Aplos

Accounting and giving software for nonprofits & churches.

About Aplos

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Aplos is a powerful cloud-based accounting software and giving platform for churches & non-profit organizations; offering fund accounting, invoicing, budgeting & financial reporting.

Users can create unlimited fund accounts to track money designated for specific purposes, including grants, campaigns, and building funds. Organizations can produce budgets for their total income and expenses or on a per-fund basis. Aplos provides fast and easy tracking of budgets vs. spending for the year.

Aplos hosts an unlimited number of donation pages for projects or funds, customized to reflect users’ organizations. Through these, donors can manage their giving, with the option to schedule weekly or monthly recurring donations. Aplos can automatically thank donors for their gift on behalf of the organization, and send email receipts to your supporters. Aplos users can record both the donor and purpose of the contribution to create a full donation record; helping them easily identify recurring donors and their donation amounts.

Aplos includes multiple FASB standard reports, such as balance sheets, income statements, and fund balances; allowing users to create custom reports by tracking project and campaign income and expenses using tags. Contribution statements of all tax-deductible donations are automatically generated for each donor, streamlining the end of year close out process.


Key benefits of Aplos

Fund Accounting - Easily track funds so you’re ready for the financial reporting requirements that come with restricted gifts. Create a flexible chart of accounts and use tags to manage campaigns or projects.

Financial Reporting - Customize and save nonprofit reports such as a Balance Sheet by Fund or Income Statement by Fund. Take advantage of donation reporting, budgeting reports, or create custom reports.

Donor Management - Improve donor retention by easily welcoming new donors and re-engaging donors slipping away. Use our smart donor database for better relationships and utilize dynamic contact lists.

Donation Tracking - A smart donor database for better relationships, with features like dynamic contact lists, automatic donation tracking, and pledge tracking.

Grow Giving - Create unlimited online donation forms and grow recurring giving with features like Text to Give. Create and send giving statements, utilize pledge tracking, and manage your events all in one place.


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Aplos Software - The Aplos Accounting dashboard displays your organization's financial health at a glance.
Aplos Software - Keep track of people including their donations, birthdays, and custom profile information.
Aplos Software - View pledge information, last gift, and total donations - as well as the last time they were contacted so you can know who needs to be engaged.
Aplos Software - Community Church Builder integration.
Aplos Software - Run and send contribution statements.
Aplos Software - Create events and sell tickets.
Aplos Software - Aplos Fundraising Center
Aplos Software - Aplos Text To Give
Aplos Software - Create and host online donation forms.
Aplos Software - Offer set donations or recurring gifts.
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Aplos Software - The Aplos Accounting dashboard displays your organization's financial health at a glance.
Aplos Software - Keep track of people including their donations, birthdays, and custom profile information.
Aplos Software - View pledge information, last gift, and total donations - as well as the last time they were contacted so you can know who needs to be engaged.
Aplos Software - Community Church Builder integration.
Aplos Software - Run and send contribution statements.
Aplos Software - Create events and sell tickets.
Aplos Software - Aplos Fundraising Center
Aplos Software - Aplos Text To Give
Aplos Software - Create and host online donation forms.
Aplos Software - Offer set donations or recurring gifts.

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,5 /5
(181)
Value for Money
4,4/5
Features
4,2/5
Ease of Use
4,4/5
Customer Support
4,6/5

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Susan
Susan
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great for our small Condo Association

Reviewed on 2018/11/02

They are incredibly responsive, and when we initially set up the Accounts, they spent the time with...

They are incredibly responsive, and when we initially set up the Accounts, they spent the time with me to help set us up based on our needs.

Pros

Bank Integration is a huge benefit. As the Treasurer of a small condominium association (volunteer job), I only need to spend a couple of hours a month on our financials. Running reports for our condo meetings and taxes is a breeze.

Cons

Its not completely made for condo association accounting, but we've been able to retrofit our needs. Funds doesn't exactly translate to the accounts we track, as we really do have 3 separate bank accounts. This requires an extra step in our monthly recons, but its not awful.

Roger
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

My review . .

Reviewed on 2021/03/19

Overall experience . ... nothing but favorable, and to the Nth degree

Overall experience . ... nothing but favorable, and to the Nth degree

Pros

Comprehensive and easy to follow . . . but I have an advanced accounting background, so it may not be easy for some.

Cons

I have no cons at the moment.

I have no "like least" comments.

Alternatives Considered

Realm

Reasons for Switching to Aplos

I needed a 100% payroll function and, coupled with Gusto, Aplos meets this need.
Jennifer
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

A great idea with POOR Customer Support

Reviewed on 2023/10/24

Frustrating

Frustrating

Pros

This system is filled with potential to bring community stakeholders together in a fundraising capacity. The integration between the donor database and the accounting GL is pretty good. For a low priced option, I would love to recommend this, but the customer support is horrible.

Cons

Lack of competent customer support. When you as the user know more than the person in "support", you end up spending alot of time training them before they will believe you that there is a problem. That is a huge waste of my time. They also have reports on line that are yielding incorrect data for our users, and they won't hide those reports pending resolution. In one word, arrogant - not helpful.

Bart
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Floats to the top

Reviewed on 2017/01/18

Aplos is doing the job for me. Some things are frustrating, but mostly, it's better than doing...

Aplos is doing the job for me. Some things are frustrating, but mostly, it's better than doing things by hand or by spreadsheet. Occasionally odd things happen. For instance, it's now January 17, and the home page is telling me that my YTD income is different from my monthly income. This can't be true in January. Similar things happen in some reports. The balance sheet will say that a fund has X dollars, but the report for that fund will say Y dollars. So there are some quirks to get around, but it's no worse than making a spreadsheet (or other software that knows nothing about fund accounting) behave. I like the reports Aplos generates. Especially at the end of the year, when everyone in our congregation wants a statement for their taxes. It's really just one button. If I were the boss of Aplos, the first thing I'd change is that I'd clean up the wasted screen real-estate. There's a button on the bottom right that has a bad habit of covering half the number I want to see, and pop-up "alerts" occasionally disrupt my work. And the box the pop-ups come from is also wasted screen area. Actually, this box keeps telling me I'm 85% set up. It's wrong. I'm as set up as I want to be. I can't see how to make the box go away, except to buy more product which I don't need. This amounts to a pop-up ad, and not the good kind. So this isn't a glowing review. But software nowadays is written so poorly, that bare competence floats to the top. Aplos is better than anything else I've used, but that's not saying a lot. If they raise the price again, I'm going back to spreadsheets.

Pros

Fairly clean interface. Most reports are close to what I want.

Cons

It's still buggy. Amounts that should match, don't always. The cost has tripled in the last 3 years.

Response from Aplos

Hi Bart,

If the numbers are off by a few dollars, this may be due to rounding. If you¿d like, our Support Team would be happy to look into this to give you a more specific answer. Please feel free to reach out to our Support Team at [email protected].

For the Setup alert:
You can click on the Go To Setup button and choose some of the options like, I don¿t want to set Starting Balances. Or, there are feature options that you can say ¿no¿ to, like Contributions. This should help clear that alert.

Also, sorry that the bottom right icon is a bit pesky. We want you to be able to contact our Support Team if you ever have questions, so that¿s why it¿s there, but we realize that it can sometimes get in the way. That¿s a suggestion that we¿re happy to pass along to our development team.

The Aplos Team

Wendy
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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APLOS Software for my Small (but growing) Church

Reviewed on 2018/12/28

The people at APLOS are great to work with. Easy to reach out to, quick to respond, They are...

The people at APLOS are great to work with. Easy to reach out to, quick to respond, They are really good at listening to my particular need and showing me how APLOS helps with it vs. just a generic response. Also, you can't beat the price. (I got a Black Friday 50% off special for a year). I looked at other options - some were too much for my need (both cost and complexity) and some could be made to work (Quickbooks for example) but were not really designed for a church. This is PERFECT for us.

Pros

I purchased this software to help me take on a new role as treasurer of a small church. Am about 6 weeks into a "practice period" and will wipe out my practice data and start clean in January. It has (almost) everything I could want and some things I did not expect. The people database for church members, vendors, & prospects supports communication and there are robust accounting features (budgeting, bill pay, offerings, etc.). It has predesigned reports of all kinds that can be easily customized. You can import and export data. And it is really easy to use. Clearly designed for non-professionals like me - a volunteer doing a treasurer's job. Loved it from the first time I started playing with it during the free trial period. Also the resources (webinars, academy, one on one support) are great! Have watched several webinars, and chatted with people in customer support several times to get specific guidance/suggestions on my questions.

Cons

Have found only 2 things missing so far: 1) My pastor wants the ability to use the letter/email functions to communicate with members (uses the contact database) without seeing their donation records - and right now that "separation" isn't available. Also in recording donations, I would like to differentiate between cash and check because you need that info to make your bank deposit. APLOS doesn't provide for that. There's a workaround but not a great one. Customer Service made note of both of these needs for future releases.

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Aplos offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$39,50/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
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Aplos has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000

Aplos supports the following languages:

English

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Aplos integrates with the following applications:

ChMS, Gusto, PEX, PayPal, WePay

Aplos offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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