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121 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Accounting Seed ranks higher in 6 feature sets: Customization, Security, Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management, Order Management

Payroll Management

9.1

Accounting Seed

91%

Zoho Books

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

8.4
84%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Direct deposit files

9.4
94%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reimbursement management

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customization

9.6

Accounting Seed

96%
6.0

Zoho Books

60%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
6.0
60%
14 Ratings

Plug-ins

9.6
96%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Security

9.6

Accounting Seed

96%
9.0

Zoho Books

90%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 1/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
9.7
97%
18 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
8.3
83%
23 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.8

Accounting Seed

88%
7.9

Zoho Books

79%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

9.5
95%
5 Ratings
7.4
74%
23 Ratings

Standard reports

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
7.4
74%
22 Ratings

Custom reports

8.5
85%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

9.1

Accounting Seed

91%
8.2

Zoho Books

82%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 18/21 features

Accounts payable

9.4
94%
6 Ratings
8.2
82%
22 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.5
95%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
23 Ratings

Cash management

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
22 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

8.9
89%
6 Ratings
5.8
58%
21 Ratings

Expense management

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
7.0
70%
22 Ratings

Time tracking

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
14 Ratings

Fixed asset management

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-currency support

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
13 Ratings

Multi-division support

8.8
88%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Regulations compliance

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
9.9
99%
12 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Self-service portal

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
15 Ratings

Global Financial Support

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Localizations

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

9.6
96%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

6.8
68%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

8.8
88%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

9.2
92%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Standardized Processes

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Management

9.0

Accounting Seed

90%
6.6

Zoho Books

66%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
6.1
61%
12 Ratings

Automatic reordering

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
7.1
71%
7 Ratings

Location management

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing module

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Order Management

9.4

Accounting Seed

94%
8.3

Zoho Books

83%
Accounting Seed ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
18 Ratings

Order entry

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
17 Ratings

Credit card processing

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
18 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.3
83%
17 Ratings

Order Orchestration

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

9.6
96%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Accounting Seed is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Accounting Seed

87%
6 Ratings
7.4

Zoho Books

74%
25 Ratings

Usability

8.9

Accounting Seed

89%
3 Ratings
6.4

Zoho Books

64%
6 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

Accounting Seed

83%
3 Ratings
5.2

Zoho Books

52%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Seed

I wouldn’t recommend Accounting Seed to enterprise companies. However, Accounting Seed is the best cloud accounting tool for small and medium-sized companies that are yearning to automate accounts payable and receivable, inventory management, and invoice customization in one integrated platform.
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Zoho Corporation

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.
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Pros

Accounting Seed

  • Accounting Seed is an affordable accounting solution
  • It offers many features making it an ideal accounting solution for business
  • The software integrates well with Salesforce
  • The software comes with a friendly User Interface
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Zoho Corporation

  • 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.
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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.
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Zoho Corporation

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Accounting Seed

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Accounting Seed editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing starts at $3,960/year.

    Zoho Books

    Starting Price

    $0 For businesses with turnover <50K USD per annum

    Editions & Modules

    Zoho Books editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Standard$151
    Professional$402
    Premium$603
    Free$04

    Footnotes

    1. Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
    2. Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
    3. Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
    4. For businesses with turnover <50K USD per annum

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional $15

    Additional Details

    Zoho Books is available for both monthly and yearly plans. Users who sign up for the annual plan get a discount.

    Usability

    Accounting Seed

    It always works well. We've never had programming issues. Never. It is easy to customize. The system can grow with you as your business grows and changes. Being cloud-based you can work from anywhere. It is intuitive. You have all the features of Salesforce, like workflows, that work perfectly in Accounting Seed. Having that full integration with Salesforce allows you to see all our data in one platform
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    Zoho Corporation

    Customization is the biggest struggle for us and most of the time we need to involve a tech person. The chat support is a great feature and very helpful. It would be great to be able to customize and create invoices and correspondence (templates) such are reminders in multiple languages within one organization. The currency (USD) would be the same. We have clients in different countries that don't speak English but pay in USD.
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    Support Rating

    Accounting Seed

    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!
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    Zoho Corporation

    The support team feels very disjointed. We have filtered through a number of "lead" contacts and are frequently spammed by other Zoho members. Once getting an appropriate support contact on the phone - the team is very helpful, it just takes a lot of hoop jumping to get there. We actually unsubscribed from their support package as we were not getting the value we were looking for.
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    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.
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    Zoho Corporation

    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.
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    Return on Investment

    Accounting Seed

    • Business users save time sending payments to suppliers and reimbursing employees since it is just by one click.
    • The three-way POS match ensures that figures match on orders and invoices before paying suppliers.
    • Capturing data on reports that are not submitted, approval times, and policy exceptions.
    • Expense management and time tracking enable us to view the exact time taken to complete projects and the exact amount that should be paid.
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    Zoho Corporation

    • 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.
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