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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 Pro

One of my clients is a manufacturing company utilizing QuickBooks with 15 employees to manage all aspects of their business. Frequent tasks being performed are generating purchase orders for raw materials, invoicing customers for finished products, and payroll. As the primary person supporting this installation I've found it easy to manage, control permissions for users, and upgrade each workstation. I also provide basic training on the operation of QuickBooks and even the employees with no previous experience find it easy to use and learn.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks Pro
5.6
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
QuickBooks Pro
7.8
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
QuickBooks Pro
7.4

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Pro
6.9
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks Pro
6.7

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
QuickBooks Pro
8.7

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Pro
8.7
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Pro
7.8

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
QuickBooks Pro
8.8
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
QuickBooks Pro
7.4
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
QuickBooks Pro
7.8
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Global Financial Support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
6.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Intercompany Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Localizations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
7.2
Journals and Reconciliations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Enterprise Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Configurable Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Centralized Rules Framework
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
6.7

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
QuickBooks Pro
6.1
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Pro
6.9
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Pro
6.0
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
QuickBooks Pro
5.7
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Pro
5.7

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.8
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.7
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
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
8.2
Order Orchestration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
End-to-end order visibility
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
7.2
Order exception Resolution
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
6.1

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks Pro
6.5
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Pro
6.3
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks Pro
6.6
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
QuickBooks Pro
5.9
Branded client dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
5.9
Configurable client onboarding questions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
6.3
Cross-client workflow management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
5.9

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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  • Inventory management with low stock indicators has made it easy to ensure I have the necessary parts and supplies I need for my jobs.
  • Time tracking and being able to invoice on that time makes it simple to bill clients for work I have performed. Prior to QuickBooks I had time that I wasn't getting paid for because I would forget to invoice for it.
  • The extensive number of reports available as well as customizations allows me to see how my sales are doing on a regular basis in different areas of the market.
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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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  • Depending on the financial institution used connecting to automatically download transaction is tricky
  • Renaming rules in the online version is not user-friendly and defaults on its own lumping most transactions together (IE: everything that comes in as a check # becomes renamed to the last vendor a check was written to & recorded)
  • Desktop version is much more user friendly in general than the online version
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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.
Christine Frenzel profile photo
QuickBooks Pro10.0
Based on 17 answers
We've used the program for more than 20 years in our firm both with clients and as our software. For the cost and value of the program it works well for our firms needs and desires for an accounting software program. At this point to switch would not make sense.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.4
Based on 39 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 Pro9.0
Based on 9 answers
It does require some training to get used to, it's not really something you can figure out on your own. Every company is also going to have their own custom features. But, I feel really confident using it now after months of training and scenarios
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Reliability and Availability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.0
Based on 6 answers
I refer back to the previous questions. It has suddenly quit on me.
Christine Frenzel profile photo
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 Accounting10.0
Based on 6 answers
It usually loads very quickly and I am able to get to work right away.
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.4
Based on 36 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 Pro8.0
Based on 7 answers
The functionality of the program is such that I haven't had to use support overly often but they are available when I've needed them to reinstall the program in the event of a computer crash or answered questions that arise that Google hasn't been able to answer. Many times though I find the frequently asked questions section faster and easier than contacting support.
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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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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 Accounting6.6
Based on 4 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 Accounting6.3
Based on 22 answers
I would not implement without the help of a reseller.
Nikki Patterson profile photo
QuickBooks Pro9.0
Based on 6 answers
In hindsight I would've gone back further and input another year back of historical data for 2 year comparison purposes in the account balances. It makes all the difference in our firm to compare the balances from year to year and would've helped to at least be able to see the historical data for comparison from our prior tax returns
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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.
Erich Koch profile photo
We selected Quickbooks pro based solely on the recommendation of our accountant. We have recently looked into other options like Mint & Freshbooks but decided to remain with Quickbooks as it offers everything we need and when Quickbooks makes updates to their programs they are usually glitch free and of great use to the consumer
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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 Pro8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

  • Abila MIP Fund Accounting has enabled us to implement departmental budgeting and reporting. This has improved the accountability of department managers.
  • The software has enabled us to generate historical reports using GL detail. This has improved our ability to recognize trends in our business.
  • The software has enabled us to generate cross fiscal year reports. This has created opportunities to apply for a greater variety of grants.
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  • By entering our bills as they arrive we get reminders when payment dates are coming due as well as making it easy to track where the money is going
  • Invoicing has made tracking money owed to us easy and cut down on having to call people looking for money owee to us.
  • Quickbooks built-in templates for invoicing & quotes we have been able to have a more professional look to present to customers
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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