Accounting Seed vs. QuickBooks Self-Employed

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Accounting Seed
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Accounting Seed is accounting software that is native to Salesforce.N/A
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Pricing
Accounting SeedQuickBooks Self-Employed
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Accounting SeedQuickBooks Self-Employed
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 Self-Employed
Top Pros
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Features
Accounting SeedQuickBooks Self-Employed
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.0
2 Ratings
23% above category average
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.8
3 Ratings
8% above category average
Pay calculation8.32 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.62 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.32 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.02 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.72 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.7
4 Ratings
35% above category average
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
5 Ratings
38% above category average
API for custom integration9.74 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Plug-ins9.73 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.7
4 Ratings
21% above category average
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
8 Ratings
24% above category average
Single sign-on capability9.74 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.74 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.1
6 Ratings
21% above category average
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
14 Ratings
30% above category average
Dashboards9.75 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Standard reports8.76 Ratings10.014 Ratings
Custom reports8.86 Ratings10.08 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
8.9
6 Ratings
21% above category average
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
15 Ratings
33% above category average
Accounts payable9.66 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.74 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Cash management9.45 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Bank reconciliation8.66 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Expense management9.75 Ratings10.014 Ratings
Time tracking9.72 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Fixed asset management9.73 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Multi-currency support7.23 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Multi-division support8.54 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Regulations compliance7.63 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.62 Ratings10.013 Ratings
Self-service portal9.73 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Global Financial Support10.03 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers8.74 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting9.14 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Localizations10.03 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.76 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting5.54 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.55 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework9.13 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.14 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.0
2 Ratings
29% above category average
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
3 Ratings
39% above category average
Inventory tracking9.72 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Automatic reordering9.72 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Location management9.72 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Manufacturing module6.92 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.4
2 Ratings
28% above category average
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
5 Ratings
34% above category average
Pricing9.72 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Order entry10.02 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Credit card processing10.02 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.02 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.72 Ratings10.02 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility6.92 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Order exception Resolution9.72 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Accounting SeedQuickBooks Self-Employed
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(6 ratings)
10.0
(15 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(3 ratings)
9.4
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.8
(3 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Accounting SeedQuickBooks Self-Employed
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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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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