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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings

QuickBooks Online

Top Rated
566 Ratings

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

QuickBooks Online

Top Rated
566 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting is well suited for nonprofits that need to do financial reporting by cost center. It is also well suited for financial reporting that crosses fiscal years (such as foundation grants).The basic Abila Fund Accounting package does not appear well suited for electronic bill payment. The Budget module does not offer the flexibility of an Excel-based budgeting and projection system.
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QuickBooks Online

Good to manage foreign currencies. Not the best to manage multiple companies, mother and sub (interco agreement). The different components are not integrated.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
QuickBooks Online
9.2
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Online
7.0
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Online
7.4

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
QuickBooks Online
8.4
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Online
8.0

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Online
8.9
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks Online
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Online
8.8

Reporting & Analytics

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

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks Online
5.8
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Online
7.3
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.2
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Online
7.0
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Online
7.4
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
5.7
QuickBooks Online
7.0
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
QuickBooks Online
9.0
Global Financial Support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
8.8
Intercompany Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
7.2
Localizations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
7.4
Journals and Reconciliations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
9.1
Enterprise Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
7.0
Configurable Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Centralized Rules Framework
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
9.0

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Online
9.0

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.7
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
QuickBooks Online
8.5
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
8.2
Order Orchestration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
7.6
End-to-end order visibility
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Order exception Resolution
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
7.1

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Online
9.0
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Online
9.0
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Branded client dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
9.3
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
6.7
Configurable client onboarding questions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
7.4
Cross-client workflow management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
9.0

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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  • Cloud based accounting provides users with anytime access that allows work to be completed faster. Gone are the days of having to be at the office or use remote access software to use the QuickBooks file when away from the office.
  • Robust tools for importing client data whether it is from desktop versions of QuickBooks or other software vendors
  • Growing resources of add-on apps in the Intuit apps marketplace. Allows users to add additional systems (CRM, inventory, ecommerce)
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Cons

  • Sometimes pulling reports or building the reports to give you the results you want is difficult to achieve.
  • Creating budgets was a challenge at first as was updating those budgets when revisions occur.
  • We would like to see a copy and paste function added so when entering or changing descriptions you don't have to continually keep typing them over and over.
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  • There is a little room for improvement on the back end, where it comes to wholesale billing. Sometimes the system will not allow you to add a client to wholesale billing despite the client's file meeting all eligibility requirements.
  • It would be nice if we could create our own reports using pre-defined variables. Right now you are forced to use the reports that they offer. This is fine for most day-to-day activities, but sometimes problem solving requires a little more than their reports can provide.
  • It would also be nice if more customization was allowed. For example, the ability to customize invoices and statements more than is currently allowed, or the ability to change the fonts or appearance of the standard reports.
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Likelihood to Renew

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.8
Based on 35 answers
We will renew for the next two years, however we are in the process of becomming a subsidary of a larger company and may undergo an integration into the accounting system that it uses. Until this happens we will stay with Abila.
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QuickBooks Online9.0
Based on 15 answers
It does the job for us.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.6
Based on 33 answers
The system is easy to use because the modules are consistent throughout
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QuickBooks Online8.0
Based on 9 answers
I thought it was quite easy to use, but some without accounting experience may struggle.
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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 Online5.6
Based on 3 answers
We have rarely had outages in the last 10 years. I can only recall 2 times in the last 10 years where we were not able to access our client files.
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Performance

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.9
Based on 6 answers
It usually loads very quickly and I am able to get to work right away.
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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 30 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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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
I was trained on the job by the person who implemented and had used it for 6 years prior to my employment. She was very knowledgeable, but didn't know all of the ins and outs, which is where I self taught.
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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 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 have used QuickBooks Premier for Non-Profits in a previous job, but not at my current position. They have used MIP for several years prior to me coming on board. QuickBooks was much easier to learn, but I don't feel it has as much functionality as MIP does with the use of multiple federal and state managements and reporting
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I use several other products. QuickBooks Online is the best option for multi-user access in multiple locations
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

No score
No answers yet
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QuickBooks Online7.4
Based on 18 answers
Ease of transfer between QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online; familiar interface and terminology that clients are used to; pricing.
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Scalability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.9
Based on 6 answers
I have had some issues with the software suddenly closing with no reason given.
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No answers yet
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Return on Investment

  • I was not part of the decision making process. I do not know the overall business objective.
  • One must be very experienced working with integrated financial systems to get the best use of this software.
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  • Increased efficiency by importing online banking and merchant banking (Authorize.net) transactions
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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