Grant and Membership Funded Nonprofit Member's Review.
Daniel Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 15, 2019

Grant and Membership Funded Nonprofit Member's Review.

Score 4 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MIP Fund Accounting (formerly Abila MIP)

We use MIP Fund Accounting as our primary financial management application. We record all company transactions through Abila, complete financial reporting processes including bank reconciliations, vendor payment processing, membership billing (receivables) invoicing, and produce our financials through the use of Abila related reports. It is only used by the fiscal department. It is excellent at addressing the need to produce reports and for tracking a multitude of different grants our nonprofit administers.
  • The first thing Abila does particularly well is allocations, it is excellent for slicing and dicing transactions across multiple cost centers for grant or department tracking purposes. We currently break our transactions down into Funds, Regions, Grants and of course GLs. This level of granularity is optimum for our multi-location, multi-grant organization.
  • MIP also has excellent security administration. Administrative privileges are detailed enough to effectively administrate appropriate segregation of duties.
  • MIP reports are very customizable and we are able to obtain an effective level of transparency by drilling down into whatever level of detail we need to research a particular issue or provide reporting for executives, the board, grant administrators, auditors, etc.
  • There are several areas of improvement for Abila MIP. First of all, too much of the software is 'moduled' for additional costs. We want solutions that are comprehensive without additive fees for necessary functionality such as bank recs, payroll, and other modules.
  • The membership invoicing is an extreme pain point for us, with a membership base in excess of 6000, processing invoicing can shut down our system if not completed carefully. It would be great if we could also integrate payment processing to be automated between our credit cards and the Abila software.
  • A lot of the transaction processing is very onerous, particularly when certain transactions need to be reversed or when we are applying prepayments, this is mostly in the membership invoicing areas, but even needing to move a transaction across cost centers can prove challenging.
  • We consider our ROI for MIP to be negligible, we believe there are alternative solutions that would better address our immediate needs, however, we lack staffing capacity to effectively evaluate transitions at this time.
  • We have not transitioned to MIP advance due to it being approximately double the cost of our on premise solution.
NP Solutions - We have had some preliminary conversations, nothing of substance.
We have not evaluated alternatives at this time. Given our company operations are heavily reliant on Salesforce, we will be evaluating Salesforce compatible solutions in the future.
MIP Fund Accounting is well suited for a grant based non-profit with minimal membership capacity. Organizations that need very detailed information will find Abila extremely effective in documenting transactions in a very robust and transparent manner.

MIP Fund Accounting is very poorly suited for large volumes of transactions that need to be processed simultaneously, such as invoicing thousands of members in an individual batch.

MIP Fund Accounting Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
5
Accounts receivable
3
Cash management
5
Bank reconciliation
5
Expense management
5
Time tracking
Not Rated
Fixed asset management
Not Rated
Multi-currency support
Not Rated
Multi-division support
7
Regulations compliance
5
Electronic tax filing
Not Rated
Self-service portal
Not Rated
Standardized Processes
5
Pricing
Not Rated
Order entry
Not Rated
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Dashboards
Not Rated
Standard reports
5
Custom reports
6
API for custom integration
Not Rated
Plug-ins
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
7
Single sign-on capability
Not Rated