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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
600 Ratings

ZipBooks

10 Ratings

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
600 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

ZipBooks

10 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

With Abila MIP's versatility I think it would be well suited for any industry, but especially for any industry where you wanted to be very specific on tracking or cost accounting. The ability to segment your accounts allows you to track by just about any method you would like to be successful.
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ZipBooks

ZipBooks is really strong for small businesses (and non-profits like the ones I help manage). It may not yet be ready to handle medium or large businesses given the deep, niche functionality that is sometimes required in those cases.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
ZipBooks
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
ZipBooks
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
ZipBooks
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
ZipBooks
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
ZipBooks
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
ZipBooks

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
ZipBooks
9.1
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
ZipBooks
9.1
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
ZipBooks
9.1

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
ZipBooks
9.5
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
ZipBooks
9.7
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
ZipBooks
9.3

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
ZipBooks
8.6
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
ZipBooks
8.5
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
ZipBooks
8.8
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
ZipBooks

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
ZipBooks
9.0
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
ZipBooks
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
ZipBooks
9.4
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
ZipBooks
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
ZipBooks
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
ZipBooks
9.4
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
ZipBooks
8.2
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
ZipBooks
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.2
ZipBooks
9.1
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
ZipBooks
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
ZipBooks
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
ZipBooks
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
5.7
ZipBooks
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
ZipBooks

Inventory Management

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

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
ZipBooks
9.0
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.7
ZipBooks
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
ZipBooks
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
ZipBooks
9.6
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
ZipBooks
8.5

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
ZipBooks
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
ZipBooks
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
ZipBooks
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
ZipBooks
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
ZipBooks
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
ZipBooks
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
ZipBooks
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
ZipBooks

Pros

  • Abila reporting allows for many levels of detail, from including funding, gl, taxonomy, location, or just looking at location, or by gl, or by taxonomy. It allows you to look at reports from many perspectives. Its a strength for management to have usable information.
  • I like the way you can change the dates specific types of entries are allowed. Its a strength as you are closing grants and years so that you know something you reconciled will not suddenly change. You can go back and make it available again if needed.
  • I really like the Session Manager feature. To be able to completely reverse a session is so quick and easy. But there is still the audit trail. Has saved an enormous amount of data entry when trying to correct a misposting.
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  • No learning curve. It's easy to get in and start using right away.
  • Invoicing is easy to set up and track.
  • Regular improvements to the product and great customer service.
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Cons

  • Lacks grant management.
  • Excel formulas don't always convert properly when importing.
  • Some reports can be limited in your ability to drill down.
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  • There is some difficulty with a need to learn the use of the menus, they are not open and click, at the moment, the user needs to open the menu then using the pad keys scroll down and use enter to select from the drop-down menu. A mouse does not work.
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Likelihood to Renew

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.8
Based on 35 answers
I am not the decision-maker, but it would be my recommendation at this point.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.6
Based on 33 answers
It is a great software to use but it can still improve in some areas. Like if they could add spelling check function. Most software this day has spelling check as a standard function. Maybe if they could also expand the filters available when running custom reports would be very helpful
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Reliability and Availability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.9
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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Performance

Abila MIP Fund Accounting9.9
Based on 6 answers
It usually loads very quickly and I am able to get to work right away.
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Support

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.4
Based on 30 answers
Every time we have needed support we had the issue resolved within an hour.
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In-Person Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting7.9
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 Accounting9.9
Based on 3 answers
Personalized training provided for our organization
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Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting6.9
Based on 19 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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Alternatives Considered

This is the first non-profit I have worked for and I am fortunate they chose to use Abila. My previous account experience with a for-profit industry I used MAS 200. While the two systems have some of the similar appearances and functionalities, Abila is easier to use with multiple programs. I can't compare the two side by side as I use Abila in a much broader spectrum and I am unaware if MAS offers like-features.
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I've used QuickBooks which was too complicated and way too expensive. Also used the expensive but ideal subscription web based CVita software., which out priced itself for our usage. Tried other free software that did not do the job that we need, which Zipbooks does cover. Setting Zipbooks where we need it to be.
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Scalability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.9
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

  • As a non-profit, our main business objectives are to stay within regulations so that we may be paid by our funders and continue to contract with them..MIP allows us to track information to assist in this objective.
  • Cash management is very important, since we are often paid in arrears. MIP helps us track cash and outstanding program balances.
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  • I don't have a ROI for the use of Zipbooks though it has helped greatly with organizing for taxes. Our economy here has been so volatile for three years with deep dips down, that no software can aid in support the financial health other than to track the expenses and income and watch the balance to observe.
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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
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ZipBooks

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
ZipBooks Editions & Modules
ZipBooks
Edition
ZipBooks
$01
1. Unlimited
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