HighRadius vs. Traditional Accounting Software Comparison

27 March, 2023
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Jared Lane, VP, Digital Transformation

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Key Takeaways
Key features of HighRadius’ Autonomous Accounting solution
HighRadius vs traditional accounting software
What do you gain with HighRadius’ Autonomous Accounting solution?

Key Takeaways

  • Accounting solutions are evolving with advancements in technology and changes in regulatory requirements
  • AI-powered accounting solutions have an edge over traditional software as they can tackle complex bookkeeping challenges


Accounting software has been in the market for a long time. Accounting was one of the first areas within finance to be automated since most accounting workflows are repetitive.

But with the advent of AI and ML, traditional accounting solutions are getting replaced with new-gen record-to-report solutions that don’t just work based on rule-based automation but are more intelligent and self-learning.

HighRadius’ record-to-report solution, powered by an AI engine, makes anomaly detection, variance analysis, and financial close task management easier.

In this article, we look at the features offered by our Autonomous Accounting solution. We also compare HighRadius’ solution with traditional accounting software.

Key features of HighRadius’ Autonomous Accounting solution

Here we look at the key features of HighRadius’ AI-powered accounting solution.

  1. Journal entry posting to ERP: Automatically post transactions entered in the accounting solution into the ERP to provide real-time visibility into accounting data to all stakeholders.
  2. Auto-prioritization of tasks: The record-to-report function includes many steps such as recording expenses, reconciling cash, and updating financial data. Our solution helps you prioritize critical tasks among these each day, saving you time and ensuring no tasks are missed out.
  3. Dashboards: Get end-to-end visibility into all accounting tasks with out-of-the-box dashboards. Monitor task statuses and filter items by their due date, priority, or other criteria.
  4. Financial-close project planning: Create detailed month-end close plans and assign and track specific close tasks assigned to different R2R analysts.
  5. Automated workflows: Automate repetitive workflows such as creating, assigning, editing, executing, and sending workflows for approvals and approving/rejecting a task.
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  6. Auto reconciliation of data sets: Configurable rules and algorithms support the auto-matching of data items for faster reconciliation and close.
  7. Risk controls: Identify mismatches between GL and SL records, track reconciled and unreconciled items, and reduce the number of open items.
  8. Reporting templates: Choose from a wide range of pre-built templates to generate timely and accurate financial reports.

HighRadius vs traditional accounting software

Accounting software like Tally has long replaced Excel sheets in completing financial reporting tasks. Today, traditional accounting software is being eclipsed by new-gen accounting software that combines the power of AI and analytics to complete complex accounting tasks and financial reporting accurately. Below, we look at HighRadius vs traditional accounting software.
HighRadius Autonomous Accounting Traditional accounting software
A cloud-based solution, it makes collaboration between accountants easier and enables real-time updates. Mostly on-premises systems, require software installation on hard drives. Data access from anywhere is not supported.
Powered by AI, our Autonomous Accounting solution is intelligent and can handle out-of-the-box tasks. Most accounting software is rule-based and cannot complete tasks that deviate from the standard formats.
Native AI ensures better anomaly detection, enabling error-free records. Anomaly detection is not 100% accurate as it is done with predefined rules
Dashboards and report templates enable continuous accounting to improve transparency and decision-making. Reporting templates often support only month-end and quarterly reporting cycles.
Seamlessly integrates with other systems including ERPs, HR, CRM, payroll software, and banking systems. Integrations can be complex and expensive. Manual intervention is often required to complete workflows.
HighRadius’ key competitors in the accounting space include Newgen, Conduent, Blackline, and Vena, among others. What makes HighRadius’ solution stand out is its AI features that help solve even complex accounting challenges. We also offer O2C and treasury solutions for the office of the cfo, making ours a complete suite. Gartner report

What do you gain with HighRadius’ Autonomous Accounting solution?

With AI capabilities, HighRadius’ Autonomous Accounting solution helps eliminate the use of Excel spreadsheets and achieve faster financial close with 100% accuracy.

Autonomous Accounting solution supports single touch posting, improves collaboration between teams, and streamlines accounting workflows. Achieve 40% faster monthly financial close while ensuring compliance with SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act).

Talk to our experts to discuss how we can help you put your accounting operations on auto-pilot.

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HighRadius Autonomous Accounting Application consists of End-to-end Financial Close Automation, AI-powered Anomaly Detection and Account Reconciliation, and Connected Workspaces. Delivered as SaaS, our solutions seamlessly integrate bi-directionally with multiple systems including ERPs, HR, CRM, Payroll, and banks. Autonomous Accounting proactively identifies errors as they happen, provides the project management specifically designed for month end close to manage, monitor, and document the successful completion of tasks, including posting adjusting journal entries, and provides a document repository to support each month’s close process and support the financial audit.