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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • Accounting Seed ranks higher in 7 feature sets: Payroll Management, Customization, Security, Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management, Order Management

Payroll Management

9.1

Accounting Seed

91%
7.8

QuickBooks Self-Employed

78%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 4/5 features

Pay calculation

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Direct deposit files

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Reimbursement management

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Customization

9.6

Accounting Seed

96%
7.7

QuickBooks Self-Employed

77%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
8.4
84%
3 Ratings

Plug-ins

9.6
96%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Security

9.6

Accounting Seed

96%
8.4

QuickBooks Self-Employed

84%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
8.9
89%
7 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
7.9
79%
4 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.7

Accounting Seed

87%
7.3

QuickBooks Self-Employed

73%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

9.5
95%
5 Ratings
8.4
84%
11 Ratings

Standard reports

8.2
82%
6 Ratings
8.4
84%
13 Ratings

Custom reports

8.5
85%
6 Ratings
5.2
52%
7 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

9.1

Accounting Seed

91%
8.9

QuickBooks Self-Employed

89%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 15/21 features

Accounts payable

9.4
94%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.5
95%
4 Ratings
8.5
85%
9 Ratings

Cash management

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
8.5
85%
9 Ratings

Expense management

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
13 Ratings

Time tracking

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
7.9
79%
6 Ratings

Fixed asset management

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Multi-currency support

8.1
81%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Multi-division support

8.9
89%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Regulations compliance

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
12 Ratings

Self-service portal

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
7.1
71%
7 Ratings

Global Financial Support

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Intercompany Accounting

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Localizations

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

9.6
96%
6 Ratings
8.9
89%
5 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Configurable Accounting

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
8.9
89%
3 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

9.3
93%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Standardized Processes

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
8.9
89%
4 Ratings

Inventory Management

9.0

Accounting Seed

90%
7.3

QuickBooks Self-Employed

73%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Automatic reordering

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Location management

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing module

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Order Management

9.4

Accounting Seed

94%
8.1

QuickBooks Self-Employed

81%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pricing

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Order entry

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Credit card processing

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Order Orchestration

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

End-to-end order visibility

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • QuickBooks Self-Employed is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Accounting Seed

88%
6 Ratings
9.0

QuickBooks Self-Employed

90%
14 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

QuickBooks Self-Employed

100%
1 Rating

Usability

8.9

Accounting Seed

89%
3 Ratings
9.5

QuickBooks Self-Employed

95%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.5

Accounting Seed

85%
3 Ratings
10.0

QuickBooks Self-Employed

100%
2 Ratings

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 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.
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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

  • 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.
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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

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Accounting Seed

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Accounting Seed editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing starts at $3,960/year.

    QuickBooks Self-Employed

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    QuickBooks Self-Employed editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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

      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
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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

      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.
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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

      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.
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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

      • 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.
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