Aplos vs CharityEngine Comparison

Overview

Aplos is a powerful cloud-based CRM suite for churches & nonprofits, offering fund accounting, donor & member management,...

CharityEngine all-in-one CRM is designed to grow & scale Nonprofits of all sizes. Get the best-in-breed tech, integration...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$59.00/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$149.00/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

84

40

10

1

3

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

3.8

(18)

5

4

3

2

1

8

2

6

1

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
56%
would recommend this app

Pros

The webinars and support areas offered are always helpful as well. Lastly, I personally enjoy the humor of the Aplos team; and the occasional contests/prizes are fun, too.
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.
Aplos accounting is great for non-profits like mine trying to navigate basic accounting information. Great interface and reports are typically what you're looking for.

Pros

I am able to keep really good track of the donors I am responsible for, so CharityEngine is a very effective tool for me.
Each and every feature within CharityEngine continues to inspire individual growth within myself as the opportunities are endless.
Robust functionality that facilitates/addresses all of our fundraising, marketing and donor management needs. Very responsive customer support.

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.
I lost data at least a couple of times trying to look up accounts while entering a Receipt because I wasn't warned that navigating away from the receipt would delete my entry.
Our biggest complaint has been in the area of reporting. It is difficult to get the report info needed for our accountants.

Cons

We are still in "sandbox" mode after four months very poor, slow, unresponsive customer support, not intuitive or user-friendly. Lots of mistakes pulling in new donor data.
Tracking of changes to records is not captured as to who made changes and when which can be a problem.
Right now, going through the "callibration" period is extremely painful.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa month ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 months ago

Key features

  • Total features19
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Auction Management
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Billing
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Balance Sheet
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM Integration
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Scheduling
  • Channel Management
  • Charting
  • Check Printing
  • Click Tracking
  • Client Portal
  • Communication Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact History
  • Content Management
  • Credit Card Integration
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Custom Charts
  • Custom Fields
  • Custom Forms
  • Custom Landing Pages
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Activity Reporting
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer History
  • Customer Profiling
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Import
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Database Integration
  • Design Management
  • Direct Mail Management
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Drip Marketing
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Integration
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Marketing Management
  • Email Notifications
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Event Ticketing
  • Event Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • File Management
  • Follow-up Scheduling
  • Forms Management
  • Fraud Detection
  • GPS
  • GPS Integration
  • Grants Management
  • HTML5 Technology
  • Help Desk Management
  • History Tracking
  • Image Library
  • Invoice Management
  • Landing Page Templates
  • Mailing List Management
  • Member Account Access
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Mobile Integration
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Online Booking Integration
  • Order Confirmation
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • PCI DSS Compliance
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Reports
  • Preview Functionality
  • Process Control
  • Productivity Reporting
  • Project Templates
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Records Management
  • Recurring Billing
  • Registration Management
  • Remote Update / Installation
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retention Management
  • SMS Integration
  • SMS Marketing Managment
  • Sales Integration
  • Scheduled Reporting
  • Scheduling
  • Search Functionality
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure Login
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Metrics
  • Social Network Marketing
  • Status Reporting
  • Summary Reports
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Survey Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Transaction History
  • URL Customization
  • Video Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Web Analytics
  • Web Forms
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Integration
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features139
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Auction Management
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Billing
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Balance Sheet
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM Integration
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Scheduling
  • Channel Management
  • Charting
  • Check Printing
  • Click Tracking
  • Client Portal
  • Communication Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact History
  • Content Management
  • Credit Card Integration
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Custom Charts
  • Custom Fields
  • Custom Forms
  • Custom Landing Pages
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Activity Reporting
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer History
  • Customer Profiling
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Import
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Database Integration
  • Design Management
  • Direct Mail Management
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Drip Marketing
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Integration
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Marketing Management
  • Email Notifications
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Event Ticketing
  • Event Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • File Management
  • Follow-up Scheduling
  • Forms Management
  • Fraud Detection
  • GPS
  • GPS Integration
  • Grants Management
  • HTML5 Technology
  • Help Desk Management
  • History Tracking
  • Image Library
  • Invoice Management
  • Landing Page Templates
  • Mailing List Management
  • Member Account Access
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Mobile Integration
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Online Booking Integration
  • Order Confirmation
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • PCI DSS Compliance
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Reports
  • Preview Functionality
  • Process Control
  • Productivity Reporting
  • Project Templates
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Records Management
  • Recurring Billing
  • Registration Management
  • Remote Update / Installation
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retention Management
  • SMS Integration
  • SMS Marketing Managment
  • Sales Integration
  • Scheduled Reporting
  • Scheduling
  • Search Functionality
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure Login
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Metrics
  • Social Network Marketing
  • Status Reporting
  • Summary Reports
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Survey Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Transaction History
  • URL Customization
  • Video Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Web Analytics
  • Web Forms
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Integration
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations2
  • Authorize.net
  • Church Community Builder
  • Constant Contact
  • Eventbrite
  • Facebook