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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings

Sage Intacct

Top Rated
591 Ratings

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Sage Intacct

Top Rated
591 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

I think it is great for fund accounting and grants management. We manage multiple federal and state grants so using MIP helps keep everything in order. We also love the fact that we can process our payroll, use MIP's timekeeping system and it holds all of our HR data as well. It's like a one-stop shop!
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Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct is great as an accouting system and provides insights into business operations with ability to store statistical non-financial data and display in dashboards and reports. New interactive report writer is very powerful and will make excel report manipulation obsolete. We use Intacct well in most of our foreign subsidiaries and it works well with multi-currency.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Sage Intacct
6.8
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Sage Intacct
7.0
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Sage Intacct
6.4
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Sage Intacct
7.1
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Sage Intacct
6.9
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Sage Intacct
6.8

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Sage Intacct
7.8
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Sage Intacct
7.9
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Sage Intacct
7.6

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Sage Intacct
7.6
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Sage Intacct
6.8
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Sage Intacct
8.4

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Sage Intacct
7.3
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
Sage Intacct
7.1
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Sage Intacct
7.9
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Sage Intacct
6.8

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Sage Intacct
7.3
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Sage Intacct
7.7
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Sage Intacct
6.5
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Sage Intacct
7.7
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Sage Intacct
8.0
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Sage Intacct
6.3
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
Sage Intacct
7.0
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Sage Intacct
6.3
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.2
Sage Intacct
8.3
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Sage Intacct
8.0
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Sage Intacct
7.2
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Sage Intacct
5.0
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
5.7
Sage Intacct
7.0
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
Sage Intacct
7.8
Global Financial Support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage Intacct
7.4
Intercompany Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage Intacct
7.4
Journals and Reconciliations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage Intacct
7.5
Enterprise Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage Intacct
7.7
Configurable Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage Intacct
7.9
Centralized Rules Framework
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage Intacct
7.4

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
Sage Intacct
6.2
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Sage Intacct
6.3
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Sage Intacct
5.5
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Sage Intacct
7.9
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Sage Intacct
5.2

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
Sage Intacct
7.2
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.7
Sage Intacct
6.2
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
Sage Intacct
7.4
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
Sage Intacct
8.6
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
Sage Intacct
6.3
End-to-end order visibility
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage Intacct
7.3

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Sage Intacct
7.1
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Sage Intacct
7.2
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
Sage Intacct
8.2
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
Sage Intacct
7.0
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Sage Intacct
7.1
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
Sage Intacct
7.1
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Sage Intacct
7.0
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Sage Intacct
7.9
Branded client dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage Intacct
7.1
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage Intacct
7.1
Configurable client onboarding questions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage Intacct
6.2
Cross-client workflow management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage Intacct
6.2

Pros

  • I particularly like the copy/rename reports features. It allows the user to make slight changes to reports they may use frequently and save the report with a new name. This saves time when detailed reports are needed quickly.
  • I like the payroll function and the ability to allocate payroll between accounts rather than to calculate it manually.
  • I appreciate the recaps at the bottom of the AP & JV screens which show the accounts being referenced and whether the transaction is balance. It is a good double check.
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  • Dashboards are very user-friendly and robust. I use at least half a dozen dashboards for various business needs.
  • Platform Services are very powerful for automation and additional custom system building.
  • Dimensions allow us to slice and dice data as needed.
  • Powerful API allows easy integration with third-party systems.
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Cons

  • In the process of updating Distribution Codes starting with copying a previous code, the process for update requires getting out of the processing area and reentering to find the new code to proceed with updating.
  • The look on-screen for vendor balances has information very scattered and difficult to read. An improved presentation would be appreciated.
  • Under Combining Statements, reports cannot be run with unposted account activity.
  • In filtering lookup for posted JVs under Reports, entries have Session Description, but under unposted in Reports they do not have that useful information. And within the JV entry, when copying a previous entry, selections appear in random order rather than sorted in order like within filtering for posted or unposted entries in Reports. It would be good to have a standardized presentation method -- filtering under Reports for posted transactions is the best.
  • When running a statement using assigned groups, it would be good to receive some type of alert if there are expenses not captured within the statement because an account with expenses has not been assigned. As new account numbers are added, they aren't necessarily assigned to groups.
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  • Home page is lacking
  • Some redundant steps to get to the same things
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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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Sage Intacct8.5
Based on 53 answers
I currently work for a public accounting firm now and don't use Intacct, but it is by far the best accounting I have seen.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.6
Based on 33 answers
It is a great software to use but it can still improve in some areas. Like if they could add spelling check function. Most software this day has spelling check as a standard function. Maybe if they could also expand the filters available when running custom reports would be very helpful
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Sage Intacct8.3
Based on 15 answers
Ease of use and customization
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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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Sage Intacct9.6
Based on 6 answers
Happy with my timesheets processing. Dont use it for anything else although !Thank you
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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.
Cindy Chapple profile photo
Sage Intacct9.2
Based on 6 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.4
Based on 30 answers
Every time we have needed support we had the issue resolved within an hour.
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Sage Intacct8.9
Based on 11 answers
currently you must submit a ticket via the customer portal and then wait for a response. The time you must wait for the response varies based on the urgency of your request. Sometimes you just need a quick response and a phone call would be easier or even a live chat ~ would love to see them roll that out instead of having to wait when you have a question or issue.
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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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Sage Intacct7.3
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Online Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.9
Based on 3 answers
Personalized training provided for our organization
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Sage Intacct7.0
Based on 8 answers
The training is designed for implementing intacct as opposed to utilizing intacct. I think that both are necessary to learn, but wish there was continued training for using it once Intacct is in place for the users.
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Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting6.9
Based on 19 answers
I would not implement without the help of a reseller.
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Sage Intacct8.5
Based on 10 answers
They were very knowledgeable and helpful.
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Alternatives Considered

When you have to match funding stream to program so carefully, and often also track the type of expenditure on a very granular level, low end solutions don't cut it. At the time we started with MIP, only very high end accounting systems could do what we needed - even the mid-range didn't really give us the kind of cross program, cross funding management at such a granular level. Mid-range non-profit specific software was the only thing that offered us the potential to manage all of this at a price that we could afford, and without major customization.
Kayza Kleinman profile photo
Sage Intacct was a more comprehensive product than QBO, QBE or Xero and it was a more cost effective and flexible solution that the other larger systems we evaluated.
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Sage Intacct7.8
Based on 26 answers
The learning curve takes a little time, however, the workflow across managing all our clients is very beneficial.
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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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Sage Intacct8.4
Based on 3 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

  • We are still on-premise
Kayza Kleinman profile photo
  • It has allowed us to improve our budgeting process and give the division CEO's more comprehensive performance to budget analysis.
  • It is definitely more expensive than our prior solution and implementation was costly and time consuming but the efficiencies should let us recoup these in the future.
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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

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Sage Intacct

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

Sage Intacct More Information