ACS Software


 

ACS Technologies’ church management software applications enable church staff to manage member records, contributions, events, small groups, volunteering, check-ins and more.

Members and leaders can facilitate relationships with one another using robust calendaring, scheduling, registration and attendance tools within the small groups and event management modules.

At the same time, ACS’ contributions module tracks and organizes giving and tithing data, supporting one-time and recurring gifts, online and offline donations and automated contribution statements for tax records. With integration with the church accounting module, staff can maintain accurate spending and budgeting by fund, department, committee or project.

And with iOs and Android apps for mobile devices, church members and staff can quickly find contact information while in the field.

 

ACS - OnDemand dashboard
 
  • ACS - OnDemand dashboard
    OnDemand dashboard
  • ACS - OnDemand dashboard on iPad
    OnDemand dashboard on iPad
  • ACS - Report generator
    Report generator
  • ACS - "Workbench" to enter data and run reports
    "Workbench" to enter data and run reports
  • ACS - Mobile app
    Mobile app
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

3 Reviews of ACS

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from Gateway Fellowship
Specialty: Christian, Protestant
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Excellent financial management with considerable flexibility

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Likes Best

Responsive, professional, high quality, the integration of the various modules

Likes Least

Has a cloud-based product but still transitioning to the cloud environment

Recommendations

know what you want & need, evaluate your own accounting expertise & how it fits with the software tools

 

from Wears Valley Ranch, Inc.
Specialty: Christian, Protestant
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

ACS - great value for churches and small nonprofits

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As a small nonprofit, we have used ACS General Ledger, People, and Contributions for over 15 years. What I like best is that it is an affordable, integrated, double-entry accounting system designed specifically for churches and small non-profit organizations. The People and Contributions modules allow us to easily monitor pledges, acknowledge donations, summarize gifts by fund, and report on subsets of our donor base using criteria we choose. The General Ledger offers the custom budget-actual reports and statement of financial position (non-profit balance sheet), as well as the summary of restricted accounts that is not found in typical for-profit packages. ACS also allows your administrator to set specific user permissions customization, so you can limit each user to only the functions that he or she needs.

Vendor support is key, and we have found the vendor support behind ACS to be very solid. The software does not do everything, but what it does it does well. When we have had problems or questions, ACS technical support has pro-actively worked them out. In most support sessions, the ACS rep is temporarily granted remote control of our local computers and works directly with our data and reports. Support reps are readily available when we call, and they are very knowledgeable of the product.

Likes Least

Overall, we like ACS. I don't have a lot of criticism. The addition of a functional expense statement would be very helpful, since this is the format used by the IRS on Form 990 (required of most 403(b) organizations but not for most churches). Direct delivery of GL reports by email would also be helpful, but printing to pdf and emailing is not terribly difficult. As our number of donor records and years of data have grown, I have found the software to slow down somewhat, particularly when running custom extracts of donor data.

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Consider the reporting requirements for each set of constituents - board of directors, deacons, management teams, donors. Be sure that the software will produce these reports easily and without errors. Test drive it. Find a software that is specifically designed for your organization type. ACS is designed for churches; we have been able to make it work well for us as a small non-profit, but many of the donor analysis features were specifically designed to track church giving and are not necessarily applicable to us. Still, we have found ACS much better adapted to our needs than a for-profit software and much more affordable than the leading non-profit packages.

 

from Pickering Pentecostal Church
Specialty: Christian, Protestant
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Solid, but not exciting

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ACS has a lot of features, and customizable fields, etc. Great customer service for problems (for additional fee per month).

Likes Least

Updates come out very slowly, and the product feels at least 5-10 years out of date. Reports are not very customizable unless you purchase additional module. Not very responsive to requested features. Not Mac-compatible (unless you use cloud version which is more expensive). Have trouble getting staff to use the software - they tend to just want to access it on their phone app. Online Giving is not easy for first-time users. Lots of small group leaders have had trouble using the online attendance tracking.

Recommendations

Really consider what your needs are. Look at programs like Church Community Builder, ChurchTeams, FellowshipOne, ServantKeeper, etc as well. If you are looking for highly intuitive software, this is probably not the software for you. If you want back-door access via ODBC and are a programmer this might be the best option for you.

 
 
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