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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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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
7.5
PlanGuru
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.8
PlanGuru
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
PlanGuru
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
PlanGuru
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
PlanGuru
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
PlanGuru

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
PlanGuru
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
PlanGuru
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
PlanGuru

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
PlanGuru
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
PlanGuru
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
PlanGuru

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
PlanGuru
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
PlanGuru
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
PlanGuru
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
PlanGuru

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

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

Pros

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

  • 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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PlanGuru

  • 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

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

  • 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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PlanGuru

  • Can be a bit complicated for new users.
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Likelihood to Renew

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 9.1
Based on 45 answers
Since our system has been in place for almost ten years, we occasionally talk about doing a new implementation. We do not talk about moving to a different product. Abila has many options for support, including cloud support, that we can evaluate. The overall satisfaction between HR, Payroll and Accounting is high. We have taken advantage of training and have developed a good level of expertise and the program upgrade features do not require reworking our processes. We have not found the product to impede any of our process improvements and find new ways to utilize the features as time goes on.
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PlanGuru

PlanGuru 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It hasn't really been a viable program for our office.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 8.4
Based on 39 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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PlanGuru

PlanGuru 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Reliability and Availability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 9.0
Based on 6 answers
It is mostly available when it is needed, however there have been power and internet outages that have limited the availability of programs.
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PlanGuru

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 10.0
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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PlanGuru

No score
No answers yet
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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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PlanGuru

No score
No answers yet
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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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PlanGuru

No score
No answers yet
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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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PlanGuru

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 6.3
Based on 22 answers
Make sure you know what you need and how to minimize potential errors due to training shortfalls
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PlanGuru

PlanGuru 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Great tool for projections and forecasting.
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Alternatives Considered

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

This is the first non-profit I have worked for and I am fortunate they chose to use Abila. My previous account experience with a for-profit industry I used MAS 200. While the two systems have some of the similar appearances and functionalities, Abila is easier to use with multiple programs. I can't compare the two side by side as I use Abila in a much broader spectrum and I am unaware if MAS offers like-features.
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PlanGuru

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 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.
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PlanGuru

No score
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Return on Investment

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

  • Although I am unable to quantify MIP's impact on our overall business objectives, I will emphasize that its ability to supply information quickly and efficiently as well as the availability of add-on modules to tailor to one's specific business makes it a huge asset. I am required to report financial information to multiple stakeholders (e.g., state/federal funding sources, private grantors, auditors, board of directors) and MIP's ability to categorize, analyze, and summarize all of our complicated and diversified financial information saves me a significant amount of time and energy.
  • We have not yet transitioned to MIP Advance from our on-premise solution. We looked into it but found the price tag to be a huge barrier.
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PlanGuru

  • 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

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