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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings

Clearbooks

1 Ratings

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Clearbooks

1 Ratings
Score 7 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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Clearbooks

Larger companies, multi-currency. Clearbooks is in a competitive environment with Xero, SageOne, FreeAgent, Intuit etc., etc.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

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

Customization

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

Security

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Clearbooks
5.0
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Clearbooks
5.0
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Clearbooks
5.0
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Clearbooks
5.0
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Clearbooks
5.0
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Clearbooks
5.0
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
Clearbooks
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Clearbooks
5.0
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.2
Clearbooks
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Clearbooks
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Clearbooks
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Clearbooks
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
5.7
Clearbooks
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
Clearbooks

Inventory Management

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

Order Management

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

Accounting Firm BPO Features

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

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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  • SaaS, so accessible by anyone, anywhere in the world via a browser
  • Clear and straight forward navigation
  • Good choice of management reports
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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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  • Like any SaaS product, Clearbooks is continuously evolving and being improved
  • Some of the reports still need some work
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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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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
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
We have been financially challenged in the last few years and we have always renewed our support contract, even if it was a financial stretch. The fact that Abilia has been flexible in their renewal accommodation has been greatly appreciated. Every single time we have needed help, it has been effective and efficiently delivered. The service team has worked well with our all skill levels of our staff and I have only heard positive outcomes in our 15 years. Never a bad outcome. I would say this an achievement Abila should be very proud of.
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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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Clearbooks was chosen 5 years ago as our accountant recommended it. There is an element of inertia in moving accounts packages.
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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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  • I am not sure that ROI is an appropriate measure for an accounts package. The cost is around £250/year, which is a tiny fraction of the cost of a bookkeeper/finance controller/finance director/CFO.
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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

Clearbooks

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