Aplos Features

Aplos

An accounting software suite for nonprofits & churches.

4.43/5 (138 reviews)

Aplos Feature Summary

  • 1099 preparation
  • ACH payment processing
  • Accounting integration
  • Automatic email receipts
  • Automatic recurring transactions
  • Bank account sync
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Bill tracking & payment
  • Budgeting
  • Check printing
  • Contribution statement creation
  • Credit card processing
  • Custom segment reporting
  • Customizable donation pages
  • Customizable reports
  • Donation tracking
  • Fund accounting
  • Invoice creation
  • Journal entry
  • Recurring donations

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ACH Payment Processing
API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Attendance Management
Balance Sheet
Billing & Invoicing
Cash Flow Management
Cash Management
Charting
Check Printing
Collaboration Tools
Credit Card Processing
Currency Conversion
Custom Fields
Custom Landing Pages
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Dashboard Creation
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Electronic Payments
Event Management
Inventory Management
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Mobile Integration
Payroll Integration
Profit / Loss Statement
Projections
Purchase Order Management
Receipt Management
Recurring Billing
Reporting & Statistics
Revenue Management
Sales Tax Management
Sales Tracking
Tagging
Time & Expense Tracking
Transaction History
Volunteer Management
Workflow Management
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ACH Payment Processing
API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Attendance Management
Balance Sheet
Billing & Invoicing
Cash Flow Management
Cash Management
Charting
Check Printing
Collaboration Tools
Credit Card Processing
Currency Conversion
Custom Fields
Custom Landing Pages
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Dashboard Creation
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Electronic Payments
Event Management
Inventory Management
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Mobile Integration
Payroll Integration
Profit / Loss Statement
Projections
Purchase Order Management
Receipt Management
Recurring Billing
Reporting & Statistics
Revenue Management
Sales Tax Management
Sales Tracking
Tagging
Time & Expense Tracking
Transaction History
Volunteer Management
Workflow Management
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ACH Payment Processing
API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Attendance Management
Balance Sheet
Billing & Invoicing
Cash Flow Management
Cash Management
Charting
Check Printing
Collaboration Tools
Credit Card Processing
Currency Conversion
Custom Fields
Custom Landing Pages
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Dashboard Creation
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Electronic Payments
Event Management
Inventory Management
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Mobile Integration
Payroll Integration
Profit / Loss Statement
Projections
Purchase Order Management
Receipt Management
Recurring Billing
Reporting & Statistics
Revenue Management
Sales Tax Management
Sales Tracking
Tagging
Time & Expense Tracking
Transaction History
Volunteer Management
Workflow Management
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Aplos Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Aplos's features:

Brandon Bailey

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

2018-10-09

We began using Aplos as a brand new church.

Pros

Bank integration makes it easy to import transactions. Contact management.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Brian Rihner

Great Church Software with wonderful customer service

2017-01-04

Hoping for a more robust Contacts module (email, texting, more information tracking) in the future!

Pros

Great reporting. Easy to use.

Cons

The Contacts module is very limited - would be great to have more contact management tools (email, texting, grouping, tracking) so that we wouldn't have to have a separate software for that.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Aplos

Please look into improving Contacts management.

Source: Capterra
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joseph zhou

Aplos Review

2020-08-16

will give it a 7/10 for easy use and a not so expensive budget but the biggest proof the software is to be able to do most of the accounting jobs in one software and even a person with low accounting knowledge can easily decode the information on the software

Pros

-easy to use and setup -offers the project management and budget setup which is crucial for my office -its an all in one package that allows any organization to fulfill their accounting needs in one place

Cons

the lack of social media management and it does not integrate well with some of our fundraising softwarew

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Justine Vargas

Affordable and Friendly

2018-04-23

Pros

Their customer support is extremely helpful. Interface is easy to manage.

Cons

I haven't had any issues with donor management and this software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Dr Rev Brian MUllins

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

2018-02-08

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

Pros

Takes online payments through WePay Can manage up to 5000 contacts.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Lauren Mawe

Friendly to those who aren't finance-savvy!

2017-11-16

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Brandon Bailey

Perfect Solution For A Church Plant

2017-01-04

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Doug Weber

Nice full-featured fund accounting software

2019-01-25

We anticipate that we will be able to produce better management financial reports with this fund accounting software than we were able to do with our prior software firm.

Pros

Aplos is a well thought out fund accounting package, great for churches and other not-for-profits. Support has been great as we started up using Aplos after our prior software firm abandoned their product. Good online resources to learn from, and also conducted a very thorough live, on-line training call with us.

Cons

We'd like the ability to more tightly control access by user than the system is currently configured.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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William Eubank

Aplos a must-have for churches, particularly church plants

2012-05-15

Buy this software for your church!

Pros

Menu layout; integration between accounting and contributions; like the ability to enter a person in contribution management and it automatically gets entered in people database; reports are what I need; flexibility in making improvements to the system; they listen well; ease of use, don't necessarily have to be a CPA to use it.

Cons

the refreshing after entering a transaction takes 2 or 3 seconds instead of a split second :-)

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Response from Aplos Software


Thanks for the positive feedback, William. We have done a lot of work since your original comment to improve the speed of the software, so I hope it is now lightening fast for you.

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Joyce Hodson

Aplos CRM and Donation Software

2016-10-10

We were looking for a program for our nonprofit that would provide a customer records management system, accounting system and credit card processing.

Pros

Affordability, ease of use and AWESOME customer service.

Cons

We haven't had a chance to check out all the programs or to run reports yet. So far everything is working well.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Aplos

Check it out - Aplos gives a free trial and they give a 50% discount if you purchase the software during the free trial period.

Source: Software Advice
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Rebecca Richards

Focus is accounting

2019-01-02

I was searching for a donor management CRM and Aplos was one of the software options sent my way.

Pros

Comprehensive platform if you are looking to run accounting, donor management and prospecting, etc from one place

Cons

No one contacted me by phone like other CRMs, so questioned their customer service.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jimmy Sc

Use Aplos to Manage Church Finances

2018-05-14

Pros

It integrates donation management with accounting so I'm not having to use two systems.

Cons

And they charge a premium to be able to access some functions that feel as basic as what is included in QuickBooks software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Movius

GREAT Software

2020-05-08

Tracking donors with a functional database is wonderful.

Pros

That it was written specifically for nonprofit organizations.

Cons

Knowledge base could be improved by including better word recognition.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Response from Aplos


Thank you, Michael, for your review. We are happy to see that you enjoy our software! We will definitely look into the knowledge base improvement.

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Ron Wallace

Aplos is an easy to use Accounting Software!

2017-02-27

Pros

Great product, for nonprofits looking for a full financial management and accounting software!

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Lisa Anderson

Great decision to change to Aplos Fund Accounting

2016-09-19

Pros

Accounting, credit card processing, year-end tax statements, donor communication, fund management.

Cons

There is no function to create a deposit slip for the bank. I'm told they are working on it. Sometimes the navigation between functions is a little inconvenient. We had used quickbooks for many years and I like this product so much better for fund accounting.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Aplos

Make good use of the free trial period. Ask questions--the support team is very helpful and open to suggestions.

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Stephanie Hill

Aplos is a user friendly software

2018-03-13

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

I also didn’t like the fees that changed with the new donor management portion it was almost equivalent to the monthly fee

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Ray Slaubaugh

APLOS 2017

2017-02-23

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Richard Fitzgerald

Pricey Product with Shallow Slate of Features

2019-02-01

I hoped this would be a good solution for our needs, but it is a very expensive non-solution to even basic church management and accounting needs.

Pros

The support is integrated into the interface. It is available through most any computer with a web browser.

Cons

They claimed on their marketing materials that you could track attendance at various worship services, but you manifestly cannot do that.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Software Advice
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Clayton Peoples

Best accounting for non profits

2016-09-06

Pros

The donation management platform is worth it by itself.

Cons

The product was all around good, but the user interface itself took sometime to understand.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Aplos

Take some time to watch the tutorials on youtube, you will not be disappointed.

Source: Software Advice
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Gurpreet Singh

[SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] (Customer Serice) - Thank You!

2020-06-09

Fantastic! Big shout out to [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] who helped us with billing. His customer centric approach really reflected a genuine care and concern for us as a customer and ensures we will continue using Aplos. Thanks [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]. Great stuff man.

Pros

I am still learning but the software helps provide great clarity for the management of account of our church.

Cons

Not too sure. Still learning how to use the software and maximise on its features. Will keep you informed if i have some ideas. Happy to share.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Aplos


Thank you, Gurpreet, for the review! We are happy to hear that you like our product and customer service.

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Drew Caperton

Great price for great accounting software, especially if you don't have a church accountant

2016-12-06

Aplos is perfect for the small to a medium-sized church that handles their finances via committee. The controls are intuitive, the reports are straightforward.

Pros

Reports are easy, data entry is easy, reconciling is easy.

Cons

In order to track who gives what, you will need to duplicate your entire database of people into it first, then maintain the duplication.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Aplos

If you don't need it to tie into an already existing database of people, run to Aplos as fast as you can. It's wonderful.

Source: Capterra
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Billy Goudeau

Great Church Financial Software

2012-05-19

After looking at several other church financial software products, we decided on Aplos Software and are very satisfied with the product. It meets all of our needs.

Pros

Great for volunteer church treasurers.

Cons

We have had some compatability issues with Internet Explorer 9 in regard to downloading reports. However, the technical support folks at Aplos were quick to respond with a fix.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Wendy Adams

APLOS Software for my Small (but growing) Church

2018-12-28

I looked at other options - some were too much for my need (both cost and complexity) and some could be made to work (Quickbooks for example) but were not really designed for a church.

Pros

Clearly designed for non-professionals like me - a volunteer doing a treasurer's job.

Cons

Have found only 2 things missing so far: 1) My pastor wants the ability to use the letter/email functions to communicate with members (uses the contact database) without seeing their donation records - and right now that "separation" isn't available.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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James Traffie

New to both software and vendor - first impressions

2018-02-16

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Janet Wilkins

Easy to use accounting software for small churches...

2016-12-08

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.

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Aplos

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

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