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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

OSAS

I honestly think that it's extremely outdated and don't understand why anyone would still use it. Especially in a non-profit setting. In our field we have to be able to track revenue and expenses by funds, and with the way those funding streams tend to cross an agency or company's fiscal year, the fact that it is virtually impossible to pull the information in that manner restricts a finance department more than anything.
Jessica Leffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Accounting Seed
8.5
OSAS
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
8.5
OSAS

Security

Accounting Seed
9.0
OSAS
5.5
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.0
OSAS
5.0
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.0
OSAS
6.0

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
7.3
OSAS
2.0
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
7.7
OSAS
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
7.0
OSAS
3.0
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.3
OSAS
1.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
8.5
OSAS
1.8
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
8.5
OSAS
2.0
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
8.5
OSAS
Cash management
Accounting Seed
8.3
OSAS
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
8.5
OSAS
Expense management
Accounting Seed
7.6
OSAS
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.1
OSAS
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
8.0
OSAS
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.0
OSAS
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
8.5
OSAS
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
8.0
OSAS
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
8.0
OSAS
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
8.5
OSAS
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.5
OSAS
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.1
OSAS
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
8.8
OSAS
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.0
OSAS
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.4
OSAS
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.0
OSAS
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.0
OSAS

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

OSAS

  • No confusing reporting.
  • Easy to follow interface.
  • Simplified experience.
Jessica Leffler | 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

OSAS

  • Not user-friendly or intuitive in the least. Even with the instruction manual, it's like part of it is missing or you are expected to know certain items before even looking.
  • Reporting is very basic and impossible to customize on the user's end. You must have tech support build them for you. Also, no cross fiscal year reporting.
  • Can't cut only one check if you have other invoices already entered in the batch.
  • The chart of account codes are not independent. You must build your whole GL for each fund source or program, which leaves you with an unwieldy chart of accounts.
Jessica Leffler | 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

OSAS

If you've used CYMA, you'll be familiar with the way OSAS builds the GL, however CYMA is light years ahead of OSAS. If you've used anything like Abila MIP, you'll understand the comparison when I say "Abila is like using power tools to build your bookcase, CYMA is like using a hand saw and hammer, and OSAS is using a chisel to carve one out of wood." They all will get the job done and at the end of the day, you have a book case. But depending on which tools you use will either be ready for a library or a couple of small tomes. I didn't select OSAS, and never would it have been given consideration to be used as my accounting software
Jessica Leffler | 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

OSAS

  • We have to do so much tracking of expenses by hand, that using OSAS doesn't save us any money in that respect.
  • I believe my predecessor used OSAS for over 15 years so she obviously felt comfortable with it. I can make do with it and at least track my bottom line.
  • No real reporting other than basic balance sheets.
Jessica Leffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Accounting Seed

OSAS

Pricing Details

Accounting Seed

General

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

OSAS

General

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

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