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.
Jean from First Church of the Nazarene
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.
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.
Robert from Bluff Avenue Baptist Church
Ease of operation. Designed specifically for church. Familiar system for different groups. Reports are simple to do.
Learning curve a bit difficult, but I am seventy which may explain much. Great help line at no extra cost.
Peggy from Sunset Canyon Baptist Church
Employees number: 11-50 employees
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.
It is not as user friendly (intuitive) as I would like, but once you learn a procedure it is easy to use.
Jessica from The Well
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!
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.
The original set up.
Krista from St. John's Vancouver
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.
Michael from Desert Vineyard Church
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.
Mary Lynn from Diocese of Duluth
Employees number: 2-10 employees
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lee Ann from First Presbyterian Church of Brighton
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.
Vertina from New Life Christian Center
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
Krista from St. John's Vancouver
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.
Karen from East Michigan Conference of the Free Methodist Church
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 +.
Medina from New Song
We switched to a church program rather than quick books mostly to help with minister taxes and payrolls. The person at CDM that set it up did it ALL WRONG. He obviously did not know what he was doing. When we started to do our minister taxes in 2015 ( for 2014) we had to redo the whole year. All the fling with the government and correct the program reports, etc. Since we didn't find the errors until April 2015, and tried to correct 2014 and 2015, however, there is still bad errors for the government in 2016 (for 2015) that we are having to redo and refile tax forms for the government. The customer service has been helpful in correcting this, but overall, the program has been a major night mare for me with lots of tears. It has been a difficult program to learn. I am good at book keeping and done this sort of thing for many years, but I DO NOT LIKE THIS PROGRAM. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE. It is not user friendly and I wish that we had never gotten it. It is kind of hard to start over with a new program, and maybe we just had a very BAD beginning, but I wish we were not using it. Sorry. I have never posted a bad review but this one has been a night mare with refilling all the forms for the government and trying to correct. It would have been better to never use them. I'm thanking that my husband has more patience than me in spending the numerous days and hours and even weeks to correct the night mare.
Chris from King's River Worship Center
CDM has truly revolutionized the way we track ALL areas of ministry and finances
I have been using CDM on a daily basis for the past eight years. Over the years I have watched as the software has grown and adapted to fit the church of today. We use CDM for several things:
Attendance ¿ we track attendance for our sanctuary services, small groups, youth, children, and ministry teams.
Address and Individual Records - Any files we have in regard to a member are housed inside this record for easy access. We image membership cards, baptism certificates, baby dedication certificates, marriage ceremonies, marriage licenses, background checks, wills, and pictures. Any documents we need to house can be easily filed, searched, and recalled.
Mobile Applications ¿ I have the ability to customize how any device in our church can access our data. Our small group leaders can see attendance, phone, email, and addresses for only those who attend their group. They also log the attendance each time their group meets. Our staff can access phone, email, address, and attendance for all our members and enter visitation records, pastor records and attendance for any group they are enrolled in. From my phone I can even see the giving history for the past year on all our members.
Children/Security ¿ Check In/Check Out allows us to print nametags and barcode receipts for all children as they enter our children¿s ministry area. By checking the students out using the barcode I can generate reports detailing when a child was dropped off and picked up and by what authorized adult. We have generated this report and it has been used in court for custody cases.
Payroll ¿ Incredible tracking ¿ updates every time you open to ensure you are using the current tax tables. Our W2s and 1099s are complete in a matter of moments!
Contributions ¿ We image every check that is given. The software auto loads the donor based on the check number it reads from the scanner. Contribution reports are a breeze and the reports are endless we can create.
Accounting ¿ Incredibly user friendly and versatile. We pay all bills with ease and create amazing custom reports that answer and financial scenario you can come up with.
Customer services is never an issue, the tech support team members are always personable and ready to stay with you until your questions are answers.
Without hesitation I would recommend CDM!
Dean from Central Rocky Mountain Region (Disciples of Christ)
My office serves as a regional fellowship for nearly 50 congregations. We use a version of CDM+ that is customized for judicatory offices. The program helps us track our churches, ministers, donors, and events.
CDM+ provides a very robust and powerful database for churches and judicatories. Much of the power of the program lies in the data relationships between modules of the program. As a user becomes more experienced with the program, they discover the powerful searches that can be built to retrieve and analyze information.
Support from Suran Systems is very good. Technical support personnel provide direct support to users and walk them carefully through problems. They are also good at answering the "How do I" questions that come up with the use of the program.
I can highly recommend CDM+ for congregations and for judicatory organizations.
Teressa from South Georgia Church of God State Office
I started using CDM + in 1999 and have never looked back or at any other software since then. I would highly recommend this software from the smallest to the largest church or state and or regional denominational office.
Christie from Faith Center
I've been working in CDM+ for the past 10 years as the bookkeeper and now Business Administrator for my church. When I came into this roll I had not ever used CDM+ before. It took me a week to really grasp how CDM+ works when it comes to the different areas of the program.
One of the benefits to having CDM+ is it provides us with one program that does the job of 7! We use it to track all our visitors that come to our church using the Attendance Module. It also allows us to track all our regular attenders and members under the Membership Module.
It then allows us to process their contributions to their record already in our database using the Contributions Module. It has an Accounts Payable Module that integrates right into our already existing church database. When it comes time to reimburse a member/attender their address information transfers right into Accounts Payable with a few clicks. It also allows us to pay our staff, process quarterly and annual state and federal tax reports thru the Payroll module. It provides us with a means to set up an event (both paid and free) that allow our church visitors, attenders and members (and outsiders too) to register for a particular event we will be hosting here at the church or even offsite. People can register in the office using a paper form which is then submitted via a staff member or volunteer or online using one of the many Web Ministry Tools CDM+ provides. Lastly, CDM+ also works as our church calendar using the Roommate Module. We track all the events, meetings, birthdays, holidays, vacations, etc using this module so we never end up having a conflict of room usage.
We also love the Premier Technical Support CDM+ offers. There have been several times when I've needed help fixing an error in payroll, assistance in Accounts Payable or Contributions, or needed a little more assistance in how to add an event under Roommate. I can always count on CDM+ Technical Support to assist me over the phone. And with the assistance of the screen sharing program they are able to see exactly what I see and can talk me through my problem or issue.
Cindy from Riverwood Community Chapel
I have used this software for all 20 years of my work at Riverwood Community Chapel. Although I have never used other church management software, I have had no reason to look elsewhere as CDM+ has always fulfilled our needs/challenges in ministry. I did switch from Quicken financial software to CDM+ and was blown away by CDM+'s robust financial functionality. I liken CDM+ somewhat to our society's experience with Apple in that, in the church setting, CDM+ provides solutions to problems/opportunities we users didn't even know we needed solutions for. While giving us that vision, CDM+ also consistently maintains a user friendly tried and true software that can be counted on to help in the day to day needs of our ministries.