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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings

OSAS

4 Ratings

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

OSAS

4 Ratings
Score 1.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Because I work in the FQHC world, I would recommend this product specifically for any business or end user within that field. This product allows people in this field to comply with federal reporting requirements, makes it easier to track grants, and allows for the slicing and dicing of financial statements in many ways which is important in this field. This product is good for most day to day accounting functions and is pretty robust as well for an FQHC. This product is probably less appropriate for large healthcare systems where you want to keep track of statistics which this product cannot currently do.
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OSAS

I honestly think that it's extremely outdated and don't understand why anyone would still use it. Especially in a non-profit setting. In our field we have to be able to track revenue and expenses by funds, and with the way those funding streams tend to cross an agency or company's fiscal year, the fact that it is virtually impossible to pull the information in that manner restricts a finance department more than anything.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

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

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
OSAS
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
OSAS
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
OSAS

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
OSAS
5.5
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
OSAS
5.0
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
OSAS
6.0

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
OSAS
2.0
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
OSAS
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
OSAS
3.0
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
OSAS
1.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
OSAS
1.8
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
OSAS
2.0
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
OSAS
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
OSAS
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
OSAS
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
OSAS
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
OSAS
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
OSAS
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.2
OSAS
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
OSAS
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
OSAS
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
OSAS
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
5.7
OSAS
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
OSAS

Inventory Management

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

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
OSAS
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.7
OSAS
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
OSAS
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
OSAS
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
OSAS

Accounting Firm BPO Features

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

Pros

  • Abila reporting allows for many levels of detail, from including funding, gl, taxonomy, location, or just looking at location, or by gl, or by taxonomy. It allows you to look at reports from many perspectives. Its a strength for management to have usable information.
  • I like the way you can change the dates specific types of entries are allowed. Its a strength as you are closing grants and years so that you know something you reconciled will not suddenly change. You can go back and make it available again if needed.
  • I really like the Session Manager feature. To be able to completely reverse a session is so quick and easy. But there is still the audit trail. Has saved an enormous amount of data entry when trying to correct a misposting.
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  • No confusing reporting.
  • Easy to follow interface.
  • Simplified experience.
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Cons

  • Lacks grant management.
  • Excel formulas don't always convert properly when importing.
  • Some reports can be limited in your ability to drill down.
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  • Not user-friendly or intuitive in the least. Even with the instruction manual, it's like part of it is missing or you are expected to know certain items before even looking.
  • Reporting is very basic and impossible to customize on the user's end. You must have tech support build them for you. Also, no cross fiscal year reporting.
  • Can't cut only one check if you have other invoices already entered in the batch.
  • The chart of account codes are not independent. You must build your whole GL for each fund source or program, which leaves you with an unwieldy chart of accounts.
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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
If you are not an accountant, it would be very difficult to use. As an accountant there are aspects that are so specific that if you do not understand how they work and hand off to other parts of the software, you can really mess up your reporting.
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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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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.
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Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.4
Based on 30 answers
I have a hard time using the online help features and can seldom find answers to the questions I have. When I call, I want to be able to get the answer, not be told I can go "online" to find the answer.
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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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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

GMS was not 2000 compliant. Fundware was sold and went out of business. A number of peers in related organizations used MIP and recommended it. This is helpful when you have a problem or a desire to try something new, and can sound it off of others that are familiar with product and the programs you run.
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If you've used CYMA, you'll be familiar with the way OSAS builds the GL, however CYMA is light years ahead of OSAS. If you've used anything like Abila MIP, you'll understand the comparison when I say "Abila is like using power tools to build your bookcase, CYMA is like using a hand saw and hammer, and OSAS is using a chisel to carve one out of wood." They all will get the job done and at the end of the day, you have a book case. But depending on which tools you use will either be ready for a library or a couple of small tomes. I didn't select OSAS, and never would it have been given consideration to be used as my accounting software
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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

  • The ROI impact on our business objectives has been saving time. Saving time is saving money and we save time with payroll and tracking employee information, and with budget management and tracking program expenses.
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  • We have to do so much tracking of expenses by hand, that using OSAS doesn't save us any money in that respect.
  • I believe my predecessor used OSAS for over 15 years so she obviously felt comfortable with it. I can make do with it and at least track my bottom line.
  • No real reporting other than basic balance sheets.
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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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OSAS

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