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- Tracks budget amounts and availability very smoothly and the reports are easy to read and utilize.
- The encumbrance tracking is excellent and makes staying on budget much easier.
- The general ledgers are easy to access and read.
- Information by funding source is easy to track and access.
- Like the 1099 coding functions.
- Payroll module is too complex and requires too much duplication of information input. This is the most confusing system I have ever utilized. It needs to be streamlined and duplications removed. Some information has to be entered in 2-3 locations, much too time consuming and easy to overlook.
- The payroll tax reporting is very much outdated-have worked with much cheaper software that did a much better job of processing tax returns and W-2/W-3's.
- While we like the accounting, we would certainly like to switch the payroll system for something better.
- Drill-down ability on the GL would be nice.
- 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.
- The first thing Abila does particularly well is allocations, it is excellent for slicing and dicing transactions across multiple cost centers for grant or department tracking purposes. We currently break our transactions down into Funds, Regions, Grants and of course GLs. This level of granularity is optimum for our multi-location, multi-grant organization.
- MIP also has excellent security administration. Administrative privileges are detailed enough to effectively administrate appropriate segregation of duties.
- MIP reports are very customizable and we are able to obtain an effective level of transparency by drilling down into whatever level of detail we need to research a particular issue or provide reporting for executives, the board, grant administrators, auditors, etc.
- There are several areas of improvement for Abila MIP. First of all, too much of the software is 'moduled' for additional costs. We want solutions that are comprehensive without additive fees for necessary functionality such as bank recs, payroll, and other modules.
- The membership invoicing is an extreme pain point for us, with a membership base in excess of 6000, processing invoicing can shut down our system if not completed carefully. It would be great if we could also integrate payment processing to be automated between our credit cards and the Abila software.
- A lot of the transaction processing is very onerous, particularly when certain transactions need to be reversed or when we are applying prepayments, this is mostly in the membership invoicing areas, but even needing to move a transaction across cost centers can prove challenging.
MIP Fund Accounting is very poorly suited for large volumes of transactions that need to be processed simultaneously, such as invoicing thousands of members in an individual batch.
- 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".
- 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.
- Recurring Entries: very helpful for those transactions that happen on a regular basis. The entries are already set up and the list is a reminder that this needs to get done.
- Entering cash receipts: it asks enough details to clearly distinguish different transactions.
- I would like to see the ability to add a 1099 classification to an entry after it is posted.
- MIP has the ability to be customized to your specific GL needs.
- MIP has grant tracking abilities.
- MIP lets you have record retention right at your fingertips.
- Bank rec is not a user-friendly operation, it lacks the ability for ease of use and clarity.
- MIP needs a better platform for credit card statements and reconciliation. Right now, we have to manipulate the system so we can have these accessible.
- Reporting tool needs to be upgraded. It isn't user-friendly and requires lots of training and trial and error.
- Run comparative financial statements (budget versus actual).
- The ability to drill into report lines to find out more details about the entries.
- Automate the recurrent transactions and reduce manual entries.
- Customize reports.
- Integration with other software.
- The ability to reverse posted transactions.
- More user-friendly.
- 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.
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About 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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