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MIP Fund Accounting
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Fund accounting for government organizations and nonprofits

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MIP Fund Accounting Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.0

/5

68

Total features

29

4 categories

MIP Fund Accounting features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Audit Management

Common features of Fund Accounting software

API
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Bank Reconciliation
Billing & Invoicing

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Functionality

4.0

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68

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Total Features

29

Unique features

  • API

  • Ad hoc Reporting

  • Real Time Reporting

Functionality

4.4

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19.6K

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Total Features

204

Features in Common

25

Unique features

  • Contact Database

  • ACH Payment Processing

  • Equipment Tracking

  • Inventory Optimization

Functionality

4.7

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2.4K

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Total Features

65

Features in Common

12

Unique features

  • Reporting & Statistics

  • Audit Trail

  • Task Management

  • Alerts/Notifications

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Paige B.

Civic & Social Organization,

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great software for mid-market non-profits

Reviewed 8 years ago
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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Alejandro R.

Philanthropy,

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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

Reviewed 8 years ago
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...

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Brittany E.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Used when it was Sage

Reviewed 6 years ago

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...

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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Paul W.

Primary/Secondary Education, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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

Reviewed 4 years ago

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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Individual & Family Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Sturdy and reliable accounting software

Reviewed 3 years ago

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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Clement O.

Hospital & Health Care, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Good product, horrible customer service

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

I think the product is very good for what we need it to do. The best part is the reports feature. Once you learn to build the reports, it becomes an even better tool.

Cons

IF and when you have to call customer support, be prepared to sit on hold and listen to that music for AT LEAST 45 minutes. It does not matter what day or time I call, they are ALWAYS busy. Our implementation specialist was paid to provide a week of training. However, I had to ask her to complete our training because she rushed through it and did not even show us one of the modules that we had paid for.

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Yuan W.

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Reviewed 11 years ago

MESSIANIC JEWISH BIBLE INSTITUTE (MJBI) is a multi-dimensional evangelistic and educational organization to people of the Jewish heritage. The MJBI's primary activities are to equip leaders who will establish Messianic Jewish congregations and ministries in Jewish communities worldwide, and to equip those leaders in their responsibility to the Jewish people through training, events, and seminars. MJBI...

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Tia C.

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Hospital & Health Care, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Very nice!

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

We have been using this for accounting for quite awhile and have not have any issues. It has great support and options to be able to work for what our non-profit is always needing.

Cons

The reporting could be better, more customization would be great. As a non-profit it is always something that we need reporting on and nothing is ever perfect. But that does go for many products too.

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Robbie P.

11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Manager

Reviewed 4 years ago

I would recommend this product to any nonprofit. It has what you need for sure.

Pros

General Ledger chart of accounts setup is second to none. With the segment driven chart versus the linear style chart of accounts found in competitor products, the reporting is hands down the best I've ever seen in the industry. It also has strong audit controls for maintaining integrity within your software.

Cons

Hard to find anything I don't like about this product. I am eagerly waiting for them to bring more features to the cloud offering.

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Titus N.

Government Administration, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A very valuable asset to our organization

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

This software provides local government accounting functions at a perfect level. I think the best thing about this software is it provides payroll, AP, AR, reports, budgets and fund management. The software does have other features, but buy additionally.

Cons

I think on the downside, you have to keep paying a fee annually. The software has to be updated annually. Also in Payroll, all State taxes must be downloaded to run reports.

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Dan M.

Media Production, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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MIP for YOUR non-profit

Reviewed 6 years ago

I would recommend this to any non-profit to account for financials in any industry.

Pros

MIP has one of the best non-profit accounting solutions out there, with its robust reporting, multiple segmentation of accounts, and ease of reviewing history in the database.

Cons

The built in custom reporting could be a little better - but there are certainly third party softwares out there that fix this problem - for a cost.

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Jim L.

Civic & Social Organization, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Overall this is a good product for our not for profit.

Reviewed 5 years ago

Don't purchase any Abila product without factoring in the cost of training. Our organization did a self install & configuration and to be frank made a mess of things. Learned a costly lesson; the cost of training is well worth it.

Pros

Bolt on modules are very robust; have exceeded our expectations. Nice integration from FR50 to MIP. Easy to install in modules so you can spread the learning curve over time.

Cons

No switch to do Cash Accounting Basis-built to use Accrual Basis only. No cash forecast model built in s/w.

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Samantha J.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Good product, not so good customer support

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

This software is very easy to use and customize to your specific organizational needs. It is great for non-profit accounting

Cons

The customer service at Abila is not top-notch. They reply slowly and when you purchase a new product, they do not take the appropriate amount of time to show you how to use it.

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Kaycie G.

Used daily for 2+ years

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I use Abila daily for invoice processing and reporting.

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

I like the reporting feature on Abila and the ease of saving reports for the future so I can run them monthly.

Cons

I do think the software could use an update and become more user friendly and more tech savvy. I also wish it would more better on a MAC.

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Kanul D.

Management Consulting, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Cloud based functionality makes Abila an attractive option

Reviewed 6 years ago

Abila MIP Advance is a sophisticated, cloud-based true fund accounting solution that delivers powerful reporting, analytics, and dashboards. This tool is available with a responsive web interface which is optimized for mobile devices. This further adds to the usefulness of the software at large as it is accessible from anywhere. It is a true fund accounting solution well suited for mid-sized nonprofits...

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Matthew B.

Religious Institutions, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Gave us great insight!

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

This software allowed us to make better financial decisions because we had clear data. Our church finance team loved it!

Cons

Our organization decided that it would be a good idea to switch to their own ground up software. We have missed several key features that they weren't able to reproduce from Abila...

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Rose l.

Education Management, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Account Software Crisis

Reviewed 8 months ago

Nightmare

Pros

Nothing about the software is user friendly and the training process is a nightmare. the company keeps switching trainers who leave the company and leave their clients with no connection to know what is going on

Cons

The technology feature is very difficult and the modular build up is not effective to pull out reports.

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Janet B.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Abila Fund Accounting

Reviewed 2 years ago

We are very satisfied with the quality and support of this software.

Pros

This is a solid software program with options to add modules for organization needs. We have several departments that are monitored through this program.

Cons

Reporting could be re-stuctured for ease of use for new users. Future Training would be nice to have in the pacific northwest. Ease of travel

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Frank K.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Abila software - Meh

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall it's ok, but it could be a little more friendly, especially when it comes to reporting. There aren't many canned reports, and sometimes the reports don't match the actual data.

Pros

I like that it's tailored to the nonprofit company, so we can allocate expenses and revenues to specific grants.

Cons

It's rather "picky" and often difficult to use, following the steps takes some time to get used to. Changing which bank to cut checks out of is not easy for a new user to find.

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Leslie E.

Philanthropy, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Payroll & Benefits Coordinator

Reviewed 6 years ago

I would like to do more precise reports, like who is on BCBS HMO and who is on BCBS PPO.

Pros

I like the tabs. I can quickly access what I need because the tabs make it so simple. I love love love the fact that I can put an annual salary on the Current Pay tab and it will calculate everything the salary and hourly rate for me. I love that! Every-time I have questions I can call over there and I get help. Even if I get these crazy ideas to try to do something new I ask my sales person Dan and he gets the answers for me.

Cons

Why do I have to enter some information more than once? I have to enter exempt and non-exempt on Current Job tab, Job History tab and Current Pay Tab...Why? Also the W-4 issued by the IRS says Single, Married or Married but filing at a higher Single rate. The box Single/head of household is confusing. On Address & Phone tab why do the Home, Cell & Fax boxes have "Ext" in the box? No one has an Ext at home or on their cell phones. Now you are just being lazy.

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Miguel R.

Civic & Social Organization, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Abila Fund Accounting Use and Customization

Reviewed 6 years ago

The system itself has been around for a good while. For that reason, they have built a strong product if you are in the non-profit sector looking for some flexibility. Be warned that it is not an inexpensive system although the ongoing cost of maintenance and support is not too bad. Implementation and initial licensing are where they get you. Most use the product out of the box and even then require a good amount of training since it had too many features. I would try to stay away from customizations that touch the database directly because support will have a much more difficult time supporting you. Support is ok, however during an audit and UDS season you should expect to be on the phone on hold for 30+ min.

Pros

Once set up, you will enjoy the power of flexibility and customization.

Cons

Too many options that can easily use you. You need to be trained. Support wait times can be high. High initial implements ton cost.

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Albert G.

Government Administration, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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My experience with the software was a good one.

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

the product was nice it was easy to use and very interactive. I like the fact that the dashboard is very comprehensive.

Cons

There is definitely more room for improvement,and at time could be little bit frustrating to use the product.

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Mukul K.

Management Consulting, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Abila can be your primary accounting software

Reviewed 6 years ago

Owing to the fact that modules can be added into the existing system, Abila offers a very versatile solution. We use it as a primary accounting software but it can be extended to HR as well as other departments just by the addition of modules. It is not too tough to learn but definitely some amount of time is needed initially to get used to it. Makes the process pretty smooth after that.

Pros

1. Abila offers modules that are customizable to suit the needs of small, medium and large size companies. These modules can also be purchased in parts as the requirements of the company change with time. 2. It offers a very good customer support system who help in setting up the accounting system initially and also help during operation if need be. 3. Fits the budget if you only buy the modules you need in case it is for a smaller organization with limited requirements.

Cons

1. Some features of the Abila software cannot be changed once the system has been set up like the number of digits in the fund code. 2. There could have been more number of options in the formatting of financial statements generated using this software. 3. Since it requires training in the initial to begin using the software, there is a cost involved in doing so.

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Victor M.

Philanthropy,

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Product limited in feature like budget features as compared others

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

AP, AR, vendor records. I enjoy using these features. Vendor has an excellent customer care

Cons

Lack of budget features and its limitations in performing functions like grant management

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Joe Z.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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MIP

Reviewed 4 years ago

Don't generally have any issues with the software but it seems to lag at times for no reason. Every environment is different but we've been using it for a long time. Updates don't seem to on a regular basis. On the great side, support seems to know what they're doing when contacted.

Pros

Citrix integrated, server and client install.

Cons

Clunky, slow at times. SQL Maintenance need to be WAY on top of it.