Best in class
October 05, 2016

Best in class

Jack Berezny | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MIP Fund Accounting (formerly Abila MIP)

MIP is used by the accounting department. The reports provide results to operating programs and billing information to funders. Additionally, board reporting is clear and understandable.
  • It always balances debits and credits.
  • It uses a minimum of computer and server resources which makes for fast response time.
  • The software provides many levels of access and control of users.
  • The modules allow for customization of the software to fit the organization's needs rather than having to change the company's procedures to fit the software.
  • The initial setup cannot be changed or made to adapt to the organization once installed. I have used Abila in two organizations and in one had to make substantial changes to the initial structure as experience was gained in its use.
  • While it is a true multi-user system, it does not multi task very well. For example, the operator must wait for a report to complete before any other task can be started. If one user is using a report template, others are locked out.
  • It has allowed for greater productivity.
We can track grants, funders and separate our endowment funds from operations while maintaining full reporting capability without using spreadsheets.
  • FundWare
  • Easier to use than FundWare - modular construction unlike Blackbaud.
  • More stable than either FundWare or Blackbaud.
  • More structured than QuickBooks with better reporting capabilities.
MIP is perfect for the established agency (NFP or government) that may have programs and/or grants that do not conform to a fiscal year or years. The modular construction and drop down lists make learning and training fast and easy. I think it would work in the for profit world as well.

Small NFP agencies might find it expensive to acquire and implement.

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