Aplos Fund Accounting Software


 

Aplos fund accounting is a cloud-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  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 contributor 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. 

 

Aplos Fund Accounting - Cash drawer
 
  • Aplos Fund Accounting - Cash drawer
    Cash drawer
  • Aplos Fund Accounting - Chart of accounts
    Chart of accounts
  • Aplos Fund Accounting - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Aplos Fund Accounting - Reports
    Reports
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Justine from The Catholic Foundation
Specialty: Faith-Based Ministries
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Affordable and Friendly

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Value for Money

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.

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Patty from Desert Outreach Synagogue
Specialty: Churches
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Aplos far out performs its competition

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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.

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Chela from Spectrum Electric Inc.
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Very Unique

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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!

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Stephanie from The HelpMe Foundation
Specialty: Human Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Aplos is a user friendly software

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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

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James from Apostolic Lutheran Church
Specialty: Churches
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

February 2018

February 2018

New to both software and vendor - first impressions

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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.

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Vickey from Vickey's Bookkeeping Inc
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Aplos is Great for Churches and NonProfits

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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.

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Dr Rev Brian from Mobile Care Ministry Inc & BEM Enterprises
Specialty: Human Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

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

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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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Gregory from First Baptist Church
Specialty: Churches
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2017

December 2017

Excellent Software!!!

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Value for Money

Pros

This software does it all for non-profits. It's ability to track donors, provide year-end contribution statements, payroll and W-2's, as well as track by budget every transaction helps our small church in ways we'd otherwise have to hire an accountant to do. I'm looking forward to a year of reports that fit our needs. The customizable reports and standard reports make this the flexible program we need around here. It even does a few things that we don't need - like printing checks. Compared to QuickBooks, this just FITS the non-profit better. It's fund accounting helps us manage ear-marked monies as well as multiple accounts.
Additionally, the ability to use the software over multiple platforms makes it handy, too. Our treasurer can do his work from home, and we can print the reports anytime from the church. Department heads and the pastor can always check where their budget areas stand. Pretty useful.

Cons

While it's supposed to provide an automatic link to banks, our small-town bank does not work with this program directly. BUT, it's simple to download transactions to a file and import that file into Aplos. Just assign budget categories with transactions - and voila! Reconciled!
Of course, this is web-based - demanding internet access. While they say it's quite secure, hackers are always out there. And this makes it a bit vulnerable - potentially.

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Stephanie from Pawsitive Partnerships, Inc.
Specialty: Animal Welfare
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2017

December 2017

After exploring a number of options, I chose Aplos.

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I looked at a number of options for our accounting needs and felt that Aplos was the best option. I still believe that.

Pros

So far, so good. I am still getting my feed wet, but the functionality is good. We were able to integrate the donation form into our website and all seems to be working well. Customer service has been quick to follow up when I've had questions.

Cons

I wish there were more free-form options as they are some limitations with the donation form. They are not huge, but I hope to see more flexibility down the road. Also, the color options for the donation form are a bit limited with some odd color combinations (e.g., red with lavender). Thus far, the cons are minor overall.

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Bruce from Direct Giving Lab
Specialty: Human Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Aplos is an easy to use double-entry accounting system ideal for a newly minted 501 C 3 such as Direct Giving Lab!

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Value for Money

Some functions (like tags) need better explanation - it looks like we should be able to easily generate the necessary data for our 990 filings but we won't know till we get there!

Pros

Intuitive to use
Navigation is straightforward
Most issues can be resolved with a quick look at the Help notes

Cons

A needed feature is the ability to quickly replicate repeating monthly data - for example DGL makes cash transfers to client families on a monthly basis and while the client name is in the system along with contact details, etc - we have to manually enter the same $$ amount transferred every month. It would be helpful to have an ability to easily import the data.

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Debra from Jesus Project Ministries
Specialty: Faith-Based Ministries
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2017

November 2017

CFO of Nonprofit for decades.

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I love the ability to due true fund balance accounting. For years I used Peachtree with job costs and spreadsheets to accomplish. This is a huge upgrade. I think the work around in the deposits is worth it for the fund balances.

Pros

It is easy to use "out of the box." If you been working with Quickbooks or Quicken this will be an easy transition. Also, you can add multiple tags to a single transaction, and then you can sort on these different tags. This provides and amazing matrix of data.

Cons

I big big draw back for me is the inability to batch deposits. It makes it more difficult to do reconciliations. They do this because the want you to use their CRM component. Of course there is a work around, but I would rather not "work around" such a critical area.

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Lauren from Espere Community Counseling Center, A Nonprofit Corporation
Specialty: International Organizations
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Friendly to those who aren't finance-savvy!

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As someone who has been afraid of setting up a chart of accounts, I am so glad that we picked Aplos. I feel like we are going to be able to organize and present our finances so much more professionally than ever before.

Pros

Aplos has many good Introductory materials, and does a lot to help you get set up. There is also good customer support, and helpful webinars for when questions do arise.

Cons

Aplos doesn't integrate with a number of applications, which would be helpful such as payroll, or most Donor Management platforms.

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

October 2017

October 2017

Great accounting software at an affordable priceI

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Value for Money

Great buy for any non-profit.

Pros

This accounting software has many features only found in more expensive packages. Very flexible reporting options. Easy to train set up and train staff.

Cons

I have not found anything I couldn't do with Aplos that I wanted to do other than delete extra rows in a journal entry.

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Leia from Cross-Training Athletes into Believers (CTAB)
Specialty: Faith-Based Ministries
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Good

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Value for Money

More payment methods..other than WePay

Pros

It is pretty easy to use and customer service is EXCELLENT. With this type of service, it is important to have representatives that are responsive and can walk you through any questions.

Cons

When creating newsletters-- there is not a lot of creative tools to utilized. Pretty bland. Makes the newsletters dull looking (this includes emails). MailChimp has a lot more features.

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Mike from Antioch Community Church
Specialty: Churches
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Alpos Makes Fund Accounting Easy and Hassle Free

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We switched to Aplos in February, the support as we transitioned was amazing.

Pros

Web based, true fund accounting, great customer service, the reports are easy to read and understand, everything is real time.

Cons

The only con I can think of is the reconciliation screen is not as customizable as I would have liked.

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Stephanie from The HelpMe Foundation
Specialty: Human Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Contribution tracker

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Awesome customer service and very personable

Pros

The ease of use is fabulous it doesn't take rocket science to navigate. Also, the cost is very convenient

Cons

The new bank merging feature I like the previous one much better but it's manageable. It is just a little less user friendly

 
 

Tyan from Love INC Benton County
Specialty: Faith-Based Ministries
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

We are so pleased to find such a user-friendly, all encompasing donor and accounting database!

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We recommend it to everyone in nonprofit!

Pros

Very intuitive function and unlimited free technical support.
Aplos includes everything you need, from donor and volunteer communications to bank deposit batches and 990s. We love the functionality!

Cons

We love it! We don't have any complaints at this point. It would be nice to be able to synch it with other programs like Pay Pal, but not a big deal!

 
 

Jeffrey from HydroLove
Specialty: Faith-Based Ministries
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

July 2017

July 2017

Aplos review

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Pros

The software was easy to learn, as well as, the offered great customer support. I would recommend to others.

Cons

I did not like that you had to use a third party system to receive donations online. I wish Aplos had their own software.

 
 

Jim from Fairfax Swimming Pool, Inc.
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Bank integration weak and unreliable; 990 limited to EZ only

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This software has a long way to go before it can compete with alternatives whose bank integrations are solid and reliable.

Pros

SaaS architecture enables access from anywhere; the accounting is flexible; there are promising IRS 990 features, yet limited to just the EZ.

Cons

Bank integration is inconsistent and does not work for PayPal; does not offer WePay; even for mainstream banks the integration is unreliable. I worked with their support and developers for more than 6 months to some small success ... that was 30 days later lost. To this day the PayPal integration simply does not work, and both customer support and corporate leadership are SILENT and unresponsive.

 
 

Tim from Shepherd of the valley
Specialty: Churches
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Totally impressed!

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Pros

Ease of use. Web-based. Great support. Priced right. Easy setup. Up and going with minimal intervention.

Cons

Could not import budget. Outsourced payroll. Really, nothing more to add. I'm sorry it took me this long to discover aplos.

 
 
 
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Brooke from Financial Services Company

April 2018

April 2018

Affordable software with tech support

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Doug from Sanger Faith Community Church

April 2018

April 2018

Aplos is very easy to setup and use.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Melissa from Thresholds
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Aplos is a great software and easy to use

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sherry from Rescue Pink

April 2018

April 2018

We love Aplos Donor Management

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I like that it keeps track of our donors and let's us know when we haven't communicated with them, and when we need to. It lets us know when they have lapsed, and we can easily see their giving totals. It's so helpful as a small nonprofit.

Cons

The software has some quirks and can be tricky to catch on, but their staff is amazing and very eager to help - and once you got it, you have got it!

Review Source: Capterra
 

William from Village Heights

January 2018

January 2018

Aplos makes accounting easy and efficient!

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It's obvious the creators of Aplos designed this platform with church accounting in mind. I really like how flexible and customizable it is!

Cons

I do wish the reporting and descriptive graphics were a little more dynamic. This would help when presenting budgets to staff, boards or investors.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jacob from Hope Fellowship

January 2018

January 2018

One of the best fund accounting platforms on the market

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Easily managing accounting for multiple organizations with Aplos and Aplos Oversight. This reduces man hours needed to manage the books, reducing overhead cost.

Pros

Aplos makes it super simple to get up and running. Their general ledger is perfectly structured and you don't need an accounting to degree to understand. Their support team and help website are great!

Cons

As a newer company, they are still building out their system. They just recently made a seemless Payroll integration. They still don't have a purchasing module or A/P approval process, which would be great to make digital in the system instead of paper-based.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Yoojin from Holy Fire Ministry

January 2018

January 2018

Keeping up with the books of our contributors and expenses

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I am the Treasurer for our non profit church. We are able to easily keep records for our contributors, expenses, and income. The software is simple but effective.

Cons

I have yet to try the bank reconcilation and payroll but I am sure it will integrate nicely once I spend the time to get to know more of the product.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Steve from Fire of God

December 2017

December 2017

Easy and very effective

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We as a church have been opened since 2012. Aplos was the first nonprofit software accounting system we started using. I needed a simple but effective tracking system which I could track my member's contribution.

At the year end, I am able to generate a report for all my members regarding their contribution to their taxes. It is simple and effective.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Bev from Rockpoint church
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Very disappointing! Instead of trying to be all service system, they should focus on accounting.

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Understanding flow of fund accounting.

Pros

Nothing to say. Dashboard is nice, if the data is correct and updated. Report lists looks good if it functions.

Cons

Ongoing problems, month after month, in many areas. Then the response time to get problems resolved is unacceptable and you are stuck in their hands until it works in their schedule. They have spent more time focusing on adding modules then on working the bugs out of what they already have. How disappointing. They could be a great fund accounting system if they didn't try to spread into areas they are not equipped in such as donor software.

They develop updates and implement them without knowing how it could impact the user and the users data that is imported through an API.

Just started with at at the beginning of 2017 and am already considering looking for another software.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Steve from Fire of God church

February 2017

February 2017

Simple and good

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I have been using Aplos for 3 years. It is a simple and effective tool. It tracks all our contributions and expenses. It also gives me the ability to file taxes straight from the software with no extra work. I also like it because they store my records for me web based. You can also reconcile it with your bank records.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jason from Waves of Faith
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Affordable and Productive

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During the time that our church used Aplos, we were pleased with the software. Its ease of use was important for those that did not have accounting backgrounds. The only reason we are not still using this software is because we merged with another church and they have another accounting software already purchased. I am looking at bringing this church to Aplos with time.

Pros

Ease of use, affordability, cloud environment

Cons

Reports do not pull what I want (very few other software programs do however - I'm picky)

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tammy from White Oak Baptist church
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Excellent program

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I have used this program for at least 5 years. The program has grow as my needs change. There are parts of the program that I don't use because I am the treasurer for a small church and I don't need them at this time. Anytime I have contacted the company I have received excellent help.

Pros

Has all of the reports I need even for the contribution reports for taxes. Just a click and you have all of your reports in hand ready to sign and send out.

Cons

Some times I get lost in all of the reports because there are so many.

Advice to Others

This company is so easy to work with. Give them at least a trial I think you will love it!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Bart from Trinity Lutheran Church
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Floats to the top

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Aplos is doing the job for me. Some things are frustrating, but mostly, it's better than doing things by hand or by spreadsheet. Occasionally odd things happen. For instance, it's now January 17, and the home page is telling me that my YTD income is different from my monthly income. This can't be true in January. Similar things happen in some reports. The balance sheet will say that a fund has X dollars, but the report for that fund will say Y dollars. So there are some quirks to get around, but it's no worse than making a spreadsheet (or other software that knows nothing about fund accounting) behave. I like the reports Aplos generates. Especially at the end of the year, when everyone in our congregation wants a statement for their taxes. It's really just one button. If I were the boss of Aplos, the first thing I'd change is that I'd clean up the wasted screen real-estate. There's a button on the bottom right that has a bad habit of covering half the number I want to see, and pop-up "alerts" occasionally disrupt my work. And the box the pop-ups come from is also wasted screen area. Actually, this box keeps telling me I'm 85% set up. It's wrong. I'm as set up as I want to be. I can't see how to make the box go away, except to buy more product which I don't need. This amounts to a pop-up ad, and not the good kind. So this isn't a glowing review. But software nowadays is written so poorly, that bare competence floats to the top. Aplos is better than anything else I've used, but that's not saying a lot. If they raise the price again, I'm going back to spreadsheets.

Pros

Fairly clean interface. Most reports are close to what I want.

Cons

It's still buggy. Amounts that should match, don't always. The cost has tripled in the last 3 years.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Aplos Software, Aplos Software

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Hi Bart,

If the numbers are off by a few dollars, this may be due to rounding. If you¿d like, our Support Team would be happy to look into this to give you a more specific answer. Please feel free to reach out to our Support Team at support@aplos.com.

For the Setup alert:
You can click on the Go To Setup button and choose some of the options like, I don¿t want to set Starting Balances. Or, there are feature options that you can say ¿no¿ to, like Contributions. This should help clear that alert.

Also, sorry that the bottom right icon is a bit pesky. We want you to be able to contact our Support Team if you ever have questions, so that¿s why it¿s there, but we realize that it can sometimes get in the way. That¿s a suggestion that we¿re happy to pass along to our development team.

The Aplos Team

 

Yoojin from Fire of God
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

January 2017

January 2017

Very good and simple

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It is a very simple and easy accounting system. I have not used all the features but I am glad they are available

Pros

Simple and easy

Cons

I am not sure

Advice to Others

Not sure yet

Review Source: Capterra
 

Priscilla from Venture Church
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Best customer support ever!

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I have been very happy with Aplos Accounting and have used for over 4 years now. My favorite thing about Aplos is the customer support. The Aplos team is easy to reach by phone and have always been willing to help answer questions, give suggestions and solve problems no matter how much time it takes. It's nice to talk to a real person and not to have to email the question and wait for a reply back. Thank you Aplos team for your help over the last 4 years!!!

Pros

Easy to use and Tech support.

Cons

It's hard to think of something but a couple times I have wanted certain items on a report that I couldn't get.

Advice to Others

Nope.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Melissa from Thresholds Community
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Mostly love Aplos

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I have had a good experience with Aplos. There are a few things that seem a bit clunky, inefficient and I've asked about changing those. Other than that, it's been great!

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

A few inefficient things (can't hide funds so you don't see them on all of the reports)

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michele from Off The Front
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Very User Friendly!

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Our non-profit began using Aplos from the beginning! We have appreciated the consistent customer support and openness to customer feedback. I love Aplos because it offers our non-profit a high-functioning, easy to use platform for someone life myself who does not have an accounting degree.

Pros

Easy to use and very intuitive.

Advice to Others

Great software for any non-profit with enough diversity to custom fit your accounting needs.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Carmen from Harvest Bible Church
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Aplos Review

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Aplos has been great about adding features that are helpful for book-keeping for a church with multiple funds. I appreciate that when feedback is given, Aplos listens and accommodates the needs that we have! Everyone at Aplos is super-friendly and very helpful!

Pros

That it is "multiple-fund friendly". I appreciate the ease of use for recording contributions and expenses.

Cons

Reporting but probably because I'm not sure what I'm doing.

Contacts- I wish there was a way to record spouses together as a single contact.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tyler from The Table Church
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

They just keep getting better.

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I have been with Aplos for probably over 4 years. While with every update there is a small learning curve, it is worth it. They continually add new features. The features are never just for the sake of it. Instead they are very useful. I am no accountant for sure, but I can navigate the software very easily and keep our budget working for us. Excellent customer service!

Pros

Logical Navigation

Cons

I have seen the cost rise as new features are launched.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brandon from Tidelands Church
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Perfect Solution For A Church Plant

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Starting a new church comes with a lot of tasks for a small group of people that are typically spread out between many in larger churches. We didn't have anyone with professional accounting experience, and we didn't need anything complicated to start out. Aplos was the perfect solution! They offered us a discount as a church plant, and got us moving in the right direction.

Now four years into the process, Aplos has grown with us. We have been able to easily add others to the account management, add new funds and new features as we have grown, and the customer service has been quick and helpful whenever we have needed it.

Some things I like best:
*easy to use
*the "dashboard" gives a quick read on finances at a glance
*fund-based accounting makes it easy to track various donations
*customer service is excellent
*cloud-based design makes access easy from anywhere

Things I would like to see improved:
*I would love to be able to integrate payroll with Aplos
*Report can be customized, but not always as much as we would like

Overall, this is an excellent product for the value and I would recommend it to anyone starting out.

Pros

Ease of use
Fund-based accounting
Cloud-based design
Scalable
Excellent customer support

Cons

Wish it included payroll integration
Would like to be able to customize reports more

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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