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Ideal for churches who need easy-to-use, accurate fund accounting and giving statements for members. Advanced Accounting is perfect for churches with fixed assets, multisites, or special projects.

Product Details

Managing your church requires a lot of moving pieces. That's why Aplos focuses on offering features such as fund accounting as an essential piece of church management. Aplos Accounting is simple, online accounting software where no experience is necessary to keep your books. Track your designated funds, generate reports, accept online giving, and save time by automatically generating giving statements by member or household. Learn more about Aplos.

Contact Details

Aplos Software

http://www.aplossoftware.com/

Founded in 2009

Located in United States

Free Online Donation Page

Starting Price

  • $49.00/month
  • Advanced Accounting starts at $179/mo for expanded reporting.

Free Trial

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

Aplos Features

Accounting Integration
Attendance Tracking
Built-in Accounting
Child Check-in
Event Management
Member Directory
Member Portal
Multi-Site Management
Online Giving
Pledge Management
Small Group Management
Volunteer Management
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Asset Management
Bank Reconciliation
Budgeting & Forecasting
Donation Management
Fund Accounting
General Ledger
Payroll Management
Campaign Management
Donation Tracking
Donor Database
Event Management
Gift Management
Grant Management
In-Kind Donations
Matching Donations
Mobile Donations
Online Donations
Pledge Management
Receipts / Statements
Recurring Donations
Volunteer Management
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Activity Tracking
Asset Management
Bank Reconciliation
Budgeting & Forecasting
Compliance Management
Donor Management
General Ledger
Partnership Accounting
Purchasing & Receiving
Alumni Management
Auction Management
CRM
Campaign Management
Contribution Tracking
Donor Discovery
Donor Management
Event Management
Gift Matching Management
Grant Management
Membership Management
Mobile Giving
Payment Processing
Pledge Management
Recurring Giving
Volunteer Management
Application Management
Committee Management
Dues Management
Email Marketing
Event Management
Member Directory
Member Portal
Member types
Membership Database
Membership Renewals
Payment Processing
Website Management
Accounting
Committee Management
Donor Management
Dues Management
Event Management
Fundraising Management
Member Database
Membership Management
Social Media Management
Volunteer Management
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Bank Reconciliation
Budgeting & Forecasting
Donation Tracking
Fund Accounting
Grant Management
Payroll Management
Project Accounting
Purchasing & Receiving
Accounts Payable
Attendance Management
Billing & Invoicing
Budgeting & Forecasting
Class Loading
Fixed Asset Management
For Private Schools
Fund Accounting
General Ledger
K-12
Payroll Management
Purchasing

Aplos Reviews

Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.5/5

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Bart G.
Treasurer
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Source: Capterra
January 18, 2017

“Floats to the top”

OverallAplos is doing the job for me. Some things are frustrating, but mostly, it's better than doing things by hand or by spreadsheet. Occasionally odd things happen. For instance, it's now January 17, and the home page is telling me that my YTD income is different from my monthly income. This can't be true in January. Similar things happen in some reports. The balance sheet will say that a fund has X dollars, but the report for that fund will say Y dollars. So there are some quirks to get around, but it's no worse than making a spreadsheet (or other software that knows nothing about fund accounting) behave. I like the reports Aplos generates. Especially at the end of the year, when everyone in our congregation wants a statement for their taxes. It's really just one button. If I were the boss of Aplos, the first thing I'd change is that I'd clean up the wasted screen real-estate. There's a button on the bottom right that has a bad habit of covering half the number I want to see, and pop-up "alerts" occasionally disrupt my work. And the box the pop-ups come from is also wasted screen area. Actually, this box keeps telling me I'm 85% set up. It's wrong. I'm as set up as I want to be. I can't see how to make the box go away, except to buy more product which I don't need. This amounts to a pop-up ad, and not the good kind. So this isn't a glowing review. But software nowadays is written so poorly, that bare competence floats to the top. Aplos is better than anything else I've used, but that's not saying a lot. If they raise the price again, I'm going back to spreadsheets.
ProsFairly clean interface. Most reports are close to what I want.
ConsIt's still buggy. Amounts that should match, don't always. The cost has tripled in the last 3 years.

Vendor Response

By Aplos Software on March 30, 2017
Hi Bart, If the numbers are off by a few dollars, this may be due to rounding. If you¿d like, our Support Team would be happy to look into this to give you a more specific answer. Please feel free to reach out to our Support Team at support@aplos.com. For the Setup alert: You can click on the Go To Setup button and choose some of the options like, I don¿t want to set Starting Balances. Or, there are feature options that you can say ¿no¿ to, like Contributions. This should help clear that alert. Also, sorry that the bottom right icon is a bit pesky. We want you to be able to contact our Support Team if you ever have questions, so that¿s why it¿s there, but we realize that it can sometimes get in the way. That¿s a suggestion that we¿re happy to pass along to our development team. The Aplos Team
Source: Capterra
January 18, 2017
Wendy A.
Volunteer Treasurer
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 28, 2018

“APLOS Software for my Small (but growing) Church”

OverallThe people at APLOS are great to work with. Easy to reach out to, quick to respond, They are really good at listening to my particular need and showing me how APLOS helps with it vs. just a generic response. Also, you can't beat the price. (I got a Black Friday 50% off special for a year). 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. This is PERFECT for us.
ProsI purchased this software to help me take on a new role as treasurer of a small church. Am about 6 weeks into a "practice period" and will wipe out my practice data and start clean in January. It has (almost) everything I could want and some things I did not expect. The people database for church members, vendors, & prospects supports communication and there are robust accounting features (budgeting, bill pay, offerings, etc.). It has predesigned reports of all kinds that can be easily customized. You can import and export data. And it is really easy to use. Clearly designed for non-professionals like me - a volunteer doing a treasurer's job. Loved it from the first time I started playing with it during the free trial period. Also the resources (webinars, academy, one on one support) are great! Have watched several webinars, and chatted with people in customer support several times to get specific guidance/suggestions on my questions.
ConsHave 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. Also in recording donations, I would like to differentiate between cash and check because you need that info to make your bank deposit. APLOS doesn't provide for that. There's a workaround but not a great one. Customer Service made note of both of these needs for future releases.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 28, 2018
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Brandon B.
Organizing Pastor
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 9, 2018

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

OverallWe 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.
ProsCloud-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.
ConsAt 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 9, 2018
Terry W.
Founder/Project Director
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Source: Capterra
March 7, 2015

“Amazing Fund Accounting software for small to medium non-profits!”

OverallIf you are busy with the stuff that your non-profit is about, and accounting for the organisation is a necessary dragon, then Aplos will be your knight in shining armor to slay it! Having implemented a number of other products for small organisations in the past (Quickbooks, Xero, Sage, MS Dynamics GP) I have to give the award for easiest, quickest & most readily accepted to Aplos. If you want to account for your Funds discretely (separate pots of income) then Aplos just works! Took about an hour to sign up and set up a sandbox (using the trial license) to represent the way my small organisation works - I uncovered a couple of desirable features for product development (see later) but within another 30 minutes I had reports and analysis that would do the job for us so much better than my grumpy accountant! - I showed the software to a user who, after a 5 minute demo, needed no more explanation and was able to enter transactions with multiple expense lines each separately analysed by fund. The user interface is clearly the 'killer' feature - it is so intuitive that I wonder why others didn't think of it (why didn't I think of it?). The transaction input process for most accounting products is the 'ugly baby' of the product - in Aplos it's the wonder child! Some caveats to bring this back to earth... a) The product is currently for the North American market - needs additional features to make it more readily accepted in UK/Europe: 1. Needs a parameterised currency symbol (we don't do dollars!) - but the easy export of reports allows replacement of currency symbol in Excel. 2. Online donations (a great feature!) require a US Bank Account 3. Needs Paypal integration 4. UK giving sites like justgiving.com are very common - integration needed b) Many grant funders want a full budget before grant - we then need to account against the budget elements (e.g. £500 for travel + £5000 for salary). Aplos currently doesn't budget by Fund element (just at Fund level) but the Income Report provides a full breakdown by expense for each Fund (so allowing manual comparison). The free support provided by Aplos is responsive and helpful and I am assured that most of these features are on future development plans. I'm just going to go ahead and sign up for the paid version - I need this software so that I can get on with the purpose of our Charity!! Terry Wilcox Project Director In2Out www.in2out.org.uk
Source: Capterra
March 7, 2015
Patty B.
CPA, Treasurer
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 4, 2018

“Aplos far out performs its competition”

OverallOverall, this is the best software for the money and I highly recommend it both for the product and the customer service.
ProsThe 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.
ConsThe 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 4, 2018
Roslyn C.
Administrative Assistant
Religious Institutions, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 1, 2019

“Great Software for Non-profits”

OverallAplos has THE BEST Customer Service team you could ask for! No matter what the issue or who answers the phone, I am always treated professionally and courteously. For example, I recently called because our church was changing our fiscal year from the calendar year to a July-June year. In a matter of minutes, I was on my way with my questions answered! At times when what I wanted wasn't available in the software, I have always been told that my request would be sent to the IT team for review and consideration. I like the fact that Aplos LISTENS to its customers and responds! 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!
ProsThe software is basically user-friendly.
ConsSome areas (like events) don't allow me all the options I wish were available.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 1, 2019
Brandon B.
Organizing Pastor
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: Capterra
January 4, 2017

“Perfect Solution For A Church Plant”

OverallStarting a new church comes with a lot of tasks for a small group of people that are typically spread out between many in larger churches. We didn't have anyone with professional accounting experience, and we didn't need anything complicated to start out. Aplos was the perfect solution! They offered us a discount as a church plant, and got us moving in the right direction. Now four years into the process, Aplos has grown with us. We have been able to easily add others to the account management, add new funds and new features as we have grown, and the customer service has been quick and helpful whenever we have needed it. 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.
ProsEase of use Fund-based accounting Cloud-based design Scalable Excellent customer support
ConsWish it included payroll integration Would like to be able to customize reports more
Source: Capterra
January 4, 2017
Brian R.
Seniior Pastor
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: Capterra
January 4, 2017

“Great Church Software with wonderful customer service”

OverallWe have been very satisfied with Aplos as our main accounting software. The customer service has been top notch and many of our suggestions about improving the software have been implemented into new versions. Hoping for a more robust Contacts module (email, texting, more information tracking) in the future!
ProsIts online. Multiple user access. Great reporting. Easy to use. Great customer service.
ConsThe 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. Other software was somewhat disappointing - hasn't always worked correctly and a bit confusing on how it integrates with Aplos.
Recommendations to other buyersPlease look into improving Contacts management.
Source: Capterra
January 4, 2017
Sherry N.
Founder
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 13, 2018

“Good Software for Beginning Nonprofits”

ProsI 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.
ConsThe 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 13, 2018
Linda J.
Foodshelf Administrator
Religious Institutions, Self-employed
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 22, 2016

“Aplos Fund Accounting”

OverallI have used the basic version Aplos for our small nonprofit foodshelf for nearly a year. I am a novice at accounting, so I started with the fun, informative teaching videos and it all made sense. Initially setting up the accounts we needed took some thought, but it was up and running in a short time. I'm able to enter transactions quickly, make changes easily as needed, and run all the reports I need for our payroll taxes. I love the fact that it doesn't use more complicated terminology, like "customer, vendor, employee" like QB, because that's not what we call our donors and suppliers. I like the check printing function, too, but it would be great if Aplos could print deposit slips. I have to re-enter into QB and then print it out, or do a handwritten deposit slip. Other than that, I am very happy with Aplos. Have not needed customer support yet, except to ask if it had a deposit slip printing function. My answer was prompt and courteous. Our Board was pleased that we were able to get a discount on the monthly rate since we have a small budget, and the fact that Aplos is cloud-based means both the treasurer and foodshelf manager can access the software without going onsite. Definitely a PLUS! Bank reconciliation is a breeze, too.
ProsI liked the ease of navigating the different functions, ease of setting up accounts and budget, the cloud-based format, the number and types of reports that meet all our needs, and the easy bank reconciliation function. Our small nonprofit got a monthly discount. Training videos very to-the-point and entertaining too.
ConsI wish Aplos had a deposit slip printing function in the basic version - not sure if they do in the upgrade?
Recommendations to other buyersGreat for the non-accountants like me who need to keep books and run reports but don't have a lot of background in complex bookkeeping. If you have a small budget for your nonprofit, be sure to ask about the discounted rate!
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 22, 2016
Dr Rev Brian M.
Executive Director and CEO
Civic & Social Organization, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
February 8, 2018

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

Overall I would recommend it to anyone who needs both an accounting and donor management solution for their non-profit organization.
ProsA complete package that handles both your accounting needs and donor management needs. Is very affordable. Aplos has a program for new non-profits that makes it even more affordable. Has a program that does email marketing for you and collects emails thus building your donor base. Lets you design online web pages to post. Form 990 Reporting. Excellent Customer Service and will schedule regular calls with you to train you on the software. However it's easier to use than QuickBooks. Directly links to your checking account so that your balances are updated continuously. Takes online payments through WePay Can manage up to 5000 contacts. Contribution statements emailed to your donors. Can Integrate with Paypal
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
February 8, 2018
Denise S.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
August 20, 2014

“Aplos is perfect for Non-Profits who want easy bookkeeping.”

ProsIt is affordable for every non-profit. It is very simple and basic to use, and they have great customer service. They saw a need for non-profits to have an easier way of doing their finances other than Quickbooks and met that need at a very affordable price, which is very important to non profits. Simplicity is important because often, the bookkeeper is a volunteer and does not have the experience required to use a cumbersome program like QuickBooks. I like that they allow you to use if free for a month first to try it out. We have never experienced a time when we could not get on the Aplos website. I am in an accountant's office, and I love the fact that I can go online anytime to check on my client's progress with their transactions at no cost to us! This is the sign of a non-greedy company who is here to meet a need.
ConsThe reports available are good and basic, but maybe a few more reports would be helpful, like a cash flow report. Also, since this is a cloud-based program (only available for use over the internet), this may be a downside for some. Simply save all your monthly reports and transactions easily by downloading them into an Excel spreadsheet, and you have all your information on your computer hard drive.
Recommendations to other buyersTry it out totally risk-free! You will love the ease of use. It will fit in everyone's budget! I have been a church treasurer for 17 years, and I wish I had known about this program back when I started.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
August 20, 2014
Priscilla B.
Bookkeeper
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
January 10, 2017

“Best customer support ever!”

OverallI have been very happy with Aplos Accounting and have used for over 4 years now. My favorite thing about Aplos is the customer support. The Aplos team is easy to reach by phone and have always been willing to help answer questions, give suggestions and solve problems no matter how much time it takes. It's nice to talk to a real person and not to have to email the question and wait for a reply back. Thank you Aplos team for your help over the last 4 years!!!
ProsEasy to use and Tech support.
ConsIt's hard to think of something but a couple times I have wanted certain items on a report that I couldn't get.
Recommendations to other buyersNope.
Source: Capterra
January 10, 2017
Vickey R.
Accounting Firm Owner
1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
February 11, 2018

“Aplos is Great for Churches and NonProfits”

OverallEven with the bank integration issues with some of my clients and the lack of apps that connect, I still highly recommend this awesome accounting and donation tracking software!
ProsI love the simplicity of using Apolos. It is a great choice for non-accountants! I love the "tags" for tracking fundraisers, programs, projects, etc.
ConsNot very applications integrate with it such as Hubdoc and Bill.com that I use with my bookkeeping clients. I also have some issues with the bank integration.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
February 11, 2018
Gregory Y.
Pastor
Religious Institutions, Self-employed
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 13, 2017

“Excellent Software!!!”

ProsThis software does it all for non-profits. It's ability to track donors, provide year-end contribution statements, payroll and W-2's, as well as track by budget every transaction helps our small church in ways we'd otherwise have to hire an accountant to do. I'm looking forward to a year of reports that fit our needs. The customizable reports and standard reports make this the flexible program we need around here. It even does a few things that we don't need - like printing checks. Compared to QuickBooks, this just FITS the non-profit better. It's fund accounting helps us manage ear-marked monies as well as multiple accounts. Additionally, the ability to use the software over multiple platforms makes it handy, too. Our treasurer can do his work from home, and we can print the reports anytime from the church. Department heads and the pastor can always check where their budget areas stand. Pretty useful.
ConsWhile it's supposed to provide an automatic link to banks, our small-town bank does not work with this program directly. BUT, it's simple to download transactions to a file and import that file into Aplos. Just assign budget categories with transactions - and voila! Reconciled! Of course, this is web-based - demanding internet access. While they say it's quite secure, hackers are always out there. And this makes it a bit vulnerable - potentially.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 13, 2017
Billy G.
Church Treasurer
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Source: Capterra
May 18, 2012

“Great Church Financial Software”

OverallAfter 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.
ProsAplos software is simple to use and the fund accounts can be easily customized and updated to fit your churches budget categories. Great for volunteer church treasurers. You don't have to be an accountant to use this software. After populating the people management tool and the account set up, all you have to do is enter contributions and maintain the check registry. All of the calculations are performed for you and the reports are built by the software. The reports in the report tool can be downloaded into excel or pdf and used to build monthly treasurer's reports or other budget statements. At the end of the year simply download the contribution statements report, hit print, and you are done. The cost is very affordable compared to other products. The customer service and technical support are outstanding.
ConsWe 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. We are a small church so I'm not sure if it would meet all the needs of a larger church. Aplos is expanding their capabilities.
Source: Capterra
May 18, 2012
Stephanie H.
President
Non-Profit Organization Management, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 25, 2019

“Easy to Use Software for Non profits”

OverallI really liked the software and the compatibility to link it with your bank account. This software actually does assist with mailing out info to donors and setting up recurring donations etc.
ProsI liked the ease of use and the fact that you could chat with representatives to assist with any questions. They also provided free webinars often to assist with fundraising tactics and other things.
ConsWell if you utilize their promotions it is affordable but if not it can be a little costly for a starting non profit.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 25, 2019
Kathryn V.
VA
Accounting, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 11, 2019

“My favorite online software EVER”

ProsAplos is super user-friendly. The training videos are clear, concise and so helpful. It only takes minutes to set up your system and customize it. And the ability to customize is limitless!!!
ConsNo cons. I've been using Aplos for years and haven't found anything I don't like!
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 11, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 12, 2019

“Efficient and Easy ”

ProsThe software is easy to use and not too expensive. Minimal accounting or bookkeeping experience is needed.
ConsI saw the software worked great when our church was small. As it grew the amount of accounting required a program that could keep track of individual versus batch transactions.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 12, 2019
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Susan F.
Managing Director, Client Consulting Services
Financial Services, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 2, 2018

“Great for our small Condo Association”

OverallThey 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.
ProsBank 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.
ConsIts 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 2, 2018
Justine V.
Project Coordinator
Religious Institutions, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 23, 2018

“Affordable and Friendly”

ProsThis is extremely affordable software for everyday Church needs. Their customer support is extremely helpful. Interface is easy to manage.
ConsI haven't had any issues with donor management and this software. It's a great purchase for organizations.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 23, 2018
Melissa W.
Administrative Director
Non-Profit Organization Management, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: Capterra
January 10, 2017

“Mostly love Aplos”

OverallI have had a good experience with Aplos. There are a few things that seem a bit clunky, inefficient and I've asked about changing those. Other than that, it's been great!
ProsEasy to use
ConsA few inefficient things (can't hide funds so you don't see them on all of the reports)
Source: Capterra
January 10, 2017
David M.
General Director
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 7, 2016

“a wonderful transition from QB”

OverallAplos fund accounting structure helped us organize our accounting in much better consistency and compliance with non-profit standards. QuickBooks forces your to twist and turn their product to fit with non-profit practices. Having online access by multiple "seats" is a big step forward in efficiency. Aplos support staff have been over-the-top and better-than-expected helpful, from initial import or data to addressing specific features we wanted.
ProsNon-profit structure, multiple seat accessibility online, online giving integration, Form 990 head start
ConsCosts have a bit more than doubled since we started. Donor receipts customization within Aplos could be much better. Ability to contact Donors individually or as selected segments or as a whole is missing. Would love to be able to send year-end contributions receipts via email PDFs!
Recommendations to other buyersAplos 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.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 7, 2016
Jasmia S.
Administrative Assistant
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 28, 2018

“Aplos Review”

OverallOverall, Aplos has been great with improving the software and I can tell that they are really listening to feedback.
ProsIt is very easy to use and saves us money from having our Accounting come on site weekly. The articles, tutorials, and staff are great.
ConsThe Pledges feature does not have a lot effective reporting so we will not use it.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 28, 2018
Ryan F.
Pastor
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 25, 2018

“Extremely easy, cloud-based accounting software”

ProsThe 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.
ConsIt 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 25, 2018
Tammy D.
Treasurer
Religious Institutions, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
January 18, 2017

“Excellent program”

OverallI have used this program for at least 5 years. The program has grow as my needs change. There are parts of the program that I don't use because I am the treasurer for a small church and I don't need them at this time. Anytime I have contacted the company I have received excellent help.
ProsHas all of the reports I need even for the contribution reports for taxes. Just a click and you have all of your reports in hand ready to sign and send out.
ConsSome times I get lost in all of the reports because there are so many.
Recommendations to other buyersThis company is so easy to work with. Give them at least a trial I think you will love it!
Source: Capterra
January 18, 2017
Bev H.
Finance Manager
Non-Profit Organization Management, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 15, 2018

“Follow Up Review”

OverallWe have used Aplos since December 2016, and their have been ongoing upgrades and improvements that enhance the operations of the system.
ProsImprovements, enhancements and options available
Constoo much additions too quickly without going back to current functions and reports and improving or modifying them.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 15, 2018
Mary G.
Founder
Philanthropy, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 10, 2017

“Great accounting software at an affordable priceI ”

OverallGreat buy for any non-profit.
ProsThis accounting software has many features only found in more expensive packages. Very flexible reporting options. Easy to train set up and train staff.
ConsI have not found anything I couldn't do with Aplos that I wanted to do other than delete extra rows in a journal entry.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 10, 2017
Carmen S.
Financial Administrator
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: Capterra
January 10, 2017

“Aplos Review”

OverallAplos has been great about adding features that are helpful for book-keeping for a church with multiple funds. I appreciate that when feedback is given, Aplos listens and accommodates the needs that we have! Everyone at Aplos is super-friendly and very helpful!
ProsThat it is "multiple-fund friendly". I appreciate the ease of use for recording contributions and expenses.
ConsReporting but probably because I'm not sure what I'm doing. Contacts- I wish there was a way to record spouses together as a single contact.
Source: Capterra
January 10, 2017
julie R.
Administrator
Fine Art, Self-employed
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 28, 2016

“excellent not-for-profit accounting software!”

OverallI recently took over the financial for a not-for-profit. I'm not an accountant but good with data and numbers. I researched applications and found aplos fund accounting. After watching some videos and reading articles, I learned how to set up the chart of accounts and enter transactions. After that, it was easy. All of the reports you need are built in to the software. Backups are not needed since it is web-based. And the customer support is exceptional! There is a button on the screen while you work to ask customer support a question. They have always been very prompt in responding. And the support videos, featuring a rep, are very informative and entertaining! I have since entered all transactions for the last 2 fiscal years and produced reports for a grant application. Highly recommend aplos!
Proseverything. I wish all products had the same high level of customer support that aplos offers.
Consnothing to note as of yet.
Recommendations to other buyersGive it a try, you'll like it!
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 28, 2016
James T.
Treasurer (outgoing)
Religious Institutions, Self-employed
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 2, 2018

“Well Suited for Smaller Churches”

OverallThe support provided us was exceptional from well-trained staff. Satisfied customers are an obvious objective of this company at every level.
ProsThe software's features and format, and setup flexibility, were almost ideal for our needs and preferences.
ConsThe setup process can take some effort so that the software can perform what is desired to be accomplished and is properly customized for it.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 2, 2018
Thomas G.
Director
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Source: Capterra
May 12, 2012

“Aplos Software Simplifies My work”

OverallI recommend this product to any small church group or any non-profit organization that depends very much on untrained volunteers to help with the office. Try it out, you'll see the ease of use and the benefits of having multi-users having access from several computers makes it very nice to use.
ProsI have found Aplos Accounting Software to be simple to use and a great help to us in our organization. I am responsible to pay the bills while the secretary in the office is the one who inputs our deposits and book sales revenue. I can look at the accounting books from anywhere in the world and can make decisions concerning making payments or purchases from anywhere while the office can print out the checks and input the sales. It is as easy to use as my checkbook check register at home and produces reports and database inquiries very easily. Thanks Aplos! I just deleted Quickbooks from my computer, never to go back anymore. Please keep the add-ons coming.
ConsI am not finding much to complain about yet. It is working very well for our organization.
Source: Capterra
May 12, 2012
Debra H.
Director
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 16, 2017

“CFO of Nonprofit for decades.”

OverallI love the ability to due true fund balance accounting. For years I used Peachtree with job costs and spreadsheets to accomplish. This is a huge upgrade. I think the work around in the deposits is worth it for the fund balances.
ProsIt is easy to use "out of the box." If you been working with Quickbooks or Quicken this will be an easy transition. Also, you can add multiple tags to a single transaction, and then you can sort on these different tags. This provides and amazing matrix of data.
ConsI big big draw back for me is the inability to batch deposits. It makes it more difficult to do reconciliations. They do this because the want you to use their CRM component. Of course there is a work around, but I would rather not "work around" such a critical area.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 16, 2017
Lisa A.
Accountant
Religious Institutions, Unspecified
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4.5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
September 19, 2016

“Great decision to change to Aplos Fund Accounting”

ProsThis product took several things that we were doing separately and put them all together in one place. Accounting, credit card processing, year-end tax statements, donor communication, fund management. I have only been using the software about 6 months and they have already changed or updated several functions so I know they are constantly listening to users and making changes and improvements.
ConsThere 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.
Recommendations to other buyersMake good use of the free trial period. Ask questions--the support team is very helpful and open to suggestions.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
September 19, 2016
Steve R.
Pastor
Religious Institutions, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4.5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
March 19, 2015

“Aplos Software Is The Perfect Solution For Our Church”

ProsAplos overcomes a huge barrier for some by making a complex process simple and easy to understand. The product provides ease of use while delivering professional results. The quality of the product is second only to the quality of the service. The team at Aplos exceeds expectations and delivers an exceptional product.
ConsThe only feature I need that is not present is currency conversion.
Recommendations to other buyersI highly recommend this product without reservation. I have used other systems, but Aplos is the best.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
March 19, 2015
Richard F.
Pastor
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
1/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
2/5
Features
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
February 1, 2019

“Pricey Product with Shallow Slate of Features”

OverallI 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.
ProsIt is online, and mostly attractively put together. The support is integrated into the interface. It is available through most any computer with a web browser.
ConsIt is not a robust accounting system. For example, there is no way to track a group of Memorial Funds within one overall Memorial Fund. They offered suggestions for work arounds to this, but the general response for this and most other questions I had was, "Unfortunately, we don't do that." They claimed on their marketing materials that you could track attendance at various worship services, but you manifestly cannot do that. The response when I called to find out how was some complicated group setup with needing every person to join the group through a conformation email (even though about half my church doesn't have or actively use email). Eventually the support person admitted that while their marketing did seem to indicate you could track attendance easily that, "Unfortunately we don't do that." There is some possible checkin system being developed, but that still would leave basic church membership functions non-existent. They are more expensive than other systems available that actually do these functions.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
February 1, 2019
Stephanie R.
Founder & Executive Director
Civic & Social Organization, Self-employed
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 9, 2017

“After exploring a number of options, I chose Aplos.”

OverallI looked at a number of options for our accounting needs and felt that Aplos was the best option. I still believe that.
ProsSo far, so good. I am still getting my feed wet, but the functionality is good. We were able to integrate the donation form into our website and all seems to be working well. Customer service has been quick to follow up when I've had questions.
ConsI wish there were more free-form options as they are some limitations with the donation form. They are not huge, but I hope to see more flexibility down the road. Also, the color options for the donation form are a bit limited with some odd color combinations (e.g., red with lavender). Thus far, the cons are minor overall.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 9, 2017
Steve K.
Pastor
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2017

“Easy and very effective ”

ProsWe as a church have been opened since 2012. Aplos was the first nonprofit software accounting system we started using. I needed a simple but effective tracking system which I could track my member's contribution. At the year end, I am able to generate a report for all my members regarding their contribution to their taxes. It is simple and effective.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2017
Tyler W.
Senior Pastor
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: Capterra
January 10, 2017

“They just keep getting better.”

OverallI have been with Aplos for probably over 4 years. While with every update there is a small learning curve, it is worth it. They continually add new features. The features are never just for the sake of it. Instead they are very useful. I am no accountant for sure, but I can navigate the software very easily and keep our budget working for us. Excellent customer service!
ProsLogical Navigation
ConsI have seen the cost rise as new features are launched.
Source: Capterra
January 10, 2017
Stephanie H.
President
Civic & Social Organization, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
March 13, 2018

“Aplos is a user friendly software”

OverallOverall great software for new organizations very user friendly and they offer free web tools to assist with obtain8ng funding and other helpful tools
ProsI enjoyed the fact that it was user friendly . I enjoyed the affordable monthly fees based of organization size. I also enjoyed the chat availability
ConsWhat I liked least was when they changed the bank integration portion it wasn't as user friendly . I also didn't like the fees that changed with the new donor management portion it was almost equivalent to the monthly fee
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
March 13, 2018
Mike H.
Business Manager
Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
August 8, 2017

“Alpos Makes Fund Accounting Easy and Hassle Free ”

OverallWe switched to Aplos in February, the support as we transitioned was amazing.
ProsWeb based, true fund accounting, great customer service, the reports are easy to read and understand, everything is real time.
ConsThe only con I can think of is the reconciliation screen is not as customizable as I would have liked.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
August 8, 2017
Yoojin K.
treasurer
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 13, 2018

“Keeping up with the books of our contributors and expenses”

ProsI am the Treasurer for our non profit church. We are able to easily keep records for our contributors, expenses, and income. The software is simple but effective.
ConsI have yet to try the bank reconcilation and payroll but I am sure it will integrate nicely once I spend the time to get to know more of the product.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 13, 2018
Brendan S.
Administrative Pastor
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 12, 2017

“Love it!”

OverallWe switched from QuickBooks Non Profit to Aplos last year and haven't looked back!
ProsFund based, ease of use
ConsNo way to enter recurring bills automatically
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 12, 2017
Kathy P.
Administrative Assistant
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
January 24, 2017

“Review from Faith Bible Church”

OverallI find this accounting program easy to understand and use. It is very easy to ask a question and I always get prompt replies. They have been very good to deal with, listen to my questions and concerns and work to improve the program where needed.
ProsEasy transaction entries, I like the duplication of entry feature. Reconciliation is easy and fast. Great customer service It's easy to do a transaction search
ConsWhen integrating for each account, I have to keep making sure it's on the right account if I go from transaction to integration. It won't stay on the account I've been working on. When I enter an online payment it puts it in the check register and I can't remove it from the list.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
January 24, 2017
Michele S.
Office Manager
Non-Profit Organization Management, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
January 10, 2017

“Very User Friendly!”

OverallOur non-profit began using Aplos from the beginning! We have appreciated the consistent customer support and openness to customer feedback. I love Aplos because it offers our non-profit a high-functioning, easy to use platform for someone life myself who does not have an accounting degree.
ProsEasy to use and very intuitive.
Recommendations to other buyersGreat software for any non-profit with enough diversity to custom fit your accounting needs.
Source: Capterra
January 10, 2017
Joyce H.
Director
Primary/Secondary Education, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 10, 2016

“Aplos CRM and Donation Software”

OverallWe do Fundraising for our school district to provide programs not covered in the basic curriculum. Our budget is $350,000 a year with less than 2,000 donors. We were looking for a program for our nonprofit that would provide a customer records management system, accounting system and credit card processing. Aplos provides all three at a very affordable price.
ProsAffordability, ease of use and AWESOME customer service.
ConsWe have only had the program about a month and are still learning a lot of the features. We haven't had a chance to check out all the programs or to run reports yet. So far everything is working well.
Recommendations to other buyersCheck it out - Aplos gives a free trial and they give a 50% discount if you purchase the software during the free trial period.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 10, 2016
Herk R.
Sr. Pastor
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 4, 2016

“Aplos Fund Accounting for Churches”

OverallWe have been using this product for 3 years and have found it to be perfect in our church application. It is easy to learn and we have had excellent support.
ProsI like the fact that it is an on-line accounting product and I can access it from home, on the road, or wherever I am. The reports are excellent for our use. I have had very good customer support and the pricing is very acceptable.
ConsHave made suggestions for product features, but they have apparently not been a priority or they haven't felt the features were needed
Recommendations to other buyersThere is a trial period and I would suggest you try it and see how it fits with your application. Ask plenty of questions and I'm sure you'll find a good fit.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 4, 2016
Bev H.
Finance Manager
Non-Profit Organization Management, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
2/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
2/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
2/5
Likelihood to Recommend
0/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 28, 2017

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

OverallUnderstanding flow of fund accounting.
ProsNothing to say. Dashboard is nice, if the data is correct and updated. Report lists looks good if it functions.
ConsOngoing 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. They have spent more time focusing on adding modules then on working the bugs out of what they already have. How disappointing. They could be a great fund accounting system if they didn't try to spread into areas they are not equipped in such as donor software. 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 28, 2017
Melissa W.
Administrative Director
Non-Profit Organization Management, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 12, 2018

“Aplos is a great software and easy to use”

ProsIt's easy to use and they have great customer service. They are quick to respond to us and take our suggestions seriously.
ConsThere are a few features that are a little clunky and could use some updating to make it easier to navigate.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 12, 2018
Jason H.
Executive Pastor
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
January 26, 2017

“Affordable and Productive”

OverallDuring the time that our church used Aplos, we were pleased with the software. Its ease of use was important for those that did not have accounting backgrounds. The only reason we are not still using this software is because we merged with another church and they have another accounting software already purchased. I am looking at bringing this church to Aplos with time.
ProsEase of use, affordability, cloud environment
ConsReports do not pull what I want (very few other software programs do however - I'm picky)
Source: Capterra
January 26, 2017