RUN Powered by ADP® vs. MIP Fund Accounting

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
RUN Powered by ADP®
Score 8.5 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
RUN powered by ADP is a benefits administration and payroll platform for small businesses with light additional HR features. It runs on a cloud-based platform with mobile accessibility.N/A
MIP Fund Accounting
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
MIP Fund Accounting™ is a configurable fund accounting solution. The solution includes functionality for fund accounting, procurement, budgeting, payroll, human resources, timekeeping, fixed asset management, grant management, and dashboards for nonprofits and government agencies.N/A
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RUN Powered by ADP®MIP Fund Accounting
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Pricing Offerings
RUN Powered by ADP®MIP Fund Accounting
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
RUN Powered by ADP®MIP Fund Accounting
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
RUN Powered by ADP®
8.2
216 Ratings
0% above category average
MIP Fund Accounting
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Ratings
Pay calculation9.4208 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.763 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.8137 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.090 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.5201 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.2156 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management5.138 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
RUN Powered by ADP®MIP Fund Accounting
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(282 ratings)
8.8
(430 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.8
(19 ratings)
9.2
(126 ratings)
Usability
9.8
(12 ratings)
8.1
(100 ratings)
Availability
9.2
(7 ratings)
9.8
(15 ratings)
Performance
8.4
(7 ratings)
8.5
(86 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(22 ratings)
7.8
(99 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.6
(2 ratings)
10.0
(9 ratings)
Online Training
9.6
(2 ratings)
8.1
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.4
(10 ratings)
6.2
(28 ratings)
Configurability
8.2
(4 ratings)
8.5
(8 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.9
(13 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(8 ratings)
8.7
(15 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.4
(3 ratings)
8.5
(13 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.4
(4 ratings)
8.2
(13 ratings)
User Testimonials
RUN Powered by ADP®MIP Fund Accounting
Likelihood to Recommend
ADP
RUN is a great option if you are a mid to small sized company. Due to the functionality, it seems to be designed for companies that are about that size. I do not think it would be suited for a large company or enterprise as the reporting and Payroll procedures can be somewhat limited.
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Community Brands
I do like the check register, it is easy to access. It is also easy to access information for bank reconciliations but some entries are difficult and I have had ongoing issues with duplicated entries. Those situations coming at times when I am not really sure how I have duplicated an entry and they are somewhat intimidating. It is also somewhat difficult to delete or void erroneous entries or those that need to be otherwise corrected. I do understand that it is accounting software, but feel again that it could be a little bit more user friendly, at least from a fairly "new" user's standpoint!
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Pros
ADP
  • Keeps accurate payroll data for employees as well as the business
  • Provides 24/7 access to employees for their personal needs
  • Keeps us informed of changes in the laws/regulations/rules pertaining to hiring, minimum wage, etc.
  • Submits wages reports to Federal and State authorities
  • Helps us find answers to questions regarding hiring out-of-state employees (remote workers).
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Community Brands
  • General Ledger processing, including journal entries and reports
  • Ability to download all reports directly to Excel and PDF formats
  • Use of Grant codes to enable grant reporting by month/quarter/year
  • Ability to have multiple departments and consolidate into groups for reporting
  • Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable cannot be out of balance
  • Multiple ways to use the product including Cloud and Classic options, Visual menu or Standard (Top of screen) menus to select processes, many options we are not using in our simple organization
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Cons
ADP
  • Being a small company and as a designated owner, the employee who processes payroll is the only person that gets the notification that payroll is submitted. As the "Owner," it would be best if the "owner" could also get a copy of the processing of payroll. I have to log in to review what was actually submitted...so if incorrect and I miss checking immediately, an employee could be paid incorrectly.
  • The PTO / vacation accrual product does not have the ability to provide a "liability" report of what the accrual balances owed are. I started using the product only to find out that a liability report was not available, nor could it be created.
  • Employee change form is only available after payroll is submitted. It would be more helpful to have the change form available before submission so any potential incorrect changes could be identified before running a final payroll.
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Community Brands
  • With the payroll process, if there is an error in sending the stubs through email, there is no option to resend without a restore. That really needs to change.
  • Being able to void encumbrance at the same time as a PO would be an incredible time saver.
  • When processing W2 the system deletes info.
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Likelihood to Renew
ADP
It is much better than the payroll system I used previously. The integrations that RUN has for on-boarding new hires are very convenient when they work properly. It saves a tremendous amount of time being able to email a link to new employees that allows them to enter much of their own demographic information. Payroll feature alerts me when someone's pay is significantly less or more than usual.
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Community Brands
My company is pretty dug into our current day-to-day systems that serve our operations (ServTracker, Kantime, MicroMD). Without MIP Fund Accounting, we would have no choice but to figure out a way to consolidate those three accounting/operations programs into (ideally) one program, which is basically impossible if we want to salvage any historical data. MIP Fund Accounting is a great hub to bring all those pieces together in a palatable form.
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Usability
ADP
I have been using this system for years and they have actually made it easier and easier. The system is always making great upgrades that don't necessarily require any additional information or training. I love when I log in and see a new feature or button that I get to use to make my life easier!
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Community Brands
I have used this system for about 12 years now and I still learning how to use it. It always surprises me how there is another report to learn to achieve my data reporting goals. It is great to have a system that you have used long enough to feel comfortable with but also a system that allows you to learn new ways to report and enter data into the system
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Reliability and Availability
ADP
I have never had an instance of an outage. It is always available as I have added data while travelling, on weekends, and in after work hours. Retrieving pdf's is also available at any time for employees and benefit participants.
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Community Brands
I have rarely encountered any issues accessing MIP Fund Accounting over the years. On the rare occasions when availability was interrupted, the reasons were always found in-house when using the on-premises version. Since we have migrated to the MIP cloud, we have had no issues with availability. Any maintenance or updates are always communicated to us and are usually done outside of business hours.
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Performance
ADP
ADP Run loads a bit slowly at times, once I put in my credentials. However, that said, I think my perception of the time it takes is impacted by our "instant gratification" expectation of being able to get into everything quickly.
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Community Brands
This software is really good as you can run reports for various funds by Revenue Code or Grant code to capture all the data you need for specific revenue streams. Like I said before, this software is amazing for the tracking of grants if you set up your chart of accounts up correctly.
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Support Rating
ADP
At times it takes a few minutes to reach someone and sometimes the ADP automated voice prompt does not recognize my name when I say it. Also, sometimes I am forwarded to different departments and I have to explain my issue 2 or 3 times. It is hard to know whether it is an ADP Run/payroll processing issue versus an ADP Time and Attendance issue. Over the last year or so that I have called ADP, sometimes I am left on hold for a very long time.
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Community Brands
I have not reached out to MIP for technical support; however, their website offers great help resources so I can solve an issue on my own. Another team member reached out to MIP for support and was helped quickly. The transition process took longer than expected due to a lag in communication.
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In-Person Training
ADP
they helped up with the 1st payroll after that we were fine - it is very user friendly- they wanted to be sure everything had imported correctly.
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Community Brands
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
ADP
very easy to learn i think it took maybe one payroll to have it down and we were up and running
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Community Brands
Denise O'Malley provided training for the HR module when we added it to our system. Denise also gave us a demo of the EWS module which we were able to see that it would not meet our needs. She was very kind about and understanding regarding the functions we needed with a time clock system.
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Implementation Rating
ADP
Make sure there's plenty of time between payrolls for the implementation and be sure to test all the manually inputted fields.
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Community Brands
Don't waste your time with MIP. There are plenty of other softwares out there that will do the job better. Do your homework. Get references from actual users. Make sure that what you choose will truly integrate. Make sure that there is local support. Get training. You will be glad that you passed this one by. Trust me.
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Alternatives Considered
ADP
RUN Powered by ADP® blows Paychex Flex out of the water. The ease of using the app and the website is so much better! The detail we are able to see in the payroll section is much improved. Probably the biggest improvement between the two is the customer service. We feel heard, understood, appreciated, and cared for since switching to RUN Powered by ADP®.
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Community Brands
The HRA used RealPage (I'm not sure if it is actually the one listed above), and it did not work well. I'm not sure if it wasn't set up well, designed for larger property management companies, or just not good software, but it did not suit our needs at all. We chose a different property management software and MIP for our accounting. We used Quickbooks for Heartland Lakes, but as our business is expanding and we needed a better true fund accounting software, we chose AccuFund to start with, but it was difficult to get set up how we needed. We did not trust the information we were getting out of it, and it wasn't easily customizable to what we needed. We canceled that software and chose MIP.
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Scalability
ADP
Every summer, we hire three new college interns who have to be entered into the system. They can enter their information themselves, which takes a load off me. The onboarding is quite straightforward, and today's college kids are techy enough to be able to understand it.
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Community Brands
The flexibility to create certain features are helpful and are designed to be easier on MIP Accounting Cloud. It has been easier than the MIP Accounting classic version. I may have not fully utilized the software to deploy across multiple departments other than generating revenue reports or expenses. As well as developing budget worksheets for our departments. Which are great as it is, but have not gone farther than that.
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Return on Investment
ADP
  • Providing my clients with the easy to use platform has freed up 2 days worth of work per month for me.
  • It allows clients to have their employees submit onboarding documentation directly into the system saving client confusion/frustration and limiting calls coming into my office.
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Community Brands
  • MIP has allowed us to break down our costs even further to be able to improve our use of funding.
  • I'm looking forward to streamlining our accounting processes even further as I learn more about the possibilities with MIP.
  • As we fundraise for specific projects, we are able to track income and expenses by project to give our donors true numbers on how the money was used.
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ScreenShots

RUN Powered by ADP® Screenshots

Screenshot of the RUN Dashboard with the business' key info front-and-centerScreenshot of the payroll interfaceScreenshot of access to payroll reports and liability amountsScreenshot of the RUN Powered by ADP mobile app, used to process payroll on the goScreenshot of the ADP mobile app, where employees can access their historical payroll statements and year-end tax documents

MIP Fund Accounting Screenshots

Screenshot of MIP Advance™ Dashboards with drilldownScreenshot of MIP™ Transactions WorkflowScreenshot of MIP DashboardsScreenshot of MIP DashboardsScreenshot of MIP Dashboard drilldownScreenshot of MIP Transactions