Church Windows

Web based and hosted management software for churches

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Church Windows Overview

What is 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.

Church Windows Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$80,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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


Church Windows Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

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

Church Windows Reviews

Church Windows Reviews

Overall rating
4,3
/
5
Excellent
488

Very good
323

Average
99

Poor
19

Terrible
9

Value for Money
4,4
Features
4,1
Ease of Use
3,9
Customer Support
4,6
86% recommended this app
Lisa F.

Awesome Church Management Software!

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!


George M.

Aging Technology

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.


Deb F.

Highly recommend for Church Coordinators

I have worked with the Church Windows people for over 15 years-maybe 20. I have always received great customer service, both through emails, and by phone. I belong to a Facebook group consisting of other church financial secretaries and have found others that also use this program so we also exchange ideas.


Shannon C.

Church Windows Software

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.


Cari K.

Church Windows - Church Management Software

I have been using CW for 20+ years, have learned most of the modules and have been very impressed at the power of this program. The only limitation may just be how much you want to learn about it. Love the payroll program also.


Lisa F.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Awesome Church Management Software!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/11/13
Review Source: Capterra

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]

Thanks again,
Church Windows Support

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

George M.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Aging Technology

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/17
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 1.0/10

Deb F.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Highly recommend for Church Coordinators

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/06
Review Source: Capterra

I have worked with the Church Windows people for over 15 years-maybe 20. I have always received great customer service, both through emails, and by phone. I belong to a Facebook group consisting of other church financial secretaries and have found others that also use this program so we also exchange ideas.

Pros

This software includes everything I need to keep track of finances, payroll and personal information for our church. It's easy to set up special accounts and link income and expenses, as was particularly needed this year when we received money from the Payroll Protection Program.

Cons

One thing that I would like to see in this product is the availability to combine years so that when I need to look up a purchase, for instance, and don't know which year it was made, I would not have to look in each year individually.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Shannon C.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Church Windows Software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/17
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Cari K.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Church Windows - Church Management Software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/07/16
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using CW for 20+ years, have learned most of the modules and have been very impressed at the power of this program. The only limitation may just be how much you want to learn about it. Love the payroll program also.

Pros

Church Windows has been in place at our church for many years (20+). We have had multiple users and used most of the modules. We have not had any problems that we could not get support for or that were not resolved. This is the best customer service ever!!!

Cons

There are occasional blips, but the company is very open to discussing them and they are usually fixed with an upgrade before very long.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,3/10
Based on 938 user ratings
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Church Windows Pricing

Church Windows Pricing

Starting from
US$80,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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

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

Value for Money
4,4/5
Based on 938 user ratings
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Church Windows Features

Church Windows Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Attendance Management
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Management
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Custom Fields
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Event Management
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Volunteer Management
Features
4,1/5
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Additional information for Church Windows

Additional information for Church Windows

Key features of Church Windows

  • A/R module invoicing
  • Accounting
  • Assign roles to members
  • Attendance tracking
  • Budgeting
  • Customized templates
  • Export information
  • Generate year end receipts
  • Manage church calendar
  • Manage contacts
  • Manage pledge campaigns
  • Manage visitors
  • Payroll management
  • Print directory in multiple formats
  • Report attendance in summary or in detail
  • Secure audit trails
  • See a history of data changes
  • Send emails to people or groups
  • View household and individual records

Benefits

• 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.

Church Windows FAQs

Church Windows FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Church Windows.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Church Windows offer?

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

Q. What are the main features of Church Windows?

Church Windows offers the following features:

  • A/R module invoicing
  • Accounting
  • Assign roles to members
  • Attendance tracking
  • Budgeting
  • Customized templates
  • Export information
  • Generate year end receipts
  • Manage church calendar
  • Manage contacts
  • Manage pledge campaigns
  • Manage visitors
  • Payroll management
  • Print directory in multiple formats
  • Report attendance in summary or in detail
  • Secure audit trails
  • See a history of data changes
  • Send emails to people or groups
  • View household and individual records

Q. Who are the typical users of Church Windows?

Church Windows has the following typical customers:

Non Profit

Q. What languages does Church Windows support?

Church Windows supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Church Windows offer?

Church Windows has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Church Windows support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Church Windows supports

Q. What other apps does Church Windows integrate with?

Church Windows integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Excel

Q. What level of support does Church Windows offer?

Church Windows offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials