Accounting Seed vs. QuickBooks Desktop Premier

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
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
QuickBooks Desktop Premier is an installed version of QuickBooks for general business, contractors, manufacturing and warehouse accounting, as well as nonprofits, professional services, and retail.N/A
Pricing
Accounting SeedQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Accounting SeedQuickBooks Desktop Premier
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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Community Pulse
Accounting SeedQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Accounting SeedQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.1
2 Ratings
18% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.8
47 Ratings
15% above category average
Pay calculation8.42 Ratings7.246 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.82 Ratings10.020 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.42 Ratings8.036 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.02 Ratings9.927 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.62 Ratings8.829 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.7
4 Ratings
30% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.3
20 Ratings
139% below category average
API for custom integration9.74 Ratings1.315 Ratings
Plug-ins9.73 Ratings1.320 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.7
4 Ratings
18% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.0
49 Ratings
14% below category average
Single sign-on capability9.74 Ratings4.143 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.74 Ratings10.040 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
8.9
6 Ratings
18% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.9
57 Ratings
23% below category average
Dashboards9.65 Ratings4.348 Ratings
Standard reports8.56 Ratings7.056 Ratings
Custom reports8.66 Ratings6.554 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
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.5
60 Ratings
1% above category average
Accounts payable9.56 Ratings7.658 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.64 Ratings7.659 Ratings
Cash management9.55 Ratings8.354 Ratings
Bank reconciliation8.96 Ratings8.757 Ratings
Expense management9.65 Ratings7.356 Ratings
Time tracking9.62 Ratings5.028 Ratings
Fixed asset management9.63 Ratings6.039 Ratings
Multi-currency support7.73 Ratings9.018 Ratings
Multi-division support8.74 Ratings7.033 Ratings
Regulations compliance7.83 Ratings3.219 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.82 Ratings10.028 Ratings
Self-service portal9.63 Ratings8.017 Ratings
Global Financial Support10.03 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.04 Ratings7.26 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting9.24 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Localizations10.03 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.66 Ratings7.814 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting6.54 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.75 Ratings7.16 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework9.23 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.24 Ratings5.07 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.0
2 Ratings
23% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
3.3
36 Ratings
73% below category average
Inventory tracking9.62 Ratings2.935 Ratings
Automatic reordering9.62 Ratings1.015 Ratings
Location management9.62 Ratings8.019 Ratings
Manufacturing module7.32 Ratings1.017 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.4
2 Ratings
22% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.1
38 Ratings
6% below category average
Pricing9.62 Ratings10.030 Ratings
Order entry10.02 Ratings10.031 Ratings
Credit card processing10.02 Ratings7.027 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.02 Ratings6.734 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.62 Ratings10.03 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility7.32 Ratings1.04 Ratings
Order exception Resolution9.62 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Accounting SeedQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(6 ratings)
4.2
(63 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
1.3
(12 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(3 ratings)
7.3
(14 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(10 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
5.7
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
3.1
(19 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(14 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
6.2
(4 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Accounting SeedQuickBooks Desktop Premier
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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Intuit
QuickBooks Premier is not well suited to manufacturing industries, as it cannot handle the complicated inventory requirements of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods. Retailers and Wholesalers can use QuickBooks Premier as long as they have an add-on inventory tracking program or Point of Sale system that integrates with QuickBooks. Likewise, restaurants would need specialized restaurant software that integrates with QuickBooks Premier. Non-profits can use QuickBooks Premier non-profit edition, but if they use fund accounting, it will require some complicated work-arounds. QuickBooks Premier is well-suited to most construction trades, personal and professional services providers, small retailers, and rental property owners.
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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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  • The program is easy to learn and use. We can train our clients' personnel how to use the program with out difficulty.
  • It is easy for clients to generate bills and manage accounts receivable.
  • It is easy to manage accounts payable and allows clients to pay their bills electronically.
  • Transactions can be imported electronically for credit card and banking transactions.
  • It is easy to reconcile bank and credit card accounts.
  • We can import data generated by QuickBooks into our tax and accounting software.
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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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  • I would like to be able to choose how i want to view accounts receivable aging. I would like some flexibility to sort and choose how to present the data.
  • For a seasoned accountant, I would like to see some of the restrictive controls that are in place for novices to be able to be relaxed so that I can easily make some entries and adjust some balances that ordinarily a regular user would not be able to do.
  • I would like to see an easy way to clear old outstanding checks that need to be reversed without affecting prior balances/history.
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Likelihood to Renew
Accounting Seed
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Intuit
Because we have been extremely happy with the product and our organization tends to be creatures of habit. We rarely leave a product that works this well for the latest and greatest. Typically we follow the "if it's not broken, don't fix it rule". While QB does make changes we typically just roll with it. If we do find something we don't like we work through it until we fully understand its functionality.
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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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Intuit
QuickBooks is an amazing tool that provides all of the necessary features needed to run the finances of a company. I would like for QuickBooks to provide better resources for training. There are many features that go unused because of lack of knowledge. Procore offers chatting and calls on their platform and they make it easy and accessible to get answers and solutions.
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Reliability and Availability
Accounting Seed
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Intuit
This is very reliable software, the desktop version is fast. If there is a problem, it is most likely on your own hardware!
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Performance
Accounting Seed
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Intuit
It takes forever to load.
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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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Intuit
This is an awesome product and the support team is very knowledgeable. The product is mature, so there are not a lot of bugs and the support team really solves problems quickly. Usually it is a user error issue, but the support desk helps me out. I love the fact that it is US based support.
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Implementation Rating
Accounting Seed
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Intuit
It is important to do your research. There are tutorial videos online that could help new user of this accounting system. These tutorials are straightforward and easily understandable.
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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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Intuit
QuickBooks Premier handles most of my business functions efficiently in one package. It is not my "everything." I use Replicon for time rather than QuickBooks. I don't want my WIP data interfering with my accounting. I use PaySimple for it's web interface and back office processing. I don't have security issues since I don't have any credit card data in my possession. With today's identity theft environment, I have to protect myself as much as I can. Not having credit card data in my accounting software lets me sleep much better at night. Quicken will do basic accounting but does not have all the double entry accounting systems contained in QuickBooks. QuickBooks Online does much of the basic business functions but I don't like the pricing structure. As a professional accountant, that is very important to me. Bill.com provided a good service but the ability of QuickBooks to add bills and receipts to transactions makes it redundant.
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Scalability
Accounting Seed
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Intuit
They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
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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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Intuit
  • Since our financials are kept very up to date, it helps us compare our financial results to prior years and it is used for our internal goal setting.
  • Due to the accountant copy function, we are able to provide better service since our clients are not waiting on us to fix historical data. They can continue their operations uninterrupted.
  • The import feature certainly speeds up the process of accounting for our payroll. As previously mentioned, it takes about a minute to do our entries for payroll and check them.
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