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Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed

The ability to see detail in the data is second to none. The ability to tie into the same data base as other salesforce products is huge. I do believe you need an on site expert. I have found my staff hesitant to "explore" the world outside of their routine. There are certain functions - like accounts payable - that are very similar no matter what program you buy, but it would be helpful if Accounting Seed put together some "Best Practices Procedures" for the A/P person to review and teach themselves. As the manager, it should not be up to me to have to retrain every person that steps into the position from scratch. How much nicer it would be to have something in the knowledge base or in the Accounting Home page that would direct new hires!
Gayle Ulrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

FinancialForce Accounting

For accounting systems, users and/or evaluators often want to see some type of matrix or "heads up" comparisons of specific features and functionality of a system in key areas such as:1) General Ledger2) Order to Cash cycle3) Purchase to Pay cycle4) Cash management5) Inventory and/or Cost Accounting (Projects/Jobs, etc)6) Revenue Recognition7) Fixed Assets management8) Budgets9) Tax10) Reports and AnalysisIt would be great if this kind of matrix existed to be filled in by reviewers so that others could benefit from their perspectives about the applications and how they address or handle the specific features/functionality.With respect to FinancialForce, the company has found that nearly all the key features it needed were available from the application.
Lynne Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Accounting Seed
8.5
FinancialForce Accounting
8.0
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
8.5
FinancialForce Accounting
8.0
Plug-ins
Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
8.0

Security

Accounting Seed
9.0
FinancialForce Accounting
9.1
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.0
FinancialForce Accounting
9.6
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.0
FinancialForce Accounting
8.7

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
7.3
FinancialForce Accounting
7.4
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
7.7
FinancialForce Accounting
7.8
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
7.0
FinancialForce Accounting
6.5
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.3
FinancialForce Accounting
7.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
8.5
FinancialForce Accounting
7.8
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
8.5
FinancialForce Accounting
8.3
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
8.5
FinancialForce Accounting
7.0
Cash management
Accounting Seed
8.3
FinancialForce Accounting
7.7
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
8.5
FinancialForce Accounting
8.2
Expense management
Accounting Seed
7.6
FinancialForce Accounting
9.0
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.1
FinancialForce Accounting
7.6
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
8.0
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.0
FinancialForce Accounting
6.0
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
8.5
FinancialForce Accounting
8.5
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
8.0
FinancialForce Accounting
8.9
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
8.0
FinancialForce Accounting
7.4
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
8.5
FinancialForce Accounting
7.0
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.5
FinancialForce Accounting
6.7
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.1
FinancialForce Accounting
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
8.8
FinancialForce Accounting
6.8
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.0
FinancialForce Accounting
7.3
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.4
FinancialForce Accounting
7.2
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.0
FinancialForce Accounting
8.4
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.0
FinancialForce Accounting
8.0
Time tracking
Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
7.0
Electronic tax filing
Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
9.0

Payroll Management

Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
8.4
Pay calculation
Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
8.5
Benefit plan administration
Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
8.0
Direct deposit files
Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
8.5
Reimbursement management
Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
8.0

Inventory Management

Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0
Inventory tracking
Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0
Automatic reordering
Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0
Location management
Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0
Manufacturing module
Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0

Order Management

Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
8.1
Pricing
Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
8.0
Order entry
Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
8.0
Credit card processing
Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
8.5
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
8.0

Pros

Accounting Seed

  • Ability to create custom reports on the fly.
  • Sharing/flowing information across Salesforce project pages.
  • My favorite, saving tons of time by having all information in one location, not having to stop and compare Salesforce reports to a separate accounting program reports.
Pamela White | TrustRadius Reviewer

FinancialForce Accounting

  • User interface is more modern and user-friendly than other software
  • Dashboards allow for good visual interpretation
  • Reports are able to be customized to better fit users' needs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Accounting Seed

  • Most accounting systems have a number of canned reports included with the system. Accounting Seed has a few limited canned reports. These have grown over the past three years.
  • Though using the Salesforce reporting feature makes reporting easy, you are limited by what the Salesforce reporting system can do.
  • Budgeting is connected to project tasks rather than general ledger accounts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FinancialForce Accounting

  • Since SalesForce was not made with accounting in mind, building FinancialForce as a module on top of SalesForce gives problems because the overarching architect of SalesForce cannot facilitate all the accounting requirements.
  • The FinancialForce integration team was not very good, and did not help us set up our FinancialForce very well. Their customer support is also lacking and takes a long time to respond and troubleshoot our problems.
  • FinancialForce doesn't actually build financial statement reports. We were only able to run a trial balance, and we had to build the statements ourselves in Excel.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FinancialForce Accounting

FinancialForce Accounting 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The company has now converted its legacy, "home grown" operations system and built it on the force.com platform, and the integration between it and FinancialForce is deeply entrenched. No other application would be able to replicate this functionality, and the company will be able to scale and leverage the force.com platform as it grows.
Lynne Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FinancialForce Accounting

FinancialForce Accounting 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Change management is always an issue, but the evidence of the application's usability is that both long-time employees (used to the legacy systems for many years) and newer employees have been able to learn the system and improve their business processes.
Lynne Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FinancialForce Accounting

FinancialForce Accounting 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Unless the internet is completely unavailable - which has not happened yet - the application is always accessible. Since FinancialForce is built on the force.com platform, it's uptime is tied to Salesforce security and system performance standards
Lynne Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FinancialForce Accounting

FinancialForce Accounting 9.0
Based on 1 answer
If Visualforce pages are enabled, they sometimes slow down the load time.
Lynne Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FinancialForce Accounting

FinancialForce Accounting 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The response time for FinancialForce is exemplary. Immediate acknowledgement of the support request by automatically logging a case/ticket on the provider side, then less than 24-hour follow up by a support team member with specific questions, information or resolution for the issue.
Lynne Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FinancialForce Accounting

FinancialForce Accounting 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Through its Xtra login website available to its customers, FinancialForce offers a complete set of online, video tutorials, training and documentation. Each tutorial is "bite-sized", meaning it imparts instructional, step-by-step information in 2-3 minute narrated videos. For a particular cycle or process, like invoices to payments for example, each tutorial builds on the last so that the user can get a complete picture of the steps and process in less than 10 minutes.
Lynne Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FinancialForce Accounting

FinancialForce Accounting 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The company decided to run parallel for three months in order to soften the impact of the change from the legacy "system" - which users had been interfacing with for over a decade - to FinancialForce. While not recommended, this did provide time for the in-house "super user" team of 2 people to become completely familiar with the application, and thus provide hands-on training and be a resource for the users who would be processing the daily accounting transactions.
Lynne Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Accounting Seed

Much easier to have accounting software be native to Salesforce. That's the main reason we went with Accounting Seed and are happy to have made that decision. We also love the customization abilities - just as easy as adding any field in Salesforce.
David Jacoby | TrustRadius Reviewer

FinancialForce Accounting

Compared to other accounting software FinancialForce Accounting has its good and bad aspects but overall it is a good option. Reporting directly from FinancialForce Accounting can be difficult to do, but standard accounting tasks are straightforward and not time-consuming to complete in FinacialForce Accounting. In addition, it has a few very useful tools and capabilities, such as the multi-currency multi-location capabilities, that are difficult to match
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Accounting Seed

  • We are too soon into the process to answer this. Our year end is June 30 and our audit will take place in July and August, with completion in October. I am very happy with the program and look forward to the next year being more efficient with my time, but I cannot determine an ROI benefit at this point.
Gayle Ulrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

FinancialForce Accounting

  • Beneficial to easily be able to track impact of fluctuating currencies.
  • Integration with Salesforce.com reduced/elimintated manual entry which saves various colleagues time.
  • Increased visibility over the entire sales cycle because of the integration between Salesforce.com & FinancialForce Accounting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Accounting Seed

FinancialForce Accounting

Pricing Details

Accounting Seed

General

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

FinancialForce Accounting

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed
8.5
FinancialForce Accounting
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0

Usability

Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0

Performance

Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
9.0

Support Rating

Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0

Online Training

Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed
FinancialForce Accounting
10.0

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