Tuesday, July 22, 2008

ChMS - People Driven Software

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.

People Driven Software
People Driven Software is an innovative, powerful, and easy-to-use church management software solution designed to assist churches in effectively managing the process of People becoming fully engaged disciples of Christ.
Target Market: Medium - Large
Quick Summary - Windows, probably one of the weaker choices on this list, still worth a look.

Level 2 Analysis:

How big? - 10
How many customers? - 650
How long in business? - 2002
Are they profitable? - Yes
Technical Details - Access & Visual Basic.

Volunteer Management -
Web Integration -
Attendance -
Assimilation -

Level 2 Summary - This is an odd one. I really like the product features. I really like the product focus on people. It seems like one of the stronger products out there. Unfortunately, Access is not a Client Server RDBMS product and is ill suited for an environment our size. We need an enterprise level solution, something Access is not.

Update: People Drive Software has a new product called PDS Live. For more info click here.

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