Aplos and Gusto have formed a strategic partnership that connects their two platforms, making an integrated financial and HR solution for nonprofit and church organizations. Through this partnership, payroll and tax data in Gusto syncs with bookkeeping in Aplos for a streamlined back office experience that both saves time and reduces errors.
“Nonprofit and church leaders would rather focus on making an impact. Running payroll is just about the last thing in the world they want to do and is a very common area of stress,” said Tim Goetz, CEO of Aplos. “With nine out of ten customers saying Gusto is easier than other payroll solutions, I truly believe our nonprofit and church customers will feel this partnership makes their job easier so they can put their attention back on their mission.”
Aplos provides web-based software designed for the unique needs of small and mid-sized nonprofits, churches, and private schools. It is one of the online software options available that includes true fund accounting at a price that fits the budgets of smaller entities. Nonprofits have unique accounting needs, including tracking restricted funds and donations. When nonprofits use small business accounting and payroll software, such as QuickBooks, the accounting can get complicated with work-arounds and manual spreadsheets. Aplos is designed specifically for these unique needs, making it simpler to correctly manage finances, prepare necessary reports, and demonstrate funds are used correctly.
Gusto is an online payroll, benefits, and human resources platform, specifically designed for small organizations. It automatically calculates, pays, and files federal, state, and local payroll taxes, as well as manages W2’s, 1099’s, and new hire forms. The partnership between these two companies is one of the only complete fund accounting systems with full-service payroll designed for the needs of the majority of nonprofit organizations.
“We are thrilled to expand our support of nonprofits by partnering with Aplos. Gusto and Aplos share the same vision by making it simpler to manage nonprofits and churches so they can focus on their core mission. Our fully integrated partnership with Aplos will give nonprofits and churches are more streamlined way of managing their payroll and accounting needs,” said Mike Triantos, Head of Partnerships at Gusto.
The partnership between Aplos and Gusto will mean more accurate financial records and time saved. The platforms securely share real-time data, allowing Gusto customers to import payroll entries into Aplos as journal entries. This eliminates the manual import and export process required with each payroll run, which will reduce the likelihood of a data-entry error and save time. Plus, doing payroll and tax payments will be simpler. Four out of five Gusto users have fewer payroll errors and spend 75% less time on their payroll after switching to Gusto.