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Score 8.9 out of 100

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Accounting Seed ranks higher in 7 feature sets: Payroll Management, Customization, Security, Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management, Order Management

Payroll Management

9.1

Accounting Seed

91%
8.3

Xero

83%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
64 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
23 Ratings

Direct deposit files

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
49 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
41 Ratings

Reimbursement management

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
7.6
76%
54 Ratings

Customization

9.6

Accounting Seed

96%
7.7

Xero

77%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
7.3
73%
78 Ratings

Plug-ins

9.6
96%
3 Ratings
8.2
82%
85 Ratings

Security

9.6

Accounting Seed

96%
8.6

Xero

86%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
8.9
89%
72 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
8.4
84%
114 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.8

Accounting Seed

88%
8.2

Xero

82%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

9.5
95%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
129 Ratings

Standard reports

8.3
83%
6 Ratings
8.7
87%
132 Ratings

Custom reports

8.5
85%
6 Ratings
7.9
79%
121 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

9.1

Accounting Seed

91%
8.1

Xero

81%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 18/21 features

Accounts payable

9.4
94%
6 Ratings
8.7
87%
130 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.5
95%
4 Ratings
8.7
87%
131 Ratings

Cash management

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
8.1
81%
121 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

8.9
89%
6 Ratings
8.9
89%
137 Ratings

Expense management

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
8.1
81%
125 Ratings

Time tracking

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
6.9
69%
42 Ratings

Fixed asset management

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
7.2
72%
86 Ratings

Multi-currency support

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
8.2
82%
82 Ratings

Multi-division support

8.8
88%
4 Ratings
7.7
77%
74 Ratings

Regulations compliance

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
67 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
8.3
83%
65 Ratings

Self-service portal

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
7.7
77%
80 Ratings

Global Financial Support

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
8.2
82%
36 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
7.7
77%
34 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
7.4
74%
40 Ratings

Localizations

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
8.2
82%
40 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

9.6
96%
6 Ratings
8.7
87%
89 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

6.8
68%
4 Ratings
7.4
74%
33 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

8.8
88%
5 Ratings
8.3
83%
59 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

9.2
92%
3 Ratings
8.2
82%
33 Ratings

Standardized Processes

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
8.5
85%
59 Ratings

Inventory Management

9.0

Accounting Seed

90%
6.9

Xero

69%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
6.1
61%
60 Ratings

Automatic reordering

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
7.4
74%
24 Ratings

Location management

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
7.8
78%
29 Ratings

Manufacturing module

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
6.4
64%
16 Ratings

Order Management

9.4

Accounting Seed

94%
7.7

Xero

77%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
7.2
72%
61 Ratings

Order entry

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
7.9
79%
56 Ratings

Credit card processing

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.6
86%
57 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
65 Ratings

Order Orchestration

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
7.4
74%
21 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
7.4
74%
24 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
7.6
76%
17 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Accounting Seed is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Xero is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Accounting Seed and Xero are tied in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Accounting Seed

87%
6 Ratings
8.9

Xero

89%
155 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4

Xero

94%
29 Ratings

Usability

8.9

Accounting Seed

89%
3 Ratings
8.9

Xero

89%
80 Ratings

Availability

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Xero

90%
20 Ratings

Performance

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Xero

100%
16 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

Accounting Seed

84%
3 Ratings
7.5

Xero

75%
37 Ratings

In-Person Training

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Xero

91%
1 Rating

Online Training

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Xero

100%
5 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

Xero

95%
18 Ratings

Configurability

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Xero

90%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9

Xero

79%
56 Ratings

Product Scalability

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Xero

100%
6 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Xero

90%
2 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Accounting Seed

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Xero

100%
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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Xero

Xero is a 10-point software since it streamlines accounting and financial processes with great agility, generating immediate productivity. I recommend using all its features since, from creating reports to paying bills, the whole process is easy and does not require much knowledge. We can use it remotely with our phones and still build fluidity, plus it can be integrated with Salesforce, building even more power for short-term results.
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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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Xero

  • Reporting (customizing look and contents and the ability to add multiple comparative periods is brilliant and not found in many other competitors.
  • Bank feeds. The way they organize bank feed and subsequent matching or coding is very user-friendly for non-accountants and fast for accountants.
  • Can file VAT returns and is MTD compliant in UK.
  • Customer support has been helpful (at least in my experience).
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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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Xero

  • Overall it is a great platform and quite comprehensive for US based users.
  • However, if we focus on multinational companies that want to integrate the information of different companies in several countries within the same solution, we find the need to carry out reports outside the platform to provide the accounting structure and compliance necessary in countries outside the US.
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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.

    Xero

    Starting Price

    $11 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Xero editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Early111
    Growing322
    Established623

    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per month
    3. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Accounting Seed

    No answers on this topic

    Xero

    In addition to the matters covered in this review, my reason for renewing this product is that Xero's functionality and the constant updates that the company provides, makes the software even more business friendly. The software therefore builds a brand loyalty among customers.
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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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    Xero

    It has deep functionality, and it's easy to use for invoicing, quoting, financial reporting, and customer management. This product manages financial information for small business owners in a unique way. The phone interface is really good as well-meaning I can keep on top of the finances on my phone and feel confident about the financial decisions I'm making.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Accounting Seed

    No answers on this topic

    Xero

    We have been actively using and 100% Xero based for our ecommerce accounting practice for over 4 years. There has on been one real outage for more than 5 minutes. Xero was open and transparent about the outage, what they were doing to resolve the issue, and provided 15 minute updates. Showing how they care about their customers and partners. Plus, showing that their customers care too, were understanding, and went surfing or in our case took a nap. Couldn't run our business without Xero as a partner.
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    Performance

    Accounting Seed

    No answers on this topic

    Xero

    Pages generally load quickly, but it's a fairly common occurrence to have pages taking a bit longer than I'd like to load (as in, 4+ seconds). Occasionally I have to refresh a page to get it to work. Bank feed and integrations tend to be slow in general, but that could easily be due to API latency on the side of the other parties. Most of the time, though, the bank feeds refresh before I login so it's not a huge problem. Not necessarily good performance compared to a local app like QuickBooks desktop, but definitely good performance for a cloud application. Room for growth? yes.
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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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    Xero

    Support has always been responsive and quickly resolved any questions I have. The only reason I don't give full points is because there's no way to call for immediate help. I'm fine with this because I don't need it badly enough to pay for it
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    In-Person Training

    Accounting Seed

    No answers on this topic

    Xero

    The format was great; someone was there to ask questions or help if you were stuck.
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    Online Training

    Accounting Seed

    No answers on this topic

    Xero

    All of Xero's training is online and available for anyone (business owner or accountants) to learn and become experts in their system. There is a range of content from product training to real world webinars from their partners. Xero is beautiful accounting software and their training is the same.
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    Implementation Rating

    Accounting Seed

    No answers on this topic

    Xero

    If it can be done, time the implementation near a new fiscal year so you can start clean. Otherwise, you have to go back and do historical data from the beginning of the fiscal year, which can be brain draining.
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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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    Xero

    Solely the ease of use. This has saved me so much time on day-to-day tracking it is astonishing. Not only does it make it super easy to send invoices, but it also makes it easy to print invoices off, eases the process of partial payments, and keeps good track of all notes made to the account.
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    Scalability

    Accounting Seed

    No answers on this topic

    Xero

    I have yet to fully stress test the product given the size of the company where I am using it. I am sure as we scale to more customers, more vendors and more reporting requirements, I will have a better understanding of what it is capable of in terms of bandwidth and processing
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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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    Xero

    • Xero helps to [minimize] payroll errors, saving the business money[.]
    • Tracking cost of goods is very easy which means that controlling expenses is easy[.]
    • It's extremely easy to pull up all key financial data to get both broad and specific snapshots of the business's financial health[.]
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