Ideal for Head Start with Multiple funding streams
Lorrie Ogden | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated January 08, 2018

Ideal for Head Start with Multiple funding streams

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version

v.2015.2

Modules Used

  • accounting, encumbrances, budgeting

Overall Satisfaction with Abila MIP Fund Accounting

It is used by the finance and accounting department. Our reports are shared with the entire organization - particularly the Board of Directors and Policy Council.

We are a multi-funded small non profit ($8million) and it definitely makes accounting easier with a package than can cost allocate multiple streams of funding.

  • Multiple funding stream cost allocations
  • Ease of setting up customized reports
  • Relatively easy to learn
  • Encumbrance package is a bit more confusing
  • Personalization of reports is sometimes limited
  • Local training is limited
  • Employee efficiency
  • Better reporting
  • Encumbrance model caused alot of unnecessary problems
Our MAS 90 was old and no longer supported. The report writer was horrible.
Abila MIP Fund Accounting is great for multi stream funded non profits.

MIP Fund Accounting Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
8
Accounts receivable
7
Cash management
Not Rated
Bank reconciliation
Not Rated
Expense management
8
Time tracking
Not Rated
Fixed asset management
Not Rated
Multi-currency support
Not Rated
Multi-division support
8
Regulations compliance
Not Rated
Electronic tax filing
Not Rated
Self-service portal
Not Rated
Standardized Processes
Not Rated
Inventory tracking
Not Rated
Automatic reordering
Not Rated
Location management
Not Rated
Manufacturing module
Not Rated
Pricing
Not Rated
Order entry
Not Rated
Credit card processing
Not Rated
Cost of goods sold
Not Rated
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Dashboards
Not Rated
Standard reports
6
Custom reports
8
API for custom integration
Not Rated
Plug-ins
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
7
Single sign-on capability
9

Using Abila MIP Fund Accounting

We have no in-house support - use a private consultant (CPA) when needed.
  • Minimal support needed
  • Ease of use
  • Multiple funding sources
  • Ease of developing reports
  • Combined funding report
  • Better use of encumbrances
It was a big investment and big change for the organization. We will stick with it as it serves our needs well.
3 - accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, reporting, budget management

Evaluating Abila MIP and Competitors

  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
familiarity with non profit funding - multiple streams of funding sources. ability to segregagte and mix funds.
We are pleased with our selection and vendor selection for install and training.

Abila MIP Implementation

Hire a good company for implementation that is willing to help staff at a moments notice. Must have ability to remote access.
  • Professional services company
Wessell Consulting, Inc. - Abila reseller
Yes - 

1. review of existing software

2.. transfer of date to "trial company"

3. training of staff

4. Go LIVE

5. follow up support during implementation

Change management was a small part of the implementation and was well-handled - We had very little p[roblems with implementation. ran quite smooth.
  • no significant issues. We were well prepared. Wessell Consulting did excellent job.

Abila MIP Support

Wessell Consulting, Inc. has provided terrific support as an ABILA MIP Fund Accounting reseller. Trained CPA's assist with installation and trouble shooting, training, etc. Very quick response.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
Problems left unsolved
Yes - We pay a third party vendor for support as needed. Definitely well worth the additional cost!
Yes - it was fixed in the next update. was a minor bug regarding reporting.
Our third party vendor (reseller) Wessell Accounting always respons within 24 hours - usually within 1 hour! Had a serious issue with payrolla nd they "fixed" it wihin 1 hour - saving the day.

Using Abila MIP

Relatively easy to learn/use
  • Reporting
  • Cost allocation
  • Reoccuring bills
ProsCons
Like to use
Easy to use
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
None