Abila MIP Fund Accounting

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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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Power BI For Office 365

If you're already using Office 365, Power BI for O365 is an easy choice. Start playing around with the free version and then easily add individual Pro licenses with little risk. However, if you anticipate using this with many users, it can get expensive quickly.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Power BI For Office 365
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.8
Power BI For Office 365
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Power BI For Office 365
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Power BI For Office 365
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Power BI For Office 365
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.4
Power BI For Office 365

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Power BI For Office 365
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Power BI For Office 365
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Power BI For Office 365

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Power BI For Office 365
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Power BI For Office 365
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Power BI For Office 365

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Power BI For Office 365
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
Power BI For Office 365
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Power BI For Office 365
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Power BI For Office 365

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Power BI For Office 365
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Power BI For Office 365
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Power BI For Office 365
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Power BI For Office 365
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Power BI For Office 365
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Power BI For Office 365
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
Power BI For Office 365
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Power BI For Office 365
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
Power BI For Office 365
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Power BI For Office 365
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Power BI For Office 365
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Power BI For Office 365
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.2
Power BI For Office 365
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
Power BI For Office 365

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
Power BI For Office 365
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Power BI For Office 365
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Power BI For Office 365
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Power BI For Office 365
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Power BI For Office 365

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
Power BI For Office 365
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
Power BI For Office 365
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Power BI For Office 365
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
Power BI For Office 365
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
Power BI For Office 365

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
Power BI For Office 365
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Power BI For Office 365
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Power BI For Office 365
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
Power BI For Office 365
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Power BI For Office 365
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
Power BI For Office 365
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Power BI For Office 365
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Power BI For Office 365

BI Standard Reporting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
7.6
Drill-down analysis
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
7.3
Formatting capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
7.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
7.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Publish to Web
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Publish to PDF
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Report Versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
6.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
6.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
6.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
7.9

Access Control and Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
7.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.7

Mobile Capabilities

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
7.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
6.0
REST API
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
6.0

Pros

  • It allows you to create folders in which you can scan invoices, business associate contracts, and contracts in general by vendor. This allows us to keep everything in one place digitally. The good thing about this is that it speeds up finding old invoices, and allows you to send audit selections to the auditor faster due to the items selected already being scanned in digitally.
  • MIP allows for the creation of distribution codes. These are nice as they allow you to charge out common costs to multiple departments in a quick manner. Without this feature, one has to key in manually many line items into the system each and every month. Plus this feature allows for consistency, and elimination of keying errors.
  • If you have the Chart of Accounts set up properly, this system allows you to better track items by departments, Revenue/Fund codes, Location, and by GL. This is important as it allows for better analysis, tracking and reporting.
  • As for the budgeting module, this is also nice as you have the ability to upload your budget via a CSV file or you can manually cut and paste your numbers from excel into the system as well. The key thing though is setting up your budget template to match the format in MIP when cutting and pasting.
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  • Data visualization - it's easy for users to visualize data using many built-in controls.
  • Distributing reports and dashboards and delivering in real time on the web. Reports can be updated in real-time and display updated results automatically to decision makers.
  • Pulling data from diverse data sources. Data can be pulled from a wide variety of databases, even flat-file text.
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Cons

  • They need to better explain how to create definition files so end users can learn how to upload large amounts of data into the system. As of right now, most end users have to contact a consultant to create the definition file and pay literally thousands of dollars in order to do uploads.
  • The financial statement reports could be better. When I created the income statement, the profit is shown as a credit, while a loss is shown as a debit which makes it look funny for presentation purposes. I now have to key everything into Excel so it doesn't do this. The reports could be better if it allowed a way to add statistics to the report. Most FQHCs present stats like visits, Days Cash on Hand and so on. It would be nice to be able to have these stats shown in the financial statements.
  • MIP needs to allow for easier copying and pasting items into the fields. In the Budget module, you can't right click and paste. You need to select the "Edit" and then paste from the drop down menu.
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  • Licensing: Currently, Microsoft has a fixed pricing model for Office 365 users, regardless of role/function of the user. Most organizations have a small number of "power users" that create usable content and many more "consumers" that simply view/run reports created by power users. Microsoft does not differentiate between these users, and thus the pricing limits organizations from large deployments of the software.
  • Version incompatibility: Excel 2010 and 2013 workbooks are compatible with each other. However, workbooks created in 2010 that include PowerPivot databases must be upgraded to 2013 format to run in 2013. Subsequently, you cannot open these upgraded PowerPivot workbooks in 2010. This requires ALL users to be on the same version.
  • Visualization: Excel charting with PowerPivot workbooks is adequate for many users. Power View also contains a number of GREAT visualizations, including animated bubble charts and a very flexible dashboard/report design canvas. However, compared to some of the other self-service BI solutions, it is still limited in its visualization capabilities.
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Likelihood to Renew

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.2
Based on 42 answers
I am not the decision-maker, but it would be my recommendation at this point.
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Power BI For Office 3659.2
Based on 4 answers
If I were a small business owner, I would likely use Power BI for Office 365 for the sheer fact that I would get the Office licensing I need, along with powerful capabilities. As a Microsoft Partner, we continue to see Microsoft invest heavily in the Power BI capabilities, and will continue to implement and support BI solutions around this product, as we believe this is in the best interest of our clients.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.9
Based on 37 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.
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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.
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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 Accounting8.7
Based on 35 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 Accounting8.0
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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Online Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting10.0
Based on 3 answers
Personalized training provided for our organization
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Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting6.9
Based on 21 answers
Again, I was not directly involved with the planning and setup of the software. However, I was involved in training my staff during the implementation phase. As with any software implementation, consistency of training is key and a willingness to seek out help from Customer Support helps tremendously to insure accuracy of information and training.
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Breadth of Deployment

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At the maximum, we have had 10 users, of which 3 were data analysts. The others were consumers of the data.
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Alternatives Considered

I have not had an opportunity to compare this system to others. I had no input in selecting this system. I would have liked to have compared it to other systems in terms of ease of use/intuitiveness, flexibility and granularity of report development, and capabilities in dealing with prior year adjustments and their effect on trial balance reporting. On those counts, I do not think the system scores very high
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Pricing and functionality. Tableau Desktop is a very capable self-service business intelligence and analytics solution. The very rich visualization capabilities are far superior to that of Excel and Power BI. However, the pricing for the Power BI desktop is extraordinary. If you own Excel 2010 or 2013, you can download the functionality for free. And more often than not, the visualization capabilities of Excel are quite good enough. Another reason we selected Power BI is the shallow learning curve for users, compared to Tableau and other similar solutions. Excel is very familiar to most data analysts and finance/accounting teams. It is a comfortable environment on which to add powerful analytic capabilities.
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Collaboration and Sharing

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Power BI For Office 3658.7
Based on 9 answers
With mobile integration and web access it's extremely convenient for mobile users and remote offices to utilize the tools. Again it is a cloud based product so the huge leverage here is being able to access it anywhere on any device. So sharing data to keep everyone knowledgeable is great. My clients haven't complained and are continuing to learn about the first roll out as they continue to learn the software.
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Data Integration

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Power BI For Office 3658.0
Based on 8 answers
There is an ever-increasing range of data-sources, including SAP. Real-time is possible, but rather slow. Overall, it is hard to beat the number of different data sources it can connect to.
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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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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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  • It's allowed us to better visualize large amounts of data.
  • It's an easy way to tie into an existing SQL database for users that don't know SQL.
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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Power BI For Office 365

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