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Score 7.2 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

Catalyst, by EBM Software

[Catalyst, by EBM Software] is well suited to track invoices from vendors to get them paid on time to avoid late fees. [Catalyst, by EBM Software] is less appropriate when paying vendor because that is not a function they currently have. If the system was an all in one system that could track and pay your invoices it would be an amazing software.
Mohammed ALLY | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Pay calculation
Accounting Seed
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Benefit plan administration
Accounting Seed
10.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Direct deposit files
Accounting Seed
10.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Salary revision and increment management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Reimbursement management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software

Customization

Accounting Seed
9.5
Catalyst, by EBM Software
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
9.4
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Plug-ins
Accounting Seed
9.5
Catalyst, by EBM Software

Security

Accounting Seed
9.4
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.4
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.4
Catalyst, by EBM Software

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
8.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
8.2
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
8.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.8
Catalyst, by EBM Software

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

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

Inventory Management

Accounting Seed
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Inventory tracking
Accounting Seed
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Automatic reordering
Accounting Seed
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Location management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Manufacturing module
Accounting Seed
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software

Order Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Pricing
Accounting Seed
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Order entry
Accounting Seed
10.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Credit card processing
Accounting Seed
10.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Seed
10.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Order Orchestration
Accounting Seed
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
End-to-end order visibility
Accounting Seed
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
Order exception Resolution
Accounting Seed
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software

BI Standard Reporting

Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.5
Customizable dashboards
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.5
Report Formatting Templates
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.8
Drill-down analysis
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.5
Formatting capabilities
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.8
Publish to PDF
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.0
Predictive Analytics
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0

Access Control and Security

Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.9
Long-term financial planning
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.0
Financial budgeting
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Forecasting
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Scenario modeling
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Management reporting
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.5

Consolidation and Close

Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.2
Financial data consolidation
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
9.0
Journal entries and reports
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Multi-currency management
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
6.0
Intercompany Eliminations
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
5.0
Minority Ownership
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.0
Local and consolidated reporting
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Financial Statement Reporting
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Management Reporting
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
9.0
Excel-based Reporting
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.0
Automated board and financial reporting
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0

Analytics

Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.2
Personalized dashboards
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.5
Color-coded scorecards
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
6.0
KPIs
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.0
Cost and profitability analysis
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Benchmarking with external data
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.0

Integration

Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.6
Flat file integration
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.0
Excel data integration
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.5
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Accounting Seed
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.5

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

Catalyst, by EBM Software

  • The GUI is easy to navigate on the iPad mini, which we use for charting.
  • The options are simple so there is very little room for mistakes.
  • Charting is easy and the setup allows for necessary fields that must be completed so charting stays uniform.
Anonymous | 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

Catalyst, by EBM Software

  • The browser closes unexpectedly at times when refreshing the page and you get logged out
  • The incorrect vendor is chosen by Catalyst a few times
  • The Catalyst file is occasionally not placed on time in the folder
Mohammed ALLY | 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

Catalyst, by EBM Software

Catalyst, by EBM Software 8.1
Based on 2 answers
Well.... when it works... it's good. When it doesn't it is very frustrating for our staff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Catalyst, by EBM Software

Catalyst, by EBM Software 6.6
Based on 2 answers
The support for Catalyst is great and they are usually within the 48 hour response time. There could be a little quicker upload time for invoices that are submitted. They usually show up until the next day on the system and sometimes gives us a stress on time. Overall, the support is quite good
Mohammed ALLY | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Catalyst, by EBM Software

[Catalyst, by EBM Software] is a very easy system to use and is very user friendly. It gives you different ways of researching an invoice and not just one. Catalyst also helps to allow us to research an invoice within seconds and eliminates a lengthy and confusing process. It is a great software for first time users to learn quickly and efficiently.
Mohammed ALLY | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Accounting Seed

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

Catalyst, by EBM Software

  • Catalyst is better than pencil and paper data analysis. But the app can be very frustrating when it's not working the way it did last week.
  • The GUI is very simple. Sometimes too simple, like there is no way to go back in and edit SOAP note options.
  • New feature roll-outs are mandatory. I understand that no one would opt in to being the guinea pig, but it would be nice if you weren't the first user to try it.
  • The integration with billing software has streamlined the billing notes and saved us money over having two separate systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Accounting Seed

Catalyst, by EBM Software

Pricing Details

Accounting Seed

General

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

Catalyst, by EBM Software

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed
9.5
Catalyst, by EBM Software
7.5

Usability

Accounting Seed
9.0
Catalyst, by EBM Software
8.1

Support Rating

Accounting Seed
9.5
Catalyst, by EBM Software
6.6

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