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- 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.
- 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.
- Ease of installation and upgrades.
- SQL database back end. Makes for easy integration.
- Easily set up test company for testing new features.
- Full active directory group integration.
- Support for an Application server (file share) on a different server than the database server.
- Abila MIP Fund Accounting has great support, they are always quick to respond and always find a solution or at least an answer. They also have a feature to easily request product enhancements.
- They give the user the ability to modify reports which is extremely helpful to be able to tailor reports to specific needs.
- Help and Support! If you are unsure of a feature the system has a great diagram for how the process works, click on a picture in the diagram and it opens up that feature. Once that window is open there is a Help button on just about every screen that, once clicked, takes you to an extensive library of procedures, descriptions, tips and important information.
- They put on a great annual training.
- The Budget Worksheet isn't the simplest to use and understand how the outcome will reflect. It took me some trial and error, and writing my own in-house procedures to feel comfortable with the budget worksheets.
- There are so many modules that Abila offers that it can be frustrating to learn that in order to obtain a certain feature you have to purchase another module, which may come with way more than you need or want. For example, with the Payroll Module you can select Direct Deposit for an employee but without the Direct Deposit module I can't access the feature to email the pay stub vouchers to those employees with Direct Deposit.
- There are so many reports available that it can be hard to remember where the report you need is located. Some reports don't include Unposted Transactions and some don't allow the same level of customization.
- Creating disbursement codes to share expenses across departments
- Ability to create your own financial statement formats for various reports
- Drill down in reports for easy access to detailed data
- Awesome customer support is always there to help you
- I would love to be able to have my GL codes print in alphabetical order by name in the Profit and Loss report
- Print GL Codes alphabetically in P&L
- My only complaint Print GL codes alphabetically in P&L report
- Good for accounting, we manage a lot of projects at the same time, and the app help us to keep on track of each one, also we can make reports about the accounting for the communities or government.
- Excellent budget tools, you can manage the budget with high precision and detail, you can add activities, expenditures, costs, personal involvement in the project and set the budget for each one.
- A perfect interface, it has a friendly and nice interface, you can create graphics and tables easily, and you can watch in your computer or devices all the information at the same thing, to have a better explanation of the project.
- It is a little expensive for small companies, to personal use or startup, because of that many people prefer to use a free software or with GNU license instead of Abila.
- It demands high professional profile, it is not for any kind of professional, the people who is going to work with the app requires certain level of knowledge in accounting and administration.
- It can be difficult to use in some cases, especially the ones related to the opinion of the community where the changes happen too fast, so you need to creat all the tables and graphics again and again until the people be agree.
- Abila is extremely easy to use and migrate through the system.
- We are able to create separate financial statements to match each grant's reporting requirements.
- End users have real-time access to information.
- I would like to see a grand total at the end of page breaks. Currently you are able get a total on each page break but you need to manually add each one for a grand total.
- On the 990 reporting it is not required for a segment to be restricted. We should be able to identify a program or gl code within a segment if something is restricted.
- Enhance reporting to allow all end users to adjust reports unlike Drill Reports where only one user has the ability to create reports.
- Cost allocation. Allows great flexibility in the setup of cost pools and receipient centers.
- Multiple dimension coding structure. Allows complex accounting setups for multi-faceted organizations.
- Reporting. Allows many different report configurations.
- Exporting. Ease of exporting reports to PDF and Excel formats.
- Bank reconciliation. Exceptionally outdated and inefficient process for clearing checks.
- Accounts payable. New vendor setup process could be so much easier, especially for vendors who are already employees.
- Credit card puchases. Badly needs improved functionality in the posting of transactions to actual vendors.
- MIP export to MS Excel functionality is so easy to use and helps us to quickly begin research and/or analysis.
- The reporting features allow us to pick and choose which columns/fields we would like to see on reports.
- The option to include or exclude unposted transactions provides a good mechanism for what-if scenarios as it relates to financial statement amounts.
- The year-end adjustment feature is new for us however it saves valuable time when reviewing transactions/reporting in preparation for our annual audit.
- I'd like a better way to forecast expense that allows me to use a different multiplier or factors to augment individual line items.
- I would like the ability to develop the budget within the software so it would be easier for variance analysis between current budget and new budget or current actuals vs proposed budget
MIP is well suited for organizations with multiple funding sources, multi-year and cross-year reporting, and numerous cost centers/expense charge codes. The common chart of accounts helps with consistency in reporting across an organization and to external users. Consolidation of different grants is easy to complete and reporting can be performed on any time period.
I don't [think] it is appropriate for smaller organizations that do not have complex accounting or reporting requirements. Many nonprofits have a small staff which might find MIP more structured than they may need to their reporting.
- Abila MIP provides detailed customization to fit your organization rather than force you to use an out of the box configuration that may not suit your needs.
- Abila MIP is easy to set up and uses industry standard SQL Server back-end so backups and restores are easy.
- Abila MIP has good reporting options with simple customizations.
- Abila MIP support is always available.
- More customized reporting so data exports to products like GrantVantage could be accomplished by the end-user rather than Database administrator.
- Official support for application virtualization like Microsoft App-V or VMware Thin-App so deployment is easier.
- MSI packaging for installation and updates through group policy.
- No local administrator access to install or configure application.
- Integration with Active Directory.
- Reporting is a great asset.
- Cost allocation to different funds through payroll is a breeze with this system.
- I like that you can choose who can perform different functions, and restrict access on an as needed basis.
- I would like to be able to pick and choose which entries to post within a batch.
- The Interface is easy to understand. It is a typical accounting system. Not as intuitive as I would want, but the accountant loves it better than Quickbooks.
- As far as accounting software, it appears to be a powerful solution. Yes, it does. Again, the accountant loves it.
- In our area, it is widely used. Lots of MIP users, yes.
- Creating reports is not easy. Not the best with reports. Not intuitive.
- Integration with sister product FR50 is horrible. They may be owned by the same company, but the interfaces, reports, etc. are not at all similar.
- How we use it for scholarship management is less than desirable. We had to "make it work".
- The AP system has invoice control to avoid duplicate invoices.
- Abilia MIP also has the flexibility to print 1099 statements for subcontractors.
- As with any other Fund Accounting software Abilia MIP can track all the funds in separate trial balance
- Entering budgets is relatively easy
- Although Abilia MIP has strong reports, there a few that can improve, i.e. cost center report in Proforma, P &L report by funding Proforma.
- Abila MIP has recently added the features to handle credit memos but it still needs improvement, as there are some aspects where an invoice is entered against a credit and there is another entry created not in the payment register.
- Creates reports with ease.
- Easy to use to track grants we receive.
- You can not just delete or edit an incorrect journal entry. You have to actually reverse the entry and re-enter the correct journal entry.
- The modules work well together making all necessary information available in one place.
- The Payroll module interacts with our Accounting module making financial information much quicker to analyze.
- The financial reports are easy to create and use.
- The reporting available in the HR Module is substandard compared to the Accounting modules.
- All fields are not available for all reports, causing the need to export information to combine certain fields.
- The formatting of reports is cumbersome and not user friendly.
- As I just mentioned, the flexibility to allocate revenue and expenses in multiple ways is probably the biggest strength.
- Very user friendly - I was able to learn the system without any formal training.
- Very stable - never have any performance issues, even with our less than cutting edge technology!
- I would like to see a way to manage prepaid expenses. Microsoft Dynamics has a module that handles deferred expenses - you tell it where to charge the expense and over what period, and it sets up the batch. Then you just review the batch and post it. Saves a ton of data entry!
- Would like to have the option to select Unposted Transactions on all financial statements. Right now it's only available on some.
- There should be an Insert Line capability in the input screens, such as the Accounts Payable Invoice entry or Journal Voucher entry. Right now the only way that I know of to insert a line is to enter it at the bottom and move it up to where you want it, and that's very awkward. You should be able to highlight the line below where you want to insert, right click and have an option to insert, similar to what you do in Excel
- Accounts can be customized just about any way you want; if you prefer using strictly numbering, or names either can be used as you like.
- Accounts receivable entries are quick and easy to input.
- Searching for information in the program is usually very easy.
- For the AP module, I have found that it would be nice to be able to change an account name. When a vendor has a name change, the only options are to enter a new account or leave it as is and try to remember what the name is in the system when an invoice comes with the new name. This also applies to our employee accounts - when someone has a name change, we can't just change the account name.
- Budgeting - provides the ability to work across fiscal years as we have many federal, state and local grants that require different time periods. Once it is set up, then it works seamlessly.
- Fixed Assets - This module tracks assets and depreciation based on your input and ties this information to the GL in an effective and efficient manner.
- Report Manager - reporting is very easy as you have many canned reports that can be easily customized to your preferences. You also have the ability to segregate your reports, by name, and store in a file for your easy retrieval and use.
- Inputting the budget information can be cumbersome and difficult to understand. It took me a while to get the functionality correct.
- Understanding which input module to use for what purpose can be a little confusing. For instance Accounts Receivable has areas to input credits, receipts or manual invoices. This can be confusing at first.
- Setting up codes for new employees or clients can be confusing also as you must input this information into two different setup screens.
- Customizing reports makes it easier to meet the needs of the reviewers before posting.
- Submitting a 1099 is very user-friendly.
- The AP module is very easy to navigate. Easy vendor set up. Cutting checks is very easy as well.
- Running AP/AR aged reports are not able to pick unposted transactions which can be time-consuming at times to wait for an AP batch to be posted.
- Reviewing and printing from the vendor/customer activity screen is painful—you have two option print a summary, that is easy but not detailed and once you choose the detailed option and you highlight the entries, it doesn't pick them all.
- Printing preferences are sometimes a pain to set up, we recently hired a new employee and we had to contact the MIP support line because none of the obvious settings were not helping her printing reports in landscape or every time she turned off her PC, the settings will be changed again.
- MIP is user-friendly and enables efficient data entry. For example, as an accountant, I often see purchases that need to be paid with multiple lines of code. Often the amount of coding lines reaches over 100 lines of code. For these purchases, the budget department does not code the purchase and as an accountant with many bills to pay, I appreciate that MIP provides shortcuts like F6 to copy a whole line under the one above or F5 which allows me to copy down only one field if needed. It saves me a lot of time to copy data versus having to re-key information.
- MIP provides options to run quick reports on orders and purchases. With few clicks of a button, I can run a report on the encumbrance status (i.e. the funds set aside for purchases) and see if an encumbrance has been previously used up whenever I am unsure that an invoice has been paid. I can also run reports on past years funding information to see how a particular contract or purchase has been paid years prior when old staff used old processes.
- MIP offers an "Excel export" and "PDF export" option for payment reports. This option often saves a lot of time, particularly when I have to make an entry for a transaction that has 100 lines of funding code and I am looking for where I made an error in my entry of debits. I am often off by only a few pennies in my entries and the ability to export my file into excel allows me to run a pivot table and find my error easily. This way, I save time and work smarter.
- The MIP software often freezes in the middle of my line entries or it will freeze up when I run a report. That said, I often deal with documents that have over a hundred lines of code and this may be the reason why the software takes a minute or two to load properly.
- Managing employees is a breeze.
- Payroll and direct deposit is very easy to implement using MIP.
- Plenty of canned reports and the option to build custom reports.
- MIP was originally designed as various modules. Even with the current unified UI, it still feels like you are navigating between modules.
- Their sales team can be frustrating to work with, it seems the resources they have to give to potential customers are limited.
- Abila MIP Fund accounting is functional and robust. In terms of it's efficiency, it can provide the flexibility you'd want in regards to customizing it's functionality. But I do admit that I sometimes find it unwieldy to learn, and perhaps not the most intuitive software that I've ever come across.
- We found the pricing to be competitive when compared to other softwares, and it has improved over the years we've used it, but at times the support could be better. I've noticed a big difference in ability between customer reps in the times I've called them.
- I find that Abila MIP is not at all robust when compared to its competitors. I find a lot of the functionality limited when compared to other similar software suites, like Microsoft AX for example.
- There are glitches with Abila MIP. Our auditors noticed that the bank reconciliation reports did not match the financial statements. When I called Abila customer support to find out why this was, he was evasive when I asked him whether this was a glitch or not. He finally admitted this was "a problem that had to be remedied".
I think that it's commensurate to the needs of any small to medium sized organization, but I wonder as to how competitive it would be for large scale entities.
MIP is a good product if you understand its capabilities and are willing to invest the time to set up its many robust features. When I first used MIP I did not like the program due to never using it before. Once I started using it though, and began to understand its various features, I learned to love this program because it allows for finance professionals working in FQHCs to capture data in ways to satisfy federal reporting requirements for things like the UDS and Medicare Cost Report more easily. Also if you set it up correctly, you may not need as many people in the accounting department to get the work done thanks to distribution tables, stored ability to retrieve and use old JE entries, and being able to upload large amounts of data like a payroll.
We are looking to expand our use of MIP via the payroll module which we feel would eliminate having to import 3 entries that we have to do through ADP. MIP is a really good product provided it is set up correctly from day one and you take the time to learn how to use it's features properly.
- It allows you to create folders in which you can scan invoices, business associate contracts, and contracts in general by vendor. This allows us to keep everything in one place digitally. The good thing about this is that it speeds up finding old invoices, and allows you to send audit selections to the auditor faster due to the items selected already being scanned in digitally.
- MIP allows for the creation of distribution codes. These are nice as they allow you to charge out common costs to multiple departments in a quick manner. Without this feature, one has to key in manually many line items into the system each and every month. Plus this feature allows for consistency, and elimination of keying errors.
- If you have the Chart of Accounts set up properly, this system allows you to better track items by departments, Revenue/Fund codes, Location, and by GL. This is important as it allows for better analysis, tracking and reporting.
- As for the budgeting module, this is also nice as you have the ability to upload your budget via a CSV file or you can manually cut and paste your numbers from excel into the system as well. The key thing though is setting up your budget template to match the format in MIP when cutting and pasting.
- They need to better explain how to create definition files so end users can learn how to upload large amounts of data into the system. As of right now, most end users have to contact a consultant to create the definition file and pay literally thousands of dollars in order to do uploads.
- The financial statement reports could be better. When I created the income statement, the profit is shown as a credit, while a loss is shown as a debit which makes it look funny for presentation purposes. I now have to key everything into Excel so it doesn't do this. The reports could be better if it allowed a way to add statistics to the report. Most FQHCs present stats like visits, Days Cash on Hand and so on. It would be nice to be able to have these stats shown in the financial statements.
- MIP needs to allow for easier copying and pasting items into the fields. In the Budget module, you can't right click and paste. You need to select the "Edit" and then paste from the drop down menu.
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About Abila MIP Fund Accounting
MIP Fund Accounting™ exclusively serves the financial management and fund accounting needs for thousands of nonprofits and government agencies. MIP™ has received the Campbell Award for several years in a row. The company focuses on your long-term needs, and allows you to custom design your system to enable you to manage effectively, get timely information, streamline processes and provide strong controls.
MIP™ is a fully integrated system with comprehensive functionality including fund accounting, procurement, budgeting, payroll, human resources, timekeeping, fixed asset management, grant management, dashboards, and more. The flexible structure enables you to manage and report on multiple cost centers at the general ledger level including multiple organizations, funds, projects, grants, programs, departments, locations, etc. The product can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud or self-hosted. Separately, you choose whether you would like to purchase/own the system or if you would like to pay by subscription.
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