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Apricot by Social Solutions

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Apricot by Social Solutions

Human service organizations with a case management framework are best served by use of this software. It can serve any size organization with 1 or multiple programs. The organization should have an individual or 2 to dedicate time as administrators of the software. They will need to understand data, software design, and the needs of the organization in order to best customize and manage the software.
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Qgiv

Qgiv is great for small businesses or large companies that are looking for a user-friendly software to use to process donations, sale items or simply use a tool for peer-to-peer fundraising. The customer is by far the best service I have ever received and the baseline data is easy to export for donor cultivation purposes
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Pros

  • The report function allows for building of reports that are specific to the information being requested by funders. The report feature is relatively simple to maneuver.
  • Maintaining client data allows this organization to have a more reliable manner to record services provided.
  • We are just beginning to use the donor section of the database for donor retention purposes.
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  • User-friendly widgets and tools to customize donation pages to your website make Qgiv user-friendly and easy to navigate as a donor.
  • The Peer to Peer fundraising tool is by far one of the best features of the software and the ability to track donations by an event.
  • Customer service also really is amazing. When you call for help you are guaranteed to get a real person and not an automatic voicemail system.
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Cons

  • Notification to clients that there is a problem with the Social Solutions server. When their system goes down is not always clear that the issue is with the software and time is spent trying to determine if the problem is local or with Social Solutions.
  • I would like a function in reports that would easily allow selected fields to be base on a "if not this than that"
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  • The integration with Exceed Beyond has been VERY challenging. I think I have pushed both Qgiv and Exceed Beyond to their functional limits. The learning curve for getting integrated and getting up and running was steep - and I am usually a quick study with these things.
  • There are little things, like the fact that at one point I noticed the address field for the donor's state didn't allow for abbreviations, but rather spelled out the entire state name. If this is being directly imported into our database and then later exported into a mailing list, I knew the post office wouldn't be happy. Plus, for a mail merge, who uses the whole state name? It's just weird. The response I got to this complaint was essentially, "thanks, we'll add it to the list of things we'll think about."
  • There's no way to accept payments offline like you can do with Square. Not sure what this functionality would require, but it would sure be helpful when we are in a dead zone.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apricot by Social Solutions9.7
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I went to the Summit a few weeks ago to learn about the future expansion and vision of Social Solutions. I already been with Apricot for 5 years and researched other products I still come back to Apricot and where it can grow with us.
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Usability

Apricot by Social Solutions10.0
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Very well design, almost anyone can use
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Support

Apricot by Social Solutions10.0
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Every time we have a problem it is resolved
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Implementation

Apricot by Social Solutions10.0
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Take the time to learn apricot and all the functions before implementation. Know what the end results are before designing forms
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Alternatives Considered

Went I came to work at this positon, they were using CTK, then they changed over to Apricot. Not my decision.
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Qgiv is by far a better product. No hidden fees and the team of developers continue to make updates that are relevant to keeping the software competitive and user-friendly. Also, customer service is a 10 out of 10 when it comes to troubleshooting different software scenarios. Finally, the ability to export and import is a basic and awesome necessity.
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Return on Investment

  • AVS is freeing up my time from data collection and analysis to being able to spend more time on pursuing other grant revenes. Since we have only recently started in the last quarter, I anticipate that will continually improve as we build and implement more data collection in AVS and as Department Direcrtors become more familiar with how to manage their own data.
  • We still have a few folks who are not tech savy or comfortable with new technology or change for that matter. This hampers the full benefit of Apricot to our organization.
  • It's a big upfront investment of staff time and cost to get AVS or any data base in use. Four years ago our organization spent $50,000 and countless staff hours developing a customized data base and then the consultant wanted another $30,000 to make the additional changes we needed. Needless to say, we never got a functional data base from them and we felt very skeptical of ever attempting it again. The fact that we can make the changes ourselves in AVS, assumming we learn the administrative functionality, is a huge plus to control costs in a small non-profit.
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  • For the price, it's a solidly positive ROI for its functionality as a credit card processor. Prior to Qgiv we used MobileCause and I think the impact of the change has been neutral.
  • Even though the integration with Exceed Beyond isn't perfect, it's still an improvement over entering all the data by hand. Saving time is hard to calculate, but I would say it has probably dropped our donation entry time by at least 10%.
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Pricing Details

Apricot by Social Solutions

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Apricot by Social Solutions Editions & Modules
Apricot by Social Solutions
Edition
Apricot Essentials
$0
Apricot
$0
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing for Apricot is driven by individual usage and needs of your nonprofit. Your organization isn't one-size fits all, so neither is our pricing.

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Qgiv

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Qgiv Editions & Modules
Qgiv
Additional Pricing Details

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