SimpleChurch CRM is a cloud-based church management solution designed for small and midsize churches and ministries. It offers event scheduling, attendance management, marketing campaigns and messaging functionalities within a suite. Mobile apps for iOS and Android devices are also available.
The member records feature lets users record member information such as photos, notes and documents. Users can also group members based on attributes such as physical location. The software offers interaction management which helps users to track outreach such as phone calls, emails and letters. Users can also flag member profiles for follow-up contact.
The attendance management module lets users record attendance using paper sign-in sheets that can be entered manually, through a mobile app or using RFID cards. Based on this data, the software generates automated reports on member participation.
Online and phone support are available. Pricing is per month.
Jennifer from Oil & Energy
Employees number: 2-10 employees
The ease of use of SimpleChurch has been so amazing for me. The mobile app allows me to even keep up with my work and events from anywhere. I can easily group our members on a number of characteristics to make contacting certain groups easier. The software's reporting system is excellent too, providing regular attendance reports and reports of members to whom we need to reach out for whatever reason.
Overall, there are better platforms than SimpleChurch. It worked well enough, but
This software allows you to enter visitor information and member information for church staff to easily access. It acts as a directory. You can also track giving records and attendance.
The best feature allowed you to break up people into groups, making it easier for certain leaders to contact people.
In my experience, it was buggy and lacked support.
My overall experience has been good. This platform has helped me realize the importance of effective contact and follow-up to help increase retention in my Church.
What I liked most about this platform is the ease of use. Being able to create/edit on my phone and computer makes keeping our database up to date a lot easier. I have also appreciated the cross-platform integrations. It helps keep the information consistant and easy to access.
At the price point in comparison with its competition, I wish this platform could offer more features. Maybe something like volunteer scheduling management or online giving.
Integrations with mail chimp, IOS native and ability to have many volunteers in the church use the software to perform their functions in serving god are wonderful. God bless you
Limited reporting and database custimistion - I think that hopefully this can be improved in time but overall t he benefits far outweigh this small detail.
Marley from Encouraging Embellishments
I really like how easy it is to find other members of our church to be able to connect with them. I love that I can check my kids in easily, as well as use it to give our tithe (which saves us money by not having to use a check each week). It is secure and efficient.
So far, I have not found anything that I do not like about this software. The only downside is when church members are not signed up, but that is not the fault of the app.
Justin from Faith Baptist Church of Skagit Valley
Affordable database management - organized several needs in one place (including attendance reports, online giving statements, check-in, mass contact, etc.)
Simplicity in data management for churches. This software is so easy to learn and use. Access to the information and tools via web browser or phone app is also simple and convenient.
Their options for how to use the database are limited. From time to time, we want to run a certain type of report or create a directory, but we can't do exactly what we want. Most of the time, it is close enough to be satisfied.
Patrick from new hope oahu
Employees number: 501-1,000 employees
The ability to connect and to have automated systems to make sure people didn't fall through the cracks.
I liked that it had lots of features that were really helpful for our church and it was reasonably priced.
There were some challenges getting used to the software. It was a little bit of a challenge on boarding our staff.
Nate from Summersville Christian
I've been needing a product to help with the needs of the church. This product is worth the price and features. When comparing to other softwares it was a top choice.
Michael from Calvary Baptist Church
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Over the past 5 years, we have gone through 3 CHRM platforms. The others were clunky, hard to operate, and looked like they had been developed for Windows 95. We have recently made the switch to SimpleChurch and couldn't be any happier with it. It is powerful but simple. My favorite feature personally is the "Interactions" feature which allows for very thorough guest follow-up. As we have made the switch, the technical support team has been great. I wish we would have made the switch to SimpleChurch years ago.
Angie from Freedom Baptist Church
Freedom Baptist Church has been using SimpleChurchCRM since 2012. We have a new pastor and SimpleChurch was a godsend to him with learning the people in the congregation, the maps to help him find their homes and the interaction function. As Office Manager and Financial Administrative Assistant, online giving, individual giving records and reports are a great help to me. The monthly fees are well worth the cost when compared to the amount of time that SimpleChurchCRM saves.
Andy from The Point Community Church
People don't inhibit the ministry- they are the ministry. As pastors and leaders of churches, our task is to connect and shepherd people to Jesus. In order to perform our charge, we must know people and have a means to quickly and efficiently get in touch with people. Simple Church CRM has become this for us. We can track the information of our members, attenders, and visitors in an extremely easy format. Communication is such a vital part of ministry and this service allows us to communicate with individuals, teams, or groups of people in a matter of seconds- even through a smartphone. I believe every ministry, in our expression of the church uses Simple Church on some level: Children's Ministry (check-in), Community Groups (attendance), Finance Team (tracking giving), and our Elders (contacting and reporting). It really has been beneficial for us and to the work of making disciples.
Jason from Thomasville Road Baptist church
Our church had been on Shelby for years. Being a mac user, logging on to a virtual machine to use Shelby had become laborious. Not to mention the fact that once in Shelby it took so many steps to just look up a phone number! Keeping track of groups, attendance taking and mass contact were difficult too. Simple Church CRM has made all of the things I want to do with my contacts extremely easy, and having that data accessible from the web and on my iPhone have made a huge difference in how often I find myself using the database.
Pros: Easy to use, accessible from any web-enabled machine, powerful search, and effective at what I need it to do.
Cons: None. In some ways it will feel like there's "not much to it" compared to the complexity of a program like Shelby with all of its feature-creep. But after just a few days with it even the most resistant to change find it capable of doing everything they need and more, except with a LOT less work and stress.