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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Payroll Management

    9.1

    Accounting Seed

    91%

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    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%

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    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%

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    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%

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

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

    Dashboards

    9.5
    95%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Standard reports

    8.3
    83%
    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%

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    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%

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    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%

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    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

    BI Standard Reporting

    Accounting Seed

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    71%
    Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    2 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    2 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    Accounting Seed

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    77%
    Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    2 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    Accounting Seed

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    79%
    Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    2 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    Accounting Seed

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    77%
    Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Access Control and Security

    Accounting Seed

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    80%
    Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    Accounting Seed

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    80%
    Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

    Accounting Seed

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    80%
    Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Long-term financial planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Financial budgeting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Scenario modeling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Management reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    2 Ratings

    Consolidation and Close

    Accounting Seed

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    72%
    Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Financial data consolidation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Journal entries and reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Multi-currency management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Intercompany Eliminations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Minority Ownership

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Local and consolidated reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Financial Reporting and Compliance

    Accounting Seed

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    80%
    Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Financial Statement Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Management Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Excel-based Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Automated board and financial reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Analytics and Reporting

    Accounting Seed

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    72%
    Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Personalized dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    2 Ratings

    Color-coded scorecards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    KPIs

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Cost and profitability analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Key Performance Indicator setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Benchmarking with external data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Integration

    Accounting Seed

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    74%
    Catalyst, by EBM Software ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Flat file integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Excel data integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    2 Ratings

    Direct links to 3rd-party data sources

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    2 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
    7.9

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    79%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    8.9

    Accounting Seed

    89%
    3 Ratings
    8.7

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    87%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.5

    Accounting Seed

    85%
    3 Ratings
    7.6

    Catalyst, by EBM Software

    76%
    2 Ratings

    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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    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.
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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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    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.
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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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    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
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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.

      Catalyst, by EBM Software

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Catalyst, by EBM Software editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        Optional

        Additional Details

        Flexible and tiered pricing structures available - monthly, 1-3-5- contracts, and more

        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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        EBM Software

        Well.... when it works... it's good. When it doesn't it is very frustrating for our staff.
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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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        EBM Software

        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
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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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        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.
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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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        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.
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