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Score 8.1 out of 101
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Score 6.5 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Well-suited for basic accounting, I would give it an 8. Drill-down would be nice on the general ledger to be able to look at the original entry. Maintaining the year codes and distribution codes is much too involved-this needs to be streamlined. Would be nice to be able to update information on encumbrances and purchase orders prior payment. The accounts receivable module is a bit of a nightmare-we don't use the invoicing function as it is too involved for our company. While the Accounting function deserves and 8, I would only give the payroll function about a 4.5-sorry.
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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
7.5
Chrome River EXPENSE
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.8
Chrome River EXPENSE
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
Chrome River EXPENSE
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Chrome River EXPENSE
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Chrome River EXPENSE
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
Chrome River EXPENSE

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Chrome River EXPENSE
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Chrome River EXPENSE
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Chrome River EXPENSE

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Chrome River EXPENSE
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Chrome River EXPENSE
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Chrome River EXPENSE

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Chrome River EXPENSE
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
Chrome River EXPENSE
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Chrome River EXPENSE
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Chrome River EXPENSE

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Chrome River EXPENSE
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Chrome River EXPENSE
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Chrome River EXPENSE
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Chrome River EXPENSE
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Chrome River EXPENSE
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Chrome River EXPENSE
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
Chrome River EXPENSE
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Chrome River EXPENSE
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Chrome River EXPENSE
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Chrome River EXPENSE
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Chrome River EXPENSE
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Chrome River EXPENSE
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
Chrome River EXPENSE
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
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
6.6
Chrome River EXPENSE
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
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
7.1
Chrome River EXPENSE
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Chrome River EXPENSE
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Chrome River EXPENSE
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
Chrome River EXPENSE
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Chrome River EXPENSE
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
Chrome River EXPENSE
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Chrome River EXPENSE
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Chrome River EXPENSE

Pros

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

  • The interface and operations of Abila MIP Fund are fairly easy to utilize and learn.
  • It offers some excellent tools for managing a non-profit operation.
  • The software makes it easy to streamline operations into one system without dealing with separate departments working with different systems.
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Chrome River EXPENSE

  • 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

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

  • Sometimes support can be a bit off and challenging to get by phone.
  • Some of the reporting tools are not as robust as some competing products.
  • Vendor training costs can be high if needed by an organization.
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Chrome River EXPENSE

  • 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 Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 9.1
Based on 45 answers
Abila MIP is a great product to meet our needs in terms of accounting, reporting with a good security to provide access to those that need it. It is fairly flexible and scalable.
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Chrome River EXPENSE

Chrome River EXPENSE 10.0
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 Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 8.4
Based on 39 answers
The system is very usable from my point of view - we have not experienced any difficulty in the daily functions
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Chrome River EXPENSE

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Reliability and Availability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 9.0
Based on 6 answers
I refer back to the previous questions. It has suddenly quit on me.
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Chrome River EXPENSE

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Performance

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 10.0
Based on 6 answers
It usually loads very quickly and I am able to get to work right away.
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Chrome River EXPENSE

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Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 8.4
Based on 37 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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Chrome River EXPENSE

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In-Person Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 8.0
Based on 6 answers
I was trained on the job by the person who implemented and had used it for 6 years prior to my employment. She was very knowledgeable, but didn't know all of the ins and outs, which is where I self taught.
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Chrome River EXPENSE

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Online Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 6.3
Based on 4 answers
Personalized training provided for our organization
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Chrome River EXPENSE

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Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 6.3
Based on 22 answers
Make sure you know what you need and how to minimize potential errors due to training shortfalls
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Chrome River EXPENSE

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Alternatives Considered

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Many competing products may not offer some of the comprehensive all-in-one type solutions that are found in Abila MIP Fund. Non-profits can have particulate needs such as specialized taxation, funding, and membership support not always address in other commercial oriented products. Often non-profit organizations may piece together separate applications that can be found in Abila MIP Fund and this product can help save a great deal of time and money.
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Chrome River EXPENSE

We chose Chrome River over Concur because of the cost and features for our University. We have faculty and administrators who travel but they don't need all the different features Concur was offering, it seemed too much for us. We are a small University and just needed to automate our purchasing card process and that's exactly what we received with our choice. Also Chrome River's care for its customer is outstanding. We get answers to our questions very quickly.
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Scalability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 9.0
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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Chrome River EXPENSE

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Return on Investment

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

  • The software really helps save money if implemented correctly. If an organization needs extensive training then its costs might be too high.
  • Centralizing the flow of information into one system can help reduce errors.
  • The reporting tools can either be quite timesaving or sometimes too simplistic. An organization will need to do a good requirement's analysis when looking at this product.
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Chrome River EXPENSE

  • 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
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Chrome River EXPENSE

General

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