Abila - One Stop Shop Fund Accounting (formerly Abila MIP)Unspecified8.1618101
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Updated January 15, 2019

Abila - One Stop Shop

Score 7 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Our agency uses MIP Fund Accounting for our Financial, Accounting, Payroll, and Human Resource operations. Our entire organization uses EWS for time and attendance, our HR Department uses the HR Manager and Payroll modules, and our Accounting Department uses all remaining aspects of Fund Accounting with the exception of Forms Designer and DrillPoint.
  • The modules work well together making all necessary information available in one place.
  • The Payroll module interacts with our Accounting module making financial information much quicker to analyze.
  • The financial reports are easy to create and use.
  • The reporting available in the HR Module is substandard compared to the Accounting modules.
  • All fields are not available for all reports, causing the need to export information to combine certain fields.
  • The formatting of reports is cumbersome and not user friendly.
  • When moving from a third party processor to using the Payroll module a great amount of money was saved.
  • Having an excellent grasp of Abila makes management financial decision more efficient and accurate.
  • Using the time and attendance has saved one full time administrative staff position.
We do not have a current need for multiple funds tracking at the current time. It may have been used previously, but since our government funding has changed it is no longer necessary for us. We have gone from primarily Grant funding to Fee for Service funding making the need for multiple funds obsolete.
Net@Work - 

I am disappointed with this partner, since I have been waiting for a quote for a necessary project for quite some time. I have worked more successfully with other Partners in the past, and although they have changed locations I am seriously considering reaching out and changing back to our previous vendor.

The choice of software was made prior to the current executive staff. We are not considering any changes at this time. Our current software choice meets our needs adequately, and we are satisfied with the services provided by Abila. The cost of making change far outweighs any benefit from changing providers.
Having worked in the same industry for over 25 years it is difficult to speak to industries where Abila is less appropriate. It works well in the Non-Profit industry. The chat support is exceptional and very helpful in times of trouble.

MIP Fund Accounting Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
Accounts receivable
Cash management
Bank reconciliation
Expense management
Time tracking
Fixed asset management
Electronic tax filing
Standardized Processes
Not Rated
Pay calculation
Benefit plan administration
Direct deposit files
Salary revision and increment management
Reimbursement management
Standard reports
Custom reports
Role-based user permissions
Single sign-on capability

Using Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Support Headcount Required

We use an external Computer Professional who is able to take care of most of our needs remotely. He does updates and troubleshooting through TeamViewer. Our Accounting and Human Resource staff are tech savvy and able to navigate the software to get any necessary Agency reporting completed accurately and efficiently. We are able to get all of our Government requirements through Abila Fund Accounting.

Business Processes Supported

  • Time and Attendance
  • Financial Reporting
  • Payroll Calculations and Tax Reporting

Innovative Uses

  • We are able to combine reports and export to Excel for graphic representations for our Board of Directors

Future Planned Uses

  • None come to mind.

Likelihood to Renew

We have had many recent changes in our organization at the State level with our funding opportunities and partner agencies. We are a small agency with a very thin Administrative staff, any major change in software and reporting is placed in a low priority, and will take a significant problem to ever be considered. "If it's not broke, don't fix it."

Users and Roles

7 - 

Human Resources




Office Staff

Marketing and Development Staff

Evaluating Abila MIP Fund Accounting and Competitors

Products Replaced

Key Differentiators

  • Product Usability
The organization began using the product when it still using a DOS environment, we have migrated through many, many, upgrades and changes. The product continues to meet the needs of Financial reporting, Human Resource reporting, Payroll reporting, Fundraising and Donor report for the agency. We have no thoughts of considering any changes at this time.

Evaluation Lessons Learned

I would likely test several other available products and compare usability and reporting capabilities to my experience with Abila Products. I would be interested only in a full service product which would include Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Bank Reconciliation, Financial Reporting, Electronic Transfer, Direct Deposit, all Payroll functions, Time and Attendance, Human Resources, and Fundraising and Donor reporting.