Olympic Gold Reporting and Flexibility
Updated August 22, 2016
Olympic Gold Reporting and Flexibility
Score 7 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Abila MIP Fund Accounting
MIP Fund Accounting is being used by three organizations to do fund accounting and grant management. Currently, only the Finance department has access to the software. We migrated from QuickBooks in 2008 to (SAGE) MIP because the three organizations had grown and the old software could not collect or produce the information needed for two National and one International non-profit. One feature is the ability to customize, add fields for various components. The reporting system to the Board of Directors is much more comprehensive, in separating Program Services from Support Services. Viewing information, during Audits is efficient.
- I find building the Financial Reports, isolating the information needed, is above and beyond any software I have used before.
- MIP is flexible in field definition, use on reports, customization.
- MIP provides an excellent resource when you have questions and training.
- MIP has streamlined the appearance and functionality of the software. Menus or Icon Screen as well as Ribbon Bar, gives you different options.
- The software appearance in data entry is a little dated. You cannot change size or font for data entry screens.
- For people with low vision, you cannot use computer settings for contrast or colors
- When making changes to fonts in reports, it would be nice if there was one screen access to change all, instead of clicking over and over again.
- 1099, when filing at the end of the year, the system is not very intuitive. Even when training on something I only use once a year is a real pain. Going in to make change or corrections is often confusing. The Screen split is not nice either. Having hover boxes on all points of 1099 with suggestions, like in Vendor, to keep people up to date with the changes in the Misc 3 box vs the Misc 7 box, or simple links to the information.
- MIP has had a positive impact on our overall business objectives from previous software. Our organization has grown exponentially in the past three years and without MIP we would not have been able to keep up with the changes.
Our Organization has multiple sources of funding, foundations grants, state department grants, USAID, etc. There is a level of complexity in terms of timing, personnel, accounting requirements, data distribution. MIP allows Finance to format this information on multiple levels, specifics. With the new Unified Guidance and our first Audit under the new requirements, I found I was able to drill down to information required. Also communication with our Program Mangers is streamlined.
MIP combines the level or functionality that is needed for complex non profits, NGO's with ease of use of intuitive software. MIP provides the ability to customize as much or as little as needed for Fund/ Grant Accounting. You need to be able to produce reports for Program Offices, Compliance, Board of Directors. You are not limited in your ability to customize data collection or reports
MIP is great for grant accounting. There are so many moving parts in our organizations that MIP provides the flexibility that is required. This extends to reports, budgets, data entry. I like that I can lock reports so that coworkers cannot alter reports used for specific templates or reports to the Board. MIP is excellent product for Finance. I would not use MIP outside of this. Example, Manufacturing, Sales, Doctor Offices. It would be nice if every employee had access to MIP to enter Check Requests or Expense Reports. We spend time, using Excel, to create forms, the employee fills the form out, the form is reviewed, then data is entered. If the interface and prompts were simplified, an employee could just data enter the information, attach .pdf files or images for receipts and invoices, a manager could approve and then payable could be issued from the Finance Dept.