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MIP Fund Accounting

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Likelihood to Recommend

Blackbaud CRM

Blackbaud CRM would be a great tool for larger organizations or higher education institutions with a high quantity of constituents. It is great for organizing a lot of information in a single record. While it would be great for any organization, it may be under-utilized for smaller businesses that don't have repeat customers or constant information streams.
Ashley Milton | TrustRadius Reviewer

MIP Fund Accounting

Well-suited for basic accounting, I would give it an 8. Drill-down would be nice on the general ledger to be able to look at the original entry. Maintaining the year codes and distribution codes is much too involved-this needs to be streamlined. Would be nice to be able to update information on encumbrances and purchase orders prior payment. The accounts receivable module is a bit of a nightmare-we don't use the invoicing function as it is too involved for our company. While the Accounting function deserves and 8, I would only give the payroll function about a 4.5-sorry.
Eris Tanner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Pay calculation
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Benefit plan administration
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
6.4
Direct deposit files
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Reimbursement management
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
6.7

Customization

Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
API for custom integration
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Plug-ins
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
7.9

Security

Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
9.0
Single sign-on capability
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
9.1

Reporting & Analytics

Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Dashboards
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Standard reports
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Custom reports
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
8.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Accounts payable
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Accounts receivable
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Cash management
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Bank reconciliation
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Expense management
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Time tracking
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
Fixed asset management
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Multi-currency support
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Multi-division support
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
8.8
Regulations compliance
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Electronic tax filing
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Self-service portal
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Standardized Processes
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
7.2

Inventory Management

Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
Inventory tracking
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Automatic reordering
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Location management
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Manufacturing module
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
1.0

Order Management

Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
Pricing
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
6.4
Order entry
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Credit card processing
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
Cost of goods sold
Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
2.7

Pros

Blackbaud CRM

  • Managing a large development/fundraising team's goals and outcomes
  • Working hand-in-glove with various types of fundraising activities: research, on-line, direct mail, events, grants, and planned giving
  • Layers of security that enable user groups to get what they need and nothing more
  • Reporting! Reporting! Reporting!
Wendy Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

MIP Fund Accounting

  • The interface and operations of Abila MIP Fund are fairly easy to utilize and learn.
  • It offers some excellent tools for managing a non-profit operation.
  • The software makes it easy to streamline operations into one system without dealing with separate departments working with different systems.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Blackbaud CRM

  • As an enterprise application, I would like to see additional application administration functionality incorporated as part of the application. A specific example is providing additional functionality to address database maintenance.
  • Additional report development tools to allow users (non technical) to create dynamic reports. Currently you can use MS Report Builder and leverage an adhoc query but believe this can be enhanced further.
  • Surface the Financial Transaction Model to the application further. This would allow users to see revenue changes overtime better when reconciling revenue.
Salvador Orochena | TrustRadius Reviewer

MIP Fund Accounting

  • It would be nice to switch between databases without having to logout and login.
  • When entering codes (like for a journal entry) it doesn't auto-search/fill the account numbers...you have to hit the dropdown and scroll for the number.
  • You can't post cash receipts without first having an invoice, which can slow down your processing.
Eric Harvey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Blackbaud CRM

Blackbaud CRM 6.4
Based on 7 answers
We've covered a lot, but mostly because we are happy with the system overall. There are a few kinks, and sometimes it takes a minute to figure out the right wording to pull a report or the best way to code a new category that we want to track. But Blackbaud is always there to help us, and once things are figured out - they are super simple to replicate. It wouldn't be worth it to switch to a new system and lose of all our information and time put in to mastering the system
Rebecca Armstrong | TrustRadius Reviewer

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 9.2
Based on 45 answers
We are so used to this software there is no chance of us starting with a new software and re-learning every step.we are content with the software at this moment and feel there is no need to look for a new accounting software
Luis Godoy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Blackbaud CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 8.2
Based on 39 answers
If you are not an accountant, it would be very difficult to use. As an accountant there are aspects that are so specific that if you do not understand how they work and hand off to other parts of the software, you can really mess up your reporting.
Christine Frenzel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Blackbaud CRM

Blackbaud CRM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

MIP Fund Accounting

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.
Cindy Chapple | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Blackbaud CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 10.0
Based on 6 answers
MIP Fund Accounting has worked very well for me. It has been ten years that I have been working with the software and have never had an issue with it crashing or losing information. I would definitely recommend this software to other users based on the experience I have had.
Janet Resendiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Blackbaud CRM

Blackbaud CRM 6.4
Based on 9 answers
It is purely dependant on who you reach and speak to. You can call twice in an hour period and get two completely different answers. You can get people who are willing to help, people who just tell you no, or people who have no idea what to do. They need to work harder on training their support people. The chat function works very well for simple questions and is my preferred go-to when seeking help.
Stephanie Wollenburg | TrustRadius Reviewer

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 8.3
Based on 37 answers
They consistently provide quality, knowledgeable service to my questions and concerns. The only reason I am not giving them a 10 is because recently the hold time on the telephone has been much longer than in the past. the quality of the customer service, once I speak to a representative continues to be of a high quality, but the delays are atypical of previous encounters.
Jeffrey Chapman | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Blackbaud CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MIP Fund Accounting

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.
Christine Frenzel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Blackbaud CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 4.5
Based on 4 answers
Personalized training provided for our organization
karen hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

Blackbaud CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 5.7
Based on 22 answers
Having a detailed plan helps. Understanding what your data 'means' is important so it can be correctly mapped to the new solution. Having other staff in on the early training helped as well. We had a few questions that popped up that our implementer was able to address promptly which then prompted the controller to ask even more detailed questions. In the end, we ended up with a better product. Keep in mind, you won't remember to ask all of the relevant questions and you may run into 'challenges' after the fact
Al Hesse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Blackbaud CRM

Blackbaud CRM is a great product! We chose this CRM product because it was sold as being fully supported and easy to use. It overshadows some of the smaller CRM products with its vast amount of features. It was a hard choice between this or Salesforce. However, Blackbaud is better suited for the education industry.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MIP Fund Accounting

Fund EZ is a product I found out about from a previous employment stint. It has a lot of the features MIP has but is not nearly as good. I would consider using this product if MIP continues to raise fees.
Erich Koch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Blackbaud CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Not real sure what you mean by scalability. It seems to be able to handle all of the funds we are currently working with. If you mean the looks of it, some things are small and it would be nice to increase the size according to the user.
Frances LeClair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Blackbaud CRM

  • If you go with Blackbaud purchase the extended training package. Your staff will thank you.
  • The mantra is "If it isn't in Blackbaud it doesn't exist" is a contradiction because best practice with Blackbaud is to not use attachments which means we had to archive copies of donor letters or membership in a completely separate system. Really? What is the point? Or pay more and more and more...
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MIP Fund Accounting

  • Abila has streamlined and allowed more tasks to be automated maximizing the efficiency of staff so more staff is not needed.
  • The Maintenance and Support annual fee is a bit expensive and not a very good return especially for the amount of features that are updated from year to year. I don't use support a lot since our systems are pretty efficient so hence I don't think the annual M&S is justifiable.
  • Abila's importing feature allows integration to many different systems which makes Abila very flexible allowing costs to be saved if the owner of the Abila system switches between vendors.
Donavan Lam, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Blackbaud CRM

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

MIP Fund Accounting

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Blackbaud CRM
7.9
MIP Fund Accounting
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Blackbaud CRM
6.4
MIP Fund Accounting
9.2

Usability

Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Blackbaud CRM
9.0
MIP Fund Accounting
9.0

Performance

Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
10.0

Support

Blackbaud CRM
6.4
MIP Fund Accounting
8.3

In-Person Training

Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
8.0

Online Training

Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
4.5

Implementation

Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
5.7

Scalability

Blackbaud CRM
MIP Fund Accounting
9.0

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