Limitations of the Abila MIP Fund Accounting System
September 23, 2016

Limitations of the Abila MIP Fund Accounting System

Thomas Harty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Abila MIP Fund Accounting

We use it within the Finance and Administration department as our centralized accounting software to track and report on financial results by account and project. It serves as the primary repository of all our transactional data.
  • It allows for the upload of transactional data which saves time in our bookkeeping tasks.
  • It accommodates the creation of new fields of data that can be captured and stored.
  • It has a very efficient way of uploading budgetary information.
  • Flexibility in the designing and creating of financial reports is non existent.
  • The posting of prior year entries is very non intuitive and has resulted in strange numbers when running trial balance reports.
  • It has the problem of indicating a prior logging in by a user that is still active when that user is not active requiring me to constantly log in as administrator and manually delete the log in status.
  • Too many different types of report options with different fields of information that can be reported on renders it confusing when trying to decide how to get data out of the system.
  • It has had a negative impact in that it remains too time consuming to get information that is needed out of the system.
  • It is not very intuitive in lending an easy way to figure out what types of reports to run and what information can be included.
  • Too many strange results are obtained when running trial balance reports. I get different results based on different date parameters.
it has been okay in allowing for multiple coding options to identify funders that pay for specific expenses. We have multiple funders that fund particular grants that we issue to third parties. The system has been good in allowing us to code those expenses to the specific project as well as indicate a report code to identify the funder of that grant expense.
I have not had an opportunity to compare this system to others. I had no input in selecting this system. I would have liked to have compared it to other systems in terms of ease of use/intuitiveness, flexibility and granularity of report development, and capabilities in dealing with prior year adjustments and their effect on trial balance reporting. On those counts, I do not think the system scores very high
It is not suited for designing detailed and summary reports in which you want to limit reporting to specific fields of information. That is why I use Crystal Reports to create reports where I want specific fields of data with specific parameters that I choose. There should be a more flexible reporting module built into the system.

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