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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • Accounting Seed ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Payroll Management, Customization, Security, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Order Management
  • SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Reporting & Analytics, Inventory Management

Payroll Management

9.1

Accounting Seed

91%
8.4

SAP Business ByDesign

84%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 3/5 features

Pay calculation

8.4
84%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

9.4
94%
2 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Reimbursement management

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Customization

9.6

Accounting Seed

96%
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Plug-ins

9.6
96%
3 Ratings
9.2
92%
5 Ratings

Security

9.6

Accounting Seed

96%
9.3

SAP Business ByDesign

93%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
9.6
96%
5 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.8

Accounting Seed

88%
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

9.5
95%
5 Ratings
8.8
88%
5 Ratings

Standard reports

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
9.2
92%
5 Ratings

Custom reports

8.5
85%
6 Ratings
9.6
96%
5 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

9.1

Accounting Seed

91%
8.7

SAP Business ByDesign

87%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 18/21 features

Accounts payable

9.4
94%
6 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.5
95%
4 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Cash management

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

8.9
89%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Expense management

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Time tracking

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Fixed asset management

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-currency support

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-division support

8.8
88%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Regulations compliance

7.9
79%
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
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Localizations

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
8.4
84%
3 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

9.6
96%
6 Ratings
8.8
88%
2 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

6.8
68%
4 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

8.8
88%
5 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

9.2
92%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

9.0

Accounting Seed

90%
9.1

SAP Business ByDesign

91%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/4 features

Inventory tracking

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Automatic reordering

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Location management

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Manufacturing module

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Order Management

9.4

Accounting Seed

94%
8.5

SAP Business ByDesign

85%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 6/7 features

Pricing

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Order entry

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Credit card processing

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Order Orchestration

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 13/13 features

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Shared Services Payments

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Financial Management

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 12/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Embedded Business Intelligence

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Planning Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Execution Management

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

SAP Business ByDesign

83%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 7/7 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Task Insight for Project Managers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Team Member Task Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Real-Time Project Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Grants Management

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

SAP Business ByDesign

100%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 3/3 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Billing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Procurement

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

80%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 6/6 features

Sourcing Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Bids Analyzed and Compared

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Invoice Automated Matching

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Spend Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Supplier Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Logistics

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 2/2 features

Inventory Visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Warehouse Workforce Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Production Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Configuration Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Work Definition

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Work Execution

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Supply Chain

Accounting Seed

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.6

SAP Business ByDesign

86%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Inventory Planning

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Accounting Seed is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
  • SAP Business ByDesign is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Accounting Seed

87%
6 Ratings
9.6

SAP Business ByDesign

96%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
3 Ratings

Usability

8.9

Accounting Seed

89%
3 Ratings
8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.3

Accounting Seed

83%
3 Ratings
9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

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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SAP

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

  • 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.
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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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SAP

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

    SAP Business ByDesign

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SAP Business ByDesign editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      SAP Business ByDesign is available for a monthly software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription, based on a base package, user types, and number of users.

      Likelihood to Renew

      Accounting Seed

      No answers on this topic

      SAP

      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.
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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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      SAP

      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.
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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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      SAP

      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
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      Implementation Rating

      Accounting Seed

      No answers on this topic

      SAP

      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.
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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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      SAP

      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.
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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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      SAP

      • 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.
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