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.
Icon Systems - IconCMO & Revelations
Church Management System. Features: Households and Members, Special Events, Groups and Talents, and more.
Target Market: Small - Large
Quick Summary - Worth Consideration
Level 2 Analysis:
How big? - Unwilling to divulge
How many customers? - Unwilling to divulge
How long in business? - 1992
Are they profitable? - “rarely run in the red”
Technical Details - Unwilling to divulge
Volunteer Management - Nope.
Web Integration - Minimal.
Attendance - Seems really fast
Assimilation - Nope.
Level 2 Summary - IconCMO seems to do the basics well, but doesn’t really push anything forward in the world of church management. The highly touted web features really amount to the ability for people in the congregation to update their profile. Hardly solid web integration. IconCMO does not appear to offer good assimilation tools or volunteer management, essential items IMHO. Their reluctance to answer my questions about their size implies to me that this is a small product without a large customer base. No further research is necessary at this time.