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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

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Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

The product is really well suited for small to medium non-profit organizations and other types of operations. Its features might not be as applicable for commercial businesses or large organizations. Some organizations may want to weight its fees and costs when choosing the product. Overall its features are well integrated and quite useful for organizations that may not need a more complex accounting product.
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QuickBooks Premier

QuickBooks is not the best solution for inventory.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Premier
8.5
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
QuickBooks Premier
9.2
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
QuickBooks Premier
7.2
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
QuickBooks Premier
9.4
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
QuickBooks Premier
8.2
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
QuickBooks Premier
8.2

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Premier
7.5

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
QuickBooks Premier
8.9
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
QuickBooks Premier
8.7
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
QuickBooks Premier
9.1

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Premier
8.4
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
QuickBooks Premier
8.5
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Premier
8.4
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Premier
8.2

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
QuickBooks Premier
7.7
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
QuickBooks Premier
9.3
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
QuickBooks Premier
9.3
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Premier
7.7
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
QuickBooks Premier
8.6
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks Premier
8.9
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
QuickBooks Premier
8.0
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
QuickBooks Premier
8.5
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Premier
8.7
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Premier
5.6
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
QuickBooks Premier
2.7
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
QuickBooks Premier
9.2
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
QuickBooks Premier
7.9
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
QuickBooks Premier
9.6
Global Financial Support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
5.4
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
8.9
Enterprise Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
9.4
Configurable Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
7.3
Centralized Rules Framework
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
8.0

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
QuickBooks Premier
6.8
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Premier
7.8
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Premier
8.0
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
QuickBooks Premier
8.6
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Premier
3.0

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
QuickBooks Premier
9.6
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
QuickBooks Premier
9.5
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
QuickBooks Premier
9.5
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
QuickBooks Premier
9.1
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
QuickBooks Premier
9.5
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
7.1
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
7.8
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
QuickBooks Premier
7.6
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Premier
7.6
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Branded client dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Premier
7.6
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

  • The interface and operations of Abila MIP Fund are fairly easy to utilize and learn.
  • It offers some excellent tools for managing a non-profit operation.
  • The software makes it easy to streamline operations into one system without dealing with separate departments working with different systems.
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  • Integrated credit card processing - posts automatically to customer accounts, allows online payment. It uses the most current technology.
  • It maintains a good strong history of billing and collections and provides collection letters and assistance when you have past due amounts to collect.
  • It allows you to download credit card transactions and post into the software automatically. It is easy to track spending details with this process.
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Cons

  • It would be nice to switch between databases without having to logout and login.
  • When entering codes (like for a journal entry) it doesn't auto-search/fill the account numbers...you have to hit the dropdown and scroll for the number.
  • You can't post cash receipts without first having an invoice, which can slow down your processing.
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  • I would like to be able to choose how i want to view accounts receivable aging. I would like some flexibility to sort and choose how to present the data.
  • For a seasoned accountant, I would like to see some of the restrictive controls that are in place for novices to be able to be relaxed so that I can easily make some entries and adjust some balances that ordinarily a regular user would not be able to do.
  • I would like to see an easy way to clear old outstanding checks that need to be reversed without affecting prior balances/history.
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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 Premier4.9
Based on 12 answers
Love it on a cost benefit schedule and the use of the program in the market.
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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 Premier7.9
Based on 9 answers
Quickbooks is really easy to understand. You don't have to undergo a comprehensive training to be able to navigate through the accounting system modules.
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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 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 Accounting10.0
Based on 6 answers
We have had problems with MIP's ability to integrate with other software or systems. Just makes for a longer shopping time when searching for products we need to integrate with MIP
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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 37 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 Premier7.4
Based on 7 answers
Never used it
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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
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting6.5
Based on 4 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 Accounting6.3
Based on 22 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 Premier7.2
Based on 7 answers
It is important to do your research. There are tutorial videos online that could help new user of this accounting system. These tutorials are straightforward and easily understandable.
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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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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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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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QuickBooks Premier6.2
Based on 4 answers
They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
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Return on Investment

  • Abila has streamlined and allowed more tasks to be automated maximizing the efficiency of staff so more staff is not needed.
  • The Maintenance and Support annual fee is a bit expensive and not a very good return especially for the amount of features that are updated from year to year. I don't use support a lot since our systems are pretty efficient so hence I don't think the annual M&S is justifiable.
  • Abila's importing feature allows integration to many different systems which makes Abila very flexible allowing costs to be saved if the owner of the Abila system switches between vendors.
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  • ProAdvisor offers online referrals.
  • Increased efficiency with long term use and memorized transactions.
  • Clients are pleased with the level of customer service offered and will refer new clients.
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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