Roll Call Features

Roll Call

Church management software

4.57/5 (184 reviews)

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API
Accounting Integration
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Child Check-in
Contact Database
Customizable Fields
Customizable Reports
Data Import/Export
Donation Management
Email Management
Event Calendar
Event Management
Event Scheduling
For Religious Organizations
Forms Management
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
Third Party Integrations
Visitor Tracking
Volunteer Management
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API
Accounting Integration
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Child Check-in
Contact Database
Customizable Fields
Customizable Reports
Data Import/Export
Donation Management
Email Management
Event Calendar
Event Management
Event Scheduling
For Religious Organizations
Forms Management
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
Third Party Integrations
Visitor Tracking
Volunteer Management
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API
Accounting Integration
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Child Check-in
Contact Database
Customizable Fields
Customizable Reports
Data Import/Export
Donation Management
Email Management
Event Calendar
Event Management
Event Scheduling
For Religious Organizations
Forms Management
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
Third Party Integrations
Visitor Tracking
Volunteer Management
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Roll Call Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Roll Call's features:

Ronald S.

Roll Call software for churches

2010-06-20

Also includes tracking of donations and pledges for the minster and board of directors.

Pros

An excellent array of reports for every type of user from a data entry person, a financial person, volunteers and the volunteer coordinator, the youth ministry people and the minister and board of directors.

Cons

If remote access is required, we can attain it through a third party remote access program such as "Logmein" which is free.

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Mary K.

Administrative Secretary

2010-06-14

I would highly recommend this database program to any church needing a more efficient way of keeping track of membership records, from mailing lists to giving records to Sunday morning worship attendance.

Pros

Entering donations, printing quarterly/yearly/individual statements, keeping track of pledges, running donation/pledge reports - all very easy to learn.

Cons

Also, one of my volunteers thinks the way the attendance report with the dashes and number one's is hard to understand.

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Martin D.

RollCall Software Exceeds our Expectations for MAC and PC Users

2011-11-23

This is a simple software package that provides us everything we need to maintain membership and contribution records.

Pros

I was able to save time by importing membership data in a CSV format.

Cons

Report customization is lacking and could use more flexibility.

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Johnny H.

Great program for the money!

2017-12-11

A good check-in system that allows us to up our security in our children's program.

Pros

This program gives you detailed reports about attendance and families.

Cons

Could be a little more user friendly when going through the process of importing contacts. It can also be hard to edit information about a family when you are in the check-in screen (unless I have not figured that function out yet).

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel M.

Roll Call for Mac is Great!

2010-03-20

Great church management program backed by outstanding customer service team.

Pros

It is an outstanding church membership program!

Cons

I haven't found any cons.

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Derek C.

Very Pleased with few Concerns

2010-07-14

It's a great tool to help one manage the core needs of managing and processing a congregation.

Pros

Strong software in the area of reporting, donations, membership mgt, attendence tracking.

Cons

Inadequate flexibility in formatting letters; weak emailing in terms of editing, mass distro and interface with mainstream email clients.

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Joanne D.

Roll Call is a Gift

2010-07-22

I highly recommend By the Book and their church managment software, Roll Call.

Pros

As a new start up church, we were looking for a church management system that was easy to implement, intuitive for volunteers to run, provided a child check in feature, and integrated donations with our accounting software.

Cons

Using the group email feature with Hotmail hasn't been too successful.

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John F.

Roll Call Robust Feature Set

2011-02-23

Financial summary data can be written to disk for import by some accounting software packages.

Pros

Our initial set-up allowed us to import our initial members from a tab-delimited file without problem.

Cons

This is not a web-based solution for those wishing to give partial database access to congregation members.

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Keith K.

A Wonderful Solution!

2011-12-21

Best church data solution on the market!

Pros

I have been in ministry for 17 years now and have never been satisfied with any church data management software until now.

Cons

The only suggestion I might make is that the reaction time of the server be increased or some indication that what I click on has been recognized so I don't keep clicking and confusing the server locking it up.

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David M.

Roll Call has all the bells and whistles!

2018-12-25

Pros

Roll Call literally is your one stop platform for all functions of church data! They do a great job at being very custom and continuing to keep up with emerging technologies such as being able to use your finger print for check ins for children's ministry!

Cons

The only thing I could say about this software is almost the same with all data management software, which is continuing to work on how the program looks and feels.

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Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Pam H.

Helpful support people who listened to our needs and suggested the best product to meet them

2017-07-19

Ease of saving contributions and creating reports.

Pros

The video tutorials are easy to understand, clear and cover all areas for which we've needed assistance.

Cons

When questions arise we use the video tutorials or contact customer service who have been pleasant, patient and helpful.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Phil C.

From Many, One

2012-09-06

Creating groups of things like, which members need a printed label for our newsletter and which ones get it online was incredibly easy.

Pros

It's so great to have our membership database, directory, attendance, Sunday School classes, mailing labels, etc. all 'singing off of the same music.'

Cons

We were attempting to export our old files from ACS, and their export utility made it virtually impossible, through no fault of Roll Call's.

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Kathy C.

admin. secretary

2010-07-01

I think it's a great program for our church of 250 but would be even more beneficial to the needs of much larger churches as a management tool especially in their childrens program.

Pros

the program can do far more than what our requirements are at present.

Cons

can't think of any.

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Debbie S.

Secretary

2010-06-14

After several years of experience with they system, I am very confident and continue to create reports and databases that fit our needs which is the greatest asset of this program.

Pros

Great for membership and contributions.

Cons

I deal more with membership and family records.

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Brenda B.

EXCELLENT MINISTRY AIDE

2011-12-27

Overall...I would highly recommend this software to any organization that has a need for "STRESS FREE" membership processing.

Pros

My contributions have been processed more timely and without a burdensome experience.

Cons

I have no "Cons" i.e.., negative comments regarding the product or the support staff.

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Stacey R.

2 Thumbs Up!

2014-08-14

It is very budget friendly and we are not paying for data management that we are not using.

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Carol V.

Easy and Functional!

2014-05-08

They let us purchase the software on a 10 month payment plan, which made it even more affordable.

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Brandon B.

Roll Call Review

2010-07-21

I think as a basic database this works great.

Pros

We love the idea of putting people into groups. The Giving tracking excellent The The ability to handle lots of data is great.

Cons

If I do a 12 month giving report it goes across three pieces of paper unless I copy and paste a bunch of it which is a hassle.

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John D.

RollCall

2010-07-22

Five stars!

Pros

This software has been an asset to our church for over 15 years.

Cons

With the advent of online giving and online membership functions.

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John S.

I think it is the best church software package available for its price range.

2008-09-30

I think it is the best church software package available for its price range.

Pros

Allows you to track many aspects of a members participation like attendance, groups involvement, giving, etc...

Cons

Since ROLLCALL is not web based it can sometimes be difficult to access from a location other than your building, like your home.

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Sarah C.

The installation was quick and the how-to manuals and videos are easy to understand,

2016-05-11

We were looking for a database program to assist with tracking gifts and pledges. This software has all the elements we were looking for, including easy input.

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Tammy R.

Roll Call The Best Call for Your Church

2010-06-14

There are so many benefits to Roll Call from data entry to reporting.

Pros

Roll Call has been a blessing to me in my data entry for the church.

Cons

I really don't have anything bad to say about this program.

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Stephen B.

Excellent Product

2010-07-27

This is an excellent product for large and small churches and is very useful for other ministries.

Pros

I love the fact that at the end of the year it is VERY simple to print out the donation reports that we mail to all our donors.

Cons

A lot of the features are designed for larger churches so we don't use all of the features.

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Karyn S.

Roll Call customer service is always helpful

2017-05-25

Pros

I like the customized reports and customer service is always helpful if we have an issue or just need help trying to figure out how to run a specific report.

Cons

I wish the customized reports would export directly into Excel in one step instead of copying to csv and copy and paste into Excel.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Lee M.

Retired Pastor

2010-06-14

I do not mind being a referral, but I would have limited help to give as you can see.

Pros

I have used this in a limited way, but it is very easy to enter data and wonderful to tract information on people!

Cons

I have found it harder to make specific reports that I want, but that could be because of my limited ability.

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