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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Payroll Management

    9.1

    Accounting Seed

    91%

    Brightpearl

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Accounting Seed ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Pay calculation

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    8.9
    89%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customization

    9.6

    Accounting Seed

    96%

    Brightpearl

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API for custom integration

    9.6
    96%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Plug-ins

    9.6
    96%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security

    9.6

    Accounting Seed

    96%

    Brightpearl

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    9.6
    96%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    9.6
    96%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    8.7

    Accounting Seed

    87%

    Brightpearl

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Accounting Seed ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    9.4
    94%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Standard reports

    8.2
    82%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom reports

    8.5
    85%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

    9.1

    Accounting Seed

    91%

    Brightpearl

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Accounting Seed ranks higher in 21/21 features

    Accounts payable

    9.4
    94%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Accounts receivable

    9.5
    95%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cash management

    9.6
    96%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Bank reconciliation

    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Expense management

    9.6
    96%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Time tracking

    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Fixed asset management

    9.5
    95%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multi-currency support

    8.1
    81%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multi-division support

    8.9
    89%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Regulations compliance

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Electronic tax filing

    8.9
    89%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Self-service portal

    9.5
    95%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Global Financial Support

    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Primary and Secondary Ledgers

    9.2
    92%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Intercompany Accounting

    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Localizations

    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Journals and Reconciliations

    9.6
    96%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Enterprise Accounting

    7.0
    70%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Configurable Accounting

    8.9
    89%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Centralized Rules Framework

    9.3
    93%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Standardized Processes

    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Inventory Management

    9.0

    Accounting Seed

    90%

    Brightpearl

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Accounting Seed ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Inventory tracking

    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automatic reordering

    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Location management

    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Manufacturing module

    7.4
    74%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Order Management

    9.4

    Accounting Seed

    94%

    Brightpearl

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Accounting Seed ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Pricing

    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Order entry

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Credit card processing

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost of goods sold

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Order Orchestration

    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    End-to-end order visibility

    7.4
    74%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Order exception Resolution

    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Accounting Seed is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    Accounting Seed

    88%
    6 Ratings
    1.7

    Brightpearl

    17%
    156 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Accounting Seed

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Brightpearl

    82%
    12 Ratings

    Usability

    8.9

    Accounting Seed

    89%
    3 Ratings
    4.3

    Brightpearl

    43%
    8 Ratings

    Availability

    Accounting Seed

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Brightpearl

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Accounting Seed

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Brightpearl

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.5

    Accounting Seed

    85%
    3 Ratings
    7.8

    Brightpearl

    78%
    268 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Accounting Seed

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0

    Brightpearl

    10%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    Accounting Seed

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Brightpearl

    70%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Accounting Seed

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5

    Brightpearl

    65%
    208 Ratings

    Configurability

    Accounting Seed

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Brightpearl

    80%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    Accounting Seed

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Brightpearl

    70%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Accounting Seed

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9

    Brightpearl

    69%
    5 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    Accounting Seed

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Brightpearl

    80%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    Accounting Seed

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Brightpearl

    90%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Accounting Seed

    I wouldn’t recommend Accounting Seed to enterprise companies. However, Accounting Seed is the best cloud accounting tool for small and medium-sized companies that are yearning to automate accounts payable and receivable, inventory management, and invoice customization in one integrated platform.
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    Brightpearl

    Brightpearl is very well suited for small-medium companies that are growing quickly and need a way to improve their operational systems and functionality to handle increasing volume of orders. Particularly if you use multiple SKUs, sales channels, and/or warehouses, the features offered by Brightpearl are excellently well suited to handle these types of needs. I don't believe Brightpearl would be very applicable for very small companies with a small number of SKUs, as many of the features offered would be unnecessary and underutilized.
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    Pros

    Accounting Seed

    • Accounting Seed is an affordable accounting solution
    • It offers many features making it an ideal accounting solution for business
    • The software integrates well with Salesforce
    • The software comes with a friendly User Interface
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    Brightpearl

    • Brightpearl tracks order changes and communications very well. It documents all activity in a feed that anyone can see, including status changes, notes made, emails sent, etc.
    • Brightpearl makes it incredibly easy to find orders fitting certain criteria through the use of statuses that you can customize. For example, as a multichannel seller, we can easily create statuses for each channel that we sell from, where our orders will (oftentimes automatically) land in. We also deal often with things like back ordered items; we can also create statuses for certain brands, so that when we expect a shipment in from that company, our back order specialist can easily sort through her orders that are waiting on that shipment.
    • Brightpearl makes it easy to take orders over the phone. Everything I need is right there on one screen; not often do I find myself needing to deviate to other tabs. The steps I take (from "new order" to finish) are straightforward and understandable, and go in steps that make sense.
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    Cons

    Accounting Seed

    • Custom reporting seems cumbersome, but it could just be that we need better instructions, more examples, maybe some more canned reports. My company needs the ability to compare multiple years, and more than one budget in a report - we start with an approved board budget and then we reproject each quarter.
    • Non profits need to print financials by restriction level - this has also been very awkward - all the data is there but I have to piece it together in an excel spreadsheet every time I want it.
    • In general, the materials needed for non profits is not as accessible as it could be.
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    Brightpearl

    • Supports only a small number of marketplaces and in a limited way only. When I signed up with Brightpearl they claimed that you could list directly onto eBay from within Brightpearl but this turned out to be untrue as Brightpearl did not support eBay postage policies (eBay's semi literate way of saying shipping tables).
    • Not only can you not list directly onto eBay, you cannot list directly from within Brightpearl to any marketplaces whatsoever. With other software you can list directly to all the marketplaces they integrate with.
    • Brightpearl is abysmal at VAT. Brightpearl calculates VAT on Channel Islands and Canary Islands orders even though there is no Vat in either of them. So when you pay HMRC you will be paying them a bit extra unless you check all your orders which makes the software somewhat redundant.
    • When I signed up they advertised Brightpearl as the software to automate your online selling. But it didn't really do that. A couple of years later at considerable extra cost they released an add-on app called Brightpearl Automation that does seem to deliver on automation. However other software offers that at no extra cost.
    • Brightpearl claims that it integrates with Amazon, but this is only partially true as they have completely ignored the new marketplaces that Amazon have opened. If you list on those marketplaces you have to input the orders manually and Brightpearl will not update the stock, putting you at risk of negative feedback. Other software integrates fully with all Amazon marketplaces.
    • Now that I am leaving it was suggested that I might benefit from read-only access so that we could easily double check things like warranty claims. They offered me a year's read-only access for £10,080 which is more than double my yearly contract for full use of the software. Now, if that isn't taking the mickey, I don't know what is!!!
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    Pricing Details

    Accounting Seed

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Accounting Seed editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing starts at $3,960/year.

      Brightpearl

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Brightpearl editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        Required

        Additional Details

        Brightpearl is for merchants trading $1M or above, or those that expect to be in the next 12 months. Pricing is designed to suit the needs of fast-growth and larger merchants.

        Likelihood to Renew

        Accounting Seed

        No answers on this topic

        Brightpearl

        Brightpearl has proved to work out for our company and we have no need or intention to let it go. Rather we intend to build on what we've accomplished and it will no doubt help us scale our business and meet our ambitions.
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        Usability

        Accounting Seed

        It always works well. We've never had programming issues. Never. It is easy to customize. The system can grow with you as your business grows and changes. Being cloud-based you can work from anywhere. It is intuitive. You have all the features of Salesforce, like workflows, that work perfectly in Accounting Seed. Having that full integration with Salesforce allows you to see all our data in one platform
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        Brightpearl

        Brightpearl can be a little confusing to begin with, there are a lot of options to look through and working out the intricacies takes some time depending on what you would like to be able to do on it and what your account is set up to do. It is however very thorough and once you can work your way around it most of the functions are fairly simple to use and very detailed.
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        Reliability and Availability

        Accounting Seed

        No answers on this topic

        Brightpearl

        Brightpearl is always easily accessibly anywhere that you can find an internet source. I have checked our stock levels when we have been off site at Ham Rally's at home and on my way home or to work if needs be. That is probably one of the best features of this system.
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        Performance

        Accounting Seed

        No answers on this topic

        Brightpearl

        Brightpearl performs very well and integrates very well with our Metapak packing and despatch system. IT also intergrates very well with Amazon and we have used Ebay although there have been complications with Ebay and stock levels. We use Ebay mostly for second hand items of which we only have one so have skipped using Brighpearl for these products.
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        Support Rating

        Accounting Seed

        We seldom have had to use their support but when we have, they have been responsive and actually were able to answer our questions in a simple, nontech language. You don't have to be a programmer to talk to them!
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        Brightpearl

        Brightpearl was ALWAYS great at responding to us. Their customer service was quick and responsive. Unfortunately, the responses were often that "engineers were working on it" but nothing seemed to ever come of that. I realize that Brightpearl is a large company that a lot of businesses rely on. But when you can't hit "enter" when trying to search in the front-end POS, that type of behavior should be changed very quickly and it never was. Admittedly, small things, but those annoyances tend to ultimately affect the overall experience.
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        In-Person Training

        Accounting Seed

        No answers on this topic

        Brightpearl

        No in house training was given.
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        Online Training

        Accounting Seed

        No answers on this topic

        Brightpearl

        The online training was very helpful in the areas we were shown and was implemented very well via a Skype call and an presentation done via the internet. However it was not thorough enough for all of our needs in certain areas. More training in person on site would have been very helpful.
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        Implementation Rating

        Accounting Seed

        No answers on this topic

        Brightpearl

        Implementation was generally perfect, but if you are coming across from Sage I personally would recommend doing this as baby steps.
        We tried to import our entire Sage history in one batch and that was a bad idea hence the 9/10. That was mainly our fault and nothing on Brightpearl.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Accounting Seed

        Honestly, Accounting Seed was the only one I focused on when looking to switch from our existing program. It showed in the partner app store and stated it was created native to SalesForce. As I read through it's capabilities, cost, etc., I knew it was the right choice.
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        Brightpearl

        Initially we went with Brightpearl because it was an all in one solution. Salesforce CRM capabilities right out of the box far surpass Brightpearl's, but there's no inventory or accounting system pre-built in. We are currently moving away from Brightpearl for both CRM and accounting functions however.
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        Scalability

        Accounting Seed

        No answers on this topic

        Brightpearl

        Brightpearl's ability to increase or expand its capacity and retain its performance levels to accommodate growth were acceptable but not fantastic. The program was constantly making changes which can be useful, but was also confusing & hard to keep up with since we were never updated that changes were about to be made or had been made.
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        Return on Investment

        Accounting Seed

        • Business users save time sending payments to suppliers and reimbursing employees since it is just by one click.
        • The three-way POS match ensures that figures match on orders and invoices before paying suppliers.
        • Capturing data on reports that are not submitted, approval times, and policy exceptions.
        • Expense management and time tracking enable us to view the exact time taken to complete projects and the exact amount that should be paid.
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        Brightpearl

        • It's really difficult to say. While everything is now in one place, we've spent a ton of time with support and figuring things out on our own.
        • We've also had to spend a ton of money with our CPAs fixing our financials every month.
        • However, the sales piece has streamlined our process for shipping orders out in a timely basis.
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