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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

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

Customization

Accounting Seed
8.5
Sparkrock
3.6
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
8.5
Sparkrock
2.7
Plug-ins
Accounting Seed
Sparkrock
4.5

Security

Accounting Seed
9.0
Sparkrock
7.2
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sparkrock
7.1
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sparkrock
7.2

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
7.3
Sparkrock
7.1
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
7.7
Sparkrock
7.1
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
7.0
Sparkrock
6.6
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.3
Sparkrock
7.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
8.5
Sparkrock
7.8
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
8.5
Sparkrock
8.9
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
8.5
Sparkrock
7.8
Cash management
Accounting Seed
8.3
Sparkrock
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
8.5
Sparkrock
Expense management
Accounting Seed
7.6
Sparkrock
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.1
Sparkrock
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
8.0
Sparkrock
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sparkrock
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
8.5
Sparkrock
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
8.0
Sparkrock
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
8.0
Sparkrock
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
8.5
Sparkrock
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.5
Sparkrock
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.1
Sparkrock
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
8.8
Sparkrock
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.0
Sparkrock
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.4
Sparkrock
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sparkrock
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.0
Sparkrock

Payroll Management

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

Inventory Management

Accounting Seed
Sparkrock
7.3
Inventory tracking
Accounting Seed
Sparkrock
7.3

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

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

  • 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

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

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

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

  • 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

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

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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*

* per installation

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed
8.5
Sparkrock
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed
Sparkrock
9.1

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