Accounting Seed is a great Salesforce based Accounting Solution.
Gayle Ulrich | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 29, 2020

Accounting Seed is a great Salesforce based Accounting Solution.

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Accounting Seed

We purchased Accounting Seed to replace an out of date Great Plains program. We are a performing arts, non profit theater. We wanted a Salesforce based product as we currently use Patron Manager as our ticketing, donation and education sales program, and we specifically wanted a program that would allow our staff to move seamlessly between the multiple sides of our business.
  • When making a deposit for a donation we can tag the account record.
  • Anyone can recognize donors that are also vendors.
  • Extracting general ledger detail is accurate and easy - allowing us to ensure the GL matches revenue detail from donations, box office and education.
  • Budgeting is actually pretty nimble now that I am using it more.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Flexibility of data review is superior in Accounting Seed. Ability to work in Salesforce environment like other departments in our organization is helpful for all staff in day-to-day jobs and in a staff person's ability to move from one department to another. Cross training is simpler.
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!

Accounting Seed Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
10
Accounts receivable
Not Rated
Cash management
Not Rated
Bank reconciliation
10
Expense management
Not Rated
Time tracking
Not Rated
Fixed asset management
Not Rated
Multi-currency support
Not Rated
Multi-division support
Not Rated
Regulations compliance
Not Rated
Electronic tax filing
Not Rated
Self-service portal
Not Rated
Global Financial Support
Not Rated
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Not Rated
Intercompany Accounting
Not Rated
Localizations
Not Rated
Journals and Reconciliations
10
Enterprise Accounting
Not Rated
Configurable Accounting
Not Rated
Centralized Rules Framework
Not Rated
Standardized Processes
Not Rated
Inventory tracking
Not Rated
Automatic reordering
Not Rated
Location management
Not Rated
Manufacturing module
Not Rated
Pricing
Not Rated
Order entry
Not Rated
Credit card processing
Not Rated
Cost of goods sold
Not Rated
Order Orchestration
Not Rated
End-to-end order visibility
Not Rated
Order exception Resolution
Not Rated
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Dashboards
5
Standard reports
8
Custom reports
5
API for custom integration
Not Rated
Plug-ins
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
Not Rated
Single sign-on capability
Not Rated