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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

QuickBooks Enterprise

274 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

With Abila MIP's versatility I think it would be well suited for any industry, but especially for any industry where you wanted to be very specific on tracking or cost accounting. The ability to segment your accounts allows you to track by just about any method you would like to be successful.
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QuickBooks Enterprise

You'll want to go with this type of ERP solution if you're running a business with some level of complexity. For example, a manufacturing company with more than 50 employees and significant inventory tracking needs would be a good candidate for QuickBooks Enterprise. Additionally, a scenario where there are going to be a lot of accounting users would necessitate a product such as QuickBooks Enterprise rather than the basic QuickBooks desktop products. If you're starting out, or your business is in an earlier stage of development, you won't necessarily want to start out with Enterprise initially. If you use more of a "beginner" type accounting product (such as one of the other QuickBooks desktop products), you can always upgrade your data file later should you eventually use Enterprise.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.6
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.1
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.1
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.4
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.4
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.1

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
QuickBooks Enterprise
5.4
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
QuickBooks Enterprise
5.0
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Enterprise
5.8

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.8
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.9
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.8

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.4
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.4
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.5
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.3

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.7
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.4
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.5
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.6
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.9
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.7
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.9
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.8
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.2
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.0
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.5
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.0
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.3
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
5.7
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.0
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.6
Global Financial Support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Enterprise
9.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.0
Intercompany Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.3
Localizations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.9
Enterprise Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.0
Configurable Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.6
Centralized Rules Framework
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.6

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.2
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.7
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Enterprise
5.3
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.3
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Enterprise
5.6

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.2
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.7
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.2
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.9
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
QuickBooks Enterprise
4.7
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.6
Order Orchestration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.3
End-to-end order visibility
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.0
Order exception Resolution
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.5

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.0
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Enterprise
9.0
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.7
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.0
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.1
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.1
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.0
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
QuickBooks Enterprise
7.6
Branded client dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.1
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.1
Configurable client onboarding questions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Enterprise
6.9
Cross-client workflow management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Enterprise
8.0

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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  • Great job with keeping track of payroll, paying payroll taxes, filing quarterly payroll forms.
  • Great reporting available, both standard and customized including the ability to download into Excel.
  • Very good fixed asset manager for depreciation schedules etc., which is only available in this version (vs. Pro and Premier)
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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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  • QuickBooks Enterprise is made for larger companies, but lacks control points such as the ability for transactions to be reviewed and approved before posting.
  • Some fields are not available for customizing within certain reports.
  • The fixed asset manager file is separate from the company file. This is fine, but it requires it to be stored on a local PC instead of the network so it is not backed up automatically (but can be backed up manually).
  • There should be an option to open a company in multi-user or single-user mode from the "open company" screen (without drilling down to the file location).
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Likelihood to Renew

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.8
Based on 35 answers
We are so used to this software there is no chance of us starting with a new software and re-learning every step.we are content with the software at this moment and feel there is no need to look for a new accounting software
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QuickBooks Enterprise1.3
Based on 10 answers
We'll renew because we know how to use it and I have enough experience to troubleshoot when our bookkeeper has a problem. And it's a good product that I think fits our needs perfectly!
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.6
Based on 33 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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QuickBooks Enterprise7.3
Based on 4 answers
I like the QuickBooks Enterprise edition so much I moved my company to it this year. I like the overall functionality of the program and I am very familiar with the user interface which makes my job easier. One of the things I dislike about the online version it is not modeled after the desktop edition and I have a hard time getting around in the program.
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Reliability and Availability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.9
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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QuickBooks Enterprise8.0
Based on 2 answers
I really did experience any event that required that much attention. for the most part the system is reliable and does not break down
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Performance

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.9
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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QuickBooks Enterprise9.0
Based on 1 answer
QB is a good and reliable system. We probably should have explore the other modules rather that jump in to the conclusion that we needed a new ERP.
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Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.4
Based on 30 answers
They consistently provide quality, knowledgeable service to my questions and concerns. The only reason I am not giving them a 10 is because recently the hold time on the telephone has been much longer than in the past. the quality of the customer service, once I speak to a representative continues to be of a high quality, but the delays are atypical of previous encounters.
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QuickBooks Enterprise4.3
Based on 3 answers
As a ProAdvisor I have always had good results when calling in with a QuickBooks issue. Support has done a great job of helping me accomplish what I needed to accomplish
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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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QuickBooks Enterprise7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a very easy system to learn, so with the help it was even easier. QB is a good solid system, but it lacks some of the complexity other systems have. with QB you need to get additional modules to get the same functionality that other systems offer standard
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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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QuickBooks Enterprise5.1
Based on 2 answers
easy to learn system, specially with some kind of support. Just like with any other system, things get lot easier if you have guidance to lead you in your search for answers. having said that, QB is very easy to use and very easy to teach. you wont spend much time memorizing where to click.
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Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting6.9
Based on 19 answers
I highly recommend using a business partner for implementation. The business partners have implemented this product for numerous years and have a wealth of knowledge from working with various non profits and governmental entities. Some are close by and can provide on site training.
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QuickBooks Enterprise7.1
Based on 3 answers
Very simple if you know what you are doing if not find someone who does to assist.
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Alternatives Considered

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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Our other subsidiaries use more advanced or industry-specific accounting programs (Sage, Microsoft Dynamics, etc.) but they are larger organizations with more diverse needs. These platforms would be too advanced for the organization that currently uses QuickBooks and so QuickBooks is a good fit.
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QuickBooks Enterprise7.2
Based on 9 answers
Enterprise can be an excellent solution for many clients needed the sophistication of an integrated accounting system, with complicated requirements.
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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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QuickBooks Enterprise3.0
Based on 1 answer
It is not a fair rating because we did not invest in different modules to accommodate for business grow and complexity expansion.
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Return on Investment

  • Hard to quantify the return on investment. Purchasing accounting software is a necessary evil and the payback is hard to measure. Basically MIP is another expense we incur each month in order to keep our books. If MIP could add some better features to its system, there could be a better ROI.
  • I think if you have MIP set up properly you could probably eliminate an FTE from your accounting department. I was able to get by with 2 people when most places would of had 3 or 4 with the same amount of work. The key though is knowing how to use the product, and setting it up correctly.
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  • Positive impact!
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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

QuickBooks Enterprise

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