Abila MIP Fund Accounting puts the Fun in accouting
August 12, 2016

Abila MIP Fund Accounting puts the Fun in accouting

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Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Abila MIP Fund Accounting

We use MIP Fund Accounting in our Accounting Department only for the majority of our financial activity. We use the modules for A/P, A/R, fixed assets and bank reconciliations. In addition, we use the budget module; however, budgets are created in Excel and then imported into MIP.
  • Each of the modules is extremely user-friendly.
  • The reporting can be confusing at times, but once it's mastered, the reports are comprehensive. Reports can be printed to pdf, Excel (++) or the screen.
  • MIP supports a paperless environment - backup documentation can be attached to every transaction, whether it's a vendor invoice, a customer invoice, a fixed asset or a journal entry.
  • Wizards are available for setting up the various GL segments, which saves the user steps in creating account code combinations and adding the segments to existing reports.
  • The budget module is cumbersome; so, we don't use it other than for importing from Excel.
  • Printing to Excel can be improved upon. When the report is set up to print "Items by Page" (i.e., a general ledger code) it comes into Excel divided into pages with headers on each page. If detail for a GL code prints on more than one "page," the header prints in between the detail. To see only the detail for that specific GL code, the headers have to be deleted. There is an option to remove headers and footers before printing to Excel, but then the GL code header doesn't print. In that case, you don't know which GL code is associated with the detail that is printed. It would be nice if the detail for each "Item" is printed in a separate tab with the header information only at the top of the spreadsheet on each tab.
We use MIP to manage multiple funds; however, the revenue sources for contracts, grants, etc., are managed in Excel.
We have used MIP for over 15 years. I was not involved in the initial conversion, and this is the only non-profit accounting software that I've used.
MIP Fund Accounting fits our environment well. It is easily tailored to fit our needs.

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