Excellerate is a church management solution designed for midsize and large churches and ministries that offers attendance management, group management, visitor tracking and reporting functionalities within a suite. The solution can be deployed either on-premise or in the cloud.
Excellerate enables users to perform member check-ins in three different ways - express mode, touch-screen mode or attendant mode. The express mode records attendance with the help of barcodes and key tags. The touch-screen mode allows members to look up their records on the tablet application and punch in their attendance, while the attendant mode allows volunteers and attendants to punch in attendance.
Excellerate features membership management, which allows users to create member records using customizable fields. Based on information in the records, users can send targeted emails and mass messages based on attributes such as attendance and physical location.
The volunteer management functionality of the solution allows users to schedule volunteers based on their availability, send email or text notification and access their assignments.
Julie from Community Christian Church
I spend much less time accounting for the weekly offering. AND I know it is accurate. Our church has an offering counting team so that when I (as the financial secretary) get the offering to post, I already have a balance to use for "check" purposes. Great product!!
I am currently using only the Contributions tab and the features included in it. We are a small church that needed a better way to account for weekly offerings that was accurate & basically self-checking.
Instead of the 20+ minutes spent in the past posting our weekly offering, I now spend all of 5 minutes posting. And I know everything has been posted accurately and to the correct accounts.
Thanks for a great product and for your awesome customer service.
I haven't found anything yet that I dislike but I only use the contribution section. So far I haven't found anything that rates as "con."
Jason from The Life Church
This software is a really great data base. You can collect and organize data in an amazing way and communicate efficiently.
There is so much that this software can do which will slow it down at times. I totally understand and it's worth the wait.
Karen from Trinity United Church, Grimsby
We were using 2 different types of software programs until we found out about Excellerate. We are still learning what all this excellent software can do.
Pros: Easy to use. If you have any questions or concerns, Pete & Adam are there to assist you.
Cons: None at this time
Overall: I totally recommend Excellerate as the Church Management software to use!
Bob from Forestbrook Baptist Church
Since we have installed the Excellerate system we have reduced the amount of time it takes to count and record our tithes and offerings from 8 - 10 hours to as little as 40 minutes. We continue to find new ways to take advantage of the flexibility and utility of the system. We recently automated our on-line giving to load directly into the Excellerate system saving even more time. The support has been excellent. The Excellerate team will do everything they can to ensure that your needs are met. I reviewed many systems before selecting Excellerate and without a doubt I made the right choice.
Ed from Redeemer Reformed Church of OKC
Excellerate has worked just fine for us for several years now.
I enter data from each Sunday's contributions, and generate the annual member contribution reports each January. (We currently have about 50 individuals/families making contributions.)
And I've called for technical assistance half-a-dozen times or so, and have always received friendly, courteous and professional help.
Excellerate has worked like the proverbial charm!
Thank you for your user-friendly and effective product!
Connie from Kingdom Living Christian Ministries
Love it! But need it on my mac....I have one windows pc just for excellerate :( not practical
Response: Micro System Design, Micro System Design
Date: May 2014
Thanks Connie. Actually, you can use it on your Mac, iPad, even iPhone with Excellerate Cloud. You get all the same features but now you can access it on any device, anywhere you have an internet connection!
Bob from First Baptist Church
check in system is very user friendly, setup was time consuming and had to call support several times to get information, call back from support was not timely.
overall the system has improved the flow of our children's ministry check in/out . we have over 500 kids per week, this has eliminated the long lines and parents are thankful to have the peace of mind the excellerate check in system provides.
Betty Ann from Bethany Church
I would highly recommend Excellerate to any church no matter how large or how small. It's adaptability to meet the specific needs of your congregation is priceless.
We have been using Excellerate for many years and it always accomplishes the task at hand. As we have grown to multiple campuses and made changes to better care for our congregation it has done so with us! Its adaptability to meet the specific needs of our church is simply amazing and appreciated.
It helps us from A-Z, from scheduling our volunteers, organizing our small groups and classes, to handling our contributions and much more.
The only downside I can think of would be the fact that it is not accessible from home, however for the safety and privacy of our congregations records perhaps it is not a downside after all.
Matt from The Life Church of Memphis
I would recommend Excellerate to anyone. Whether you have a church of 60 or 6000, you can use Excellerate.
Excellerate has helped us out immensely as a church. We are able to keep track of attendance for class, connect groups, and people serving weekly. Pete and the team are always finding new ways to update the program and are always there to help you out.
I wish it was a web based program that you could access from anywhere. I know that if it is available Pete will do it.
Ruth from Lakemount Worship Centre
I recommend Excellerate as a great resource!
We have been using Excellerate for several years. We have enjoyed the ease of having our meetings, visits, finances and small groups tied in with our main database. The Excellerate staff is very helpful and quick to respond to any questions or new reports I need.
If only we could have the appointments and building usage tied in... ;-)
Leslye from Aguilas CFC
Definately recomend this program to anyone who is looking to have only ONE system for their entire organization.
With the unlimited version we are able to do anything that we as a congregation may come to need. Customer support is absolutely the best, Adam is always fiendly and understanding with any questions or request that we may have.
At this day I am still looking for the cons, I have not had many issues that have not been able to be resolved, quickly and easily.
Gus from Segadores de Vida
I highly recommend it
The software has met all of our needs, but in events where it did not, the support team has always jumped in and found a solution to our poblems, either by way of adapting the software to our need, creating reports, etc. They have been excellent.