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Score 6.7 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Well-suited for basic accounting, I would give it an 8. Drill-down would be nice on the general ledger to be able to look at the original entry. Maintaining the year codes and distribution codes is much too involved-this needs to be streamlined. Would be nice to be able to update information on encumbrances and purchase orders prior payment. The accounts receivable module is a bit of a nightmare-we don't use the invoicing function as it is too involved for our company. While the Accounting function deserves and 8, I would only give the payroll function about a 4.5-sorry.
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Microsoft Dynamics SL

For a small to mid-size business, MS Dynamics SL is effective. We are capable of managing our finances with a very low risk of error. We have worked with MS Dynamics for almost 15 years and have more than doubled the size of our business in that time with very few issues from the program. We have exponentially increased our revenue and reporting demands and have found SL to be very dependable and stable. The program does have the occasional glitch and those are sometimes outside of the realm of expertise of our IT department. SL support is excellent, but their timeliness is not as urgent as ours.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.5
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.6
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.1
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.9
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.3
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.3

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.2
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.9
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.5
Global Financial Support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2
Intercompany Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.2
Localizations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.2
Journals and Reconciliations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Enterprise Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Configurable Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.6
Centralized Rules Framework
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.3
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
End-to-end order visibility
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Order exception Resolution
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Subledger and Financial Process

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.5
Automated Invoice Processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.6
Shared Services Payments
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Billings Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Customer Collections
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Revenue Recognition
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.2
Cash Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.4
Asset Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.5
Travel & Expense Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.5
Period Close
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Transactions Tax
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.2
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Project Financial Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.5
Budgeting and Forecasting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.6
Project Costing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.9
Cost Capture
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.6
Capital Project Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Customer Invoicing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.2
Project Financials Dashboard
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.6

Grants Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Award Lifecycle Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Spending Control
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Billing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Manufacturing

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Production Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Supply Chain

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Inventory Planning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Pros

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

  • Tracks budget amounts and availability very smoothly and the reports are easy to read and utilize.
  • The encumbrance tracking is excellent and makes staying on budget much easier.
  • The general ledgers are easy to access and read.
  • Information by funding source is easy to track and access.
  • Like the 1099 coding functions.
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Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Easy to understand. The program can be taught t new users with no prior experience with minimal effort.
  • Very thorough modules for all areas of financial reporting and analysis.
  • Uncomplicated layout and maneuverability. The screens can be personalized for easy access to most frequently used modules.
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Cons

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

  • Sometimes support can be a bit off and challenging to get by phone.
  • Some of the reporting tools are not as robust as some competing products.
  • Vendor training costs can be high if needed by an organization.
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Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Reporting in the Project module is lacking functionality. I understand that most companies have specific needs when it comes to tracking project information but the standard reports are not good.
  • I would recommend a product like Management Reporter that is for Projects only. Project Reporter should allow users to pull in all Project related data into reports.
  • Fixing suspended batches. Obviously all of us users have experienced this mess. SL knows what needs to be corrected and there could be some step by step fixes in a separate repair module to do the steps we do in Query Analyzer.
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Likelihood to Renew

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 9.1
Based on 45 answers
I am not the decision-maker, but it would be my recommendation at this point.
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Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 5.4
Based on 8 answers
It meets all of our needs. Users and management are pleased with ease of use and the end result of data management in reports.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 8.4
Based on 39 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.
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Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 1.8
Based on 6 answers
I rate it a 10 because we have removed the fields we don't need so users can really crank the data into the system. The software was designed for the professional services firm in mind but does a tremendous job for construction firms and "blended" companies that are both distribution firms but project centric as well. Perhaps they drop ship inventory to a project where their employees or subs need to work on a project for example.
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Reliability and Availability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 9.0
Based on 6 answers
I refer back to the previous questions. It has suddenly quit on me.
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Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.9
Based on 2 answers
We have had only one unplanned outage for 2 hours in the last 30 months. We shut down for 30 min to 1 hour once a month, but that is for Microsoft OS updates to the servers. Being a 24/7 world wide operation, the reliability is really important. We do get an 8 hour window on the weekend that we can be down for a short period to install Microsoft Dynamics SL updates, but we do not have many of those. On our last version upgrade, we shut the users out at 9:30 am and were fully operational in less than 6 hours. The upgrade was New SQL server, New SL server and 2 new Citrix servers.
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Performance

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 10.0
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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Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 1.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 8.4
Based on 37 answers
Every time we have needed support we had the issue resolved within an hour.
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Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.5
Based on 4 answers
Support is only used when needed, so unfortunately ,they get all the odd issues. It's a difficult business, but Microsoft and our firm do a great job of meeting customer needs. We get routine feedback that our support services are very good.
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In-Person Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 8.0
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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Microsoft Dynamics SL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 6.3
Based on 4 answers
Personalized training provided for our organization
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Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 1.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 6.3
Based on 22 answers
I do not know about the implementation of the software as I was not employed by the agency at that time
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Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Just to let it take its course. The implementation for me once I became a part of my former organization was pretty seamless. Just get to know the basics and call the support team to ask questions if you need help on an issue, should they arise. They are ready, willing, and able to help!
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Alternatives Considered

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

I was not part of the selection for MIP and don't have anything to compare.
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Microsoft Dynamics SL

I have been on this product for 17 years. I have worked with Great Plains and have worked with products in the Health Care industry and believe this product pulls in all the main functionality into basic core modules and allows users to quickly grasp how to use the product. This also allows for greater efficiencies by all staff who touch this product. I worked as a consultant for the early version of Solomon. As a financial consultant, I had to get into a company and learn quickly the operations on the old software to get them ready for a switch to this one. In the four years of working as a consultant I had seen a good deal of other software that did not match up to the power and extreme efficiency of data flow that SL has. Once users were trained, they agreed
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Scalability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 9.0
Based on 6 answers
I have had some issues with the software suddenly closing with no reason given.
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Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 1.4
Based on 2 answers
Since the backbone of the database is MS SQLServer, the database can be easily scaled.
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Return on Investment

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

  • This is a question for our accountant and president. What I do know is that it allows us to increase our "donor advised funds" and offer that as a means for individuals to contribute to our cause.
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Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Less time needs to be invested to create invoices from timecards.
  • Project profitability is right there for you to review as the whole product is "project-centric"-we do less of the work that tends to lose us money and more lucrative work.
  • The ease with which we are able to hide unwanted fields makes data entry simple.
  • The intuitive naming of the tables makes report writing much easier than most accounting/ERP products.
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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 SL

General

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

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