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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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Tableau is Yearly charged per user. It is Saas and Multi-Tenancy, secure and no access to other companies and it is maintained by Tableau. It cannot connect to cubes.Tableau Online means you don't have to worry about the scaling - it is just there and works. For those who don't have IT infrastructure to handle it, Tableau Online is a great alternative.Tableau Online eliminates the need for a server environment, which includes hardware, deployment, and maintenance. Tableau Online can communicate directly with other cloud-based analytics services, such as Google BigQuery and Amazon Redshift. It also has compatibility with Salesforce and Google Analytics. From a cost analysis point Tableau Server environment is less than the Tableau Online considering the starting cost, configuration cost so for small and medium scale industry can go for a Server environment.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Tableau Online
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Tableau Online
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Tableau Online
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Tableau Online
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Tableau Online
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
Tableau Online

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Tableau Online
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Tableau Online
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Tableau Online

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Tableau Online
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Tableau Online
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Tableau Online

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Tableau Online
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
Tableau Online
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Tableau Online
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Tableau Online

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Tableau Online
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Tableau Online
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Tableau Online
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Tableau Online
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Tableau Online
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Tableau Online
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
Tableau Online
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Tableau Online
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Tableau Online
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Tableau Online
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Tableau Online
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Tableau Online
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
Tableau Online
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
Tableau Online

Inventory Management

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

Order Management

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

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
Tableau Online
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Tableau Online
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Tableau Online
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
Tableau Online
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
Tableau Online
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
Tableau Online
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Tableau Online
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Tableau Online

BI Standard Reporting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.8
Customizable dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.0
Drill-down analysis
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.0
Publish to Web
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.7
Publish to PDF
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.4
Report Versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
9.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.6

Access Control and Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.8
Dedicated Android Application
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.6
REST API
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.3
Javascript API
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.5
iFrames
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.8
Java API
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
6.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
6.9

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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  • Tableau Online handle the security areas very well for Operational security, User security, Data security, Network security and Application security.
  • Tableau Online infrastructure performs regular maintenance to ensure system stability, security, and performance. The data centers are equipped with fire suppression and other monitoring systems designed to detect environmental issues and respond to them before they cause an outage.
  • Tableau Online backup media is encrypted and always maintained in a secured facility. Disk-based backups are stored in secured data center facilities. Backups made to external backup providers are encrypted in transit and in storage. Only approved system administrators have access to backups.
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Cons

  • It would be nice to switch between databases without having to logout and login.
  • When entering codes (like for a journal entry) it doesn't auto-search/fill the account numbers...you have to hit the dropdown and scroll for the number.
  • You can't post cash receipts without first having an invoice, which can slow down your processing.
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  • While user intuitive, that is really only true for those with data analysis and BI experience. This is still a tool for experienced data crunchers and not something I would unleash to many in my organization.
  • Still requires business intelligence consumers to be specific in their requests for data in dashboards, so it still requires the touch point between the data and the user, it requires someone with some know-how, to be in the middle. So it is still not democratizing our organizational data.
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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.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.4
Based on 39 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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Tableau Online8.2
Based on 1 answer
Simple, easy and straighforward interface.
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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
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 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 believe implementation went well because of the way training was setup. We started with a classroom setting to go thru all aspects of the software then practicing setup before going live.
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Alternatives Considered

I have not had an opportunity to compare this system to others. I had no input in selecting this system. I would have liked to have compared it to other systems in terms of ease of use/intuitiveness, flexibility and granularity of report development, and capabilities in dealing with prior year adjustments and their effect on trial balance reporting. On those counts, I do not think the system scores very high
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Spotfire can do similar things, but Tableau's plots are prettier in my opinion. However, if one needs to perform complex calculations on the data first, Spotfire can do it better than Tableau. So, it depends on the task at hand
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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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Return on Investment

  • Hard to quantify the return on investment. Purchasing accounting software is a necessary evil and the payback is hard to measure. Basically MIP is another expense we incur each month in order to keep our books. If MIP could add some better features to its system, there could be a better ROI.
  • I think if you have MIP set up properly you could probably eliminate an FTE from your accounting department. I was able to get by with 2 people when most places would of had 3 or 4 with the same amount of work. The key though is knowing how to use the product, and setting it up correctly.
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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

Tableau Online

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