CDM+ Software


 

CDM+ is a church management solution designed for small and midsize churches and ministries that offers attendance management, contribution management, event management and check-in functionality within a suite. The solution is available both in cloud-based and on-premise deployment options and features mobile apps for both iOS and Android devices.

CDM+ features membership management that allows users to record member information such as names and addresses in a central location. The solution also allows users to record member attendance with the help of the mobile app. CDM+ features “MapQuest,” which integrates with maps and enables users to access directions.

The solution offers accounting management, which allows users to manage accounts payable, accounts receivable and bank reconciliation. Users can also create and access purchase orders, invoices and vendor payments.

The contribution management functionality of the allows users to track the performance of stewardship programs with the help of giving history reporting.

 

CDM+ - Attendance management
 
  • CDM+ - Attendance management
    Attendance management
  • CDM+ - Balance sheet
    Balance sheet
  • CDM+ - Individuals
    Individuals
  • CDM+ - Ledger changes
    Ledger changes
  • CDM+ - Mobile app
    Mobile app
  • CDM+ - Tablet app
    Tablet app
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

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Vicki from Victory Christian Center
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Easy to use multifunction program

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Easy to use, easy to teach others to use. Makes fund accounting fairly simple.

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It is easy to enter data, easy to navigate between programs and it can give you just about any detailed report you could want or imagine.

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I would like the reports to have the search dates on top of the pages. Currently you have to have all of the report search criteria printed in order for the date to print and depending what you are searching for that could take up 3/4 of a page.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Darlene from Church of God Executive Office
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Great customer service and training!

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I use this software everyday, all day long. I am able to keep Minister files updated with addresses, phone numbers, emails, and any other information that is needed.

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So many options and abilities are available through CDM. I love being able to find information with one simple click.

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I can't think of anything at the moment. The only thing I can think of would be the cost for smaller churches.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Cindy from Living Faith Anglican Church

February 2018

February 2018

We implemented CDM+ Accounting Module in 2017. We have records with integrity now.

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IT is server based and it integrates membership data with accounting data - instead of needing to maintain two databases - you can maintain one.

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Some functions are not self evident, and some bugs need to worked out on the lesser used report features.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Theresa from Virginia Church of God State Office

February 2018

February 2018

The answer to our accounting and database problems, I love it

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Payroll and Taxes
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Data base - Ease of finding addresses etc
Treasurers and Ministers Reports

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Notices- Hard to set up and import letters and pieces of data
Emailing membership
Can not think of anything else

Review Source: Capterra
 

Marjorie from Oak Cliff Christian Church (DOC)
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

CDM+ has exceptional support and always available to take a call.

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Processing payroll and filing taxes. They are always up to date on all the changes in taxes.

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I really like how easy the software is to understand. There is a place for every detail about your congregation so that there is no need for any other program. CDM+ has it all.

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Having two seperate places for visitors and members. I would like to have them all located in one spot with a marker that indicates if they are a member or a visitor.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jane from Bethany United Church of Christ

February 2018

February 2018

Absolutely the best software to use to keep church's financial records!!

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The way it coordinates everything together when you update an address in one module, it is updated everywhere.
The wide variety of reports that are available are phenomenal.
The customer service and help CDM+ staff provides is FANTASTIC.

Cons

Some of the tasks I only do one or two times a year are a bit confusing however, I am not formally trained in financial record keeping, so some of the confusion is from my lack of skills.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Keri from Scottsville Baptist Church

February 2018

February 2018

The CDM+ support team is always willing to help and super patient when I call with my problems!

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I love how helpful the support team members are, as well as the many training opportunities available!

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Like any software, there is a learning curve at first. It still wasn't hard to figure out compared to some others that I have used!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Richard from Christian Church in Indiana

February 2018

February 2018

CDM+ is an excellent software for managing congregational membership data.

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A variety of modules allow you to link information about individuals and families including their attendance, giving, and groups with which they are associated. A mobile version of the software provides access to much of the data on mobile phones. Suran Systems continually improves and upgrades the software adding new features. Their support team is responsive, attentive, and cordial.

Cons

Not all pieces of the software are immediately intuitive, such as learning how to run reports that combine different data. So there is some learning curve. However, Suran provides regular training webinars and other helps online and their annual users conference is excellent.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Erlinda from The Church of the Holy Trinity
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

I find CDM+ to be extremely user friendly. When I cannot figure it out, I call CDM. Always helpful.

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It works! Therefore, it makes my job easier!

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Again, it is very user friendly. I am a seasoned, but not sophisticated user. I am so grateful for their support system. Sometimes I use it a lot! We have used CDM+ for nearly 20 years. At times, people on "committees" have suggested other software. I don't know if I am being loyal or stubborn, but as far as I am concerned, the "system" isn't broken, so there is nothing to fix. I have convinced us to stay with CDM+!!! I like the softward, I like the programs.

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Sometimes, we have difficulty upgrading. Not sure if the problem is with CDM/Suran, or our computer system. I don't dislike it at all, because I always call them for help when it is time to upgrade! They always deliver. We have used CDM+ for nearly 20 years

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jean from First Church of the Nazarene

June 2017

June 2017

User friendly, the system offers endless opportunities of record keeping, greatest ever.

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What's not to like, covers every aspect you can possibly expect, the support end is the greatest ever. I have called support many times, their response is punctual, helps me through whatever the issue is with an upbeat attitude, never makes you feel in-adequate. This software offers everything needed for a church.

Cons

With an update, it takes a little working with to get use too, as with any thing. I don't care for the set up in Roommate.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Robert from Bluff Avenue Baptist Church

June 2017

June 2017

Great product. Leased CDM+almost three years ago after computer crash. Cloud base is wonderful.

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Ease of operation. Designed specifically for church. Familiar system for different groups. Reports are simple to do.

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Learning curve a bit difficult, but I am seventy which may explain much. Great help line at no extra cost.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Peggy from Sunset Canyon Baptist Church
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Great software for church use

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The software offers help with accounting, payroll, contributions, event organizing, membership and a security check in application that is very affordable. The customer service is excellent and the response time is very good. There is a host of reports to choose from that can be customized to your particular needs.

Cons

It is not as user friendly (intuitive) as I would like, but once you learn a procedure it is easy to use.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jessica from The Well

January 2017

January 2017

CDM + is the best church data software I have found!

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CDM is a little more difficult to understand and set up, however it is outstanding in what it is capable of doing. Check-in and out systems is an amazing tool to help keep kids safe and to have all your church database, and accounting in one place is amazing!

Pros

The ease of use once it is setup. The capability to keep everything in one place and a number of things the system organizes for you to have easy access to.

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The original set up.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Krista from St. John's Vancouver

January 2017

January 2017

CDM+ : powerful reporting and good support

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We have used CDM+ for about 10 years now and I am quite pleased with the program. The reporting capability is excellent for tracking donation statistics, and they have configured the program so that Canadian donation receipts are easily issued. The price for the software is very good when comparing it to similar donation tracking software. CDM+ support is an extra cost, but well worth it. It has the best customer/technical support of any software I've used. The support techs stick with you until the problem is solved.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michael from Desert Vineyard Church

December 2016

December 2016

CDM is a useful tool for small and midsize churches

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We used CDM for over a decade for all our church database needs. It is a great tool, however we have switched our member database over to a new software that is easier to use for staff and volunteers and offers easier to use features. CDM can do almost everything the other software can do, however the ease and familiarity with the We continue to use CDM for accounting purposes and have no plans to change.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mary Lynn from Diocese of Duluth
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2016

July 2016

From the Perspective of an Auditor/Reviewer

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I review all of the churches in our Diocese (83) and create a report for the church and Diocese as to how CDM is used or not used to provide accurate and reliable accounting information. There are suggestion for improvements. I also do training - one on one and presentations at our annual Bookkeepers Conference. I am a resource person for the bookkeepers if they have specific bookkeeping questions.

Pros

The ability to create a Chart of Accounts to match the reporting requirements for the Diocese and provide meaningful information to the pastor, parishioners, and Finance Council. The input screens are similar in each of the modules which is helpful for new users.

Cons

There are areas of the program that a bookkeeper can override good internal control procedures. Example: data can be coded to accounts marked "Inactive." Accounts can be marked "Inactive" when there is still a balance in the account. When the Contribution Module is set to post to the General Ledger, the bookkeeper can still enter donations that do not tie to the General Ledger.

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The software is designed for churches and can accommodate many different scenarios in the setup process. Not every church needs every module so the church can purchase what it needs and can add other modules later. The cost of the programs and support are reasonable. The people on the support team are knowledgeable and respond quickly to calls. You don't get transferred from one support person to another and have to explain your problem multiple times.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lee Ann from First Presbyterian Church of Brighton

April 2016

April 2016

Easy to learn. great tech help to grow, always improving the software to better our ways!

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CDM is a very simple yet complex piece of software. The learning curve is easy, but the capabilities seem endless and overwhelming at times. You need to learn on an as to know basis so that you can fully grasp all the ways this system can help you gather, store and share data. It is a system that can benefit your office in many areas plus offer easy accessibility for those end of the year reports. Our office does not use it to its full capacity and that is a shame. It is mostly due to people not taking the time to explore the software and being fearful of change.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Vertina from New Life Christian Center

February 2016

February 2016

I couldn't image using any other software to conduct church business

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pros: data hosting, the ability to e-mail password protected contribution statement, church directory reports, the ability to generate letters to members via e-mail and batch contribution entries

Review Source: Capterra
 

Krista from St. John's Vancouver

February 2016

February 2016

Customer Service and support is excellent

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We are a Canadian church and have been using CDM for the last 15 years. I think the best thing about CDM is the price, the functionality of its data base and their customer support. The software also supports CRA requirements for issuing Canadian tax receipts, which is an important feature. I've looked at other similar systems, and no doubt some of them are "prettier" and have more features for connecting members, but you can't beat the price with CDM, and you definitely can't beat their customer support.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Karen from East Michigan Conference of the Free Methodist Church

January 2016

January 2016

The CDM+ software is very user friendly and the customer service is excellent.

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I have used CDM + since 2004, and I absolutely love all that it has to offer. It is easy to use and the customers service is always ready to help if needed. The system allows me to produce quality reports at any time. I would highly recommend CDM +.

Review Source: Capterra