was nothing I disliked. The software was above reproach.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you have issues with payroll, this is your best option. It's very easy to grasp.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It made payroll very fast and accurate. No room for mistakes.

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"Free Direct Deposit 24 Hours"

What do you like best?

You can e-file taxes yourself. Don't have to have taxes done by a prefessional.

What do you dislike?

A bit on the expensive side for almost twenty dollars a month for self service payroll.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Free trial for 30 days. You can start up your own small business and use this software.

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"Clean interface, easy to use"

What do you like best?

Very user friendly, reports are excellent and the interface is very clean - no unnecessary icons/graphics

What do you dislike?

It is a little more expensive than other software out there.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This allows payroll professionals to work quickly and efficiently. Benefits are clear communication and less time spent on this task.

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"Helpful"

What do you like best?

The ease with which I picked it up and how organized it made me

What do you dislike?

Maybe the graphics can be more bold and modern

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a good value

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping payroll organized and efficient were benefits. It solved the need to do payroll and track it.

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"Fees"

What do you like best?

I like how it integrates with my banking

What do you dislike?

I do not like the fees. I feel like I'm feed to death.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I hate the crazy fees. They are too high and charge for just changing the name of a bank account

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"User friendly "

What do you like best?

The system is very user friendly and the customer support is quick to respond

What do you dislike?

There is currently nothing that we dislike.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to process payroll with easy and our employees have an easy platform to view their paychecks

Payroll for QuickBooks Desktop Features

  • Web Portal
  • Benefits Manager
  • Mobile
  • Payroll Entry
  • Time Off Accrual
  • Direct Deposit

Payroll for QuickBooks Desktop User Ratings

9.0
Ease of Use
Average: 8.6*
8.7
Quality of Support
Average: 8.4*
7.5
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.3*
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