Roll Call Features List

Roll Call Reviews

Roll Call

Church management software

4.58/5 (177 reviews)
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Roll Call Feature Summary

  • List people who were present
  • Capture budgeting information
  • Track contact information
  • Create custom reports
  • Event management tools
  • Export/Import contact information
  • Create income statements
  • Print mailing labels for folks in your database
  • Create and print mail merge letters
  • Create an unlimited number of pledge campaigns
  • Customize donation receipts
  • Grant security access to users
  • Find people based on any field in the database
  • SMS Texting available through Nexmo
  • Manage student's education
  • Print name tags and parent tags
  • Import deposit journal entry into QuickBooks based on batch.
  • Automatically records attendance
  • Track visitations (home visits, hospital visits,etc.)
  • Get directions with webmap

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Roll Call Feature Reviews

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

John Vidal

Gives me all I need to track my flock. What it does not have I can add in custom fields. EXCELLENT

2018-03-19

Pros

What it does not have I can add through customizations

Cons

Also, I wish I could customize some of the fields in the dashboard. I'd like to integrate the email into my email software.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Martin Dombrowski

RollCall Software Exceeds our Expectations for MAC and PC Users

2011-11-23

We needed something to get us out of the file cabinet records drawer and into the real world using electronic media.

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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Source: Capterra
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Johnny Hiller

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

It would also be helpful if it was compatible with salesforce in order to upload attendance data.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Kaydee Waddel

It's worked great for our church. We LOVE the check-in system and name tags for our nursery!

2017-09-12

Pros

We use the check-in system with the mobile add-on.

Cons

With the use of Nexmo in the mobile add-on, would like to be able to view incoming texts from parents who are being notified to come to the nursery.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Ronald Serandos

Roll Call software for churches

2010-06-20

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

Pros

Includes reminders for renewing of background checks.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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John Froelich

Roll Call Robust Feature Set

2011-02-23

Data can be exported for manipulation in other software, but to do so will take some higher level skill.

Pros

With only a little work, all of the data can be exported for use in other software.

Cons

Like any relational database, users should be familiar with database functions.

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Source: Capterra
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Derek Crisp

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

Intuitive and easy to use in terms of the core features. Very feature rich; Excellent overall package for the money.

Cons

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

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Source: Capterra
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Brandon Barker

Roll Call Review

2010-07-21

I think as a basic database this works great.

Pros

The Giving tracking excellent The The ability to handle lots of data is great.

Cons

The email function is too basic.

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Source: Capterra
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Mary Kleyn

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. All of my volunteers have been able to quickly learn their area from me just sitting down with them for a short time and walking through the process.

Pros

Overall great tech support starting with transfer of data from FileMaker Pro database to Roll Call.

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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Source: Capterra
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Gina Geransky

Great!!

2016-10-05

RollCall fit the bill on both accounts!

Pros

I love that it works well for those that are data entry focused, keyboard shortcuts all work great so there is very little 'mousing' around on the screens.

Cons

Our children's ministry wishes it could keep track of the kids club points system together with Check-In.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Sandy Duffin

Not sure what you are asking for

2010-06-14

Overall I think it is a great product and can be configured to do many different things. NOTE: I was not able to obtain the original date of purchase from the Treasurer. She could only be certain that we had paid for tech support in 2002, so she assumed we had to have purchased it in 2001 or prior to that.

Pros

Can produce many reports using roll call, as well as labels, etc.

Cons

In the attendance part we need Roll Call to show the association for each person so we can credit the correct person when doing attendance as we have more than one with the same name in many instances.

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Source: Capterra
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Phil Courington

From Many, One

2012-09-06

Setting up html email templates using urls from our website graphics was a snap, and made our communications 500% better looking immediately.

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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Source: Capterra
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John Solaroli

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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Source: Capterra
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Carolyn Salvador

RollCall Review - TerraNova Church

2010-06-15

I would definitely recommend RollCall. The price is very reasonable, the customer service is fantastic, and it has allowed us to really grow our ministry.

Pros

We are able to accurately track our attendance, run labels for various mailers, send mass emails, and run visitor reports to send postcards to our visitors.

Cons

Instead, I export the email addresses and send them out separately.

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Source: Capterra
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Gary Tomassetti

Highly recommended for any organization that requires a powerful database to keep track of.

2008-09-23

Highly recommended for any organization that requires a powerful database to keep track of attendance, offerings, and the like.

Pros

Extremely powerful; more features below the surface than most places would ever need. There's not much it can't do. Fantastic tech support.

Cons

These powerful features are really not anything the normal user could ever figure out, but as I said, the tech support is great, and they are always willing to help, either via email, or phone, or even writing custom formulas.

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Source: Capterra
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Karyn Shockey

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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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Debbie Speece

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

The more you use the database, the easier it is to pull reports and information.

Cons

This helps with all the custom fields.

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Source: Capterra
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Linda Smith

Office Manager

2010-06-14

Create a way to have families together when doing attendance as a society we have more & more blended families.

Pros

More user friendly than the original version Operates more like Microsoft office Interfaced

Cons

Pictorial directory cannot be emailed or saved to disk for publication Lists and reports cannot be emailed

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Source: Capterra
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Sheryl Whent

Roll Call

2010-07-13

I would recommend Roll Call completely. I have been using it for about 2 years and am very happy with the results we get. It can easily be adapted for smaller or larger churches. The program has a lot more capabilities that we don't currently use at this time.

Pros

Overall easy to use Great Customer support - quick to respond w/ step by step help if needed Reports for attendance easy & complete Produces a great directory of church members Easy to use donation screens & reports

Cons

Reporting is difficult if not familiar with tables or queries Icons have pictures only.

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Source: Capterra
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Pam Hamilton

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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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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Tammy Rogers

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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Source: Capterra
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Sarah Cowan

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.

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Source: Capterra
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Rick Grinstead

Great Product!!! Wouldn't even think of running my programs without it!

2010-07-13

I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is in charge of children. It doesn't make sense not to use it.

Pros

I use it for every event to keep track of attendance as well as for security purposes.

Cons

Could have a bit easier interface, although having said that, the technical support offered with it is second to none.

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Source: Capterra
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Sue Bell

Highly recommended

2010-06-14

First, it's a great product, but the tech supports puts it way over the top as far as meeting our needs. The designers ARE the tech support!

Pros

Customer Support Mac and Windows compatible Ability to customize via Tech Support

Cons

I would like to be able to customize some of the forms/reports, but I can usually export and edit in another program (eg: Excel)

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Source: Capterra
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Joanne Dingman

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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Source: Capterra
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