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Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed

The ability to see detail in the data is second to none. The ability to tie into the same data base as other salesforce products is huge. I do believe you need an on site expert. I have found my staff hesitant to "explore" the world outside of their routine. There are certain functions - like accounts payable - that are very similar no matter what program you buy, but it would be helpful if Accounting Seed put together some "Best Practices Procedures" for the A/P person to review and teach themselves. As the manager, it should not be up to me to have to retrain every person that steps into the position from scratch. How much nicer it would be to have something in the knowledge base or in the Accounting Home page that would direct new hires!
Gayle Ulrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Budget Maestro

Personally, I was always very satisfied with the Budget Maestro product and platform. I used Hyperion Essbase in my prior company and felt Analytics Maestro had very similar capabilities and features which made learning the product very easy. The ongoing support has been tremendous and this is an area I find many competitors in the marketplace to have room for improvement.
Eric Korpalski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Accounting Seed
8.5
Budget Maestro
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
8.5
Budget Maestro

Security

Accounting Seed
9.0
Budget Maestro
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.0
Budget Maestro
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.0
Budget Maestro

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
7.3
Budget Maestro
9.0
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
7.7
Budget Maestro
9.0
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
7.0
Budget Maestro
9.0
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.3
Budget Maestro
9.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
8.5
Budget Maestro
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
8.5
Budget Maestro
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
8.5
Budget Maestro
Cash management
Accounting Seed
8.3
Budget Maestro
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
8.5
Budget Maestro
Expense management
Accounting Seed
7.6
Budget Maestro
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.1
Budget Maestro
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
8.0
Budget Maestro
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.0
Budget Maestro
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
8.5
Budget Maestro
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
8.0
Budget Maestro
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
8.0
Budget Maestro
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
8.5
Budget Maestro
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.5
Budget Maestro
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.1
Budget Maestro
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
8.8
Budget Maestro
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.0
Budget Maestro
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.4
Budget Maestro
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.0
Budget Maestro
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.0
Budget Maestro

Pros

Accounting Seed

  • Ability to create custom reports on the fly.
  • Sharing/flowing information across Salesforce project pages.
  • My favorite, saving tons of time by having all information in one location, not having to stop and compare Salesforce reports to a separate accounting program reports.
Pamela White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Budget Maestro

  • Analytics Maestro Platform adds tremendous value.
  • Newer version offering is cloud based which adds value on size constraints.
  • Customer support has always been extremely supportive and timely on responses.
Eric Korpalski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Accounting Seed

  • Most accounting systems have a number of canned reports included with the system. Accounting Seed has a few limited canned reports. These have grown over the past three years.
  • Though using the Salesforce reporting feature makes reporting easy, you are limited by what the Salesforce reporting system can do.
  • Budgeting is connected to project tasks rather than general ledger accounts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Budget Maestro

  • Took some time to roll out the cloud-based solution.
  • The older version (not cloud-based) we used took about an hour to refresh after data load.
  • The older version did take some time learning how to use the product to its fullest capabilities.
Eric Korpalski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Accounting Seed

Much easier to have accounting software be native to Salesforce. That's the main reason we went with Accounting Seed and are happy to have made that decision. We also love the customization abilities - just as easy as adding any field in Salesforce.
David Jacoby | TrustRadius Reviewer

Budget Maestro

Our company evaluated 6 product offerings in the market place a year ago and felt Budget Maestro and Vena offered the largest return on our investment at their price points. We have always been very satisfied with the product and its customer service. Since we have grown over 600% over 4 years, many of the new layers of management used other products in prior careers and we are currently at a point where the entire organization may be transitioning to an ERP solution to manage all finance and accounting functions. I would always recommend Budget Maestro as a great budgeting and analytical tool for FP&A teams as we were able to accomplish a high amount of monthly reports with a small team over the years.
Eric Korpalski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Accounting Seed

  • We are too soon into the process to answer this. Our year end is June 30 and our audit will take place in July and August, with completion in October. I am very happy with the program and look forward to the next year being more efficient with my time, but I cannot determine an ROI benefit at this point.
Gayle Ulrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Budget Maestro

  • We were a very small company growing by acquisition so it worked well during these phases of our company growth.
  • The return for our cost was tremendous especially in comparison to peers in the market.
  • Analytics Maestro allowed us to grow without adding headcount by building efficient reports that can easily be mass-produced for all branches within our organization.
Eric Korpalski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Accounting Seed

Budget Maestro

Pricing Details

Accounting Seed

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Budget Maestro

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed
8.5
Budget Maestro
9.0

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