MIP Fund Accounting vs. Sage 100cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
MIP Fund Accounting
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
MIP Fund Accounting™ is a configurable fund accounting solution. The solution includes functionality for fund accounting, procurement, budgeting, payroll, human resources, timekeeping, fixed asset management, grant management, and dashboards for nonprofits and government agencies.
$249
per month
Sage 100cloud
Score 8.1 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Sage 100cloud (formerly Sage 100 ERP) business management software offers a broad range of modules designed to meet the many needs of virtually any business. It encompasses financial operations and accounting, payroll, business intelligence, CRM, eBusiness, manufacturing and distribution.
$0
Per Seat per Month
Pricing
MIP Fund AccountingSage 100cloud
Editions & Modules
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Sage 100 ERP Standard
Per Seat per Month
Sage 100 ERP Advanced
Per Seat per Month
Sage 100 ERP Premium
Per Seat per Month
Sage 100 ERP Online
Per User per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MIP Fund AccountingSage 100cloud
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
MIP Fund AccountingSage 100cloud
Considered Both Products
MIP Fund Accounting
Chose MIP Fund Accounting
MIP was the software of choice due to its reporting capabilities and easy to learn structure. We looked at other alternatives that were more user-friendly but none of them came close to the performance of MIP. We are happy with the way MIP works for our non-profit organization.
Chose MIP Fund Accounting
Our MAS 90 was old and no longer supported. The report writer was horrible.
Chose MIP Fund Accounting
We have not started using Fund Accounting. The accounting dept still uses Mas 90.
Chose MIP Fund Accounting
This organization has been using MIP Fund Accounting for over 20 years. We started with the DOS version and subsequently switched to the windows version. We have considered other software such as quickbooks and AccPac over the years as well. However, we have found that MIP Fund …
Chose MIP Fund Accounting
MIP is the best software for non-profits. Initially, we were deciding between MIP and Blackbaud that can meet our needs. We found that MIP is more user-friendly and more productive for our company. It has been 9 years since we started using MIP and we don't have desire to …
Chose MIP Fund Accounting
They were not satisfied with their current product and heard great things about MIP and have been using it since 1998. They love it!!
Sage 100cloud

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
MIP Fund AccountingSage 100cloud
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
MIP Fund Accounting
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Ratings
Sage 100cloud
8.4
7 Ratings
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.67 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
MIP Fund Accounting
-
Ratings
Sage 100cloud
1.0
8 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings1.05 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings1.08 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
MIP Fund Accounting
-
Ratings
Sage 100cloud
10.0
14 Ratings
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings10.014 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings10.013 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
MIP Fund Accounting
-
Ratings
Sage 100cloud
7.4
16 Ratings
Dashboards00 Ratings8.610 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.615 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings5.014 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
MIP Fund Accounting
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Ratings
Sage 100cloud
7.6
16 Ratings
Accounts payable00 Ratings9.016 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
MIP Fund Accounting
-
Ratings
Sage 100cloud
7.5
10 Ratings
Inventory tracking00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings6.78 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings6.75 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
MIP Fund Accounting
-
Ratings
Sage 100cloud
9.1
9 Ratings
Pricing00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
MIP Fund Accounting
-
Ratings
Sage 100cloud
8.2
6 Ratings
Billing Management00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Revenue Recognition00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
MIP Fund Accounting
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Ratings
Sage 100cloud
8.0
5 Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings7.83 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings7.83 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
MIP Fund Accounting
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Ratings
Sage 100cloud
5.0
1 Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Project Candidate Search00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Talent Profiles00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Absence Management00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
MIP Fund Accounting
-
Ratings
Sage 100cloud
7.0
1 Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Spending Control00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Indirect Cost Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
MIP Fund Accounting
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Ratings
Sage 100cloud
5.0
1 Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Contract Renewal Automation00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
MIP Fund Accounting
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Ratings
Sage 100cloud
4.4
1 Ratings
Risk Repository00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Issue Detection00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
MIP Fund Accounting
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Ratings
Sage 100cloud
7.1
3 Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
MIP Fund Accounting
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Ratings
Sage 100cloud
8.2
3 Ratings
Production Process Design00 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Production Management00 Ratings8.43 Ratings
Configuration Management00 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Work Execution00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
MIP Fund Accounting
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Ratings
Sage 100cloud
7.8
3 Ratings
Forecasting00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Inventory Planning00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Performance Monitoring00 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
MIP Fund Accounting
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Ratings
Sage 100cloud
1.4
1 Ratings
Proposal Management00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Product Master Data Management00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
User Ratings
MIP Fund AccountingSage 100cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(404 ratings)
8.0
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(92 ratings)
7.6
(5 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(93 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.3
(55 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(125 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
10.0
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.8
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.8
(44 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Configurability
10.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.5
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.0
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
6.9
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
MIP Fund AccountingSage 100cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Community Brands
I tried a couple of other funds accounting software, and we had staff that was familiar with MIP. I then chose MIP for both companies. I know we get accurate information out of MIP as long as the information put in is good. MIP is a little clumsy for AR billing, but maybe it would be easier to use if it was available in the cloud module (or if it is, I haven't been able to see it).
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Sage
For small and medium business in the distribution and light manufacturing space, Sage 100 is probably the best bang for your buck. As a very scaleable system, you can modify the system to meet the needs of a growing business without making gross changes to the core of the system
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Pros
Community Brands
  • General Ledger processing, including journal entries and reports
  • Ability to download all reports directly to Excel and PDF formats
  • Use of Grant codes to enable grant reporting by month/quarter/year
  • Ability to have multiple departments and consolidate into groups for reporting
  • Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable cannot be out of balance
  • Multiple ways to use the product including Cloud and Classic options, Visual menu or Standard (Top of screen) menus to select processes, many options we are not using in our simple organization
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Sage
  • Simple to implement and use. Operation very intuitive so new employees are quickly trained.
  • It is very flexible with many modules and many features allows for easy customization to suit particular needs of any department or company.
  • Context sensitive help, training and support make it easy for a company to operate with out a lot of additional outside tech support.
  • Scalable plenty of room to grow as the business grows without being bloated.
  • Pricing is very reasonable.
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Cons
Community Brands
  • My #1 request would have a report that can pull from all modules. There are some reports that I have to run in separate areas to compile the data I want. If there were a one-stop-shop report center, that would be fantastic.
  • I would love to have an option to make text size bigger in all parts of the system.
  • We are in CA; I would like to see call center coverage to account for the time change to Texas.
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Sage
  • It's painfully slow even for mid-sized businesses like ours without millions of transactions.
  • It crashes very, very often and has numerous critical failures.
  • Unfortunately, it's a local program so that excludes it from being used remotely. You have to be on site for it to work.
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Likelihood to Renew
Community Brands
We have been using MIP for over 25 years. In the '90s, we used the MS-Dos version and subsequently changed to the Windows version in the 2000s. Our organization is still relatively small in terms of staffing and even transaction volume; however, over the years, the number of projects has increased and is projected to increase drastically in the next year or two. With the increase in projects along with the ability of MIP to cater easily to large organizations, it makes perfect sense for us to renew when that time comes.
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Sage
I would put this out to bid, if I were at the same organization. There have been a lot of improvements and changes in enterprise software and my preference would be to find a good web-based or cloud-based tool. Lower overall cost of ownership and improved efficiency would be my target criteria for a rebid of this.
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Usability
Community Brands
I don't know what it would be like in the for-profit arena, but for the non-profit arena, it is an excellent product. I love how you don't actually have to close years and are able to get information that spans over the year-end. And the grant tracking is excellent too. It is just an excellent accounting system.
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Sage
It is easy, flexible, user friendly and feature laden. Out of the box or easily customized to meet our "wish" list . Sage offers a variety of modules and bolt-ons, user defined fields etc., allowing us to conduct business "our way" without forcing us into a one-size- fits- none mold or having to purchase expensive and cumbersome programming modifications
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Reliability and Availability
Community Brands
Mostly its available when I need it. I do get kicked out of the cloud while entering data at times. But I do not lose data and can often just open up the classic version to continue doing what I was doing. Only rarely is there no availability and when that happens, its a very short amount of time.
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Sage
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Performance
Community Brands
I feel that reporting is difficult to use. Copying existing reports for a new fiscal year is easy but often the data you want to display is not selected, even filtering for the correct data. We routinely have to call support for assistance with reports and most of the issues cannot be resolved during a phone call, a ticket has to be placed for more in-depth examination of the issue. Multiple users cannot run the same report at the same time; so if two people are trying to run an expanded GL, you will have to copy the report and save it with a new name in order to use it at the same time. This results in lots of unnecessary reports in the list. In addition, once you have been using the system for a while you wind up with hundreds of reports in your list of options; there may be a way to archive reports but we have not found that yet so we currently have reports in our list from accounts that are over 10 years old.
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Sage
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Support Rating
Community Brands
I have not reached out to MIP for technical support; however, their website offers great help resources so I can solve an issue on my own. Another team member reached out to MIP for support and was helped quickly. The transition process took longer than expected due to a lag in communication.
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Sage
Sage Support is very good. I usually get a person on the phone in a short time frame and usually get my issues fixed in one called.
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In-Person Training
Community Brands
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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Sage
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Online Training
Community Brands
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.
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Sage
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Implementation Rating
Community Brands
Don't waste your time with MIP. There are plenty of other softwares out there that will do the job better. Do your homework. Get references from actual users. Make sure that what you choose will truly integrate. Make sure that there is local support. Get training. You will be glad that you passed this one by. Trust me.
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Sage
We had an advantage in implementing the tool in that our director of Ops had been part of the team implementing the ERP for other users so we knew what to expect and were able to avoid a lot of the challenges people sometimes face with implementations. However, the process still took far longer than desired.
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Alternatives Considered
Community Brands
This is the first time I've worked in the non-profit world. Accounting is somewhat different so I am very glad to be using a product designed specifically for non-profits. Many accounting processes are similar of course, but it is nice to have them tailored to fit the requirements of a non-profit organization.
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Sage
I've reviewed Accpac, Syspro, SAP Business 1 and Platinum. Sage is far easier to use and setup than Syspro and SAP Business 1. Generally speaking, most accounting software does the same thing, at the end of the day, how easy is it to modify data inside the system and review to make sure that your system integrity is intact. I find that Sage 100 is excellent at these things.
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Scalability
Community Brands
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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Sage
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Return on Investment
Community Brands
  • The Accounting and HR teams have been able to eliminate double entry, and therefore free up a lot of time.
  • With the budgeting module, we have been able to obtain a firm grasp on our grants and utilize those funds in the best way possible.
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Sage
  • We have seen increased efficiencies for our team members processing orders and fulfillment as they are now integrated.
  • We have cut paper/printing/mail expenses by 500% of what we previously spent.
  • Our overall cash management has improved with the visibility from Bank Reconciliation and Financial Reporting.
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