Elvanto

An all-in-one hosted church management software solution

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Elvanto Overview

What is Elvanto?

Elvanto is a complete all-inclusive software service specifically designed for church, congregation and worship management. Wholly cloud-based and accessible 24/7 from any browser equipped device or via official companion apps for iOS/Android, the platform offers an intuitive dashboard login fully customizable to adopt community colors, logos and backgrounds. From here administrators and users of multiple access permission levels can view or edit detailed people contacts identified by diverse categories, families and groups. Keep service attendance records with trusted check-in capabilities for adults or children and assign volunteers to scheduled events within the integrated calendar.

Elvanto also handles online donation giving and tracking pledges directly to the contact database while accepting new transaction details via CSV file import. A variety of performance reports can then be generated and shared, supporting export to CSV, Excel or PDF. User accounts are hosted securely across servers based in Australia, Europe and the USA, encrypting data transfers with SSL certificates. Average uptimes of 99.9% keeps access live and available, while automatic daily backups and the ability to set full user permissions also ensures sensitive information is protected.

Elvanto Overview

Pricing

Starting from
€13,50/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

A free 21-day trial is available, after which:

Up to 50 active adults: €10.80/month (billed annually) or €13.50/month (billed monthly)
Up to 100 active adults: €21.60/month (billed annually) or €27/month (billed monthly)
Up to 200 active adults: €43.20/month (billed annually) or €54/month (billed monthly)
Up to 500 active adults: €108/month (billed annually) or €135/month (billed monthly)
Up to 1000 active adults: €129.60/month (billed annually) or €162/month (billed monthly)


Elvanto Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Australia
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish

Media

Elvanto Android app showing Roster screen
Elvanto app for iOS showing song lists on iPad
Elvanto app login screen on Android
Elvanto showing the admin dashboard
Elvanto showing the integrated events calendar
Elvanto showing the people contacts screen
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Elvanto Reviews

Elvanto Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
70

Very good
34

Average
8

Poor
0

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,5
Features
4,3
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Support
4,7
92% recommended this app
Curt S.

Super Easy to Use

Tithely has been a great addition to our online giving mechanism. The forms presented to the user are super clean and easy to use. We have had no major issues at all. Any questions we have had have been answered by the Tithely support people quickly.


Clint B.

Tithe.ly ChMS gives us the mechanism to track discipleship

Overall, I'm excited to see how Tithe.ly ChMS transforms our daily work flow and impacts church growth. It's seems like a very cool company that has a great product and we're happy to be partnering with them!


Kirsten K.

Awkward and difficult

After a year of searching for an "all inclusive" church management software, we landed on Elvanto. Unfortunately, it's been difficult to implement, not user-friendly, and most of the features we look for ended up being such long processes it's never really stuck. Support is a timezone away and many of our issues come back with a "not our fault." 3 years in, and we've had so many bad experiences that half our staff team is unwilling to even try to make it work anymore. This may be a one-stop-shop, but without serious tech experience on your staff, and a high commitment level from the users, it's just not worth it.


Douglas T.

Great tool to help churches be more organized

We are solving the issue of ensuring no one falls through the cracks at our church. Being a church of almost 500 people, we could no longer just store information on excel spreadsheets and in our minds. This system helps us to better care for our people. No longer do we need to use multiple google spreadsheets to manage different areas of our church since we do only the managing within the system. In only a few months using the system, we are already seeing a great benefit.


Josh E.

Expansive Church Management System


Curt S.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Super Easy to Use

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/09/01
Review Source: Capterra

Tithely has been a great addition to our online giving mechanism. The forms presented to the user are super clean and easy to use. We have had no major issues at all. Any questions we have had have been answered by the Tithely support people quickly.

Pros

Tithely makes it easy to track online giving. Users are immediately issued a customizable giving receipt when donations are made. Reports can be run with just a few mouse clicks. There are options for recurring giving, which makes it easy for people to setup automated donations on a recurring basis.

Cons

Emails to notify that donations have been received are sent only once per day. These emails contain no details whatsoever how much was given, how many donations were received, etc. Clicking a link in said email is required to view the actual donations. This isn't terrible, and I can see why they did this (for privacy reasons, as well as to keep the admin's inbox from getting cluttered with repetitive emails), but a tad more info, such as the total for the day, would be nice to have.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Clint B.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Tithe.ly ChMS gives us the mechanism to track discipleship

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/08/19
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I'm excited to see how Tithe.ly ChMS transforms our daily work flow and impacts church growth. It's seems like a very cool company that has a great product and we're happy to be partnering with them!

Pros

What's great about Tithe.ly ChMS is how discipleship-centric it is. The People manager is easy to use and easy to manage. The People Flow feature gives a very unique and useful way to place people - new guests, people on discipleship pathways, etc.. - in a specific flow so that they don't fall through the cracks. We'll now have the ability to get some true metrics beyond just attendance on Sunday. My other favorite feature is the Services feature, which gives us the same capability as Planning Center, but doesn't have the people limitations. We will soon drop our Planning Center subscription because Tithe.ly fills that need.

Cons

The part of the experience that was the least enjoyable was migrating data from our old system to Tithe.ly. First line support seemed to be out of order in where we were in the process. Once we got connected with our migration specialist at Tithe.ly, it got a lot better. He was very knowledgeable and was able to answer just about every question.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Kirsten K.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Awkward and difficult

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2016/07/17
Review Source: Capterra

After a year of searching for an "all inclusive" church management software, we landed on Elvanto. Unfortunately, it's been difficult to implement, not user-friendly, and most of the features we look for ended up being such long processes it's never really stuck. Support is a timezone away and many of our issues come back with a "not our fault." 3 years in, and we've had so many bad experiences that half our staff team is unwilling to even try to make it work anymore. This may be a one-stop-shop, but without serious tech experience on your staff, and a high commitment level from the users, it's just not worth it.

Pros

[Should be] everything in one: it was meant to get rid of the myriad of different systems we used for child checkin, accounting, communications, booking venues, and volunteer follow up... They recommend having a dedicated technician for the first 2 years full-time to help integrate. I can see why, but that's just not in our (or many church) budgets, and without it we just couldn't seem to get off the ground.

Cons

Child checkin: only supports one printer (the most expensive & most glitchy), doesn't work well with Macs, couldn't get the iPad/tablet system to work at all, and tech support was pretty slim. After 3 years, parents still aren't used to the system (not intuitive). Bookings: allows users to double book spaces without flagging problems to an overseers - people assume since they "booked it" it's fine, but program just puts duplicate entries rather than denying access. Accounting: after a month of training, our accountants vetoed using the software, saying it was too complicated and didn't accomplish their needs. Volunteer management: allows for some management, if you have a consistent team. If your team changes weekly, then you might as well just email them yourself - there's no nice solution for this.

Response from Elvanto

Sorry to hear about your bad experience Kirsten.

It really sounds like our customer support was lacking in your case as some of the issues you have faced (like setting up multiple check-in printers and getting them to work) should be easy to sort out.

At this stage we are stuck with DYMO label printers (those expensive ones you mentioned) simply because other label printers don't have good web support. We are keeping an eye on the other manufacturers and will integrate with them as soon as we can!

Bookings I believe we did have a bug where it wasn't bringing up conflicts but this has been fixed since. We're constantly improving and fixing any bugs that appear.

Accounting is not something we fully support. We focus on tracking giving and let proper accounting software to handle that side of things. We plan to create some integrations though.

Lastly volunteer management. We've recently released scheduling preferences that should help make it easier to manage volunteers.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Douglas T.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great tool to help churches be more organized

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/10/10
Review Source: Capterra

We are solving the issue of ensuring no one falls through the cracks at our church. Being a church of almost 500 people, we could no longer just store information on excel spreadsheets and in our minds. This system helps us to better care for our people. No longer do we need to use multiple google spreadsheets to manage different areas of our church since we do only the managing within the system. In only a few months using the system, we are already seeing a great benefit.

Pros

I like that I can both see at a high level how many people are coming to our church, how many people are attending small group, how people are getting engaged, etc. and also drill down into specific people to see how they individually are involved. Getting both a macro and a micro view help pastors to better care for the church as a whole and individual people.

Cons

There is a learning curve to understanding the product, especially since it has a LOT of features. I certainly could not "hit the ground running with it". This also impacts other users. I need to make sure I adequately train users so that they do not make errors while using the system.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Josh E.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Expansive Church Management System

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/23
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Tithe.ly purchased Elvanto. I've been an Elvanto client since 2016. I'm a huge fan of the types of reports you can run on this church management platform. It's very easy to create groups to manage people and there are so many integrations with other services.

Cons

It takes a WHILE to import contacts from a previous church management system. A great feature is you can create so many fields on this platform but that requires a lot of detailed work when importing contact cards from a previous platform.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
Based on 113 user ratings
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Elvanto Pricing

Elvanto Pricing

Starting from
€13,50/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

A free 21-day trial is available, after which:

Up to 50 active adults: €10.80/month (billed annually) or €13.50/month (billed monthly)
Up to 100 active adults: €21.60/month (billed annually) or €27/month (billed monthly)
Up to 200 active adults: €43.20/month (billed annually) or €54/month (billed monthly)
Up to 500 active adults: €108/month (billed annually) or €135/month (billed monthly)
Up to 1000 active adults: €129.60/month (billed annually) or €162/month (billed monthly)

A free 21-day trial is available, after which:

Up to 50 active adults: €10.80/month (billed annually) or €13.50/month (billed monthly)
Up to 100 active adults: €21.60/month (billed annually) or €27/month (billed monthly)
Up to 200 active adults: €43.20/month (billed annually) or €54/month (billed monthly)
Up to 500 active adults: €108/month (billed annually) or €135/month (billed monthly)
Up to 1000 active adults: €129.60/month (billed annually) or €162/month (billed monthly)

Value for Money
4,5/5
Based on 113 user ratings
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Elvanto Features

Elvanto 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
4,3/5
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Additional information for Elvanto

Additional information for Elvanto

Key features of Elvanto

  • Accept online donations and manage accounts
  • Additional calendar support for Google Calendar
  • Change dashboard branding to match church identity
  • Choose from a variety of report types to generate and share
  • Custom fields for adding diverse details to people contacts
  • Embed event calendars into external church websites
  • Fully customizable web-based interface to match workflow
  • Get automatic event notifications to dashboard or mobile
  • Keep detailed people, family, group and volunteer records
  • Log attendance and process child check-ins efficiently
  • Manage multiple sites across multiple locations
  • Mobile apps available for iOS and Android devices
  • Print name labels for service attendees
  • Schedule and manage events with integrated Event Calendar
  • Secure data hosting and daily automatic backups
  • Set user access permissions at multiple levels
  • Supports check-in methods including barcode scanning
  • View live updates to a centralized activity dashboard

Benefits

  • Online dashboard-based access within the browser, providing intuitive admin tools, and notifications – all fully customizable to match church colors and branding.
  • Use People Categories to log custom details of congregation members, link families, create groups, register volunteers with full search and existing data import options.
  • Child check-in tools safely log attendance across multiple rooms or locations, printing name labels, scanning barcodes and sending SMS notifications to parents.
  • Schedule services or events with Elvanto Calendars or additional Google Calendar support and the option to embed calendars within the church’s own website.
  • View rosters, accept or decline requests and view song lists on the move with companion Elvanto apps for Android and iOS devices.
  • Elvanto FAQs

    Elvanto FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Elvanto.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Elvanto offer?

    Elvanto offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: €13,50/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    A free 21-day trial is available, after which: Up to 50 active adults: €10.80/month (billed annually) or €13.50/month (billed monthly) Up to 100 active adults: €21.60/month (billed annually) or €27/month (billed monthly) Up to 200 active adults: €43.20/month (billed annually) or €54/month (billed monthly) Up to 500 active adults: €108/month (billed annually) or €135/month (billed monthly) Up to 1000 active adults: €129.60/month (billed annually) or €162/month (billed monthly)

    Q. What are the main features of Elvanto?

    Elvanto offers the following features:

    • Accept online donations and manage accounts
    • Additional calendar support for Google Calendar
    • Change dashboard branding to match church identity
    • Choose from a variety of report types to generate and share
    • Custom fields for adding diverse details to people contacts
    • Embed event calendars into external church websites
    • Fully customizable web-based interface to match workflow
    • Get automatic event notifications to dashboard or mobile
    • Keep detailed people, family, group and volunteer records
    • Log attendance and process child check-ins efficiently
    • Manage multiple sites across multiple locations
    • Mobile apps available for iOS and Android devices
    • Print name labels for service attendees
    • Schedule and manage events with integrated Event Calendar
    • Secure data hosting and daily automatic backups
    • Set user access permissions at multiple levels
    • Supports check-in methods including barcode scanning
    • View live updates to a centralized activity dashboard

    Q. Who are the typical users of Elvanto?

    Elvanto has the following typical customers:

    Public Administrations, Non Profit

    Q. What languages does Elvanto support?

    Elvanto supports the following languages:

    English, French, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Elvanto offer?

    Elvanto has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Elvanto support mobile devices?

    Elvanto supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Elvanto integrate with?

    Elvanto integrates with the following applications:

    Continue To Give, Faithlife Proclaim, Mailchimp, Nucleus, PayPal, Pushpay, Stripe, Tithe.ly

    Q. What level of support does Elvanto offer?

    Elvanto offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials