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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed

Accounting Seed is a great solution for businesses looking for reliable accounting software. It offers all the features needed and works as expected. In addition, it is not as pricey as many competitors and therefore a great choice. I would recommend it for both startups and established businesses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics 365

All told, if it hadn't been for the fact that we were testing it with both employees who knew CRM lingo and those who were new, we wouldn't have found such an issue. The program itself can be very useful for people who already manage CRMs, who know how to use them, who know how to run and manage employees on them, namely because of the "one-stop-shop" concept in data visibility. When it came down to it though, if you have high-turnover, then this product will devolve into only being used for it's base components. Down the middle, we found that the people who'd been in marketing for 4-5 years fell into the product easily because of the way it was written. Everyone before that, with novice experience, thought it was written like a textbook for a graduate class - little to no leeway if you don't happen to know one specific term
Patrick Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Pay calculation
Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Benefit plan administration
Accounting Seed
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Direct deposit files
Accounting Seed
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Salary revision and increment management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Reimbursement management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365

Customization

Accounting Seed
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.9
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
9.4
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.6
Plug-ins
Accounting Seed
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Custom fields
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.5
Custom objects
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.9
Scripting environment
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.6

Security

Accounting Seed
9.4
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.7
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.4
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.4
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.6

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics 365

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
9.3
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Cash management
Accounting Seed
9.6
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
9.2
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Expense management
Accounting Seed
9.2
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Time tracking
Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.4
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Electronic tax filing
Accounting Seed
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
9.8
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.4
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.7
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
9.2
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.3
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.4
Microsoft Dynamics 365

Inventory Management

Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Inventory tracking
Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Automatic reordering
Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Location management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Manufacturing module
Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365

Order Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Pricing
Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Order entry
Accounting Seed
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Credit card processing
Accounting Seed
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Seed
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Order Orchestration
Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
End-to-end order visibility
Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Order exception Resolution
Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365

Sales Force Automation

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.4
Customer data management / contact management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.9
Workflow management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.5
Territory management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.2
Opportunity management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.7
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
9.0
Contract management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.7
Quote & order management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.2
Interaction tracking
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.3
Channel / partner relationship management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.1

Customer Service & Support

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.4
Case management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.5
Call center management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.5
Help desk management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.2

Marketing Automation

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0
Lead management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.5
Email marketing
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.6

CRM Project Management

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.2
Task management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.6
Billing and invoicing management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.3
Reporting
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.8

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.1
Forecasting
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.3
Pipeline visualization
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0
Customizable reports
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.9

Social CRM

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.6
Social data
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.2
Social engagement
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.9

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.8
Marketing automation
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0
Compensation management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.7

Platform

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.2
Mobile access
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.2

Pros

Accounting Seed

  • Fully integrated into SalesForce so financial information is linked to all aspects of the organization.
  • Customer service is excellent and with timely and helpful solutions.
  • Upgrades are announced well ahead of pushing them out. Accounting Seed handles all the effort. When upgraded, you are assured there are no problems with it continuing to work with your other applications in SalesForce
  • Being built on the Force.com platform, many applications are available to add to the Accounting Seed application to expand its abilities.
  • Customization is simple and integrates across all aspects of SalesForce.
Rickey Funderburk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics 365

  • Some useful out-of-the-box features, like mass uploads of Leads from trade shows or when qualifying a Lead, CRM automatically creates the Opportunity, Contact, and Account for you, etc.
  • Really powerful customizations through the user interface to improve user experience. Things like Business Rules, for example, if Field A = 1, then Field B = 2 and Field C = 2, if Field A = 2, then Field B and Field C don't apply, so automatically hide them.
  • Or other functionality that improves user experience, like Business Process Flows. These walk users step by step through our business process, helping them know when certain actions should take place, and at what point other data is now required. We've used this extensively with our Lead to Opportunity to Quote to Order process, helping users understand the business process each step of the way.
  • Customizations built on top of the platform now called model-driven PowerApps. You can have connections to "typical" data, like Accounts, Contacts, or Opportunities, for example, but then connect that data to custom entities, records that only apply to your specific business. This is all done through the user interface and allows you to customize and automate specific line-of-business applications for your specific needs.
  • Behind the scenes, D365 CE is built on SQL. So the data conforms to industry standards and makes it much easier to interact with. Your developers and IT team will thank you.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 storage & license cost can prohibit some large deployments or even cost-sensitive small projects from using the platform (although I'm certain most deployments would realize a positive ROI if implemented correctly with process automation).
  • The cost and licensing document for Dynamics 365 is 61 pages and will take a rocket scientist to understand it. It's better to just have your Microsoft help estimate the cost if they are willing to help you that.
  • The documentation on how to first fully understand the Out of the Box default solution and settings is lacking or even non-existing. This has the potential to derail Dynamic 365 launches and implementations from the gitgo. Want to use an out of the box entity?.. well it's probably related to 5 other entities that require configuration and full understanding of it to successful implement. And you ask where is the laymen guide or instructions?... User groups and forums. In Summary, Microsoft can up its game in deployment training and supporting documentation.
  • Microsoft needs to incentivize more external platforms to build app connectors for easy integration, such as ZenDesk, Slack, Tableau, etc. Even the current connector apps such as Salesforce, MailChimp, Docusign are useless or don't work at all.
  • Several limitations inhibit successful Dynamics 365 deployments such as: limited number of Rollup field calculations (summarizing fields on child/related records), limited number rows that can exported to Excel via advanced find, Dynamics 365 files, log and database storage size limit is extremely small and will always require purchasing additional storage (for Online deployments).
  • New user buy-in or acceptance or system platform changes can be difficult if a solid change management plan isn't enacted.
  • Don't expect much help from Microsoft on implementation or solutions unless it's a technical flaw with the platform. Microsoft relies on their MVP partner network to consult for implementations at a hefty cost. Hiring a knowledgeable and savvy Dynamics 365 System Administrator can reduce the need for consultant support; of course, this is dependant upon many many variables.
Justin Pink | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 7.9
Based on 19 answers
CRM has allowed us to keep all of our data in one place that is easy for all users within the company to view. I came into the company after they had been using CRM for about 4 years. They have all said that since we have used this it has helped us control work processes better, it has allowed us to be able to track things so much better, and has been something that has helped unite many processes that used to be all over the place.We are currently using CRM 4.0 and are planning on upgrading in the next 18 months to the 2011 version. Support for 4.0 is almost all but dried up. Understandably so. Some of the customization we have done, and a plugins we use, are now contained within the 2011 version so we are looking forward to that upgrade.We use an email marketing company as well, and they primarily support the 2011 version, but their product connects and is integrated within CRM. This is a great benefit as well so that all of our marketing information can be contained in one location.
Chris Jensen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Accounting Seed

Accounting Seed 9.0
Based on 2 answers
While it takes time for new users to fully benefit and understand Accounting Seed, the user interface is amazing. It is relatively easy to use
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 8.7
Based on 14 answers
As told before in the review, Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a one-stop solution for the overall business, it involves all departments in the organization, and makes business functionalities smooth by timely follow-ups, customer retention, customer engagements, and helps in maintaining a good relationship between customers and the businesses.
Vijayalakshmi G K | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Accounting Seed

Accounting Seed 9.5
Based on 2 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 9.0
Based on 7 answers
Our partner, Ledgeview Partners has been FANTASTIC to work with. They are always timely in their response and have taken time to understand our business and our specific needs. We've made a lot of advanced customizations and they have been a great help in making those updates.
Todd Jankowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 9.2
Based on 4 answers
We used a data warehouse to house our data, and our IT team and implementation vendor worked diligently ahead of time to construct idea implementation plans. Out of millions of records- we had less than a dozen errors, which is remarkable. My major insight is simply having a group of completely devoted individuals working towards your goal who fully understand the desired outcome. Focused resources for implementation season are critical to success.
Sara Tsoodle | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Salesforce has more desirable functions than Microsoft Dynamics 365, at a competitive price. Its user interface is far more superior, it has more customization, easier customization, and out of the box it is more pleasing to the eye and to the end user. If the client doesn't have a deep-rooted connection with Microsoft I wouldn't leap to Dynamics 365.
Alexander Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Accounting Seed

  • Makes operations a lot easier having everything in Salesforce.
David Jacoby | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics 365

  • It is hard to say, the reason why we are using Microsoft Dynamics CRM is because it is provided to us for free.
  • It could be worthwhile to investigate whether an alternative CRM (even though paid) can be used to boost the ROI
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Accounting Seed

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Pricing Details

Accounting Seed

General

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

Microsoft Dynamics 365

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.9

Usability

Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.7

Support Rating

Accounting Seed
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics 365
9.0

Online Training

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.5

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics 365
9.2

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