Accounting Seed vs. Sage 50cloud Accounting

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Accounting Seed
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Accounting Seed is accounting software that is native to Salesforce.N/A
Sage 50cloud Accounting
Score 8.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Sage 50cloud Accounting (formerly Sage 50 Accounting) is accounting software designed for small businesses. Sage 50cloud Accounting (formerly Sage 50, and formerly Peachtree) lets businesses invoice customers, pay bills, manage inventory, control costs, and pay employees. The solution includes high-level dashboards and in-depth reports.
$299
per year
Pricing
Accounting SeedSage 50cloud Accounting
Editions & Modules
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Sage 50 Pro Accounting
$299
per year
Sage 50 Premium Accounting
$449
per year
Sage 50 Quantum Accounting 3 User
Starting at $1,499
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Accounting SeedSage 50cloud Accounting
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing starts at $3,960/year.Annual traditional plan with license, monthly, and annual subscription plans available.
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Features
Accounting SeedSage 50cloud Accounting
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.1
2 Ratings
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.5
12 Ratings
Pay calculation8.42 Ratings7.012 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.82 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.42 Ratings4.99 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.02 Ratings6.911 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.62 Ratings6.911 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.7
4 Ratings
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.2
9 Ratings
API for custom integration9.74 Ratings9.57 Ratings
Plug-ins9.73 Ratings5.08 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.7
4 Ratings
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
18 Ratings
Single sign-on capability9.74 Ratings8.116 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.74 Ratings9.916 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
8.9
6 Ratings
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.5
19 Ratings
Dashboards9.65 Ratings6.118 Ratings
Standard reports8.56 Ratings7.119 Ratings
Custom reports8.66 Ratings3.218 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.1
6 Ratings
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.3
22 Ratings
Accounts payable9.56 Ratings8.521 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.64 Ratings8.520 Ratings
Cash management9.55 Ratings8.520 Ratings
Bank reconciliation8.96 Ratings9.920 Ratings
Expense management9.65 Ratings8.020 Ratings
Time tracking9.62 Ratings7.911 Ratings
Fixed asset management9.63 Ratings7.812 Ratings
Multi-currency support7.73 Ratings6.98 Ratings
Multi-division support8.74 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Regulations compliance7.83 Ratings7.48 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.82 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Self-service portal9.63 Ratings3.46 Ratings
Global Financial Support10.03 Ratings3.43 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.04 Ratings4.63 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting9.24 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Localizations10.03 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.66 Ratings7.19 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting6.54 Ratings7.44 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.75 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework9.23 Ratings7.42 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.24 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.0
2 Ratings
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.2
14 Ratings
Inventory tracking9.62 Ratings6.114 Ratings
Automatic reordering9.62 Ratings6.58 Ratings
Location management9.62 Ratings6.85 Ratings
Manufacturing module7.32 Ratings5.26 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Accounting Seed
9.4
2 Ratings
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.2
15 Ratings
Pricing9.62 Ratings7.012 Ratings
Order entry10.02 Ratings7.014 Ratings
Credit card processing10.02 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.02 Ratings3.213 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.62 Ratings3.83 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility7.32 Ratings3.83 Ratings
Order exception Resolution9.62 Ratings3.83 Ratings
User Ratings
Accounting SeedSage 50cloud Accounting
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(6 ratings)
8.9
(32 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(12 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(3 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
7.0
(8 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Accounting SeedSage 50cloud Accounting
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 is great for portability and exchange with external accountants as it is widely used and people will be able to read your data in. It's a very good and complete solution for a little business where one person can handle all of the accounting. I doubt that it scales well to large companies with several in-house accountants working at the same time.
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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
  • It has the capability of "Single Click" processes that allows you to turn Quotes into orders, instant invoicing and track A/R in the Order Screen
  • I can email Sales Orders directly to my Customer and also remind them of past due from a single screen. I can track Project, Closeouts, Over Seas order by setting up Jobs and clicking the job name in Order Entry.
  • You can use recurring entries and copy and paste on the P&L, using masking for department reporting and budgeting
  • You can use the BI feature and export into Excel in Pivot format and utilize Timeline and Slicer to see the company overall performance by months, day or years
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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
  • Sage 50 could use some improvement in the Invoicing Module to allow for more flexibility in the design of the Invoice fields. The report customization tools could use some upgrading for easier use.
  • Fixed assets management module needs to be included with unlimited number of fixed assets.
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Likelihood to Renew
Accounting Seed
No answers on this topic
Sage
I use this rating simply because I have a thriving Sage 50 consulting practice and will continue to keep my expertise in the product. I have consulted on both Sage 50 and QuickBooks for over 25 years so I have to maintain expertise in the solution as well as accounting and verticals.
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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
Its pretty stable and doesn't have changes very frequently. Upgrades are good, but not the ones that need a user manual when done every time
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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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Sage
Although I have only needed to call tech support on three occasions through out the entire time of usage, each time my problem was quickly resolved by people who were obviously well trained and easy to understand. Sage 50 Premium Accounting is a reliable and "bug-free" product that is regularly improved upon.
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Implementation Rating
Accounting Seed
No answers on this topic
Sage
Sage 50 is a strong accounting software package. It will work efficiently if it is installed correctly. If one puts garbage in, one will get garbage out. Also it is important to train the staff to use Sage 50 properly. It is also important to set up security for each user.
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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
As we did the conversion almost 10 years ago it is hard to answer this question. At the time it was the ease of being able to produce both cash and accrual financial statements and reporting that led us to pick Sage
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Scalability
Accounting Seed
No answers on this topic
Sage
I define scalable from two perspectives; 1) the scalability to handle more bookkeepers/accountants using the product, and 2) the scalability to handle increasing customer/vendor/employee and transactional data. Sage 50 does a good job on both fronts. From the single users operating a micro-business accounting for customer invoices and bill payments only, to the multi-staff, multi-location, multi-departmental complex transactional operation. Although Sage 50 is quite expensive for that smallest user, it is quite inexpensive for the larger business entity. So, for the new enterprise expecting rapid growth, Sage 50 is the application of choice.
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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
  • Sage definitely needs to do a better job with customer service. I have had to use them only a handful of times and it was not a great experience but not the worse I've seen. They didn't make us a priority and I felt that they didn't have a sense of urgency. They did address my lack of satisfaction and I can see that they are at least aware of the issues and they are trying to correct them.
  • Sage is exactly what we need in my current organization and I wouldn't change it for another system. I have used quite a few in my lifetime and I would say that it fits our needs.
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