Abila Millenium (formerly Sage Millennium) is a comprehensive, web-based solution designed to handle the often complicated and unique needs of nonprofit organizations and agencies looking to streamline and simplify their fundraising programs.
In a single solution, organizations can maintain extremely detailed information about each donor, constituent, corporation or foundation and their relationships to both the organization and eachother via engaging visual relationship trees. The system also provides special event planning and tracking, membership tracking structures, hundreds of ready-to-use reports and optional payment processing directly from the software itself.
Constituent profiles can be as detailed as the business needs, including not only biographical and contact data, but also giving history and prospect information, like planned giving, media and financial data and custom fields. The giving history includes graphical trends and giving tree displays. For special events, Abila Millenium (formerly Sage Millennium) can help plan and execute any sponsored event by creating invitation lists, tracking attendance and even assigning seating.
Organizations can also use Abila Millenium to track memberships, which automatically creates multiple classifications, which can be both dues and non-dues paying, and adds appropriate benefits. All of this data can be selected and published using one of the 270 built-in reports, including integration with Crystal Reports for more advanced analysis.
All of this functionality is supported by Abila's experienced service team, which provides not only initial installation but ongoing consultations to make sure all unique needs and processes work effectively within the system.
Lisa from Western Michigan University
Specialty: Higher Education
Employees number: More than 1,001 employees
The interface is nicely divided and navigable, yet allows users to create their own displays of their preferred data views. Screen customization and reporting are fully open and the SQL tables are easy to learn for those behind the curtain in database maintenance.
Millennium Drive (their new front end designed for major gift fundraisers) was released before it was truly completed, without the ability to customize it for each institution's needs.
Abila is working hard to reach their goal of 0% Java, but they got a late start compared to other products. Reporting will need to be overhauled before the Java goal can be reached.
Know how each piece of each product is dependent on other pieces of the product. For example, if we don't know how Correspondence, Solicitations, and Gifts play together in Millennium, we're cheating ourselves when it comes to reporting. It's one thing to know the bullet list of a product's high and low points, and quite another to understand how you must use pieces A and B together to achieve G.
Danielle from DEB Fundraising
Specialty: Philanthropic Foundations
Employees number: 21 to 50 employees
It's very easy to navigate from the dashboard. We especially like the seat assignment tool for planning large dinners.
I have no complaints at this time. We have had better performance since using the product on a virtual machine.
Be sure to consult all users when evaluating. Good training is essential to get the most out of the software.