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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 9.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed

Accounting Seed is a great solution for businesses looking for reliable accounting software. It offers all the features needed and works as expected. In addition, it is not as pricey as many competitors and therefore a great choice. I would recommend it for both startups and established businesses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning 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

Payroll Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
Planning Maestro
Pay calculation
Accounting Seed
9.0
Planning Maestro
Benefit plan administration
Accounting Seed
10.0
Planning Maestro
Direct deposit files
Accounting Seed
10.0
Planning Maestro
Salary revision and increment management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Planning Maestro
Reimbursement management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Planning Maestro

Customization

Accounting Seed
9.5
Planning Maestro
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
9.4
Planning Maestro
Plug-ins
Accounting Seed
9.5
Planning Maestro

Security

Accounting Seed
9.4
Planning Maestro
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.4
Planning Maestro
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.4
Planning Maestro

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
8.0
Planning Maestro
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
8.2
Planning Maestro
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
8.0
Planning Maestro
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.7
Planning Maestro

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
9.3
Planning Maestro
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
8.9
Planning Maestro
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
8.8
Planning Maestro
Cash management
Accounting Seed
9.6
Planning Maestro
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
9.2
Planning Maestro
Expense management
Accounting Seed
9.2
Planning Maestro
Time tracking
Accounting Seed
9.0
Planning Maestro
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Planning Maestro
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
9.5
Planning Maestro
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.4
Planning Maestro
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
9.0
Planning Maestro
Electronic tax filing
Accounting Seed
10.0
Planning Maestro
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
8.7
Planning Maestro
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
10.0
Planning Maestro
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
9.8
Planning Maestro
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.4
Planning Maestro
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.7
Planning Maestro
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
9.2
Planning Maestro
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.3
Planning Maestro
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.5
Planning Maestro
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.5
Planning Maestro
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.4
Planning Maestro

Inventory Management

Accounting Seed
9.0
Planning Maestro
Inventory tracking
Accounting Seed
9.0
Planning Maestro
Automatic reordering
Accounting Seed
9.0
Planning Maestro
Location management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Planning Maestro
Manufacturing module
Accounting Seed
9.0
Planning Maestro

Order Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
Planning Maestro
Pricing
Accounting Seed
9.0
Planning Maestro
Order entry
Accounting Seed
10.0
Planning Maestro
Credit card processing
Accounting Seed
10.0
Planning Maestro
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Seed
10.0
Planning Maestro
Order Orchestration
Accounting Seed
9.0
Planning Maestro
End-to-end order visibility
Accounting Seed
9.0
Planning Maestro
Order exception Resolution
Accounting Seed
9.0
Planning Maestro

Pros

Accounting Seed

  • Fully integrated into SalesForce so financial information is linked to all aspects of the organization.
  • Customer service is excellent and with timely and helpful solutions.
  • Upgrades are announced well ahead of pushing them out. Accounting Seed handles all the effort. When upgraded, you are assured there are no problems with it continuing to work with your other applications in SalesForce
  • Being built on the Force.com platform, many applications are available to add to the Accounting Seed application to expand its abilities.
  • Customization is simple and integrates across all aspects of SalesForce.
Rickey Funderburk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning 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

  • 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.
Gayle Ulrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning 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

Usability

Accounting Seed

Accounting Seed 9.0
Based on 2 answers
While it takes time for new users to fully benefit and understand Accounting Seed, the user interface is amazing. It is relatively easy to use
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning Maestro

No score
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Support Rating

Accounting Seed

Accounting Seed 9.5
Based on 2 answers
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!
Rickey Funderburk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning Maestro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
Pamela White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning 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

  • Makes operations a lot easier having everything in Salesforce.
David Jacoby | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning 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

Planning Maestro

Pricing Details

Accounting Seed

General

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

Planning Maestro

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed
9.5
Planning Maestro
9.0

Usability

Accounting Seed
9.0
Planning Maestro

Support Rating

Accounting Seed
9.5
Planning Maestro

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