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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

Zoho Books

If using other cloud applications and you wish to create Zoho Books transactions via APIs, Zoho Books is great. The overall UI and flow of the application are great. If you need a detailed job cost accounting solution and robust reporting there is some room for improvement here.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Accounting Seed
8.5
Zoho Books
7.4
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
8.5
Zoho Books
7.4

Security

Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books
8.4
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books
7.9

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
7.3
Zoho Books
8.3
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
7.7
Zoho Books
8.1
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
7.0
Zoho Books
7.7
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.3
Zoho Books
9.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
8.5
Zoho Books
7.8
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
8.5
Zoho Books
7.7
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
8.5
Zoho Books
7.7
Cash management
Accounting Seed
8.3
Zoho Books
7.8
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
8.5
Zoho Books
7.3
Expense management
Accounting Seed
7.6
Zoho Books
8.0
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.1
Zoho Books
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
8.0
Zoho Books
8.6
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
8.5
Zoho Books
7.5
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
8.0
Zoho Books
8.5
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
8.0
Zoho Books
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
8.5
Zoho Books
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.5
Zoho Books
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.1
Zoho Books
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
8.8
Zoho Books
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
8.0
Zoho Books
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.4
Zoho Books
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books
Time tracking
Accounting Seed
Zoho Books
7.5

Inventory Management

Accounting Seed
Zoho Books
8.8
Inventory tracking
Accounting Seed
Zoho Books
8.6
Automatic reordering
Accounting Seed
Zoho Books
8.9

Order Management

Accounting Seed
Zoho Books
8.0
Pricing
Accounting Seed
Zoho Books
7.8
Order entry
Accounting Seed
Zoho Books
8.5
Credit card processing
Accounting Seed
Zoho Books
8.6
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Seed
Zoho Books
7.2

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

Zoho Books

  • Zoho Books invoicing and receipting features are second to none. We find it easy to quickly invoice clients and add items to their bills and also for our own receipting internally.
  • The accounting features are great for our accounting team to be able to see where we are financially and how the business is doing.
  • The ability to add contacts and run a mini CRM channel with clients within Zoho is invaluable. Since we use this in conjunction with our other CRM channels, it helps to have a centralized place to follow up and see through a sales funnel.
  • Zoho Books allows us to take payments from clients around the globe a feature we didn't have when we used another accounting system.
  • The pricing for Zoho Books is fairly reasonable for an SME organization which is a great for us as it pays itself back many times over every month.
Nathan Sichilongo | 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

Zoho Books

  • Zoho Books is only available in Texas and California. There is no integration allowed for paying employee expenses. The absolute worst aspect is the fact that if you make even the slightest error in data input there is no backing up. You cannot undo an error.
  • The system does not allow change once implemented, so you must get every one of your beginning balances perfect. The practice of Journal Entries is cumbersome. When reconciling, Zoho Books has adopted a number of required steps that significantly overcomplicate reconciliation using practices that are not consistent with general accounting principles in the US.
  • On the customer side, you must look in two places to see the beginning balance and the current receivables that might exist for current invoicing.
  • The way the system works, you must avoid having much trust with the balances depicted. So far, it appears that Zoho Books uses what we called in school "that new math."
  • It would be terrifying to rely on this bookkeeping system to support an IRS Audit. The system violates too many fundamental accounting principles.
  • The software is used by so few people that there is concern that we might never find a skilled bookkeeper.
Mike James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoho Books

Zoho Books 2.0
Based on 2 answers
Super easy to use!
Brandy Perez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Accounting Seed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoho Books

Zoho Books 1.0
Based on 1 answer
The people are great. They follow the party line when working with us. There is clearly no intent to provide integration to the employee expenseThere is no intent to make the bank reconciliations system work in a manner consistent with US Accounting principles. There is no intent make the payroll system one that can easily cut a paycheck. Which brings up the fact that adjusting the printing on a check is very laborious and you only get close. You cannot get perfect
Mike James | 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

Zoho Books

We had a lot of problems with Exact Online, support-wise and price-wise. So Zoho Books wins on every point there. While Exact offers way more options, it tends to be really slow... and complex. Again Zoho Books wins. If you want an easy-to-use tool and not pay a lot of money, or if you are a small administration office with a few clients, this tool will be perfect for you.
Mike Koolwijk | 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

Zoho Books

  • Integration: Zoho Books offers out of the box integrations to extend the functionality and connect with the applications you love like MailChimp, Microsoft Outlook, PandaDoc, and Quickbooks, etc.
  • Flexibility makes Zoho Books great!
  • Since I can use forecast reports, I can create customizable sales forecast data from the dashboard to accurately measure revenue forecasts and establish sales quotas.
Cedric Haynes | 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.

Zoho Books

General

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

Zoho Books Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$9
Standard$19
Professional$29
    Additional Pricing Details
    Zoho Books is available for both monthly and yearly plans. Users who sign up for the annual plan get two months off (Basic - $90, Standard - $190, Professional - $290)

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Accounting Seed
    8.5
    Zoho Books
    7.6

    Usability

    Accounting Seed
    Zoho Books
    2.0

    Support Rating

    Accounting Seed
    Zoho Books
    1.0

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