Hello, everyone, Scott here. I’m pleased to announce that as of today, Portalbuzz has officially merged with Aplos, a leading nonprofit software provider that has served more than 20,000 nonprofits and churches in 100 countries. This is a huge day in Portalbuzz company history. As CEO and co-founder, I want to offer my profound thanks to all of the people—employees, customers, partners, and developers—who’ve made this step in our evolution possible. I want also to thank Tim Goetz and the entire Aplos team, who have been extraordinarily welcoming.
There are three major reasons we’re excited about this move:
- The team at Aplos is as passionate as we are about helping you in your journey. There are lots of different “types” of company mergers, and not all of them care about preserving the other company’s culture, technologies, or team. I’m thrilled to report that Aplos’s commitment to you and this space matches our own and I am excited to join their team. Last year, Aplos won the prestigious Stevie Award for customer service excellence. Together, I’m confident we’ll both continue to put the needs of the customers first in all that we do.
- Portalbuzz’s strengths match Aplos’s needs and vice versa, and together we will continue creating intuitive software that allows you to spend more time on your organization’s core mission. I give a lot of credit to Tim Goetz, Aplos’s CEO, for his vision to serve nonprofits in a flexible one-stop solution. They have a great reputation for back-office functions like accounting software, efile IRS returns, and donor management software, while Portalbuzz has established front-office functions like our new website builder, event registration, and member portals. We each offer something unique and believe that together as one company we will meet the individual and versatile needs of those who strive to make an impact in our world.
- Aplos loves Portalbuzz, and the Portalbuzz community. I first met Tim several years ago as the Chief Technology Officer of Kiwanis when Aplos became a recommended software partner for the Kiwanis International service clubs. Aplos is now also an official software provider for National Exchange Club and Optimist International. Tim and I both appreciate the unique work of small clubs, which is why we both built software to serve their needs. In doing a deal like this, we are doubling down on our commitment to you.
We’ll have plenty more details in the coming weeks and months. Just know that if you’re a Portalbuzz user today, all of this is terrific news. This deal will put even greater product innovations into your hands, faster.
I’m a customer—does my support change?
Not yet, but we expect our joined customer bases to benefit from a single point of contact and expanded support offerings made possible by a company of Aplos’s scale. That means faster response times, more support resources, and even options to outsource tasks!
Will pricing change on any products?
Nope, there are no new changes to your current subscription price.
Will any products be discontinued, or versions phased out?
Not at all. You will be able to continue using Portalbuzz and all of its features the same as always. You will see features continue to be released like the new website builder and will receive offers of special benefits since you are now part of the Aplos family. In the not-too-distant-future, you may notice expanded features that allow your organization to easily add some of the Aplos back-office features.