Elexio’s New Self-Service Kiosk Helps Churches Connect and Engage with Attendees

Posted by: on Jan 28, 2014 in Client News | No Comments

Elexio, provider of church software solutions, continues to help churches connect and engage with their audience with the launch of their Self-Service Kiosk.  Previewed in late 2013, this latest solution from Elexio allows church attendees to update their information, sign-up for small groups, submit prayer requests, volunteer, and make contributions.

While the Self-Service Kiosk is available in a standalone option, its integration with the rest of Elexio’s church management software is its greatest attribute. With either option, standalone or integrated, the kiosk provides users with the ability to:

  • View a list of groups that they can sign up for.
  • Identify ministry needs for volunteers and sign up to serve.
  • Submit a prayer request.
  • Update personal data such as contact information and preferences.
  • Make a fund-specific contribution using at-the-kiosk card swipes.

Today’s generation of church attendees brings a different set of expectations with them,” says John Connell, director of sales and marketing for Elexio.

Engagement through ministry involvement, service, and contributions takes on a completely new style. Elexio’s Self-Service Kiosk meets these expectations and provides attendees with an opportunity to connect with the church where they feel most comfortable. It also reduces administrative tasks, freeing up more time for ministry.”

The Self-Service Kiosk boasts an easy-to-navigate interface, is portable, and features a space-conscious design.  The kiosk itself costs $2,200 per unit.  The software cost is $30/month if purchased with Elexio’s database solution, $50/month if purchased separately plus a one-time setup fee of $200.

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Self-Service Kiosk Demo

About Elexio

Elexio offers the only church software that integrates church management, church website CMS (content management system), church website design, church check-in, and church mobile app into one web-based solution for PC/Mac. Elexio provides vital solutions and creative design for thousands of churches around the world to connect with their community, serve their congregation, and grow their ministries by reaching more people, effectively managing membership, and engaging their audience through better ministry experiences.  Learn more at www.elexio.com or call toll free: 888-997-9947.

Fresh Vine Web-Based Church Software Enhances Engagement and Community Involvement

Posted by: on Oct 21, 2013 in Client News | No Comments
Fresh Vine Web-Based Church Software Enhances Engagement and  Community Involvement

Created to emphasize community and empower leaders, Fresh Vine church software was developed over the course of two years with the intent of helping churches grow their congregational engagement in a way that is more relational and approachable. Built with simple and responsive design that can scale across any internet device, Fresh Vine is a breath of fresh air to the cluttered church management software industry.

Our church software was inspired by my experiences of planting a church for the first time and seeing what was needed from the ground up in terms of software to connect and rally people,” comments Paul Prins, Fresh Vine Founder and President. “We developed Fresh Vine to help churches gain clarity around who and what is happening with its members.”

Fresh Vine ConciergeThe Fresh Vine team has spent lots of time creating a user interface that makes sense, is simple to use, and is responsively designed to work on any tablet, desktop, or digital device. They also added a special simplified web-based site call Concierge that makes it really easy to add visitors and do children’s check-in on the fly.

Fresh Vine Church Software Key Features Include:

  • Contribution management
  • Email campaigns with reporting features
  • Group and event management that includes attendance history
  • Children’s check-in system that works both online and offline if internet is unavailable
  • Concierge login to add families, make changes to member data, and add phone numbers
  • Filter tools for membership roster that can help with multisite church campuses
  • Communication tools to reach targeted groups within your membership
  • Podcast management
  • Visit this page for a complete list of features

Much like Google Analytics or WordPress, when users login to Fresh Vine, they land on a dashboard overview page that gives helpful member and giving snapshots. Navigate to any of the five software categories at the top of the screen at any time to access people, groups, content, admin, or home.

This 40-second video from Fresh Vine can help cast a vision for how they seek to serve churches small to large. Fresh Vine’s online press room offers screenshots and additional information to the media.

About Fresh Vine

Launched in 2011, Fresh Vine is online church management software that fosters participation, helping members get rooted and grow. It supports all ministry and small group activities, including membership, giving, children’s check-in, ministry/group calendars, events, attendance, and emails. Ministries who lean on Fresh Vine as their church software solution improve engagement and better understand their community. Organizations from all over the world use Fresh Vine.

Roll Call Connect Offers Web Integration to Church Software Data

Posted by: on Oct 15, 2013 in Client News | No Comments
Roll Call Connect Offers Web Integration to Church Software Data

Many churches have limited staff and resources, relying on a tight budget to care for members and reach their communities. Thanks to Wi-Fi in nearly every location, 3G/4G mobile phone service, and the fact that nearly every pastor utilizes a laptop alongside a smartphone or tablet, By the Book has developed its web integration add-on for Roll Call church management software (ChMS) called Roll Call CONNECT.

This new web integration functionality will help our church customers stay better connected to their congregations,” says Kim Conley, co-owner of By the Book, software for churches and nonprofits. “Roll Call CONNECT was built for busy church staff and pastors in mind who want to better manage their church business.”

Roll Call CONNECT Staff Features Include:

  • rc_connect_wdevicesSnapshot of church giving and church attendance
  • Quick glance of upcoming birthdays and anniversaries
  • Look-up and update of church contact information
  • Record church visitations and confidential comments while on the road

Roll Call CONNECT Congregation Features Include:

  • View and update church member profile information
  • Give online
  • View giving history
  • Manage groups
  • Record group attendance if they are a group leader

Roll Call connect gives you the ability to be the Church outside of the church, I love the accessibility of information in the palm of my hand,” comments Steve Oster, Community Presbyterian Church.

To view an informative five-minute video on what Roll Call CONNECT can do for your church, check out this help link to Roll Call CONNECT on Vimeo.

About By the Book

Founded in 1992, By the Book offers robust desktop and internet accessible church and nonprofit management software. Roll Call Church Management Software meets the needs of churches from small to large through membership management, attendance monitoring, visitor follow up, contribution tracking, and background check management. Roll Call Child CheckIn and Mobile CheckIn add on solutions offer churches peace of mind by securing children through PCs or mobile devices. Honor Roll Fundraising Software offers nonprofits complete donor management tools, pledge tracking, and contact management. Free trials are available of all of By the Book’s software offerings. Email, call, or sign up today: info@bythebook.com or 1-800-554-9116.

IconCMO Church Software Partners with LiveEdit to Offer Integrated Church Website Solutions

Posted by: on Nov 27, 2012 in Client News | No Comments
IconCMO Church Software Partners with LiveEdit to Offer Integrated Church Website Solutions

Cloud-based church software company, Icon Systems, is proud to announce a new integrated church website solution through its new partner, LiveEdit, maker of powerful websites and mobile church websites. Using LiveEdit’s content management system (CMS) with custom apps and mobile marketing, churches can easily integrate the powerful IconCMO church database together with your church website.

Integrated Church Website Features Include:

  • Online directory that links to the live data on the church’s database
  • Online calendar that pulls information directly from your IconCMO database
  • E-commerce website to sell things like t-shirts for church events
  • Place to store your sermons or other types of media online for sharing
  • Way to easily send e-Newsletters out to all your members about upcoming events
  • Mobile website that makes it simple for people to view your information from a smartphone

LiveEdit provides websites and mobile sites with a powerful yet simple user interface for editing and updating. The client can control all of their content with tools that are available through an easy drag-and-drop interface. The church can type or paste in text, create image galleries with sliders, re-size images automatically, insert video content, drop in YouTube videos, and create forms using the form builder.
The easy-to-use LiveEdit website solution incorporates the church’s data from IconCMO in various website layouts. It’s an attractive solution for clients that want to bring the back-end data to their church website for a personal connection with the community and its members,” comments Bill Gifford, president of Icon Systems Inc.

LiveEdit can easily convert an existing church website over to LiveEdit or create a customized design. Other features include the promo store, church QR code generator, church email marketing, blogging, unlimited web pages, and a mobile version of the church website. The mobile website can display a different view than the main website, which allows for a special church donation collection during a weekend service for a cause. This church website integration can also enhance a church’s online presence, making the community more aware of the church’s mission and allowing church members to know what’s happening.

“An effective church is one that is involved and plugged in to its community,” notes LiveEdit Co-Owner Eugene Schreder. “The most important tool you have to accomplish this is your church website. LiveEdit not only puts you in control of your website (and mobile site), but also places some amazing tools at your fingertips to inform, encourage, and engage both current and potential attendees.”

By teaming up with IconCMO, you are now able to integrate many of IconCMO’s services directly into your website and mobile site. This means people can stay on your site when checking out the church calendar or membership directory from their mobile device. It’s all integrated and cohesive – adopting your site’s same fonts and styles.

About LiveEdit

LiveEdit (http://www.liveeditaurora.com/) has been a multi-channel marketing solution for over 10 years. The company takes the “tech” out of editing and updating web and mobile sites, making it easy to keep things new and fresh. LiveEdit is continually rolling out cutting-edge features. The company strives to align itself with partnerships that offer an amazing, no-brainer solution to its clients.

About Icon Systems, Inc.

Icon Systems, Inc. (http://www.iconcmo.com) has been a leader in the church management system industry for 20 years, developing high-quality software exclusively for religious organizations from church plants to denominational offices. The company continues to enhance its cloud-based church management software with new features to meet the ongoing administrative and communication needs of the churches it serves. Icon Systems has three prominent offerings: 1) IconCMO – a web-based church management solution that meets the needs of individual churches, 2) IconCMO+ – a web-based multisite church management solution for multisite churches and churches with denominational offices on the local, national, and international level, and 3) Revelations – a single user or network-based church management software package. IconCMO/IconCMO+ also offer iPad, iPhone, and Android web apps for expanded productivity. Icon Systems has a deep software engineering heritage that has enabled its products to achieve unprecedented performance, reliability, and customer satisfaction.

IconCMO Cloud-Based Church Software Forges Partnership with SecureSearch for Online Background Checks

Posted by: on Sep 21, 2012 in Client News | One Comment
IconCMO Cloud-Based Church Software Forges Partnership with SecureSearch for Online Background Checks

Just like any other organization, churches must deal with security issues. Now more than ever, it is absolutely critical for churches to perform background checks on anyone and everyone who volunteers—especially when it comes to children’s ministry. IconSystems church management software has formed a partnership with SecureSearch pre-employment and volunteer screening services to make it simple for churches to obtain background information when recruiting staff and volunteers. 

We work diligently to provide high levels of security that protect churches’ sensitive information,” comments Bill Gifford, president of Icon Systems, Inc. “Our integration with SecureSearch will further expand this safe environment and give peace of mind to not only the church staff, but the entire congregation.”

Gifford adds, “For businesses in the private sector, background checks are a standard step of the pre-employment screening process. This isn’t always a common practice for churches. And unfortunately, churches aren’t immune to abuse, victimization, or fraud.”

How does it work?

For churches already using Icon Systems church software, the process is quite simple. First, the church must set up a SecureSearch account. Then SecureSearch and Icon Systems coordinate to connect the two systems together.

Once connected, churches can run background checks in three simple steps:

1.      Look up an individual’s name in IconCMO.

2.      Click a button to send the individual’s information to SecureSearch.

3.      Log in to SecureSearch to finish the profile and order the background check.

Churches can rely on SecureSearch as their trusted partner with the very important process of protecting those that are vulnerable,” says Steve Durie, founder, president and CEO of SecureSearch. “We never sell just a single package or a one-size-fits-all approach to screening those that work with children. Each staff member and volunteer needs to be viewed uniquely and holistically when it comes to an effective background screening policy.”

Both IconCMO and SecureSearch hope the integration between the two companies will help churches establish practices that ensure the safety and well-being of everyone involved with the church – especially children.

About SecureSearch

SecureSearch (http://www.securesearchpro.com) offers full pre-employment screening for staff and volunteers and currently works with thousands of churches, camps, multi-site churches, para-church organizations, and other child and youth related for-profit and non-profit organizations. SecureSearch is now aligned and integrated directly with many church management software companies including Icon Systems as a way of making the process simpler for churches.

About Icon Systems, Inc.

Icon Systems, Inc. (http://www.iconcmo.com) has been a leader in the church management system industry for nearly 20 years, developing high-quality software exclusively for religious organizations from church plants to denominational offices. The company continues to enhance its cloud-based church management software with new features to meet the ongoing administrative and communication needs of the churches it serves. Icon Systems has three prominent offerings: 1) IconCMO – a web-based church management solution that meets the needs of individual churches, 2) IconCMO+ – a web-based multisite church management solution for multisite churches and churches with denominational offices on the local, national, and international level, and 3) Revelations – a single user or network-based church management software package. IconCMO/IconCMO+ also offer iPad, iPhone, and Android web apps for expanded productivity. Icon Systems has a deep software engineering heritage that has enabled its products to achieve unprecedented performance, reliability, and customer satisfaction.