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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed

Accounting Seed is a great solution for businesses looking for reliable accounting software. It offers all the features needed and works as expected. In addition, it is not as pricey as many competitors and therefore a great choice. I would recommend it for both startups and established businesses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Self-Employed

QuickBooks is a great tool for new SoleTraders that need basic accounting software and require digital invoicing for their clients to send via email and access key features via a mobile app on the go. QuickBooks is a straightforward tool to use with a simple design and learning curve for business owners that are not very tech-savvy.For businesses that operate on a larger scale and need to provide access to other users on their team, QuickBooks is limited. This type of business may also require more insights into the business outside of accounting, and QuickBooks won't be able to supply insights outside of that.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.6
Pay calculation
Accounting Seed
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.1
Benefit plan administration
Accounting Seed
10.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.3
Direct deposit files
Accounting Seed
10.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.3
Salary revision and increment management
Accounting Seed
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.7
Reimbursement management
Accounting Seed
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.5

Customization

Accounting Seed
9.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.7
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
9.4
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.3
Plug-ins
Accounting Seed
9.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0

Security

Accounting Seed
9.4
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.6
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.4
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.4
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.2

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
8.2
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.4
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.8
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
9.3
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.4
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
8.9
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.8
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
8.8
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.7
Cash management
Accounting Seed
9.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.4
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
9.2
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Expense management
Accounting Seed
9.2
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.4
Time tracking
Accounting Seed
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.7
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.9
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
9.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.4
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.4
Electronic tax filing
Accounting Seed
10.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.3
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
8.7
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.1
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
10.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
9.8
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.4
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.8
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.7
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.6
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
9.2
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.7
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.2
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.8
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.4
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.8

Inventory Management

Accounting Seed
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.7
Inventory tracking
Accounting Seed
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.4
Automatic reordering
Accounting Seed
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.3
Location management
Accounting Seed
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Manufacturing module
Accounting Seed
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.0

Order Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.6
Pricing
Accounting Seed
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.5
Order entry
Accounting Seed
10.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.6
Credit card processing
Accounting Seed
10.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.8
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Seed
10.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.4
Order Orchestration
Accounting Seed
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
End-to-end order visibility
Accounting Seed
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Order exception Resolution
Accounting Seed
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0

Pros

Accounting Seed

  • Fully integrated into SalesForce so financial information is linked to all aspects of the organization.
  • Customer service is excellent and with timely and helpful solutions.
  • Upgrades are announced well ahead of pushing them out. Accounting Seed handles all the effort. When upgraded, you are assured there are no problems with it continuing to work with your other applications in SalesForce
  • Being built on the Force.com platform, many applications are available to add to the Accounting Seed application to expand its abilities.
  • Customization is simple and integrates across all aspects of SalesForce.
Rickey Funderburk | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Self-Employed

  • QuickBooks Self-Employed does keep a running total of your income and estimated taxes. Of course, this requires that your entries are accurate.
  • The mileage feature is particularly helpful. One just needs to either use the phone app in conjunction with QuickBooks Self-Employed, or keep a log of all mileage.
  • When tax time comes around, it's easy to use TurboTax software and import your data from QuickBooks.
Tim Vahsholtz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Gayle Ulrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Self-Employed

  • Doesn't integrate with Mint, which I use for my home expenses. I think this would be a nice addition to the program, so I could keep track of my whole financial situation.
  • A Windows 10 app would be a nice addition to the program, so I could access it securely from my desktop.
Benjamin E. Jerew | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Accounting Seed

Accounting Seed 9.0
Based on 2 answers
While it takes time for new users to fully benefit and understand Accounting Seed, the user interface is amazing. It is relatively easy to use
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Self-Employed

QuickBooks Self-Employed 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I have been using this software for several years now and it has always put out my data in beautiful generated reports that I can use for verification purposes with my financial institute and the IRS. It has all the tools I need to run my business without loosing track of anything
Shannon Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Accounting Seed

Accounting Seed 9.5
Based on 2 answers
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!
Rickey Funderburk | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Self-Employed

QuickBooks Self-Employed 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have never faced any difficulties that required me to contact QuickBooks customer service. QuickBooks has plenty of online tutorials, blog posts, and helpful tips and advice for almost any issues you may face using the desktop or app version of the software. Even if you can not find the right answer on the QuickBooks webpages, there are loads of YouTube videos from experts.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Pamela White | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Self-Employed

FreshBooks limited my ability to categorize transactions, specifically removing duplicates or excluding them. I selected QuickBooks Self-Employed because it allowed me to be in control of items. Sometimes accounting is just making sure things are organized the way YOU think, and FreshBooks wasn't doing that for me.
Jonathan Palance | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Accounting Seed

  • Makes operations a lot easier having everything in Salesforce.
David Jacoby | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Self-Employed

  • Overall, tagging expenses and mileage has saved me thousands in taxes, for a relatively low cost of around $8/mo.
  • QuickBooks allows me to get invoices to clients quickly and accept online payments, which helps with cashflow.
  • The app has stopped tracking mileage automatically on my device, so I worry that sometimes I am not tracking business miles effectively, which could end up costing me at the EOY.
Aaron Metzger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Accounting Seed

QuickBooks Self-Employed

Pricing Details

Accounting Seed

General

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

QuickBooks Self-Employed

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed
9.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0

Usability

Accounting Seed
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.5

Support Rating

Accounting Seed
9.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0

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