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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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Tableau Online

Tableau is very well suited for large organizations because of its cost. It has a great visual design. It is particularly useful when there is data integration with other software required. Dashboards come out very well in such cases and help make sense out of data. These dashboards are used on a frequent basis once a baseline or a parameter is defined. Trend analysis and forecasting are a key to using this software and this is where it comes in very handy.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Tableau Online
Pay calculation
MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Tableau Online
Benefit plan administration
MIP Fund Accounting
6.4
Tableau Online
Direct deposit files
MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Tableau Online
Salary revision and increment management
MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
Tableau Online
Reimbursement management
MIP Fund Accounting
6.3
Tableau Online

Customization

MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Tableau Online
API for custom integration
MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Tableau Online
Plug-ins
MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Tableau Online

Security

MIP Fund Accounting
8.8
Tableau Online
Single sign-on capability
MIP Fund Accounting
8.7
Tableau Online
Role-based user permissions
MIP Fund Accounting
8.9
Tableau Online

Reporting & Analytics

MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Tableau Online
Dashboards
MIP Fund Accounting
7.1
Tableau Online
Standard reports
MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Tableau Online
Custom reports
MIP Fund Accounting
7.9
Tableau Online

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting
8.0
Tableau Online
Accounts payable
MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Tableau Online
Accounts receivable
MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Tableau Online
Cash management
MIP Fund Accounting
8.2
Tableau Online
Bank reconciliation
MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Tableau Online
Expense management
MIP Fund Accounting
8.5
Tableau Online
Time tracking
MIP Fund Accounting
6.9
Tableau Online
Fixed asset management
MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Tableau Online
Multi-currency support
MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Tableau Online
Multi-division support
MIP Fund Accounting
8.6
Tableau Online
Regulations compliance
MIP Fund Accounting
8.4
Tableau Online
Electronic tax filing
MIP Fund Accounting
8.1
Tableau Online
Self-service portal
MIP Fund Accounting
7.8
Tableau Online
Standardized Processes
MIP Fund Accounting
7.4
Tableau Online

Inventory Management

MIP Fund Accounting
4.2
Tableau Online
Inventory tracking
MIP Fund Accounting
7.3
Tableau Online
Automatic reordering
MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Tableau Online
Location management
MIP Fund Accounting
7.7
Tableau Online
Manufacturing module
MIP Fund Accounting
1.0
Tableau Online

Order Management

MIP Fund Accounting
4.7
Tableau Online
Pricing
MIP Fund Accounting
6.4
Tableau Online
Order entry
MIP Fund Accounting
7.2
Tableau Online
Credit card processing
MIP Fund Accounting
2.5
Tableau Online
Cost of goods sold
MIP Fund Accounting
2.7
Tableau Online

BI Standard Reporting

MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.8
Customizable dashboards
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.1
Drill-down analysis
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.9
Formatting capabilities
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.2
Publish to Web
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.8
Publish to PDF
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.6
Report Versioning
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.8
Predictive Analytics
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.7

Access Control and Security

MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.9

Mobile Capabilities

MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.8
REST API
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.7
Javascript API
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.6
iFrames
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
7.7
Java API
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
6.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MIP Fund Accounting
Tableau Online
6.8

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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Tableau Online

  • Software is compatible with numerous interfaces, making it quite scalable.
  • Robust visualization feature set -- perhaps even industry leading.
  • Graphs are dynamic and intuitive to use which helps organizations focus on what really matters -- making the right decision at the right time.
  • Intuitive user interface helps analysts quickly setup scalable reports.
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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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Tableau Online

  • I'm not sure if this is standard for everyone but our Tableau is updated twice a week so the information may not be the most up-to-date possible.
  • There's no search function in the tool which would help me a lot if I am seeking information about a specific item.
  • There are frequent software updates which require you to completely reinstall everything.
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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
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Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 8.3
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 profile photo

Tableau Online

Tableau Online 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Simple, easy and straighforward interface.
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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.
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Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
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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.
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Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
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Support

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 8.4
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.
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Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
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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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Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 5.1
Based on 4 answers
Personalized training provided for our organization
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Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation

MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting 6.0
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
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Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
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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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Tableau Online

Both Tableau Online and BI solutions provide visualizations. In Power BI we choose the visualization first, then drag the data into it. In Tableau, we select the data and switch between visualizations on the fly. It’s easier to jump between visualizations in Tableau. Power BI might be sluggish when working with extremely large datasets whereas Tableau online has an advantage in this area due to its extensive features.Power BI doesn’t have the ability to publish reports with all associated data which means some information can be left out of visualizations whereas Tableau online has a steep learning curve and flexible features.
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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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Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
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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.
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Tableau Online

No answers on this topic

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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

Tableau Online

General

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

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