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Overview

Category Leaders

Realm by ACS Technologies is a church management system with an emphasis on online community

Category Leaders

Save time and streamline your operations with Aplos, a powerful financial software suite for nonprofits and faith-based organizations....

  • 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

Video & Screenshots

Pricing

Starting from

ic-pricetag

No pricing info

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

59.25

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.4

269

5

4

3

2

1

148

96

18

4

3

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
93%
would recommend this app

4.5

181

5

4

3

2

1

112

52

13

1

3

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

Pros

Our overall experience with Realm has been great, we truly enjoy using this product; our senior members love using the Realm app for their giving and enjoy the accounting module.
Probably the best part might be the database end. It's pretty good at keeping all the information for our people, and creates a nice directory.
The directory is helpful, and the customer support is good. My favorite part about Realm is the annual conference.

Pros

I was so confused, and he was SO PATIENT. I love being connected to great customer service and overall great people.
The Fund Accounting is most helpful for the churches I help. The monthly reports are great to send to my clients so they can see where their money goes and how much they take in.
Better than most I've seen and I think it is in most part due to the ability to talk through the needs with Aplos support and get the help on what functionality meets those needs.

Cons

As a former IT/programmer this software is the worst... very frustrating to use... slow.
I am constantly calling Realm to see if there is a solution to one problem or another, and every time I am basically told "we don't do that" and "we have no plans to do that.
Sometimes confusing for users when it comes to privacy management and notifications.

Cons

Third, I get lots of complaints from customers about the transaction errors which make it hard to give.
The Check In system, for us, was not working too well. Research was done and the application was tweaked to service us.
I am unhappy that I cannot find a Vendor to do a new A/P Entry. Instead have to scroll thru pages to find the one I'm looking for, a simple search would suffice.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review4 months ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review8 months ago

Key features

  • Total features39
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Tracking
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Built-in Accounting
  • CRM
  • Campaign Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Check Printing
  • Child Check-in
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Committee Management
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Donation Management
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Dues Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Reminders
  • Email Templates
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Event Ticketing
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Management
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Nonprofits
  • For Religious Organizations
  • For Schools
  • For Small Businesses
  • Fund Accounting
  • Fund Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • K-12
  • Member Accounts
  • Member Communication
  • Member Database
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Giving
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Projects
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Forms
  • Online Giving
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Personalization
  • Pledge Management
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Costing
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Giving
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SMS Messaging
  • Self Service Portal
  • Small Group Management
  • Subscription Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • Total features114
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Tracking
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Built-in Accounting
  • CRM
  • Campaign Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Check Printing
  • Child Check-in
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Committee Management
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Donation Management
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Dues Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Reminders
  • Email Templates
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Event Ticketing
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Management
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Nonprofits
  • For Religious Organizations
  • For Schools
  • For Small Businesses
  • Fund Accounting
  • Fund Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • K-12
  • Member Accounts
  • Member Communication
  • Member Database
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Giving
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Projects
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Forms
  • Online Giving
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Personalization
  • Pledge Management
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Costing
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Giving
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SMS Messaging
  • Self Service Portal
  • Small Group Management
  • Subscription Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations2
  • Blackbaud CRM
  • Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT
  • Bloomerang
  • ChMS
  • Constant Contact
  • DonorHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • PayPal
  • Planning Center
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Salesforce.org Nonprofit Cloud
  • Stripe
  • Twilio
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations9
  • Blackbaud CRM
  • Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT
  • Bloomerang
  • ChMS
  • Constant Contact
  • DonorHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • PayPal
  • Planning Center
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Salesforce.org Nonprofit Cloud
  • Stripe
  • Twilio
  • Zapier