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: 112

  • 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
  • Fee Management
  • File Sharing Software
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management Software
  • Financial Reporting Software
  • Fixed Asset Management Software
  • For Nonprofits
  • For Religious Organizations
  • For Schools
  • For Small Businesses
  • Fund Accounting Software
  • Fund Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Invoice Creation
  • 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
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SMS Messaging
  • Self Service Portal
  • Small Group Management
  • Subscription Management Software
  • Summary Reports
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Volunteer Management Software
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(169)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support Software
4.6/5

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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Efficient and Easy

Reviewed on 2/12/2019

Pros

The software is easy to use and not too expensive. Minimal accounting or bookkeeping experience is needed.

Cons

I saw the software worked great when our church was small. As it grew the amount of accounting required a program that could keep track of individual versus batch transactions.

Wendy
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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

APLOS Software for my Small (but growing) Church

Reviewed on 12/28/2018

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.

Sherry
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

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

Good Software for Beginning Nonprofits

Reviewed on 7/13/2018

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.

Roslyn
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • 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 - A Stellar Business Model!

Reviewed on 9/9/2021

My overall experience with Aplos has been phenomenal! They literally have THE BEST customer service...

My overall experience with Aplos has been phenomenal! They literally have THE BEST customer service of any company in any type of business with whom I have ever interacted! When I contact them with a question, I am always made to feel like a valued customer. In addition, each customer service representative has always answered my questions thoroughly, kindly, and professionally.
I also like the fact that Aplos listens to its customer base. Over the years (since 2015) that we have been with Aplos, I have seen improvements/additions to the software as a direct result of customer feedback.

Pros

What I like most about the Aplos software are the many features it offers that make the business aspect of our ministry so much easier to handle than it was before. Within Aplos, we get the extremely beneficial multi-level fund accounting, donor management, event registration, website building, etc.
As we are growing, we are also applying other features of the software. It just keeps getting better!

Cons

Initial integration of this software into our church usage had its "hiccups" but not because of Aplos. It was a "learn-as-you-go" process for me.

Debra
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

New to Fund Accounting

Reviewed on 3/17/2021

I do not have another Fund Accounting Software to compare Aplos to, but I can't imagine that anyone...

I do not have another Fund Accounting Software to compare Aplos to, but I can't imagine that anyone could offer better Customer Service. They are very helpful, and help resolve issues. This would be a number one reason for using Aplos, not knowing if other companies provide the same level of Service...I can't say if they are the best, but they are very helpful.

Pros

I really like the Reconciliation process...it is simple to understand and works perfectly. I value the support that Aplos provides. I am new to Fund Accounting, with NO experience at all, but I have been with Aplos for over a year and they are always willing to take the time to help me figure out how to fix what I didn't understand and a good way to proceed.

Cons

I am unhappy that I cannot find a Vendor to do a new A/P Entry..instead have to scroll thru pages to find the one I'm looking for, a simple search would suffice. I also find reporting to be a bit confusing....it is not intuitive...it sometimes takes several steps (that are not obvious) to get the report I need. Additionally, I believe that the price per month should include a second user, for dual control purposes, for instance a second person to do Bank Reconciliations.

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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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