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49 Ratings
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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 6 feature sets: Payroll Management, Customization, Security, Reporting & Analytics, Inventory Management, Order Management
  • FreeAgent ranks higher in 1 feature set: General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Payroll Management

9.1

Accounting Seed

91%
8.6

FreeAgent

86%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
12 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
8.5
85%
6 Ratings

Direct deposit files

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.8
88%
6 Ratings

Reimbursement management

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.7
87%
8 Ratings

Customization

9.6

Accounting Seed

96%
5.5

FreeAgent

55%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
4.5
45%
9 Ratings

Plug-ins

9.6
96%
3 Ratings
6.4
64%
10 Ratings

Security

9.6

Accounting Seed

96%
8.5

FreeAgent

85%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
13 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
13 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.7

Accounting Seed

87%
7.8

FreeAgent

78%
FreeAgent ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

9.5
95%
5 Ratings
10.0
100%
18 Ratings

Standard reports

8.3
83%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
18 Ratings

Custom reports

8.5
85%
6 Ratings
4.4
44%
10 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

9.1

Accounting Seed

91%
9.3

FreeAgent

93%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 11/21 features

Accounts payable

9.4
94%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
17 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.5
95%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
19 Ratings

Cash management

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
10.0
100%
17 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
18 Ratings

Expense management

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
10.0
100%
21 Ratings

Time tracking

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
16 Ratings

Fixed asset management

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
8.6
86%
11 Ratings

Multi-currency support

8.1
81%
3 Ratings
9.1
91%
7 Ratings

Multi-division support

8.9
89%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Regulations compliance

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.7
87%
8 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
18 Ratings

Self-service portal

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
11 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
8.0
80%
1 Rating

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%
7.4

FreeAgent

74%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
7.7
77%
2 Ratings

Automatic reordering

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Location management

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Manufacturing module

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Order Management

9.4

Accounting Seed

94%
8.1

FreeAgent

81%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
9 Ratings

Order entry

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
6.8
68%
2 Ratings

Credit card processing

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
5 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.1
91%
3 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

Attribute Ratings

  • FreeAgent is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Accounting Seed

88%
6 Ratings
10.0

FreeAgent

100%
22 Ratings

Usability

8.9

Accounting Seed

89%
3 Ratings
9.1

FreeAgent

91%
4 Ratings

Availability

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

FreeAgent

89%
10 Ratings

Performance

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

FreeAgent

91%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.5

Accounting Seed

85%
3 Ratings

FreeAgent

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

FreeAgent

82%
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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FreeAgent

FreeAgent is really suited to the financial management of a small business. Especially an owner managed business as it provides all the tools to keep on top of finances. It can reduce the need for a bookkeeper as it is easy to add expenses and reconcile them with the linked bank accounts. The integrated payroll would also reduce the need for third-party management of such processes. Would still recommend the use of an accountant to advise on more complex financial requirements.
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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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FreeAgent

  • Accounting! As you'd expect. Makes it much simpler andmore cost effective. In-coming and out-goings are recorded and assigned to projects and accounts. My accountant can access my books and reconcile so much more easily than trawling through spreadsheets.
  • Time billing - time spent on projects/client work is recorded and is ready to be invoiced as required. Saves so much time and prevents inaccuracies.
  • Invoicing - again, it should do this well and it does. Non payment reminders are automatic and clients have no excuses for not knowing the status of their account.
  • Account dashboard - gives me an instant overview of the health of the business (am I on track to meet my yearly targets) and my accounts.
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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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FreeAgent

  • Reporting on financials, time tracking and project status is a little poor. It's adequate for what what we need, but would be great to see more advanced features.
  • API is quite closed so cannot integrate with our other project management tools.
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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.

    FreeAgent

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    FreeAgent 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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      FreeAgent

      I spent nearly two decades in IT and am happy to say that FreeAgent's user interface is one of the best interfaces I have ever used.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Accounting Seed

      No answers on this topic

      FreeAgent

      Based in a cloud and never had any issues with down time. I can access from any device
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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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      FreeAgent

      No answers on this topic

      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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      FreeAgent

      I used Fresh Books for about three years prior to switching to FreeAgent. It was the accounting functionality that made the difference - in the past two years I've not regretted the switch. Fresh Books is good, but its the UK accounting features that make FreeAgent indispensable to my business.
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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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      FreeAgent

      • Professional and uniform offering providing great confident customer service. My clients love it, whether they use it a little or a lot. It's a great piece of software - while sophisticated, it's straightforward to use.
      • Time saving and efficient use of my team's time. Being able to easily share and compare work / tasks.
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