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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.
Kristen Corp | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshBooks

FreshBooks is the perfect tool for businesses who have hundreds of clients and customers whom they invoice regularly. It removes the need to manually send invoices to clients and customers, by streamlining inputted information to create an automated invoicing system which keeps clients and customers up to date with their bills.It is also a great tool for managing expenses, especially for companies with different teams working on varying projects, ensuring these teams do not exceed the budget ceiling.
Sandra Ikegwuonu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Accounting Seed
9.1
FreshBooks
Pay calculation
Accounting Seed
8.5
FreshBooks
Benefit plan administration
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreshBooks
Direct deposit files
Accounting Seed
9.5
FreshBooks
Salary revision and increment management
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreshBooks
Reimbursement management
Accounting Seed
9.5
FreshBooks

Customization

Accounting Seed
9.6
FreshBooks
7.3
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
9.6
FreshBooks
5.9
Plug-ins
Accounting Seed
9.7
FreshBooks
8.6

Security

Accounting Seed
9.6
FreshBooks
8.7
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.6
FreshBooks
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.6
FreshBooks
7.4

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
8.3
FreshBooks
7.0
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
8.8
FreshBooks
8.3
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
8.2
FreshBooks
8.0
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
8.0
FreshBooks
4.8

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
9.1
FreshBooks
7.7
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
9.2
FreshBooks
8.5
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
9.2
FreshBooks
8.5
Cash management
Accounting Seed
9.4
FreshBooks
7.0
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
8.9
FreshBooks
7.0
Expense management
Accounting Seed
9.4
FreshBooks
7.8
Time tracking
Accounting Seed
9.5
FreshBooks
7.6
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.4
FreshBooks
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
8.3
FreshBooks
7.0
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreshBooks
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
8.2
FreshBooks
6.5
Electronic tax filing
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreshBooks
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
9.3
FreshBooks
9.1
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
10.0
FreshBooks
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
9.3
FreshBooks
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.3
FreshBooks
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.8
FreshBooks
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
9.4
FreshBooks
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
7.4
FreshBooks
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.1
FreshBooks
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.3
FreshBooks
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.3
FreshBooks

Inventory Management

Accounting Seed
9.0
FreshBooks
Inventory tracking
Accounting Seed
9.5
FreshBooks
Automatic reordering
Accounting Seed
9.5
FreshBooks
Location management
Accounting Seed
9.5
FreshBooks
Manufacturing module
Accounting Seed
7.5
FreshBooks

Order Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
FreshBooks
8.4
Pricing
Accounting Seed
9.5
FreshBooks
7.8
Order entry
Accounting Seed
10.0
FreshBooks
7.5
Credit card processing
Accounting Seed
10.0
FreshBooks
8.4
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Seed
10.0
FreshBooks
10.0
Order Orchestration
Accounting Seed
9.5
FreshBooks
End-to-end order visibility
Accounting Seed
7.5
FreshBooks
Order exception Resolution
Accounting Seed
9.5
FreshBooks

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshBooks

  • FreshBooks is pretty intuitive to use. I did have some questions when I first started using the system, but it wasn't a long learning curve.
  • FreshBooks provides more capability than other billing applications such as PaySimple or BlinkSale. FreshBooks does provide an easy invoicing function. It's easy to create invoices that can be sent via email or snail mail to one or more individuals (for example, the decision-maker and the accounting dept). Clients can pay online or send a check and then I note that the payment has been received. If paid by credit card, the system automatically marks the invoice paid. Your business accounts such as bank accounts can be linked to FreshBooks. Then, the system can automatically draw in expenses and will create simple P&L reports, overdue invoices, client history, etc. If you don't have inventory and complex payroll, etc. FreshBooks provides just the right level of capability to make financial tracking simple.
  • FreshBooks integrates with a number of credit card companies. I use Stripe, which has fees similar to Paypal, but much more reliable processing. I can accept all credit cards, including American Express, for a reasonable fee.
Kathleen Allardyce | 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

FreshBooks

  • I can brand invoices with my business logo, but I might like to change colours of the invoices themselves to match the rest of my business documents. That isn't a major point at all, but it's something that I'd like to see.
  • Freshbooks doesn't remember the categories that similar expenses were previously assigned to. It would be nice if Freshbooks would suggest a category for an already saved vendor, to ensure the consistency of expense reporting.
  • The home page of a Freshbooks account has a great graph display of expenses and income, but it only shows the last 6 months. This is still very useful, but I'd like to be able to see this kind of graph for different periods of time.
Raylene Wall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 7.6
Based on 18 answers
At the current needs of our business, FreshBooks suits us perfectly - it allows online access by our accountant to the system for GST purposes, easy input of expenses and tracking of Profit and Loss statements. FreshBooks customer service is great as well - very understanding and accommodating.
Stan Zaslavsky ★ 3D Visuals for Projects | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Accounting Seed

Accounting Seed 9.0
Based on 3 answers
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
Rickey Funderburk | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 8.3
Based on 11 answers
FreshBooks is very easy to use even for novices. If you're looking for an online accounting software that is full of features, has great aesthetics and is user-friendly, then this is definitely the software for you. I've been using it for several years now and despite being tempted to switch by other vendors, I like the feel of FreshBooks and it's mobile features.
LaToya M. Davidson-Perez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 10.0
Based on 4 answers
FreshBooks is easy to use and always works!
Matt Franko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Accounting Seed

Accounting Seed 8.7
Based on 3 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

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 9.1
Based on 11 answers
They told us about the recent acquisition of a Mexican company in order to accelerate the implementation of compliance with Mexican needs, in addition to being able to make payroll and compliance with Mexican taxes. We look forward to this to re-evaluate and use it with our clients with affiliates in Mexico.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I haven't changed my mind since my first evaluation. Freshbooks is still meeting my needs, easy to use, etc.
Kathleen Allardyce | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

FreshBooks

I selected FreshBooks because it combined Toggl, Harvest and Quickbooks features into a single system. This simple move allowed for me to save money on the tools and in turn bring all client data into a single portal.
FreshBooks is easy to use and automatically generates the accounts based on available data!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Kristen Corp | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshBooks

  • Freshbooks saves me time compared to when I managed to invoice without an app.
  • Freshbooks make keeping my invoices organized which saves me time.
  • Freshbooks helps me to know who is late on payments. When I was doing this by hand, some invoices would get lost in the clutter and I would not find out I haven't been paid until much later.
Mike Calabro | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Accounting Seed

General

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

Accounting Seed Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Pricing starts at $3,960/year.

FreshBooks

General

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

FreshBooks Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$4.501
Plus$7.501
Premium$151
SelectCustom Pricing
  1. per month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed
8.9
FreshBooks
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed
FreshBooks
7.6

Usability

Accounting Seed
9.0
FreshBooks
8.3

Reliability and Availability

Accounting Seed
FreshBooks
10.0

Performance

Accounting Seed
FreshBooks
8.0

Support Rating

Accounting Seed
8.7
FreshBooks
9.1

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed
FreshBooks
10.0

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