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Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed

The ability to see detail in the data is second to none. The ability to tie into the same data base as other salesforce products is huge. I do believe you need an on site expert. I have found my staff hesitant to "explore" the world outside of their routine. There are certain functions - like accounts payable - that are very similar no matter what program you buy, but it would be helpful if Accounting Seed put together some "Best Practices Procedures" for the A/P person to review and teach themselves. As the manager, it should not be up to me to have to retrain every person that steps into the position from scratch. How much nicer it would be to have something in the knowledge base or in the Accounting Home page that would direct new hires!
Gayle Ulrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

Do you plan on going public at some point? If so, this may not be the best solution for you
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Accounting Seed
8.5
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
8.5
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Plug-ins
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Security

Accounting Seed
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.3
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.5

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
7.3
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
7.7
SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
7.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.3
SAP Business ByDesign
9.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
8.5
SAP Business ByDesign
8.6
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
8.5
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
8.5
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Cash management
Accounting Seed
8.3
SAP Business ByDesign
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
8.5
SAP Business ByDesign
Expense management
Accounting Seed
7.6
SAP Business ByDesign
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.1
SAP Business ByDesign
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
8.5
SAP Business ByDesign
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
8.5
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.5
SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.1
SAP Business ByDesign
8.1
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
8.8
SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.4
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Payroll Management

Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.4
Benefit plan administration
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
4.5
Direct deposit files
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Salary revision and increment management
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Reimbursement management
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0

Inventory Management

Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Inventory tracking
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Automatic reordering
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Location management
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Manufacturing module
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Order Management

Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.4
Pricing
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Order entry
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Credit card processing
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
4.5
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Order Orchestration
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
End-to-end order visibility
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Order exception Resolution
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Automated Invoice Processing
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Shared Services Payments
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Billings Management
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
Customer Receipt Applications
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Customer Collections
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Revenue Recognition
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Cash Management
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Asset Management
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Travel & Expense Management
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Period Close
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Transactions Tax
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Project Financial Management

Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Budgeting and Forecasting
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Project Costing
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Cost Capture
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Capital Project Management
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Customer Invoicing
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Project Financials Dashboard
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Project Planning Collaboration
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Project Execution Management

Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.3
Project Planning and Scheduling
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Project Manager Dashboard
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Team Member Task Collaboration
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Grants Management

Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Award Lifecycle Management
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Spending Control
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Billing
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0

Procurement

Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Sourcing Analysis
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Invoice Automated Matching
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Spend Compliance Management
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Supplier Management
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Logistics

Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Inventory Visibility
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Warehouse Workforce Management
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Manufacturing

Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.9
Production Process Design
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Production Management
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Configuration Management
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Work Definition
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Work Execution
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Advanced Fulfillment
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Manufacturing Costs
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Supply Chain

Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
Forecasting
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Inventory Planning
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Performance Monitoring
Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Pros

Accounting Seed

  • Ability to create custom reports on the fly.
  • Sharing/flowing information across Salesforce project pages.
  • My favorite, saving tons of time by having all information in one location, not having to stop and compare Salesforce reports to a separate accounting program reports.
Pamela White | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

  • I like the ease of use and the implementation methodology.
  • With SAP Business ByDesign you can integrate other systems with Web Services, and data technology to get information easy and fast.
  • SAP Business ByDesign includes an Analytics Module to create new reports in regards to your needs.
Henry Winchonlong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Accounting Seed

  • Most accounting systems have a number of canned reports included with the system. Accounting Seed has a few limited canned reports. These have grown over the past three years.
  • Though using the Salesforce reporting feature makes reporting easy, you are limited by what the Salesforce reporting system can do.
  • Budgeting is connected to project tasks rather than general ledger accounts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

  • Time off request could be better. Right now, there is no option for sick time
  • It crashes often
  • Customization could be better
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 9.0
Based on 3 answers
SAP BYD work centers are consistent and easy to navigate once you understand one work center. The document flow tab that is in each window allows one to see all related transactions. Document flow is important because one is able to see the flow of transactions and can therefore reverse transactions by following the document flow in reverse. It is possible to group items in each overview screen to see what items are open. The system is working as hoped.
Larry Peck, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Because SAP Business ByDesign allows us to improve our work, reduce the operational steps, implement audit controls, allows us found standard reports or it allows us to create new ones if you need more than the exists are enough for your work or your needs. Overall, SAP Business ByDesign allows us to standardize our operations, enhance our work, improve our skills, work over a web environment or mobile interface.
Henry Winchonlong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The Business ByDesign support is stablished since you contract the service with SAP. SAP resolves according to the service level agreement. Currently, we continue with the service and we are using the support channels available. We are receiving the support. The SAP support gets an incident and after that, they contact us to resolve the incident, if necessary, they set the meeting to understand it or we explain the incident
Henry Winchonlong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I recommend implementing all workshops during the ERP selection that you need to know very well about the ERP software. It allows us to gather information to accurate the plan of the project implementation. Additionally, we must reach the high-level commitment to achieve the main goals, to define the RACI matrix and communicate to all project stakeholders.
Henry Winchonlong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Accounting Seed

Much easier to have accounting software be native to Salesforce. That's the main reason we went with Accounting Seed and are happy to have made that decision. We also love the customization abilities - just as easy as adding any field in Salesforce.
David Jacoby | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

ByDesign stacks up well against the competition. Companies that do multiple things are usually the best fit (manufacturing, distribution, and service). The more 'modules' used, the fewer competitors will be able to meet the company's needs. It is not inexpensive, but if the needs of the company have the complexity from either a global perspective and need localizations and foreign currency, or a volume perspective and need resources greater than what can be easily housed on-premise, ByDesign should be a top consideration.
Brandon Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Accounting Seed

  • We are too soon into the process to answer this. Our year end is June 30 and our audit will take place in July and August, with completion in October. I am very happy with the program and look forward to the next year being more efficient with my time, but I cannot determine an ROI benefit at this point.
Gayle Ulrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

  • Positive - Access to the real-time reporting allowing for faster decision making especially when fixed price projects are heading into an over budget position.
  • Positive - Complex KPI can now be tracked and as a consequence intensive plans can be made to capitalise on this level of reporting. Staff also have clear visibility over their own performance.
  • Negative - We are a bit on the small side at 30 employees for a ByD solution so it was relatively expensive for us. It would be a much better value preposition above 50 employees.
Rod Taubman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Accounting Seed

General

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

SAP Business ByDesign

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed
8.5
SAP Business ByDesign
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Usability

Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Support Rating

Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

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