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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings

PlanGuru

1 Ratings

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

PlanGuru

1 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

I believe Abila is suited for organizations that have complex funding structures. Especially those organizations who have multiple funding sources with agencies that require different expense coding to ensure expenses are properly classified. I think Abila is not appropriate for small organizations whose chart of accounts may be less complex in addition to a lower operating budget.
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PlanGuru

I suggest becoming fully familiar with the program before first time use as it can become costly and a charge off to a client would not be practical.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

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

Customization

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

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
PlanGuru
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
PlanGuru
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
PlanGuru

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
PlanGuru
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
PlanGuru
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
PlanGuru
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
PlanGuru

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

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

Inventory Management

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

Order Management

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

Accounting Firm BPO Features

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

Pros

  • Data conversion from our previous system to Abila MIP Fund Accounting was made as seamlessly as possible. We were able to successfully integrate without trouble and leaving us with continuity in our data.
  • The help that we received in developing SOPs for our growing organization proved difficult prior to using the help from Abila MIP. Once we were up and running with the service we got what we needed and were able to make our organization's procedures as ordered as a larger and more established company would have.
  • The ability to see where our funds would most effectively be spent helped us utilize them so that we could make best use four our investors.
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  • Allows for several different scenarios for the same company
  • Modification in specifications alterable
  • Allows for changes at any level with several criteria.
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Cons

  • Importing doesn't always work so great. Many times our numbers add up correctly and equal out on the spreadsheet, but we can't import due to an error of debits and credits not matching.
  • While the reporting functionality is great in its expanse, sometimes having to run a report for everything or try to play with all the customization options in order to get what you need is cumbersome and time consuming.
  • Not being able to turn off the auto-fill option can cause a detriment occasionally as codes that are similar may get missed during validation.
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  • Can be a bit complicated for new users.
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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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PlanGuru7.0
Based on 1 answer
It hasn't really been a viable program for our office.
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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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PlanGuru8.0
Based on 1 answer
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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
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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Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.4
Based on 30 answers
I have been using this software for six years and love it
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No score
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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
I would not implement without the help of a reseller.
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PlanGuru9.0
Based on 1 answer
Great tool for projections and forecasting.
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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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We contacted PlanGuru for a low-cost module initially for use on a particular client. It has been used several times since by my department for projections. It's fairly adaptable with our QuickBooks business clients.
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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

  • A lot of time saving on processes. With the addition of the import feature it has cut our data entry in half.
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  • There hasn't really been much use of this product for some time.
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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

PlanGuru

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