**Wow, great discussion on here so far. Although the poll results may be skewed, keep voting and share your experiences with your church’s ChMS in the comments below. It would be great to hear about some of the products that haven’t been mentioned yet.**
I don’t know if you can say the same, but in all of the time I’ve spent in the ministry/tech community, I have yet to meet a church staff that was remotely satisfied with their church management system. There’s a lot of factors that can play into this, but it seems like every solution out there has its own unique Achilles heel: it’s too expensive, the reporting sucks, the web integration sucks, it’s really buggy… the list goes on.
As my staff has run into similar issues with our solution, I’ve had the opportunity to demo and preview just about every solution out in the marketplace. Even after all of this research, I can still say that none of these solutions stand out head-and-shoulders as a clear winner.
That’s where you come in! I want to hear what your favorite solution is and hear any advice you can give in the comments below. Whether it’s horror stories or huge wins, it would be a huge help to me (and many of you, I’m sure) to hear where you’ve been and where you’re going.
Please note: I don’t want to turn this into a “hate-fest” against any of the solutions out there. Despite the aggravations we may have, it’s important to remember that there are real people and passions driving many of the solutions. Let’s keep it fruitful
I’ll add my input in the comments and voting after most of you have had a chance (as not to skew the votes).