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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

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Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

I think it is great for fund accounting and grants management. We manage multiple federal and state grants so using MIP helps keep everything in order. We also love the fact that we can process our payroll, use MIP's timekeeping system and it holds all of our HR data as well. It's like a one-stop shop!
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QuickBooks Online

In the past we have used QuickBooks Online to schedule vendor payment and tracking between various properties. This was helpful to us because it not only ensured that many payments to many vendors across many dates were shipped in time, but the built-in reporting and tax prep features made filing so much easier when it came to be tax time.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks Online
7.0
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
QuickBooks Online
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
QuickBooks Online
6.3
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
QuickBooks Online
7.4

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Online
7.7
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks Online
7.2

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
QuickBooks Online
9.1
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
QuickBooks Online
8.2

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Online
7.8

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
QuickBooks Online
6.2
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
QuickBooks Online
7.3
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Global Financial Support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
9.6
Intercompany Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Localizations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Journals and Reconciliations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Enterprise Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Configurable Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
8.6

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Online
6.1
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
QuickBooks Online
7.4
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Online
10.0

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.8
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.7
QuickBooks Online
7.1
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Order Orchestration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
7.7
End-to-end order visibility
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Order exception Resolution
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
7.3

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
QuickBooks Online
9.0
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Branded client dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
8.9
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
6.5
Configurable client onboarding questions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
6.8
Cross-client workflow management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
8.3

Pros

  • Abila's functionality for our office includes fund accounting, grants managements, payroll, human resources, and timekeeping.
  • It allows us to report on multiple cost centers for multiple organizations and programs across all grants on the federal and state level.
  • The imbedded reports writer provides extensive reports and you can customize them anyway you want them or your board wants them.
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  • It allows collaborative work to be done because more than one user can be working at the same time.
  • It is easy to use - commonly used items that are routinely used are
  • The bank feeds and the memorized transactions for those bank feeds a fantastic they can make the "data entry" side of bookkeeping almost non-existent.
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Cons

  • 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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  • Invoice capabilities are limited - for example, % completion is not available.
  • The speed of the system is slower than desktop. When a transaction is saved, the window refreshes, rather than staying where the user was.
  • Having the separate pages in the bank register is slow - it would be better to have all information available at the same time, without having to go to another page.
  • Bank register should be able to be sorted by any field - check #, amount, etc. and in the entirety, not just on that page.
  • Unable to create a deposit to the bank - must be done through the bank download.
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Likelihood to Renew

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.1
Based on 45 answers
I am not the decision-maker, but it would be my recommendation at this point.
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QuickBooks Online7.8
Based on 19 answers
It like the product 'right out of the box' and I trust Intuit will continually improve it over the years based on my experience with their desktop products. The large providers of Apps makes customizing the entire package relatively easy and seamless for a wide variety of business types.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.4
Based on 39 answers
If you are not an accountant, it would be very difficult to use. As an accountant there are aspects that are so specific that if you do not understand how they work and hand off to other parts of the software, you can really mess up your reporting.
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QuickBooks Online8.0
Based on 10 answers
I think it provides a relatively simple and intuitive interface for client users but lacks the full functionality desired by accountants.
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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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QuickBooks Online5.6
Based on 3 answers
While there is an app, which makes it accessible, all the features are not available.
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Performance

Abila MIP Fund Accounting10.0
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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QuickBooks Online7.9
Based on 2 answers
There are tab issues. When I tab the field doesn't highlight and I have to backspace or delete what is in the field. Happens on the memo field and sometimes other fields. Very time consuming.
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Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.4
Based on 36 answers
I had to call support for an issue I was having to reverse a batch that was posted by mistake. The support lady was really helpful in guiding me to the correct steps in resolving my issue. I felt very confident in knowing I can call them to resolve my issues
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QuickBooks Online5.0
Based on 4 answers
My calls are answered quickly and my issues resolved usually immediately.
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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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No answers yet
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Online Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting6.6
Based on 4 answers
Personalized training provided for our organization
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Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting6.3
Based on 22 answers
I would not implement without the help of a reseller.
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QuickBooks Online5.2
Based on 3 answers
I'm frustrated. Wound up with two companies, have to keep switching back and forth. This is unsatisfactory!
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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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QBO is much more robust than the other free programs. There is so much more you can do with it compared to the other programs. I had zero accounting experience and I'd say the other programs were a bit easier to learn, but overall QuickBooks has more features and capabilities and gives me a good picture of how the business is doing. You can create custom reports; their reports are some of the best and easiest to run I've seen.
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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

  • It has had a negative impact in that it remains too time consuming to get information that is needed out of the system.
  • It is not very intuitive in lending an easy way to figure out what types of reports to run and what information can be included.
  • Too many strange results are obtained when running trial balance reports. I get different results based on different date parameters.
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  • As the company has grown it has really become an integral part of our business. It's a very robust program, we use it as a daily tool for bookkeeping and A/P.
  • We haven't used all the features of QBO, and it does take a good amount of learning/trial & error to get up to speed. I would recommend using a QuickBooks certified consultant if you need the training.
  • Overall QBO has really helped organize our small business.
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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 Online

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