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Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

With Abila MIP's versatility I think it would be well suited for any industry, but especially for any industry where you wanted to be very specific on tracking or cost accounting. The ability to segment your accounts allows you to track by just about any method you would like to be successful.
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OpenAir PSA

I would only recommend OpenAir if you are a company of 100+ with complex business processes and have a need to integrate into multiple external systems. I think most project managers find it cumbersome and irritating until they are trained on what not to use. It needs a more simplistic obvious approach rather than having every feature exposed all at once.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
OpenAir PSA
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.8
OpenAir PSA
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
OpenAir PSA
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
OpenAir PSA
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
OpenAir PSA
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.4
OpenAir PSA

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
OpenAir PSA
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
OpenAir PSA
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
OpenAir PSA

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
OpenAir PSA
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
OpenAir PSA
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
OpenAir PSA

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
OpenAir PSA
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
OpenAir PSA
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
OpenAir PSA
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
OpenAir PSA

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
OpenAir PSA
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
OpenAir PSA
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
OpenAir PSA
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
OpenAir PSA
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
OpenAir PSA
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
OpenAir PSA
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
OpenAir PSA
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
OpenAir PSA
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
OpenAir PSA
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
OpenAir PSA
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
OpenAir PSA
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
OpenAir PSA
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.2
OpenAir PSA
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
OpenAir PSA

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
OpenAir PSA
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
OpenAir PSA
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
OpenAir PSA
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
OpenAir PSA
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
OpenAir PSA

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
OpenAir PSA
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
OpenAir PSA
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
OpenAir PSA
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
OpenAir PSA
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
OpenAir PSA

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
OpenAir PSA
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
OpenAir PSA
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
OpenAir PSA
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
OpenAir PSA
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
OpenAir PSA
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
OpenAir PSA
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
OpenAir PSA
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
OpenAir PSA

Project Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
6.9
Task Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
6.6
Resource Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
6.6
Gantt Charts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
6.5
Scheduling
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
7.3
Workflow Automation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
7.4
Team Collaboration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
7.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
5.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
6.0
Document Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
5.0
Email integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
5.5
Mobile Access
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
8.5
Timesheet Tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
8.6
Change request and Case Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
7.6
Budget and Expense Management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
8.9

Professional Services Automation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
6.1
Quotes/estimates
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
5.0
Invoicing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
5.8
Project & financial reporting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
8.0
Integration with accounting software
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
OpenAir PSA
5.8

Pros

  • Departmental financial reporting
  • Historical reporting
  • Cross fiscal year reporting
  • Transaction detail
Robert Bowsza profile photo
  • We had a specific process down pat with QuickArrow and wanted similar functionality. It gave us that and more.
  • It has a lot more reporting functionality than QuickArrow. There are hundreds of options for layout, what is reported, etc. I haven’t played too much with those reports yet. We more or less just replicated reports I had in QuickArrow. We needed the professional services/transition team at NetSuite to help me. There are too many options at this point. I imagine we won’t use all of those reports. Quick Arrow had a lot less.
  • Mobile Capabilities – There wasn’t a mobile concept for QuickArrow. OpenAir has been beneficial for iPhone users for time sheet submissions. There is no app for Droid users yet. There are not a lot of users out there, who really know how to use it yet. Managers are not using the app for dashboards/reporting, etc. The field has been pretty quiet but they do really like the mobile app feature. They like not having to go to laptop to enter their time. That’s all we require of them – just time entry. We ran into some glitches - some of the time sheets submitted via iPhone did not get to the tool itself. That happened in one instance. I made QA aware of it. I am not sure what the resolution turned out to be.
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Cons

  • The print on the screen is so small (probably an 8 font), it is hard to read for older users.
  • I would like to be able to change the name of a vendor without deleting it and then re-adding it which loses the history. Sometimes company names change but other aspects remain the same. Or you may mistype a name and need to correct it.
  • There is no easy way to change the chart of accounts if you need to do renumbering. If the person establishing the chart of accounts isn't experienced with it, there is no way to correct the mistakes. This is true especially for the numbering order and leaving enough space between numbers.
  • I wish there was a hard copy manual that clarifies what happens when specific information is typed or requested. For example: What happens in the system when you are writing a reversing journal entry. It allows for 4 different types of reversing entries, but doesn't identify the difference so one would know which one to select.
  • I would like to be able to refer back to other reports when using the "drill-down". The system doesn't allow for that.
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  • The robust interface can be overwhelming
  • Lack of training
  • Ability to hide modules & sections not used by the teams
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Likelihood to Renew

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.2
Based on 42 answers
It never gives us problems, and meets most of our needs.
Jeffrey Chapman profile photo
OpenAir PSA8.2
Based on 7 answers
We have to look at the whole ecosystem, if it happened that we changed our CRM or ERP, we want to make sure that OpenAir Netsuite PSA is compatible with them, if not there is a chance [we would] switch to an alternative solution.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.9
Based on 37 answers
The system is easy to use because the modules are consistent throughout
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OpenAir PSA9.4
Based on 4 answers
Aside from Reporting, where there is some room for improvement, the usability is overall very strong. In Reporting, you can get the job done for the most part, but it might take a lot of creativity to get there.
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Reliability and Availability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.0
Based on 6 answers
I refer back to the previous questions. It has suddenly quit on me.
Christine Frenzel profile photo
OpenAir PSA10.0
Based on 3 answers
The system up time was reliable and that was never anything we ever had any concerns/issues with.
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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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OpenAir PSA9.0
Based on 3 answers
The performance was acceptable. If you had a very large data set you were working with it might take a little longer, but within reason.
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Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.7
Based on 35 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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OpenAir PSA10.0
Based on 3 answers
They were responsive and knowledgeable. We had access to a single point of contact and we could contact him via phone/email as needed. It was very convenient and it made it easy since that person was already familiar with how we were using the solution, our configuration, etc.
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In-Person Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.0
Based on 6 answers
Very knowledgeable and able to adapt to any users level
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OpenAir PSA10.0
Based on 2 answers
Very knowledgeable and able to articulate how other customers configured the solution to meet their needs as well as the best practices they recommended.
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Online Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting10.0
Based on 3 answers
Personalized training provided for our organization
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No answers yet
We did a 3 day online remote course back in April. NetSuite prefers training to occur before migration. We went over the functionality of tool and three months later we migrated. Personally, I didn’t find it that beneficial. Certain parts of it were beneficial as they applied to me – talked a lot about invoicing capabilities that didn’t apply to me. They also have knowledge base / e-learning assets, but I haven’t referred to them
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Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting6.9
Based on 21 answers
Make sure you know what you need and how to minimize potential errors due to training shortfalls
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OpenAir PSA10.0
Based on 2 answers
It went fine. Everything came over the way we wanted. In addition to migrating the current projects we wanted to migrate historical data – did that seamlessly. The finished product looked pretty good – just needed to tweak – and they helped us with that
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Alternatives Considered

I personally have used QuickBooks, Quicken, and a long-ago product by Software International. QuickBooks and Quicken are easier to use, but do not provide the reporting that Abila provides. Non-profits need an easy way to allocate expenses between grants, especially payroll. They also need to be able to provide reporting by grants. Abila seems to be able to provide this system.
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Our team found that OpenAir has better, increased functionality than other project management programs. Instead of using multiple softwares for time tracking, expense reports and project management, OpenAir combines all three into one. Using one tool instead of three saves us money and time and allows us to work better while gaining the analytics we need to set ourselves up for success.
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Scalability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.0
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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OpenAir PSA10.0
Based on 2 answers
Once the system is setup, it's easy to manage and maintain.
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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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  • Positive ROI from tracking time standpoint
  • Positive ROI from expense report standpoint
  • Negative impact on integration with other internal systems
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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

OpenAir PSA

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