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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings

FreeAgent

31 Ratings

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

FreeAgent

31 Ratings
Score 9.1 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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FreeAgent

FreeAgent is particularly suited to freelancers and SMEs that have project and/or time based billing
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
FreeAgent
8.6
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
FreeAgent
8.0
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
FreeAgent
8.5
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
FreeAgent
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
FreeAgent
8.8
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
FreeAgent
8.7

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
FreeAgent
5.5
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
FreeAgent
4.5
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
FreeAgent
6.4

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
FreeAgent
8.5
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
FreeAgent
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
FreeAgent
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
FreeAgent
7.8
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
FreeAgent
10.0
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
FreeAgent
9.0
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
FreeAgent
4.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
FreeAgent
9.3
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
FreeAgent
10.0
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
FreeAgent
10.0
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
FreeAgent
10.0
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
FreeAgent
10.0
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
FreeAgent
10.0
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
FreeAgent
10.0
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
FreeAgent
8.6
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.2
FreeAgent
9.1
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
FreeAgent
9.0
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
FreeAgent
8.7
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
FreeAgent
9.0
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
5.6
FreeAgent
9.0
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
FreeAgent
Journals and Reconciliations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
FreeAgent
8.0

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
FreeAgent
7.4
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
FreeAgent
7.7
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
FreeAgent
8.2
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
FreeAgent
4.5
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
FreeAgent
9.1

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
FreeAgent
8.1
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.7
FreeAgent
8.1
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
FreeAgent
6.8
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
FreeAgent
8.2
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
FreeAgent
9.1

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
FreeAgent
8.4
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
FreeAgent
8.6
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
FreeAgent
9.1
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
FreeAgent
9.1
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
FreeAgent
8.2
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
FreeAgent
9.1
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
FreeAgent
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
FreeAgent
8.2
Branded client dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
FreeAgent
9.1
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
FreeAgent
8.2
Configurable client onboarding questions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
FreeAgent
6.4

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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  • Recurring invoices with automated follow-up is fantastic for helping to get paid on time
  • Automated bank transfers are the easiest way to ensure that I can reconcile my accounts with ease
  • Support is fantastic
  • Built-in Time tracking for projects/tasks (integration with Basecamp to get this info) is fantastic, it allows us to accurately track what we are working on and get paid for it!
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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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  • When raising quotes or invoices for different people within the same company it can be a guessing game to select the correct person as only the company name is shown in the options not the company / person. To be honest there may be a solution but it hasn't bugged me enough yet to look for one (yet).
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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
The system is very usable from my point of view - we have not experienced any difficulty in the daily functions
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FreeAgent9.1
Based on 4 answers
It's simple to use, intuitive, and makes my life simpler - not much more is required of software.
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Reliability and Availability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.9
Based on 6 answers
I refer back to the previous questions. It has suddenly quit on me.
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FreeAgent8.9
Based on 5 answers
Based in a cloud and never had any issues with down time. I can access from any device
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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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FreeAgent9.1
Based on 1 answer
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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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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

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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I haven't used other products, I used freeagent and was so impressed that I've continued to use it and recommend to other
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Scalability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.9
Based on 6 answers
I have had some issues with the software suddenly closing with no reason given.
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FreeAgent8.2
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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  • It allows me to quote for jobs incredibly quickly as I can log on from anywhere.
  • Keeps tracks of all my expenses and mileage.
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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

FreeAgent

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