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.
Client Management Solutions - EzRA Church Management
Web-based church management software that allows pastors, administrators and leaders to effectively manage their membership.
Target Market: Mid - Large
Quick Summary - Nice, odd, but intriguing.
Level 2 Analysis:
How big? - Small, but venture capitalized
How many customers? - No idea. Seems pretty small.
How long in business? - 2004 or so?
Are they profitable? - I’m guessing no.
Technical Details - SAAS, little else known.
Volunteer Management - Not really.
Web Integration - Mediocre
Attendance - No mention of it
Assimilation - Poor
Level 2 Summary - Nice website, no content. As I dig deeper into Ezra this appears to be a very immature product. The product blog was last updated in 2006. The flagship church does not use their web presence stuff, and it almost feels a bit like abandonware to me. It appears that they got an infusion of capital in November of 2007, but I don’t see how that has helped them except perhaps making their new website. Cross them off the list.