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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Foundation Software

We have been able to use Foundation Software in almost every construction accounting situation. You can tell it was designed for the intricacies of construction accounting. While we have not explored it lately, the project management module was not ideal. Foundation Software knows accounting and is strong in that field. I think they would be best suited to stay within the accounting realm and focus their resources on that arena.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LessAccounting

If you are an entrepreneur and you want to focus on building your business, start with Less Accounting. It's a full-blown accounting system that has a simple implementation and it can connect to your financial accounts to automate many parts of the business. Our 1st four years of business, we worked without a bookkeeper at all due to the level of automation.
It is not limited in any regard and is not simply for invoicing or tracking hours, it more or less does everything. Perhaps one area that it wouldn't be ideal is for firms that need to have more rigid accounting, with charts of accounts etc for industries that are audited or highly regulated.
Shirin Elkoshairi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Foundation Software
5.8
LessAccounting
Employee demographic data
Foundation Software
7.0
LessAccounting
Employment history
Foundation Software
8.0
LessAccounting
Job profiles and administration
Foundation Software
4.0
LessAccounting
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Foundation Software
7.0
LessAccounting
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Foundation Software
3.0
LessAccounting

Payroll Management

Foundation Software
8.0
LessAccounting
9.5
Pay calculation
Foundation Software
8.0
LessAccounting
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Foundation Software
8.0
LessAccounting
Direct deposit files
Foundation Software
8.0
LessAccounting
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Foundation Software
8.0
LessAccounting
Reimbursement management
Foundation Software
8.0
LessAccounting

Reporting & Analytics

Foundation Software
7.3
LessAccounting
9.7
Dashboards
Foundation Software
7.0
LessAccounting
9.5
Standard reports
Foundation Software
7.0
LessAccounting
9.5
Custom reports
Foundation Software
7.0
LessAccounting
10.0
Data exportability
Foundation Software
8.0
LessAccounting

Customization

Foundation Software
LessAccounting
8.4
API for custom integration
Foundation Software
LessAccounting
9.5
Plug-ins
Foundation Software
LessAccounting
7.2

Security

Foundation Software
LessAccounting
10.0
Single sign-on capability
Foundation Software
LessAccounting
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Foundation Software
LessAccounting
10.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Foundation Software
LessAccounting
9.4
Accounts payable
Foundation Software
LessAccounting
10.0
Accounts receivable
Foundation Software
LessAccounting
8.0
Cash management
Foundation Software
LessAccounting
8.6
Bank reconciliation
Foundation Software
LessAccounting
10.0
Expense management
Foundation Software
LessAccounting
9.1
Fixed asset management
Foundation Software
LessAccounting
10.0
Electronic tax filing
Foundation Software
LessAccounting
8.0
Self-service portal
Foundation Software
LessAccounting
9.5
Intercompany Accounting
Foundation Software
LessAccounting
9.5
Journals and Reconciliations
Foundation Software
LessAccounting
10.0
Configurable Accounting
Foundation Software
LessAccounting
10.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Foundation Software
LessAccounting
10.0
Standardized Processes
Foundation Software
LessAccounting
10.0

Order Management

Foundation Software
LessAccounting
8.0
Pricing
Foundation Software
LessAccounting
8.0
Order entry
Foundation Software
LessAccounting
8.0

Pros

Foundation Software

  • Time saver.
  • Web-based.
  • Work from anywhere.
Erica Weiner | TrustRadius Reviewer

LessAccounting

  • Categorize Expenses Automatically
  • Profit and loss Statements
  • Interfaces with Credit Union
Elizabeth Pampalone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Foundation Software

  • Not truly cloud based
  • Remote access is tedious
  • "Customization" is limited
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LessAccounting

  • With the flexibility comes room for folks not adhering to specific accounts. There is no numeric chart of accounts so at times you will see 2 line items for a single item. We tend to overcome this limitation with extensive tagging.
  • Invoices and sales orders don't have an obvious way to assign credit to specific salespeople or consultants. We reached out to LA and they have shown us a different way to do this which we'll try soon.
  • The visual interface can use some sprucing up. It's easy to navigate but I believe the navigation can be slightly improved. I do find myself hitting the back button to get into other parts of the app.
Shirin Elkoshairi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Foundation Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

LessAccounting

LessAccounting 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It works, it keeps our historical data and is easy to use
Shirin Elkoshairi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Foundation Software

Foundation Software 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Foundation Software makes setup and data entry clean and straightforward. Even without prompts, a user would be able to navigate around the basic functions of the software. With a little training and the help manual they provide, a user can learn the system very easily. For those wanting to get deeper into things like queries and dashboards, they offer trainings and conferences that are helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LessAccounting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Foundation Software

Foundation Software 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have used Foundation Software support many times over the last ten years. I have never had an issue they were unable or unwilling to address. Even oddities are handled quickly and resolved efficiently. I have also had customization done and was very happy with the customer support they offered in developing a query and report that would met our unique need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LessAccounting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Foundation Software

Personally,
I did not have a hand in deciding the software, but for our company is has not
led to increased productivity or made things easier. It has been more difficult
for payroll to be inputted correctly and the payroll reports for certified
payroll often come out incorrect and we need to manually figure out how to correct
the issues and get them in correctly
Erica Weiner | TrustRadius Reviewer

LessAccounting

I had been with QuickBooks for a few years (unwillingly) at the behest of accountants. It took me a while to realize there were other options out there and I needed to begin a hunt to find them. I found LessAccounting. While it's not the most appealing software, it sure helped me see the breakdown of things and allowed me to reconcile my books without feeling like I needed a degree in Accounting.
Elizabeth Pampalone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Foundation Software

  • Double input for payroll.
  • Certified payroll reports lacking.
  • Takes more time.
Erica Weiner | TrustRadius Reviewer

LessAccounting

  • + Less time worrying about my accounting
  • + actually reconciling my books at the end of each month or quarter
  • + being able to access my P+L anytime!
Elizabeth Pampalone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Foundation Software

General

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

LessAccounting

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Foundation Software
8.7
LessAccounting
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

Foundation Software
LessAccounting
10.0

Usability

Foundation Software
8.0
LessAccounting

Support Rating

Foundation Software
9.0
LessAccounting

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