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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

Sage 500

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
Sage 500
7.4
Pay calculation
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sage 500
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Accounting Seed
10.0
Sage 500
6.0
Direct deposit files
Accounting Seed
10.0
Sage 500
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sage 500
8.0
Reimbursement management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sage 500
5.0

Customization

Accounting Seed
9.5
Sage 500
4.5
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
9.4
Sage 500
7.0
Plug-ins
Accounting Seed
9.5
Sage 500
2.0

Security

Accounting Seed
9.4
Sage 500
5.0
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.4
Sage 500
2.0
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.4
Sage 500
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
8.0
Sage 500
8.3
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
8.2
Sage 500
8.0
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
8.0
Sage 500
7.0
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.7
Sage 500
10.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
9.3
Sage 500
6.6
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
8.9
Sage 500
7.0
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
8.8
Sage 500
7.0
Cash management
Accounting Seed
9.5
Sage 500
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
9.2
Sage 500
Expense management
Accounting Seed
9.2
Sage 500
Time tracking
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sage 500
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sage 500
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
9.5
Sage 500
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.4
Sage 500
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sage 500
Electronic tax filing
Accounting Seed
10.0
Sage 500
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
8.7
Sage 500
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
10.0
Sage 500
2.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
9.8
Sage 500
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.4
Sage 500
5.0
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.7
Sage 500
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
9.2
Sage 500
6.0
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.2
Sage 500
5.0
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.5
Sage 500
8.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.5
Sage 500
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.4
Sage 500
6.0

Inventory Management

Accounting Seed
9.0
Sage 500
6.5
Inventory tracking
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sage 500
9.0
Automatic reordering
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sage 500
3.0
Location management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sage 500
8.0
Manufacturing module
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sage 500
6.0

Order Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
Sage 500
8.2
Pricing
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sage 500
8.2
Order entry
Accounting Seed
10.0
Sage 500
8.2
Credit card processing
Accounting Seed
10.0
Sage 500
8.2
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Seed
10.0
Sage 500
8.2
Order Orchestration
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sage 500
End-to-end order visibility
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sage 500
Order exception Resolution
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sage 500

Subledger and Financial Process

Accounting Seed
Sage 500
5.4
Automated Invoice Processing
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
6.0
Shared Services Payments
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
4.0
Billings Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
8.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
4.0
Revenue Recognition
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
8.0
Cash Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
6.0
Asset Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
7.0
Travel & Expense Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
8.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
2.0
Period Close
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
5.0
Transactions Tax
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
3.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
2.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
7.0

Project Financial Management

Accounting Seed
Sage 500
6.9
Budgeting and Forecasting
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
1.0
Project Costing
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
3.0
Cost Capture
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
8.0
Capital Project Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
9.0
Customer Invoicing
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
8.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
9.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
9.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
7.0
Project Financials Dashboard
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
8.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
7.0

Project Execution Management

Accounting Seed
Sage 500
4.5
Project Manager Dashboard
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
8.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
7.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
7.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
5.0
Team Member Task Collaboration
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
5.0
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
4.0
Project Candidate Search
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
4.0
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
2.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
2.0
Absence Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
4.0
Product Lifecycle Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
2.0

Grants Management

Accounting Seed
Sage 500
7.5
Award Lifecycle Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
6.0
Spending Control
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
8.0
Indirect Cost Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
8.0
Billing
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
8.0

Procurement

Accounting Seed
Sage 500
6.0
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
2.0
Sourcing Analysis
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
2.0
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
2.0
Contract Authoring
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
8.0
Contract Compliance Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
4.0
Contract History
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
8.0
Contract Renewal Automation
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
8.0
Contract Repository
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
10.0
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
9.0
Electronic Signatures
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
9.0
Invoice Automated Matching
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
9.0
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
6.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
8.0
Spend Compliance Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
5.0
Supplier Assessment
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
3.0
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
5.0
Supplier Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
4.0

Risk Management

Accounting Seed
Sage 500
4.3
Risk Repository
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
3.0
Control Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
7.0
Control Mapping
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
2.0
Control Efficiency Assessments
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
4.0
Automated Control Assessments
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
6.0
Assessment Capture
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
2.0
Automatic Notification
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
7.0
Remediation and Certification
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
3.0

Supply Chain

Accounting Seed
Sage 500
1.3
Forecasting
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
1.0
Inventory Planning
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
2.0
Performance Monitoring
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
1.0

Product Lifecycle Management

Accounting Seed
Sage 500
5.3
Ideation Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
2.0
Requirements Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
7.0
Proposal Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
7.0
Innovation Portfolio Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
4.0
Product Master Data Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
4.0
Project Portfolio Management
Accounting Seed
Sage 500
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

Sage 500

  • 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.
J. Mickey Merguerian | 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

Sage 500

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage 500

Sage 500 6.3
Based on 2 answers
It's too pricey for our size of company.
Lisa Kuta | 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

Sage 500

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sage 500

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage 500

Sage 500 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training courses are not up to date. We experienced technical issues with two of the classes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage 500

Sage 500 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | 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

Sage 500

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Accounting Seed

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

Sage 500

  • 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.
J. Mickey Merguerian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Accounting Seed

Sage 500

Pricing Details

Accounting Seed

General

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

Sage 500

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
Sage 500
2.0

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed
Sage 500
6.3

Usability

Accounting Seed
9.0
Sage 500

Support Rating

Accounting Seed
9.5
Sage 500

Online Training

Accounting Seed
Sage 500
6.0

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed
Sage 500
8.0

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