When it comes to church accounting solutions the options available are astounding.
Some integrate with church management systems and have incredible power. Others function as stand alone programs that focus on accounting alone.
For small churches, or those utilizing volunteers, its easy to get overwhelmed.
What options are available?
Can your people handle it?
How much will it cost?
Where do you start?
With those questions in mind… here is a list of options in alphabetical order.
Aplos is a web-based accounting solution developed specifically for churches. Three options are available depending on your accounting needs. Whether you need basic journal entries and tracking, online transactions and contributions statements, or email campaigns they have you covered.
Price: $15-$50/month depending on the features, 15-day free trial available
CCIS Church Accounting Software
CCIS Church Accounting Software is a flexible solution that grows with your church. Track individuals, family relationships, giving and attendance. Includes customizable financial reports, recurring journal entries, and printable 1099-MISC forms. Need help with something? Online help is available.
Price: Based on modules needed. The Starter plan is FREE and extends to Platinum for $599.
Church Windows integrates membership, scheduling, donations, accounting, and payroll into one. Available as an installed solution or web app it can be run from virtually any computer. Pick the modules your church needs and build the solution that is best for you.
Price: Per module and needed solutions
Faithful Steward Church Management Software provides complete church software and accounting only solutions. Designed for small and medium-sized churches. You can pick from desktop or web membership options and it can handle your banking, budgeting, financials, and more.
Price: Based on church membership with options starting at $199
Logos Fund Accounting Software
Logos Fund Accounting combines the flexibility of a high-end accounting system with the ease of a check-writing program. General ledger, payables, and payroll along with analytics and on-screen help. You can even include direct deposit processing to simplify your life. Several modules are available depending on needs.
Price: Based on modules needed and implementation
PowerChurch Plus helps you maintain membership, contributions, accounting, event scheduling and record keeping in one place. Small churches will benefit from the efficiency it provides and the streamlined accounting options
Price: $395 with a free download available
Servant Keeper is a web and iOs solution that ties mobile apps, church management and accounting into a single platform. The software is customizable based on your needs and focused on saving you time. Currently used by over 25,000 churches, it has a 5-star rating from Capterra.
Price: Starts at $10 a month, 30-day demo is available
Seraphim Church Management is a relative new-comer on the scene. They want to make it especially easy for small churches and church plants to grow and thrive. Their Sprout package includes visitor and member management, analytics, contribution tracking, and online giving for a low month to month fee. For larger churches, they offer the same tools based on attendance.
Price: Sprout is $75/month, the full program is .65 cents per regular attender/month
What other solutions have you found for your small to medium-sized church? What about them would you recommend?