Church Windows

Web based and hosted management software for churches

About Church Windows

Church Windows by Computer Helper is a church management software which allows church and other non-profit organizations to manage members and track donations received. Church Windows is offered in two different deployment options; Church Windows desktop edition which is installed on premises and is compatible with Windows-based systems, and Church Windows Web which is a web based solution and can be accessed through the internet from any web browser.

Church Windows ChMS offers four primary modules for membership, scheduling, donation management and accounting. These modules can be subscribed individually or clubbed together as one integrated suite. Membership module allows the maintaining of family records and members’ involvement in the church. Churches can create a personal directory for records with complete details of members or groups. The scheduler feature allows the church to schedule events and share event information like location, timing and purpose of the event with members. The event organizer can assign different roles to members like the leader, participant, and volunteers for the event. Church administration can also track attendance of group meetings and events.

Church Windows’ Donation feature allows administrators to track & record online giving. Members can pledge a donation amount and the church can send notifications through email for those behind on their pledge. The accounting module allows bookkeepers to manage balance sheets; monitor fund activity and generate the summary report of cash activity. Churches can track their annual expenses and set budgets for various activities. The administrator can set recurring transactions to save time and print reports or export into multi formats such as PDF, CSV or Excel.

Key benefits of Church Windows

• Church Windows' Membership module allows recording of individual and family details including address and contact information, with a short member description to connect members through call or email.
• The scheduling feature allows the church to manage events and the resources required for organizing these events with complete information on people who are attending the events and roles and duties of different members involved.
• The donation module allows the recording of donations made by members, and administrators can also view the history of donations and conduct audit trials of accounts.
• The budgeting feature within Church Windows' accounting module allows users to review the preceding year’s budget, fix the current year budget and create next year's budget automatically.
• The solution offers high-end customization for reports and invoices and the church can design their own church logo & graphics and use them to print on reports or letterhead.
• It allows users to choose the deployment option from locally installed on premises or hosted on the web.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

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Church Windows Membership module allows to manage members and track visitation
Church Windows allows to track memberships, donations, schedule events and manage accounting
Church administrator can track and record donations with Church Windows
Church Windows accounting module allows to enter income & bills and print reports
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Features

Total features of Church Windows: 41

  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Asset Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Built-in Accounting
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Child Check-in
  • Contact Database
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Donation Management
  • Email Distribution
  • Event Management
  • For Religious Organizations
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Historical Reporting
  • Invoice Processing
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Membership Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Giving
  • Payroll Management
  • Pledge Management
  • Records Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Small Group Management
  • Visitor Tracking
  • Volunteer Management
  • Website Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,3 /5
(939)
Value for Money
4,4/5
Features
4,1/5
Ease of Use
3,9/5
Customer Support
4,6/5

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Lisa F.
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Awesome Church Management Software!

Reviewed on 2018/11/13

Church Windows has helped our church operations in so many ways. The reporting and budgeting...

Church Windows has helped our church operations in so many ways. The reporting and budgeting options in Accounting have been especially helpful in financial planning and oversight. The payroll module simplifies all things related to payroll (direct deposit, taxes, W-2s, etc). Giving statements are easy to produce, as well as giving reports. People tracking is always a challenge, and the Membership module does so much to help. The support is fantastic, they know the program, and many of them also serve in their local church. Overall, Church Windows is an outstanding product!

Pros

Our church has used Church Windows for many years. It seamlessly tracks people, giving, accounting, and payroll. Each module can be used by itself, or integrated to all work together. The support people are fantastic--friendly, patient, and easy to understand. Training is readily available through online video tutorials, brief online training sessions, workbooks, and the program help feature. The user-friendly software is great for beginners, offers many features for seasoned users, and versatile enough for church volunteers and employees alike.

Cons

Nothing. I love everything about Church Windows!

Response from Computer Helper Publishing

Lisa,

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software.

Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software.

Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at [email protected].com

Thanks again,
Church Windows Support

George M.
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Aging Technology

Reviewed on 2019/05/17

We use church windows to manage our parishioners’ records and all donations. We have been using...

We use church windows to manage our parishioners’ records and all donations. We have been using this solution for more than 15 years. While it has served us well, it has not grown with changing technology. We are in the process of moving to a cloud-based solution.

Pros

Robust church management solution from a well established provider. Cost of maintenance is negligible. Feature-rich.

Cons

Single platform (Windows only). No viable cloud option (they offer cloud service, but it is really just their regular software on VM). Difficult UI, not intuitive.

Response from Computer Helper Publishing

George,

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software.

Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better.

Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at [email protected]

Thanks again,
Church Windows

Laurie W.
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Church Windows - easy to use

Reviewed on 2021/04/08

It's still much better than my previous experience with ACS. Much more user-friendly. Support has...

It's still much better than my previous experience with ACS. Much more user-friendly. Support has gotten slow but always resolves issues.

Pros

Easier to use, once you understand the program. Lots of options for customizable reports. All our church info in one place.

Cons

The customer service has gotten slower to respond over the years. You can pay extra for premium support, which I don't appreciate. Been a customer for 15 years, paid a lot of annual fees for support.

Shannon C.
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Church Windows Software

Reviewed on 2019/05/17

It's great to have all church information in one spot. I do feel limited with what I can do and...

It's great to have all church information in one spot. I do feel limited with what I can do and what i want to do with the program. I am sure it's all training related.

Pros

The basics of the program is laid out nice.

Cons

The software has moved away from it's user friendly-ness a little bit. Some of the report features are confusing and if you don't check the right box or column you don't get what you are looking for. I think they wanted to make reports come from a central area but I find it confusing. Also- you have great videos, which are better than the written instructions, but if you have several issues you don't always have 20 minutes to figure out the solution by watching the video and some times it's the wrong video because you didn't word the search issue correctly. I was thrown into picking up the treasurer position when someone suddenly died, so I had no training and it has been hard to get up to date training with no time! One more thing... i would love to have a 2 day training option or someone to work with me to clean up the software from where I am making errors or making my job harder and I could just do it a simpler way. I also feel that the support people are very friendly and courteous. Some times I have issues explaining my problem so I don't get the help I need. It is also very expensive to keep the support that I have learned to go to videos first for. Sometimes I think starting over with a new/different program would be better so I can learn it from the beginning.

Response from Computer Helper Publishing

Shannon,

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software.

Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better.

If you're using the current version of Church Windows, please hit the F1 key on any screen in Church Windows to bring up the Help File topic on that page. When open, the help page can be printed. We hope this helps.

We would also suggest you look at the Live Web Training option as a time and cost effective way of getting one-on-one training with one or our trainers.

Please call our support techs when you have any questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at [email protected]

Thanks again,
Church Windows Support

Bill G.
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A time saver!!

Reviewed on 2021/02/09

We moved from a spreadsheet reporting method to Church Windows for recording church members into a...

We moved from a spreadsheet reporting method to Church Windows for recording church members into a data base that offers many uses. Later, we added the Donation module and this was the greatest asset for the software. First in importance was the accuracy of the entry and the availability of almost instant reports. It allows us to produce a very accurate statement of giving for tax purposes and allows us to produce these statements in a very short time.

Pros

The software offers the user the ability to record data in an accurate way and therefore, produce an accurate report. Moving from an Excel spreadsheet method, this allows a more accurate product and allows for a multitude of reports in many formats.

Cons

If I were to chose a negative, I suppose it would be the learning curve. While there are many resources offered by the support staff, it takes a good bit of time to really appreciate the many functions offered by the program.

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Church Windows offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$80,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Pricing varies depending on the number of modules used 1 Module: $80/user/month 2 Modules: $115/user/month 3 Modules: $150/user/month 4 Modules: $165/user/month Modules to choose from: Membership, Donations, Accounting & Payroll (Addition Seats: $45/user/month) *Pricing for Church Windows Web solution

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Church Windows has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Church Windows supports the following languages:

English

Church Windows supports the following devices:

Church Windows integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Excel

Church Windows offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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