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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Chrome River EXPENSE

13 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

With Abila MIP's versatility I think it would be well suited for any industry, but especially for any industry where you wanted to be very specific on tracking or cost accounting. The ability to segment your accounts allows you to track by just about any method you would like to be successful.
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Chrome River EXPENSE

Chrome River Expense is built with the modern business traveler in mind. Having the ability to snap and send images of receipts while on the road is incredibly useful, especially for those that have an assistant who can then start building an expense report before you return to the office to grant a final approval.The robust rules engine allows for everything from simple to multilayered approval routing which can allow all required individuals to review staff expenses and the fact that it can be tracked by the end user help reduce extra calls to Accounting asking where something is or when it will be paid.The biggest downside is that for firms going from having nothing to having such a robust system (even though the system is fairly intuitive) training and handholding for the first 6 months is a must for most staff.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

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

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Chrome River EXPENSE
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Chrome River EXPENSE
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Chrome River EXPENSE

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Chrome River EXPENSE
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Chrome River EXPENSE
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Chrome River EXPENSE

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Chrome River EXPENSE
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
Chrome River EXPENSE
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Chrome River EXPENSE
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Chrome River EXPENSE

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

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

Inventory Management

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

Order Management

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

Accounting Firm BPO Features

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

Pros

  • Departmental financial reporting
  • Historical reporting
  • Cross fiscal year reporting
  • Transaction detail
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  • Terminated the use of paper expense reports
  • Receipts can be easily added to expense reports
  • Expense reports are routed to the appropriate approver and our office can track them at any time and also reroute them if a person is out of the office
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Cons

  • The Fixed Assets module is somewhat difficult to use with respect to disposals
  • In A/R posted transactions there is no dollar amount posted
  • When requesting posted transactions, all items appear, not just the one being requested
  • A/P vendor history displays in date order by clicking the tab at the top of the column. However, a printed version does not come out in date order
  • We have had problems matching the A/R aging report to the General Ledger
  • The drill-down feature should be expanded to areas other than financial statements
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  • Some receipts get cropped and zoomed in and are hard to see
  • Adhoc functionality is a little slow
  • Some of the emails are not very clear- for example the "Unused Firm Paid Items" users have a hard time figuring out what that means
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Likelihood to Renew

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.8
Based on 35 answers
Because the ease of continued use is a big factor once Abila is successfully adopted within a company. With an organization of our size, a real consideration of going with another accounting software provider brings about so many possibility for problems, not to mention costly budget overruns in things like training, system downtime, etc...
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Chrome River EXPENSE10.0
Based on 1 answer
Anyone looking for a modern Expense Management system should consider Chrome River. Aside from the modern and slick GUI, the underlying system is so configurable it is hard to find processes they cant replace. If the process can be done manually, more than likely Chrome River can automate it and make life easier for both the front and back office staff.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.6
Based on 33 answers
It is a very user friendly accounting software program.
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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
We have had problems with MIP's ability to integrate with other software or systems. Just makes for a longer shopping time when searching for products we need to integrate with MIP
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Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.4
Based on 30 answers
Support has been extremely helpful when I've had to call. All issues have been resolved on the first try. They have often given me ideas to try and where to look to find additional help if needed. Never seem to busy to answer a question and ready to listen to the customer.
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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 do not know about the implementation of the software as I was not employed by the agency at that time
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Alternatives Considered

I have used QuickBooks Premier for Non-Profits in a previous job, but not at my current position. They have used MIP for several years prior to me coming on board. QuickBooks was much easier to learn, but I don't feel it has as much functionality as MIP does with the use of multiple federal and state managements and reporting
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Old system simply required transaction descriptions - easy to do from anywhere. Chrome River EXPENSE requires much more information for every single transaction. For a busy month of travel, it can easily take a few hours to complete a monthly expense report. Seems like that time could be better spent on actual core job responsibilities.
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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

  • Reduced errors in payroll and accounting.
  • Solidified a workflow from one department to the next. In government you may have different departments handling different aspects of the accounting process and Abila can be customized it so that there is seamless integration from beginning to end.
  • Saved us money from having to hire additional part time employees during tax season.
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  • The cost of implementation and the monthly charges have been completely recuperated with our Rebate every year
  • We are able to know exactly where an expense report is in the routing process
  • We can run reports for our sustainability efforts and help us track progress in areas such as miles driven, miles flown, etc
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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

Chrome River EXPENSE

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