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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

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601 Ratings

QuickBooks Pro

Top Rated
492 Ratings

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

QuickBooks Pro

Top Rated
492 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

With Abila MIP's versatility I think it would be well suited for any industry, but especially for any industry where you wanted to be very specific on tracking or cost accounting. The ability to segment your accounts allows you to track by just about any method you would like to be successful.
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QuickBooks Pro

Quickbooks is best in companies with employees, and multiple checking, credit card, and loan accounts. I would recommend self-employed, single person, or home-based businesses (those who do not need to do payroll) to do more research on available products before settling on Quickbooks.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Pro
7.2

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Pro
7.0

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks Pro
9.2
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks Pro
9.2
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Pro
9.1

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
QuickBooks Pro
8.1
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
QuickBooks Pro
9.3
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Pro
8.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
QuickBooks Pro
8.7
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Pro
8.8
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
QuickBooks Pro
6.7
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.2
QuickBooks Pro
7.6
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
5.7
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Global Financial Support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
7.8
Intercompany Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Localizations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Enterprise Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Configurable Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Centralized Rules Framework
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
6.4

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
QuickBooks Pro
6.5
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Pro
5.6
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
QuickBooks Pro
7.4
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Pro
5.0

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.7
QuickBooks Pro
7.2
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
QuickBooks Pro
8.5
Order Orchestration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
End-to-end order visibility
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Order exception Resolution
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
7.0

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks Pro
8.9
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Pro
8.1
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
QuickBooks Pro
8.5
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Branded client dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
5.2
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Configurable client onboarding questions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Cross-client workflow management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
7.1

Pros

  • The flexibility of segment reporting allows us to generate detailed cost structures for multiple federal programs in a very efficient manner. This allows for effective and efficient on time reporting to funders.
  • The importing features allow for very efficient entry of high volume journal entries that also minimize mistakes.
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  • Check Register and Check-Writing is top-notch and intuitive
  • Reminders for tax payments, liability payments, bill payments, invoices are easy to find
  • reconciliations are laid out in a clear manner
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Cons

  • The interface is not very user friendly. It can be daunting or intimidating for users who may not have knowledge of accounting software.
  • I feel that if Drillpoint reports can be integrated with the Scheduler Module, it would make reporting and data manipulation even better.
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  • Tech support transparency: most problems we come across were fixed with a company recovery from a previous backup file. When we first had issues, calling tech support had involved remote access, cursor moving around to random menu items, then telling me that it would require them to repair the file in-house and that we would be charged for the repair.
  • Tech support in general: the times we had called for tech support, we were greeted by either a script reader or a tech rep who threw technobabble in such a way that it made me, someone who has an IT background, a little leery of calling them again.
  • Resource management: Quickbooks is a RAM eater. Quickbooks is best as one of one or two foreground programmes running; any more, especially with a graphics programme, and even our RAM-heavy design computer slows down.
  • Allow a choice of integrated browsers rather than using Internet Explorer.
  • Forced to update every three years to maintain services.
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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 Pro9.6
Based on 16 answers
Overall the features of PRO are just not enough to run a great company with good reporting and smooth accounting. If you're serious about getting your finances organized, step up to PREMIER or ACCOUNTANT. The small additional investment will be well worth while. And for truly world-class security and performance, please consider having your QuickBooks hosted on a virtual network. By doing this you will relieve yourself of the hassle, expense, and danger of making your own backups, protecting your QuickBooks files from viruses, and of course, getting hacked. A hosted platform will protect you from all of these things and make your QuickBooks files available to your team from anywhere in the world.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.6
Based on 33 answers
I enjoy using this software after six years of use.
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QuickBooks Pro7.9
Based on 7 answers
It does the job. Mistakes can be corrected and it provides overall the information needed to complete financial statements or tax returns.
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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 Pro8.3
Based on 2 answers
I haven't experienced a time when QuickBooks Pro was unavailable when I needed it in the entire 20 years of using the software
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Performance

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.9
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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No answers yet
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Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.4
Based on 30 answers
I have been using this software for six years and love it
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QuickBooks Pro7.7
Based on 6 answers
Get transferred a lot between people. Have gotten disconnected and it is impossible to get back to the same support person. Seems like always get the incorrect department for my issues and I have to be transferred. Sometimes the support people are very helpful and polite. They try to help, but are not always able to. Some support personnel are clueless when it comes to some issues.
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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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QuickBooks Pro10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
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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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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting6.9
Based on 19 answers
I do not know about the implementation of the software as I was not employed by the agency at that time
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QuickBooks Pro8.8
Based on 5 answers
No not really. I am not an IT person. Once I knew how to use it, it was quick and easy.
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Alternatives Considered

Fund EZ is a product I found out about from a previous employment stint. It has a lot of the features MIP has but is not nearly as good. I would consider using this product if MIP continues to raise fees.
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Haven't really used much else. Excel spreadsheets for smaller clients. QuickBooks allows us to work on clients books with the accountant's backup, while the client can still work on the current year information. General ledger provided the detail needed. Balances can be adjusted with journal entries and are pretty simple to enter.
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Pro8.5
Based on 22 answers
It helps us with providing a good basic level accounting package useful for small businesses. Ease of use and the ability to record transactions without much accounting knowledge is a benefit to my clients. It lets us easily download a file for our year end audit and tax work.
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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 Pro8.0
Based on 1 answer
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Return on Investment

  • It is positive when I can create reports that are easily utilized month after month for grant reporting. Each of our grants requires a little different format of data and MIP allows me to customize reports to easily pull information I need to satisfy grantors.
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  • Definitely better customer service. Can help clients with issues and walk them through problems.
  • More efficient that other software and definitely more efficient that manual records.
  • Easy of accessing client information to do payroll, year-end work, etc.
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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 Pro

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