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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

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

Sparkrock

Altus Dynamics CRM is a fabulous tool that meets our needs. Where we identify gaps, we can quickly and easily configure the system to meet those needs. Altus Dynamics as a partner were excellent at helping us get the system set up initially to meet our needs, though the lack of function specific training meant that we had to ensure resources on our end to learn through some trial and error at times. That said, Dynamics CRM resources are bountiful on the internet through community forums and groups and questions can often be solved within minutes of searching for the item.
Malcolm McAuley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
Sparkrock
7.7
Pay calculation
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sparkrock
7.4
Benefit plan administration
Accounting Seed
10.0
Sparkrock
7.3
Direct deposit files
Accounting Seed
10.0
Sparkrock
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sparkrock
7.4
Reimbursement management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sparkrock
7.4

Customization

Accounting Seed
9.5
Sparkrock
3.6
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
9.4
Sparkrock
2.7
Plug-ins
Accounting Seed
9.5
Sparkrock
4.5

Security

Accounting Seed
9.4
Sparkrock
7.2
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.4
Sparkrock
7.1
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.4
Sparkrock
7.2

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
8.0
Sparkrock
7.1
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
8.3
Sparkrock
7.1
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
8.0
Sparkrock
6.6
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.7
Sparkrock
7.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
9.3
Sparkrock
7.8
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
8.9
Sparkrock
8.9
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
8.8
Sparkrock
7.8
Cash management
Accounting Seed
9.6
Sparkrock
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
9.2
Sparkrock
Expense management
Accounting Seed
9.2
Sparkrock
Time tracking
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sparkrock
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sparkrock
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
9.5
Sparkrock
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.4
Sparkrock
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sparkrock
Electronic tax filing
Accounting Seed
10.0
Sparkrock
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
8.7
Sparkrock
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
10.0
Sparkrock
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
9.8
Sparkrock
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.4
Sparkrock
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.7
Sparkrock
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
9.2
Sparkrock
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.3
Sparkrock
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.5
Sparkrock
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.5
Sparkrock
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.4
Sparkrock

Inventory Management

Accounting Seed
9.0
Sparkrock
7.3
Inventory tracking
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sparkrock
7.3
Automatic reordering
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sparkrock
Location management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sparkrock
Manufacturing module
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sparkrock

Order Management

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

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

Sparkrock

  • Integrates finance with payroll. Many solutions still run these as separate functions and this was one of the deciding factors for King's when purchasing Microsoft NAV in 2005.
  • Altus has added an employee web app that seamlessly connects the outside 'users' to the information they require.
  • HR position management has taken the many details of an employee in this environment and allowed each position to be tracked individually.
Phyllis Fidler | 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

Sparkrock

  • Building in additional training support for end users as part of an implementation or upgrade.
  • Sharing of best practices amongst like minded organizations and creating system and or reporting standardizations where possible.
  • It would be great to see a "cashless schools" module as part of the product which integrates into the financial system!
Alecia Lantz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sparkrock

Sparkrock 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We are already scheduled for our upgrade to NAV 2016 beginning in May 2016.
Phyllis Fidler | 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

Sparkrock

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

Sparkrock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sparkrock

We came from a product that was specific to our industry. It was old, tired and did not do many of the things the Altus Dynamics solution does. The only other product that we seriously considered was Microsoft Dynamics GP, however our finance team felt that product was too light for our needs and growth
Shaun Sinden | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Accounting Seed

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

Sparkrock

  • In some cases the system has helped bring efficiencies to our world. The workflow capabilities of Dynamics CRM are extremely functional and helpful.
  • The learning curve can be challenging for some. Those that are overwhelmed by technology in general can struggle with understanding how the system works and where to find what they need.
Malcolm McAuley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Accounting Seed

Pricing Details

Accounting Seed

General

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

Sparkrock

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$50,000

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed
9.5
Sparkrock
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed
Sparkrock
9.1

Usability

Accounting Seed
9.0
Sparkrock

Support Rating

Accounting Seed
9.5
Sparkrock

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