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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

Xero

Xero is great for small businesses who don't need a lot of complex features, or who will be managing accounting internally. It has robust integration capability that can grow with you (more so than, say FreshBooks), but won't break the bank. It's not as well suited for larger organizations or those with more complex reporting needs. For example, I acquired another business several years ago, and needed to pull quarterly reports of income from specific clients in order to calculate my pay-out for that quarter. I did that in QBO fairly easily, and had a saved template that I could use to generate it. Luckily I made the switch to Xero after the final pay-out because it would be very difficult to generate such a report now, since there aren't any report filters where you can select only specific customers from your contact list. Xero does support customized report templates that can be saved, the filtering options are just very limited. Essentially, you have to export all of the data to a CSV and then manipulate the spreadsheet locally.
Jennifer Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Accounting Seed
8.5
Xero
7.4
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
8.5
Xero
7.1
Plug-ins
Accounting Seed
Xero
7.7

Security

Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
8.6
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
8.4
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
8.9

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
7.3
Xero
8.3
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
7.7
Xero
8.5
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
7.0
Xero
8.6
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.3
Xero
7.7

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
8.5
Xero
8.1
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
8.5
Xero
8.9
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
8.5
Xero
8.8
Cash management
Accounting Seed
8.3
Xero
8.2
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
8.5
Xero
8.7
Expense management
Accounting Seed
7.6
Xero
8.7
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.1
Xero
8.6
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
8.0
Xero
8.5
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
7.9
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
8.5
Xero
8.5
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
8.0
Xero
8.4
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
8.0
Xero
6.8
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
8.5
Xero
8.6
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.5
Xero
8.2
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.1
Xero
6.8
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
8.8
Xero
8.9
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.0
Xero
8.0
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.4
Xero
8.7
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
7.5
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
8.1
Time tracking
Accounting Seed
Xero
6.2
Electronic tax filing
Accounting Seed
Xero
7.5

Payroll Management

Accounting Seed
Xero
6.9
Pay calculation
Accounting Seed
Xero
8.6
Benefit plan administration
Accounting Seed
Xero
6.4
Direct deposit files
Accounting Seed
Xero
7.2
Salary revision and increment management
Accounting Seed
Xero
5.7
Reimbursement management
Accounting Seed
Xero
6.7

Inventory Management

Accounting Seed
Xero
6.7
Inventory tracking
Accounting Seed
Xero
7.0
Automatic reordering
Accounting Seed
Xero
7.1
Location management
Accounting Seed
Xero
7.1
Manufacturing module
Accounting Seed
Xero
5.5

Order Management

Accounting Seed
Xero
8.3
Pricing
Accounting Seed
Xero
7.5
Order entry
Accounting Seed
Xero
8.8
Credit card processing
Accounting Seed
Xero
8.3
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Seed
Xero
8.4
Order Orchestration
Accounting Seed
Xero
8.6
End-to-end order visibility
Accounting Seed
Xero
8.3
Order exception Resolution
Accounting Seed
Xero
8.2

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

Xero

  • Xero makes reconciliation incredibly easy. It remembers how we reconciled a particular transaction last time and you can set up rules to auto code transactions so all you need to do is press OK. This makes keeping track of sales tax pretty simple too.
  • Reporting is a breeze, as long as you code all your transactions correctly it takes seconds to bring up a balance sheet, Profit & Loss and many other types of reports. It also allows for all kinds of custom layouts and exports.
  • Once your templates are set up with all the relevant information, sending invoices is simple and fast. It's also easy to track different line items on your invoice, say your keeping track of a project which is only part of the full invoice and is necessarily a specific line item, tracking codes make that very easy.
Malcolm Colman-Shearer | 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

Xero

  • Using an accounting system in a web browser versus a standalone app can be a little clunky when it comes to navigation or having multiple windows open at once. This is more a function of using a web browser then a knock against xero itself. For us this is just a minor annoyance having come from a desktop based system before.
Patrick Cranston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 5.3
Based on 26 answers
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.
Sarang Mandke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 8.4
Based on 20 answers
It simply is incredibly usable with excellent drill down features. The dashboard is highly configurable. Transactions are now even easier to find with the new Global Search feature. Documents can be attached to transactions. We use Bills Entryless to transfer documents to Xero without keying the data. Visibility to reports (the old style takes seconds). The newer reports are more RAM hungry so there can be a 10 second or so lag while the report is compiled. Usually old style reports deliver what our clients need in a flash
John Cotter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 9.0
Based on 10 answers
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.
Scott Scharf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 10.0
Based on 8 answers
In 3 years of use, I've only broken the system once. And that was for 30 seconds.
Dan Schmidt, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 1.2
Based on 15 answers
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
Dave Olsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 10.0
Based on 5 answers
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.
Scott Scharf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 9.5
Based on 9 answers
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.
Andre Yeu | 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

Xero

Xero was the easiest to use and most cost effective of all the solutions we evaluated during the procurement process. We spoke to other similar sized businesses and they highly recommended using Xero. We liked the fact it's a cloud based system meaning we can access the system and data remotely. It integrates with our recurring billing platform and our bank.
Graham Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 10.0
Based on 6 answers
After 4 years I cannot remember a single moment of downtime. Outstanding reliability!
Doug Fish | 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

Xero

  • Demand for Xero trained accountants and bookkeepers has been key to our growth. Our business was started on Xero and has benefited greatly from interest in Xero from customers dissatisfied with QuickBooks.
  • The practice management tools provided by Xero make it easy to delegate and restrict access to client files to only the staff who need to have access. This increases efficiency and security.
  • Xero's support for accounting firms is great. We have a dedicated account rep who can step in and get problems solved for us very quickly.
Blake Oliver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Accounting Seed

Xero

Pricing Details

Accounting Seed

General

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

Xero

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed
8.5
Xero
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed
Xero
5.3

Usability

Accounting Seed
Xero
8.4

Reliability and Availability

Accounting Seed
Xero
9.0

Performance

Accounting Seed
Xero
10.0

Support Rating

Accounting Seed
Xero
1.2

Online Training

Accounting Seed
Xero
10.0

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed
Xero
9.5

Scalability

Accounting Seed
Xero
10.0

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