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. 



112 Reviews of Aplos Fund Accounting

Overall rating

4.5 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 112 reviews

November 2018

Shawn from Wright's Chapel UMC

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Easy to use and great customer service

The customer service has been so helpful learning the software and accounting in general.

Pros

I’m new to book keeping and this is so easy to use and the customer service is helpful.

Cons

Recently they changed their pricing which makes it more expensive.

November 2018

Kathryn from Family Church

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

I LOVE Aplos!

Pros

So easy to use, navigate and pull reports. I love the ability to have an accrual-based accounting system in simple, manageable software. The dashboard is great and customizable. Always had favorable experiences with customer service.

Cons

I don't have any negative feedback....Aplos provides exactly what we need & more.

November 2018

Susan from State Street

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Great for our small Condo Association

They are incredibly responsive, and when we initially set up the Accounts, they spent the time with me to help set us up based on our needs.

Pros

Bank Integration is a huge benefit. As the Treasurer of a small condominium association (volunteer job), I only need to spend a couple of hours a month on our financials. Running reports for our condo meetings and taxes is a breeze.

Cons

Its not completely made for condo association accounting, but we've been able to retrofit our needs. Funds doesn't exactly translate to the accounts we track, as we really do have 3 separate bank accounts. This requires an extra step in our monthly recons, but its not awful.

November 2018

James from Apostolic Lutheran Church

Company Size: 1 employee

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Well Suited for Smaller Churches

The support provided us was exceptional from well-trained staff. Satisfied customers are an obvious objective of this company at every level.

Pros

The software's features and format, and setup flexibility, were almost ideal for our needs and preferences.

Cons

The setup process can take some effort so that the software can perform what is desired to be accomplished and is properly customized for it.

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

October 2018

Aplos 2018 Review

Like the platform and the simplicity, I like that it is geared toward non-profit accounting, but I don't like the lack of integration and wide-spread adoption.

Pros

Aplos recently updated their software which made it more user friendly and improved the reporting side.

Cons

Aplos does not integrate with many vital accounting programs and required a lot of manual entry.

October 2018

Brandon from Tidelands Church

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

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.

September 2018

Jasmia from Higher Hope International Ministries

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

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.

August 2018

Bev from Rockpoint Church

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

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.

July 2018

Mary from Christian Methodist Episcopal

Company Size: 1 employee

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

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.

July 2018

Sherry from Rescue Pink

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

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.

June 2018

Kent from EPFO

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

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!

June 2018

Siddesh from Marimba Auto

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

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.

May 2018

Tim from Pure Word Church

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

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.

May 2018

Jimmy from Civic & Social Organization

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

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.

April 2018

Ryan from Bible Baptist Church

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

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.

April 2018

Brooke from Financial Services Company

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

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.

April 2018

Justine from The Catholic Foundation

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

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.

April 2018

Doug from Sanger Faith Community Church

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

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.

April 2018

Melissa from Thresholds

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

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.

April 2018

Patty from Desert Outreach Synagogue

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

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.