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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 for Mac

57 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 for Mac

It's easy and fun to use QuickBooks for Mac when it is set up right. It works well for the most part and has only a few bugs. I would rate it a 9 if it was able to do job costing for wages, and if there were more programs/apps that integrate with it.But if you are choosing accounting technology QuickBooks for Mac might be a poor choice because an online accounting program, instead of premise-based software, will make it easier to collaborate with your bookkeeper, CPA, Advisor, etc.. The exception is running QuickBooks for Mac in a hosted environment which allows multiple users to access it. Of course if your internet connection is unreliable, you are not ready for online accounting software! In that case, QuickBooks for Mac is easy to use, just be sure it's set up right first.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
QuickBooks for Mac
6.4
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9

Customization

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

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
QuickBooks for Mac
8.4
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
QuickBooks for Mac
9.0
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks for Mac
8.2
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks for Mac
9.0
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.5
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
QuickBooks for Mac
7.3
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks for Mac
6.6
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.2
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks for Mac
9.2
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
5.7
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Global Financial Support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks for Mac
6.8
Intercompany Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Localizations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Journals and Reconciliations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Enterprise Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Configurable Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3
Centralized Rules Framework
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
QuickBooks for Mac
7.0
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks for Mac
7.0
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks for Mac
6.4
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks for Mac
6.9

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.7
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
QuickBooks for Mac
8.7
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Order Orchestration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks for Mac
9.4
End-to-end order visibility
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9
Order exception Resolution
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
QuickBooks for Mac
8.7
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Branded client dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9
Configurable client onboarding questions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Cross-client workflow management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9

Pros

  • Departmental financial reporting
  • Historical reporting
  • Cross fiscal year reporting
  • Transaction detail
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  • Online banking is easy and fun to learn, and saves data-entry for those little debits/ATM's on your bank statement.
  • Invoices can be designed to look nice and emailed with a "Pay link which speeds up cash flow; a #1 concern for new businesses.
  • Save money by using the online payroll that syncs in data so you don't have to enter complicated paychecks at all.
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Cons

  • I wish it was a little simpler to reverse a single invoice during the AP void check process.
  • In the payroll system improved reporting, being able to pull information from both the employee profile and the payroll system would be appreciated.
  • The ability to hide discontinued vendors from selection lists. As well as some way to improve vendor id conventions.
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  • Not much to say in this area, but I caution users who convert their data to PC versions for tax purposes to carefully compare accrual/cash versions between the two software because they may not match.
  • The Mac versions are not comparable to the PC versions. QuickBooks 2017 for Mac will not necessarily have the same features as the PC version.
  • The biggest challenge for most desktop users is what I call version error. That is where clients have one version of the data on one computer and then back it up and use it on another PC. Every year I hear stories about how this resulted in the loss of data because the user forgot to restore the most current version of the data.
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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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QuickBooks for Mac8.0
Based on 9 answers
It works well for my business and for those clients I support that use it. I also support other platforms, so its limitations do not bother me, as I am comfortable in switching when another product would work better, and in recommending another to my clients.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.6
Based on 33 answers
It is a great software to use but it can still improve in some areas. Like if they could add spelling check function. Most software this day has spelling check as a standard function. Maybe if they could also expand the filters available when running custom reports would be very helpful
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QuickBooks for Mac8.0
Based on 3 answers
The Mac version is OK overall. I find the Windows versions to be much more robust but Mac is quite good for Mac users. Though I think die hard Mac users should consider QuickBooks Online instead as there is a new QB for Mac app that makes using QBO much better!
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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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QuickBooks for Mac9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've been using the QuickBooks online version for a little over 6 months now (upgraded from Mac desktop) and I haven't had any access issues. There have been times when it was down for service/upgrade however there is always plenty of notification time given by the Quick Books Online Support team. These upgrade maintenance time frames are always over night hours and on the weekends so everything can be worked around very easily.
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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
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 for Mac5.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the support level I get is probably not what the average user gets
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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 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 for Mac5.0
Based on 1 answer
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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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Installing QB was easy and straight forward in comparison to other Mac apps. I'll be interested to see if updates are easy to accomplish. Adobe products are all cloud based as is QB & I am still uneasy about that as our business is located in a fairly remote & rural area and internet service although normally reliable is less so that in a major metro area.
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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

  • As a non-profit, our main business objectives are to stay within regulations so that we may be paid by our funders and continue to contract with them..MIP allows us to track information to assist in this objective.
  • Cash management is very important, since we are often paid in arrears. MIP helps us track cash and outstanding program balances.
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  • User friendly UI to enter invoices
  • Simplistic procedures
  • Save money by using the online payroll
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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 for Mac

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