About Aplos

Aplos is a powerful cloud-based accounting suite 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.

Aplos will host an unlimited number of donation pages for different 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 automatically thanks donors for their gift on behalf of the organization, and sends them email receipts for their records. Users can manage online and offline donations, recording both the donor and purpose of the contribution to create a full donation record, and identify recurring donors and their donation amounts.

Aplos includes multiple FASB standard reports, such as balance sheets, income statements, and fund balances, and allows 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, removing the need for users to manually create these.

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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

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The Aplos Accounting dashboard displays your organization's financial health at a glance.
Keep track of people including their donations, birthdays, and custom profile information.
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.
Community Church Builder integration.
Run and send contribution statements.
Create events and sell tickets.
Aplos Fundraising Center
Aplos Text To Give
Create and host online donation forms.
Offer set donations or recurring gifts.
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Aplos screenshot: The Aplos Accounting dashboard displays your organization's financial health at a glance. Aplos screenshot: Keep track of people including their donations, birthdays, and custom profile information. Aplos screenshot: 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 screenshot: Community Church Builder integration. Aplos screenshot: Run and send contribution statements. Aplos screenshot: Create events and sell tickets. Aplos screenshot: Aplos Fundraising Center Aplos screenshot: Aplos Text To Give Aplos screenshot: Create and host online donation forms. Aplos screenshot: Offer set donations or recurring gifts.

Features

Total features of Aplos: 73

  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Tracking
  • Asset Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Built-in Accounting
  • CRM
  • Campaign Management
  • Charting
  • Check Printing
  • Child Check-in
  • Committee Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customization
  • Dashboard
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Donation Management
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Dues Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Event Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Nonprofits
  • For Private Schools
  • For Religious Organizations
  • For Special Education
  • Fund Accounting
  • Fundraising Management
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Invoice Management
  • K-12
  • Member Communication
  • Member Database
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Member Types
  • Membership Management
  • Membership Renewals
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Giving
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Forms
  • Online Giving
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Pledge Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Projections
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Giving
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Small Group Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Tagging
  • Volunteer Management
  • Website Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(145)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.6/5

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Brandon B.
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 9/10/2018

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.

Bonelle K.
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Aplos is great

Reviewed on 4/3/2021

The Fund Accounting is most helpful for the churches I help. The monthly reports are great to send...

The Fund Accounting is most helpful for the churches I help. The monthly reports are great to send to my clients so they can see where their money goes and how much they take in. On some clients, the WePay feature is great for online donations going right into Aplos. I love being able to message Aplos right from the client's account with questions.

Pros

The ease of use is best and the access to help in a timely matter.

Cons

You can't set up Vendors with a specific Account # like in QuickBooks.

William J.
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Very Difficult and Complicated, With Poor Tech Support

Reviewed on 14/6/2020

Not good. I need help, and the support never provides help that works.

Not good. I need help, and the support never provides help that works.

Pros

Had potential for non-profits vs QuickBooks

Cons

Bank integration does not work. I've used QuickBooks for non-profits, with integration that works fine. In Aplos, what shows up in Aplos doesn't match what the banks say. Tech support answers fairly quickly, however, they come up with all kinds of solutions that don't work. And different people will offer a different solution. None of them work. Then they drop it leaving me hanging. I may go back to QuickBooks which once you get a few words down (business terms vs non-profit) it is actually quite easy, and more dependable.

Response from Aplos

Hi William! Thank you for your feedback, and I'm sorry to hear of the trouble you've had concerning bank integration. You also mentioned using QuickBooks instead, so if you don't mind I'll briefly speak to both. QuickBooks creates and maintains its own bank integration feature, whereas Aplos has a partnership with Plaid and Finicity, which are industry leaders in the space. Plaid and Finicity both connect with the financial institutions and pass the information back to Aplos. We have very little control over the information received. However, we do have a great relationship with both partners, and consistently work with them on improving the experience for our customers. As for using QuickBooks, this may be a better fit if you do not need Fund Accounting and donor management.
Our Customer Success Director, Alex Acree, will be reaching out personally to help troubleshoot the bank integration issues you're seeing. If you have any other questions or feedback please let us know.

Leia T.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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Reviewed on 9/4/2021

Please see the PROS comment.
[SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] WAS THE BOMB!

Please see the PROS comment.
[SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] WAS THE BOMB!

Pros

The software is pretty easy to use for the most part. But what made it even better was the fact that [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] literally helped assist me with some features in my books I wasn't sure of. I was so confused, and he was SO PATIENT! I love being connected to great customer service and overall great people!

Cons

I hate that I have reconnect my bank account on a monthly basis

Roger J.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organisation 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 19/3/2021

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.

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  • Starting from: US$59.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
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Aplos has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

Aplos supports the following languages:

English

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Aplos offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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