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What To Keep In Mind When Assessing Church Software
Posted on May 8, 2019 8:00 AM by Faith Sites
Categories: General
Data handling through software has become an important task for most organizations, including churches.  Through it, churches are not only able to provide online-based services like digital sermons but they can also keep track of their congregation and other functions such as tithing.  Whether you’re looking to update your church software or install it for the first time, the following considerations will be helpful despite the size of your ministry.
 
Ease Of Operation

Having software that is technologically superior may seem like a good idea, but even that will be useless if it is too difficult to figure out.  How tech-savvy are you?  Is your team also tech-savvy?  Consider these questions when you’re determining the ease of use.  The factors to think about include the learning curve, the availability of information on the software, and whether or not there is a rapid search feature.
 
Integration

Some church management software, for instance, can be integrated with accounting software which makes it extremely easy for financial personnel.  What do you want to integrate with the software?  You likely want it to be compatible with the church website design so visitors can sign up with ease.  When exploring your options, make sure you keep the integration factor in mind.
 
Automation & Functionality

Perhaps you want software that can help you manage events, track attendance, assist with the church website design, and arrange donations.  Ensure the church software you’re investing in has the ability to handle the tasks you have in mind.  If you’re looking for a tool that requires as little overseeing as possible, then choose an option you can automate.
Church software is incredibly useful for every church that wants to keep data in a safe place where it is also readily available.  Since there are a variety of options out there today, each ministry is advised to consider their individual needs first.  Beyond the factors highlighted above, support and pricing are key aspects that should always be thought about as well.
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