FreeAgent vs. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FreeAgent
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
FreeAgent is an cloud-based accounting system designed for small businesses and freelancers. FreeAgent supports many core accounting features and bank reconciliation, payroll, tax management, project level accounting, and multiple currency support. It is mobile-accessible, and integrates with many apps.N/A
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft invites users to automate and modernize global financial operations with Dynamics 365 Finance. With it, users can monitor performance in real time, predict future outcomes, and make data-driven decisions to drive business growth. It replaces the finance capability of the former Microsoft Dynamics AX (also Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations), which was split off from that product's supply chain management capabilities allowing for more flexible pricing, and for customers to buy…N/A
Pricing
FreeAgentMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Finance
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FreeAgentMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Finance
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
FreeAgentMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Finance
Top Pros
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Features
FreeAgentMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Finance
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
FreeAgent
8.6
13 Ratings
14% above category average
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance
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Ratings
Pay calculation8.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.56 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
FreeAgent
6.3
12 Ratings
11% below category average
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance
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Ratings
API for custom integration4.59 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins8.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
FreeAgent
8.5
14 Ratings
6% above category average
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance
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Ratings
Single sign-on capability9.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
FreeAgent
7.5
21 Ratings
1% below category average
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance
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Ratings
Dashboards9.019 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports9.019 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports4.410 Ratings00 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
FreeAgent
8.8
23 Ratings
17% above category average
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance
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Accounts payable8.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.020 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash management9.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Bank reconciliation9.019 Ratings00 Ratings
Expense management8.022 Ratings00 Ratings
Time tracking9.017 Ratings00 Ratings
Fixed asset management8.611 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support10.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-division support9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Regulations compliance8.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Electronic tax filing10.019 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service portal9.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
FreeAgent
7.4
4 Ratings
5% above category average
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance
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Ratings
Inventory tracking7.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management4.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing module9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
FreeAgent
8.1
13 Ratings
9% above category average
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance
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Ratings
Pricing8.19 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry6.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing8.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
FreeAgentMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Finance
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(23 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(4 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
8.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
FreeAgentMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Finance
Likelihood to Recommend
FreeAgent
For micro and small business it is a great solution. The new requirements for MTD for landlords could also be met with this software. Groups and more complex businesses could not use the accounts and tax returns features, however they still could use it for bookkeeping and then export the data to other tax and accounts production software.
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Microsoft
I think D365 has the ability to be useful for 90% of businesses out there. Its just a matter of if those costs make sense but as far as what is on the market today in my opinion MS is number 1.
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Pros
FreeAgent
  • Accounting! As you'd expect. Makes it much simpler andmore cost effective. In-coming and out-goings are recorded and assigned to projects and accounts. My accountant can access my books and reconcile so much more easily than trawling through spreadsheets.
  • Time billing - time spent on projects/client work is recorded and is ready to be invoiced as required. Saves so much time and prevents inaccuracies.
  • Invoicing - again, it should do this well and it does. Non payment reminders are automatic and clients have no excuses for not knowing the status of their account.
  • Account dashboard - gives me an instant overview of the health of the business (am I on track to meet my yearly targets) and my accounts.
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Microsoft
  • Full range of customization options
  • Documentation
  • Cross platform analytics with use of
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Cons
FreeAgent
  • Reporting on financials, time tracking and project status is a little poor. It's adequate for what what we need, but would be great to see more advanced features.
  • API is quite closed so cannot integrate with our other project management tools.
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Microsoft
  • More clarity on features going away
  • New feature showcases
  • Demonstrations for how things were intended to be used
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Usability
FreeAgent
I spent nearly two decades in IT and am happy to say that FreeAgent's user interface is one of the best interfaces I have ever used.
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Microsoft
It's extremely versatile, mirrored with so much documentation.
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Reliability and Availability
FreeAgent
Based in a cloud and never had any issues with down time. I can access from any device
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Microsoft
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Support Rating
FreeAgent
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Microsoft
They are good, but there is always room to be better.
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Alternatives Considered
FreeAgent
I have used and tested out many other systems. I was looking at Xero for my accounting system but at the time I chose FreeAgent because of the way it handles the recording of dividends and the inbuilt time recording. The others I trialed were good and many of them cheaper. FreeAgent best suited my requirements at the time.
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Microsoft
I have used everything from industry standard TMS systems to SAP to various BIs like Tableau and Power BI. The point is my background is varied, but what's nice is being it's MS anything you already use that is also Microsoft will make Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance feel way more natural and native, being you have used MS products for years likely.
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Return on Investment
FreeAgent
  • Professional and uniform offering providing great confident customer service. My clients love it, whether they use it a little or a lot. It's a great piece of software - while sophisticated, it's straightforward to use.
  • Time saving and efficient use of my team's time. Being able to easily share and compare work / tasks.
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Microsoft
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