Accounting Seed vs. Macola

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
Macola
Score 6.6 out of 10
N/A
ECI Software Solutions offers Macola (now edition Macola 10), an enterprise resource planning (ERP) for small manufacturers emphasizing business process management and accounting.N/A
Pricing
Accounting SeedMacola
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Accounting SeedMacola
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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Accounting SeedMacola
Top Pros
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Features
Accounting SeedMacola
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.1
2 Ratings
Macola
9.0
1 Ratings
Pay calculation8.42 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.82 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.42 Ratings9.01 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
Macola
7.0
2 Ratings
API for custom integration9.74 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Plug-ins9.73 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.7
4 Ratings
Macola
9.5
2 Ratings
Single sign-on capability9.74 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.74 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
8.9
6 Ratings
Macola
8.3
2 Ratings
Dashboards9.65 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Standard reports8.56 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Custom reports8.66 Ratings7.02 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
Macola
8.8
2 Ratings
Accounts payable9.56 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.64 Ratings9.02 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 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.04 Ratings10.02 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 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework9.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.24 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.0
2 Ratings
Macola
8.7
2 Ratings
Inventory tracking9.62 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering9.62 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Location management9.62 Ratings9.02 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
Macola
8.6
2 Ratings
Pricing9.62 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Order entry10.02 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Credit card processing10.02 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.02 Ratings9.02 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
Macola
8.7
2 Ratings
Billing Management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Revenue Recognition00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Macola
8.3
1 Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Macola
8.8
1 Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Spending Control00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Indirect Cost Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Macola
8.0
1 Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Macola
9.0
2 Ratings
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Macola
8.3
2 Ratings
Work Execution00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
-
Ratings
Macola
8.0
2 Ratings
Inventory Planning00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
User Ratings
Accounting SeedMacola
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(6 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Accounting SeedMacola
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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ECi Software Solutions
Well suited for larger companies, and this is only becoming more the case with the new ownership. Smaller companies could at one time buy only the modules they required. This is now not possible, so you end up with a number of modules you do not need. It is best suited for a company needing a full MRP and is going to be overkill for a service based company that does not require inventory management.
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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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ECi Software Solutions
  • Simplifying min/max inventory reviews
  • PO entry and receiving
  • Order entry and production order entry
  • Custom reporting and high level reviews
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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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ECi Software Solutions
  • Integration with other software
  • Migration from another application
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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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ECi Software Solutions
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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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ECi Software Solutions
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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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ECi Software Solutions
We did not try any other products. We migrated to Macola from an older product.
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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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ECi Software Solutions
  • Lower software costs.
  • Less maintenance.
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