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Score 3.1 out of 100

MIP Fund Accounting

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Likelihood to Recommend

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager

From where I stand, GLM is well-suited for use by small-staffed charitable foundations who make more than thirty (30) grants a year and distribute more than $500,000 in funds to non-profits. The software is able to handle every step in the grant-making process from receipt of a request, to the evaluation and decision regarding the grant, to tracking the pay-out, and to closing the grant when the work or the year is completed.
Gwenn Gebhard | TrustRadius Reviewer

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP is great when an organization has multiple departments. I am able to pinpoint exactly what department or event an expense was for because of the multiple options and layers to narrow down.Reports customizations are great in order to produce an understandable summary of the data for non-accounting professionals. This would be suitable for organizations who have staff with limited accounting knowledge outside the accounting team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Pay calculation
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Benefit plan administration
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
Direct deposit files
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
Reimbursement management
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
6.9

Customization

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
API for custom integration
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Plug-ins
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
7.5

Security

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Single sign-on capability
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.3

Reporting & Analytics

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Dashboards
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Standard reports
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Custom reports
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Accounts payable
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Accounts receivable
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Cash management
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Bank reconciliation
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Expense management
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Time tracking
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Fixed asset management
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Multi-currency support
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Multi-division support
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.9
Regulations compliance
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Electronic tax filing
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Self-service portal
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Journals and Reconciliations
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Enterprise Accounting
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Configurable Accounting
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Standardized Processes
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.2

Inventory Management

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
Inventory tracking
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Automatic reordering
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Location management
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Manufacturing module
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
1.0

Order Management

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
4.6
Pricing
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
6.1
Order entry
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Credit card processing
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
2.3
Cost of goods sold
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
2.5

Pros

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager

  • Foundant provides a streamlined grants management solution for reasonable cost.
  • The company listens to its users, collecting ideas and making improvements. Updates to the software are rolled out several times a year. When something cannot be changed right away, the company gives context and forecasts when the change might be possible.
  • While the software is easy to use, it also offers more advanced features (such as merge templates) that allow more customization for the advanced user.
Mary Giraulo | TrustRadius Reviewer

MIP Fund Accounting

  • Grant level accounting. We manage well over 50 active grants at any given time. This system allows us to track revenue and expenditures at a grant level which enables our staff to accurately and effectively manage, monitor and report to funders.
  • Allocations module. The allocation module functions enable us to set various allocation methods to capture overhead costs and allocate to cost centers and grants efficiently and effectively.
  • Fixed Asset module. The fixed asset module allows us to integrate asset tracking and depreciation schedules that are easy to use and integrated for efficiency.
Bryan Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager

  • Need a smother process for third party responses. Currently individuals recommending more than one student for scholarships have many emails to deal with to find the correct link to upload the correct student's letter.
  • Questions that would filter which applications the applicant would apply for.
Sally Weldon | TrustRadius Reviewer

MIP Fund Accounting

  • I've sat on several trainings and I feel that they are basic and broad. More real-life and in-depth examples for people that have been using the software would be great. I think the trainings are more geared to those that are just beginning to use MIP Fund Accounting.
  • I would like to see MIP Fund Accounting create a bank feed function to be used to aid the bank reconciliations.
  • For EWS, I think it would be beneficial for employees to still be able to track their hours worked in each grant per day; instead of having to break those hours up in a Cost Center on time entry for each day. This gets very daunting for some folks that have 5 or 6 splits, to record that each day. We've set these people up with a Cost Center using a distribution code; but it would still be beneficial for an auditor to see an employee document their hours worked per grant each day.
Sarah Gruver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 9.7
Based on 49 answers
Honestly - if we had the resources to move - we would do it in a heartbeat. We have wasted so much money on this program. I am so disappointed in this product. I am so glad that I did not install it here. I just want basic functionality - and this program does not deliver.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 7.8
Based on 89 answers
While it does require training, and I would suggest it be on site if possible or at their corporate training offices, most users adapt to it quickly. Most parts of the program have very similar layout and functionalities and ability to have tasks/reports pre-configured.
Bob Simpson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 10.0
Based on 11 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

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 10.0
Based on 12 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 Rating

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 8.0
Based on 121 answers
We recently switched from the server version to the cloud version, and the first project manager did not answer any of my questions, and she was very unfriendly as well. I had a tremendous feeling of dread that we had made the wrong choice. A second project manager showed up, and she was exceptional! In fact we are still working with her and she's just amazing! PM #1 gets a 2, PM #2 gets a 10, so splitting the difference puts me at a 6.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager

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

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 4.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 3.9
Based on 42 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.
Jeffrey Chapman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager

I have not used other online grantmaking products or evaluated others. I used to use MicroEdge Gifts, but not the online application version. It was a stand alone management system. This is hands-down better, easier to use and a more complete system
Susan Haley | TrustRadius Reviewer

MIP Fund Accounting

I used Great Plains at a former job. It was also designed for non-profits. The payroll function/feature was much easier to maneuver than MIP Fund Accounting. The AP feature was comparable to that of MIP Fund Accounting and functioned somewhat the same. Which is nice. I do not know about the reports feature, as my reports processing was limited due to the job I had. Same with the budgeting features and A/R. We are a non-profit organization that wished to utilize a system designed specifically for this type of organization.
Cori May | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager

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

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager

  • Positive customer service--fairly easy to use for applicants.
  • Positive--easy to run reports you have already set up, so [it] saves time.
  • Negative--limited question types makes it harder to gather the data we want to track.
  • Negative--our budget is more complex than can be tracked in Foundant, so we have to use a separate program.
  • Negative--we have to track potential grantee conversations in a separate program.
  • Negative--getting data ready to display in a dashboard takes a lot of time to manipulate in Excel.
Kristen Summers | TrustRadius Reviewer

MIP Fund Accounting

  • It has fit our needs exactly.
  • It is all I've ever used at this organization. We briefly tried another setup in order to integrate with other systems and we quickly abandoned it to move back to MIP Fund Accounting (formerly Abila MIP).
  • It has been a big time saver at payroll time and tax time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager

General

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

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager Editions & Modules

Edition
Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM)1
  1. Per Organization, Per Every 2 Years
Additional Pricing Details
Foundant Connect is an optional, add-on product linking data from GuideStar, Foundation Center, and GreatNonprofits into Foundant GLM„the organizations leading the industry in the data revolution. Connect allows users to quickly access and share data to make the grantmaking process easier and more efficient for everyone involved.

MIP Fund Accounting

General

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

MIP Fund Accounting Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
3.0
MIP Fund Accounting
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
9.7

Usability

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
7.8

Reliability and Availability

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
10.0

Performance

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
10.0

Support Rating

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.0

In-Person Training

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
8.0

Online Training

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
4.0

Implementation Rating

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
3.9

Scalability

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
MIP Fund Accounting
9.0

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