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.

Pricing starting from:

US$39.50/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$39.50/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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.

Features

Total features of Aplos: 105

  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounting Software
  • Accounts Payable Software
  • Accounts Receivable Software
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Tracking Software
  • Audit Trail
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Built-in Accounting
  • CRM Software
  • Campaign Management Software
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Check Printing
  • Child Check-in
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Committee Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management Software
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Donation Management Software
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Dues Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management Software
  • Email Marketing Software
  • Email Reminders
  • Email Templates
  • Event Management Software
  • Event Scheduling
  • Event Ticketing
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Sharing Software
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management Software
  • Financial Reporting Software
  • Fixed Asset Management Software
  • For Nonprofits
  • For Religious Organizations
  • Fund Accounting Software
  • Fundraising Management
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • K-12 Software
  • Member Accounts
  • Member Communication
  • Member Database
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Membership Management Software
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Giving
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Forms
  • Online Giving
  • Payment Processing Software
  • Payroll Management
  • Personalization Software
  • Pledge Management
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting Software
  • Projections
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Giving
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SMS Messaging
  • Self Service Portal
  • Small Group Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Volunteer Management Software
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(167)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support Software
4.7/5

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Brandon
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Simple and easy, but with advanced features for those who need it.

Reviewed on 2018-10-09

We began using Aplos as a brand new church. They helped us every step of the way as we grew -...

We began using Aplos as a brand new church. They helped us every step of the way as we grew - absolutely stellar customer service! We still don't have the complexity that some larger churches do, but every time we have needed to add something, the capacity has been there. The one exception was the lack of payroll integration, which I understand that they are now adding but we have not used yet. What I love about the product is that it is easy for us who are new to accounting to use, but also robust enough that our treasure (CPA) is able to use it in more complex ways.

Pros

Cloud-based Accounting with multiple user accounts makes it easy to keep finances updated.
Clean, simple, straight-forward layout makes use easy.
Super-responsive customer service are always there when you need them.
Bank integration makes it easy to import transactions.
Contact management.
Reports are quick and easy to generate with customized data.
Ability to connect to online-giving.

Cons

At the moment we are unable to link families within the contact management system.
There are awesome graphs and charts on the dashboard, but unfortunately they do not have a lot of customization options or the ability to easily export.

Crystal
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Aplos is a lifesaver!

Reviewed on 2022-04-15

Pros

I like that there is great customer support and easy to understand tutorials and instruction. The team there is always helpful, quick to respond, and so patient and kind. Although I can find the help I need online most of the time, I like to talk to a real person on chat or on the phone.

Cons

There are so many types of reports for a newbie to understand that sometimes it can be a little bit overwhelming.

Reasons for Choosing Aplos

We had a company that was out of state helping manage our finances. They were not able to produce answers in real time for us and the systems they were using were old and slow, bogged down with unnecessary details and hard to decrypt the meaning of the data. Aplos is easy to read, user friendly and they have great customer service for when I'm not sure what to do!

Reasons for Switching to Aplos

Pricing, customer service, appropriate amount of bells and whistles. No prior reports of getting hacked. The last one, especially in this day and age was very important to our church!
Jessie
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

APLOS is a great starter product

Reviewed on 2022-09-09

We loved APLOS for the capacity we need at the time.

We loved APLOS for the capacity we need at the time.

Pros

I loves the customer service. You could always get someone on the phone, always and that was super helpful.

Cons

I did not like that customization was limited. Branding our colors and design was limited.

Sherry
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Good Software for Beginning Nonprofits

Reviewed on 2018-07-13

Pros

I like that everything is all together in one spot - donor software, accounting, newletters and online giving forms. I like how when someone gives online through your forms that it automatically incorporates into your accounting and saves info from the giver into your contacts.

Their customer service and support is their beacon of light. Extreme strong point. It's almost as if you have nonprofit accountant on your staff to answer your questions. They answer you quickly, and their answers are always helpful. And often times they've logged in and completely helped me fix an issue. This is the best thing I love about them and something that makes them completely unique. This was a game changer for me as a brand new nonprofit and didn't know what I was doing. I can't say enough about this! This is what makes me recommend them to everyone I know that's a nonprofit leader.

Cons

The newsletter email templates and online giving forms are very template-y and don't give you a lot of control. The final product can help you get information out, however it looks pretty amateurish, which in turn makes your nonprofit/your brand, look amateurish - which is more important than most people know. If Aplos could follow constant contact's lead on design formatting they would be top notch.

The other thing I don't like is often I'm fundraising for events and have options for customers to pick (example : I want to buy tickets for an event and a tshirt for two people), or want them to be able to buy multiples of items and it really needs somewhat of a "cart" option for online giving forms.

Third, I get lots of complaints from customers about the transaction errors which make it hard to give. I get this a lot. Which can hinder givers, often they won't go back again and give again when they get an email way later that the transaction didn't go through, so you lose donations. I've addressed this with them several times, but there hasn't been any resolution. I think it has to do with that the provider they use does a micro-transaction to the bank and then banks don't approve it.

Sharon
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Training is Key

Reviewed on 2022-06-17

I really like the APLOS software and it has been very instrumental in helping me get our finances...

I really like the APLOS software and it has been very instrumental in helping me get our finances uncontrol as well as to see what is needed financially.

Pros

I like the fact that the checkbook register, banking information, letter writing, fundraising campaign and donation tracking is in the same software. The software is easy to use especially if you already know what you are doing. Integration was easy for us because we already was using APLOS.

Cons

I don't like that you can't deleted or change charts of accounts once created. I don't think there are products that are difficult to use but just the person knowing what to do. I didn't have to bring our information from another software, I just had to add it to APLOS.

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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 Software, Phone Support, Chat

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