Accounting Seed vs. Infor M3

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Accounting Seed
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Accounting Seed is accounting software that is native to Salesforce.N/A
Infor M3
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
Infor M3 is designed for medium to large global manufacturers, distributors, and after-sales service providers—delivering flexibility to manage mixed-mode and complex value chains. M3 is designed with industry-specific functionality and flexible deployment options, and presents a multi-company, multi-country, and multi-site enterprise resource planning (ERP) cloud solution platform. M3 was originally developed by Intentia, which merged with Lawson (2005), and which in turn was acquired by…N/A
Pricing
Accounting SeedInfor M3
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Accounting SeedInfor M3
Free Trial
NoNo
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 SeedInfor M3
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.1
2 Ratings
Infor M3
8.8
3 Ratings
Pay calculation8.42 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.82 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.42 Ratings9.03 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
Infor M3
8.0
3 Ratings
API for custom integration9.74 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Plug-ins9.73 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.7
4 Ratings
Infor M3
8.0
3 Ratings
Single sign-on capability9.74 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.74 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
8.9
6 Ratings
Infor M3
9.0
5 Ratings
Dashboards9.65 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Standard reports8.56 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Custom reports8.66 Ratings9.05 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
Infor M3
8.2
5 Ratings
Accounts payable9.56 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.64 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Cash management9.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Bank reconciliation8.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Expense management9.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Time tracking9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Fixed asset management9.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support7.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-division support8.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Regulations compliance7.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service portal9.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support10.03 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.04 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting9.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Localizations10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.66 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting6.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.75 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework9.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.24 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.0
2 Ratings
Infor M3
8.5
1 Ratings
Inventory tracking9.62 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Automatic reordering9.62 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Location management9.62 Ratings8.01 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
Infor M3
8.1
1 Ratings
Pricing9.62 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Order entry10.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Credit card processing10.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.62 Ratings9.01 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Order exception Resolution9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Infor M3
7.9
3 Ratings
Billing Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Revenue Recognition00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Infor M3
8.4
2 Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Infor M3
8.3
1 Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Project Candidate Search00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Talent Profiles00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Absence Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Infor M3
8.3
1 Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Spending Control00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Indirect Cost Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Infor M3
8.5
1 Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Contract Renewal Automation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Infor M3
8.4
1 Ratings
Risk Repository00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Issue Detection00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Infor M3
8.4
1 Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Infor M3
8.2
1 Ratings
Production Process Design00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Production Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Configuration Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Work Execution00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Infor M3
8.5
1 Ratings
Forecasting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Inventory Planning00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance Monitoring00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Infor M3
8.3
1 Ratings
Proposal Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Product Master Data Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
User Ratings
Accounting SeedInfor M3
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(6 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(3 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Accounting SeedInfor M3
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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Infor
Since it also allows us to expand the functionality without the Modifications, the necessity to exchange the code is mostly not needed. Despite this, sometimes we are not provided with alternatives. So it is highly appreciated that this option still [exists] though. The M3 Products are mostly very intuitive once you start using them more frequently.
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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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Infor
  • Very stable product. Some of its weaknesses are also its strengths. The lack of web services seems to actually increase stability.
  • No software vendor in this space is perfect. Lawson does perform as advertised.
  • Again, a weakness of this (limited functionality) is a hidden strength as well. In software there is a complexity/feature tradeoff. Where Lawson lacks in features, it does give you a more simple setup for your organization.
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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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Infor
  • Not intuitive at all, difficult to learn.
  • System is archaic, seems to be largely unchanged since the early 2000's.
  • Reports are all in PDF form, which for financial reporting purposes is tedious to turn back into Excel sheets.
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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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Infor
It meets most of the reporting requirements and ability to use the system easily. We like the simple interfaces for the users and ability to perform mass journal entry uploads. The Master data is easy to consume by users, including Chart of Accounts structure, Accounting Units, Cost Centers. The Activity based reporting feature is useful.
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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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Infor
The overall support of Inform M3 is simply the best! There isn't a single flaw that I can detect or think of about this software! I can't possibly express the greatness of the availability and all of the possibilities achieved. The ease of use and a lot of functionalities such as flexibility [allows in] configuration to add new functionalities fast.
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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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Infor
Lawson is comparable to the other ERP's I have used. Similar functionality and interface. Usability is comparable.
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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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Infor
  • I wish Infor M3 (formerly Lawson Intentia) were more detailed. But, this actually may be a weakness of my employer and not Infor M3 (formerly Lawson Intentia).
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