Church Windows Features

Church Windows

Web based and hosted management software for churches

4.35/5 (934 reviews)

Church Windows Feature Summary

  • Print directory in multiple formats
  • Generate year end receipts
  • Accounting
  • Report attendance in summary or in detail
  • Secure audit trails
  • Manage church calendar
  • Manage pledge campaigns
  • Manage contacts
  • Customized templates
  • Send emails to people or groups
  • See a history of data changes
  • A/R module invoicing
  • Payroll management
  • View household and individual records
  • Manage visitors
  • Budgeting
  • Export information
  • Attendance tracking
  • Assign roles to members

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Church Windows Feature Reviews

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

Diane Tiensch

DT

2019-05-17

Pros

the integration between Membership, Donations and Accounting that I can control what others are able to view and/or change

Cons

reports - the creation and management of reports can be confusing and difficult phone app - others would like access to membership information through an app on their phones; this may result in a switch another software product.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Diane,

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 Support

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Wade Anderson

Accounting Module

2018-11-16

The software also supports changes in operation that come up as the Church's financial management needs change and evolve.

Pros

The best feature is it being designed from the ground up to support fund accounting.

Cons

There seems to be a lot of operation confirmation dialog boxes, these may keep new users on track but slow down data entry operations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Wade,

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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Don Tabberer

Too Much Trouble!

2018-11-14

Pros

Some integration is seamless, a lot is not, however.

Cons

Data does not import/export easily.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Don,

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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Regina Baker

Church Windows Software

2019-05-17

We will continue to use Church Windows software as our main program for our Church at this time.

Pros

Church Windows is very user friendly and well integrated with all aspects of church management needs.

Cons

Some reports are not as easy to create as I would like.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Regina,

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 Support

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Lee Anderson

My experience with CW

2019-05-17

Pros

Great value, awesome support Great functionality around campaign/fundraising management

Cons

reports can be confusing to understand their true power. The data is there but it’s not always apparent on how to get at it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Lee,

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 Support

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Jean Woodman

Lacks query and report options

2018-11-15

This was our church's first foray into a membership and donations database. It is not as versatile as we would have liked.

Pros

Integrates with Vanco Downloadable updates

Cons

No link between Membership and Donations to create queries Can't export to Excel with aligned rows and columns Can't report next year's pledge on current year's offering report Limited customization on report column headers

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Jean,

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.

You can definitely query between Membership and Donations. If you'd like help, please call us.

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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Sonya Miller

Great Product

2019-05-17

Church Windows has revolutionized the way I track data, do my accounting, and how I prepare reports.

Pros

Church windows software is a comprehensive data management tool that I use on a daily basis.

Cons

There is a bit of a learning curve, but it is not prohibitive to use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Sonya,

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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Louis Federle

CTSLC Review of CW

2018-11-13

consolidation of attendance, contributions, accounting and reporting is the goal.

Pros

Online access; automatic updates, automatic saving of data.

Cons

clunky, not intuitive, report writing is challenging

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 Computer Helper Publishing


Louis,

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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Alon White

Prompt and helpful customer service!

2018-11-13

Stewardship reporting, quarterly statements, and tax reports are important.

Pros

The different features for reports, directories, ability to custom design most parts of the process.

Cons

Sometimes it can be awkward to use, or another feature could be added to make it easier.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Alon,

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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Marshall Gipe

Stuck in the 90’s

2019-05-31

We currently export monthly financial data to excel and manipulate the data ourselves.

Pros

Tech support is excellent and easy to get in touch with.

Cons

Data is stored in multiple databases and requires multiple searches.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Marshall,

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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George McGavern

Aging Technology

2019-05-17

We are in the process of moving to a cloud-based solution.

Pros

Robust church management solution from a well established provider.

Cons

Difficult UI, not intuitive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


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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Mary Reed-Farris

Been using Church Windows for many years.

2018-11-13

I use Scheduler, Member and Visitor data and Attendance.

Pros

Ease of use, training available, able to use church windows for reports for attendance and church statistics.

Cons

That other people don't bother getting training that use church windows and their mistakes are difficult to correct.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Mary,

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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Julie Peterson

Happy with Church Windows

2018-11-26

We use Church Windows to maintain our church attender database, keep attendance records and track donations.

Pros

I appreciate having a good amount of preset fields and reports but also having the ability to create fields and customize reports to exactly what we need.

Cons

With the new re-write of the software, some parts of it are slightly more cumbersome and take an extra step or two. But I realize that is most likely necessary in order to provide the versatility of the program so I'm willing to work with it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Julie,

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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Joette Comstock

Church Windows review

2018-11-16

Report formats are good and allows customizing if needed.

Pros

The software integrates membership, donations, accounting, and payroll. Designed for church fund accounting.

Cons

We use the Web version, while this takes care of regular back ups, the process of entering/receiving data is slowed down.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Joette,

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 Barton

Fully Automated Church Finances

2018-11-15

Member management, all revenue and expense oversight.

Pros

Underlying database is easy to use and provides integrated approach to managing church business.

Cons

No support for VPN that we understand. Thus, the software runs on a single laptop. We got around this by backing up to the cloud, then restore to another laptop as the software does support multiple installations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


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 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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Alan Lamson

2nd Curch Review

2019-05-17

We are able to allow various users access to the portions of the system they need, such as entry of donations, without having access to all functions.

Pros

Can maintain system and database with only a few hours per week.

Cons

Learning the system takes a bit of time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Alan,

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 Support

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Linda Goodnough

CW Software Review

2018-11-13

I can find information easily in all modules--even for years past--should an issue ever come up. 1099 reporting is easy; W-2s are easy.

Pros

I like how you have worked with VANCO to download online giving directly into the database eliminating data entry.

Cons

I learned before how to custom write reports but certainly have forgotten it all.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Linda,

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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Kitty Daniels

Church Windows

2019-05-17

Pros

Extensive reports.

Cons

No way to export contacts to cell phones.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Kitty,

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 Support

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Bruce Henry

Church Windows Accounting and Payroll

2019-05-28

It did not give us the management that we needed as a Church.

Pros

We can track our income and expenses allowing the Church to keep a keen eye on the budget process.

Cons

I do find the reports are somewhat difficult to make reports for specific requests.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Bruce,

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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Anonymous
(Religious Institutions company, 1-10 employees)

Not intuitive

2018-11-20

Pros

Church Windows does seem to have most of the essential features available for people management/ Accounting/ and Donations.

Cons

Especially in any reporting. It mostly just feels outdated and clunky.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


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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Regina Koons

Fits our needs

2018-11-13

There are many benefits to utilizing all the reports have to offer for multi-purposes.... but the user must maintain the database to get the most benefit.

Pros

the many fields holding specific information on individuals that are very useful when extracting data for specific purposes... thus the reports are very beneficial in helping me help the pastor and various committees.

Cons

specifically one is annoying because it goes against the usual filing system also, i rarely use the email feature within reports because 9x out of 10, the send report log would show many not delivered due to error.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Regina

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.

We might have some recommendations that might help ensure the emails are all send successfully. Please call us if you have questions.

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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Laura Williams

Doesn't work for us

2018-12-18

Eventually we switched to a different church management software, after using Church Windows for many years.

Pros

The membership info page was easy to use.

Cons

Reports were very difficult, and didn't work for us.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Laura,

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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The Rev Lovelady

OK software

2018-11-13

It's the "only game in town" for church office management and we struggle to use it and keep the data up to date with only volunteer office staff

Pros

It has all the modules for church management

Cons

Cost too much, too complex for a small church application that relies on volunteers to keep it up to date

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Reverend,

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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Sue Yerkman

Church Windows 21.18.0

2018-11-13

I like to be able to export reports and manipulate the data and it works great.

Pros

It is easy to use and customer service is great.

Cons

If a daughter gets married and we transfer her out of the parents window, we don't see what her maiden name was unless we keep it in a field.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Computer Helper Publishing


Sue,

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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Anonymous
(Religious Institutions company, 1-10 employees)

In the Dark Ages

2019-09-30

Further, the steps to complete simple tasks like updating records or exporting data, are unnecessarily complex.

Pros

Advanced database functionality Data stored in a database format recognized by other software No other pros

Cons

User interface is not intuitive and is difficult to use Regular updates are painful to manually install Reports/data extractions are overly complex and not intuitive Difficult to maintain accurate and consistent data when database structure is so complex

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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