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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

ZipBooks

ZipBooks is really strong for small businesses (and non-profits like the ones I help manage). It may not yet be ready to handle medium or large businesses given the deep, niche functionality that is sometimes required in those cases.
Dave Grow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Accounting Seed
8.5
ZipBooks
9.1
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
8.5
ZipBooks
9.1
Plug-ins
Accounting Seed
ZipBooks
9.1

Security

Accounting Seed
9.0
ZipBooks
9.5
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.0
ZipBooks
9.7
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.0
ZipBooks
9.3

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
7.3
ZipBooks
10.0
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
7.7
ZipBooks
10.0
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
7.0
ZipBooks
10.0
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.3
ZipBooks

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
8.5
ZipBooks
8.8
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
8.5
ZipBooks
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
8.5
ZipBooks
8.0
Cash management
Accounting Seed
8.3
ZipBooks
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
8.5
ZipBooks
8.0
Expense management
Accounting Seed
7.6
ZipBooks
10.0
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.1
ZipBooks
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
8.0
ZipBooks
9.1
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.0
ZipBooks
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
8.5
ZipBooks
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
8.0
ZipBooks
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
8.0
ZipBooks
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
8.5
ZipBooks
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.5
ZipBooks
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.1
ZipBooks
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
8.8
ZipBooks
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.0
ZipBooks
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.4
ZipBooks
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.0
ZipBooks
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.0
ZipBooks
Time tracking
Accounting Seed
ZipBooks
9.0

Order Management

Accounting Seed
ZipBooks
9.2
Credit card processing
Accounting Seed
ZipBooks
10.0
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Seed
ZipBooks
8.5

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

ZipBooks

  • Invoicing is particularly easy-to-use, quick, clean and beautiful. GREAT for branding.
  • The time tracker was unexpected, but very useful and integrates well with the invoicing. Leads to quick invoicing every time.
  • Customer support is phenomenal -- the support staff is friendly and helpful.
  • Although they are a new company, they are definitely on the right track!
  • I recommend this software to clients, colleagues, and friends alike, mostly for it quick and beautiful invoicing.
  • They do what they can to live up to their name! It doesn't take very long to get set up, or very long to create a complete invoice and send it to the right person.
Diego Lucero | 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

ZipBooks

  • There is some difficulty with a need to learn the use of the menus, they are not open and click, at the moment, the user needs to open the menu then using the pad keys scroll down and use enter to select from the drop-down menu. A mouse does not work.
Kenneth Shumaker | 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

ZipBooks

I've primarily compared ZipBooks vs. Quickbooks because I've used Quickbooks at larger companies before. ZipBooks was the right fit for a smaller organization because it still had all the core features of Quickbooks but at a dramatically lower price that fits the budget.
Dave Grow | 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

ZipBooks

  • ZipBooks is entirely affordable, and with my current $15/mo payments, I get ROI pretty quickly.
  • Invoices are simple and easy to make, while staying beautiful and functional at the same time. This saves me TIME, which means that I don't need to spend 15-20 minutes fiddling with the software to make it do what I want it to do. It just works. And that means, I can spend more time doing client work, and managing projects and sales.
Diego Lucero | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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.

ZipBooks

General

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

ZipBooks Editions & Modules

Edition
ZipBooks Starter$0
ZipBooks Smarter$15
ZipBooks Sophisticated$35
ZipBooks AccountantCustom
    Additional Pricing Details
    See full pricing breakdown here: https://zipbooks.com/pricing/

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Accounting Seed
    8.5
    ZipBooks
    9.0

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