Accounting Seed vs. Priority AccountEdge

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Accounting Seed
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Accounting Seed is accounting software that is native to Salesforce.N/A
Priority AccountEdge
Score 6.9 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
AccountEdge is a small business accounting software for Mac and Windows users. AccountEdge allows business owners to organize, process, and report on their financial information. Its features include accounting, integrated payroll, sales and purchases, contact management, inventory, and time billing. It was acquired by Priority Software in January 2018 to expand that company's small business portfolio.N/A
Pricing
Accounting SeedPriority AccountEdge
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Accounting SeedPriority AccountEdge
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing starts at $3,960/year.AccountEdge is available to new customers for $399. Optional product upgrades are released every year for $159 single-user upgrade or $249 multi-user upgrade.
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Features
Accounting SeedPriority AccountEdge
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.1
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
6.6
6 Ratings
14% below category average
Pay calculation8.42 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.82 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.42 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.02 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.62 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.7
4 Ratings
30% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
5.0
3 Ratings
36% below category average
API for custom integration9.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins9.73 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.7
4 Ratings
18% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
7 Ratings
11% above category average
Single sign-on capability9.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.74 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
8.9
6 Ratings
18% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
7 Ratings
19% above category average
Dashboards9.65 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Standard reports8.56 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Custom reports8.66 Ratings9.06 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
20% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
7.2
8 Ratings
3% below category average
Accounts payable9.56 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.64 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Cash management9.55 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Bank reconciliation8.96 Ratings6.08 Ratings
Expense management9.65 Ratings6.06 Ratings
Time tracking9.62 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Fixed asset management9.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support7.73 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Multi-division support8.74 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Regulations compliance7.83 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.82 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Self-service portal9.63 Ratings2.71 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
23% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
6 Ratings
12% above category average
Inventory tracking9.62 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Automatic reordering9.62 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Location management9.62 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Manufacturing module7.32 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.4
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
7 Ratings
6% above category average
Pricing9.62 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Order entry10.02 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Credit card processing10.02 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.02 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Order exception Resolution9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
Accounting SeedPriority AccountEdge
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(6 ratings)
6.0
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(3 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Accounting SeedPriority AccountEdge
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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Priority Software
If you are handling a large client list, and are selling services, it is dead easy. If you are managing/selling a physical inventory, it seems like it has great options to do that quite well (disclaimer, I do not use those functions, but I have paid attention as that functionality was built into the software). If you want to link your bank account to a bookkeeping platform, this is not the software for you (at least so far).
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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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Priority Software
  • AccountEdge has a robust report menu that allows a user to slice and dice data for analysis. Report on projects for the life of the project across fiscal years. Report on different departments with segregated income statements.
  • For users who want to run payroll in house that is easily done through the payroll module. Print physical checks or direct deposit to employee's account, process payroll taxes and file year end W2s.
  • My personal favorites are time billing and retainers. As a service based business I can at my fingertips review how much money a client has on deposit with me and how much of that will be billed out at the end of the month. The integration with AccountEdge Mobile rounds it all out with being able to log my time on-site.
  • Last but not least AccountEdge Mobile in general, as the companion app for the desktop software is invaluable. My heaviest use is the spend money feature. Excellent for logging travel receipts & cash expenses while they are fresh on the brain. Really cuts back the data entry at the end of a trip and trying to recall what something may have been for.
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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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Priority Software
  • My biggest frustration, and one that I've mentioned to Acclivity for many years, is that it only permits opening nine windows at a time (plus the home window). I hit that limit almost daily, and then I have to decide what do I close so I can complete the transaction that needed the "9th" window.
  • The Accounts section includes two quick reports, "Analyze Profit and Loss" and "Analyze Balance Sheet. These can be filtered for the current month or any prior month in the current fiscal year. And that's fine most of the year, but at the beginning of the next year, when I haven't yet started the new fiscal year, these only go to December of the prior year. The regular reports for these can select "next year;" why can't these?
  • It would be helpful if the journal entry number would have one or two additional digits available. For example, when I am entering journal entries for a client, I would like to use a number such as CPA2014001, CPA2014002, etc. to distinguish what I enter from the "automatic" entries that AccountEdge does. But that's one more digit than AccountEdge allows, so if I had over 100 adjustments, I would run out of entry numbers.
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Likelihood to Renew
Accounting Seed
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Priority Software
Without a doubt, when you need to do accounting use the program that will get the job done in the least amount of time with the least amount of errors. Once you are using a program that works you stay with it year after year and you will find yourself even excited about the updates
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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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Priority Software
The intuitive interface does all the tasks we need our accounting software to do. Some tasks are slower to process than I would like but overall very usable. Customizable forms let us choose to either go with the easy ready-made out-of-the-box options or retool them to better fit our specific needs.
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Reliability and Availability
Accounting Seed
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Priority Software
One of the finer advantages of desktop software, it's always available. AccountEdge doesn't suffer from outages or sluggish internet like web based applications do. It's always there when you power on your device!
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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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Priority Software
On the few occasions we have needed tech support over the years, they were responsive and worked to get to the root of the issues. However, even though Checkout POS is a separate application, it was pitched to us as a natural extension of the functionality of our AE software that would integrate seamlessly. The company's support for Checkout has been minimal at best, and now totally abandoned. That colors our view of Priority's support unfortunately. And to be honest, that's why it's a 9 instead of a 10. So to be fair, AccountEdge's support itself has been very good over the years.
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Implementation Rating
Accounting Seed
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Priority Software
unfortunately no.
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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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Priority Software
For Mac enthusiasts, AccountEdge is the complete installed software solution for small to medium-sized businesses, as it has so many capabilities that QuickBooks for Mac lacks. However, it holds your hand less than QuickBooks for Mac does, so you ought to know what your are doing in keeping business books properly. If your needs are simple, QuickBooks for Mac may be a better solution. QuickBooks Online and Xero are excellent cloud accounting solutions that can be used on the Mac equally well as on Windows. QuickBooks Online offers a similar set of features as QuickBooks for Mac, with the addition of anywhere, anytime access. Xero is a great basic accounting solution in the cloud that can also be used equally well on Macs and WIndows, and offers endless customization and flexibility through its extensive third-party app integration for almost any need.
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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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Priority Software
  • Increased employee efficiency - Time is no longer spent switching between programs because all of the information can be found in one place.
  • Customer service has also improved because employees find the program much easier to use, even at the point of sale.
  • Better record keeping - AccountEdge has a very simple invoicing application that allows us to keep track of and balance our accounts.
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