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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

Microsoft Dynamics SL

For a small to mid-size business, MS Dynamics SL is effective. We are capable of managing our finances with a very low risk of error. We have worked with MS Dynamics for almost 15 years and have more than doubled the size of our business in that time with very few issues from the program. We have exponentially increased our revenue and reporting demands and have found SL to be very dependable and stable. The program does have the occasional glitch and those are sometimes outside of the realm of expertise of our IT department. SL support is excellent, but their timeliness is not as urgent as ours.
Pamela Dalton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Accounting Seed
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Plug-ins
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Security

Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.9
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.8

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.6
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.6
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Cash management
Accounting Seed
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Expense management
Accounting Seed
7.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.8
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.8

Payroll Management

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.5
Pay calculation
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.6
Direct deposit files
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0
Reimbursement management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Inventory Management

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.3
Inventory tracking
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Location management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
Manufacturing module
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Order Management

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Pricing
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Order entry
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Credit card processing
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
End-to-end order visibility
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Order exception Resolution
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.6
Automated Invoice Processing
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.2
Shared Services Payments
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Billings Management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Customer Collections
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Revenue Recognition
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Cash Management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.8
Asset Management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Travel & Expense Management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.8
Period Close
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Transactions Tax
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.8
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Project Financial Management

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.6
Budgeting and Forecasting
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.8
Project Costing
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.8
Cost Capture
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.2
Capital Project Management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Customer Invoicing
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Project Financials Dashboard
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3

Grants Management

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Award Lifecycle Management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Spending Control
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Billing
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Manufacturing

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Production Management
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Supply Chain

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Inventory Planning
Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

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

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Provides flexibility for complex project based cost accounting
  • Strong and flexible allocation processer for cost allocations, markups, and pricing
  • A "Flexible Billing" module under the project controller series that allows for multiple billing formats ranging from fixed price schedule of values, T&M or Cost Plus, and scheduled billing.
  • Flexible reporting with options using Crystal Reports, SSRS, a Quick Query tool, and ability to tie into MS Office tools such as MS Access and MS Excel
  • Tight integration with Financials, but also the ability to integrate with modules such as Sales Order, Inventory, and Field Service
  • Customization abilities ranging from a VBA (visual basic for application) foundation to allow customizing existing forms to the ability to use the SDK (Software Development Kit) to build more complex customizations that integrate with Dynamics SL.
John K. Hodge, CPA | 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

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Reporting in the Project module is lacking functionality. I understand that most companies have specific needs when it comes to tracking project information but the standard reports are not good.
  • I would recommend a product like Management Reporter that is for Projects only. Project Reporter should allow users to pull in all Project related data into reports.
  • Fixing suspended batches. Obviously all of us users have experienced this mess. SL knows what needs to be corrected and there could be some step by step fixes in a separate repair module to do the steps we do in Query Analyzer.
Jeffrey Morin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 5.4
Based on 8 answers
Unfortunately, Dynamics' lack of ability to smoothly integrate with our CRM system is causing us to look at other solutions. The efficiencies that we gain by using Dynamics for our day to day accounting are lost in the constant headaches of getting sales quotes to import properly into the system for invoicing. Another major issue for us has been budgeting and reporting. We currently do all of our budgeting and board reporting in Excel, which is too time consuming and inefficient, especially when a system as robust as Dynamics should easily be able to handle this relatively simple task.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 1.8
Based on 6 answers
I rate it a 10 because we have removed the fields we don't need so users can really crank the data into the system. The software was designed for the professional services firm in mind but does a tremendous job for construction firms and "blended" companies that are both distribution firms but project centric as well. Perhaps they drop ship inventory to a project where their employees or subs need to work on a project for example.
Jack Boyer, MCP, CPA (Inactive) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.9
Based on 2 answers
We have had only one unplanned outage for 2 hours in the last 30 months. We shut down for 30 min to 1 hour once a month, but that is for Microsoft OS updates to the servers. Being a 24/7 world wide operation, the reliability is really important. We do get an 8 hour window on the weekend that we can be down for a short period to install Microsoft Dynamics SL updates, but we do not have many of those. On our last version upgrade, we shut the users out at 9:30 am and were fully operational in less than 6 hours. The upgrade was New SQL server, New SL server and 2 new Citrix servers.
Mark Schrier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.5
Based on 4 answers
Support is only used when needed, so unfortunately ,they get all the odd issues. It's a difficult business, but Microsoft and our firm do a great job of meeting customer needs. We get routine feedback that our support services are very good.
Bill Aiton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Just to let it take its course. The implementation for me once I became a part of my former organization was pretty seamless. Just get to know the basics and call the support team to ask questions if you need help on an issue, should they arise. They are ready, willing, and able to help!
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Of the comparable mid-range ERP systems, Dynamics SL competes at the lower end based on price, but also above the high-end based on flexibility, data, and reporting. Being able to stay with the same core accounting from a $100 million dollar company to a $3 billion dollar company shows the range of capabilities.
Jerry McLellan, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 1.4
Based on 2 answers
Since the backbone of the database is MS SQLServer, the database can be easily scaled.
Mark Schrier | 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

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • More time is spent on manipulating reports which can and should be automated.
  • Lack of electronic invoicing process and other green technology features creates more cost on printing and storage costs.
  • The lack of a user friendly interface requires more training and a bigger learning curve for staff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Accounting Seed

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Pricing Details

Accounting Seed

General

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

Microsoft Dynamics SL

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.4

Usability

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.8

Reliability and Availability

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.9

Performance

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0

Support Rating

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.5

Online Training

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0

Scalability

Accounting Seed
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.4

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