Aplos Fund Accounting Software


 

Aplos fund accounting is a web-based system designed specifically to serve the needs of churches and nonprofit organizations. Aplos fund accounting is available on a standalone basis or within an integrated suite with online donation management, contribution management and reporting functionalities.

Aplos offers robust accounting capabilities to report fund transactions, manage finance, track cash flows and create journal entries for direct double entry accounting. The solution also allows nonprofit organizations to plan events, create budgets and compare actual expenses with the planned budgets. The cloud-based solution allows building a central repository to store contributors information, donation history, event records and more.

Aplos fund accounting and donation management system can be tailored to serve many small non-profit organizations, including those servicing animal welfare, arts and cultural, churches or faith-based ministries and philanthropic foundations. The solution comes with 15-days free trial period for buyers to explore features and evaluate benefits before making any kind of commitments.

 

Aplos Fund Accounting - Dashboard
 
  • Aplos Fund Accounting - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Aplos Fund Accounting - Accounts
    Accounts
  • Aplos Fund Accounting - Transactions
    Transactions
  • Aplos Fund Accounting - Transaction history
    Transaction history
  • Aplos Fund Accounting - Donations
    Donations
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Brendan from Victory Bible Baptist Church
Specialty: Faith-Based Ministries
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Love it!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We switched from QuickBooks Non Profit to Aplos last year and haven't looked back!

Pros

Fund based, ease of use

Cons

No way to enter recurring bills automatically

 
 

Ron from Foster Park Sports
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

February 2017

February 2017

Aplos is an easy to use Accounting Software!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Great product, for nonprofits looking for a full financial management and accounting software!
Easy transaction entries, I like the duplication of entry feature.
Reconciliation is easy and fast.
Great customer service
It's easy to do a transaction search

Cons

Not your typical platform for accounting, you will have to invest time to learn the system.
When integrating for each account, I have to keep making sure it's on the right account if I go from transaction to integration. It won't stay on the account I've been working on.

 
 

Robin from Geaux Teal Ovarian Cancer Walk
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Aplos

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A

We are just starting out with Aplos! Just been 15 days! It will benefit our organization!

 
 

Stephanie from The HelpMe Foundation
Specialty: Faith-Based Ministries
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Awesome software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Since I have been using this software it's been phenomenal with its consistency and being so easy to use. This software assists with tracking donations and sending out reminders to previous donators to keep the donations coming in. Also, it has a tool to link to the business account to help keep track and monitor spending and placing these items in the categories that they fall under for accounting purposes. I truly enjoy it and lastly it is very affordable

 
 

Ray from Calvary UMC
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

APLOS 2017

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

The system was easy to set up and the daily use was easy for the accountant and the management leaders to uses also.

Cons

I have any negative thought about the program that would be helpful to future possible users of this program.

 
 

Kathy from Faith Bible Church
Specialty: Churches
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Review from Faith Bible Church

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I find this accounting program easy to understand and use. It is very easy to ask a question and I always get prompt replies.
They have been very good to deal with, listen to my questions and concerns and work to improve the program where needed.

Pros

Easy transaction entries, I like the duplication of entry feature.
Reconciliation is easy and fast.
Great customer service
It's easy to do a transaction search

Cons

When integrating for each account, I have to keep making sure it's on the right account if I go from transaction to integration. It won't stay on the account I've been working on.
When I enter an online payment it puts it in the check register and I can't remove it from the list.

 
 

Stephanie from The HelpMe Foundation
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Easy to use

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

When people are researching trying to find a good software for their nonprofit there are certain things that a person may look for that is important. I can say that one of the things is to have a software that is easy to use so that you can generate accurate information in a flash. This software will create reports and let you know what your monthly expenditures are in order to better maintain your budget.

Advice to Others

I would advise others to make sure you pick a software that does everything that you are looking for.

 
 

Matvey from FOLEC
Specialty: Churches
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

January 2017

January 2017

Great idea, mediocre implementation

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I really like the idea of Aplos - a web based accounting for non-profits that focus on funds. Unfortunately, after using it for 2 months, I have wasted so much of my time working around its glitches that I'm about to give up and move to other software.

Pros

You always know how much money is in each "fund".

Cons

A lot of bugs, missing some basic functionality (e.g. sorting of tables), importing existing transactions is painful. Non-intuitive in many places. 2 versions of reporting that have a lot of overlap so it's not clear which version is better for a specific task until you try both.

 
 

Elizabeth C from Boston International Turner Syndrome Summit
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Pros and cons

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I have a dilemma with this product. There are serious benefits and drawbacks to it. We are such a small charity that it is hard for us to budget for a year. Below I will describe.

Pros

It has information on how to apply for grants. It has information on how to attract board members. I have reports I can just print out for my board of directors and it has a way to print letters to donors. It has budgeting capability, so I can present a budget to the board of directors as well.

Cons

It took me a long time to learn and is not easy to learn. I want to edit transactions, but need to learn how. I don't even know how to access those transactions to edit them. I am not sure how to save my work and want to know how to back up my work. I am keeping all my transactions on excel in case they get misrepresented in my records on Aplos. So this is double work for me.

 
 

Stephanie from The HelpMe Foundation
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Nonprofit Accounting Software that is reasonable

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I have been so satisfied using this product and it can be linked to your business bank account and it helps monitor your balance and keep track of all of your payees and it assists with keeping your accounts current. It also provides fundraising tips and tricks all of your frequent donators amongst other things

Advice to Others

Great choice and reasonably priced

 
 

Mary from Calvary CME Church
Specialty: Churches
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

January 2017

January 2017

Confusing

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I have been working with this software for about 1 month now and some of the information is not going into the right accounts like I want. The information on the contacts loaded up wrong from my excel file, so you can't just erase and re-due the entries because once the name is connected to a payment then you can erase the names. Also, you can look up your check number by check unless you put each check you're looking for into the program sometimes they will come up and other times they will not. So it has been a real learning experience.

Pros

It shows us the breakdown of what coming in an expensed.

Cons

It's not really a church program for church business you have to create all of the accounts and hope you doing it correctly or things will not process correctly and you can't delete files once the number is used that you created to associate with the file.

Advice to Others

Make sure if you are doing church business look for a church base program, not something that you have to create withing another accounting software which may not be exactly what will work for you.

 
 

Dan from Second Street Pantry Missions, Inc
Specialty: Faith-Based Ministries
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

January 2017

January 2017

We chose Aplos Fund Accounting

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We are a small, non-profit food pantry and just filed for our 510(c)3. We wanted a system that would work well for non-profits and Aplos seemed to fit the bill. The cost was reasonable, with several discounts that we were able to use. Aplos seems fairly easy to use and the customer support has been very good.

Pros

None

Cons

Price and designed specifically for non-profits.

 
 

Bryan from Jax Accounting, LLC
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2016

December 2016

Almost Perfect

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A

This is a great fund accounting software. It was very easy to use and set-up. It did a great job at fund accounting. The reporting writing was not as user friendly but I was able to figure it out. I struggled to get a functional income statement by fund. Also, tracking purposes for audits, it didn't really track unrestricted, temp restricted, or perm restricted very well. If you don't have to go through an audit or if you don't get grants, this is a great piece of software.

 
 

Janet from Glendora Community Church
Specialty: Faith-Based Ministries
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Easy to use accounting software for small churches...

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I am happy with the ease of use for this accounting software. Our biggest complaint has been in the area of reporting. It is difficult to get the report info needed for our accountants. For some of the reports I have to export the data and manipulate it in excel to get Debit and Credit Columns on reports that would usually have that info. But, it is inexpensive and keeps the records accurately. So on a whole we are happy.

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

Reporting is not very detailed
You can not manipulate the reports to get info you need

Advice to Others

If you have simple accounting needs this software works great... especially for the price!

 
 

David from Propempo International
Specialty: Faith-Based Ministries
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

a wonderful transition from QB

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Aplos fund accounting structure helped us organize our accounting in much better consistency and compliance with non-profit standards. QuickBooks forces your to twist and turn their product to fit with non-profit practices. Having online access by multiple "seats" is a big step forward in efficiency. Aplos support staff have been over-the-top and better-than-expected helpful, from initial import or data to addressing specific features we wanted.

Pros

Non-profit structure, multiple seat accessibility online, online giving integration, Form 990 head start

Cons

Costs have a bit more than doubled since we started. Donor receipts customization within Aplos could be much better. Ability to contact Donors individually or as selected segments or as a whole is missing. Would love to be able to send year-end contributions receipts via email PDFs!

Advice to Others

Aplos is the best choice among other similar products out there. They are working to improve features and are responsive to customer concerns. Price point is or could be an issue.

 
 

Linda from Friends for Life Foodshelf
Specialty: Faith-Based Ministries
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

November 2016

November 2016

Aplos Fund Accounting

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Value for Money

I have used the basic version Aplos for our small nonprofit foodshelf for nearly a year. I am a novice at accounting, so I started with the fun, informative teaching videos and it all made sense. Initially setting up the accounts we needed took some thought, but it was up and running in a short time. I'm able to enter transactions quickly, make changes easily as needed, and run all the reports I need for our payroll taxes. I love the fact that it doesn't use more complicated terminology, like "customer, vendor, employee" like QB, because that's not what we call our donors and suppliers. I like the check printing function, too, but it would be great if Aplos could print deposit slips. I have to re-enter into QB and then print it out, or do a handwritten deposit slip. Other than that, I am very happy with Aplos. Have not needed customer support yet, except to ask if it had a deposit slip printing function. My answer was prompt and courteous. Our Board was pleased that we were able to get a discount on the monthly rate since we have a small budget, and the fact that Aplos is cloud-based means both the treasurer and foodshelf manager can access the software without going onsite. Definitely a PLUS! Bank reconciliation is a breeze, too.

Pros

I liked the ease of navigating the different functions, ease of setting up accounts and budget, the cloud-based format, the number and types of reports that meet all our needs, and the easy bank reconciliation function. Our small nonprofit got a monthly discount. Training videos very to-the-point and entertaining too.

Cons

I wish Aplos had a deposit slip printing function in the basic version - not sure if they do in the upgrade?

Advice to Others

Great for the non-accountants like me who need to keep books and run reports but don't have a lot of background in complex bookkeeping. If you have a small budget for your nonprofit, be sure to ask about the discounted rate!

 
 

Paola from Iglesia Renueva
Specialty: Churches
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

November 2016

November 2016

Great product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

It is easy to manage and the customer service is knowledgeable and quick to respond

 
 

julie from Friends Organization
Specialty: Arts & Cultural
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

October 2016

October 2016

excellent not-for-profit accounting software!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I recently took over the financial for a not-for-profit. I'm not an accountant but good with data and numbers. I researched applications and found aplos fund accounting. After watching some videos and reading articles, I learned how to set up the chart of accounts and enter transactions. After that, it was easy. All of the reports you need are built in to the software. Backups are not needed since it is web-based. And the customer support is exceptional! There is a button on the screen while you work to ask customer support a question. They have always been very prompt in responding. And the support videos, featuring a rep, are very informative and entertaining! I have since entered all transactions for the last 2 fiscal years and produced reports for a grant application. Highly recommend aplos!

Pros

everything. I wish all products had the same high level of customer support that aplos offers.

Cons

nothing to note as of yet.

Advice to Others

Give it a try, you'll like it!

 
 

Dan from South Valley Rebels
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Aplos

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

This software is really helpful with using Paypal with my organization.

Pros

Interfaces with Paypal easily

Cons

Takes a little while to setup

 
 

Mary from Gawlicki Family Foundation
Specialty: Philanthropic Foundations
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Aplos is great!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Very happy with my purchase of Aplos Find Accounting software.

Pros

Tons of features
Easy to use for both accountants and non-accountants.
Excellent price.
Great support and customer service

Cons

None that I can find so far

Advice to Others

Excellent product for a small non-profit. Couldn't find anything else that compares especially for the price.

 
 
 
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