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Score 9.6 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Well-suited for basic accounting, I would give it an 8. Drill-down would be nice on the general ledger to be able to look at the original entry. Maintaining the year codes and distribution codes is much too involved-this needs to be streamlined. Would be nice to be able to update information on encumbrances and purchase orders prior payment. The accounts receivable module is a bit of a nightmare-we don't use the invoicing function as it is too involved for our company. While the Accounting function deserves and 8, I would only give the payroll function about a 4.5-sorry.
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Shoeboxed

I'm not sure how Shoeboxed can be used in a large organization, but for our small business, it is perfect. I'm the only one who deals with our finances and works with our accountant and for that Shoeboxed is simply my lifesaver and worth so much more for not just all the time it saves me but all the worries and headaches too.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Shoeboxed
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.8
Shoeboxed
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
Shoeboxed
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Shoeboxed
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Shoeboxed
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
Shoeboxed

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Shoeboxed
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Shoeboxed
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Shoeboxed

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Shoeboxed
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Shoeboxed
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Shoeboxed

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Shoeboxed
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
Shoeboxed
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Shoeboxed
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Shoeboxed

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Shoeboxed
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Shoeboxed
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Shoeboxed
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Shoeboxed
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Shoeboxed
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Shoeboxed
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
Shoeboxed
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Shoeboxed
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Shoeboxed
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Shoeboxed
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Shoeboxed
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Shoeboxed
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
Shoeboxed
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
Shoeboxed

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
Shoeboxed
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Shoeboxed
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Shoeboxed
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Shoeboxed
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Shoeboxed

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
Shoeboxed
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
Shoeboxed
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
Shoeboxed
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
Shoeboxed
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
Shoeboxed

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
Shoeboxed
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Shoeboxed
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Shoeboxed
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
Shoeboxed
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Shoeboxed
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
Shoeboxed
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Shoeboxed
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Shoeboxed

Pros

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

  • Tracks budget amounts and availability very smoothly and the reports are easy to read and utilize.
  • The encumbrance tracking is excellent and makes staying on budget much easier.
  • The general ledgers are easy to access and read.
  • Information by funding source is easy to track and access.
  • Like the 1099 coding functions.
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Shoeboxed

  • Scans all my documents for me
  • Multiple ways to send receipts in - from my phone, email, via mail, etc
  • Can invite multiple users
  • Integrations into Quickbooks, Evernote, etc.
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Cons

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

  • Payroll module is too complex and requires too much duplication of information input. This is the most confusing system I have ever utilized. It needs to be streamlined and duplications removed. Some information has to be entered in 2-3 locations, much too time consuming and easy to overlook.
  • The payroll tax reporting is very much outdated-have worked with much cheaper software that did a much better job of processing tax returns and W-2/W-3's.
  • While we like the accounting, we would certainly like to switch the payroll system for something better.
  • Drill-down ability on the GL would be nice.
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Shoeboxed

  • I had some issues with the mobile app in the past - where it crashes or gets stuck uploading. I think they fixed most of that, however, I transitioned to simply mailing my documents off to them.
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Likelihood to Renew

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 9.1
Based on 45 answers
I am not the decision-maker, but it would be my recommendation at this point.
Christine Frenzel profile photo

Shoeboxed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 8.4
Based on 39 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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Shoeboxed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 9.0
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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Shoeboxed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 10.0
Based on 6 answers
It usually loads very quickly and I am able to get to work right away.
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Shoeboxed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 8.4
Based on 37 answers
I had to call support for an issue I was having to reverse a batch that was posted by mistake. The support lady was really helpful in guiding me to the correct steps in resolving my issue. I felt very confident in knowing I can call them to resolve my issues
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Shoeboxed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 8.0
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.
Christine Frenzel profile photo

Shoeboxed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 6.3
Based on 4 answers
Personalized training provided for our organization
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Shoeboxed

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 6.3
Based on 22 answers
There were no records available to indicate where accounts with balances needed reversing entries. This problem carried forward for several years until it was traced back to implementation and reversed.
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Shoeboxed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

When we purchased Abila MIP Fund Accounting software, we had looked at several other options. However, none of the other options allowed the flexibility that Abila MIP had. It also helps that Abila MIP Fund Accounting software is designed specifically for the non-profit sector. It was an easy choice when we laid out all the options.
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Shoeboxed

We felt we got more customized support through Shoeboxed and pricing was competitive.
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Scalability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 9.0
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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Shoeboxed

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

  • 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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Shoeboxed

  • It saves me, I would say, at least 2-3 hours each week
  • We probably generate 'better' tax returns - more deductions and save on our accountant in the process, since they have everything perfectly prepped
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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

Shoeboxed

General

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

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