Successful financial management for non-profit businesses.
Updated August 03, 2016

Successful financial management for non-profit businesses.

Christine Ulshoffer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Abila MIP Fund Accounting

MIP Fund Accounting is our main accounting software. We use it to manage our revenue and expense budgets against actual results. The monthly department statements and activity reports are distributed to budget managers on a monthly basis for variance reports. All cash receipts and disbursements are processed through the accounting system with great success and good reporting capabilities.
  • We have had success in managing Accounts Payable and Cash Receipts in MIP Fund Accounting. The input of items is not difficult and the reports that can be generated are useful.
  • Managing our annual budget vs. actual results is easily done with this software. We report on variances monthly through the use of the general ledger activity reports and the income statements.
  • We do not process payroll through this software. However when we first began using MIP Fund Accounting software I did use the payroll module and found it very easy to use.
  • The ability to export reports to Excel files is extremely helpful for analyzing data and reporting on it.
  • The import feature is available however I have not successfully used this function. I attended a live training several years ago and the trainers were not able to assist me in importing the payroll journal entry that I enter monthly.
  • Creating 1099s at calendar year-end has not worked well for us. It would be much more useful to be able to print reports for use with outside vendors. The version of MIP affects the use of internal reporting...not sure why!
  • We have experienced positive impact on our business as we are capable of managing to budget and maintaining daily accounting functions with Abila MIP Fund Accounting.
We have not looked at any other products in several years. We have had a couple of solutions suggested however the cost has been prohibitive and since Abila MIP Fund Accounting is working well for us, we have not looked any further into other products.
Financial reports for our staff, budget managers, senior leadership team and board of directors can be prepared fairly easily from the reports that are available. We do input the report information into an Excel financial report for distribution to our statement users since the reports that are available do not always present the information in the manner we prefer for our financial statements. This has not created any major problems as the information is available in the system.

MIP Fund Accounting Feature Ratings

Using Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Accounts payable; cash receipts; general ledger management; financial reporting; budget management
1 - Network administrator support is in-house
  • Accounts payable - to maintain on time payments to all vendors
  • Cash receipts - to accurately record all cash activity
  • General ledger - budget management of revenue and expenses
  • We use the cash flow statements for management purposes as well as the reports that help with projections for future periods.
We are not in the market for a new solution as this product works well for us and renewal is affordable.

Using Abila MIP

The system is very usable from my point of view - we have not experienced any difficulty in the daily functions.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Entering invoices is not difficult and moving through the accounts payable process up to payment of invoices is a simple process.
  • Entering data in the system is not at all difficult. The ability to somewhat customize for personal preferences is good!
  • In my opinion, running various financial reports is an easy process and the ability to export to Excel or create as a pdf document is a bonus.
  • The process for producing vendor 1099s at year-end does not work well in MIP Fund Accounting. I have a work-around to gather the information and I use an outside vendor to prepare the forms and submit them. I would prefer it to work in the accounting system...