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MIP Fund Accounting

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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.
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If you want to create a visual dashboard or report that utilises various data sources then PowerBI can do this. It is great in that it takes your on-premises data and stores it on Microsoft servers where it can interact with it faster, reducing load on your own servers, while being efficient in what it transfers out.We have found it not well suited if you wanted to publish a simple report to many staff as they may all need a Pro license which can get expensive. Even if embedding the report onto a shared platform like SharePoint, it will not display if the users doesn't have a PowerBI Pro license.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
Power BI For Office 365
Pay calculation
MIP Fund Accounting
8.8
Power BI For Office 365
Benefit plan administration
MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
Power BI For Office 365
Direct deposit files
MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Power BI For Office 365
Salary revision and increment management
MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Power BI For Office 365
Reimbursement management
MIP Fund Accounting
6.4
Power BI For Office 365

Customization

MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Power BI For Office 365
API for custom integration
MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Power BI For Office 365
Plug-ins
MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Power BI For Office 365

Security

MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Power BI For Office 365
Single sign-on capability
MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Power BI For Office 365
Role-based user permissions
MIP Fund Accounting
8.8
Power BI For Office 365

Reporting & Analytics

MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Power BI For Office 365
Dashboards
MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
Power BI For Office 365
Standard reports
MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Power BI For Office 365
Custom reports
MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Power BI For Office 365

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Power BI For Office 365
Accounts payable
MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Power BI For Office 365
Accounts receivable
MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Power BI For Office 365
Cash management
MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Power BI For Office 365
Bank reconciliation
MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Power BI For Office 365
Expense management
MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Power BI For Office 365
Time tracking
MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
Power BI For Office 365
Fixed asset management
MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Power BI For Office 365
Multi-currency support
MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
Power BI For Office 365
Multi-division support
MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Power BI For Office 365
Regulations compliance
MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
Power BI For Office 365
Electronic tax filing
MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Power BI For Office 365
Self-service portal
MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Power BI For Office 365
Standardized Processes
MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
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
6.5
Power BI For Office 365
Order entry
MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
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
8.6
Pixel Perfect reports
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Customizable dashboards
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.6
Drill-down analysis
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Formatting capabilities
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
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
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.2
Publish to Web
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.7
Publish to PDF
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.6
Report Versioning
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
7.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
7.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.9
Predictive Analytics
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.3

Access Control and Security

MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
9.3
Role-Based Security Model
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
9.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
9.3

Mobile Capabilities

MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
MIP Fund Accounting
Power BI For Office 365
8.2
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.
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  • 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.
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Cons

MIP Fund Accounting

  • Sometimes support can be a bit off and challenging to get by phone.
  • Some of the reporting tools are not as robust as some competing products.
  • Vendor training costs can be high if needed by an organization.
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  • Once a report uses a Pro feature, it needs a Pro license, but a lot of these are just basic features and the users are just viewing and not using any of the advanced features. It would be nice to have a Pro / Viewing license and Pro / Interacting license.
  • Limited amount of refreshes per 24 hours period. 5 refreshes as of Dec 2018.
  • The emailing of reports is there but kind of basic. It will do a screen grab of a report, which doesn't turn out very well.
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Likelihood to Renew

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 9.2
Based on 45 answers
It never gives us problems, and meets most of our needs.
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Power BI For Office 365

Power BI For Office 365 9.2
Based on 4 answers
If I were a small business owner, I would likely use Power BI for Office 365 for the sheer fact that I would get the Office licensing I need, along with powerful capabilities. As a Microsoft Partner, we continue to see Microsoft invest heavily in the Power BI capabilities, and will continue to implement and support BI solutions around this product, as we believe this is in the best interest of our clients.
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Usability

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 8.3
Based on 39 answers
Overall, the software has many useful features and is generally east to use, however, when the Data Integrity Check function identifies a problem, it is not clear what caused the problem (so we can avoid making the same error in the future) and it requires us to call Customer Support to resolve the problem. This last step is unnecessarily time consuming.
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Power BI For Office 365

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Reliability and Availability

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 9.0
Based on 6 answers
I refer back to the previous questions. It has suddenly quit on me.
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Power BI For Office 365

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Performance

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 10.0
Based on 6 answers
We have had problems with MIP's ability to integrate with other software or systems. Just makes for a longer shopping time when searching for products we need to integrate with MIP
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Power BI For Office 365

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Support

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 8.4
Based on 37 answers
I had to call support for an issue I was having to reverse a batch that was posted by mistake. The support lady was really helpful in guiding me to the correct steps in resolving my issue. I felt very confident in knowing I can call them to resolve my issues
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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.
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Online Training

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 5.7
Based on 4 answers
Personalized training provided for our organization
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Power BI For Office 365

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Implementation

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 6.1
Based on 22 answers
Make sure you know what you need and how to minimize potential errors due to training shortfalls
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Power BI For Office 365

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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.
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Power BI For Office 365

When you look at the whole MS BI stack, it is far and away the best solution. But if you are solely looking at PowerBI.com (Power BI for Office 365), it's features are limited to creating graphs and visualizations. For example, you create cubes and data models in Cognos, but you need SSAS to do this before sending the finished model to PowerBI.com.
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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.
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Power BI For Office 365

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Return on Investment

MIP Fund Accounting

  • I was not part of the decision making process. I do not know the overall business objective.
  • One must be very experienced working with integrated financial systems to get the best use of this software.
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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.
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MIP Fund Accounting

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

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