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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

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Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

I believe Abila is suited for organizations that have complex funding structures. Especially those organizations who have multiple funding sources with agencies that require different expense coding to ensure expenses are properly classified. I think Abila is not appropriate for small organizations whose chart of accounts may be less complex in addition to a lower operating budget.
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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
7.6
Shoeboxed
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.8
Shoeboxed
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Shoeboxed
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Shoeboxed
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Shoeboxed
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.4
Shoeboxed

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Shoeboxed
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Shoeboxed
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Shoeboxed

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Shoeboxed
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Shoeboxed
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Shoeboxed

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Shoeboxed
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
Shoeboxed
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Shoeboxed
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Shoeboxed

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
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
7.9
Shoeboxed
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Shoeboxed
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Shoeboxed
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
Shoeboxed
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Shoeboxed
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
Shoeboxed
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Shoeboxed
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Shoeboxed
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Shoeboxed
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.2
Shoeboxed
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
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
6.5
Shoeboxed
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
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
7.8
Shoeboxed
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Shoeboxed
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
Shoeboxed
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Shoeboxed
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
Shoeboxed
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Shoeboxed
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Shoeboxed

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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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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 Accounting9.2
Based on 42 answers
I am not the decision-maker, but it would be my recommendation at this point.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.9
Based on 37 answers
The system is very usable from my point of view - we have not experienced any difficulty in the daily functions
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Reliability and Availability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.0
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 Accounting8.7
Based on 35 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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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 21 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 have used QuickBooks Premier for Non-Profits in a previous job, but not at my current position. They have used MIP for several years prior to me coming on board. QuickBooks was much easier to learn, but I don't feel it has as much functionality as MIP does with the use of multiple federal and state managements and reporting
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We felt we got more customized support through Shoeboxed and pricing was competitive.
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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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Return on Investment

  • We were using an outdated version of Great Plains previously. It was DOS based, and only one user could even use it. I can't even describe the difference that has obviously made.
  • We can produce information so much more timely and in a better format than with Great Plains.
  • We outsourced payroll for a while, but came back to Abila because we found it was just as easy.
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  • 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