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Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

The product is really well suited for small to medium non-profit organizations and other types of operations. Its features might not be as applicable for commercial businesses or large organizations. Some organizations may want to weight its fees and costs when choosing the product. Overall its features are well integrated and quite useful for organizations that may not need a more complex accounting product.
Bruce Emmerling profile photo

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I honestly think that it's extremely outdated and don't understand why anyone would still use it.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
7.5
OSAS
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.8
OSAS
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
OSAS
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
OSAS
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
OSAS
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
OSAS

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
OSAS
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
OSAS
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
OSAS

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
OSAS
5.5
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
OSAS
5.0
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
OSAS
6.0

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
OSAS
2.0
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
OSAS
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
OSAS
3.0
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
OSAS
1.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
OSAS
1.8
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
OSAS
2.0
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
OSAS
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
OSAS
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
OSAS
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
OSAS
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
OSAS
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
OSAS
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
OSAS
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
OSAS
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
OSAS
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
OSAS
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
OSAS
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
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
6.6
OSAS
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
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
7.1
OSAS
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
OSAS
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
OSAS
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
OSAS
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
OSAS
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
OSAS
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
OSAS
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
OSAS

Pros

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

  • The interface and operations of Abila MIP Fund are fairly easy to utilize and learn.
  • It offers some excellent tools for managing a non-profit operation.
  • The software makes it easy to streamline operations into one system without dealing with separate departments working with different systems.
Bruce Emmerling profile photo

OSAS

  • No confusing reporting.
  • Easy to follow interface.
  • Simplified experience.
Jessica Leffler profile photo

Cons

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

  • It would be nice to switch between databases without having to logout and login.
  • When entering codes (like for a journal entry) it doesn't auto-search/fill the account numbers...you have to hit the dropdown and scroll for the number.
  • You can't post cash receipts without first having an invoice, which can slow down your processing.
Eric Harvey profile photo

OSAS

  • 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.
Jessica Leffler profile photo

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.
Christine Frenzel profile photo

OSAS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
Tracie Lambright profile photo

OSAS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
Christine Frenzel profile photo

OSAS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
Christine Frenzel profile photo

OSAS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 8.4
Based on 37 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
Luis Godoy profile photo

OSAS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
Christine Frenzel profile photo

OSAS

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
karen hoffman profile photo

OSAS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 6.3
Based on 22 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.
Christine Frenzel profile photo

OSAS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

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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OSAS

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 Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 9.0
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.
Frances LeClair profile photo

OSAS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

  • Abila has streamlined and allowed more tasks to be automated maximizing the efficiency of staff so more staff is not needed.
  • The Maintenance and Support annual fee is a bit expensive and not a very good return especially for the amount of features that are updated from year to year. I don't use support a lot since our systems are pretty efficient so hence I don't think the annual M&S is justifiable.
  • Abila's importing feature allows integration to many different systems which makes Abila very flexible allowing costs to be saved if the owner of the Abila system switches between vendors.
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OSAS

  • 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.
Jessica Leffler profile photo

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

OSAS

General

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

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