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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

I believe Abila is suited for organizations that have complex funding structures. Especially those organizations who have multiple funding sources with agencies that require different expense coding to ensure expenses are properly classified. I think Abila is not appropriate for small organizations whose chart of accounts may be less complex in addition to a lower operating budget.
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Expensify

Expensify can be great for small and large companies. We have multiple entities and a lot of specific situations that we needed built into our reports which is why we cannot take advantage of the NetSuite integration at this time, but we have worked with our rep to make it work for us by building these custom reports. Expensify is flexible and I think they can find a solution for many different companies' needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Expensify
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.8
Expensify
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Expensify
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Expensify
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Expensify
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.4
Expensify

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Expensify
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Expensify
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Expensify

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Expensify
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Expensify
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Expensify

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Expensify
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
Expensify
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Expensify
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Expensify

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Expensify
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Expensify
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Expensify
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Expensify
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Expensify
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Expensify
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
Expensify
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Expensify
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
Expensify
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Expensify
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Expensify
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Expensify
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.2
Expensify
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
Expensify

Inventory Management

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

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
Expensify
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
Expensify
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Expensify
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
Expensify
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
Expensify

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
Expensify
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Expensify
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Expensify
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
Expensify
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Expensify
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
Expensify
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Expensify
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Expensify

Pros

  • Abila's functionality for our office includes fund accounting, grants managements, payroll, human resources, and timekeeping.
  • It allows us to report on multiple cost centers for multiple organizations and programs across all grants on the federal and state level.
  • The imbedded reports writer provides extensive reports and you can customize them anyway you want them or your board wants them.
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  • Expensify has a user-friendly interface. Receipts can be easily uploaded onto the platform through multiple methods. Users can also download the app so, which is particularly useful while they are on travel.
  • Our reps at Expensify have helped build reports that respond to our complicated multi entity needs. I have a report that I export that is in the exact format I need for journal entry template importation. This is a game changer when the monthly credit card transaction list for the journal entry is on average 800 lines!
  • We are able to host employees on the platfomr from many different countries because Expensify allows for multiple policies to be set. Each policy can then be set with needs to that country, like currency and even different categories and departments to charge items to.
  • Since we have our corporate cards connected to Expensify, Expensify builds reports for our employees through the month, adding their charges to the report as they are charged to the card. Expensify imports the amount, merchant and date and the user just needs to fill in a comment, add a receipt and select what the charge needs to be budgeted to. Users can also set up "rules" that automatically code recurring charges so they can "set it and forget it."
  • It is very easy to add user and remove users. This comes in useful in a busy HR department when stake holders are changing all the time.
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Cons

  • Sometimes pulling reports or building the reports to give you the results you want is difficult to achieve.
  • Creating budgets was a challenge at first as was updating those budgets when revisions occur.
  • We would like to see a copy and paste function added so when entering or changing descriptions you don't have to continually keep typing them over and over.
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  • Exporting credit card transactions can be difficult. When importing, all transactions are lumped under one vendor (American Express, in our case), so it can very difficult to link a line item on the general ledger to an individual transaction/receipt.
  • Basic instruction for new users can be confusing. For employees who have not previously used expense reporting or accounting software, some of the terminology can cause a problem. Also, it's not clear that a user must actually submit their expense report to a particular email - some employees have submitted it to themselves or failed to submit it at all.
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Likelihood to Renew

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.2
Based on 42 answers
Since our system has been in place for almost ten years, we occasionally talk about doing a new implementation. We do not talk about moving to a different product. Abila has many options for support, including cloud support, that we can evaluate. The overall satisfaction between HR, Payroll and Accounting is high. We have taken advantage of training and have developed a good level of expertise and the program upgrade features do not require reworking our processes. We have not found the product to impede any of our process improvements and find new ways to utilize the features as time goes on.
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Expensify10.0
Based on 7 answers
We love Expensify! Its interface is amazing. They are always innovating new things and our reps are great and help us along the way to achieve what we need.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.9
Based on 37 answers
Overall, the software has many useful features and is generally east to use, however, when the Data Integrity Check function identifies a problem, it is not clear what caused the problem (so we can avoid making the same error in the future) and it requires us to call Customer Support to resolve the problem. This last step is unnecessarily time consuming.
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Expensify7.0
Based on 1 answer
Mobile works great, but let's be honest. It's just a photograph. Their OCR and human turk technology works great to scan that photo and enter the proper information. The web interface is decent and allows you to work with single expenses in great detail. What's missing is the ability to mass update expenses, and this sometimes hurts, especially if you're a heavy user of the system.
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Reliability and Availability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.0
Based on 6 answers
I refer back to the previous questions. It has suddenly quit on me.
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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 Accounting8.7
Based on 35 answers
I had to call support for an issue I was having to reverse a batch that was posted by mistake. The support lady was really helpful in guiding me to the correct steps in resolving my issue. I felt very confident in knowing I can call them to resolve my issues
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Expensify10.0
Based on 1 answer
Our rep has been amazing. He has built custom reports for us that have been very time consuming and difficult. Our reps are also currently looking into new submission solutions for us that we are excited about. They came up with this and recommended it on their own without me complaining about an issue. They are about our success and are very excited about the product they offer.
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In-Person Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.0
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 Accounting10.0
Based on 3 answers
Personalized training provided for our organization
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Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting6.9
Based on 21 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 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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We found that Expensify is easier to use and the support was better. We enjoyed free of charge trial and the support team helped a lot with demos while we were in the implementation process
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Scalability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.0
Based on 6 answers
I have had some issues with the software suddenly closing with no reason given.
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Return on Investment

  • Having all the modules in one convenient place has saved our company money as well as time.
  • Our finance team is much more efficient because of the combined modules, its a one-stop shop!
  • One negative impact is how long it takes someone to be trained to use the software effectively and efficiently.
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  • Expensify helps our employees to save time and concentrate on the core business activities by providing a simple platform for managing their business expenses.
  • Saves the company money by helping to move to a paperless environment where we do not need to print as much, or keep paper records of reports and receipts. I would estimate about 10 hours of saved time and a couple hundred dollars per month, every month.
  • The implementation and adoption process does take some resources and time so that would be the negative impact at the beginning but that is the case for every new tool implementation.
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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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Expensify

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