Abila MIP Fund Accounting

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Score 7.9 out of 101

QuickBooks Self-Employed

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Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Because I work in the FQHC world, I would recommend this product specifically for any business or end user within that field. This product allows people in this field to comply with federal reporting requirements, makes it easier to track grants, and allows for the slicing and dicing of financial statements in many ways which is important in this field. This product is good for most day to day accounting functions and is pretty robust as well for an FQHC. This product is probably less appropriate for large healthcare systems where you want to keep track of statistics which this product cannot currently do.
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QuickBooks Self-Employed

QuickBooks Self-Employed is a very detailed software to keep track of your finances and tax obligations. I'm reviewing the online version here and honestly, if you are into QuickBooks, it might be worth looking into the stand-alone software version. Ideally, if you work remotely, in various places and on more than one computer (desktop or laptop) then QuickBooks online is a good idea. But the slow interface is troubling to me and I spend a lot of time going through and correcting entries QuickBooks imports from my bank account. In fact, I've gone back to my stand-alone version of Quicken.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.9
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.8
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.2
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.3
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.8

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.7
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.7
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.7
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.7
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.3
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.1
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.3
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
5.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.3
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
QuickBooks Self-Employed
5.4
Global Financial Support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Intercompany Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Localizations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Self-Employed
4.1
Enterprise Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Configurable Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.7
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Order Orchestration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
End-to-end order visibility
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Order exception Resolution
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.4
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Branded client dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Configurable client onboarding questions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Cross-client workflow management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0

Pros

  • Departmental financial reporting
  • Historical reporting
  • Cross fiscal year reporting
  • Transaction detail
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  • QuickBooks Self-Employed does keep a running total of your income and estimated taxes. Of course, this requires that your entries are accurate.
  • The mileage feature is particularly helpful. One just needs to either use the phone app in conjunction with QuickBooks Self-Employed, or keep a log of all mileage.
  • When tax time comes around, it's easy to use TurboTax software and import your data from QuickBooks.
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Cons

  • The Fixed Assets module is somewhat difficult to use with respect to disposals
  • In A/R posted transactions there is no dollar amount posted
  • When requesting posted transactions, all items appear, not just the one being requested
  • A/P vendor history displays in date order by clicking the tab at the top of the column. However, a printed version does not come out in date order
  • We have had problems matching the A/R aging report to the General Ledger
  • The drill-down feature should be expanded to areas other than financial statements
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  • Automatic entries could be improved. QuickBooks Self Employed requires you to login every day or two to check on your entries to ensure they are in the correct category. You can mark certain entries for certain categories
  • I find the whole site to run a little slow. While going through and marking the entries to the correct category, the page will sometimes get stuck and entries won't update very quickly. It slows down the process.
  • Overall, QuickBooks has a fairly steep learning curve. It does try to intuitively do some things for you, but if you have to go and correct them, I think you spend more time, and it defeats the purpose of the software.
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Likelihood to Renew

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.8
Based on 35 answers
We are so used to this software there is no chance of us starting with a new software and re-learning every step.we are content with the software at this moment and feel there is no need to look for a new accounting software
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QuickBooks Self-Employed10.0
Based on 1 answer
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.6
Based on 33 answers
It is great and easy to use once you have had some training, some are more complex than others, but overall it is a great product.
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Reliability and Availability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.9
Based on 6 answers
The only time we have had a big issue is when our server went out, and this was not a MIP issue
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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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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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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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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 Accounting6.9
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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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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Alternatively, I use Quicken to manage bank entries and create reports for tax purposes.
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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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Return on Investment

  • We have not transitioned to MIP Advance. Our accountant thought that our accounting needs were too simplistic to justify the move.
  • The initial investment and annual renewal has had a very positive impact on our overal business objectives. We are aware of the other modules and are presently facing a business transformation that may require additional features.
  • Overall the integration of the data for the reporting and analysis requirements of our business has been highly effective. We believe that this was one of the best investments we have made in business software.
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  • A positive impact on my business is, of course, keeping track of income and expenses, and approximate quarterly taxes. QuickBooks is a little better at this than Quicken, I think.
  • By using QuickBooks (and Quicken) it saves me having to spend money on an accountant. (At least up to this point.)
  • However, the time I spend on daily or weekly entries takes billable time away from other things.
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QuickBooks Self-Employed

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 Self-Employed

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