MIP Fund Accounting Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

MIP Fund Accounting

Fund accounting for governments and nonprofits

4.21/5 (65 reviews)

MIP Fund Accounting overview

What is MIP Fund Accounting?

MIP Fund Accounting by Abila is a comprehensive accounting, fraud prevention and fund management solution for mid-sized nonprofit and government organizations that comes with an optional HR component. Software is provided via a secure cloud offering and can also accommodate deployment on a cloud server. MIP Fund Accounting is well suited for multi-location and multi-company organizations that need to track budgets in excess of $3 million.

MIP Fund Accounting allows users to manage financials throughout the entire organization by tracking and reporting on transactions in a precise yet flexible manner via real time reports. Specific grants and funds with an unlimited number of segments can be easily set up and customized to the particular needs and structure of the organization. MIP Fund Accounting enhances visibility via the ability to compare budgets to actuals, and forecasting is enabled through "what-if" scenario calculations. The software comes with a set of standard reporting dashboards. An optional customizable reporting module can be added if more detailed reporting is required.

With robust security and fraud prevention functionality the MIP Fund Accounting system can track side activities performed by employees, flag suspicious transactions, automatically revoke system access after an employee is terminated, and mask vendor account information to keep it from being misused. Multicurrency, payroll, human resources, allocations, and electronic requisitions modules can be added to the core solution as well as an API that helps connect MIP Fund Accounting to third party systems.
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MIP Fund Accounting reviews

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Paul Wetterholm

Highly functional product for a small, medium, or large non profit organization

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-03
Review Source: Software Advice

We have used this product for many years for our business and it has served us very well. I would highly recommend it.

Pros
1. Configuration of chart of account. 2. Account code combinations to allow for control of account code usage. 3. Import/Export of data functions - We are able to import our 30,000+ lines of data for payroll entry each 2 weeks. 4. Accounts Payable EFT notifications - When we pay vendors via ACH, we set up the system so a notification is sent to the vendor each time we make a payment and it includes remittance details. 5. Administrative access controls. - Admins have the ability to control everything a user needs to see. 6. Customer support is always helpful

Cons
1. Although the import function is a huge plus, sometimes I wish we could speed up a the process for larger entries.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Alejandro Ramirez

Excellent for non-profits, but it could be even better

Reviewed 2014-12-08
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
The best thing is the multi-dimentional logic built into the product, which enables it to track almost any measure (P&L, Balance Sheet) across various dimensions (company, department, program, grant, restriction type, etc.) This gives you almost total flexibility to manage your organization's finances in any way you want.

Cons
My only pet peeves - none of which are deal-breakers - are: - Lack of drill-down capabilities straight from the reports. Say you run a P&L report and want to know the details behind a certain expense figure. In QuickBooks, you can just double-click on the figure and get a detailed report of the details behind it. In MIP you are forced to run a separate Transactions report. The information can still be obtained; it just takes longer. - No "Balance Sheet by Month" report. This is another basic report that even Quickbooks has. It's very important when you're analyzing your historical results. - The documentation is horrible. There are no examples whatsoever. You need to know the system already in order to understand what the manuals mean to say. - Certain reports should give you the codes along with their names. For example, a Distribution Codes report tells you that code 1125 splits costs 40% to Program 254 and 60% to Program 350. But the report doesn't tell you that code 1125 is for employee "John Do", Program 254 is "Advocacy," and Program 350 is "Shelter". You need to run a separate Chart of Accounts report and then do vlookups. This should be a really easy thing to code into the package.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Paige Burkes

Great software for mid-market non-profits

Reviewed 2015-06-01
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
The Saas version makes it easy to implement and easy on the IT department (they don't have to do anything). It also makes it easy to access from anywhere. We moved from Blackbaud because their system was so clunky and I couldn't get financials out of it easily. With Abila, it's very easy to run a variety of financials that I can tailor to my needs. It's also very easy to drill down (not from the financial reports) to find the detail I'm looking for with links to supporting documents (i.e. invoices). The A/R, fixed asset and other modules let us keep accounting for everything in one place.

Cons
The financial reports are a bit limited in terms of showing groupings of departments without being able to show the total on the same report. It can't do monthly balance sheets on one report. And you can't enter operational/non-financial data for more comprehensive reporting. The wait time for calling into their help center is still unacceptable (hold times of no less than 30 minutes). They know about this and, instead of fixing it, tell users to use their chat function. While their response time on chat is very fast, I hate having to type out my issues and responses. I just want to talk to a live person.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Brittany Ellis

Used when it was Sage

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-01-20
Review Source: Software Advice

When I used this product, I did not work in the accounting department, I worked in the Warranty/Repairs Department of a construction company. However, we used this software to make notes, bill for repairs, find out when a warranty should be issued upon customer being paid in full, and communicate with the accounting department as they were in another building than our department. The invoicing feature was very straight forward and easy to use. Checking if a customer was paid in full was also easy. Making notes was also easy but the categorization of the notes could have been better. It was just a long list with no differentiation or date categorization. You just had to scroll through a giant list of notes to hopefully find what you needed to know, and hopefully someone put a name and a date by the note so you could ask them additional questions if they did not list enough detail. Switching from different screens was a little time consuming. When I used this software, there was no ability to set an action request. I'm sure by now they have changed this and made it possible to set actions or reminders for yourself or others.

Pros
Multiple users can be on the program at one time. It is relatively user friendly as long as you have basic computer knowledge.

Cons
The time it took to go from one feature to another was frustrating when you are on the phone with a customer and needed to get to several different places quickly, however, that could have been due to the number of users we had on our server at a given time. If an older person, who has limited computer knowledge were to try and use this program, they may need a training course to become comfortable using it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

Sturdy and reliable accounting software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-22
Review Source: Capterra

Overall good, reliable and serves our current needs. We'd prefer a system that did not require annual updates performed by our applications team, but it's something we can live with. Customer support is helpful but can be hard to reach at times.

Pros
It is reliable and doesn't crash. Good suite of features that suit our essential needs, such as payroll, AP, AR, reports, budgets and fund management. Other tools are add ons that we do not currently use but had to contract with a few additional third parties to meet our needs.

Cons
Annual fee and need for annual updates. Normally these are not too cumbersome but occasionally they are more difficult to implement for our applications team and it takes up a good chunk of their time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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MIP Fund Accounting features

API
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Multi-Currency

Accounting Integration (163 other apps)
Audit Trail (138 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (169 other apps)
Electronic Payments (173 other apps)
Expense Tracking (164 other apps)
Financial Analysis (130 other apps)
Invoice Management (235 other apps)
Invoice Processing (152 other apps)
Real Time Data (147 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (260 other apps)
Third Party Integration (212 other apps)
Workflow Management (152 other apps)

Additional information for MIP Fund Accounting

Key features of MIP Fund Accounting

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Donation Tracking
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fund Accounting
  • Grant Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
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