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.
E-Church Essentials - The Essential Solution
Web-based church ministry software. Evangelize, Disciple and Mobilize Teams online.
Target Market: Small - Large
Quick Summary - Interesting, doesn't really work with Safari, more fluff than substance
Level 2 Analysis:
How big? - A married couple and a friend perhaps?
How many customers? - Unsure
How long in business? - Unsure
Are they profitable? - Probably not.
Technical Details - Their website is incompatible with Safari. Does not bode well for their expertise in creating web apps.
Volunteer Management - manual
Web Integration - poor
Attendance - none shown
Assimilation - nope
Level 2 Summary - This appears to be basically a website tool, but one that is poorly designed. The whole thing is kind of a mess. They claim to be emergent, but their website takes forever to do anything. ADHD people need not apply unless you like watching videos narrated by a lady with a droning, irritating voice. Lots of beeps and boops when looking at screens reminds me of the days of playing Atari. Very odd. Obviously this product misses me completely.