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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings

Microsoft Dynamics AX

Top Rated
100 Ratings

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Microsoft Dynamics AX

Top Rated
100 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting is well suited for nonprofits that need to do financial reporting by cost center. It is also well suited for financial reporting that crosses fiscal years (such as foundation grants).The basic Abila Fund Accounting package does not appear well suited for electronic bill payment. The Budget module does not offer the flexibility of an Excel-based budgeting and projection system.
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Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX is well suited for a comprehensive ERP system for a small to mid-size organization. It is a solid, base core system with well-designed architecture. From the overview of the upgrade, it contains additional functionality and features. It may be less appropriate for very large, complex organizations. I would not recommend for use as a reporting and/or analysis software.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.3
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.1
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics AX
10.0
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.6

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.2
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.2
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.2

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.3
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.4
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.1
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.2
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
5.7
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.8
Global Financial Support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.4
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Intercompany Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Localizations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
Enterprise Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.9
Configurable Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.3
Centralized Rules Framework
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.9
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.3
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.8

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.7
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.4
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.4
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Order Orchestration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
End-to-end order visibility
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Order exception Resolution
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.4

Accounting Firm BPO Features

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

Subledger and Financial Process

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Automated Invoice Processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.1
Shared Services Payments
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.4
Billings Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Customer Receipt Applications
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6
Customer Collections
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Revenue Recognition
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Cash Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.4
Asset Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1
Travel & Expense Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6
Period Close
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.6
Transactions Tax
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Subledger Reconciliations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
9.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0

Project Financial Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Budgeting and Forecasting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Project Costing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Cost Capture
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
9.0
Capital Project Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
Customer Invoicing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0

Project Execution Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Project Planning and Scheduling
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
10.0
Project Manager Dashboard
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
9.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
9.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Team Member Task Collaboration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.0
Project Candidate Search
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Defineable Resource Pools
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Defineable Resource Pools
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0

Procurement

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Sourcing Analysis
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Contract Compliance Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.0
Contract History
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Contract Repository
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.0
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Electronic Signatures
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Invoice Automated Matching
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.2
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Spend Compliance Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Supplier Assessment
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Supplier Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Supplier Portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0

Logistics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Transportation Sourcing Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Transportation Process Integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Transportation Execution Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Freight Payment Automation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Trade Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Customs Document Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Fulfillment Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Inventory Visibility
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
9.0
Warehouse Workforce Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0

Manufacturing

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Manufacturing Costs
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0

Supply Chain

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.3
Forecasting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Inventory Planning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.1
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Performance Monitoring
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics AX
9.0

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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  • Pricing: Microsoft Dynamics AX gives us good flexibility in how we price our products.
  • UX: Microsoft Dynamics AX has a good user interface to put valuable information on the screen for users.
  • Inventory Management: Microsoft Dynamics AX does a great job at giving us insight into our inventory.
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Cons

  • I wish it was a little simpler to reverse a single invoice during the AP void check process.
  • In the payroll system improved reporting, being able to pull information from both the employee profile and the payroll system would be appreciated.
  • The ability to hide discontinued vendors from selection lists. As well as some way to improve vendor id conventions.
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  • Sales Ledger. Currently, the idea behind the sales ledger module is that the company prepares a sales order for another company. I would prefer the developers consider the scenario where a sales order is prepared for the same company but for another branch or unit.
  • Postings of issues items are currently possible but none of the modules caters to "departmental material or item request". Further tweaks have been done on our Project Module to cater for this but it's not entirely perfect. This will enable aid in cost allocation per departmental request of materials or items.
  • Challenges with the bank module - does not allow for easily reconciliation as the statement from the banks can not be uploaded except for specific format.
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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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Microsoft Dynamics AX8.0
Based on 4 answers
Microsoft Dynamics continues to evolve by bringing more functionality to the customer. Also there are several independent software providers that offer a wide range of solutions for vertical markets.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.6
Based on 33 answers
MIP is fairly easy to learn and to update. Whether it's transaction entry or reporting it has logical steps and maintains consistency. These are things that make usability a positive and not a negative.
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Microsoft Dynamics AX9.0
Based on 1 answer
Dynamics AX MES is a good product, once deployed and stable, much easier to manage for the operationally than legacy systems.
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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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Microsoft Dynamics AX7.0
Based on 1 answer
Some integration and high volume ramping challenges, particularly with BizTalk and SQL Server, but getting sorted out. Outages over time appeared to be more dependent on integration complexity than AX MES.
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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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Microsoft Dynamics AX7.0
Based on 1 answer
Some integration and high volume ramping challenges, particularly with BizTalk and SQL Server, but getting sorted out. Outages over time appeared to be more dependent on integration complexity than AX MES.
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Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.4
Based on 30 answers
It is fairly easy to get a hold of support with Abila MIP Fund Accounting. I also like how we get frequent updates on the status of our support request so that we know exactly what is going on and so we do not feel forgotten about. This is more than a lot of companies do.
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Microsoft Dynamics AX8.0
Based on 1 answer
Microsoft did a reasonably good job supporting the deployment efforts to multiple factories and ongoing stabilization. I don't think that MES was intended for the large enterprise volume and complexity levels our operations required.
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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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Microsoft Dynamics AX9.0
Based on 1 answer
It took a lot of work, but Microsoft ultimately did a good job with in-person training, including being onsite in multiple global locations for extended periods.
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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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Microsoft Dynamics AX8.0
Based on 1 answer
Our solution deviated from a number of key out-of-the-box standards that were included in Online training. We just used that for introduction to the general functionality.
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Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting6.9
Based on 19 answers
MUST have a good partner to guide you through the set up steps. A seasoned organization is imperative. They can help navigate issues because they have dealt with them before.
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Microsoft Dynamics AX7.3
Based on 2 answers
Users in some cases were busy and not engaged, so those areas went slower. Configuration by the consultants was good, but at time complicated.
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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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I was not part of the decision making process to select Microsoft Dynamics AX, however, I do know that an exhaustive search was done and many options were considered alongside Microsoft Dynamics AX and I feel that the right decision was made in choosing this solution.
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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

  • Reduced errors in payroll and accounting.
  • Solidified a workflow from one department to the next. In government you may have different departments handling different aspects of the accounting process and Abila can be customized it so that there is seamless integration from beginning to end.
  • Saved us money from having to hire additional part time employees during tax season.
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  • Helps save accounting time on inputting invoices
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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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Microsoft Dynamics AX

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