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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

Zoho Books

The biggest pro is that everyone can easily use Zoho Books. Secondly I would say Zoho Books is the world's best accounting software which is very helpful by helping me in managing money flowing in or flowing outside of our organization. It has played a key role in making our decision making power strong.
Markus Melton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
Zoho Books
Pay calculation
Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books
Benefit plan administration
Accounting Seed
10.0
Zoho Books
Direct deposit files
Accounting Seed
10.0
Zoho Books
Salary revision and increment management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books
Reimbursement management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books

Customization

Accounting Seed
9.5
Zoho Books
5.9
API for custom integration
Accounting Seed
9.4
Zoho Books
5.9
Plug-ins
Accounting Seed
9.5
Zoho Books

Security

Accounting Seed
9.4
Zoho Books
6.8
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Seed
9.4
Zoho Books
7.6
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Seed
9.4
Zoho Books
6.1

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Seed
8.0
Zoho Books
8.0
Dashboards
Accounting Seed
8.2
Zoho Books
7.0
Standard reports
Accounting Seed
8.0
Zoho Books
8.0
Custom reports
Accounting Seed
7.7
Zoho Books
9.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Seed
9.3
Zoho Books
6.7
Accounts payable
Accounting Seed
8.9
Zoho Books
7.1
Accounts receivable
Accounting Seed
8.8
Zoho Books
7.1
Cash management
Accounting Seed
9.6
Zoho Books
6.5
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Seed
9.2
Zoho Books
6.5
Expense management
Accounting Seed
9.2
Zoho Books
6.8
Time tracking
Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books
6.2
Fixed asset management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books
Multi-currency support
Accounting Seed
9.5
Zoho Books
7.3
Multi-division support
Accounting Seed
9.4
Zoho Books
Regulations compliance
Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books
6.2
Electronic tax filing
Accounting Seed
10.0
Zoho Books
Self-service portal
Accounting Seed
8.7
Zoho Books
6.9
Global Financial Support
Accounting Seed
10.0
Zoho Books
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Seed
9.8
Zoho Books
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.4
Zoho Books
Localizations
Accounting Seed
9.7
Zoho Books
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Seed
9.2
Zoho Books
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.3
Zoho Books
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Seed
9.5
Zoho Books
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Seed
9.5
Zoho Books
Standardized Processes
Accounting Seed
9.4
Zoho Books

Inventory Management

Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books
6.8
Inventory tracking
Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books
6.9
Automatic reordering
Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books
6.8
Location management
Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books
Manufacturing module
Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books

Order Management

Accounting Seed
9.4
Zoho Books
6.7
Pricing
Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books
6.2
Order entry
Accounting Seed
10.0
Zoho Books
7.1
Credit card processing
Accounting Seed
10.0
Zoho Books
7.0
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Seed
10.0
Zoho Books
6.6
Order Orchestration
Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books
End-to-end order visibility
Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books
Order exception Resolution
Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books

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

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

  • 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

Zoho Books

  • When converting to Zoho Books from another accounting software, this seemed a bit difficult but this process is never easy.
  • There are certain restrictions within modules (estimates/sales orders/invoices/payments) that make it difficult to edit transactions. In many ways this is good, but different from what we have experienced with other accounting software solutions.
Anonymous | 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

Zoho Books

Zoho Books 7.0
Based on 4 answers
Some features lack of depth in its functionalities as they give the impression that they are incomplete or half-way developed, so it is necessary to optimize some features already present in the software so that it can provide maximum performance and provide a real value to the software. It should be noted that there is a steep in the learning curve when using Zoho Books especially if you are a user who comes from using another accounting software, so you will have to get used to its workflow and operation.
Markus Melton | 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

Zoho Books

Zoho Books 5.3
Based on 4 answers
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

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

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

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

Screenshots

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
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$15

Zoho Books Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$151
Professional$401
Premium$601
Free$02
  1. Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
  2. For businesses with turnover <50K USD per annum
Additional Pricing Details
Zoho Books is available for both monthly and yearly plans. Users who sign up for the annual plan get a discount.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed
9.5
Zoho Books
8.3

Usability

Accounting Seed
9.0
Zoho Books
7.0

Support Rating

Accounting Seed
9.5
Zoho Books
5.3

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