Elvanto is a cloud-based church management system (ChMS) that provides churches functionalities to manage members, groups, volunteers, events, check-in and finances.

Elvanto's membership management module helps church leaders keep their database organized by collecting and storing contact information, notes, interactions and demographic details in a central repository. Member data can be entered manually, or collected through custom forms on websites and via emails.

Elvanto’s event management module helps users to maintain calendars and keep track of details for multiple events that also includes room reservations. Event calendars can also be embedded on the church website for members to view.

Elvanto’s volunteer management module supports volunteer coordination tasks. Coordinators can assign volunteers to positions and alter them if there are scheduling conflicts. Rosters are then automatically generated and sent to volunteers via SMS messages or emails. Volunteers can choose to accept or decline the position and coordinators can view their responses.



91 Reviews of Elvanto

Overall rating

4.5 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 91 reviews

November 2018

Richard from Iglesia CAFE

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Best Church Software

After trying other softwares like Fellowship One and others that were super complicated we tried Elvanto and we are amazed at the way Elvanto has helped us manage our church. This software is super complete and easy, the best of it is that is very customizable.

Pros

Elvanto is one of the best Church Software there is. Our whole team love what Elvanto does and how we can keep track of our members growth and progress on our church process and vision.

Cons

I wish their app interface was more complete and had more functionalities,

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Gets all our team on one page

Our team and Pastors love the workflows and day to day use after it's setup

Pros

We love that it's fully online, in the cloud
Easy to make custom fields
Smartphone apps
SMS text support for Australia
Automatic notifications to fill out attendance reports

Cons

A little "clunky" in some features
Permissions a little confusing at times

October 2018

Gideon from Information Technology

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Excellent Software For Church Mangement

Pros

My team and I really loved the interface since it was very easy to use and navigate. It's features are much more convincing especially with the Worship feature.

Cons

Everything was working out to my satisfactory and thus, I didn't face any challenge using this software even though it's not been long since I started using it.

July 2018

Corey from Faith Lutheran Church

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

July 2018

Great way to find tools to speed up work flow.

Pros

I often have a vision for a design project and using this site, I am able to speed up the process by finding ready-made photoshop actions to make my vision a reality WAY quicker and better than I could have done myself.

Cons

It's sometimes difficult to navigate if you don't know exactly what you are searching for. It's much easier when you know what you need than just browsing.

April 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

Loved the mobile app too!

Pros

As the title says we loved the mobile app functionality and it was priced really well for what we wanted and the fact there is no charges for add ons. This definitely made it into our top five when we looked at a lot of software.

Cons

The service programming can be a little haphazard and the mobile app while it is cool we are looking forward to some improvements there. We will be able to pastor our people better by knowing who they are

December 2017

Gerald from Hope Church

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2017

Elvanto is a useful up but expensive and not all that you will need to run a church

It's useful for running a church

Pros

Ability to schedule volunteers, plan services, keep a database of visitors. Track giving and track the flow of newcomers.

Cons

It's expensive, third party applications don't work as advertised. It's not easy to use and at times foolish. You can't schedule someone for more than one thing at a time. But in reality you can lead the service and welcome new comers

December 2017

Nicole from Vantage Church

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

December 2017

Some things we love, some we dont!

Pros

Scheduling services, rostering teams, and forms are pretty good. It would be nice if the software was more intuitive and able to copy over settings from one service to the next

Cons

The event registration portal does not work very well for us, it did not track cash payments and we need to re work the report when we print it to update with who had paid by cash

December 2017

Brandon from Red Village Church

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2017

Elvanto has been great to use, work with, and so helpful for our church!

Overall organizational unity and efficiency. Streamlined, standardized and unified volunteer coordination. Centralized mass communication, and a highly user-friendly worship service planning platform and the ability to store the church worship song inventory online for all to utilize as needed.

Pros

I like how intuitive it is and how easy it is to figure out. I can teach functions to even the most tech-challenged people in our church and they are able to know what they need to do with ease. I also like the umbrella of functions it has under the one program for the price point offered. When you go from 100 to 200 active users the price doubling is a bit steep (this is why I gave value 4 stars), but it is comparable to similar programs, but easier to work with. Lastly, the customer service as well has been fantastic from day one and that was a major reason I chose Elvanto over other programs. Their speed of response is typically within 1 day, despite being in Australia, while I'm in the US.

Cons

More than anything it is their phone app, which is fairly useless at this time compared to just logging into the website on your phone (this is where 4 stars on Features comes in). The phone app has yet to be integrated with the majority of functions offered and the development has been too slow to get it going. Elvanto has a community Post board, which we love as a church, but to not have that on the phone app that can give you notifications of a new post seems like a huge oversight. The normal software I really have no issues with at all, if there is something hard to understand or more complicated, there is help available in the forms of tutorials or customer service is an email or chat away. The phone app, however, needs to be pushed through development and in big ways and then Elvanto will be a force to be reckoned with, and our church would have greater integration as people who don't get in front of a computer on a daily basis (i.e. young moms, blue-collar workers, etc.) would have it in their phones too.

November 2017

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2017

Elvanto is an excellent software to help track and organize your volunteers and programming needs.

Pros

Elvanto gives you so many options for such a great price. Similar Software will charge you far more to complete the same functions and tasks.

Cons

The giving portion is not as up to date as other online and mobile giving platforms. For large organizations initial start up can be tiresome.

October 2017

Janel from C3 Brooklyn

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2017

Amazing System

Would love to really implement new integrations to help engage people in new ways and make it easier for volunteers and staff to use Elvanto on the run. An App would be AMAZING that has full function. As well as integrations to elevated reporting dashboards. We would love to build a follow-up app as well that links with Elvanto to make it easy for people to make calls, add notes, tag others while on the run.

Pros

Great customer service and high functionality! We as users have a lot of freedom to manipulate advanced searches and reports to cater to what we need. Top class in that department. Also the reporting functions for groups is amazing.

Cons

Doesn't have a full functioning app. Not user friendly for volunteers that are on the run and not working from our church office (for follow-up purposes). Dashboards could be better to show key indicators digitally and graphically inspiring. We don't use Elvanto currently for our rostering, only for database and pastoral/follow-up. We also create all our reports manually based on exported reports on Elvanto. We find the display is just as important and the numbers.

August 2017

David from Lebanon Bible Fellowship Church

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2017

Tons of features, great customer support, everything you would need in a ChMS at a great price!

Pros

1. Elvanto has a very intuitive admin interface (similar to Wordpress). It's very easy to navigate and full of features.
2. Elvanto features many integrations with other services, such as Songselect, Proclaim, Mailchimp and Tithely, all of which we use at our church.
3. Elvanto gives you the ability to add endless custom fields for each person. These become useful for generating just about any kind of report.
4. Elvanto's customer support is fantastic. They respond quickly and with detailed and clear information.
5. It's great for scheduling volunteers (like a worship team, or nursery workers).
6. It's great for keeping track of attendance, and following up with new people,
7. The Elvanto team is constantly making improvements and working on new features.
8. Elvanto lets you create event registration forms, that allow you to add registrants to your database. That is helpful for follow-up.

Cons

The mobile app could use some more of the admin functionality. Also, without 'conditional logic' (like Gravity Forms or Ninja forms) the Elvanto registration forms can be limiting for certain types of events.

June 2017

Alyssa from C3 Los Angeles

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

June 2017

Has most features it should, but could be more robust.

Pros

I assist with several administrative functions for our church, and Elvanto is generally useful and has most of the features it should. I like being able to mass manage within flows and have emails automated. Searching for people is easy, which is great, too.

Cons

Missing key features here and there. For example, rostering can be frustrating. It's hard to assign people to see just the service locations/times they should, and then it's difficult to schedule in advance unless you're doing it on a separate calendar first. There should definitely be a visualization tool to see just an individual team over the course of a whole month, for example.

June 2017

Jake from Panavision Hollywood

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2017

Streamlined and Fluid

Planning and organizational applications are wonderful when it comes to getting an entire team on board. Having communication simplified like this has helped immensely.

Pros

Super relative to what it's meant for and makes the drudgery of admin easy. I used to hate setting meetings but this takes the pain away completely.

Cons

Not enough features. I'd like to see more cloud based integration with other apps (music for example).

June 2017

Aaron from New Community Church

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2017

We have loved this software. They are great about adding new features to make this great.

Pros

We love the ability to customize user log-in. We can add different users with different amount of accessibility into areas of the software.

Also we focus a lot on being able to pastor people. We can add categorizes of notes. This helps us track and note where people are at. We can also add custom fields to in their profile to track spiritual growth.

We switched to this program and have been thoroughly satisfied. This was also a great price software for church databases.

Cons

It is a little difficult with customer service cause they are an Australian company so at times the time difference for us in the US is hard to maneuver.

The only other con we have found is the graphic appeal of customizing forms and mass email. This is something they are aware of. They have already made improvements since we have used their service.

June 2017

Kristen from C3 Los Angeles

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

June 2017

Not super intuitive and functionality lacks

Pros

great branding and well designed logo - makes me want to like and use it more. Ability to add black out dates is easy and having th border of service in there is nice, too

Cons

there needs to be an option to add service days to your cal through an integration, not easy to upload a photo, confusing navigating through the line up - need to be able to text people when you click on their name

June 2017

Spencer from New Community Church

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2017

It has been so easy to use, provides the functions that we need and customer support is excellent.

We were able to pastor our people better by knowing who they were and what they needed. the notes option is extensive and very helpful. It is a great benefit to our organization.

Pros

Customization! We can make just about anything look the way we want it to. We can add different things to profiles, link them with Social Media, and if we had issues customer service was always on top of getting us what we needed in a very timely manner.

Cons

It is difficult at times to find what you're looking for based on the titles within heading/main page names (specifically groups and who falls into that or departments).

June 2017

Caleb from New Community Church

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2017

Elvanto is a great software that emphasizes the importance of real people.

Pros

The relational aspect of Elvanto has been extremely helpful. I'm a pastor that uses this software with the church and keeping up with people is the most important thing for our team. We want to keep track of people, but we also want to know what's going on in their lives. Elvanto gives our team the opportunity to share with each other notes about people we've connected with during the week. This is extremely helpful for us to keep each other up to date with what's going on in people's lives in our community.

Cons

This software doesnt have many downsides, but an issue would be the service programming. It just takes a few extra steps to do certain things like add notes for a specific department within that service. Sometimes just the organization of creating a service with different elements seems like it could be simpler.

April 2017

Kristy from Dreambuilders Church

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2017

A Quality Product

I have been administering Elvanto across 5 locations now for close to 4 years. All locations have differing needs and we have found a great deal of flexibility within this program. During this time we have seen Elvanto grow rapidly but in all this time never has their been any compromise in the level of customer service or the quality of a program they provide. I have found the team extremely approachable and always willing to help. I am confident that they are continually reviewing the product and enhancing it for the benefit of their customers. Would happily recommend this product to other churches.

Pros

End user usability.

Cons

Limitations with Access Permissions

November 2016

Esther from Blue Hills Church

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2016

Full service package

It's impossible to find a program that is super simple to navigate while being a full-service solution that you can customize to your needs, at least on the admin side. But Elvanto comes as close as possible to the best of everything. It can be a little overwhelming during the set-up phase, but the preset defaults help. They also have great customer service and very helpful documentation. If you want a powerful solution at a great price, Elvanto is the obvious choice.

Pros

It does everything! (Except full-service accounting). And all the moving parts in the ministry coordinate and interact in a logical manner on a master calendar. You set the rules based on your organizational structure.

Cons

It takes time to set up, but honestly, there is no way to simplify this process. If you want control to make a program yours, you will have to take some time with it.

November 2016

Denice from Sound City Church

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2016

Great Product

I really enjoy this App. It is web based so able to be accessed anywhere by anyone you chose. Pricing is reasonable and there are so many functions that it s a challenge to use them all efficiently! There is a bit of time involved in the initial set up but well worth it. It is also very user friendly and intuitive. The support guys are constantly improving and updating features and open to suggestions. It combines software like Pastoral Care, Planning Center and Pulse into one integrated platform. ie your database, songs, planning roster and pastoral care with notes and reminders all in one place. Your volunteers can have their own login, volunteer for rosters and communicate directly with their department heads within the app. The security level options allow various levels of access from volunteer to Senior Administrator. You can keep track of groups, training and services and customize for you own specific needs. You can send out emails and link to Mail Chimp and also send out SMS's linked to a provider of your choice from within the app. I love the new feature of being able to add and track Contacts, (as opposed to members), without including them in your payment subscription based on member entries. Contacts are people that you connect with through things like events and youth, that are not usual church goers, but you want to keep them informed of special occasions. It also has financial tracking functions which I think would be handy for very a small church or one in the USA and places where donations are tax deductible. You can also enter pledges and track them. I highly recommend this application and commend Ben and his team for the wonderful work that they are doing.

Pros

The various functionality options and that it is web based so your people can access it from any computer anywhere and reasonably priced.

Cons

Nothing