I have set my own church up in Aplos software and it is the first accounting software I recommend for my church clients.
If you are looking for an easy to use, affordable accounting software for your church, I don’t hesitate to recommend Aplos.
You can try out their church accounting software and get a discount by using my promo code: FCA30FOR12. Here are just some of the great reasons why I love Aplos software.
Two things many small churches and nonprofits have in common is volunteer help and frequent turnovers. So it is imperative to have an accounting system set up that is simple to learn and use! Even if you have paid staff that has been with you forever simple and efficient is the key when it comes to your accounting.
Aplos is a web-based software so there is nothing to install! This also makes it accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. It is automatically backed up every night, so no more worries about losing everything in the event of a computer crash.
In my humble opinion, the best feature of Aplos is their support. It is the best I have had the pleasure of dealing with. Their staff is super nice and supportive! They will treat you like you are their one and only customer by taking time with all your questions.
In the software itself on every screen in the bottom right corner there is an orange box with a question mark in it that you can click and ask any question and someone will respond back usually within 24 hours. The Aplos support team offers helpful videos you can watch to walk you through tasks set-by-step.
They also have support by phone or email to help you if you have any questions when setting everything up and getting started. And the best part is, you get all of this support for free! Unlike some other accounting software that charge an arm and a leg for their support...Aplos support is absolutely free.
Note: Aplos support is now charging a fee to upload your QuickBook and other "history" files AND make sure it loads up correctly. Give them a call and they will give you the details on that additional service.
If you are bogged down in Quickbooks and need something simpler, Aplos support can import your QuickBook file and set up your chart of accounts in a snap! You can use the chart of account wizard or add them individually in the account section. You will love the change because Aplos software makes it simple to track your designated funds like your Missions or Building fund. You can also easily create annual giving statements.
One of the great things about Aplos software is that it is made specifically for nonprofits and churches. Aplos was designed by a CPA/Executive Pastor so each section of the software was made with a non-accountant in mind, so it’s simple to manage your organization’s accounting even if you don’t have any accounting experience!
The Aplos Donation Module is my favorite part of Aplos! It is easier to enter donations in Aplos than any other software I have ever used AND it can be rolled right into your accounting ...so no more putting those donations in twice!
You can use Aplos Donations to:
an online donation section will make it easier for your donors to give
securely online plus save time as those donations are automatically
integrated into Aplos accounting. See more on the online giving!
Those of you in charge or over several churches or nonprofits should check out the Oversight account with Aplos. You can set up a default chart of accounts, track user activity, run multiple reports, and much more with an Oversight account.
Aplos Standard Accounting - $25/mo - which includes, fund accounting, budgeting, bank integration, bank reconciliation, check printing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, reporting, and online giving. For a full list of features go to the Aplos pricing page.
Most churches and nonprofits also include Aplos Contributions Management for $15 per month more to track the giving and donations and create contributions statements.
Use promo code: "FCA30FOR12" to get 30% off Starter or Standard for 12 months!
And if you are a new church plant you can get the first 6 months free!
You can also take it for a test drive for 15 days before you make up your mind :) Click here to start your free trial.
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can access to donations be made seperate from the book keeping part?
We like having the people who count the money to be different than the ones who write the checks. We are trying to find a way for each person to access …
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I don't see anything about payroll and tax returns. I use QuickBooks and they take care of all that.
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