Many churches are migrating to a web-hosted (online) church management software. What are the benefits of having a web-hosted system instead of the traditional system? There are at least four significant reasons for using an online system.
- User Access: The vast majority of church management software can only be accessed in the church’s office, and in many churches the system is only available on one single PC. By contrast an online system can be accessed by authorized users from anywhere with internet access.
- Ease of Use: A well-designed online system will provide users an intuitive and easy to use system, which significantly reduces training time and learning curve.
- System Upgrades: Online systems are regularly and automatically updated. Customers get to take advantage of improvements and new features instantly.
- Data Security: With built in flexibility to allow user accounts appropriate access to data (not everyone seeing the giving). In addition to keeping prying eyes out, they will perform daily backups of your data (on-site and off-site) so that a church can recover quickly in the event of an equipment malfunction.
The power of the web can provide a church’s administrators/volunteers an easy and secure system accessible from anywhere. Such access can empower your volunteer leaders and at the same time significantly reduce administrative work.
Are there any other advantages that are significant for your church?