Abila MIP Advance™ Software


Abila MIP Fund AccountingAdvance is a finance management and fund accounting solution designed to serve nonprofits and municipalities. The solution can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud or be self-hosted.

Abila MIP is an integrated suite offering accounting, procurement, budgeting, payroll, human resources, timekeeping, fixed asset management, grant management and dashboard functionalities. The solution enables users to manage and report on multiple cost centers at the general ledger level including multiple organizations, funds, projects, grants, programs, departments, locations, etc.

Abila MIP has a report writer tool embedded in the system that provides customizable reports by cost center or time period. The software's budgeting functionality helps businesses maintain multiple budgets within the same system and track every financial transaction. The built-in HRM functionality allows businesses to manage attendance and payroll processes of their employees.

Other modules include forms designer, third-party integrations, GASB reporting, multicurrency support and data analytics.

Abila Advance Reports
Abila Advance Reports

Abila Advance Reports

Abila Drill Down

Abila Drill Down

Abila MIP Advance Dashboard

Abila MIP Advance Dashboard

Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8



59 Reviews of Abila MIP Advance™

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Joe from The Children's Village

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

November 2018

MIP

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Frank from Edgewater Health

Industry:  Non-Profit

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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Functionality

November 2018

I have been using Abila MIP for several months, and find that it is helpful for nonprofit general ledger accounting.

The product is a pretty good product, but it does need some upgrading, especially in payroll.

Pros

I like the general ledger & accounts payable features, including the grant & cost center allocations.

Cons

Payroll is often confusing and sensitive, and conducive to errors. Also, you can't upload data from Excel into it.

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Cecilia from Samburu Girls Foundation

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Functionality

October 2018

An effective tool tailored to the needs of non-profit organizations

It is the most effective accounting tool for non-profits that I have come across. Although it is meant for accounting purposes, our human resource team also use for some payroll functions. It is versatile and guarantees smooth running of the organization. I recommend it for small and medium nonprofit organizations.

Pros

Managing different sources of funding without losing crucial details is tough. Abila Fundraising Online helps us keep track of all financial transactions within the organization. It puts together a variety of features and functions that suit non-profits. While most software focus on business needs, this one is a game changer for non-profit organizations.

Cons

You need to undergo training to effectively use this product and minimize errors.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

September 2018

University Fundraising Team

I personally found the coordinative POSSIBILITIES to be high, however the learning curve made it hard for the average user to become functional.

Pros

I enjoyed the ability to get an entire University on board and working in the same direction. Additionally, the ability to coordinate accounts is very helpful.

Cons

The learning curve is hard. It is easy to use poorly, and difficult to use easily. I became an adept user, but the difficulty in getting up to speed typically meant that other colleagues accomplished only the basic tasks, or neglected using it at all.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

September 2018

Workplace utilizes for Electronic Requisition system

Pros

We were able to move away from wasting so much paper and doing paper purchase orders for everything. MIP allowed for us to move into an easily submittable format.

Cons

Navigating the software itself can be clunky. I'm not sure if we have an older version or not, but there's some standard keystrokes that are different than intuition would say. The enter key saves and closes something and the tab key functions more as a traditional enter key which really messed with me for awhile.

Review Source: Capterra

Jeanette from MICA

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

September 2018

MIP Fund Accounting Review

Great product and customer service.

Pros

Ease of use and relevant to the needs of our agency.

Cons

We have had no issues with the software.

Review Source: Capterra

Clement from 4Q Pro Financial

Industry:  Healthcare & Hospitals

Number of employees:  1 employee

Ease-of-use

Customer support

Functionality

September 2018

Good product, horrible customer service

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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Paul from Aspire Public Schools

Industry:  Education

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

Ease-of-use

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Functionality

September 2018

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

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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Robyn from Cherokee Steel Supply

Industry:  Manufacturing

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

August 2018

Great solution from anywhere!

Pros

Cloud based was awesome as was security. It really felt like your information was secure. It had all the modules in an easy to use place.

Cons

It was a little expensive for a small company and didn’t need the cloud. I wish it had inventory and shipping capabilities to keep from buying two software packages and reconciling them.

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Robbie from Capital Business Solutions

Industry:  Other

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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June 2018

Manager

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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Samantha from Family Pathways

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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Functionality

May 2018

Good product, not so good customer support

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Justine from The Catholic Foundation

Industry:  Non-Profit

Number of employees:  5,001-10,000 employees

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April 2018

Suitable for all

Pros

While there's a service fee for this product, it's a very useful tool for grassroots nonprofit organizations. The ability to customize Abila makes it a unique experience for each organization using the program.

Cons

There are a lot of options, which can seem daunting. Customer service is extremely reliable and offers training.

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Stephanie from Family Services

Industry:  Non-Profit

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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April 2018

Very Easy to Learn

Pros

Loved how easy it was to learn the Accounts Payable part. I learned it in one day. Love how it keeps track

Cons

I don't like how if you make a mistake you have to erase the whole entry and start all over. Very annoying

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Marla from FAMILY Inc

Industry:  Non-Profit

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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April 2018

switched from Quickbooks

Overall, I like using this system.

Pros

I really like that you can't go in and make changes to items once you post them. It's more stable than QuickBooks was regarding this matter.

Cons

Because you can't make any changes, if you make a typo it is there for ever. Would be nice if there were an edit feature just for the description.

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Kaycie from Elevation Church

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

March 2018

I use Abila daily for invoice processing and reporting.

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Bruce from R&B services

Industry:  Other

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

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March 2018

good as it gets

Pros

Amazing! I literally did not read the instructions on how to get started. This is my type of setup. Now, I cant say this goes for everyone, but if you have a little experience then you will be fine

Cons

Like I mentioned before. The software is just too too easy to get familiar with. I dont see why you would skip pss this

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Audrey from LEO Events

Industry:  Hospitality / Travel

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

February 2018

great features

Pros

The speed was very quick and I would love to use this product at my job but we'll changing to Sage Live

Cons

Not very user friendly and could be a little more directed but that my option no one else. Everyone has a difference.

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Alexa from Benitez Metal Mfg Corp.

Industry:  Manufacturing

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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January 2018

Great software to use!

Pros

I had the opportunity to work with this software a couple months ago and I really liked the easiness and simplicity it offers.

Cons

Although I really like the software I’d have to say it was a little overpriced and just for that, I would not purchase it for myself.

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Albert from Ghana Education Service

Industry:  Government Agencies

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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Functionality

December 2017

My experience with the software was a good one.

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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Jim from Family Pathways

Industry:  Healthcare / Social Services

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Customer support

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November 2017

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

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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