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Church Windows
4.4
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Web based and hosted management software for churches

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Church Windows product overview

Price starts from

379

Per year

Flat Rate

What is Church Windows?

Church Windows by Computer Helper is a church management software which allows church and other non-profit organizations to manage members and track donations received. Church Windows is offered in two different deployment options; Church Windows desktop edition which is installed on premises and is compatible with Windows-based systems, and Church Windows Web which is a web based solution and can be accessed through the internet from any web browser.

Key benefits of using Church Windows

• Church Windows' Membership module allows recording of individual and family details including address and contact information, with a short member description to connect members through call or email.
• The scheduling feature allows the church to manage events and the resources required for organizing these events with complete information on people who are attending the events and roles and duties of different members involved.
• The donation module allows the recording of donations made by members, and administrators can also view the history of donations and conduct audit trials of accounts.
• The budgeting feature within Church Windows' accounting module allows users to review the preceding year’s budget, fix the current year budget and create next year's budget automatically.
• The solution offers high-end customization for reports and invoices and the church can design their own church logo & graphics and use them to print on reports or letterhead.
• It allows users to choose the deployment option from locally installed on premises or hosted on the web.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Chat
Email/Help Desk
Phone Support

Training options

In Person
Documentation
Webinars
Live Online
Videos

Church Windows pricing information

Value for money

4.4

/5

946

Starting from

379

Per year

Flat Rate

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Church Windows features

Functionality

4.1

/5

946

Total features

50

2 categories

Most valued features by users

Event Management
Reporting & Statistics
Membership Management
Activity Dashboard
Data Import/Export
Volunteer Management
Online Giving
Customizable Reports

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Church Windows users reviews

Overall Rating

4.4

/5

946

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.26/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

492

327

99

19

9

Pros
Later, we added the Donation module and this was the greatest asset for the software. First in importance was the accuracy of the entry and the availability of almost instant reports.
I love that this program is very user friendly. Coming from an accounting background I appreciate the similarities.
I would rate it very well. Adequate support makes all the difference in helping to apply a good experience in working with any kind of software uses.
Cons
When trying to correct mistakes or errors it can sometimes be tricky to do. I think this software requires more training than one would expect.
The scheduler program is used by our church, but must be handled separately from all our other calendars due to lack of integration with other programs.
If I were to chose a negative, I suppose it would be the learning curve.

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Steven D.

Pastor

Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

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Overall Rating

Great church management software

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Eric M.

Pastor

Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

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Overall Rating

Excellent Membership module

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Lisa F.

Verified reviewer

Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Awesome Church Management Software!

Reviewed 4 years ago

Church Windows has helped our church operations in so many ways. The reporting and budgeting options in Accounting have been especially helpful in financial planning and oversight. The payroll module simplifies all things related to payroll (direct deposit, taxes, W-2s, etc). Giving statements are easy to produce, as well as giving reports. People tracking is always a challenge, and the Membership module does so much to help. The support is fantastic, they know the program, and many of them also serve in their local church. Overall, Church Windows is an outstanding product!

Pros

Our church has used Church Windows for many years. It seamlessly tracks people, giving, accounting, and payroll. Each module can be used by itself, or integrated to all work together. The support people are fantastic--friendly, patient, and easy to understand. Training is readily available through online video tutorials, brief online training sessions, workbooks, and the program help feature. The user-friendly software is great for beginners, offers many features for seasoned users, and versatile enough for church volunteers and employees alike.

Cons

Nothing. I love everything about Church Windows!

Vendor response

Lisa, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows Support

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George M.

Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Aging Technology

Reviewed 4 years ago

We use church windows to manage our parishioners’ records and all donations. We have been using this solution for more than 15 years. While it has served us well, it has not grown with changing technology. We are in the process of moving to a cloud-based solution.

Pros

Robust church management solution from a well established provider. Cost of maintenance is negligible. Feature-rich.

Cons

Single platform (Windows only). No viable cloud option (they offer cloud service, but it is really just their regular software on VM). Difficult UI, not intuitive.

Vendor response

George, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows

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Don W.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Church Windows is a mixed blessing.

Reviewed 3 years ago

We use Church Windows to run and administer a medium sized church (About 150 active members), and have in the past used other software for the same purpose. From the point of view of the user interface, Church Windows is far superior to all the others -- when it is working. Which is about 70% of the time. The rest of the time I am attempting to fix its frequent connectivity issues.

Pros

The User Interface is intuitive, powerful, and well designed. The Accounting module in particular is quite sophisticated, containing many standard and specialized reports. Our accountant loves it. It's modules are well integrated, and when it is working, it works beautifully. The local version, (as opposed to the Web version) is reasonably priced.

Cons

It is very touchy, installation wise. Wireless networking is not supported; neither are APUs, you MUST have CPUs in all Church Windows PCs for it to function reliably. It periodically loses connectivity, and sometimes requires reinstalls in order to correct problems. I am the administrator of the system, and frankly, if the users didn't like it so much (particularly the treasurer), I'd suggest a change. I am underwhelmed by their tech support; they tend to disclaim responsibility for problems, claiming networking issues, Windows issues, etc., are the cause even though no other software we use seems to have the problem.

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Patricia S.

Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Long-time user

Reviewed 4 years ago

The church Session likes the Income and Expense Statement that they are given each month. Also, reports for individual committees.

Pros

I have used Church Windows at two different churches. Compared to other church software I have used, Church Windows is superior in ease of use, and support. The cost is very affordable. . Support is excellent, especially using e-mail.

Cons

I would like to see more ability to build reports. Sometimes it is frustrating trying to get the information needed.

Vendor response

Patricia, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows

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LAURIE W.

Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Church Windows - an A+ Product

Reviewed 3 years ago

We've been using Church Windows for about 15 years now. I love the history of transactions, how easy it is to use, and the good price for customer support.

Pros

It's very user-friendly and the layout makes sense - I can find what I'm looking for and complete tasks easily and quickly.

Cons

Occasionally, there are bugs, as with any software. We've had to call support a couple of times and they are very helpful.

Church Windows FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Church Windows offer?

Church Windows has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $379.00/year
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


Q. Who are the typical users of Church Windows?

Church Windows has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business


Q. What languages does Church Windows support?

Church Windows supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Church Windows offer an API?

Yes, Church Windows has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Church Windows integrate with?

Church Windows integrates with the following applications:
KidCheck, Vanco Faith, Microsoft Excel


Q. What level of support does Church Windows offer?

Church Windows offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Chat, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support

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