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Score 9.6 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

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

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.
Vince McConville | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
FreeAgent
8.6
Pay calculation
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreeAgent
8.0
Benefit plan administration
Accounting Seed
10.0
FreeAgent
8.5
Direct deposit files
Accounting Seed
10.0
FreeAgent
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreeAgent
8.8
Reimbursement management
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreeAgent
8.7

Customization

Accounting Seed
9.5
FreeAgent
5.5
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
9.4
FreeAgent
4.5
Plug-ins
Accounting Seed
9.5
FreeAgent
6.4

Security

Accounting Seed
9.4
FreeAgent
8.5
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.4
FreeAgent
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.4
FreeAgent
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
8.0
FreeAgent
7.8
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
8.2
FreeAgent
10.0
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
8.0
FreeAgent
9.0
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.8
FreeAgent
4.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
9.3
FreeAgent
9.3
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
8.9
FreeAgent
10.0
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
8.8
FreeAgent
10.0
Cash management
Accounting Seed
9.5
FreeAgent
10.0
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
9.2
FreeAgent
10.0
Expense management
Accounting Seed
9.2
FreeAgent
10.0
Time tracking
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreeAgent
10.0
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreeAgent
8.6
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
9.5
FreeAgent
9.1
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.4
FreeAgent
9.0
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreeAgent
8.7
Electronic tax filing
Accounting Seed
10.0
FreeAgent
9.0
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
8.7
FreeAgent
9.0
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
10.0
FreeAgent
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
9.8
FreeAgent
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.4
FreeAgent
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.7
FreeAgent
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
9.2
FreeAgent
8.0
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.2
FreeAgent
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.5
FreeAgent
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.5
FreeAgent
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.4
FreeAgent

Inventory Management

Accounting Seed
9.0
FreeAgent
7.4
Inventory tracking
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreeAgent
7.7
Automatic reordering
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreeAgent
8.2
Location management
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreeAgent
4.5
Manufacturing module
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreeAgent
9.1

Order Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
FreeAgent
8.1
Pricing
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreeAgent
8.1
Order entry
Accounting Seed
10.0
FreeAgent
6.8
Credit card processing
Accounting Seed
10.0
FreeAgent
8.2
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Seed
10.0
FreeAgent
9.1
Order Orchestration
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreeAgent
End-to-end order visibility
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreeAgent
Order exception Resolution
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreeAgent

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

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.
Eddie May | 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

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.
Anthony Stretten | 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

FreeAgent

FreeAgent 9.1
Based on 4 answers
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.
Edgar Danielyan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreeAgent

FreeAgent 8.9
Based on 5 answers
Based in a cloud and never had any issues with down time. I can access from any device
Gavin Percy | 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

FreeAgent

No score
No answers yet
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.
Pamela White | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Eddie May | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Accounting Seed

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

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.
Jason Dalton AICB CB.Cert PM.Dip | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Accounting Seed

FreeAgent

Pricing Details

Accounting Seed

General

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

FreeAgent

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
FreeAgent
10.0

Usability

Accounting Seed
9.0
FreeAgent
9.1

Reliability and Availability

Accounting Seed
FreeAgent
8.9

Performance

Accounting Seed
FreeAgent
9.1

Support Rating

Accounting Seed
9.5
FreeAgent

Scalability

Accounting Seed
FreeAgent
8.2

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