CDM+ software


27 reviews(4.5/5)
27 reviews(4.5/5)

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.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8

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  • Elden from Harvest Fields Community Church

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    September 2018

    Great Software

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    Overall this software has been a great tool for our church

    Pros

    This software is user friendly. It has all the functions you need to keep track of all the members of the church. not to mention they have great customer service. I highly recommend this software.

    Cons

    I haven't found any negative things regarding this software.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Vicki from Victory Christian Center

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    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.

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Darlene from Church of God Executive Office

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    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.

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Cindy from Living Faith Anglican Church

    February 2018

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

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    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Theresa from Virginia Church of God State Office

    February 2018

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

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    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Marjorie from Oak Cliff Christian Church (DOC)

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    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.

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jane from Bethany United Church of Christ

    February 2018

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

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    Pros

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Keri from Scottsville Baptist Church

    February 2018

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

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    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!

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Richard from Christian Church in Indiana

    February 2018

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

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    Pros

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Erlinda from The Church of the Holy Trinity

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    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!

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jean from First Church of the Nazarene

    June 2017

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

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    Pros

    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

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

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    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

    May 2017

    Great software for church use

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    Pros

    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

    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.

    Cons

    The original set up.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Krista from St. John's Vancouver

    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

    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

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Lee Ann from First Presbyterian Church of Brighton

    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

    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

    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
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