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Score 9.2 out of 100
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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

Epicor Prophet 21

Good for distribution organizations with warehousing. Can also support both Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, although a more thorough Accounting package is recommended. Is strong when it comes to integrating bar codes and scanners, particularly for warehouse maintenance. Prophet 21 does include a basic CRM offering. However, it is very basic, and for any real Customer Resource management, a third-party tool is best (even recommended by Epicor.)
John Suit | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
Epicor Prophet 21
6.6
Pay calculation
Accounting Seed
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.0
Benefit plan administration
Accounting Seed
10.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.7
Direct deposit files
Accounting Seed
10.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Salary revision and increment management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.8
Reimbursement management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.8

Customization

Accounting Seed
9.5
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
9.4
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0
Plug-ins
Accounting Seed
9.5
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0

Security

Accounting Seed
9.4
Epicor Prophet 21
9.1
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.4
Epicor Prophet 21
9.3
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.4
Epicor Prophet 21
8.9

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.8
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
8.3
Epicor Prophet 21
6.7
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.7
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.7
Epicor Prophet 21
7.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
9.3
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
8.9
Epicor Prophet 21
5.8
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
8.8
Epicor Prophet 21
5.8
Cash management
Accounting Seed
9.6
Epicor Prophet 21
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
9.2
Epicor Prophet 21
Expense management
Accounting Seed
9.2
Epicor Prophet 21
Time tracking
Accounting Seed
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
9.5
Epicor Prophet 21
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.4
Epicor Prophet 21
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
Electronic tax filing
Accounting Seed
10.0
Epicor Prophet 21
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
8.7
Epicor Prophet 21
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
10.0
Epicor Prophet 21
2.5
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
9.8
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.4
Epicor Prophet 21
5.0
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.7
Epicor Prophet 21
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
9.2
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.3
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.5
Epicor Prophet 21
5.4
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.5
Epicor Prophet 21
5.0
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.4
Epicor Prophet 21
5.4

Inventory Management

Accounting Seed
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Inventory tracking
Accounting Seed
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.0
Automatic reordering
Accounting Seed
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
4.6
Location management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Manufacturing module
Accounting Seed
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7

Order Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
Epicor Prophet 21
8.3
Pricing
Accounting Seed
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.1
Order entry
Accounting Seed
10.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.4
Credit card processing
Accounting Seed
10.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.6
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Seed
10.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.4
Order Orchestration
Accounting Seed
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.1
End-to-end order visibility
Accounting Seed
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0
Order exception Resolution
Accounting Seed
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.3

Subledger and Financial Process

Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
4.8
Automated Invoice Processing
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
5.8
Shared Services Payments
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
4.6
Billings Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
5.8
Customer Receipt Applications
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
5.8
Customer Collections
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
6.1
Revenue Recognition
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
5.7
Cash Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
5.4
Asset Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
5.4
Travel & Expense Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
4.6
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Period Close
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Transactions Tax
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
5.1
Subledger Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0

Project Financial Management

Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0
Budgeting and Forecasting
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0
Project Costing
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0
Cost Capture
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0
Capital Project Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0
Customer Invoicing
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0
Project Financials Dashboard
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
8.7
Embedded Business Intelligence
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0
Project Planning Collaboration
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0

Project Execution Management

Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Project Planning and Scheduling
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Project Manager Dashboard
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Team Member Task Collaboration
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Project Candidate Search
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Defineable Resource Pools
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Defineable Resource Pools
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Talent Profiles
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Absence Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Product Lifecycle Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0

Grants Management

Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
4.9
Award Lifecycle Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
4.0
Spending Control
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
4.8
Indirect Cost Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
4.9
Billing
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
6.1

Procurement

Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
4.0
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Sourcing Analysis
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
5.0
Contract Authoring
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0
Contract Compliance Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Contract History
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Contract Renewal Automation
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Contract Repository
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Electronic Signatures
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Invoice Automated Matching
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Spend Compliance Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Supplier Assessment
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Supplier Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Supplier Portal
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7

Risk Management

Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.4
Risk Repository
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Control Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Control Mapping
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Control Efficiency Assessments
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Automated Control Assessments
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Assessment Capture
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Issue Detection
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Automatic Notification
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Remediation and Certification
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0

Logistics

Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
2.6
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.4
Transportation Sourcing Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.4
Transportation Process Integration
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.4
Transportation Execution Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.4
Freight Payment Automation
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.4
Trade Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Customs Entry Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Customs Document Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Customs Document Collaboration
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Fulfillment Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Inventory Visibility
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Warehouse Workforce Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7

Manufacturing

Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Production Process Design
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Production Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Configuration Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Work Definition
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Work Execution
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Advanced Fulfillment
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Manufacturing Costs
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0

Supply Chain

Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
4.9
Forecasting
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Inventory Planning
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
8.3
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Performance Monitoring
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7

Product Lifecycle Management

Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
2.8
Ideation Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.4
Requirements Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.4
Proposal Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.4
Innovation Portfolio Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Product Master Data Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Vendor Portal
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
3.7
Project Portfolio Management
Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0

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

Epicor Prophet 21

  • The system allows us to pretty much design it to work the way want it to work. It is a very flexible system for the most part.
  • The system doesn't let you make too many shortcuts with getting something processed. It forces you to go through the proper steps.
  • The system keeps track of everything and can be easily retrieved through history searches. Detailed reports, graphs, ....
Michael Gonzalez | 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

Epicor Prophet 21

  • Prophet 21 could use better management tools for its own data. The database has a tendency to bloat and over time can grow exceedingly large without administrative intervention.
  • The UI can be cluttered at times and the windows tend to jump into focus or drop from focus when it isn't expected causing user confusion and data entry errors.
  • Branding on forms and the UI is almost nonexistent. Customizations of screen aesthetics and form layout options should be easier and not require custom programming.
Charles Moon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Epicor Prophet 21

Epicor Prophet 21 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I've used Epicor Prophet 21 for about 12 years (in various iterations). It started out as CommerceCenter by Prophet 21 then became Prophet 21 by Activant and then Prophet 21 by Epicor. So frequently, when a software company is acquired, it stops being great. That has not been the case with Epicor Prophet 21. Over the years they've been under Epicor, the product has just gotten better and better, with major extensibility enhancements and new mobile components coming online.
Aaron Pace | 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

Epicor Prophet 21

Epicor Prophet 21 4.5
Based on 3 answers
Overall, I love using Prophet 21. With a few rare exceptions, functions within the application have been streamlined so they can be used with as few clicks and key presses as possible. That's not to say they've given up any functionality. The platform is incredibly powerful; just easy to use.
Aaron Pace | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Epicor Prophet 21

Epicor Prophet 21 8.2
Based on 2 answers
When hosted locally, you don't have to worry about outages unless the power goes out and the battery backups fail. It can also be hosted in the cloud which is as reliable as your internet connection. There's really no concern for outages in the software by itself. Outages are controlled by external factors.
Aaron Pace | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Epicor Prophet 21

Epicor Prophet 21 6.4
Based on 2 answers
I do feel like there are some screens and reports that could be streamlined. Prophet 21 likes to load features all at once when going into a program but a quicker load time into order entry, for example, is worth having a little latency while a non-essential tab that doesn't get used very often is opened.
Aaron Pace | 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

Epicor Prophet 21

Epicor Prophet 21 5.0
Based on 6 answers
The support is some of the worst I've seen across all the 122 software vendors we work with. Everything is offshore and it is always vague answers, links to wiki's that don't apply, and when we pay for project support they charge $200 an hour for someone who works remote from Mexico to call you on a poor quality VoIP connection that isn't all that well trained and often doesn't have basic IT skills
Chris Stovel | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Epicor Prophet 21

Epicor Prophet 21 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The on-site training was great. I give it a 9 because the trainer was a chain smoker who had to excuse herself a lot to smoke. Kind of unprofessional. She was a very good trainer though.
Aaron Pace | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Epicor Prophet 21

Epicor Prophet 21 7.3
Based on 1 answer
I had a great time with the online training. Most of the online trainings were live which meant you had opportunity to interact with instructors. I liked trying to derail them by posting funny comments to the chat window. The only complaint I had about these is they weren't recorded for later use. Well, another complaint is that they were sometimes too short.
Aaron Pace | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Epicor Prophet 21

Epicor Prophet 21 6.4
Based on 2 answers
The overall implementation is smooth. Prophet 21 sends someone on-site for as many days as you need them to step through the initial implementation. Data conversion is the biggest trick. Make sure you get help with that portion of implementation. Also, be sure to offer plenty of training incentives to keep people coming back for more training. A little money spent up front will save you tons of headaches later.
Aaron Pace | 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

Epicor Prophet 21

I have not looked at them in detail, but have received a lot of positive comments through out the industry, we're on the fence in regards to viability of cloud based solutions, but from the information we have received it seems like NetSuite has developed a good solution for the industry.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Epicor Prophet 21

Epicor Prophet 21 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Prophet 21 is very reliable. The database is robust and well designed. The application is also hard to break. If there's one feature I don't like, it's that they haven't accounted for the dreaded single quote. That's kind of the bane of Microsoft SQL's existence. They need to escape that character in every field that will accept it in the system. Otherwise, the system throws all kinds of errors and many times will crash.
Aaron Pace | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Accounting Seed

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

Epicor Prophet 21

  • P21 has been very good with how we handle cash collections and had a positive impact for us.
  • P21 user interface saves time and thus makes people more efficient by allowing customizations.
  • With ordering, inventory, customer information, and CRM all in one location it makes the need for other programs like goldmine become obsolete.
Jim Barber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Accounting Seed

Epicor Prophet 21

Pricing Details

Accounting Seed

General

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

Epicor Prophet 21

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
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
9.1

Usability

Accounting Seed
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5

Reliability and Availability

Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
8.2

Performance

Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
6.4

Support Rating

Accounting Seed
9.5
Epicor Prophet 21
5.0

In-Person Training

Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
8.2

Online Training

Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
7.3

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
6.4

Scalability

Accounting Seed
Epicor Prophet 21
9.1

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