Abila MIP Fund Accounting Software


 

Abila MIP Fund Accounting from ProSoft Solutions is a finance management and fund accounting solution designed to serve nonprofits and government agencies. 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 MIP Fund Accounting - Dashboard
 
  • Abila MIP Fund Accounting - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Abila MIP Fund Accounting - Fund accounting
    Fund accounting
  • Abila MIP Fund Accounting - Accounts payable
    Accounts payable
  • Abila MIP Fund Accounting - Payroll
    Payroll
  • Abila MIP Fund Accounting - Revenues and expenditures
    Revenues and expenditures
  • Abila MIP Fund Accounting - Balance sheet
    Balance sheet
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Mac OS, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Stephanie from Family Services
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Very Easy to Learn

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

switched from Quickbooks

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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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Bruce from R&B services
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

good as it gets

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Functionality

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Customer Support

Value for Money

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
Specialty: Hospitality / Travel
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

great features

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
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.
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Great software to use!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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
Specialty: Government Agencies
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2017

December 2017

My experience with the software was a good one.

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2017

November 2017

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

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Functionality

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Customer Support

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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Lynn from SHC
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Accomodating

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Pros

easy to navigate from General Ledger to Accounts Payable or Accounts Receivable, cash receipt and reporting.

Cons

budgeting in the system is not so easy. can't setup to match my format but the ability to upload helps

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Matthew from Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii
Specialty: Christian, Protestant
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Gave us great insight!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

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N/A
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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Praise from ProBonoNet
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Complex but worth it

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Very robust and advanced. You will be able to track a lot of expenses and produce a host of reports.

Cons

Without proper training, it could be very challenging for an entry level employee. It requires an extra attention to detail

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Brenda from Rising Sun Montessori School
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Easy to tailor to your industry needs.

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I'm still learning, but the more often I use Abila, and the more familiar I become I am enjoying the software more and more! It's very well designed.

Pros

There are a lot of features, and it's easy to get overwhelmed if you are new to accounting, however, if you are a quick learner and explore the features at length you can quickly figure things out until your transactions become intuitive.

Cons

It does assume a certain level of accounting proficiency on the part of the user. Those starting out will probably require some support in navigating. The "Help" search feature is very technical.

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Brittney from GroupOne
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Abila - MIP Fund Accounting Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

The system is available as an on-premise solution or hosted on the Abila private cloud which is great having either option.

Pros

The ability to access the system from anywhere on your mobile device. There is a tough competition of modules available.

Cons

The amount of money spent can be expensive depending on the type of modules needed and how many users needed.

 
 

Dan from The News-Review
Specialty: Media
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

MIP for YOUR non-profit

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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.

 
 

Yvonne from Contruction
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Use

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Loads of options, Layout is nice, Support, job costing, all the report options, and vendor and customer lists

Cons

Not user friendly
Small fonts and tabs. US version looks better
Uses not give you cash accounting option

 
 

Prudence from PBS-Prudence Bookkeeping Systems
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Dependency

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Most nonprofits are seeking funding to exist...this software package is a well-established organization. I say this because of the dependency on the online/cloud storage features. There is a monthly service fee to use this product.

Pros

I say this; however, it's a package that is worth having. I generally work with startup and kid/new nonprofits. I recommend this product as they grow and hire a Staff Accountant.

Cons

Simply the fee associated with the product itself and for training, or additional insight.

Advice to Others

If your organization is considering this package, please get the group university training.

 
 

Miguel from Arroyo Vista
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Abila Fund Accounting Use and Customization

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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.

Advice to Others

If you are a non-profit under 50 employees I would stay away and use Quickbooks for Nonprofit unless you need serious customizations.

 
 

Jeanette from Mid-Iowa Community Action
Specialty: Human Services
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Abila MIP Fund Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Our accounting department uses this product and finds it very user-friendly and works well with the needs of our complex funds and accounts.

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

No cons. It works well for our needs.

 
 

John from El Super
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Ease of use is where it's at

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Most accounting systems have always been to me glorified excel spreadsheets. What I've come to loath is having to sheet and sheet of different formulas because the system isn't intuitive enough to recognize an upload of statistic analysis. Imagine having the ability to handle all of your financial needs with one simple solution? That's where my company has it's greatest strength is that it is currently pushing for one solution and this solution is it.

Pros

Ease of usage

Cons

It can be a bit expensive

Advice to Others

Do yourself a favor and go this route

 
 

Clement from Community Clinic
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Abila MIP Fund Accounting

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

The product is very comprehensive and meets all of our needs. A bit pricey but worth the money.

 
 

Brittany from Emerson Home Services
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Used when it was Sage

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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.

Advice to Others

Before purchasing this program, ask lots of questions and make sure you research what features you need as a business. When I used this software it was missing a few of the key features we needed which made it difficult for us to seamlessly move from one customer stage to another.

 
 
 
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Kaycie from Elevation Church

March 2018

March 2018

I use Abila daily for invoice processing and reporting.

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Functionality

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Value for Money

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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
 

Jessica from Various Non-Profits

February 2017

February 2017

Will Meet All Your Non-Profit ACCOUNTING Needs

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I have used Abilia/Sage MIP Fund Accounting for the better part of 12 years in non-profit finance and it is the best I've used. I've also had experience with CYMA, Great Plains and OSAS, none of which could do everything I needed in the non-profit environment. Reporting is tremendous once everything is set up and ready to go. However, set up can be a bit of a struggle as the first few months are a bit of a getting to know each session and tweaking will most definitely needed. It also has a payroll module and HR module if you're looking to tamp down on having a bunch of systems. I saw a couple of reviews about how it's not good with development, but this particular product is not for development, it's for actual accounting.

Pros

Ease of reporting, filtering, GL intersectionality, Modules for AP-AR-Payroll-Purchase Orders-HR all available

Review Source: Capterra
 

Camellia from Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Metro Atlanta

December 2016

December 2016

Abila Nonprofit Online & NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

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Our office used Abila (formerly known as Sage) from 2010-2015. While Abila seems to be a great tool for our finance department (who has continued to use Abila after the development department switched to Cloud Essentials by Salesforce), the product was not up to date with the needs of a fundraising and development department.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Miguel from Arroyo Vista
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Abila, makes accounting Easy

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Have experienced Abila from initial planning to install to finally a light user. Compared to what we had its night in day. Compared to up to date IT tools to get Accounting done its above average. The install can be as complicated as you want it to be. You get the option of hosted cloud or on-premise. If you worried about security and hosting yourself then you have to think about the resources that will be needed as it does require some horsepower under the hood for the server install. Nothing to crazy but definitely encourages talking to rep about minimum requirements. Once installed the rest is easy, using it and running reports require training which you get to pay for or read the manual. The system is extensive and detail so you can easily get lost, but the upside is its flexibility on what you are trying to track.

Pros

Flexibility, many functions

Cons

Training required if install on premise need resources.

Advice to Others

N/A

Review Source: Capterra
 

Camellia from NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Abila and NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

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We used Abila (previously known as Sage) for 5 years in the development department before switching to Salesforce Cloud Essentials. Abila was good for a while, but is just too outdated and couldn't keep up with the growth of our office.

Pros

We loved the ease of use and clarity of the system.

Cons

You couldn't seem to get accurate reporting out of the system, and the new features available in new technology today just couldn't compete with Abila.

Advice to Others

If you are working in Finance or have the latest model of Abila, it's great. But if you are a fast-growing nonprofit organization then it will quickly outgrow Abila's capabilities.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rita from Children's Health

September 2015

September 2015

Best Fundraising Software on the Market!

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I've used Abila Millennium for 17 years, it's the best on the market. It tracks Planned Giving, Prospect Management, Alumni Management, and Volunteers, I'm not sure why they are not checked.

Review Source: Capterra