Aplos Features List

Aplos

Nonprofit software to manage your finances and organization.

4.43/5 (103 reviews)

Aplos Feature Summary

  • Contributions and Contact Imports
  • Donation tracking
  • Recurring online donations
  • Automated email receipts
  • Customizable reports
  • Pre-formatted reports
  • Recurring donation management
  • Accounting integration
  • Automatic data backups
  • Custom report builder
  • Customizable domain pages
  • Automatic contribution statement creation
  • Email Marketing
  • Mail Merge Letter Templates
  • PayPal Imports
  • Fundraising
  • Pledge Tracking
  • CRM Database
  • Online Donations
  • Credit Card Processing
  • ACH Processing

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Contact Database (34 other apps)
Credit Card Processing (31 other apps)
Custom Fields (32 other apps)
Customizable Branding (24 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (30 other apps)
Data Import/Export (33 other apps)
Electronic Payments (33 other apps)
Email Integration (24 other apps)
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Receipt Management (21 other apps)
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Third Party Integration (23 other apps)

Aplos Feature Reviews

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

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

Multiple user access. Great reporting.

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

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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.

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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

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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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

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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.

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Karen MacKenzie

Needs some maturity

2016-10-04

We run most of our invoicing through AP and Aplos does not have a strong tie between AP and payments, making it cumbersome to pay multiple invoices with one check.

Pros

The dashboard is very powerful and provides a lot of data up front.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Recommendations to others considering Aplos

Small non-profits will probably really like this software, but I think it still needs a few bells and whistles to be useful to medium-sized businesses.

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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
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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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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

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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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
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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.

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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

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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David Meade

a wonderful transition from QB

2016-12-07

Aplos support staff have been over-the-top and better-than-expected helpful, from initial import or data to addressing specific features we wanted.

Pros

Non-profit structure, multiple seat accessibility online, online giving integration, Form 990 head start

Cons

Ability to contact Donors individually or as selected segments or as a whole is missing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Aplos

Aplos is the best choice among other similar products out there. They are working to improve features and are responsive to customer concerns. Price point is or could be an issue.

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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

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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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
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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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
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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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Gregory Yount

Excellent Software!!!

2017-12-13

Pros

The customizable reports and standard reports make this the flexible program we need around here.

Cons

BUT, it's simple to download transactions to a file and import that file into Aplos.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Brendan Shurilla

Love it!

2017-04-12

We switched from QuickBooks Non Profit to Aplos last year and haven't looked back!

Pros

Fund based, ease of use

Cons

No way to enter recurring bills automatically

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Bev Holm

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

2017-08-28

Understanding flow of fund accounting.

Pros

Nothing to say. Dashboard is nice, if the data is correct and updated.

Cons

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.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Chris Wolfe

Easy to use fund accounting

2016-09-06

Pros

Although this is a fully featured double-entry bookkeeping system, it is very easy for non-accountants to understand and use.

Cons

I would like more flexibility in reporting, in particular the ability to customize the layout of printed reports.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Aplos

Use the free trial offer, and play with it using some of your own data.

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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

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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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.

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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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Doug Nasalroad

Aplos is very easy to setup and use.

2018-04-13

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

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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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

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Kathy Parish

Review from Faith Bible Church

2017-01-24

I find this accounting program easy to understand and use.

Pros

Easy transaction entries, I like the duplication of entry feature. Reconciliation is easy and fast.

Cons

When I enter an online payment it puts it in the check register and I can't remove it from the list.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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William White

Aplos makes accounting easy and efficient!

2018-01-16

Pros

I really like how flexible and customizable it is!

Cons

I do wish the reporting and descriptive graphics were a little more dynamic.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Mike Howard

Alpos Makes Fund Accounting Easy and Hassle Free

2017-08-08

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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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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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.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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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.

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