Accounting Seed vs. OSAS

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
OSAS
Score 1.2 out of 10
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OSAS Accounting and Business Software (Enterprise Resource Planning - ERP), now from Aptean (acquired November 2020) is a business accounting software suite for small- to medium-sized businesses from Open Systems, Inc, which is similar to their Traverse product, but can be deployed across platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, and WIndows as well). OSAS can be hosted on-premises or in the cloud, or in a hybrid fashion. OSAS has general accounting features (e.g. a general ledger) and analytics for…N/A
Pricing
Accounting SeedOSAS
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Accounting SeedOSAS
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 SeedOSAS
Top Pros

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Top Cons
Features
Accounting SeedOSAS
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.1
2 Ratings
OSAS
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.42 Ratings00 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
OSAS
-
Ratings
API for custom integration9.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins9.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.7
4 Ratings
OSAS
5.5
1 Ratings
Single sign-on capability9.74 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.74 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
8.9
6 Ratings
OSAS
2.0
1 Ratings
Dashboards9.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports8.56 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Custom reports8.66 Ratings1.01 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
OSAS
1.8
1 Ratings
Accounts payable9.56 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.64 Ratings00 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 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting9.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Localizations10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.66 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting6.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework9.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.0
2 Ratings
OSAS
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management9.62 Ratings00 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
OSAS
-
Ratings
Pricing9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Order exception Resolution9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
Accounting SeedOSAS
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(6 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Accounting SeedOSAS
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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Aptean
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.
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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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Aptean
  • No confusing reporting.
  • Easy to follow interface.
  • Simplified experience.
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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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Aptean
  • 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.
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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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Aptean
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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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Aptean
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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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Aptean
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
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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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Aptean
  • 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.
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