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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

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

Customization

Accounting Seed
8.5
FreshBooks
7.8
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
8.5
FreshBooks
7.2
Plug-ins
Accounting Seed
FreshBooks
8.4

Security

Accounting Seed
9.0
FreshBooks
9.2
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreshBooks
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreshBooks
8.4

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
7.3
FreshBooks
6.4
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
7.7
FreshBooks
7.2
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
7.0
FreshBooks
7.2
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.3
FreshBooks
4.8

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
8.5
FreshBooks
7.9
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
8.5
FreshBooks
9.2
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
8.5
FreshBooks
8.4
Cash management
Accounting Seed
8.3
FreshBooks
7.0
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
8.5
FreshBooks
7.0
Expense management
Accounting Seed
7.6
FreshBooks
7.3
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.1
FreshBooks
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
8.0
FreshBooks
7.0
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreshBooks
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
8.5
FreshBooks
7.9
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
8.0
FreshBooks
9.1
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
8.0
FreshBooks
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
8.5
FreshBooks
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.5
FreshBooks
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.1
FreshBooks
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
8.8
FreshBooks
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.0
FreshBooks
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.4
FreshBooks
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreshBooks
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.0
FreshBooks
Time tracking
Accounting Seed
FreshBooks
8.0

Order Management

Accounting Seed
FreshBooks
8.2
Pricing
Accounting Seed
FreshBooks
7.6
Order entry
Accounting Seed
FreshBooks
7.0
Credit card processing
Accounting Seed
FreshBooks
8.2
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Seed
FreshBooks
10.0

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

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

  • 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

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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 7.1
Based on 8 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 2 answers
FreshBooks is easy to use and always works!
Matt Franko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 9.6
Based on 4 answers
I think that their online tools and resources are great and concise but would like it more if you knew what improvements were in the pipeline. There are a number of features or tweaks that I've seen suggested but I don't really know if anyone from FreshBooks is listening to them or if they're being worked on.
LaToya M. Davidson-Perez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

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

FreshBooks

I looked at QuickBooks but they only had desktop products and I was interested in a hosted solution. Freshbooks has always been ahead of their competition in this area of mobile, on the go use cases where a modern platform can be used to stay up to date and accessible from anywhere. Today there are many more competitors but I have not bothered looked since Freshbooks seems to continue to invest in making their platform awesome and current as time passes.
Lou Gallo | 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

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$15
Plus$25
Premium$50
    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Accounting Seed
    8.5
    FreshBooks
    7.5

    Likelihood to Renew

    Accounting Seed
    FreshBooks
    7.6

    Usability

    Accounting Seed
    FreshBooks
    7.1

    Reliability and Availability

    Accounting Seed
    FreshBooks
    10.0

    Performance

    Accounting Seed
    FreshBooks
    8.0

    Support Rating

    Accounting Seed
    FreshBooks
    9.6

    Implementation Rating

    Accounting Seed
    FreshBooks
    10.0

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