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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

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Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

I feel that any accounting office in a non-profit setting would benefit from MIP. I used it in a former position as senior accountant for a community action agency for over 6 years and recommended it to the VP of Finance and our COO when I came to the clinic last year. After researching, they both agreed it would better suit our needs than the software we were using. MIP really understands what non-profits need when it comes to tracking financials and all the different scenarios funders have when it comes to what they want to see and gets the job well in hand.
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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
8.8
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks Online
7.0
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
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
6.4
QuickBooks Online
7.3

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Online
7.7
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Online
7.2

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks Online
9.1
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Online
8.2

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.3
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
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
7.6
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
QuickBooks Online
6.1
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Online
7.2
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.0
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
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
9.5
Intercompany Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Localizations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Journals and Reconciliations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Enterprise Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Configurable Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
7.9
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
6.2
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
QuickBooks Online
7.3
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Online
10.0

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
QuickBooks Online
7.1
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
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
7.8
Order Orchestration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
7.5
End-to-end order visibility
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Order exception Resolution
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
7.1

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
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
7.1
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Branded client dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
9.0
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
6.4
Configurable client onboarding questions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
6.7
Cross-client workflow management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Online
8.3

Pros

  • Number one: independent account code segments. Unlike certain other systems, with Abilia MIP Fund Accounting, you can add a new grant or fund source at any time and parent off of an existing, similar one. You don't have create cumbersome account codes for every GL you might need, as as it will work with those you have set up.
  • Running reports with un-posted items included. If you are like us and may need to enter your expenses, but perhaps not quite cut the check yet, however, need to run a statement of revenue and expenditures showing all expenses thus far, being able to include those un-posted items is tremendously helpful. It's also great if you see that you need to correct something with a journal entry. After you enter it, you can run the report to ensure it was what was actually needed BEFORE posting.
  • It is a system that becomes very intuitive to you once you dig in. There is a logic to many of the reports and functionalities that seem to be overlooked in other systems.
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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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  • The speed of the interface can be very slow. When entering multiple transactions manually the speed of the system (or lack there of) because it is web-based is glaringly obvious.
  • The integrated payroll solution is very basic and can create a lot of problems - the reminder notifications can't be sent to the accountant and there is no obvious place that shows you what is outstanding with an imminent due date - particularly with the payroll
  • The reporting packages are very rudimentary as are the client information screens. You cannot easily customize these with extra fields or columns to fit your needs. We find ourselves exporting reports to Excel in order to combine different fields with reports to generate relevant reports related to sales and customer "sourcing."
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Likelihood to Renew

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.0
Based on 38 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 Accounting8.7
Based on 34 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 Online8.0
Based on 10 answers
The product performs in the areas of basic bookkeeping and accounting, but to fully use the product for a small business with a few "quirks" additional upgrades will be needed (from QBO Basic to QBO Plus), payroll, and add-ons will be to have all the bells and whistles needed to perform some basic functions offered in other products
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Reliability and Availability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.0
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 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 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 Accounting8.6
Based on 32 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 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 Accounting10.0
Based on 3 answers
Personalized training provided for our organization
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Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting6.8
Based on 19 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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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

Abila offers an unmatched level of customization and flexibility for the price. Great integration with their modules as they are in house developed so things aren't tacked on from third parties. Some of the other competitors have to go outside their company to give you what Abila already has built in. Abila is a solid software suite that just works.
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It is NOT as good as the desktop version. The sales/use tax module is terrible and it isn't customizable enough. I wish we had never changed to QBO.
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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 use and ability to set up a new client.
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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

  • Due to the ease of use and the integration of the modules Abila MIP has increased efficiency and therefore allowed us to reduce FTE's for the accounting functions and save on costs.
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  • I wish had never switched to QBO. The desktop version was much better suited for our 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