Accounting Seed vs. Epicor Prophet 21

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Accounting Seed
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Accounting Seed is accounting software that is native to Salesforce.N/A
Epicor Prophet 21
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Prophet 21 from Epicor is a distribution ERP providing SCM capabilities (warehouse, inventory) as well as the ability to streamline quote-to-cash cycle, improve margins, and fulfill orders.N/A
Pricing
Accounting SeedEpicor Prophet 21
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Accounting SeedEpicor Prophet 21
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
More Pricing Information
Features
Accounting SeedEpicor Prophet 21
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.1
2 Ratings
Epicor Prophet 21
6.6
4 Ratings
Pay calculation8.42 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.82 Ratings6.72 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.42 Ratings5.93 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.7
4 Ratings
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0
15 Ratings
API for custom integration9.64 Ratings9.015 Ratings
Plug-ins9.73 Ratings9.014 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.6
4 Ratings
Epicor Prophet 21
8.7
24 Ratings
Single sign-on capability9.64 Ratings9.321 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.64 Ratings8.023 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
8.9
6 Ratings
Epicor Prophet 21
6.4
27 Ratings
Dashboards9.55 Ratings6.021 Ratings
Standard reports8.56 Ratings6.027 Ratings
Custom reports8.66 Ratings7.022 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.1
6 Ratings
Epicor Prophet 21
5.8
23 Ratings
Accounts payable9.56 Ratings5.523 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.64 Ratings5.523 Ratings
Cash management9.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Bank reconciliation8.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Expense management9.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Time tracking9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Fixed asset management9.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support7.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-division support8.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Regulations compliance7.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service portal9.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support10.03 Ratings2.910 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.14 Ratings1.312 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting9.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Localizations10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.66 Ratings9.013 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting6.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.75 Ratings5.511 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework9.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.24 Ratings5.513 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.0
2 Ratings
Epicor Prophet 21
1.8
25 Ratings
Inventory tracking9.62 Ratings2.325 Ratings
Automatic reordering9.62 Ratings2.318 Ratings
Location management9.62 Ratings1.321 Ratings
Manufacturing module7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.4
2 Ratings
Epicor Prophet 21
8.0
25 Ratings
Pricing9.62 Ratings8.024 Ratings
Order entry10.02 Ratings8.025 Ratings
Credit card processing10.02 Ratings7.019 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.02 Ratings8.024 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.62 Ratings8.013 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Order exception Resolution9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Epicor Prophet 21
4.0
16 Ratings
Billing Management00 Ratings5.513 Ratings
Revenue Recognition00 Ratings5.513 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings5.514 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings4.29 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings1.38 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings1.315 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Epicor Prophet 21
9.0
8 Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
3 Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Project Candidate Search00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Talent Profiles00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Absence Management00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Epicor Prophet 21
4.9
3 Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Spending Control00 Ratings4.82 Ratings
Indirect Cost Management00 Ratings4.92 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Epicor Prophet 21
1.9
8 Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings1.36 Ratings
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees00 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Contract Renewal Automation00 Ratings1.34 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings1.35 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings1.35 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings1.36 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Epicor Prophet 21
1.2
3 Ratings
Risk Repository00 Ratings1.33 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings1.33 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings1.33 Ratings
Issue Detection00 Ratings1.33 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Epicor Prophet 21
1.1
10 Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization00 Ratings1.27 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management00 Ratings1.25 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management00 Ratings1.04 Ratings
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings1.36 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings1.37 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
3 Ratings
Production Process Design00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Production Management00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Configuration Management00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Work Execution00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Epicor Prophet 21
3.1
13 Ratings
Forecasting00 Ratings1.311 Ratings
Inventory Planning00 Ratings8.512 Ratings
Performance Monitoring00 Ratings1.311 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Epicor Prophet 21
1.2
4 Ratings
Proposal Management00 Ratings1.23 Ratings
Product Master Data Management00 Ratings1.33 Ratings
User Ratings
Accounting SeedEpicor Prophet 21
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(6 ratings)
5.5
(28 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(3 ratings)
5.5
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
6.1
(6 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Accounting SeedEpicor Prophet 21
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.
Read full review
Epicor Software
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.)
Read full review
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
Read full review
Epicor Software
  • 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, ....
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Epicor Software
  • 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.
Read full review
Likelihood to Renew
Accounting Seed
No answers on this topic
Epicor Software
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.
Read full review
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
Read full review
Epicor Software
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.
Read full review
Reliability and Availability
Accounting Seed
No answers on this topic
Epicor Software
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.
Read full review
Performance
Accounting Seed
No answers on this topic
Epicor Software
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.
Read full review
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!
Read full review
Epicor Software
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
Read full review
In-Person Training
Accounting Seed
No answers on this topic
Epicor Software
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.
Read full review
Online Training
Accounting Seed
No answers on this topic
Epicor Software
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.
Read full review
Implementation Rating
Accounting Seed
No answers on this topic
Epicor Software
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.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Epicor Software
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.
Read full review
Scalability
Accounting Seed
No answers on this topic
Epicor Software
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.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Epicor Software
  • 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.
Read full review