Alight Worklife vs. MIP Fund Accounting

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Alight Worklife
Score 9.1 out of 10
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Alight Global Payroll (formerly NGA Global Payroll) is a payroll management software solution. It is built specifically to help multinational companies maintain globally compliant payrolls.N/A
MIP Fund Accounting
Score 8.7 out of 10
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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
Pricing
Alight WorklifeMIP Fund Accounting
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Alight WorklifeMIP Fund Accounting
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Alight WorklifeMIP Fund Accounting
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User Ratings
Alight WorklifeMIP Fund Accounting
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(430 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(126 ratings)
Usability
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(0 ratings)
8.1
(100 ratings)
Availability
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(0 ratings)
9.8
(15 ratings)
Performance
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(0 ratings)
8.5
(86 ratings)
Support Rating
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7.8
(99 ratings)
In-Person Training
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10.0
(9 ratings)
Online Training
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8.2
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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6.3
(28 ratings)
Configurability
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8.6
(8 ratings)
Ease of integration
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7.8
(13 ratings)
Product Scalability
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8.7
(15 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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8.4
(13 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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8.2
(13 ratings)
User Testimonials
Alight WorklifeMIP Fund Accounting
Likelihood to Recommend
Alight Solutions LLC
I can recommend this platform to any of my colleagues and any organization due to its great performance from my experience. It has ensured that revenue management in our company takes place effectively. The platform ensures that each employee is awarded for excellent performance in their roles. Each employee is paid following the international set standards which increase motivation among our team members and increase production.
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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
Alight Solutions LLC
  • Harmonizing salary for all employees.
  • Awarding team members according to their roles.
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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
Alight Solutions LLC
  • I have not identified any area that requires improvement in this tool.
  • All the features in this platform functions effectively.
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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
Alight Solutions LLC
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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
Alight Solutions LLC
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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
Alight Solutions LLC
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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
Alight Solutions LLC
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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
Alight Solutions LLC
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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
Alight Solutions LLC
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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
Alight Solutions LLC
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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
Alight Solutions LLC
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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
Alight Solutions LLC
Alight Global Payroll has great and powerful features that enable excellent calculation of salary for each employee with transparency. Sharing files across our team members and across departments is very fast and reliable with this product. It ensures that there is no late payment to our employees and pay slips are processed on time. Our investment in Alight Global Payroll has contributed to great achievements and created a conducive environment for teamwork.
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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
Alight Solutions LLC
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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
Alight Solutions LLC
  • It has lead to positive ROI due to increased production from employees.
  • We have achieved our set goals on salary management across the entire organization.
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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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