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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings

QuickBooks Premier

Top Rated
234 Ratings

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

QuickBooks Premier

Top Rated
234 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

I believe Abila is suited for organizations that have complex funding structures. Especially those organizations who have multiple funding sources with agencies that require different expense coding to ensure expenses are properly classified. I think Abila is not appropriate for small organizations whose chart of accounts may be less complex in addition to a lower operating budget.
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QuickBooks Premier

QuickBooks Premier is not well suited to manufacturing industries, as it cannot handle the complicated inventory requirements of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods. Retailers and Wholesalers can use QuickBooks Premier as long as they have an add-on inventory tracking program or Point of Sale system that integrates with QuickBooks. Likewise, restaurants would need specialized restaurant software that integrates with QuickBooks Premier. Non-profits can use QuickBooks Premier non-profit edition, but if they use fund accounting, it will require some complicated work-arounds. QuickBooks Premier is well-suited to most construction trades, personal and professional services providers, small retailers, and rental property owners.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Premier
8.1
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
QuickBooks Premier
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Premier
7.0
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
QuickBooks Premier
9.4
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Premier
7.5

Customization

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

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks Premier
8.8
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks Premier
8.6
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Premier
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
QuickBooks Premier
8.5
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
QuickBooks Premier
8.7
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
QuickBooks Premier
8.6
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Premier
8.3

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
QuickBooks Premier
7.9
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
QuickBooks Premier
9.2
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Premier
9.2
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Premier
8.6
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Premier
9.3
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Premier
9.1
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
QuickBooks Premier
8.0
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Premier
8.2
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.2
QuickBooks Premier
8.7
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Premier
6.8
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Premier
4.0
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Premier
9.2
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
5.7
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
QuickBooks Premier
9.3
Global Financial Support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
7.4
Intercompany Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
8.4
Localizations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
8.7
Enterprise Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
9.0
Configurable Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
8.2
Centralized Rules Framework
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
6.5

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
QuickBooks Premier
6.6
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Premier
8.0
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Premier
4.3
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
QuickBooks Premier
9.0
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Premier
5.0

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
QuickBooks Premier
9.5
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.7
QuickBooks Premier
9.5
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
QuickBooks Premier
9.5
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
QuickBooks Premier
8.5
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
QuickBooks Premier
9.3
Order Orchestration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
10.0
End-to-end order visibility
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
10.0

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
QuickBooks Premier
5.7
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Branded client dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Configurable client onboarding questions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Cross-client workflow management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
5.0

Pros

  • Departmental financial reporting
  • Historical reporting
  • Cross fiscal year reporting
  • Transaction detail
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  • QuickBooks Premier is easy to use, yet flexible and powerful enough to handle some complicated accounting scenarios.
  • QuickBooks Premier offers a wide array of canned reports. Custom reports can be easily created.
  • QuickBooks Premier with Enhanced Payroll gives us the tools to handle complex payrolls with multiple variables.
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Cons

  • Importing doesn't always work so great. Many times our numbers add up correctly and equal out on the spreadsheet, but we can't import due to an error of debits and credits not matching.
  • While the reporting functionality is great in its expanse, sometimes having to run a report for everything or try to play with all the customization options in order to get what you need is cumbersome and time consuming.
  • Not being able to turn off the auto-fill option can cause a detriment occasionally as codes that are similar may get missed during validation.
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  • Support for older versions of QuickBooks ends after three years, then users must purchase the newest version at full price. Renewals should be deeply discounted for existing users.
  • I would like to see better in-product inventory tracking, so we can choose LIFO or FIFO rather than the ambiguous "average cost" method.
  • I would like to be able to assign payroll taxes to jobs for better job costing.
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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 Premier10.0
Based on 11 answers
Because we have been extremely happy with the product and our organization tends to be creatures of habit. We rarely leave a product that works this well for the latest and greatest. Typically we follow the "if it's not broken, don't fix it rule". While QB does make changes we typically just roll with it. If we do find something we don't like we work through it until we fully understand its functionality.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.6
Based on 33 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 Premier7.9
Based on 9 answers
After a bit of training, I found the system relatively easy to use.
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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 Premier8.9
Based on 5 answers
This is very reliable software, the desktop version is fast. If there is a problem, it is most likely on your own hardware!
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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 Premier5.7
Based on 4 answers
It takes forever to load.
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Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.4
Based on 30 answers
Our reseller and the MIP technical support team has been very reactive when questions or problems have arisen. The reseller has been especially helpful in figuring what to do about entry problems.
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QuickBooks Premier7.4
Based on 7 answers
Never used it
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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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No answers yet
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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 Premier1.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting6.9
Based on 19 answers
I would not implement without the help of a reseller.
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QuickBooks Premier7.2
Based on 7 answers
You should implement Quickbooks in stages if you have multiple users.
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Alternatives Considered

I have not had an opportunity to compare this system to others. I had no input in selecting this system. I would have liked to have compared it to other systems in terms of ease of use/intuitiveness, flexibility and granularity of report development, and capabilities in dealing with prior year adjustments and their effect on trial balance reporting. On those counts, I do not think the system scores very high
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Enterprise is the cadillac of Intuit Products, QuickBooks Online has unparalleled access.Premier is much better than Pro, which doesn't have as many features. I work in the accountant version, so I really like the functionality and sometimes I recommend the client buys the accountant version for the additonal tools that are available.
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Premier8.1
Based on 27 answers
We have developed a standard chart of accounts and operating procedures that we try to utilize with every client. We are able to use the templates we have developed to set up new clients and then customize the client to meet specific needs.
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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 Premier6.2
Based on 4 answers
They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
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Return on Investment

  • A lot of time saving on processes. With the addition of the import feature it has cut our data entry in half.
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  • Mainly used for overall firm management and discussions between partners.
  • Program ease of use and ability for detail reports improve response time.
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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 Premier

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