Aplos is a cloud-based system designed specially to serve the needs of nonprofit and church organizations. The Aplos platform includes fund accounting, online donation management, reporting functionalities, fundraising tools, event management and custom communications.

Aplos offers features that allow organizations to manage their fund accounting, report transactions, manage finances, track cash flows and create journal entries for direct double entry accounting. Users can fundraise with the use of online donation tools, custom communication, donor database reports and event registration. Aplos enables organizations to manage all of their financial, donation and donor information in one place.

Aplos is suitable for small to midsize organizations, including nonprofits, foundations, service clubs, faith-based organizations, churches (from church plants to multi-sites) and schools.

Cash balance
Cash balance
Cash balance
Donor details
Donor details
Contribution tracking
Contribution tracking
Fundraising dashboard
Fundraising dashboard
Events
Events
Marketing
Marketing

Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8



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Brandon from Tidelands Church

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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October 2018

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

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.

Jasmia from Higher Hope International Ministries

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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September 2018

Aplos Review

Overall, Aplos has been great with improving the software and I can tell that they are really listening to feedback.

Pros

It is very easy to use and saves us money from having our Accounting come on site weekly. The articles, tutorials, and staff are great.

Cons

The Pledges feature does not have a lot effective reporting so we will not use it.

Bev from Rockpoint Church

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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August 2018

Follow Up Review

We have used Aplos since December 2016, and their have been ongoing upgrades and improvements that enhance the operations of the system.

Pros

Improvements, enhancements and options available

Cons

too much additions too quickly without going back to current functions and reports and improving or modifying them.

Mary from Christian Methodist Episcopal

Specialty:  Churches

Number of employees:  1 employee

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July 2018

Easier than quickbooks

None

Pros

It really give a great printout for yearly tithes the breakdown was easy to read for the members to where there money was paid too.

Cons

We couldn't manage the banking aspect of the program the contribution and banking total double when entered.

Sherry from Rescue Pink

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July 2018

Good Software for Beginning Nonprofits

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.

Kent from EPFO

Specialty:  Faith-Based Ministries

Number of employees:  1 employee

Ease-of-use

Functionality

June 2018

Life Savers!

Pros

Aplos saved me days of gathering and filling out paperwork that would have been completely unnecessary. And the fee was very reasonable. So easy to use and the email verifications were lightning fast. THANK YOU!

Cons

The only thing I didn't like is that I didn't find you sooner!

Siddesh from Marimba Auto

Specialty:  International Organizations

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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June 2018

Fund accounting software

Pros

This is a great fund raising and accounting software for the all non profit organisations and churches.

Cons

It is little expensive and also some one has to keep track of it. Some time the donor statement generations are issue too.

Tim from Pure Word Church

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May 2018

Aplos is a great software to any bookkeeper at a church!

Pros

I love how this is specifically for churches. So it uses church language and makes it easy to organize everything.

Cons

It doesn't have as much functionality as Quickbooks Online. Quickbooks Online has a better budgeting feature and you can do more with it.

Jimmy from Civic & Social Organization

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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May 2018

Use Aplos to Manage Church Finances

Pros

It integrates donation management with accounting so I'm not having to use two systems. It's built specifically for non-profits.

Cons

I greatly dislike that I cannot have a desktop version because doing accounting transactions in a web-based portal means you have to be online and you need to prepare for each transaction to take a second to load. And they charge a premium to be able to access some functions that feel as basic as what is included in QuickBooks software.

Ryan from Bible Baptist Church

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April 2018

Extremely easy, cloud-based accounting software

Pros

The fact that Aplos Accounting is cloud-based means that I can access our books from any computer, whether I am at the office or not.

Cons

It is a little pricey. However, despite it being pricier than programs such as Quickbooks and other accounting software, the cloud-based feature more than makes up for its cost.

Brooke from Financial Services Company

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April 2018

Affordable software with tech support

Pros

I work for a smaller nonprofit and there are great discounts with this software. The platform is easy to navigate through and good customization. It's also cloud based so it can be accessed anywhere

Cons

I sometimes find that the reporting options are limited compared to competitor software. Overall, I don't have any big issues.

Justine from The Catholic Foundation

Specialty:  Faith-Based Ministries

Number of employees:  5,001-10,000 employees

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April 2018

Affordable and Friendly

Pros

This is extremely affordable software for everyday Church needs. Their customer support is extremely helpful. Interface is easy to manage.

Cons

I haven't had any issues with donor management and this software. It's a great purchase for organizations.

Doug from Sanger Faith Community Church

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April 2018

Aplos is very easy to setup and use.

Aplos makes is easy for us to track and keep donor information

Pros

Maintaining donor information in Aplos is very easy to do. It can track giving records from week-to-week and generate year-end giving statements.

Cons

I wish the giving statements were easily customizable. They look good, but it would be great for us if we could customize them.

Melissa from Thresholds

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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April 2018

Aplos is a great software and easy to use

Pros

It's easy to use and they have great customer service. They are quick to respond to us and take our suggestions seriously.

Cons

There are a few features that are a little clunky and could use some updating to make it easier to navigate.

Patty from Desert Outreach Synagogue

Specialty:  Churches

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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April 2018

Aplos far out performs its competition

Overall, this is the best software for the money and I highly recommend it both for the product and the customer service.

Pros

The set up and functionality of the software is wonderfully easy. I've been using it for a little over a year and the security of having it all online and not having to worry about backups or workstation failures is great. Report flexibility is fantastic. I can create any report for any time period with ease. The customer service people are generally very helpful and on the rare occasion that a question doesn't get answered, the second attempt is always successful. But, it's rare to have to call back.

Cons

The only problem is that the donor statements are not posted from any screen other than the contributions screen. You cannot effect the donor statement from A/R, A/P or AJE's. You must then prepare a deposit and mark it to NOT post to the system. While this is a small inconvenience, it is not highlighted in the tutorials and takes a couple head scratching hours to figure out when first using the software. Once understood, it's a simple workaround.

Chela from Spectrum Electric Inc.

Specialty:  Other

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

March 2018

Very Unique

Pros

Had the privilege to do some work for my church and used this software to help with the funding and loved it. It was very user-friendly, had lots of features and widgets to make our lives easier.

Cons

Apart from the program itself, it doesn't have a lot of ways for one to do some customization on templates and different stuff you'd like to do, but overall, great buy!

Stephanie from The HelpMe Foundation

Specialty:  Human Services

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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March 2018

Aplos is a user friendly software

Overall great software for new organizations very user friendly and they offer free web tools to assist with obtain8ng funding and other helpful tools

Pros

I enjoyed the fact that it was user friendly . I enjoyed the affordable monthly fees based of organization size. I also enjoyed the chat availability

Cons

What I liked least was when they changed the bank integration portion it wasn’t as user friendly . I also didn’t like the fees that changed with the new donor management portion it was almost equivalent to the monthly fee

James from Apostolic Lutheran Church

Specialty:  Churches

Number of employees:  1 employee

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February 2018

New to both software and vendor - first impressions

As a new client, the product and technical support to become familiarized with implementing this software has been superior, especially as compared to their competing vendors whom I've had to contact in this respect while in the process of evaluating which product best serves our needs.

Pros

Personally, the most appealing feature of this company's software is the attractive format in which all information is presented, along with the flexibility to analyze and report specific financial data that is compatible with what I've become familiarized with using previous methods of performing these tasks.

Cons

It does not offer all of the customization options I would like to have available for our reporting and accounting purposes. It also is considerably more costly than competing products, however those alternatives are intended to serve a much wider client type market and may be more price competitive as a result.

Vickey from Vickey's Bookkeeping Inc

Specialty:  Other

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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February 2018

Aplos is Great for Churches and NonProfits

Even with the bank integration issues with some of my clients and the lack of apps that connect, I still highly recommend this awesome accounting and donation tracking software!

Pros

I love the simplicity of using Apolos. It is a great choice for non-accountants! I love the "tags" for tracking fundraisers, programs, projects, etc.

Cons

Not very applications integrate with it such as Hubdoc and Bill.com that I use with my bookkeeping clients. I also have some issues with the bank integration.

Dr Rev Brian from Mobile Care Ministry Inc & BEM Enterprises

Specialty:  Human Services

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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February 2018

Aplos Software Review: Why it's the best Software for Small Non-Profits

I would recommend it to anyone who needs both an accounting and donor management solution for their non-profit organization.

Pros

A complete package that handles both your accounting needs and donor management needs.
Is very affordable.
Aplos has a program for new non-profits that makes it even more affordable.
Has a program that does email marketing for you and collects emails thus building your donor base.
Lets you design online web pages to post.
Form 990 Reporting.
Excellent Customer Service and will schedule regular calls with you to train you on the software. However it's easier to use than QuickBooks.
Directly links to your checking account so that your balances are updated continuously.
Takes online payments through WePay
Can manage up to 5000 contacts.
Contribution statements emailed to your donors.
Can Integrate with Paypal


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