About CahabaWorks Church

CahabaWorks Church Software helps churches manage members, groups, accounting, payroll, events, payments and more using a unified portal. The platform enables organizations to maintain visitor records, update contact details, assign permissions, add notes, track pledges and define custom filters or layouts to sort member lists.

CahabaWorks Church Software includes contribution management functionality, which allows supervisors to create and launch fundraising campaigns, monitor giving status, and group contributions into batches for account deposits. Features include membership directories printing, member information import/export, event check-in, custom data fields, finance management, security labels printing and more. Additionally, the payroll module lets...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

26 Reviews of CahabaWorks Church

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.46 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

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(13)

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4 stars

(12)

12

3 stars

(1)

1

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Showing 1 - 5 of 26 results

August 2020

Tammy from The Bridge Bible Fellowship

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2020

Simple Software for Fund Accounting

We have looked at other software over the 9 years of using CabahaWorks. Everything else seems complicated to set up and use. After we've set up everything those programs don't do what CahabaWorks does easily. The best part of CabahaWorks is their helpful team who are a joy to work with. We have had a few problems over the years. Not because of CabahaWorks but because we have too much data. Cabaha support has always taken the time to help us archive or close out something in an effort to help us. Besides having a great product they have a great team.

Pros

CahabaWorks is simple to set up and get started. We have been using CahabaWorks for our church and mission organization since 2012. Its reliable with a look similar to Quickbooks but handles church fund accounting properly. I'm able to see very easily my general fund, dedicated fund, benevolent fund and church plant fund even if they all use the same bank account or credit cards.

Cons

We don't use the contribution modules in CahabaWorks. I tried to use the contributions module but it seem to post too many entries into the accounting area. I've never attempted to use the payroll module.

Reasons for Choosing CahabaWorks Church

Shelby was too complicated and took too much of my time to do simple accounting tasks. QuickBooks doesn't properly handle fund accounting.

Response from CahabaCreek Software

Replied August 2020

Thank you for your detailed review of CahabaWorks. One of our primary goals was to provide a robust fund accounting product that is easy for churches to use. And of course, we are thrilled to hear that our support team is "the best part"! Thank you! We appreciate your business.

August 2020

William from Riverside Chapel Baptist Church

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2020

It Takes Practice, But Worth It

We are pleased with Cahaba as a basic operating system for our bookkeeping needs. There are also many features we do not actually use, but we can see they are also helpful.

Pros

Once the user become familiar with CahabaWorks, there are plenty of useful features covering almost every necessary aspect of Church use.

Cons

>Many individual funds cannot be renamed . . . this forces the user to adjust manually when reports are generated which include terms that have been used for years. >Navigation in the Banking function is difficult. It would be MOST helpful if the wheel on the mouse could be used to move up and down in ALL of these sections. When you have used Cahaba as long as we have, the click-based navigation strip on the side is quite lengthy. Going back seven years is actually easier than going forward seven days!

Reasons for Choosing CahabaWorks Church

At the time, Cahaba was the most cost-effective for our small church. Being located in Mississippi, it was also appealing to have a Customer Service department where most everybody speaks "y'all"!

Response from CahabaCreek Software

Replied August 2020

Thank you for your positive review of CahabaWorks. We are glad you are pleased with the product quality, our support and value. I wanted to let you know that funds can be renamed by right-clicking and selecting Edit from the fund view. You may also want to consider archiving off old data to make navigation easier and enhance performance. I will submit your mouse navigation enhancement request to our development team. Please feel free to contact support@cahabacreek.com if you have any questions regarding renaming your funds, archiving and/or other suggestions.

March 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

March 2019

It is not controversial and easy to use.

Am using it for my church as church members database software.

Pros

What I like most is the quality of it, the fastness, use for using, the fact that you can save the picture of a member too.

Cons

The is absolutely nothing that i hate about the CahabaWorks. But the least about is the saving, how to save it.

Response from CahabaCreek Software

Replied April 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review CahabaWorks. We are glad you are pleased with the quality, responsiveness and ease of use. We are not sure about what you mean by saying that what you like the least is the "saving, how to save it". If you are talking about backups I want to be sure you know there is a File... Backup option on the menu that allows you to backup your data locally or to us. We also prompt at exit for you to backup. However, it is true that this is not a cloud solution and backups are not automatic. Please contact support@cahabacreek.com if I misunderstood your concern.

August 2020

Patrick from Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2020

Great for the unique challenges of running a church office

So far, we only use the software for its financial tracking and its feature set is much more along the lines of what we have been longing for. I'm no accountant, but I was quickly up and running with the software and can now do just about everything I need to do with ease.

Pros

Beginning with the trial period that completely unlocks the product for a few months allows all prospective buyers the opportunity to work with any or all of the modules. The documentation is lengthy but, as such, is remarkably rich. Read it through at your leisure or search the PDF for specific words or phrases. I reached out to Customer Service a few times and was pleasantly surprised by the personal response I received. I wish more companies would use this model. The reporting features are satisfactory, but I end up exporting reports to Excel to get what I exactly want.

Cons

The technical aspects of it are not obvious. Where is my data kept? It's not on my PC so it must be with you. Can I trust you with all of our financial data? Remote data management is only as safe as the software manufacturer stays in business and keeps it secure and updated. The UI is dated, but I'm OK with that as long as the product is rock solid.

Reasons for Choosing CahabaWorks Church

I had a bad taste in my mouth from Quicken products and couldn't quite get Quickbooks to do what I wanted. CahabaWorks is a better product in my opinion.

Response from CahabaCreek Software

Replied August 2020

Thank you for your review of CahabaWorks. We are glad that you are so pleased with our support! We do hide some of the technical details as many of our users are not technically savy and appreciate our user friendly interface. However, your church data is absolutely stored on your machine. We only get a copy of it if you use the remote backup capability or if you send it to support when requesting assistance. You can also back it up to a flash drive at anytime using the File... Backup feature.

August 2020

Sylvia from Victory Baptist Church

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2020

Using CahabaWorks software

This is a good software that will keep track of giving and it does a nice job of printing giving statements at the end of the year. We do not use the payroll functions so when we upgrade, we have to purchase the whole package instead of just the giving portion.

Pros

Our church has been using this product for over 10 years. It is fairly easy to use and easy to upgrade.

Cons

When we first started using the software, you did not have to upgrade/update the software every year. We were able to continue using the software year after year until we had to purchase the license for a larger number of people. Now you have to upgrade every year or the software does not work. It would be nice to have a way to set folks aside that have either left the church or have passed on. You cannot delete anyone and you have extra people in the database that are not longer there.

Response from CahabaCreek Software

Replied August 2020

Thank you for your review of CahabaWorks. We do have a yearly fee for support as Microsoft updates and security updates require us to maintain continuous internal changes (some of which are not visible to customers). The support fee includes the product updates and enhancements as well as access to our support team. Members who are no longer active can be deleted if they have no contribution data. You can archive off old years data to remove those contributions from your current books. Anytime you have issues such as this, please reach out to support@cahabacreek.com to see if their might be a resolution that will work for you.