Breeze ChMS

Breeze ChMS

Cloud-based church management software

4.9/5 (335 reviews)

Breeze ChMS Overview

Breeze is a web-based church management software designed to be simple enough for all staff and volunteers at small and mid-sized churches to use.

Breeze enables users to manage donations, by tracking amounts and donors, generating contribution reports, and sending giving statements to donors at the end of the year. Users can receive donations both online and through mobile giving, and have these directed into different funds based on the purpose of the donation, such as local missions or international relief funds.

Users can assign tags to individuals, and use these to create groups, add members to events, communicate with specific sets of members, and more. Breeze offers users the option to add custom fields to profiles, and can store an unlimited amount of information for each individual, who can then be searched using any number of criteria. User access restrictions allow administrators to set specific permissions for individual accounts or groups, preventing specific information from being shared with everyone.

Breeze allows users to schedule events, create online event registration forms, print attendee lists and name tags, take attendance at the event itself, generate reports on where attendees have come from, and more.

Pricing

Starting from
US$50,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Breeze ChMS Reviews

Overall rating
4.9/5
99% positive reviews
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Gay B.

Member/Customer Data Management : Affordable, Efficient, Effective, Easy to Learn & Use

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/05
Review Source: Capterra

We continue to have a very positive experience. We are completely satisfied. We are excited about some of the new features which are in beta testing right now. We have referred several churches/non-profits to Breeze and we have purchased a second account to use with a county-wide service organization we are a part of.

Pros

Breeze ChMS is affordable. Designed for churches, it would also be appropriate for non-profits & small businesses. Keep individual profiles with plenty of options to customize. Email, text, export date, create electronic forms, electronic check-in, receive payments/contributions, and so much more all in one place.

The data transfer from our old system into Breeze was amazingly straight forward, almost easy.

The learning curve was minimal for anyone who is familiar with doing things online. Like the data transfer, training is also straight forward; bite sized videos & links to related articles make it very easy to grasp and apply. This is my third experience transferring to a cloud based church management system and I can say, with confidence, the customer service team and their online help center are the best in the business.

Cons

All the pros far outweigh the four cons for us; the text feature is outgoing only, the web link is pretty long (yourorgname.breezechms.com), photo files are not exportable except in directory form, and there is on one option for paying them - once monthly.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Colin C.

Breeze lives up to its name!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/12/04
Review Source: Capterra

I'm thrilled with Breeze.

Pros

The one thing that brings Breeze above other great products is their support team. It is the most responsive, helpful team of any product I've ever come across in any context. These guys are fantastic.

How I use Breeze: Breeze lets me communicate easily via text or email to various sub-groups of people using Tags. We use Breeze's automated reminder/RSVP system for our children's program which has saved me SO much time and hassle, and we're able to track attendance of our children's program. I send out a weekly newsletter through Breeze (which allows me to track readership). We receive money for events through the forms feature, and use Forms regularly for all kinds of things. I like that receiving registration payments through forms connects those same payers to their contact ID in the member database.

Cons

Two things I would love to offer to our people that Breeze can't do currently:

1) We are currently limited in our ability to let folks pick the roles they'd like for various event signups. I have to go to outside sites like SignupGenius for that, which is no longer linked to the database. A cross between SignupGenius and TakeThemAMeal would be fantastic and allow us to stay inside Breeze for all that communication.

2) Having a secure login for our folks is great, and it would be very helpful if we could upload some content to a common page for things like church bylaws, mission statement, Children's program policies, etc. Currently there's no direct way to upload content to the database or to show your own custom "home" page when users log in. Even that would be helpful because I could put links to PDF files without asking Breeze to host more stuff.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Matthew D.

Database gamechanger for minsitry. Hard to believe so many features are packed into one tool.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/09/25
Review Source: Capterra

This tools was a game-changer in our communication. We are able to hold all the data we need, and then communicate to only the specific people we need for each communication by filtering people. I can't believe how helpful this tool has been!

Pros

*Allows texting to people right from the database, so you can send a mail-merge style text to any tag, group, or filtered option.
*Allows online payments/donations at a low credit card processing rate.
*Allows the ability to organize volunteers to RSVP for events by email or event text. Makes volunteer management super easy.
*Allows data to be collected by forms. I can create an form questions I want/need. Very handy!
*Allows as many profile fields I need and I can create any type of question.
*Connects to Mailchimp with sync, so our list are no longer mis-matched.
*Allows endless amounts of data tagging. So we can add any piece of information to any contact.
*Tons of user level options allows different levels of visibility and edit-ability. There is even a directory option so it can be set up so each contact can log-in and see certain profile fields.
*Online check-in is helpful for attendance tracking.

Cons

*Someone needs to know a little about database structures to set-it up. (You don't need to know programming, but comfortable in how data moves and functions in databases).
*The form data is not saved as an unalterable .pdf, so it is hard to use the form feature as an online legal document since the data is alterable after being submitted. I would love to use forms as a permission form, but since that requires a legal electronic signature, our legal advisor says we can use it for that since it doesn't covert the data to a permanent/ unalterable .pdf. So we have to use another tool for online legal documents that doesn't sync with Breeze.
*There is a feature to group people by family, but there isn't a "Family" sub-category of contacts in the database. So what would be nice is if a "Family" could hold the common info for the family such as household address, phone number, etc, rather than each contact having that information repeated. There are some things a family has in common, such as an address.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Chad W.

The Best Church Software God Has Given to Humanity

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2016/08/11
Review Source: Capterra

It is inevitably a common experience in the trenches of a database that the frustrated user thinks of an improvement to the program. This has happened only a few times with me while using Breeze, and on virtually EVERY occasion they have come up with a real solution to my "problem" as the next update. Now it's a joke on our staff; when someone says, "I wish Breeze could do [xyz]," someone will say, just wait a few weeks and they'll come out with an update. And it's happened for all the 9 months we've been using the product.

Breeze is amazing. Most of the time you use an effective product and you simply enjoy the fact that it works. Sometimes your experience with it is so positive that you become an advocate for the company; that's where I'm at. Breeze has helped our church in so many ways that I am grateful and indebted to them! If I met someone who worked at Breeze I would hug them.

Pros

It is a BREEZE to learn and use, and volunteers adapt well to it. It is extremely inexpensive for what you get with the program. It has tons of features. I could go into all the features, but for the sake of time, they're ALL genuinely helpful and efficient. It is tailored for specifically for churches, but I would think all kinds of organizations would benefit greatly from it.

As an unexpected bonus, their blog is extremely helpful as well! I tend to devalue most blogs that have 3 trite or self-evident ways to this or that, but every post that has caught my eye has been truly wise, biblical, insightful, and practical. I go back and refer to them as a resource; they're that helpful.

Cons

The only "cons" I've experienced have been small inefficiencies along the way, but they have virtually ALL been fixed days or weeks after I discovered them. (For example: I wish that recipients of a mass text could subscribe/unsubscribe/reply, but my hunch is that they're working on that and that there's some limitation w/ phone companies or something.)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Blair P.

Overall a great investment

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/09/19
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I have found Breeze ChMS to be a valuable resource for our church and well worth the monthly fee. I would highly recommend trying it if you are at all curious. The support is very good, which helps with the learning curve.

Pros

It's great for tracking attendance, kids min sign in and sign out. It functions as a church directory for us, but is a little clunky for that. Once set up this software service works really well for a small to medium sized church. We haven't used the giving section of the service, but it looks really solid. Overall this is a really good solution for a church that wants to track attendance, giving and some communication aspects.

Cons

It was a bit of work to get set up and understand, but their customer support is excellent and they are very willing to help you. I have found it difficult to access the data I want at times, such as clarifying who was at what events/gatherings. It's not a straightforward or simple process to access information, such as who was at a certain event, and takes several steps and even then isn't clear if it's the actual information I'm looking for. In other words, it's not always user friendly.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Breeze ChMS Pricing

Starting from
US$50,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

$50 per month for all features, unlimited users, and free upgrades.

Breeze ChMS Features

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Custom Fields
  • Email Integration
  • Event Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Electronic Payments
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Breeze ChMS

Key features of Breeze ChMS

  • API access
  • Attendance tracking
  • Automated daily backups
  • Contribution reports
  • Custom profile information fields
  • Data import from other systems
  • Demographic reports
  • Donation tracking
  • Event management
  • Event registration form creation
  • Event scheduling
  • Follow-up assignment
  • Individual & group emails
  • MailChimp integration
  • Name tag printing
  • Online donation processing
  • Printable directories
  • Quarterly & Year End giving statements
  • QuickBooks integration
  • SMS donation processing
  • SMS reminders and alerts
  • User access restrictions
  • Volunteer management

Benefits

  • Breeze allows users to track donations, generate contribution reports, and send out end-of-year giving statements to donors.

  • Users can create groups by assigning tags to people, and use these tags for group communication, adding members to events, and to group volunteers, event attendees, and more.

  • Breeze can store an unlimited amount of information on individuals, with the option to add custom fields to profile pages, and users can search for individuals or groups matching any number of criteria.

  • Users can schedule events, create registration forms, print name tags for attendees, take attendance, generate reports on attendee demographics, and more.

  • Breeze automatically alerts users if regular donors stop giving, or if individuals or groups stop attending events for multiple weeks at a time.

  • Breeze ChMS FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Breeze ChMS.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Breeze ChMS offer?

    Breeze ChMS offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$50,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    $50 per month for all features, unlimited users, and free upgrades.

    Q. What are the main features of Breeze ChMS?

    Breeze ChMS offers the following features:

    • API access
    • Attendance tracking
    • Automated daily backups
    • Contribution reports
    • Custom profile information fields
    • Data import from other systems
    • Demographic reports
    • Donation tracking
    • Event management
    • Event registration form creation
    • Event scheduling
    • Follow-up assignment
    • Individual & group emails
    • MailChimp integration
    • Name tag printing
    • Online donation processing
    • Printable directories
    • Quarterly & Year End giving statements
    • QuickBooks integration
    • SMS donation processing
    • SMS reminders and alerts
    • User access restrictions
    • Volunteer management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Breeze ChMS?

    Breeze ChMS has the following typical customers:

    Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Breeze ChMS support?

    Breeze ChMS supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Breeze ChMS offer?

    Breeze ChMS has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Breeze ChMS support mobile devices?

    Breeze ChMS supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Breeze ChMS integrate with?

    Breeze ChMS integrates with the following applications:

    Authorize.net, Continue To Give, Hubstaff, I Done This, Kindrid, Mailchimp, QuickBooks Online, Stripe, Tithe.ly, easyTithe

    Q. What level of support does Breeze ChMS offer?

    Breeze ChMS offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials