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Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings

Zoho Books

36 Ratings

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Top Rated
601 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Zoho Books

36 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

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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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Zoho Books

Zoho Books is good for a company or organization that wants to keep track of invoices, payments, and cash flow. If you do not have a full-time accountant in your organization, it can work well as whenever you hire one or have someone check your books, the information they need will be there, provided it has been entered into Zoho Books. It works as a one-man operation or a small team. For larger teams, it would depend on how much information needs to be input on a daily basis.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Zoho Books
Pay calculation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Zoho Books
Benefit plan administration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Zoho Books
Direct deposit files
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Zoho Books
Salary revision and increment management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Zoho Books
Reimbursement management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Zoho Books

Customization

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Zoho Books
8.7
API for custom integration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Zoho Books
8.7
Plug-ins
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Zoho Books

Security

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Zoho Books
8.6
Single sign-on capability
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Zoho Books
8.2
Role-based user permissions
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Zoho Books
8.9

Reporting & Analytics

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Zoho Books
8.7
Dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
Zoho Books
9.0
Standard reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Zoho Books
8.1
Custom reports
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Zoho Books
9.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Zoho Books
7.8
Accounts payable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Zoho Books
8.6
Accounts receivable
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Zoho Books
8.6
Cash management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Zoho Books
8.3
Bank reconciliation
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Zoho Books
7.3
Expense management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Zoho Books
7.0
Time tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
Zoho Books
6.9
Fixed asset management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Zoho Books
Multi-currency support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.2
Zoho Books
7.6
Multi-division support
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Zoho Books
Regulations compliance
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Zoho Books
7.6
Electronic tax filing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Zoho Books
Self-service portal
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
5.7
Zoho Books
8.5
Standardized Processes
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
Zoho Books

Inventory Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
Zoho Books
7.1
Inventory tracking
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Zoho Books
8.1
Automatic reordering
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Zoho Books
6.1
Location management
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Zoho Books
Manufacturing module
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Zoho Books

Order Management

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
Zoho Books
8.1
Pricing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.7
Zoho Books
8.2
Order entry
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
Zoho Books
7.6
Credit card processing
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
Zoho Books
8.5
Cost of goods sold
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
Zoho Books
8.3

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Zoho Books
8.3
Client data roll-up capabilities
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Zoho Books
Configurable alerts
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
Zoho Books
Billing bypass
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
Zoho Books
Client template cloning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Zoho Books
Single sign-on
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
Zoho Books
8.1
Industry-specific versioning
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Zoho Books
Legacy system data migration
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Zoho Books
Branded client dashboards
Abila MIP Fund Accounting
Zoho Books
8.6

Pros

  • It allows you to create folders in which you can scan invoices, business associate contracts, and contracts in general by vendor. This allows us to keep everything in one place digitally. The good thing about this is that it speeds up finding old invoices, and allows you to send audit selections to the auditor faster due to the items selected already being scanned in digitally.
  • MIP allows for the creation of distribution codes. These are nice as they allow you to charge out common costs to multiple departments in a quick manner. Without this feature, one has to key in manually many line items into the system each and every month. Plus this feature allows for consistency, and elimination of keying errors.
  • If you have the Chart of Accounts set up properly, this system allows you to better track items by departments, Revenue/Fund codes, Location, and by GL. This is important as it allows for better analysis, tracking and reporting.
  • As for the budgeting module, this is also nice as you have the ability to upload your budget via a CSV file or you can manually cut and paste your numbers from excel into the system as well. The key thing though is setting up your budget template to match the format in MIP when cutting and pasting.
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  • Excellent performance with low bandwidth requirement.
  • Easy to use and learn - we did not have to spent hours figuring it out. It is very intuitive.
  • Sync bank accounts! Excellent feature which saved us a lot of time.
  • One fee, unlimited access. Better than some "cheaper" competition with hidden costs.
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Cons

  • The print on the screen is so small (probably an 8 font), it is hard to read for older users.
  • I would like to be able to change the name of a vendor without deleting it and then re-adding it which loses the history. Sometimes company names change but other aspects remain the same. Or you may mistype a name and need to correct it.
  • There is no easy way to change the chart of accounts if you need to do renumbering. If the person establishing the chart of accounts isn't experienced with it, there is no way to correct the mistakes. This is true especially for the numbering order and leaving enough space between numbers.
  • I wish there was a hard copy manual that clarifies what happens when specific information is typed or requested. For example: What happens in the system when you are writing a reversing journal entry. It allows for 4 different types of reversing entries, but doesn't identify the difference so one would know which one to select.
  • I would like to be able to refer back to other reports when using the "drill-down". The system doesn't allow for that.
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  • The cost is still on the high-side. If you just want to track your expenses and do not have a large turn-over an Excel spreadsheet might do.
  • Occasionally had problems logging in, but that seems to have improved.
  • Does not integrated with many third party applications.
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Likelihood to Renew

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.8
Based on 35 answers
It's the best software to fit our needs.
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Usability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.6
Based on 33 answers
The system is easy to use because the modules are consistent throughout
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Zoho Books10.0
Based on 1 answer
Super easy to use!
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Reliability and Availability

Abila MIP Fund Accounting8.9
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 Accounting9.9
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 30 answers
We have always had good, quick responses
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In-Person Training

Abila MIP Fund Accounting7.9
Based on 6 answers
I was trained on the job by the person who implemented and had used it for 6 years prior to my employment. She was very knowledgeable, but didn't know all of the ins and outs, which is where I self taught.
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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
I do not know about the implementation of the software as I was not employed by the agency at that time
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Alternatives Considered

Abila offers an unmatched level of customization and flexibility for the price. Great integration with their modules as they are in house developed so things aren't tacked on from third parties. Some of the other competitors have to go outside their company to give you what Abila already has built in. Abila is a solid software suite that just works.
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One of the best business decisions we have made in our company is getting Zoho Books. Customer service is really really fast. If you have a problem or questions they will get to you within minutes and they are constantly improving the application and listening to our feedback and each time is better and better.
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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

  • 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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  • Zoho Books has increased efficiency and the ease of tasks at hand.
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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

Zoho Books

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Zoho Books Editions & Modules
Zoho Books
Edition
Basic
$9
Standard
$19
Professional
$29
Additional Pricing Details
Zoho Books is available for both monthly and yearly plans. Users who sign up for the annual plan get two months off (Basic - $90, Standard - $190, Professional - $290)