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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Accounting Seed ranks higher in 7 feature sets: Payroll Management, Customization, Security, Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management, Order Management

Payroll Management

9.1

Accounting Seed

91%
8.5

Microsoft Dynamics SL

85%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 4/5 features

Pay calculation

8.4
84%
2 Ratings
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Direct deposit files

9.4
94%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reimbursement management

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Customization

9.6

Accounting Seed

96%
6.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

60%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
6.0
60%
6 Ratings

Plug-ins

9.6
96%
3 Ratings
6.0
60%
4 Ratings

Security

9.6

Accounting Seed

96%
7.3

Microsoft Dynamics SL

73%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
7.4
74%
9 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
7.3
73%
8 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.8

Accounting Seed

88%
6.8

Microsoft Dynamics SL

68%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

9.5
95%
5 Ratings
7.1
71%
5 Ratings

Standard reports

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
7.1
71%
9 Ratings

Custom reports

8.5
85%
6 Ratings
6.1
61%
9 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

9.1

Accounting Seed

91%
7.4

Microsoft Dynamics SL

74%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 20/21 features

Accounts payable

9.4
94%
6 Ratings
7.6
76%
10 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.5
95%
4 Ratings
6.0
60%
7 Ratings

Cash management

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

8.9
89%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Expense management

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Time tracking

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Fixed asset management

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-currency support

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-division support

8.8
88%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Regulations compliance

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Self-service portal

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Global Financial Support

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
6.6
66%
3 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
6.3
63%
3 Ratings

Localizations

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
2.1
21%
2 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

9.6
96%
6 Ratings
7.4
74%
3 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

6.8
68%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

8.8
88%
5 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

9.2
92%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Inventory Management

9.0

Accounting Seed

90%
4.3

Microsoft Dynamics SL

43%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
5 Ratings

Automatic reordering

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Location management

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing module

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Order Management

9.4

Accounting Seed

94%
6.7

Microsoft Dynamics SL

67%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 6/7 features

Pricing

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Order entry

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Credit card processing

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Order Orchestration

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Order exception Resolution

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Subledger and Financial Process

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.8

Microsoft Dynamics SL

58%
Microsoft Dynamics SL ranks higher in 14/14 features

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
2.1
21%
2 Ratings

Shared Services Payments

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
3.1
31%
2 Ratings

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
3 Ratings

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
3 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
2 Ratings

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
3 Ratings

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
3 Ratings

3rd Party Accounting Systems

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Financial Management

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
4.7

Microsoft Dynamics SL

47%
Microsoft Dynamics SL ranks higher in 9/9 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
3 Ratings

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
3 Ratings

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
2.1
21%
2 Ratings

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
3.1
31%
2 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Grants Management

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.3

Microsoft Dynamics SL

63%
Microsoft Dynamics SL ranks higher in 3/3 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Billing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Manufacturing

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

60%
Microsoft Dynamics SL ranks higher in 1/1 features

Production Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Supply Chain

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

60%
Microsoft Dynamics SL ranks higher in 1/1 features

Inventory Planning

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Accounting Seed is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
  • Microsoft Dynamics SL is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Accounting Seed

87%
6 Ratings
6.6

Microsoft Dynamics SL

66%
17 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
5.4

Microsoft Dynamics SL

54%
8 Ratings

Usability

8.9

Accounting Seed

89%
3 Ratings
1.8

Microsoft Dynamics SL

18%
6 Ratings

Availability

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9

Microsoft Dynamics SL

99%
4 Ratings

Performance

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

10%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

Accounting Seed

83%
3 Ratings
9.5

Microsoft Dynamics SL

95%
8 Ratings

Online Training

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

10%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

90%
8 Ratings

Product Scalability

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4

Microsoft Dynamics SL

14%
2 Ratings

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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Microsoft

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.
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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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Microsoft

  • 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&amp;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.
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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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Microsoft

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Accounting Seed

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Accounting Seed editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing starts at $3,960/year.

    Microsoft Dynamics SL

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Microsoft Dynamics SL editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Accounting Seed

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      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.
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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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      Microsoft

      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.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Accounting Seed

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      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.
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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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      Microsoft

      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.
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      Implementation Rating

      Accounting Seed

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      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!
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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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      Microsoft

      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.
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      Scalability

      Accounting Seed

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      Since the backbone of the database is MS SQLServer, the database can be easily scaled.
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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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      Microsoft

      • 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.
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