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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

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%
7.4

Sage 500

74%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 4/5 features

Pay calculation

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Customization

9.6

Accounting Seed

96%
4.5

Sage 500

45%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Plug-ins

9.6
96%
3 Ratings
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Security

9.6

Accounting Seed

96%
5.0

Sage 500

50%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.7

Accounting Seed

87%
8.3

Sage 500

83%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

9.4
94%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Standard reports

8.2
82%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Custom reports

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

9.1

Accounting Seed

91%
6.6

Sage 500

66%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 21/21 features

Accounts payable

9.4
94%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.5
95%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Cash management

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Expense management

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Time tracking

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Fixed asset management

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-currency support

8.1
81%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-division support

8.9
89%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Regulations compliance

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Self-service portal

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Global Financial Support

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Localizations

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

9.6
96%
6 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Enterprise Accounting

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Configurable Accounting

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Centralized Rules Framework

9.3
93%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Standardized Processes

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

9.0

Accounting Seed

90%
6.5

Sage 500

65%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Automatic reordering

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
3.0
30%
2 Ratings

Location management

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing module

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Order Management

9.4

Accounting Seed

94%
8.2

Sage 500

82%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Order entry

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Credit card processing

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Order Orchestration

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.4

Sage 500

54%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 13/13 features

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Shared Services Payments

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

3rd Party Accounting Systems

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Financial Management

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.9

Sage 500

69%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 10/10 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Execution Management

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
4.5

Sage 500

45%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 11/11 features

Project Manager Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Resource Manager Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Task Insight for Project Managers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Team Member Task Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Team Member Mobile Functionality

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Project Candidate Search

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Real-Time Project Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Absence Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Product Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Grants Management

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.5

Sage 500

75%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 4/4 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Indirect Cost Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Billing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Procurement

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.0

Sage 500

60%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 17/17 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Sourcing Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Contract Authoring

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Contract History

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Renewal Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Repository

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Contract Standardization and Enforcement

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Electronic Signatures

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Invoice Automated Matching

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Spend Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Supplier Assessment

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Supplier Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Risk Management

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
4.3

Sage 500

43%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 8/8 features

Risk Repository

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Control Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Control Mapping

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Control Efficiency Assessments

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Automated Control Assessments

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Assessment Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Automatic Notification

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Remediation and Certification

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Supply Chain

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
1.3

Sage 500

13%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 3/3 features

Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Inventory Planning

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Performance Monitoring

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Product Lifecycle Management

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.3

Sage 500

53%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 6/6 features

Ideation Management

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Requirements Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Proposal Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Innovation Portfolio Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Product Master Data Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Project Portfolio Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Accounting Seed is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Accounting Seed

88%
6 Ratings
2.0

Sage 500

20%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3

Sage 500

63%
2 Ratings

Usability

8.9

Accounting Seed

89%
3 Ratings

Sage 500

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.5

Accounting Seed

85%
3 Ratings

Sage 500

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Sage 500

60%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Sage 500

80%
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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Sage

Sage 500 ERP is great for companies with core accounting needs, distributors, and discrete manufacturers. Some areas, such as process manufacturing, would require a companion product from an ISV for the software to be truly functional. Some areas, such as construction or retail apparel, may simply not be well-served.
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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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Sage

  • Sage is the one-stop-shop for all of our needs. We're able to control contracts, subcontracts, and field reports from the program.
  • Another strength is the ability to database all the information and export it to excel. This makes data-based investigations a breeze.
  • The ability for Timberscan to be imported to Sage is a huge help with invoice management. Prior to this it all had to be done manually and slowed the process to an essential halt as there are thousands of invoices per month.
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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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Sage

  • The biggest concern/complaint of Sage 500 users is speed. Some of the screen take a while to load.
  • The user interface needs some refreshing. Screens need to be updated to take advantage of shortcuts and to be more intuitive.
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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.

    Sage 500

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Sage 500 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

      Likelihood to Renew

      Accounting Seed

      No answers on this topic

      Sage

      It's too pricey for our size of company.
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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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      Sage

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Sage

      No answers on this topic

      Online Training

      Accounting Seed

      No answers on this topic

      Sage

      The online training courses are not up to date. We experienced technical issues with two of the classes.
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      Implementation Rating

      Accounting Seed

      No answers on this topic

      Sage

      Keep your database and application in different servers.
      Install Microsoft Office on your application server so you can use some of the data analysis tools in Sage.
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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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      Sage

      500 seems much smoother at handling some of the basic accounting tasks, for example both issuing and later reconciling checks in Dynamics AX seems a little tedious.
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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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      Sage

      • Positive: The program allows for a lot of data entry and splitting of information. It has the capability of replacing multiple programs and therefore saving cost.
      • Negative: The modules are cumbersome and not user friendly at all. As a result not many user are comfortable using it. This means that the program is not being used to its capacity.
      • Negative: Although the program has the capacity to be great, the user interface destroys that potential. Sage needs to seriously work on their program to simplify it. It's as if it still uses Command-line entries from 1995. Needs to be updated ASAP.
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