Elexio Simplifies Church Event Management with New Release

Posted by: on Feb 13, 2013 in Client News | No Comments

Elexio, provider of church management software suite Amp, continues to set the pace in the church software market with its launch of the essential event management solution. With select releases today and a global launch on March 12th, 2013, it is guaranteed to add enhancement to a platform that is already equipping churches around the world.

We’re confident that our church partners will see immediate advancement of critical areas like volunteer scheduling, resource planning, online payment and registration, as well as publicity and promotion,” said CEO, Jeff Hostetter. “Churches have traditionally struggled with organizing and promoting events. Now event details, resources, volunteer scheduling and registration with online payment options are all simple step-by-step tasks.”

As an addition to the Amp church management solution (ChMS), event management will assist church event planners with tools to assign resources, select and invite volunteers, promote to specific attendees, collect payment and more within a single easy-to-use interface. Backed by the ChMS platform, Amp Fusion, you have all the resources needed to facilitate memorable ministry events.

One of the greatest strengths of Amp is in its integration. This integration is only strengthened with a shared calendar and scheduling platform that applies not only to its database product, but across its website CMS and check-in solutions as well. The obvious advantages will be most evident in the church’s data consistency; working seamlessly through all aspects of the Amp solution. Churches will no longer struggle with disconnected processes when it comes to all facets of event management.

I want to thank all of our church partners for the valuable input that you’ve provided. For those that are currently using Amp products, you’ll be reminded of why Elexio delivers premier solutions.  For those that are new to Elexio’s Amp solutions, you will be amazed at the difference of a solution provided by a team that understands your ministry needs,” said Hostetter.

About Elexio
Elexio continues to provide the most intuitive and appealing solutions for church websites and church management software around the world.  With an integrated set of products that focus on the local church’s web presence, complete membership management, contributions, check-in and much more, insight into your congregation and community are no longer a mystery. To learn more, please visit www.elexio.com or call toll free: 888.997.9947.

 

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.

Unshackle Your Children’s Ministry with Mobile Check In Church Software

Posted by: on Jul 26, 2012 in Client News | No Comments
Unshackle Your Children’s Ministry with Mobile Check In Church Software

Keeping children secure through the use of a computerized children’s check in system is a prerequisite for nearly all children’s ministries. By the Book has taken children’s check in a step further to provide churches with ultimate flexibility by offering Roll Call Mobile Check In, which allows churches to use iPads, tablets, and smartphones for kid’s check in procedures.

“We feel the mobile check in option will give the church the ultimate in flexibility in how they do children’s check in,” says Kim Conley, co-owner of By the Book, software for churches and nonprofits. “Roll Call Mobile CheckIn allows the church to deploy volunteers throughout their facility to check families into classes or even worship services.”

Imagine a church that offers a bus ministry: Armed with an iPad that has 3G capability, the volunteer could check in kids as soon as they arrive on the bus and have name tags printed and waiting for them upon arrival at church.

The Roll Call dashboard will give ministry workers real time headcounts so the children’s ministry leader will know right away if any classes are getting too full or if they need to enlist more volunteers.

“They’ll also be able to check in visitors right from the mobile device and even walk them to the appropriate classroom if they’d like,” adds Conley.

“This children’s check in system has been the easiest out of any I have used. I love the ability to grow with more computers, tablets, or key cards as our ministry expands,” comments Angela C. from Summit Ridge Church.


Children’s Check In/Out Process

The child check in system in Roll Call allows users to check students into their classes, record attendance, and print nametags and security labels. With Mobile CheckIn, volunteers can check students in using a mobile device by looking up last name or last four digits of their phone number, then print labels at a centralized print station. To check students out simply compare the security code on the child’s name tag with the security code on the parent tag.

Technology Specifications

In order to run Roll Call Mobile CheckIn, churches will need to have Roll Call church management software installed on at least one computer. This computer must be running Windows Pentium 4 (minimum) or Mac (Intel) OSX 5.8 or greater. More details on technical specifications can be found here.

Churches will also need a mobile device such as an iPad, tablet, or smartphone that can connect wirelessly to their local network. If using the mobile device outside of local network, that device must be able to access the internet through a 3G or 4G network. If churches will be checking students in from outside the church’s local area network, they will need a fixed IP address for the Roll Call Server machine.

About By the Book

Founded in 2002, By the Book (http://www.bythebook.com) 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 Cloud-Based Church Software Wins Customer Approval

Posted by: on Jan 30, 2012 in Client News | No Comments
IconCMO Cloud-Based Church Software Wins Customer Approval

It’s not every day that a company polls their customers and is overwhelmed with positive feedback. That’s exactly what happened when Icon Systems did a recent survey of their customers to gather information on what their customers most liked about their software. The results indicated that 96.4% of customers were extremely satisfied with their IconCMO church management software (chms).

“We like to stay in touch with our church software customers to find out what’s working and what’s not,” says Bill Gifford, president of Icon Systems, Inc. “When we decided to survey our customers, we weren’t sure what to expect. The results told us that, other than customer service, being cloud based was the number one factor in churches being satisfied with their software.”

After polling churches, Icon found the following qualities were best loved by their customers:

Top 10 Features of Effective Church Management Software (as determined by Icon church software users):

1)    Customer service that is fast, accurate, and detailed with phone and email support.

2)    Accessibility via the Cloud.

3)    Affordable pricing.

4)    Compliant with government regulations.

5)    Easy and intuitive navigation.

6)    Simple reporting tools.

7)    Total integration of membership, contributions, and finance tools.

8)    Off-site regular backups with maximum security.

9)    iPhone/iPad/Android tablet apps for all products.

10)  Willingness to listen to customer input.

“IconCMO does all that we need in a very user-friendly way, coupled with prompt, effective, friendly tech support—all this for a very reasonable cost. To top it off, the programmers are always seeking ways to make the application more efficient, capable, and relevant to the ever changing needs of churches. I’m a user of IconCMO for over 5 years,” remarks Chris, an executive pastor.

In July of last year, Icon released a fully-functional, real-time IconCMO church softwareiPadwebapp that offered churches–from church plants to mega churches–a way to simplify church management; they followed up a few weeks later with an Android web app to make sure they covered all their bases. The iPhone app forIconCMOLite is also a popular option for mobile phone access.

“The system is VERY easy to use. We are a start up church plant with no full-time staff so being able to have multiple users access the system over the Internet is a great feature. I had to check the balance of an account the other day and just logged on with my smart phone and got what I needed,” comments John, a church treasurer.

Churches interested in finding out more about IconCMO church management software should visit Icon’s website and click “Guided Tour” on the bottom left of the website. For a full list of the features IconCMO offers, visit the featurespage. Churches can also call 1-800-596-4266 or email sales@iconcmo.com to get started with a free 10-day trial of IconCMO.

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.

BombBomb Integrates with ACS Technologies, Offering Video Email Marketing Tools to Churches Worldwide

Posted by: on Nov 30, 2011 in Client News | No Comments
BombBomb Integrates with ACS Technologies, Offering Video Email Marketing Tools to Churches Worldwide

BombBomb, a leader in church video email marketing software, is pleased to announce integration with ACS Technologies’ Access ACS web-based church management solution for churches. ACS Technologies is one of the most well-known church software companies in the church technology market. BombBomb is expert in helping churches improve their email communication practices through email marketing + video + social sharing—every technology tool a church needs to increase retention, connection, and community.

“We know what a headache keeping membership lists up-to-date can be for churches. With Access ACS integration, once the connection is made through our simple setup page, BombBomb syncs a church’s email list immediately before every email send,” notes Conor McCluskey, co-founder and CEO of BombBomb.

BombBomb offers traditional email marketing solutions similar to other email marketing solutions on the market and has gone a step further offering built-in HTML5 video email tools that are simple to use – whether a church is tech-savvy or not.

“I think what BombBomb has done is great, and I am thrilled for our clients to have the ability to easily access their data via this video email marketing solution. When our clients can easily access their data in other products, it gives them added functionality as well as saved time and energy,” comments Sally Grantham, senior project manager of research and development for ACS Technologies.

Until December 31, 2011, new monthly subscribers will receive two free customized templates to use for their church, ready in about five days (competitors charge upwards of $400 per template). All BombBomb customers receive full phone, email, and live chat support, plus full access to the online knowledge base.

To try BombBomb video email free, visit http://BombBomb.com or call 1.888.492.2695 today.  Reduced non-profit pricing available.

About BombBomb
Founded in 2007, BombBomb is a Colorado-based company that was founded on simplified video email marketing solutions. Through its email marketing platform that offers all the features you need, want and expect, including list management, auto-responders, web forms, pre-built templates, quick-and-easy email editing and comprehensive statistics, the company aims to help churches, ministries, and nonprofits reach their email marketing goals with ease.