Abila is great!
August 05, 2016

Abila is great!

Theresa Florczyk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Our organization uses MIP Fund Accounting across our whole organization. All accounting transactions are tracked through the software: accounts payable, cash receipts, accruals. This information is used to then create our financial statements, which are then reviewed by our finance committee and submitted to the board of directors on a monthly basis for approval. We also utilize FR50 to track our donations and then import the transactions into Fund Accounting.

Pros

  • The MIP chat is the best. Any time I have started a conversation I am also able to get an answer that way. It is a much easier solution than sitting on the phone.
  • The screens and functionalities of the different screens are very similar, so it makes it easier to use the system. For instance, the screen and inputs necessary to record a journal voucher are the same as an accounts payable.

Cons

  • Drilling down into reports is not user friendly. If you open a report, you should be able to click on the transactions and then that transactions opens.
  • There are so many variations that you can make to a report, that is actually just makes it more difficult to understand how to get the information you are looking for.
  • When inputting Accounts Payable, it would be nice to be able to enter multiple explanations for items on one bill. For instance, when we receive a master card bill, there are multiple charges. Yes you can break out each expense, but it all falls under the same description.
  • Detailed trainings should be available on-line to those who already pay the annual support fee. The only free trainings offered are promotional and barely provide information. The trainings are far away and very expensive, especially for a small non-profit.
  • This is been our software of choice for many years now, so it is hard to quote the impacts. It is pricey, but has much more capabilities than our previous software.
Yes, our organizations receives federal, state, city, county and private grants from over 20 different organizations. We also receive special designated donations. This always us to separately track expenses, as well as revenue, associated with these different revenue streams. It also always us to track income/expenses from our various special events throughout the year. I actually can't imagine doing business the way we do without this.
Non-profit accounting is so specific, especially in our organization with the number of grants that we hold. To have something that we can tailor so nicely, makes doing business so much more effective. It also allows us to be more confident that we are in compliance with these grants. As a small non-profit we previously had a very basic outdated system.
It provides all the functionalities that are necessary, which is great to be able to track all items in one place. It suits all of our accounting needs and the support is very good. However, it can be complicated to find the information you are looking for because there are so many options. Since there are very few trainings offered it makes it less user friendly. Additionally, drilling down into reports is non-existent.

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