Accounting Seed vs. QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Quickbooks Desktop Pro is accounting software from Intuit, Inc. It includes core accounting features, plus analytics and exportable reports. It is offered in on-premise and SaaS forms.N/A
Pricing
Accounting SeedQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Accounting SeedQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Accounting SeedQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Accounting SeedQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.1
2 Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0
65 Ratings
Pay calculation8.42 Ratings9.361 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.82 Ratings8.735 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.42 Ratings9.253 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.02 Ratings9.449 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.62 Ratings8.650 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.7
4 Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
39 Ratings
API for custom integration9.64 Ratings7.732 Ratings
Plug-ins9.73 Ratings7.536 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.6
4 Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
93 Ratings
Single sign-on capability9.64 Ratings8.575 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.64 Ratings8.088 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
8.9
6 Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
107 Ratings
Dashboards9.55 Ratings8.593 Ratings
Standard reports8.56 Ratings9.2107 Ratings
Custom reports8.66 Ratings8.5105 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
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
111 Ratings
Accounts payable9.56 Ratings9.2107 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.64 Ratings9.2108 Ratings
Cash management9.55 Ratings8.096 Ratings
Bank reconciliation8.96 Ratings9.2108 Ratings
Expense management9.65 Ratings8.399 Ratings
Time tracking9.62 Ratings7.447 Ratings
Fixed asset management9.63 Ratings7.664 Ratings
Multi-currency support7.83 Ratings7.527 Ratings
Multi-division support8.74 Ratings7.752 Ratings
Regulations compliance7.93 Ratings7.239 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.82 Ratings8.050 Ratings
Self-service portal9.63 Ratings8.038 Ratings
Global Financial Support10.03 Ratings7.015 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.14 Ratings8.237 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting9.24 Ratings7.838 Ratings
Localizations10.03 Ratings8.517 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.66 Ratings8.865 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting6.54 Ratings8.533 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.75 Ratings8.141 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework9.23 Ratings7.824 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.24 Ratings8.948 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.0
2 Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
56 Ratings
Inventory tracking9.62 Ratings7.553 Ratings
Automatic reordering9.62 Ratings6.432 Ratings
Location management9.62 Ratings6.829 Ratings
Manufacturing module7.32 Ratings7.516 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.4
2 Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
69 Ratings
Pricing9.62 Ratings9.749 Ratings
Order entry10.02 Ratings9.648 Ratings
Credit card processing10.02 Ratings7.448 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.02 Ratings8.958 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.62 Ratings8.718 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility7.32 Ratings8.721 Ratings
Order exception Resolution9.62 Ratings4.516 Ratings
User Ratings
Accounting SeedQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(6 ratings)
8.6
(122 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(3 ratings)
8.9
(30 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
7.1
(36 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(12 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Accounting SeedQuickBooks Desktop Pro
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
I am only going to recommend it because it is currently ubiquitous, and most accountants prefer it at the moment. I do not stand by the company, and will not use the product any longer than I have to. [I believe] the support is lousy, the product is overpriced, but it does the basics of what we need. I'm very happy for all those outside Intuit who make their living supporting QuickBooks Desktop Pro; third-party support is desperately needed. They also doubled their prices for software upgrades this year, and require those who don't pay double what the last upgrade cost, to subscribe every year for $200. If one does not subscribe beyond the first year, one will not be able to use the software beyond the first year. They are moving to a rental model even for those who refuse to use the LOUSY QuickBooks online. They were good company once. Now they just turn out bloatware that everyone uses, so the rest of us have to. I look forward to the day that an honest, better-priced competitor wipes the floor with Intuit.
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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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Intuit
  • It is easy to manage and adjust inventory on hand.
  • It is easy to make reports and customize them to your needs.
  • We also use it to pay our employees directly.
  • It is easy to make year-to-year comparisons to see where we can make improvements and the current financial situation.
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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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Intuit
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro has been around for a few years and after an update[,] they force you to look at the changes/updates before you can use [them] after updating.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro does not have 2FA.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro should offer a way to store backups to a personal cloud without having to map a local network drive.
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Likelihood to Renew
Accounting Seed
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Intuit
We've used the program for more than 20 years in our firm both with clients and as our software. For the cost and value of the program it works well for our firms needs and desires for an accounting software program. At this point to switch would not make sense.
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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
It is a great software that does everything a small business needs it to do, but there are just a few bugs and quirks that make additional software necessary. The slowness of the software occasionally might eventually be overshadowed by the quickness of cloud-based software though.
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Reliability and Availability
Accounting Seed
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Intuit
I haven't experienced a time when QuickBooks Pro was unavailable when I needed it in the entire 20 years of using the software
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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
The support team is not always easy to use or able to understand the problems. There are some difficulties understanding [...] the issues the purchaser has and the solutions are sometimes hard to implement. A lot can be avoided if the users have adequate training and security is set up correctly at implementation.
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In-Person Training
Accounting Seed
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Intuit
Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
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Implementation Rating
Accounting Seed
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Intuit
We implemented the software ourselves. The training we received on the software was done by taking a community course teaching us how to use QuickBooks. It allowed me to get started with some basics of how to use the program and have not needed much assistance since completing the course work.
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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
Zoho had great end-user support and it was almost as simple to learn and was as easy to use. But its reports were not as [customizable] as QuickBooks Desktop Pro, and its job cost and department accounting [were] more cumbersome than QuickBooks Desktop Pro was. In addition, while I like an underdog (Zoho) the fact is that it is easier to find staff that [is] comfortable with QuickBooks Desktop Pro than anything else on the market.
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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
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro is a no hassle accounting solution that ticks a lot of boxes. It almost never disappoints and organizations will usually keep using it for many years. If anything, the only time I've seen an organization migrate away from it is if they have specific accounting needs, or if the organization has grown to the point that they need a more robust accounting solution. Even then, QuickBooks can usually be maintained within another accounting software system for specific functions, like A/R & A/P for example.
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