Accounting Seed vs. FreshBooks

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Accounting Seed
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Accounting Seed is accounting software that is native to Salesforce.N/A
FreshBooks
Score 8.2 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
FreshBooks is an accounting service for small businesses. The solution enables users to send and manage invoices, track billable time and collect online payments. The vendor’s value proposition this that their solution provides a straightforward service that simplifies the billing process.
$15
per month
Pricing
Accounting SeedFreshBooks
Editions & Modules
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Lite
$15
per month
Plus
$30
per month
Premium
$55
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Accounting SeedFreshBooks
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing starts at $3,960/year.
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Features
Accounting SeedFreshBooks
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.1
2 Ratings
FreshBooks
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.7
4 Ratings
FreshBooks
6.1
31 Ratings
API for custom integration9.64 Ratings6.126 Ratings
Plug-ins9.73 Ratings6.022 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.6
4 Ratings
FreshBooks
8.7
37 Ratings
Single sign-on capability9.64 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.64 Ratings7.437 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
8.9
6 Ratings
FreshBooks
6.5
50 Ratings
Dashboards9.55 Ratings7.750 Ratings
Standard reports8.56 Ratings6.948 Ratings
Custom reports8.66 Ratings4.82 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.1
6 Ratings
FreshBooks
7.2
50 Ratings
Accounts payable9.56 Ratings4.935 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.64 Ratings7.249 Ratings
Cash management9.55 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Bank reconciliation8.96 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Expense management9.65 Ratings7.245 Ratings
Time tracking9.62 Ratings8.938 Ratings
Fixed asset management9.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support7.83 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Multi-division support8.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Regulations compliance7.93 Ratings6.017 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service portal9.63 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Global Financial Support10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting9.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Localizations10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.66 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting6.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework9.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.0
2 Ratings
FreshBooks
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing module7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.4
2 Ratings
FreshBooks
7.7
42 Ratings
Pricing9.62 Ratings7.033 Ratings
Order entry10.02 Ratings8.033 Ratings
Credit card processing10.02 Ratings6.034 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Order exception Resolution9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
Accounting SeedFreshBooks
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(6 ratings)
5.9
(67 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(18 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(3 ratings)
6.3
(13 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
7.3
(13 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Accounting SeedFreshBooks
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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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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Accounting Seed
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FreshBooks
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.
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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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FreshBooks
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.
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Reliability and Availability
Accounting Seed
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FreshBooks
FreshBooks is easy to use and always works!
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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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FreshBooks
I think the support level for FreshBooks is on par with a 6 because the folks behind this application do a fairly good job at providing support for their customer base. I still don't think they are at an elite level when it comes to supporting but are getting there although too slow in my opinion.
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Implementation Rating
Accounting Seed
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FreshBooks
I haven't changed my mind since my first evaluation. Freshbooks is still meeting my needs, easy to use, etc.
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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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FreshBooks
We do not consider other options since our client wants the implementation of this platform in order to use it in the two countries where it has operations.

At the moment, full integration was not possible and we still share the information with a Mexican system to complete everything necessary.
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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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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.
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