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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Accounting Seed ranks higher in 7 feature sets: Payroll Management, Customization, Security, Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management, Order Management

Payroll Management

9.1

Accounting Seed

91%
8.0

Financial Edge

80%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 4/5 features

Pay calculation

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Direct deposit files

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Reimbursement management

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Customization

9.6

Accounting Seed

96%
8.5

Financial Edge

85%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Plug-ins

9.6
96%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
7 Ratings

Security

9.6

Accounting Seed

96%
8.5

Financial Edge

85%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
6 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
9 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.7

Accounting Seed

87%
8.0

Financial Edge

80%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

9.4
94%
5 Ratings
7.9
79%
9 Ratings

Standard reports

8.2
82%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
9 Ratings

Custom reports

8.5
85%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
9 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

9.1

Accounting Seed

91%
8.9

Financial Edge

89%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 15/21 features

Accounts payable

9.4
94%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
9 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.5
95%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Cash management

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Expense management

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

Time tracking

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Fixed asset management

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

Multi-currency support

8.1
81%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Multi-division support

8.9
89%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
6 Ratings

Regulations compliance

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Self-service portal

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Global Financial Support

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
6 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
8.8
88%
7 Ratings

Localizations

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

9.6
96%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
10.0
100%
7 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

9.3
93%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
6 Ratings

Standardized Processes

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Inventory Management

9.0

Accounting Seed

90%
8.5

Financial Edge

85%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Automatic reordering

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Location management

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Manufacturing module

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Order Management

9.4

Accounting Seed

94%
8.7

Financial Edge

87%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pricing

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Order entry

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Credit card processing

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Order Orchestration

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Accounting Seed is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Financial Edge is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Accounting Seed

88%
6 Ratings
7.9

Financial Edge

79%
10 Ratings

Usability

8.9

Accounting Seed

89%
3 Ratings
9.0

Financial Edge

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.5

Accounting Seed

85%
3 Ratings
9.0

Financial Edge

90%
1 Rating

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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Blackbaud

With our grants team, we wanted to seek a solution for seamless Grant Management + Accounting. Managing expenses can be difficult but the ease of use on the AP side as well as the layered budgets help for our success. Interfacing with our fundraising software also is a scenario that works extremely well.
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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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Blackbaud

  • Financial edge is able to be customized in a way that fits our organization.
  • Financial edge is able to provide reports to our end-users on budget versus actual account balances.
  • Financial edge is able to handle a large volume of transactions with ease, having built-in capabilities for batching and balancing.
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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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Blackbaud

  • Metrics in the reporting features could be enhanced to allow for cross-year/event comparisons.
  • It does not allow for single-sign-on from other platforms, requiring additional keystrokes for access/exit.
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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.

    Financial Edge

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Financial Edge 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

      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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      Blackbaud

      After implementation teams started using Financial Edge rather quickly which helped internally a lot. Especially since we use Raiser's Edge for our fundraising programs... Blackbaud has done a great job with Financial Edge as well as NXT (which I've used also and would speak very highly of as well).
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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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      Blackbaud

      We have received great support whether it be around implementation, training, reporting, or customization features. The support team at Blackbaud has done a great job for over ten years for our organization. I would recommend their support team to anyone. I hope to continue to connect with their team in the future on different projects.
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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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      Blackbaud

      Most FE installations I have participated in were from QuickBooks Pro. QuickBooks, if set up well, is a great alternative for the smaller association or nonprofit, but it has challenges handling some of the unique aspects of nonprofit accounting. Recent editions of QuickBooks Pro have included a new nonprofit component, but it can be difficult to use.
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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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      Blackbaud

      • Financial Edge has enabled us to save time with respect to monthly reporting.
      • Financial Edge has helped us streamline some larger entries that were once a pain to enter in Fundware.
      • The F-9 plug allows us to report information in our desired format as opposed to using the reports within the FE application.
      • Overall, I would say that Financial Edge definitely saves us time on closing each month which frees us up for other projects within our department.
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