CMS is a tool to help congregations efficiently work with people, financial assets and physical assets. This includes managing relationships, distributing communication, receiving electronic funds and increasing child security. It is also called Church Management Software (ChMS) and database software.
• Spend time thinking about existing procedures. Then consider desired new features. The new CMS should replicate your processes and implement new ones.
• Consider who will use this tool and from where. This will determine if you need web-based or computer software.
• Software training is critically important. Spend twice as much as originally budgeted for training.
Check out the article How to Choose Software to Manage Your Church.
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