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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings

Expensify

124 Ratings

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Expensify

124 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Large or small organizations Expensify would work well for. Very simple to use and to capture receipts, instead of having to keep receipts in wallet, etc., with fear of losing or misplacing. Keeps in chronological order and easy to process. Organizations of all sizes could benefit from this program and even more so from their integrated app.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

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

Customization

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

Security

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

Reporting & Analytics

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

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Expensify
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Expensify
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Expensify
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Expensify
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Expensify
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Expensify
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
Expensify
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Expensify
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.2
Expensify
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Expensify
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Expensify
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Expensify
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
5.7
Expensify
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
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
6.7
Expensify
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
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
7.0
Expensify
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Expensify
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
Expensify
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
Expensify
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Expensify
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
Expensify
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Expensify
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Expensify

Pros

  • Departmental financial reporting
  • Historical reporting
  • Cross fiscal year reporting
  • Transaction detail
Robert Bowsza profile photo
  • The first thing that I believe Expensify does well is that it offers a very friendly user experience on the desktop version and if you're new to the app, the free version allows the user to give it a complete test run. The simplicity of it all makes it easy for a user to navigate the site and input the necessary information.
  • Secondly, not only does Expensify allow you to keep a handle on your expenses, it also keeps you abreast of miles traveled and time worked on a project as well as syncing your info with select CRMs.
  • Another plus is the pricing model is not only very straightforward, but it's based on how many people actively use the system. The ability to add a credit card for importing works well and adds to the app's functionality.
  • The smartscan is really cool and easy to use.
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Cons

  • Understanding the permissions assigned to employees got confusing at times.
Brandon Adawi profile photo
  • As a solopreneur, I would like to see a version geared toward freelancers that avoids all of the policy, employee and administrator designations. While I'm extremely high on Expensify as a software for multi-employee companies that have some bureaucracy, it's a lot more than freelancers need or want.
  • While I like some of the integrations, I think that they are missing the boat on some like Quickbooks for Self-employed, Freshbooks, and Tripit to name a few.
  • The need to manually export data on the desktop is a little of a turn off.
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Likelihood to Renew

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.8
Based on 35 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
Expensify is a solid platform and there is no reason to change and require our employees to learn a new program.
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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.
Tracie Lambright profile photo
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 Accounting8.9
Based on 6 answers
It is mostly available when it is needed, however there have been power and internet outages that have limited the availability of programs.
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Performance

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.9
Based on 6 answers
It usually loads very quickly and I am able to get to work right away.
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Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.4
Based on 30 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 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
There were no records available to indicate where accounts with balances needed reversing entries. This problem carried forward for several years until it was traced back to implementation and reversed.
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Alternatives Considered

Abila offers an unmatched level of customization and flexibility for the price. Great integration with their modules as they are in house developed so things aren't tacked on from third parties. Some of the other competitors have to go outside their company to give you what Abila already has built in. Abila is a solid software suite that just works.
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Expensify is the first automated expense report software we have used but we have encountered very few problems.
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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

  • It is positive when I can create reports that are easily utilized month after month for grant reporting. Each of our grants requires a little different format of data and MIP allows me to customize reports to easily pull information I need to satisfy grantors.
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  • It has significantly saved me time from losing receipts as well as data entry with the Smart Scan option. Time saved for employees is time and effort they can put towards something else.
  • The options to sync and link across the department or even entire company is great!
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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?
Additional Pricing Details