I had a great conversation with a Church this week and wanted to share it with everyone. It is human nature when you are making a change from your old Church Software to a new system. There is the unknown, will it do what they claim it will? What if I mess up? We are all the same and change is difficult, just thinking about the future makes nearly everyone’s palms moist. Now to make life even more nerve racking, you are in charge of tracking giving for the Church, the financial life blood.
The prospective Church informed me for his peace of mind he wants to run dual systems for one month at the end of the contract of our old system and Fresh Vine. If the two systems are in balance at the end of October, I am going to be a happy! Then it hit him, we will be doubled up on giving for October and will overstate contributions when we send out the two, year end statements. I assured him we have a solution, Fresh Vine prepares year end statements for the entire year or custom dates. Use the old system for the statement from Jan – Oct. and Fresh Vine custom dates of Nov – Dec.
Ohh, peace of mind!
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