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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting is well suited for nonprofits that need to do financial reporting by cost center. It is also well suited for financial reporting that crosses fiscal years (such as foundation grants).The basic Abila Fund Accounting package does not appear well suited for electronic bill payment. The Budget module does not offer the flexibility of an Excel-based budgeting and projection system.
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Sage 50 Accounting

It easy to train employees to use the software and it can be used for small to midsize for monitoring company and department performance. It allows for customized reporting and the BI function allows for company visibility, forecasting and numerical and visual graphical illustration for management meeting. Add that to the great price and awesome Customer and Technical Service and you definitely get a "BANG" for your money
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Sage 50 Accounting
9.3
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Sage 50 Accounting
9.7
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Sage 50 Accounting
9.7
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Sage 50 Accounting
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Sage 50 Accounting
9.7
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
Sage 50 Accounting
9.4

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Sage 50 Accounting
7.0
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Sage 50 Accounting
6.9
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Sage 50 Accounting
7.0

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Sage 50 Accounting
9.8
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Sage 50 Accounting
9.7
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Sage 50 Accounting
9.1
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
Sage 50 Accounting
9.7
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Sage 50 Accounting
9.4
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Sage 50 Accounting
8.3

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Sage 50 Accounting
9.7
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Sage 50 Accounting
9.4
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Sage 50 Accounting
9.7
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Sage 50 Accounting
9.1
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Sage 50 Accounting
9.4
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Sage 50 Accounting
8.7
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Global Financial Support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage 50 Accounting
8.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Intercompany Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Localizations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Enterprise Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Configurable Accounting
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
Sage 50 Accounting
6.8
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Sage 50 Accounting
8.0
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Sage 50 Accounting
6.4
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Sage 50 Accounting
6.8
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Sage 50 Accounting
5.9

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
Sage 50 Accounting
9.7
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Order Orchestration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
End-to-end order visibility
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Order exception Resolution
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
Sage 50 Accounting
9.8
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Branded client dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage 50 Accounting
8.0
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Configurable client onboarding questions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Cross-client workflow management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0

Pros

  • Streamlined our workflow and guides employees so that they perform our processes accurately every time.
  • Increased security by only allowing employees to see what they require to perform their jobs and nothing else.
  • Made a lot of our paperwork digital such as POs and invoices.
  • Very cost effective. You get a lot of product for the price.
  • Also has some wonderful components like HR and digital time clocks.
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  • It has the capability of "Single Click" processes that allows you to turn Quotes into orders, instant invoicing and track A/R in the Order Screen
  • I can email Sales Orders directly to my Customer and also remind them of past due from a single screen. I can track Project, Closeouts, Over Seas order by setting up Jobs and clicking the job name in Order Entry.
  • You can use recurring entries and copy and paste on the P&L, using masking for department reporting and budgeting
  • You can use the BI feature and export into Excel in Pivot format and utilize Timeline and Slicer to see the company overall performance by months, day or years
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Cons

  • We would like to show budget, actual expense, and encumbered expenses in the same report so that we could compare budgets to a combined total of actual costs and encumbered costs.
  • We would like the payroll module to stop allocating benefits on both salary and expenses. If you use Microix to track employee expenses, like mileage, MIP will use the expenses and the salary, from Microix, as the basis for benefit allocation. Only the salary should be used.
  • MIP does not recalculate annual leave balances when an employee's salary changes so we have to use an outside program to calculate the revisions and import it back to MIP. Our old accounting software, Fundware, was able to make this calculation.
  • The allocation module is so complex that our auditors and monitors where unable to follow the path. This had to do with the number of segments we used. We now allocate on a spreadsheet and import to MIP.
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  • Small issues with reports. When we do an upgrade to the system sometimes we lose some of our custom reports and have to go out and find them. We eventually recover them. Also have a small issue with the headers on the reports sometimes.
  • The ability to change a closed year if you have to go back and restate something.
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Likelihood to Renew

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.1
Based on 45 answers
Since our system has been in place for almost ten years, we occasionally talk about doing a new implementation. We do not talk about moving to a different product. Abila has many options for support, including cloud support, that we can evaluate. The overall satisfaction between HR, Payroll and Accounting is high. We have taken advantage of training and have developed a good level of expertise and the program upgrade features do not require reworking our processes. We have not found the product to impede any of our process improvements and find new ways to utilize the features as time goes on.
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Sage 50 Accounting9.6
Based on 12 answers
I would mention that because of data retention I would choose Sage 50 again, there is not way you can transfer all the information to another package. Once you subscribe to Sage 50 you will stick with it for years to come.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.4
Based on 39 answers
The system is easy to use because the modules are consistent throughout
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Sage 50 Accounting8.9
Based on 4 answers
I have used Sage 50 Premium Accounting for twenty years, and only used their technical support team three times
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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.
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Performance

Abila MIP Fund Accounting10.0
Based on 6 answers
Yes, it works very well about 95% of the time. I don't notice any slow down with any programs it integrates with.
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Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.4
Based on 37 answers
We have been financially challenged in the last few years and we have always renewed our support contract, even if it was a financial stretch. The fact that Abilia has been flexible in their renewal accommodation has been greatly appreciated. Every single time we have needed help, it has been effective and efficiently delivered. The service team has worked well with our all skill levels of our staff and I have only heard positive outcomes in our 15 years. Never a bad outcome. I would say this an achievement Abila should be very proud of.
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Sage 50 Accounting9.4
Based on 3 answers
Although I have only needed to call tech support on three occasions through out the entire time of usage, each time my problem was quickly resolved by people who were obviously well trained and easy to understand. Sage 50 Premium Accounting is a reliable and "bug-free" product that is regularly improved upon.
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In-Person Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.0
Based on 6 answers
I was trained on the job by the person who implemented and had used it for 6 years prior to my employment. She was very knowledgeable, but didn't know all of the ins and outs, which is where I self taught.
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Online Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting6.5
Based on 4 answers
Personalized training provided for our organization
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Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting6.3
Based on 22 answers
I highly recommend using a business partner for implementation. The business partners have implemented this product for numerous years and have a wealth of knowledge from working with various non profits and governmental entities. Some are close by and can provide on site training.
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Sage 50 Accounting9.0
Based on 4 answers
I do great work and have implemented many companies
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Alternatives Considered

I was not part of the selection for MIP and don't have anything to compare.
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Our firm also uses QuickBooks. While I enjoy the user friendly aspects of this program, it can be changed too easily which increases client time
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Scalability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.0
Based on 6 answers
I have had some issues with the software suddenly closing with no reason given.
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Sage 50 Accounting9.1
Based on 1 answer
I define scalable from two perspectives; 1) the scalability to handle more bookkeepers/accountants using the product, and 2) the scalability to handle increasing customer/vendor/employee and transactional data. Sage 50 does a good job on both fronts. From the single users operating a micro-business accounting for customer invoices and bill payments only, to the multi-staff, multi-location, multi-departmental complex transactional operation. Although Sage 50 is quite expensive for that smallest user, it is quite inexpensive for the larger business entity. So, for the new enterprise expecting rapid growth, Sage 50 is the application of choice.
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Return on Investment

  • Abila MIP Fund Accounting's budgeting and financial statement capabilities permit keeping tabs on spending trends and keeping grant costs within budget constraints, forecasting and advising management in good business decisions.
  • The GL module provides ability to distribute shared-costs according to grant approved methods to ensure a practice of meeting allowable costs for each grant and a fair distribution.
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  • I would say without doubt that it is worth the money you pay.
  • Based on the amount of work and precision, there is not doubt if you want to implement the accounting package or not.
  • If i want to make a quick business decision, first I would go to Sage 50 and pull some quick reports and previews
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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
Abila MIP Fund Accounting Editions & Modules
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Additional Pricing Details

Sage 50 Accounting

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Sage 50 Accounting Editions & Modules
Sage 50 Accounting
Edition
Sage 50 Pro Accounting
$2991
Sage 50 Premium Accounting
$4492
Sage 50 Quantum Accounting 3 User
Starting at $1,4993
1. Per year
2. Per Year
3. Per year
Additional Pricing Details
Annual traditional plan with license, monthly, and annual subscription plans available.