Abila is great for multiple funding sources and periods.
September 06, 2016

Abila is great for multiple funding sources and periods.

Marie Cline | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MIP Fund Accounting (formerly Abila MIP)

We use it for all of our general ledger transactions and payroll. So it tracks information for the whole agency, but only the accounting department actually uses it.
  • Reporting outside our fiscal year was the main reason we chose MIP. Several of our grants have different periods than July 1 to June 30, and it was very important to be able to easily report on those other periods.
  • The ability to create and modify reports with exactly the information we need and none of what we don't is great.
  • The ease of putting information into the system is great.
  • Some reports can't have particular fields added to them, especially in payroll. It would be nice to be able to modify for every piece of information.
  • Sometimes the recurring entry function doesn't work as well as we'd like.
  • I have trouble with fixed assets. We just track our assets in Excel because MIP seems too complicated for keying assets that we already owned and getting the historical information correct.
  • We were using an outdated version of Great Plains previously. It was DOS based, and only one user could even use it. I can't even describe the difference that has obviously made.
  • We can produce information so much more timely and in a better format than with Great Plains.
  • We outsourced payroll for a while, but came back to MIP because we found it was just as easy.
YES! This is by far the most important aspect of MIP for my use. We have about 10 different funding sources. I don't know how we would survive it we couldn't tract the multiple funding sources. And also, our grants all have different reporting periods, so we can report outside of those parameters, which is great!
We looked at two other software products and they just couldn't track the separate funding sources the way we needed them too. It was going to be a lot of exporting and backtracking to get the right information (at that time). And Blackbaud just didn't seem to have enough "oomph" to be what we needed with the volume of transactions we have.
Any non-profit that deals with grant reporting and multiple funding sources with different reporting periods would be a good match for MIP. However, someone with no accounting background probably would find it too complicated and should use a different product.

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