Church Office Online Features List

Church Office Online

Web based church management software

4.22/5 (76 reviews)

Church Office Online Feature Summary

  • Mobile check-in
  • Online giving
  • iOS and Android apps
  • Group messaging
  • Role and permission creation
  • MailChimp integration
  • Multiple calendar management
  • Equipment and room reservations
  • RFID check-in support
  • Name badge printing
  • Data import as Excel or CSV
  • Attendance management
  • Interaction records
  • Mass email, SMS and voice messages
  • Targeted communications
  • Personal contact information management
  • Contribution statements
  • Child check-in
  • Custom information fields
  • Custom reports

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Mobile apps

iOS App


5 reviews

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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


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Church Office Online Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Church Office Online's features:

Charisma Adams

Chock full of great features

2012-11-29

I would definitely recommend this product to everyone. The value vs cost is unparalleled in church software.

Pros

Super easy interface that is chock full of amazing features like financial reporting, attendance tracking, child check-in and member login.

Cons

Would like more customization in some of the fields.

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Akwasi Boaten-Sekyerehene

Church Office Online User Friendliness

2012-11-13

1. Data export feature available to only the system administrator.

Pros

Password protected 4. Data Export feature to help in customized reporting 5.

Cons

1. Data export feature available to only the system administrator. 2.

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John Rallison

Great Value Product!

2012-10-18

It may not be sophisticated or feature-rich enough for some churches, but your are going to jump into a whole different ballgame price-wise to get anything better than CMO.

Pros

Very reliable, integrates with Mailchimp, very responsive customer service, clean interface, great dashboard (good snapshot), levels of access, raw data export, externally viewable calendar...

Cons

The user interface takes a little getting used to (like any specialized software), but it is implemented very consistently and once you "get" CMO, you can move through the entire software set easily.

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N Wall

Excellent

2014-01-15

It is highly customizable. You can create a database which gives you exactly the information you want.

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Derrick Abell

Great church management resource!

2012-11-28

Highly recommend this product for other churches to use - helps us stay organized and focused, without the hassle of tedious recording and reporting.

Pros

Awesome attendance tracking and reporting that is very user-friendly!

Cons

Since it is web-based, we are a little limited in our use of this at the middle school on Sundays, so some more offline-use accessibility would be nice.

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Jeanna Tate

Heritage Oaks Membership

2012-10-02

It makes my job so much easier & my day so much better!

Pros

I have to keep attendance every sunday & the pastor & I send letters to the people who are out that week.

Cons

They only thing that I would recommend adding to the program needs to have better integration with mobile devices. We tried to use an ipod one sunday but it was alot harder.

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James Shaffer

A Great Way To Begin

2012-11-28

We wanted it to handle contributions easily and offer an online giving feature. We wanted our membership to be able to update their own records as well as simplify their ability to interact with each other.

Pros

User Friendly Great Customer Support Always Expanding Excellent CMS features Simple Contribution Program Reasonable Cost New Attendance Feature Is Great Child Check In Members Access Is Wonderful Love Birthdays & Anniversaries on Main Page Nice Integrated Church Calendar On-line Giving

Cons

Could use a few more reports. Android phone app

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EDWIN JANNEY

THE ROAD FORWARD

2012-11-09

I will recommend however that a feature to allow the administrator to view activity per login will be most desirable.

Pros

The system is efficient, and saves time in communication within the church organization.

Cons

Not much to say on cons.

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Lara Coffer

Good for small churches

2012-10-03

This is a great overall product. It is perfect for our small church and at an affordable price. Support team has been very responsive in responding to issues. They also seem to be releasing new features all the time.

Pros

This product has really helped us in organizing our data.

Cons

Wish some functions were more customizable.

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Danny Atkeisson

Church Office Online

2012-10-02

A small organization that could fit very neatly into the way COO is structured should consider this. I know there are larger organizations that use this product and I would think they have had to address some of the same issues we have discovered. I have no doubt the program could be expanded to be outstanding. Just needs a little attention in some of the areas listed above.

Pros

The basic concept is very easy to understand as databases go. The interface is not cluttered with lots of things that look like a programmer designed it.

Cons

The inability to import data apart from sending in to COO seems antiquated.

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Joel Kim

Simple and Lightweight software

2012-10-02

Useful for a small church that still wants to benefit from a ChMS, but probably less so for a larger church.

Pros

- Very simple to use - Cloud based software allows for access away from the office - Affordable

Cons

- Lighter in features than other Church Management Software

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Jessica Pogue

Church Office Online

2012-10-17

I would highly recommend this system.

Pros

They system is pretty self explanatory and covers all the areas you need in a church database.

Cons

It's difficult to easily see some attendance trends on the reports.

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Carla Gerard

Easy to use program

2012-10-02

Overall, I would recommend this program for ease of use.

Pros

I love the new feature when members can access their own information without being able to access/change admin-only areas.

Cons

Some of the reports have a few kinks (for instance I get odd date(s) from a different month on birthday reports).

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Lula Wallace-White

Awesome Program

2012-11-29

It has great reporting features and I have recommended it to others.

Pros

All I need is my laptop to have my office at my fingertips. The membership clerk and I can both work at the same time, from different locations (or the same). Love it.

Cons

My church does not (yet) have a web site, therefore we can not take advantage of the email feature.

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Walter Haisler

Outstanding Software and Customer Service

2012-11-28

I would highly recommend Church Membership Online. Before we started using CMO (about three years ago), we had tried several other software apllications for doing these tasks but concluded that CMO offered the most features for the subscription price. We have been very happy with CMO both as a software package as well as with customer service.

Pros

The ability for church members to correct thier contact information is very useful and allows us to have up-to-date records.

Cons

Does not allow for personalization of the contribution reports.

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Debbie Jones

Innovating

2012-10-02

Would recommend this software because it is a great tool for all in the ministry (staff and congregation).

Pros

Really love the idea of using the iPad, mobile phones, etc.

Cons

It would have been nice to have known more at the beginning about dates, anniversary's, church membership dates, so that additional data entry would not have been needed as much. re: the data import method.

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Catherine Flores

Customer Support

2012-10-29

Continue the excellent customer service and listening to your clients. The improvements you have made thus far have been very effective. There's still room for improvement but for the most part, I think we have made a great investment in Church Office Online.

Pros

Our members like being able to watch their own contributions and updating their files. Attendance taking is easier.

Cons

I think the attendance reports would be more beneficial if they were combined.

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SCOTT SCHMECKPEPER

Tried others first

2012-10-04

Would like to be able to do year versus year contributions comparison.

Pros

Good reporting.

Cons

No dancing bears.

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Lisbeth Chapman

A great value - would recommend for sure!

2012-10-03

As a former Database Manager (former career), I would definitely recommend Church Membership Online.

Pros

Easy to use/Intuitive Great truly-web-based tool All relevant parties (pastor, church staff, etc) able to view/share info in real time Very affordable!

Cons

A few minor "clunky" navigational issues Can't capture both physical and mailing address at household level Can't capture more than two phone numbers at individual level (although a simple set of fields on the main record is a pro!)

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Julie Kokes

Love Church Membership Online

2012-11-12

We love this database and would highly recommend it to other churches.

Pros

This has simplified the process of keeping all information current and up-to-date. The attendance feature is streamlined and easy to use.

Cons

.) - Some notes / tips when you begin entering data. We have some households that should be individuals!

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Gabe Reed

You get what you pay for. This is the cheapest software in its field. Customer support is rough.

2018-03-05

Pros

It works great for keeping attendance and people's info at your finger tips...if you don't have trouble logging in.

Cons

What I made in savings I spent double on in staff time on the phone with "customer support". I have many regrets about this purchase.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

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John Marques

Church Membership Online

2012-11-28

I recommend this product to all churches and ministries small and big!

Pros

I love how it knows the names of people automatically.. love the reports features etc

Cons

No problems

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Karen Bledsoe

Enjoying CMO

2012-11-13

I think any church of any size would be pleased with this product.

Pros

We have uploaded our member data and are starting to use CMO for attendance and contribution monitoring.

Cons

For me, only minor tweaking of some things need to be done, but the customer support is great about it!

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Steve Allen

Getting used to the new version

2016-11-07

Some glitches in the financial management parts.

Pros

Relatively easy to use. Automatic updates included in the price.

Cons

Individual entry pages need to be more flexible.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Tom Ledbetter

Bridgepoint Review

2012-11-29

Very satisfied and will continue to use.

Pros

Ease of entering names Calendar features for dates

Cons

Head of household should be only feature-then add on the members Reports don't include all of members Too many choices in type of members

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