Elexio Community Features

Elexio Community

Smart and Simple Integrated Church Management Software

4.18/5 (120 reviews)

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API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Built-in Accounting
Calendar Management
Campaign Planning
Child Check-in
Class Scheduling
Client Portal
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Customizable Branding
Customizable Categories
Customizable Fields
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Donation Management
Electronic Payments
Email Management
Email Templates
Event Calendar
Event Management
Event Scheduling
For Religious Organizations
Forms Management
Mail Merge
Member Communication
Member Directory
Member Portal
Membership Management
Mobile Access
Multi-Location
Online Calendar
Online Giving
Personalization
Pledge Management
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
SMS Messaging
Small Group Management
Social Media Integration
Student Management
Support Ticket Management
Third Party Integrations
Visitor Tracking
Volunteer Management
Website Integration
Website Management
Worship Planning
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API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Built-in Accounting
Calendar Management
Campaign Planning
Child Check-in
Class Scheduling
Client Portal
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Customizable Branding
Customizable Categories
Customizable Fields
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Donation Management
Electronic Payments
Email Management
Email Templates
Event Calendar
Event Management
Event Scheduling
For Religious Organizations
Forms Management
Mail Merge
Member Communication
Member Directory
Member Portal
Membership Management
Mobile Access
Multi-Location
Online Calendar
Online Giving
Personalization
Pledge Management
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
SMS Messaging
Small Group Management
Social Media Integration
Student Management
Support Ticket Management
Third Party Integrations
Visitor Tracking
Volunteer Management
Website Integration
Website Management
Worship Planning
Visit WebsiteCompare App
API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Built-in Accounting
Calendar Management
Campaign Planning
Child Check-in
Class Scheduling
Client Portal
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Customizable Branding
Customizable Categories
Customizable Fields
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Donation Management
Electronic Payments
Email Management
Email Templates
Event Calendar
Event Management
Event Scheduling
For Religious Organizations
Forms Management
Mail Merge
Member Communication
Member Directory
Member Portal
Membership Management
Mobile Access
Multi-Location
Online Calendar
Online Giving
Personalization
Pledge Management
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
SMS Messaging
Small Group Management
Social Media Integration
Student Management
Support Ticket Management
Third Party Integrations
Visitor Tracking
Volunteer Management
Website Integration
Website Management
Worship Planning
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Mobile apps

iOS App


5 reviews

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


120 reviews

Elexio Community Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Elexio Community's features:

Michael N.

Valuable Tool

2020-06-02

The database is a powerful tool in our ministry.

Pros

Through the database interfaces, communication is easy and quick.

Cons

At the last upgrade, I feel we lost the ability to customize reports and lost predefined reports that were beneficial in our ministry.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Mark W.

An Excellent Church Database for All Your Basic Needs

2017-02-22

Elexio Essentials Database is an excellent choice for church management software for the small to medium size church with basic needs.

Pros

Optimized viewing on mobile devices.

Cons

Cannot create unique icon for shortcut on devices. Can only see one month at a time in calendar. Cannot choose levels of privacy in directory.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Elexio Community

It's a great value for small to medium sized churches especially with 250 people or less. It's worth looking into, especially knowing that features are always being added and concerns are actively being worked on including all the aforementioned in my "Cons:" comments.

Source: Capterra
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Shelley M.

Really happy with the NEW Elexio web-based product. Much more user-friendly!

2018-05-29

We are Mac users and in past years it has been a bit difficult to find database software that is compatible.

Pros

Simpler report design/management.

Cons

Trying to re-think everything being tracked in "groups" within new Elexio, requires new disicpline and practices to ensure everyone is in correct groupings.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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TOM B.

the more we use the program the more frustrated we are getting on its limitations

2018-05-22

Pros

Having the website forms integrate with our database and financial giving integrated with the database saves a tremendous amount of man-hours in manual input.

Cons

useless mobile app. Check-in is too cumbersome and not parent-friendly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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Shannon H.

Highly Recommend

2020-06-11

Elexio Database has been so easy for us to use and easy for our staff to learn.

Pros

Our pastors and staff are able to see in one place who has made contacts. Integration with Online giving has been key.

Cons

Some of the report/search features can be cumbersome but the Elexio team is constantly working on streamlining their software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Trevor G.

Easy to use and pleased with customer services s support.

2018-05-23

Accessing contact information from congregation.

Pros

Also able to be accessed outside of the network.

Cons

The reporting needs work.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael P.

Love it!

2012-08-23

The products are very intuitive to use and take the worry and stress out of our website and database management.

Pros

So many tools at your fingertips. This is one the most powerful resources we use at the church.

Cons

They have many reports out of the box.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Gina M.

It is good when you can finally learn it.

2018-05-22

More accurate giving reports. Online giving went up dramatically.

Pros

Dashboard, Elexio Giving, Ease of searching.

Cons

There is so much - my 10 hour coaching package was nowhere near enough. I am definitely not using it to it's full ability - there is just a lot. I am disappointed that I cannot link to the Elexio calendar through our website.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Keturah S.

Elexio has been an asset to our Synagogue

2020-06-11

The former database I was using for ministry support was pretty outdated.

Pros

I have a greater ease of accessing important information.

Cons

it is pretty easy to work with but some areas can be a little tricky.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Michelle G.

Elexio Database Software in a Mid-Sized Church

2020-06-02

Elexio Database software has allowed me to keep track of members information, giving, and attendance all in one user friendly place.

Pros

Given the recent pandemic, Elexio has several features that have been helpful and prepared our organization for what we didn't know was coming. First, the online giving option has been phenomenal. Our members have been able to continue their giving even though we were not meeting in person for worship. The mass communication capability has also been beneficial in notifying our congregation about closures and other important communications.

Cons

There are several features that I wish were more "customizable." The "print directory" option does not allow me to design a printed directory in the format I would prefer.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kris S.

I have been frequently frustrated by elexio's limitations

2018-05-24

It keeps our church database very organized

Pros

Assigning interactions is a great feature.

Cons

I know that a lot can be done with advanced searching, but I would love to see this feature developed more.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Steve P.

We migrated from Elexio Deluxe to Elexio Community.

2018-05-29

Pros

The mobile app is being used by our church leadership to view our database "on the go."

Cons

The Elexio Deluxe system was faster and easier.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Cathy D.

Lots of functionality

2020-06-08

Pros

People search is easy with the App.

Cons

Reports are difficult, too many filters to find what you want

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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richard g.

Elexio Community

2018-12-12

Outside of reports, It solved our church admin concerns.

Pros

Easy to use interface. Has functions necessary.

Cons

The reports available are sub-par at best.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Burt F.

Elexio Database

2016-11-03

As a database Elexio is satisfactory for entering and storing data.

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Ease of use
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Source: Capterra
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Response from Elexio


Thanks for sharing, Burt! We have actually launched a brand new Church Management platform (Community ChMS) that should solve this issue and more of yours. We'd love to help you reach the level of customization you desire to help you manage things in a way that works for you. Feel free to give us a call at (888) 997-9947 Ext. 1 to see more about Community. Appreciate you sharing your thoughts, here.

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Rolanda A.

Always Growing and Changing

2020-06-11

Most of the improvements that we could use are on the schedule already.

Pros

The customer support is awesome!

Cons

Reports are not as complete or as intuitive as I would like.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Religious Institutions company, 501-1000 employees)

Used Elexio for years

2018-07-26

Good reporting. Good at keeping track of giving, notes, demographics.

Pros

Elexio was a good church database in terms of the church side.

Cons

The crashing which was a problem a year ago but I do think they switched over to an online platform. The check-in was outdated. You could customize the look, but it still looked very old.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Pete M.

Election review

2020-06-15

Weekly user to perform accounting functions

Pros

Portal based, available anywhere across multiple platforms.

Cons

Data entry and reports are not intuitive

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Kimberly G.

Elexio

2020-06-02

Pros

The ease of integrating as well as printing off reports, Some I have been very happy with, much easier.

Cons

Customer service knowledge, lots we know we can use with Elexio, the learning curve.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Karen B.

Looks good, functions poorly

2019-05-08

The prior product (Elexio Database) was a very good product.

Pros

Attractive interface. Website solution is good.

Cons

Elexio moved from a mundane and (somewhat) outmoded database system about 24 months ago which, while boring to look at, functioned quite well.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Elexio


Hi Karen! Thank you for your review. Since you posted, we've added a ton of new features! We have volunteer scheduling, improved reporting, a member health dashboard, and more. We hope you'll check out our new features!

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Seth M.

Easy to use

2017-02-22

Our church was using a different management software that was not at all intuitive.

Pros

Easy to use but powerful.

Cons

I wish there was better integration between the calendar and the database. For instance: if the calendar would send a notification to someone who has been listed as the person in charge of an event.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Elexio Community

Take the time and invest the money to take coaching sessions from Elexio.

Source: Capterra
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Amy G.

All in one church management product

2018-04-11

Pros

Integrates with check-in, database, giving, forms, website, mobile app and more.

Cons

The help materials provided are sometimes out of date. If you can't find what you're looking for, give them a call and their support team will help resolve the issue.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

The Elexio Database is a powerful church management system, but may not be incredibly user-friendly.

2018-05-22

Pros

Very specific search criteria and group building.

Cons

Not incredibly user-friendly. Not Mac friendly. (Required a Microsoft Remote Desktop environment to run on Mac.)

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Andrew P.

Love Elexio and Elexio Support!

2017-03-03

We would like to see a more easy to use child-check-in software (similar to Elexio Delux), see more automatic weekly reporting, etc, but overall, Elexio Community is great!

Pros

Web based, great to use with our desktops, laptops, iPads and mobile phones!

Cons

Child Check-In complexity and restrictions (i.e. All groups show up... if child is signing in on a Sunday, Wednesday's ministry groups are showing... this can easily lead to check-in user error. It would be great to only show Wednesday's group on Wednesday, and Sunday's ministry from this time to this time...)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Elexio Community

It would be great to have a directory that would show birth day (month and day) without showing year or age. Some of our members are complaining about that. :)

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Elexio


Thanks Andrew! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on Community and your experience with the team. You are certainly right that the solution is maturing rapidly, so we'll make sure these remarks get to the right folks to consider future planning!

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Mary S.

Happy Elexio User!

2016-12-16

It helps to have an analytical mind to think about how to filter information to get what you want.

Pros

Functionality Cloud-based (can use on PC or Mac) User-friendly Makes online giving easy (through web portal or app), including text-to-give Smooth transition from Shelby Easy to give database access (and define limitations very specifically) to staff and lay members Extremely customizable to meet your church's needs (if you pay for implementation training, they will work closely with you to use your church's language, as well)

Cons

Events calendar function through web portal is limited - comes in list form, so it's not easy to jump ahead a few months to see when a certain event will be held; there isn't a search function to look for events by name.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Elexio Community

We are very pleased and wish we had made this change sooner!

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Elexio


Great to hear from you, Mary! We are honored to be able to serve you with solutions that help ease your daily management! We're glad you made the change! I'm thrilled you're liking the ease at which you can communicate with staff and groups. I also want to share how much I appreciate you sharing your wishes for future development features as we progress! We're always looking to find the items that will really impact your ability to focus on your ministry. Also really appreciate the time you took to detail your experience in your review. Again, we're so pleased to be able to serve you. If you'd like to share anything additionally, feel free to shoot over comments to feedback@elexio.com.

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