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$79.00/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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$79.00/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
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Built-in Accounting
  • CRM
  • Campaign Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Check Printing
  • Child Check-in
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Committee Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Donation Management
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Dues Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Reminders
  • Email Templates
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Event Ticketing
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Nonprofits
  • For Religious Organizations
  • Fund Accounting
  • Fundraising Management
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • K-12
  • Member Accounts
  • Member Communication
  • Member Database
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Giving
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Forms
  • Online Giving
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Personalisation
  • Pledge Management
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting
  • 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
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(164)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.7/5

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

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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.

John A.
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Aplos Review

Reviewed on 7/9/2021

I can always get the help we need from Tech. Support.

I can always get the help we need from Tech. Support.

Pros

Easy to set up and use. Good tech. support.

Cons

It seems a little pricey . Some of the screens do not have enough contrast to be easily read.

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Reasons for Choosing Aplos

ChurchPro seemed over complex for our needs.

Reasons for Switching to Aplos

Aplos was much easier to set up for our church use.
Bud B.
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Faith Baptist church use of Aplos

Reviewed on 20/5/2022

Cannot say enough about the excellent support (Especially from [SENSITIVE CONTENT]and his team)...

Cannot say enough about the excellent support (Especially from [SENSITIVE CONTENT]and his team) making the transition to Aplos in the middle of our year and the quick response during the process and afterwards.

Pros

Time savings, ease of use, great support available and easily understood. Wonderful training session and tools available at your fingertips.

Cons

Could use some more flexibility in tracking give and particularily break down of givers and amounts for real time reports.

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.

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Reasons for Choosing Aplos

I believed the Aplos advertising that their app is so much better. It isn't.

Reasons for Switching to Aplos

I believed the Aplos advertising, and the trial offer of a low price.

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.

Crystal K.
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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

Aplos is a lifesaver!

Reviewed on 15/4/2022

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!
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Aplos offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$79.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
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Aplos has the following typical customers:

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

Aplos supports the following languages:

English

Aplos supports the following devices:

Aplos integrates with the following applications:

Church Community Builder, Gusto, PEX, PayPal, WePay

Aplos offers the following support options:

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

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