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MIP Fund Accounting

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Power BI For Office 365

If you're already using Office 365, Power BI for O365 is an easy choice. Start playing around with the free version and then easily add individual Pro licenses with little risk. However, if you anticipate using this with many users, it can get expensive quickly.
Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Power BI For Office 365
Pay calculation
MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Power BI For Office 365
Benefit plan administration
MIP Fund Accounting
6.4
Power BI For Office 365
Direct deposit files
MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Power BI For Office 365
Salary revision and increment management
MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Power BI For Office 365
Reimbursement management
MIP Fund Accounting
6.7
Power BI For Office 365

Customization

MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Power BI For Office 365
API for custom integration
MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Power BI For Office 365
Plug-ins
MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Power BI For Office 365

Security

MIP Fund Accounting
9.0
Power BI For Office 365
Single sign-on capability
MIP Fund Accounting
8.9
Power BI For Office 365
Role-based user permissions
MIP Fund Accounting
9.1
Power BI For Office 365

Reporting & Analytics

MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Power BI For Office 365
Dashboards
MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Power BI For Office 365
Standard reports
MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Power BI For Office 365
Custom reports
MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Power BI For Office 365

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Power BI For Office 365
Accounts payable
MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Power BI For Office 365
Accounts receivable
MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Power BI For Office 365
Cash management
MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Power BI For Office 365
Bank reconciliation
MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Power BI For Office 365
Expense management
MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Power BI For Office 365
Time tracking
MIP Fund Accounting
6.8
Power BI For Office 365
Fixed asset management
MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Power BI For Office 365
Multi-currency support
MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Power BI For Office 365
Multi-division support
MIP Fund Accounting
8.8
Power BI For Office 365
Regulations compliance
MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Power BI For Office 365
Electronic tax filing
MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Power BI For Office 365
Self-service portal
MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Power BI For Office 365
Standardized Processes
MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
Power BI For Office 365

Inventory Management

MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
Power BI For Office 365
Inventory tracking
MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Power BI For Office 365
Automatic reordering
MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Power BI For Office 365
Location management
MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Power BI For Office 365
Manufacturing module
MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Power BI For Office 365

Order Management

MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
Power BI For Office 365
Pricing
MIP Fund Accounting
6.4
Power BI For Office 365
Order entry
MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Power BI For Office 365
Credit card processing
MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
Power BI For Office 365
Cost of goods sold
MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
Power BI For Office 365

BI Standard Reporting

MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.8
Pixel Perfect reports
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Customizable dashboards
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.8
Drill-down analysis
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Formatting capabilities
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
10.0
Report sharing and collaboration
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.5
Publish to Web
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.9
Publish to PDF
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.9
Report Versioning
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
7.6

Data Discovery and Visualization

MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
9.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Predictive Analytics
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.4

Access Control and Security

MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
9.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
9.6
Role-Based Security Model
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
9.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
9.6

Mobile Capabilities

MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
7.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
REST API
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
6.0
Javascript API
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
9.0

Pros

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

Power BI For Office 365

  • Easy to make visual dashboards from SQL queries. Previously we had to use a third party application that had to run on a web server that was so complex to setup and run. PowerBI removes all that.
  • Ability to control who/which group has access to each dashboard or report. Ties in well with the rest of the Office 365 ecosystem.
  • Has many connectors to allow pulling data from various systems, both onsite (via gateway) or external (via APIs), and join the data to create a report/dashboard.
  • Ability to show data but also export the data, if permitted.
  • Easy to show PowerBI dashboards on SharePoint or on other websites via embedded code.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Power BI For Office 365

  • Licensing: Currently, Microsoft has a fixed pricing model for Office 365 users, regardless of role/function of the user. Most organizations have a small number of "power users" that create usable content and many more "consumers" that simply view/run reports created by power users. Microsoft does not differentiate between these users, and thus the pricing limits organizations from large deployments of the software.
  • Version incompatibility: Excel 2010 and 2013 workbooks are compatible with each other. However, workbooks created in 2010 that include PowerPivot databases must be upgraded to 2013 format to run in 2013. Subsequently, you cannot open these upgraded PowerPivot workbooks in 2010. This requires ALL users to be on the same version.
  • Visualization: Excel charting with PowerPivot workbooks is adequate for many users. Power View also contains a number of GREAT visualizations, including animated bubble charts and a very flexible dashboard/report design canvas. However, compared to some of the other self-service BI solutions, it is still limited in its visualization capabilities.
Ken Raetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Power BI For Office 365

Power BI For Office 365 9.2
Based on 4 answers
I will continue to recommend this suite to folks looking for a reporting and analytics solution, as I find in MOST cases, it's great at meeting almost every requirement I've been given by a multitude of clients across a range of industries. I've built Capacity Planning solutions that allowed end user input which was then submitted to SharePoint, Executive Dashboards, custom applications, simple analytical tools for teams to easily slice and dice data, and super simple reports as well as some very complicated ones. If you haven't seen the demos online, do a search, and see for yourself - this is a great BI suite! (I do not work for Microsoft, although I do consult out there from time to time. I do occasionally make a recommendation for a different BI reporting tool, but in general, find Excel can accomplish quite a bit for less money and in less time.)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Power BI For Office 365

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Reliability and Availability

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

Power BI For Office 365

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Performance

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

Power BI For Office 365

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Support

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

Power BI For Office 365

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In-Person Training

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

Power BI For Office 365

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No answers yet
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Online Training

MIP Fund Accounting

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

Power BI For Office 365

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Implementation

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

Power BI For Office 365

No score
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Alternatives Considered

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

Power BI For Office 365

Oracle was nice, super expensive to implement if it's not in use already. JobDiva is choppy and heavy on the system while does not give great reports. Salesforce is good; remote access is good however their support is terrible
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

Power BI For Office 365

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Return on Investment

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

Power BI For Office 365

  • As a Microsoft Partner implementing Business Intelligence solutions, Power BI has removed the barrier for our clients to begin the "BI journey". So often, projects get hung up in that early phase of procuring and installing/configuring expensive hardware and software. Just simply getting started and designing a beginning solution has allowed our clients to see results in 1-2 weeks using their data that might have taken months to achieve otherwise.
  • One significant ROI example is process improvement. In many cases, individuals or teams are spending days each month gathering data from multiple sources for reporting to their constituents. We are reducing these times to minutes by automating many of the data collection and integration processes that were previously manual.
Ken Raetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

MIP Fund Accounting

General

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

Power BI For Office 365

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Power BI For Office 365
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

MIP Fund Accounting
9.2
Power BI For Office 365
9.2

Usability

MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Power BI For Office 365

Reliability and Availability

MIP Fund Accounting
9.0
Power BI For Office 365

Performance

MIP Fund Accounting
10.0
Power BI For Office 365

Support

MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Power BI For Office 365

In-Person Training

MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Power BI For Office 365

Online Training

MIP Fund Accounting
4.5
Power BI For Office 365

Implementation

MIP Fund Accounting
5.7
Power BI For Office 365

Scalability

MIP Fund Accounting
9.0
Power BI For Office 365

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