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Likelihood to Recommend

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Because I work in the FQHC world, I would recommend this product specifically for any business or end user within that field. This product allows people in this field to comply with federal reporting requirements, makes it easier to track grants, and allows for the slicing and dicing of financial statements in many ways which is important in this field. This product is good for most day to day accounting functions and is pretty robust as well for an FQHC. This product is probably less appropriate for large healthcare systems where you want to keep track of statistics which this product cannot currently do.
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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
7.5
ZipBooks
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.8
ZipBooks
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
ZipBooks
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
ZipBooks
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
ZipBooks
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
ZipBooks

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
ZipBooks
9.1
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
ZipBooks
9.1
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
ZipBooks
9.1

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
ZipBooks
9.5
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
ZipBooks
9.7
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
ZipBooks
9.3

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
ZipBooks
8.6
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
ZipBooks
8.5
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
ZipBooks
8.8
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
ZipBooks

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
ZipBooks
9.0
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
ZipBooks
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
ZipBooks
9.4
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
ZipBooks
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
ZipBooks
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
ZipBooks
9.4
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
ZipBooks
8.2
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
ZipBooks
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
ZipBooks
9.1
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
ZipBooks
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
ZipBooks
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
ZipBooks
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
ZipBooks
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
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
6.6
ZipBooks
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
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
7.1
ZipBooks
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
ZipBooks
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
ZipBooks
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
ZipBooks
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
ZipBooks
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
ZipBooks
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
ZipBooks
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
ZipBooks

Pros

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

  • Abila's functionality for our office includes fund accounting, grants managements, payroll, human resources, and timekeeping.
  • It allows us to report on multiple cost centers for multiple organizations and programs across all grants on the federal and state level.
  • The imbedded reports writer provides extensive reports and you can customize them anyway you want them or your board wants them.
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ZipBooks

  • The user experience is easily the best I have seen with any invoicing software.
  • They create clean, professional invoice templates.
  • They make setting up and managing projects easy.
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Cons

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

  • Sometimes pulling reports or building the reports to give you the results you want is difficult to achieve.
  • Creating budgets was a challenge at first as was updating those budgets when revisions occur.
  • We would like to see a copy and paste function added so when entering or changing descriptions you don't have to continually keep typing them over and over.
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ZipBooks

  • Not quite as full featured yet as Quickbooks but still does what it needs to.
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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.
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ZipBooks

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
MIP is fairly easy to learn and to update. Whether it's transaction entry or reporting it has logical steps and maintains consistency. These are things that make usability a positive and not a negative.
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ZipBooks

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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ZipBooks

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
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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ZipBooks

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
Every time we have needed support we had the issue resolved within an hour.
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ZipBooks

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.
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ZipBooks

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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ZipBooks

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 6.3
Based on 22 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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ZipBooks

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

GMS was not 2000 compliant. Fundware was sold and went out of business. A number of peers in related organizations used MIP and recommended it. This is helpful when you have a problem or a desire to try something new, and can sound it off of others that are familiar with product and the programs you run.
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ZipBooks

I've primarily compared ZipBooks vs. Quickbooks because I've used Quickbooks at larger companies before. ZipBooks was the right fit for a smaller organization because it still had all the core features of Quickbooks but at a dramatically lower price that fits the budget.
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Scalability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting 9.0
Based on 6 answers
I have had some issues with the software suddenly closing with no reason given.
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ZipBooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

  • Abila MIP Fund Accounting has been the best solution for the money and meets the needs that we have.
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ZipBooks

  • 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
Additional Pricing Details

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
Additional Pricing Details

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