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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings

Blinksale

7 Ratings

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Blinksale

7 Ratings
Score 9.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Because I work in the FQHC world, I would recommend this product specifically for any business or end user within that field. This product allows people in this field to comply with federal reporting requirements, makes it easier to track grants, and allows for the slicing and dicing of financial statements in many ways which is important in this field. This product is good for most day to day accounting functions and is pretty robust as well for an FQHC. This product is probably less appropriate for large healthcare systems where you want to keep track of statistics which this product cannot currently do.
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Blinksale

Blinksale is perfect for any small business. Having multiple ventures myself, I use Blinksale for each of them and I have never had an issue.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Blinksale
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Blinksale
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Blinksale
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Blinksale
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Blinksale
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Blinksale

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Blinksale
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Blinksale
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Blinksale

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Blinksale
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Blinksale
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Blinksale

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Blinksale
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
Blinksale
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Blinksale
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Blinksale

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Blinksale
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Blinksale
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Blinksale
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Blinksale
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Blinksale
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Blinksale
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
Blinksale
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Blinksale
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.2
Blinksale
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Blinksale
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Blinksale
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Blinksale
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
5.7
Blinksale
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
Blinksale

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
Blinksale
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Blinksale
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Blinksale
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Blinksale
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Blinksale

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
Blinksale
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.7
Blinksale
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
Blinksale
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
Blinksale
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
Blinksale

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Blinksale
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Blinksale
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
Blinksale
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
Blinksale
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Blinksale
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
Blinksale
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Blinksale
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Blinksale

Pros

  • It allows you to create folders in which you can scan invoices, business associate contracts, and contracts in general by vendor. This allows us to keep everything in one place digitally. The good thing about this is that it speeds up finding old invoices, and allows you to send audit selections to the auditor faster due to the items selected already being scanned in digitally.
  • MIP allows for the creation of distribution codes. These are nice as they allow you to charge out common costs to multiple departments in a quick manner. Without this feature, one has to key in manually many line items into the system each and every month. Plus this feature allows for consistency, and elimination of keying errors.
  • If you have the Chart of Accounts set up properly, this system allows you to better track items by departments, Revenue/Fund codes, Location, and by GL. This is important as it allows for better analysis, tracking and reporting.
  • As for the budgeting module, this is also nice as you have the ability to upload your budget via a CSV file or you can manually cut and paste your numbers from excel into the system as well. The key thing though is setting up your budget template to match the format in MIP when cutting and pasting.
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  • Invoicing Clients
  • Tracking Quotes and Invoices
  • Online Payments
  • Customization
  • Customer Support
  • User Experience
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Cons

  • They need to better explain how to create definition files so end users can learn how to upload large amounts of data into the system. As of right now, most end users have to contact a consultant to create the definition file and pay literally thousands of dollars in order to do uploads.
  • The financial statement reports could be better. When I created the income statement, the profit is shown as a credit, while a loss is shown as a debit which makes it look funny for presentation purposes. I now have to key everything into Excel so it doesn't do this. The reports could be better if it allowed a way to add statistics to the report. Most FQHCs present stats like visits, Days Cash on Hand and so on. It would be nice to be able to have these stats shown in the financial statements.
  • MIP needs to allow for easier copying and pasting items into the fields. In the Budget module, you can't right click and paste. You need to select the "Edit" and then paste from the drop down menu.
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  • Dedicated iPhone/Android app
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Likelihood to Renew

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.8
Based on 35 answers
I am not the decision-maker, but it would be my recommendation at this point.
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Blinksale9.1
Based on 1 answer
I'm giving Blinksale a 10 because it really is a perfect invoicing app. Sure, there are things that can be grown, but comparative to other invoicing apps I've used, Blinksale is lights-out. There isn't a small business owner that doesn't need to try out Blinksale for invoicing.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.6
Based on 33 answers
It is great and easy to use once you have had some training, some are more complex than others, but overall it is a great product.
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Reliability and Availability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.9
Based on 6 answers
The only time we have had a big issue is when our server went out, and this was not a MIP issue
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Performance

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.9
Based on 6 answers
Yes, it works very well about 95% of the time. I don't notice any slow down with any programs it integrates with.
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Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.4
Based on 30 answers
Our reseller and the MIP technical support team has been very reactive when questions or problems have arisen. The reseller has been especially helpful in figuring what to do about entry problems.
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In-Person Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting7.9
Based on 6 answers
There are no specifics on what happens if you make one choice or another to know which is the best selection. This is true for JVs and AP. In training we were not given specifics of what happens when one possibility is selected over another.
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Online Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.9
Based on 3 answers
Personalized training provided for our organization
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Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting6.9
Based on 19 answers
I highly recommend using a business partner for implementation. The business partners have implemented this product for numerous years and have a wealth of knowledge from working with various non profits and governmental entities. Some are close by and can provide on site training.
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Alternatives Considered

I personally have used QuickBooks, Quicken, and a long-ago product by Software International. QuickBooks and Quicken are easier to use, but do not provide the reporting that Abila provides. Non-profits need an easy way to allocate expenses between grants, especially payroll. They also need to be able to provide reporting by grants. Abila seems to be able to provide this system.
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After evaluating and using several invoicing applications, I landed on Blinksale. They just fit my needs perfectly as a small business owner. The app is brilliantly designed, easy to navigate, painless, and makes invoices look great to clients. Tracking invoices and getting paid inside Blinksale are a breeze. On top of that, their unlimited plan for $15 a month is a steal for the product they are offering.
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Scalability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.9
Based on 6 answers
Not real sure what you mean by scalability. It seems to be able to handle all of the funds we are currently working with. If you mean the looks of it, some things are small and it would be nice to increase the size according to the user.
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Return on Investment

  • Hard to quantify the return on investment. Purchasing accounting software is a necessary evil and the payback is hard to measure. Basically MIP is another expense we incur each month in order to keep our books. If MIP could add some better features to its system, there could be a better ROI.
  • I think if you have MIP set up properly you could probably eliminate an FTE from your accounting department. I was able to get by with 2 people when most places would of had 3 or 4 with the same amount of work. The key though is knowing how to use the product, and setting it up correctly.
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  • DPO (Days Payable Outstanding) / I get paid faster
  • Client Payment Tracking
  • Stress-Relief from invoicing and quoting
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Pricing Details

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

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

Blinksale

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details