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What companies would you suggest we look at for a SaaS accounting GL system?

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We are currently looking at Intacct, who else?


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Brenda Morris
Title: Board of Directors, Audit Committee Chai..
Company: Boot Barn
(Board of Directors, Audit Committee Chair, Boot Barn) |

There is a great tool on line called Accounting Software Library. The basic version is free and is comprehensive as you weight functional criteria and the system provides you the best matches, I have used it a couple of times over the past ten years with good success. Give it a try!

John Hayes
Title: Mgr. of Finance & Operations
Company: Open Doors International, Inc.
(Mgr. of Finance & Operations, Open Doors International, Inc.) |

Thank you for the suggestion, I went ahead and worked through the process to see what matches the A.S. Library came up with. It does not appear to propose any SAAS/Cloud companies.

Jennifer Munro
Title: AVP Finance and Accounting
Company: Air Lease Corporation
(AVP Finance and Accounting, Air Lease Corporation) |

I just finished implementing Net Suite at my organization - it's been a tremendous product and a scalable solution to support our growing business. Check it out at

Gary Rosenfeld
Title: CFO/Financial Systems Cons.
Company: Self Employed
(CFO/Financial Systems Cons., Self Employed) |


Len Green
Title: Performance Improvement Consultant and E..
Company: Haygarth Consulting LLC
LinkedIn Profile
(Performance Improvement Consultant and ERP Strategist, Haygarth Consulting LLC) |

Do you have unique NFP requirements that will require you to narrow your potential vendors? E.g. how complex is your fund tracking, do you have grants to manage/report to the feds? Do you have any "for profit" services?
That will help folk help you with industry relevant suggestions.

Best regards

John Hayes
Title: Mgr. of Finance & Operations
Company: Open Doors International, Inc.
(Mgr. of Finance & Operations, Open Doors International, Inc.) |

We have no "for profit" services. We maintain 6 primary fund allocations with approximately 400 projects spread over 25+ countries. Some of our tracking issues revolve around donations that are given for a specific project within a specific country. All of our granting is U.S. and international and is private. Thanks for the thoughts.

Rich Benvenuto
Title: CFO
Company: Digital Attractions
(CFO, Digital Attractions) |

We looked at SaaS accounting products, NetSuite and IntAcct. Both are SaaS products. We also looked at Grest Plains however they are hosted not SaaS. We are not a NFP. We went with IntAcct because of it's seamless SalesForce integration. We were not very comfortable with NetSuite due to it's lack of SF integration and pricing. We have some comples revenue models and both seemed able to handle them.

John Hayes
Title: Mgr. of Finance & Operations
Company: Open Doors International, Inc.
(Mgr. of Finance & Operations, Open Doors International, Inc.) |

We are currently trying to evaluate and set up demos with NetSuite & Intaact.

Topic Expert
Paul Benedetto
Title: CFO, Director of Finance, Consultant
Company: Nextwave Software, Rethink Fabrics
(CFO, Director of Finance, Consultant, Nextwave Software, Rethink Fabrics) |

Dear John, If you are still looking to demo Intacct, feel free to send me a private message. I am a partner (reseller) and can provide insight/info to you. I also work with NetSuite daily as a controller for a company - can't demo that, but can put you in touch with folks and speak about aspects if you like. All the best. - Paul

Kevin Lalor
Title: CEO
Company: Business Intelligence 101, Inc.
LinkedIn Profile
(CEO, Business Intelligence 101, Inc.) |

Hi John, Business Intelligence 101 offers implementation services for both Intacct and Netsuite and we have happy customers using both applications.

We often recommend Intacct to our clients who are looking primarily for core financials. Intacct allows you to apply dimensions attributes to your transactions allowing you to maintain a simple COA while enabling flexible reporting against by utilizing dimension data. Once your requirements expand beyond core accounting, Intacct becomes challenging. Even Intacct's purchasing module is not well integrated.

As your requirements expand, NetSuite starts to become more attractive. If you see value with an integrated CRM, eMarketing, eCommerce, Project Management, or manufacturing Netsuite is the best SaaS option on the market. Netsuite's largest industry vertical is Wholesale and distribution. I'd be suggest you give a hard look at NetSuite unless your requirements are basic.


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