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.
Five Talent Software - Five Talent Church
Manages membership information, activities and attendance, mass mailings, employee information, fund accounting.
Target Market: Small - Large
Quick Summary - Intriguing, but looks immature
Level 2 Analysis:
How big? - Small
How many customers? - No idea. Forum has *ZERO* posts.`
How long in business? - 2004
Are they profitable? - Almost certainly not.
Technical Details - Windows software with some web integration.
Volunteer Management - No.
Web Integration - Some provision, seems a bit kludgey.
Attendance - Old school bar codes.
Assimilation - No.
Level 2 Summary - I think this product died in the marketplace and is undergoing a resurrection very recently. This website was put up on June 23, and the forum has no posts at all. Live chat is always “offline” and there is very little real information. The upcoming “version 3” will be entirely browser based, which sounds like they failed as a software product and are trying to rebirth as SAAS. The design of the website is nice, so if they put the same attention into the product it could develop into something really nice, but currently it is not nearly mature enough for us.