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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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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

One of my clients is a manufacturing company utilizing QuickBooks with 15 employees to manage all aspects of their business. Frequent tasks being performed are generating purchase orders for raw materials, invoicing customers for finished products, and payroll. As the primary person supporting this installation I've found it easy to manage, control permissions for users, and upgrade each workstation. I also provide basic training on the operation of QuickBooks and even the employees with no previous experience find it easy to use and learn.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

MIP Fund Accounting
7.5
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Pay calculation
MIP Fund Accounting
8.8
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Benefit plan administration
MIP Fund Accounting
6.6
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
5.2
Direct deposit files
MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Salary revision and increment management
MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.0
Reimbursement management
MIP Fund Accounting
6.4
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5

Customization

MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.6
API for custom integration
MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Plug-ins
MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.2

Security

MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Single sign-on capability
MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Role-based user permissions
MIP Fund Accounting
8.8
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

Reporting & Analytics

MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Dashboards
MIP Fund Accounting
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Standard reports
MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Custom reports
MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Accounts payable
MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Accounts receivable
MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Cash management
MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Bank reconciliation
MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
Expense management
MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Time tracking
MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Fixed asset management
MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Multi-currency support
MIP Fund Accounting
7.6
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Multi-division support
MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Regulations compliance
MIP Fund Accounting
8.3
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Electronic tax filing
MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Self-service portal
MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Standardized Processes
MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Global Financial Support
MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.8
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Intercompany Accounting
MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1
Localizations
MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.9
Journals and Reconciliations
MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Enterprise Accounting
MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Configurable Accounting
MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Centralized Rules Framework
MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.9

Inventory Management

MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.2
Inventory tracking
MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.6
Automatic reordering
MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.5
Location management
MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
4.7
Manufacturing module
MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1

Order Management

MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Pricing
MIP Fund Accounting
6.5
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Order entry
MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Credit card processing
MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Cost of goods sold
MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Order Orchestration
MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.9
End-to-end order visibility
MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.8
Order exception Resolution
MIP Fund Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
5.8

Pros

MIP Fund Accounting

  • The vast array of account segmenting allows us to break down our business in many different ways, which gets us the information we need to make sure we are doing business right.
  • We love the ability to process vendor EFT payments, which fits our green thinking and saves lots of paper.
  • Having a cloud based platform allows us to work more efficiently and not have to worry about using the most recent version or keeping up with payroll updates.
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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • Inventory management with low stock indicators has made it easy to ensure I have the necessary parts and supplies I need for my jobs.
  • Time tracking and being able to invoice on that time makes it simple to bill clients for work I have performed. Prior to QuickBooks I had time that I wasn't getting paid for because I would forget to invoice for it.
  • The extensive number of reports available as well as customizations allows me to see how my sales are doing on a regular basis in different areas of the market.
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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.
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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • The new updates coming in 2018 edition are covering some of my basic concerns and desires, for instance, the ability to stamp invoices PAST DUE within QuickBooks is going to be very useful for us.
  • I would like very much for the Bank Feeds center to work a bit less complicated perhaps direct linking to the bank as opposed to pulling the bank web address to access.
  • I work on three monitors, my current version will not allow me to utilize all three monitors. I understand the upgrade is going to fix that. I am very excited for this.
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Likelihood to Renew

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 9.2
Based on 45 answers
I am not the decision-maker, but it would be my recommendation at this point.
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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 18 answers
We've used the program for more than 20 years in our firm both with clients and as our software. For the cost and value of the program it works well for our firms needs and desires for an accounting software program. At this point to switch would not make sense.
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Usability

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 8.3
Based on 39 answers
It is a great software to use but it can still improve in some areas. Like if they could add spelling check function. Most software this day has spelling check as a standard function. Maybe if they could also expand the filters available when running custom reports would be very helpful
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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.5
Based on 10 answers
QBP is easy to use, somewhat easy to learn and runs fairly smoothly when using it. It tells you automatically that you need to save, and helps delete old backup files so that your PC doesn't have too many old copies of previous backup storage.
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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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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.3
Based on 2 answers
I haven't experienced a time when QuickBooks Pro was unavailable when I needed it in the entire 20 years of using the software
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Performance

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 10.0
Based on 6 answers
Yes, it works very well about 95% of the time. I don't notice any slow down with any programs it integrates with.
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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 8.4
Based on 37 answers
Every time we have needed support we had the issue resolved within an hour.
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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.0
Based on 7 answers
Get transferred a lot between people. Have gotten disconnected and it is impossible to get back to the same support person. Seems like always get the incorrect department for my issues and I have to be transferred. Sometimes the support people are very helpful and polite. They try to help, but are not always able to. Some support personnel are clueless when it comes to some issues.
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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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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
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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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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 6.1
Based on 22 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.
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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.0
Based on 6 answers
In hindsight I would've gone back further and input another year back of historical data for 2 year comparison purposes in the account balances. It makes all the difference in our firm to compare the balances from year to year and would've helped to at least be able to see the historical data for comparison from our prior tax returns
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Alternatives Considered

MIP Fund Accounting

When we purchased Abila MIP Fund Accounting software, we had looked at several other options. However, none of the other options allowed the flexibility that Abila MIP had. It also helps that Abila MIP Fund Accounting software is designed specifically for the non-profit sector. It was an easy choice when we laid out all the options.
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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Although QuickBooks Online does allow for remote capabilities, it just doesn't compare. The template customization is impossible. The desktop interface is not as friendly and not intuitive at all. The online version lacks the back and forth buttons the desktop version provides. I feel much more limited when using the online version versus the Pro.
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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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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

MIP Fund Accounting

  • Having all the modules in one convenient place has saved our company money as well as time.
  • Our finance team is much more efficient because of the combined modules, its a one-stop shop!
  • One negative impact is how long it takes someone to be trained to use the software effectively and efficiently.
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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • NEGATIVE --- had to replace it with more robust version (QB ACCOUNTANT)
  • POSITIVE -- Getting accounting into a real accounting package will save countless hours and help you sleep better at night
  • POSITIVE -- when you retain the services of a real finance professional, having your books in QuickBooks Pro will give you the best possible reporting and management tools.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

General

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

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