Parish Data System Software

About Parish Data System

Parish Data System (PDS) from ACS Technologies is a hybrid church management solution that caters to parishes, schools, dioceses and helps them to manage, automate and organize their day-to-day operations. The solution can either be deployed on-premise or hosted in the cloud. PDS offers users various modules to manage finances, contributions, communications, events, reports, schools and childcare and more. In addition to church management features, PDS offers users tools to handle processes unique to Catholic institutions such as a sacramental register for recording, indexing and searching baptism, confirmation, communion, marriage and death records, 'Formation OfficeTM' module for tracking religious-education data and coordinating tuition, fees, contributions and ...
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Parish Data System User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

2

Value for money

2

Customer support

3

Functionality

2.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Dan

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

July 2021

I like PDS and would recommend it.

In the last several months we have been able to gather more data and make it more useful for the parish since we utilize more features.

Pros

The easy process of weekly donations and parishioner data is very important to our church. Overall this is a good software for a small to medium size parish.

Cons

Notes tracking is lacking. There is no way to insert a note that will stay without it having the potential of it being deleted.

Mari

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
2

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Value for money

out of 5
2

Customer support

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

September 2020

Disatisfactory

Pros

I felt like the easiest thing to do, to be really honest was logging into the system.

Cons

I don't even know where to begin with what types of issues I had with PDS Church Office. It seemed like I had an issue with something everyday.

Dominic

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

March 2018

Good for Catholic parishes, but needs some work to stay relevant

Helps manage a Catholic parish

Pros

PDS is designed for Catholic parishes and has everything you would possibly need to track from sacraments to attendence to religious education programs, etc.

Cons

The software is starting to get outdated. Syncing data between multiple "users" (databases) is cumbersome and the interface looks straight out of 1998 (still). Unfortunately, after you've invested years of effort, it would be detrimental to attempt to move all of the data to any other "church" system without significant costs

Anonymous

Company size: 11-50 employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
2

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

May 2019

Update Parish Data Systems

Pros

So many features for census software for a catholic church, you can build keyword reports, financial record keeping is simple and customer service is so easy to use when you have on demand.

Cons

Update reporting so that you can build a pivot table, app does not offer an online directory and the overall look to the program is close to that of an out dated AS400 program. Would love Realm but product is not ready for a diocese.

Angela

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
2

Ease-of-use

out of 5
2

Functionality

out of 5

November 2019

Good to record name & phone and make reports.

Hard to use.

Pros

Easy to enter information, had many fields to enter info into.

Cons

Other than a data base this software does not do much more. Pulling a report is hard and sending emails is not easy.