Abila IT Review
July 22, 2016
Abila IT Review
Score 8 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Abila MIP Fund Accounting
It's being used as a complete accounting package, as well as HR management and fundraising. It handles accounting and personnel data. We are a small organization but it appears to address most of our needs for out industry as our needs are somewhat small considering what others do in our industry.
- It starts well
- It loads well
- It upgrades well
- The support for the software appears to be pretty good
- Some of the user configurations are a bit difficult to understand
- The administration module is now integrated into accounting and makes it feel less intuitive
- The load times can be a bit slow
- I can't say. This is not a question for IT personnel and would be beyond speculation for me.
I believe they have with the help of the fundraising 50 package. As I understand it, it helps coordinate payments from the myriad of sources, particularly during larger fundraising events held annually. Previously, attempting to coordinate payments from various sources and then attempting to manage the in-kind forms was a much larger daunting task.
Quickbooks appears to be a much smaller scale solution in comparison. I would recommend quickbooks for small organizations as it does not have near the scalability options that MIP has built into it, and its backend database is a bit of a joke - its absolutely proprietary whereas MIP uses the time-tested SQL database backend which is much smoother for integration into backups and network monitoring.
I would recommend MIP for any organization that has heavier/more complex accounting needs for its simplicity and support. It appears to be a good package with lower overhead for technology resources while still providing a strong suite of tools for everyone from accounting, fundraising, and human resource management. I would not recommend the package for businesses with fewer than 10 employees.