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Breeze ChMS vs Elexio Community Comparison

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Overview

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Breeze is a cloud-based church management software designed to assist small & mid-sized churches in managing events, donations,...

Elexio Community is cloud-enabled church management software that is simple, easy to use, and integrated, for whole church...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

72

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

35.13

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.8

581

5

4

3

2

1

509

63

4

1

4

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

4.2

121

5

4

3

2

1

54

43

19

2

3

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
93%
would recommend this app

Pros

Perhaps one of the main reasons I DO love it is that it is one of the only businesses out there staying true to its promises, even as it grows. I trust them and I trust their product.
Our whole team is so very grateful for Breeze. Their customer support is FAST and HELPFUL (and very friendly).
It was built for churches. It also had a great text to give feature and a wonderful event calendar feature that is easily and beautifully embedded on a website.

Pros

I feel more confident that there will be less or no glitches in reprots. The customer service is excellent and the training has been very helpful.
In the best ways possible, I feel like I'm contributing to their success as they endeavor to ensure mine in support of the mission of my congregation.
I feel that the way the software helps with communication is great. I like that I am able to send emails as well as text messages to everyone in the database help with time management.

Cons

I can not think of anything that we dislike about the software.
I still have trouble navigating the system as they have their own language around organization tools.
We have yet to cancel it because we still need its check-in system for Children’s Ministry.

Cons

The layout of the software is terrible, and everyone required multiple trainings on how to do the simplest tasks such as workflows, new entries, and more.
There has been an error with the Elexio Checkscanner utility and print-driver for the Canon CR-50 check scanner that I brought up 16 months ago, and it still has not been fixed.
Still a little trouble navigating the database and doing the things I need to do for my job but learning things all the time.
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Key features

  • Total features36
  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Built-in Accounting
  • Child Check-in
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Donation Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • For Religious Organizations
  • Forms Management
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Member Communication
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Giving
  • Pledge Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SMS Messaging
  • Small Group Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Visitor Tracking
  • Volunteer Management
  • Website Management
  • Worship Planning
  • Total features48
  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Built-in Accounting
  • Child Check-in
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Donation Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • For Religious Organizations
  • Forms Management
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Member Communication
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Giving
  • Pledge Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SMS Messaging
  • Small Group Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Visitor Tracking
  • Volunteer Management
  • Website Management
  • Worship Planning

Integrations

  • Total integrations12
  • Blackbaud CRM
  • Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT
  • Bloomerang
  • ChMS
  • Constant Contact
  • DonorHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • PayPal
  • Planning Center
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Salesforce.org Nonprofit Cloud
  • Stripe
  • Twilio
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations5
  • Blackbaud CRM
  • Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT
  • Bloomerang
  • ChMS
  • Constant Contact
  • DonorHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • PayPal
  • Planning Center
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Salesforce.org Nonprofit Cloud
  • Stripe
  • Twilio
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

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Jodi B.

Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Breeze ChMS

Love it!

Reviewed 5 years ago

We didn't really have a systemized and affordable way to manage our year-round, summer, and winter community membership that empowered involvement, tracked complicated giving, and provided ways to keep information up-to-date. Breeze was the one stop management software we needed!

Pros

Easy interface, up-to-date and instant access to member data, volunteer management, contribution tracking, and online giving. It's worth it's weight in gold for our small parish. I'm a busy clergy person and my parishioners change their info frequently, so this type of management software that is easy to use, is critical to our capacity to keep things afloat. This is the second church I've used it at and will take it with me everywhere, big and small!!!

Cons

Some of the beta versions were clunky and confusing, but the team was always VERY helpful in navigating. The tutorial videos made it easy to implement.

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Deb L.

Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Breeze ChMS

Breeze is more than a database!

Reviewed 4 years ago

I find that Breeze is exactly what our church needs to look and be professional. Plus I can't say enough about the customer service. They are polite, professional, excellent problem solvers.

Pros

I am impressed with Breeze ChMS because it is multilayered and all encompassing. It's more than a database! The financial and banking capabilities are easy to use and I loved creating our own surveys and registration forms. Breeze is going to be a major player in growing our church community.

Cons

I wish there was a better way to send something like a newsletter with links?

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Ming N.

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Breeze ChMS

Easy to use and has many useful features

Reviewed 8 years ago

Breeze has been very useful for our church community. Among the things that have made our processes much simpler and more efficient: * computerized check in for kids and other events * online directory * surveys and forms, which allow for new people to fill out a form online * online giving, tracking and reporting * Planning Center and Mailchimp integration I would highly recommend this to every church community looking to streamline their processes. The price is much cheaper than the other software solutions. I found that this software is limited in its social media features. There isn't a forum/chat feature in Breeze but you can do mass emailings to different distribution lists. All in all, a great product with great service and very easy to use.

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Meghan D.

Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Breeze ChMS

You can't lose!

Reviewed 4 years ago

I love this product. As I've said before I've installed and used it at a church previously and sold two other churches on it - no Breeze isn't paying me to say this! Perhaps one of the main reasons I DO love it is that it is one of the only businesses out there staying true to its promises, even as it grows. I trust them and I trust their product. They've also managed the evolution well, without adding more bells and whistles than they can support from the back end. You really can't lose giving it a try. Easy Breezy (I know that's corny, but really!)

Pros

EXTREMELY user-friendly on both the admin side and the user side. The flexibility affords those using it to obtain and use only the information that is specific to the way they are doing business and the needs they have for collecting data or serving a community. The support is "always on" from a rich bank of videos and blogs to fast and friendly phone support. Becasue there is no start up fee and Breeze will even cut your install time to really nothing giving this a try is a wi- win!N

Cons

I've used Breeze for two different orgs now - both churches. I'm about to consult on a third and we have doubts about it being able to transfer the immense amount of education dense/event registration info from Fellowship One - a possible "con." A second missing option is end user's capability to determine how much info is shared in the online directory. This is only determined by admin via tags and not flexible for the individual. Some families with children may not want to share their street address while others might, birthdays, etc. Right now it's either visible to all or not.

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Timothy C.

Religious Institutions, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Breeze ChMS

I love Breeze!

Reviewed 5 years ago

This is the first church management my new church has adopted. So we started from scratch. It has worked really well. Breeze works simply and easily to manage a small database, organise teams, organise events, send out communications. These are the nuts and bolts I need it to do - and it does them brilliantly. I don't need a complex system that tries to do too much in a rigid way, so that only a trained experts can master it. I have found the software simpler, more intuitive to use, cheaper and more useful than Elvanto (now Tithely) and Church Community Builder - both of which I used in my old job.

Pros

Its very intuitive to use. It does exactly what I need it to do, simply. It's a breeze....truly. The volunteer invitation/RSVP/reminder system (via text or email) is SO good, and very simple to use. Massive timesaver. The texting system just works - so simple (no need to have an SMS account with a third party), and they are very inexpensive to use - even when sending out bulk texts. Its very good value. For a lone pastor, running a smallish church, who is not an IT expert - this system has been a total blessing. It does not have a name that suggests its main aim is to make people give money to the church (like Tithely).

Cons

I really can't think of anything I don't like about it!

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George W.

Religious Institutions,

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Breeze ChMS

Best Chams out there at an amazing price

Reviewed 7 years ago

Our church started off with Church Community Builder but after the high price and difficulty of use we started looking for an alternative. After I did loads of research we settled on Breeze and I could be happier. They helped get our info transferred for free. The product is actually easy to use. They don't try to up sell everything... in fact there is nothing to up sell. It's all included. My favorite it texting. You can send a one way text to your people. The first 250 of every month is free then it cost a little for every text after. Online giving- we used to use EasyTithe ( I still love EasyTithe) but we switched over to using Breeze for online giving too. It was easy and had all the same features as EasyTithe but all in one place.

Pros

Easy to use. Best value by a long shot. No premium features you have to pay more for. They continue to develop the system so they are always improving it.

Cons

It doesn't do attendance tracking by number. Use would need a separate system to track weekly church attendance. Not a big deal because there are free attendance tracker out there.

Vendor response

Hi George - Thanks so much for the kind words! Also if helpful, you can do attendance tracking by number (not just name). Here's how: https://www.breezechms.com/docs#checkin_anonymous

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Betsy G.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Breeze ChMS

Easy to use and plenty of support

Reviewed 6 years ago

Created parish directory with pictures that allows every member to easily log in and keep information up to date. Keeps track of all contributions and generates easy to read statements. Manages all our receivables and works well with Quickbooks online. Tagged members so we know who is on what committees Created new profile fields so we can keep track of various sub groups of parishioners and can easily...

Pros

Very easy to use and versatile with excellent help

Cons

Nothing comes to mind. Software is easy to use.

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Dave P.

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Breeze ChMS

Loving Breeze!

Reviewed 8 years ago

We migrated to Breeze about three months ago from our previous cloud based ChMS. Our Facebook Group was far more active than our ChMS (even after campaigns to encourage our people to login to our ChMS) which caused us to rethink our approach to online community. After a few days of research we decided to make the leap to Breeze and have been thrilled with every aspect of our experience. The beauty...

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Suelyn S.

Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Elexio Community

Elexio, 2 years in

Reviewed 4 years ago

I've been using ChMS software since 1996. Elexio is my fourth. I find it refreshing and exciting that Ministry Brands is tackling this niche and reinventing it for today's market. A much needed endeavor that takes both grit and vision! Elexio's product is relevant, professional, dynamic. And still evolving. While we always want our ChMS to do everything we need it to do (yesterday), I've yet to experience a software product that does. Instead, I am inspired by Elexio's demonstrated commitment to keep innovating, rolling out new features, making modifications, and adapting to the needs of their customer base. In the best ways possible, I feel like I'm contributing to their success as they endeavor to ensure mine in support of the mission of my congregation.

Pros

I appreciate that Ministry Brands is committed to offering an outstanding product, which means giving attention to everything big and small behind it: ongoing development to meet user needs, knowledgeable and responsive customer service, user-friendly applications, commitment to two-way communication and sense of team with user-Admins and congregational leaders.

Cons

Conversion from previous ChMS was bumpier than expected.

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Michael A.

1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Elexio Community

Choose Another Option

Reviewed 5 years ago

Stay Away, Elexio has been a nightmare struggle for our church administration and their solutions and moves downgrade what they offer while taking more money.

Pros

Elexio's Legacy system lacked a few things but functioned well, there new system ChMS is a failure, it is the work version of a Church Management System I could think of and causes undo burden on the church making the switch.

Cons

Nothing in the new system is worth it, and they force you out of the existing system, you must change, and it is not an upgrade, it is a downgrade a few levels below where it used to be.

Vendor response

Hi Michael! 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.

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Jenny H.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Elexio Community

This one is juuuust right!

Reviewed 7 years ago

We are a small church (about 200 members) with no full time administrator. We are just large enough to have outgrown our Excel spreadsheet directory and updating that spreadsheet was cumbersome and fell onto the shoulders of one individual. In addition, we had multiple places where we stored information (email service provider, spreadsheet, etc.). We began shopping for ChMS platforms - but so many...

Pros

ease of use, great customer service and support, upgrading to meet the users' needs

Cons

Mass Communications could be more HTML-friendly

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Joseph C.

Publishing, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Elexio Community

Solid database tool, that creates easy access to entire team

Reviewed 5 years ago

Elexio is a solid database tool that meets a major need in many ministries, allowing organizations to maintain good control and discretion over the information of their constituents.

Pros

Powerful database tool that grows with your organization, and makes it easy to add members who have access to defined areas and information. Administration is fairly simple and sharing information with teammates is a breeze. Database allows you to easily track giving records and history, attendance, project participation an group connections (classes, ministries etc...)

Cons

It feels a little clunky at times, and the end-user experience isn't as intuitive as I'd like. Having said that, I love the access teammates can have and especially that it's easy to regulate what each teammate has access to or not (like limiting access to financial giving records etc...)