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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

Xero

Xero is well suited for small companies/organizations that don't have very large transaction volumes and whose accounting is fairly simple and straightforward. It's also suited for entities that only require some basic/intermediate reporting needs. Xero is less appropriate for companies/organizations that require more advanced reports, have large transaction volumes, or if there are many accounting/finance professionals who will be using the platform at any given time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
Xero
8.2
Pay calculation
Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
8.6
Benefit plan administration
Accounting Seed
10.0
Xero
8.5
Direct deposit files
Accounting Seed
10.0
Xero
8.5
Salary revision and increment management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
8.2
Reimbursement management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
7.4

Customization

Accounting Seed
9.5
Xero
7.5
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
9.4
Xero
7.5
Plug-ins
Accounting Seed
9.5
Xero
7.6

Security

Accounting Seed
9.4
Xero
8.3
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.4
Xero
8.2
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.4
Xero
8.4

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
8.0
Xero
8.1
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
8.2
Xero
8.1
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
8.0
Xero
8.5
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.7
Xero
7.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
9.3
Xero
8.0
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
8.9
Xero
8.5
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
8.8
Xero
8.6
Cash management
Accounting Seed
9.6
Xero
8.3
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
9.2
Xero
8.8
Expense management
Accounting Seed
9.2
Xero
8.1
Time tracking
Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
7.7
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
7.6
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
9.5
Xero
7.9
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.4
Xero
6.7
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
8.5
Electronic tax filing
Accounting Seed
10.0
Xero
8.4
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
8.7
Xero
8.3
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
10.0
Xero
7.3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
9.8
Xero
8.5
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.4
Xero
7.4
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.7
Xero
8.3
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
9.2
Xero
8.9
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.3
Xero
7.7
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.5
Xero
8.5
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.5
Xero
7.4
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.4
Xero
7.9

Inventory Management

Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
6.1
Inventory tracking
Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
6.1
Automatic reordering
Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
5.1
Location management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
7.7
Manufacturing module
Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
5.4

Order Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
Xero
7.9
Pricing
Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
7.6
Order entry
Accounting Seed
10.0
Xero
7.8
Credit card processing
Accounting Seed
10.0
Xero
8.9
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Seed
10.0
Xero
8.4
Order Orchestration
Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
7.2
End-to-end order visibility
Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
8.0
Order exception Resolution
Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
7.6

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

Xero

  • Sales invoices - can be customized, default due dates set up and reminders sent to facilitate payment
  • Integrates well with other applications (Dext/Receiptbank) - makes expense reconciliation very efficient and accurate.
  • Excellent reports - can be customized and valuable for simple or detailed reporting and analysis
  • Easy to use for those with no accounting background (also suitable for those with advanced accounting knowledge)
Nicola (Nicki) Morris | 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

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 2.3
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

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

Xero

Xero 8.9
Based on 45 answers
Xero has a very clean design and a pleasant, easy-to-navigate GUI. It was immediately understandable how to reconcile book charges without a tutorial. Creating and sending invoices are fairly straight forward; and financial reports are easily customizable. Xero also has a support database that gives quick solutions to most issues.
Anonymous | 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
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Xero

Xero 4.3
Based on 19 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 9.7
Based on 10 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

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

Xero

For the purpose of which we use Xero, I have not used any alternative systems. However, for certain aspects of it such as expense management, we decided to go with Webexpenses to replace the expense management features of Xero. This was because Xero lacked the automation, control and visibility we needed to correctly manage our company's expenses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 10.0
Based on 6 answers
Over 600 plus apps available for integration and easy to create standard charts of account and report templates to implement across multiple entities. Same pricing regardless of number of transactions or users. Real benefit is variety of integrated apps that allow you to automate processes and have functionality that 10 years ago was only available in ERP systems costing hundreds of thousands.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Accounting Seed

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

Xero

  • Streamlined billing processes so I spend less time preparing invoices every month (especially with regard to time tracking)
  • Automated email reminders, recurring invoices & autopay reduce the amount of time spent tracking down client payments
  • Overall cost of the platform is less than what I was paying on our previous platform (QBO)
  • Fewer reporting options mean less visibility for the data I might want to track for business analysis (or requires more time to manually review it)
  • All digital payment methods charge a fee, which we don't pass through to customers, so we make a little less on those transactions
Jennifer Hess | 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

Accounting Seed Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Pricing starts at $3,960/year.

Xero

General

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

Xero Editions & Modules

Edition
Early$111
Growing$321
Established$621
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed
9.5
Xero
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Seed
Xero
2.3

Usability

Accounting Seed
9.0
Xero
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Accounting Seed
Xero
9.0

Performance

Accounting Seed
Xero
10.0

Support Rating

Accounting Seed
9.5
Xero
4.3

Online Training

Accounting Seed
Xero
10.0

Implementation Rating

Accounting Seed
Xero
9.7

Scalability

Accounting Seed
Xero
10.0

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