If you haven't already, you MUST read the summary of what we are looking for. This is critical to understand my comments. The vendors being reviewed work hard to provide a good product to serve the church, and they should be commended for that. Our needs are very specific, and just because a product isn't right for us does not mean that it isn't perfect for your church. By the same token, just because we didn't like a product does not mean it doesn't meet needs or provide genuine value to its clients. The blurb and "target market" are taken from the capterra list I referenced in my first post. Finally, my thoughts are my own and not an official position of my employer. Thank you.
Suran Systems - CDM Plus
A fully integrated suite containing Membership, Attendance, Contributions, Accounting, Payroll, and Event Registration.
Target Market: Mid
Quick Summary - We definitely need to look closer, need higher end support options
Level 2 Analysis:
How big? - 20
How many customers? - 3500
How long in business? - 1986
Are they profitable? - I assume so
Technical Details - Cross platform database.
Volunteer Management - Doesn’t seem to be a strong suit
Web Integration - Tacked on as a separate, limited function service.
Attendance - I like the fact that they track visitors separate until you are ready to integrate them. It seems like they view attendance tracking as a high priority.
Assimilation - Manual
Level 2 Summary - Although CDM+ is what we use for our financials, it does not appear from what I can find online that they offer the tools we need on the membership side. Their website doesn’t offer a lot of info, unfortunately. Their new web module is a start, but has a long way to go. There are better options out there for us.