Who Uses This Software?

Small to mid-sized churches who are on a shoestring budget and do not necessarily have the resources for an IT staff member, yet would still would like to have a powerful and flexible system.


Average Ratings

178 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $50.00/month
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  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Breeze ChMS
  • www.breezechms.com
  • Founded 2013
  • United States

About Breeze ChMS

We exist to serve small and mid-sized churches by providing the simplest and most intuitive cloud-based church management software on the planet at a price that won't break the bank. Complex systems may have their place in large churches that have staff devoted to the database to help everyone else use it, but we understand that for small and mid-sized churches, it needs to make sense without the instruction book. Breeze is for those who want it to just work.


Breeze ChMS Features

  • Accounting Integration
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Built-in Accounting
  • Child Check-in
  • Event Management
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Multi-Site Management
  • Online Giving
  • Pledge Management
  • Small Group Management
  • Volunteer Management

Breeze ChMS Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Game changer! The totally customizable church database has tons of features

Jun 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: *Allows bulk text messaging (with mail merge) which is the main way we communicate.
*Super easy to create custom fields specific to our church's needs - we now can have a contact profile specific to our needs and can easily run reports with the data.
*It syncs with Mailchimp, which keeps our newsletter list up to date.
*Tagging feature allows tons of data to be added to different people much like a hashtag.
*The forms feature allows online forms to sync and update profiles, so if someone moves or changes a phone number, we can set it up to change their profile.
*Has a volunteer management system built in as well.
*It is super simple to the simple-user who uses a database like phone book, but robust for database geeks who know the power of tracking loads of data to discover trends and patterns and set up church goals to address those.
*Very pleasing and visual - the details that overwhelm people are there, but a click away. The most important stuff is front and center.
*Tracks attendance to events.

Cons: I don't have much negative to say, but here are ideas I currently have submitted to the Breeze development team to add/fix (which they do listen to by the way, but in order of priority).

*While the forms feature is able to be customized and can sync the data with a contact profile. Currently, the tool requires you to manually enter the fields into the form rather than having a drop down. The way it is now, a user has to type in a form field exactly in order to have it sync correctly with a profile field. It takes extra time to set this up.

*Part of the volunteer management tool allows automatic reminders to be sent. I love this feature, however, Breeze uses their own clip-art graphics. I wish we could custom the graphic to be more about the event or our church branding.

Overall: After searching for years for a perfect database, Breeze makes people tracking for our church super easy. I am amazed at all the features built into it. Text messages, bulk emails, sync with mailchimp, totally customize fields, form integration, volunteer management, donations and payments (at a good credit card rate too), event attendance, and more. Seriously a game changes. Before breeze we would have had to have 5 tools to do the same things this one does. Totally worth it!

The Best Church Software God Has Given to Humanity

Aug 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is a BREEZE to learn and use, and volunteers adapt well to it. It is extremely inexpensive for what you get with the program. It has tons of features. I could go into all the features, but for the sake of time, they're ALL genuinely helpful and efficient. It is tailored for specifically for churches, but I would think all kinds of organizations would benefit greatly from it.

As an unexpected bonus, their blog is extremely helpful as well! I tend to devalue most blogs that have 3 trite or self-evident ways to this or that, but every post that has caught my eye has been truly wise, biblical, insightful, and practical. I go back and refer to them as a resource; they're that helpful.

Cons: The only "cons" I've experienced have been small inefficiencies along the way, but they have virtually ALL been fixed days or weeks after I discovered them. (For example: I wish that recipients of a mass text could subscribe/unsubscribe/reply, but my hunch is that they're working on that and that there's some limitation w/ phone companies or something.)

Overall: It is inevitably a common experience in the trenches of a database that the frustrated user thinks of an improvement to the program. This has happened only a few times with me while using Breeze, and on virtually EVERY occasion they have come up with a real solution to my "problem" as the next update. Now it's a joke on our staff; when someone says, "I wish Breeze could do [xyz]," someone will say, just wait a few weeks and they'll come out with an update. And it's happened for all the 9 months we've been using the product.

Breeze is amazing. Most of the time you use an effective product and you simply enjoy the fact that it works. Sometimes your experience with it is so positive that you become an advocate for the company; that's where I'm at. Breeze has helped our church in so many ways that I am grateful and indebted to them! If I met someone who worked at Breeze I would hug them.

Recommendations to other buyers: Brace yourself; Breeze will organize your church for maximum effectiveness. Get ready to see the inefficient holes that Breeze exposes in your church/organization, and use Breeze to patch the holes!

Great product at a great price and you just can't beat their customer service!

Jan 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Breeze is so very easy to learn and use. One is up and running quickly. Our members just love the phone app and staff is thrilled with how easy it is to use and the reports we can get. Check-in is so much easier now - no more fighting with our prior program. Volunteer reminders are a snap and so helpful. Breeze is customizable for fields specific to individual churches and all the data is easily accessible. Plus, you can't beat their customer support if you do have a question - many times they send a quick video of how to do it using your own data! They are so patient and no question is a "dumb" question. They transferred our data over from our prior company and stuck with us when some data didn't come over. They worked with it until we got it all from the prior company - and at no charge. The price is great, too. I also really appreciate the newsy emails we receive with helpful hints about Breeze or ministry in general. Compared to other programs, it really is a Breeze. Love, love, love Breeze!

Cons: There are a couple of really minor things I wish we had that were in a prior program (such as a copy button to copy name and address to the clipboard to use in other programs), but that is sooo minor compared to what it offers.

Overall: Price is great. Easy to use and manipulate the data. Support can't be beat. It is an all-around great product.

Breeze Makes DataBase Management FUN!

May 09, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: So we recently transferred from I¿m just gonna say it PowerChurch (sorry guys you refuse to adapt to modern software engineering) and I was incredibly frustrated with its cumbersome arduous system I started researching databases. Breeze was constantly in the top 5 lists so we tried the Demo. WOW!!! From the very beginning I was blown away by how easy it was to understand and intuitive and simple it was to learn. The assumption I then made was well it must not be very powerful -- WRONG! Dead wrong in fact.
So let me say we are a small church 265 staff - 1 pastor, 1 PT secretary (I know we are looking to add another pastor). I am not a Computer tech guy, I'm a mac user - love the mac. Not an Apple snob just prefer simple intuitive reliable systems and software. Church is PC based and almost everyone in church are PC users.
We absolutely LOVE BREEZE. Honestly the hardest part about switching to Breeze for us has been adapting to a software system that is intuitive and is designed to anticipate our needs and our way of thinking. What I mean by that is BREEZE is user friendly and organized the way regular people think NOT the way an Engineer thinks; which was what our old system made us do. Learn it's software's logic and language in order to get what we wanted. BLEECHHK!
The beginning - IMPORT data from a .CSV file from old system and BAM! We were up and Running. Instantly, simple and easy to navigate interface. Searches are clean and easy to organize with a array of detailed filters.
Tutorials are easy to access and very helpful.
Customer support - Responsive and timely! - We had started in February and we were entering attendance through the events page. Unbeknownst to us we were creating individual events and so our attendance records were not connected. Therefore every Sunday we had 150 1st time attenders. EEK not good. Customer Support synched up our entire month of February overnight! HUGE CUDO¿S!
Literally every time we use Breeze or we learn something new my secretary and I we laugh out loud because it is so Easy and Powerful.
Cons - I guess there are some. If you are a computer programer/engineer that thrives on arduous logic systems and secretly wish all software systems were like they were in the 90's #.exe - Then Yeah this system is not for you.
I could go on but I have a sermon to write, it is what the name claims to be A BREEZE! Get it - it'll make you smile every time you use it. #happypastor

Breeze...it does what it says on the tin! Don't wait...sign up now!!

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to use and self-teach. Incredible price includes email and phone support - very quick response times. Super helpful staff.

Cons: Nothing really. Few functional things about button positions but very minor personal preferences.

Overall: We have been using Breeze for about four months and all I can say is WOW! I actually don't know how they offer what they do for the price they charge.

It really is a Breeze to use and if there is something you can't figure out for yourself a simple email or call to the support team and they will walk you through it....literally....as when I was having difficulty working out something with events and check-in, representative spent twenty minutes walking me through the actual process so that it was set up according to our specific needs and even showed me more shortcuts to make it easier.

Our previous CHMS provider would only provide phone support if we paid an extra fee on top of what was already fives times more than we pay for Breeze. Email support often took up to ten days to get a reply. Breeze is rarely more than 30 minutes to an hour.

Worried about exporting all your data...me too...I am not great with things like this...well don't worry because Breeze imported all of our people and financial data and in a fraction of the time it would have taken me to do it. Again...WOW!

We are a church of only 550 people and I have not found anything it cannot do up to now and what it does it does very simply. I keep thinking I will find something it cannot do or that is too complicated...but no, not yet!

I find there are some functional things I would personally change e.g. buttons in wrong place on screen that would be better located, but I know nothing about how these things are set up and they just may be something that is not actually possible - ultimately they are small things and probably just my own preference.

Simply put, if you are considering Breeze just do it! Breeze does what it says on the tin and is a pleasure and 'Breeze' to use.

Recommendations to other buyers: Just sign up. It is very simple to use. Has more features than you probably use but can grow into.

Best Chams out there at an amazing price

Feb 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use. Best value by a long shot. No premium features you have to pay more for. They continue to develop the system so they are always improving it.

Cons: It doesn't do attendance tracking by number. Use would need a separate system to track weekly church attendance. Not a big deal because there are free attendance tracker out there.

Overall: Our church started off with Church Community Builder but after the high price and difficulty of use we started looking for an alternative. After I did loads of research we settled on Breeze and I could be happier. They helped get our info transferred for free. The product is actually easy to use. They don't try to up sell everything... in fact there is nothing to up sell. It's all included. My favorite it texting. You can send a one way text to your people. The first 250 of every month is free then it cost a little for every text after.

Online giving- we used to use EasyTithe ( I still love EasyTithe) but we switched over to using Breeze for online giving too. It was easy and had all the same features as EasyTithe but all in one place.

Recommendations to other buyers: Teach you staff to use it early. Teach people one on one. On boarding can be slow but it is worth it.

Vendor Response

by Breeze ChMS on February 20, 2017

Hi George - Thanks so much for the kind words! Also if helpful, you can do attendance tracking by number (not just name). Here's how: https://www.breezechms.com/docs#checkin_anonymous

Makes church management simple

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Breeze is very customizable. It allows us to create a field for just about everything we have ever needed to track. I also love that it has a check-in feature available for our nursery and kids programs, we use this primarily for nursery and our Vacation Bible School programs. Searching for content is very simple using the search field in the admin page. I also love that it has an app and allows us to have our congregation and church members be able to create an account to look up contact information for other memebers.

Cons: I wish the check-in label printing didn't require a PC. I would LOVE to be able to make all of our check-in stations mobile using iPads but we can't as the label printer requires a PC in order to create a print station. I bought wireless label printers so I could print labels that way but unfortunately that was kind of silly now that we have them plugged in.

Overall: We were looking specifically for check-in options and we ended up using this as our entire church management system because we liked it so much! The features and customizations are endless.

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Breeze can easily identify their name with their software. It is really easy and efficient to use

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Really "down to earth" user-friendly software. I am really impressed with how church friendly its use is. I have very little difficulty and any time I contact support I get an automatic notification they received my inquiry and almost before I can think about I am contacted by always knowledgeable support to help me. I have not had to make a phone call because they promptly answer my question(s) via email with sensible and understandable directions. Also, their videos are helpful, which is unusual for videos and "help" online services. I really cannot praise enough this software for what I have used of it thus far, which is quite a bit. If you have needs for electronic giving and it applying correctly to a member's contributions, Breeze works beautifully. If you keep up with pledges and the like, you may have to input some information after you export from any other software, but if you are entering the first time it is extremely proficient. I am so glad I can pick additional categories for a statement, such as "notes". Entering contributions is also a "breeze"

Cons: The least thing I like about this software is that I did not know about it sooner. What I have had in the past has been a "pain" in support, help, ability to control statements (unless I paid more for that service). You may think, well their must be something I don't like about the software but I am afraid I have not found anything as of yet.

Outstanding Service - Love the product

Jun 20, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Immediate client services. They are quick to answer emails and help when you experience a problem. They are constantly asking for client feedback and truly take that feedback to help better the product. Easy of use with Breeze? It's a Breeze - video tutorials make learning easy. We were surprised at how others in the church have jumped on board with the software.

Cons: Yes, I suppose there are some cons for everyone but nothing that would cause us to stop using the software. For me the reporting feature could be a little more robust, enabling me to customize reports a little more. When building form, depending on the amount of information you are gathering on the form, when it is printed it can print distorted. Again not a deal breaker as we are working to move more of our team members away from relying on printed forms. Breeze is always working to improve features.

Overall: We needed a management system that could help us do everything from tracking attendance, scheduling events, online sign-ups, etc... and you guessed it on budget. While some programs offered more features, there was just something about the Breeze team that was different. Breeze was perfect for our needs and the best thing is they listen to our needs and work in every way possible to address them. They are quick to respond to questions and give great feedback.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are a small to mid-size church Breeze is definitely worth checking out.

My experience with Breeze has been absolutely wonderful !!

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The things I like most about Breeze are:

1. It's ease of use. Many of our users have commented on how friendly and intuitive the system is.

2. The customer service. Breeze's customer service reps have been outstanding !! They respond to my emails in a timely manner AND they return my voice messages.

3. Breeze's website and documentation. I am very impressed with Breeze's website -- the features list is readily available and understandable AND their documentation is easy to find. I appreciate that they are so transparent with such important information !!

4. Lastly, Breeze is very affordable. We are a small church with a small budget, but we can afford. Plus, Breeze is more powerful than one would expect for the price. They definitely defy the old saying that "you get what you pay for" !! With Breeze, you get so much more !!

We love Breeze! The customer service, value, and ease of using this program has been phenomenal!

Jan 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This software feels like using a social media platform - accessible to all our staff - even the ones who don't like technology! We love that we can customize the profile fields, and the whole database is easily customized. Their tutorial videos are a huge help! They have even made videos just for us as we learn what new things can be done. They are always upgrading the features based on customer feedback. All of our database needs have been more than met, it's easier to use than the last database we had, and the price is amazing - what a value this has been to our church!

Overall: Much cheaper than the other options, incredibly easy to use and customize. All of our staff can use this software and they do regularly. We use it to track people, programs, volunteers, attendance, events, contributions, online giving, classes, decisions for Christ, and literally anything a church could possibly need to track regarding it's attenders.

Simple to setup and a

May 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I would highly recommend Breeze to any small to mid-size churches. Larger churches have needs that currently outreach the capabilities of Breeze, but I believe they aren't targeting the larger church market yet so they are doing exactly what they set out to do.

Pros: We were up and running within a few minutes of purchasing the software. Granted we are a small church so we had a limited number of custom field needs, but the configuration was self-explanatory. The help documents cover everything I've ever had questions about. And configuring forms to receive payments took minutes. I've never done a task in Breeze that was difficult to understand or implement.

Cons: I have limited experience with other other church management software tools, but my guess is that this one isn't quite as fully featured as some other tools. But they add new features often and they listen to feedback from users. This tool doesn't encourage collaboration between church members like some others claim to do, but we didn't need that so it hasn't been an issue for us.

Breeze offers incredible value while filling a great need in the market.

Jul 19, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, easy migration from our previous databases, constant improvements, amazing customer service, job opportunities, a highly useful blog, and so much more!

Cons: No cons in our minds.

Overall: We are so grateful for the way Breeze has decided to serve churches with a top quality database system. It seems companies overlook the fact there has always been a market for exactly what Breeze does. My understanding is that nearly 90% of the churches in the world are under 200 in attendance. If that's anywhere near accurate, then it means most of us cannot afford the quality databases that are offered being to us. It just becomes amazing Christian generosity when we factor in all their value added services like constant improvements, amazing customer service, job opportunities, a highly useful blog, and so much more! The company behind Breeze exemplifies the heart of what a Christian company should be in our minds. For that, we say thanks!

Recommendations to other buyers: Get it!

Great church management software for small to midsize church

Jan 25, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Price
Functionality
Customer support

Cons: It would be nice to have an app with the contact information for individuals

Overall: We have been using Breeze for 2 years and have absolutely loved its ease of use and functionality. We weekly use the check-in features, giving tracking, calendar and people database. This software does everything we need to do on a weekly basis to keep our records in tact and in one place. The customization of profiles is also excellent so you can manage what individual users can access.

I highly recommend this church management software.

Vendor Response

by Breeze ChMS on January 26, 2017

Thanks David! Also if you find it helpful, there is an app - feel free to download it for iOS or Android here: https://www.breezechms.com/app

It's a Breeze!

Jan 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Breeze is super intuitive and simple to use, but with all the features we need for our church. We have found Breeze to meet all our expectations for a church management software solution. From people management to check-in to contributions to forms, they have a great product.

And their customer service is great. It is always very personal and they follow-up to make sure our questions are answered. In addition, they listen when we have an idea for additonal features. And new features are addded regularly.

We love Breeze!

After years of ill-fitting, over-priced CM software, we found Breeze CHMS and couldn't be happier.

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Breeze is easy to use and modify to meet the unique needs of our church. We can let alone features that are not relevant to our needs, while at the same time custom tailoring those that are important to us. The stylish Breeze CHMS app is user-friendly and perfect for keeping us connected. The price of Breeze CHMS is cost-effective.

Cons: We would like to edit the terms used for family roles. Though we know that "Head of Household" does not describe someone's unique role in their family, we feel "Primary Contact" reads better, especially with our Millennials! Some navigation isn't as user-friendly as others, like profile photos. Most frequent question from my users is about changing that photo as many don't realize that you can click on it to change it.

Overall: We have one place to organize and utilize user data in formats we use. More users (church members) are updating their data. Admin. Assistant saves time on collecting, editing and updating data.

Options + Price + Customer Service = Excellent Product

Nov 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love the ability to check-in/out children and take attendance with ease and with label printers. I love the ability to track giving and also graph attendance and giving through periods of time. I love the customer support that responds within minutes if not immediately. I love the photo integration, quick searches, filters and tags available, and I LOVE the cost!

Cons: The volunteer scheduling section is a bit clunky. It works but there are elements that need to be developed more in order for it to be a robust product in this section.

The name really says it all. It's a Breeze to use but full still of great features.

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Breeze is the first ChMS my volunteers will actually use. I believe they've embraced it because Breeze is so flexible, I was able to somewhat duplicate their paper systems by creating my own fields and tags. Now it is simple to find the information we need and we are making better decisions because of it.

Cons: Although Breeze markets itself to small and mid-size churches, it is a robust ChMS and is adding new features all the time. I would love to have more videos that go beyond the basics and really help churches get the most out of the software.

Overall: This software really gives us the opportunity to make decisions based on actual data we've collected and not just hunches or stories we believe to be true.

In the world of church management software, it doesn't get any easier

Jul 21, 2015
5/5
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4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: The software is easy to navigate and intuitive. I don't need training to figure it out. It comes with unlimited users and some nice features like SMS. I actually enjoy using it, which is not something I've ever said about church management software.

Cons: I'm not a huge fan of the attendance tracking by Calendar view. On the plus side it works, but if you have a ton of classes on Sunday that you're tracking, it gives the impression visually that you're not using the software correctly, as it's so cluttered and one Sunday takes up most of the page. But it works, and it's easy.

Recommendations to other buyers: We looked at Breeze for over a year before purchasing. In my view, it's the only software we could find that had an intuitive experience that didn't require a lot of training for some of our non-techie volunteers. We really didn't want to purchase software that needed the purchase of training to use the software that we already purchased! Breeze is dead simple. You do lose some "power" with simplicity, but Breeze has managed to accomplish everything that we need. I mentioned that it took a year for us to start using Breeze, and that was because it lacked a single feature that we needed. The developers eventually added the feature along with many other helpful features (developers are not lazy). Breeze lives up to its name and accomplishes the basics very well. Making software intuitive is evidently not easy.

Far and away the best CHMS software for the price

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use is hugely important. We were able to implement use of this robust and versatile database with a minimum amount of training. I can't begin to count the number of hours it has saved us. The customer support staff are quick, friendly, knowledgeable, and personable.

Cons: The resolution of the images associated with profiles is too low for high quality print-outs or directories.

Overall: Best way to track people in the organization. Online, and mobile access is extremely helpful.

Great church management software!

Feb 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Comments: We've been using Breeze for just over a month, and I'm already thrilled with how much easier it is to use than our previous church management software.

I spend a lot of my time in our ChMS documenting member needs, follow up care, and contributions, as well as coordinating our volunteer schedule and church calendar, so we wanted a system that was intuitive but high functioning.

So far Breeze has been both of those things. Onboarding and data transfer was incredibly easy. Functionality is intuitive, and their help videos and documents are also very easy to follow along with. I've been able to jump in quickly and do more in our short period of time with Breeze than I was able to do in nearly a full year with our previous software.

Some of my favorite Breeze features include:

- Easy contribution tracking and batch management

- Simple but robust people filters: For example, I love that I can easily filter by member engagement if I want to group email or group text all Members and Regular Attenders.

- Multiple options for volunteer communication and management: I can easily send around each week's volunteer schedule and teacher curriculum, get their RSVPs, and request availability for building out the future schedule.

- Follow Ups: I can assign follow up care and keep tabs on whether or not a need has been met.

- The "Tags" feature makes it easy to assign people to multiple groups without a messy back end. We use tags to assign people to volunteer ministries, note who has an active prayer request, or to identify who's expressed interest in special events or classes.

I would already highly recommend to anyone looking for software to help in member care and church operations.

Right-sized and right-priced

Jul 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The regular release of new features (especially since they never seem to break existing functionality when going live with something new).

Cons: This isn't a criticism exactly--I think they could create a more user friendly reporting interface. The data is all there, but it isn't always intuitive to find it.

Overall: Found Breeze through extensive internet research. What intrigued me was the user friendliness of the platform (admittedly, I have some prior experience in IT), but it seemed to be a perfect Launchpad for migrating our church from manual forms to data-driven.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are doing the migration yourself, be sure you have the right Excel skills to help with the creation of the load files.

Very simple to use and flexible to customize to your needs.

Nov 02, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Simplicity is key - especially when trying to encourage staff of varying technical skills to actually use the tool. Cost effective with phenomenal support.

Cons: Printers can be a bit tricky at times - especially with larger church sizes. Would also be great to have the ability to sync the contacts from various tags with mobile devices.

Overall: Great use across a multi-staff team. Great customization. Better shared data management.

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South Bay Bible Church switched from ACS to Breeze, and our experience has been terrific.

Jan 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of Use
Flexibility
Customer Service - Amazing support!
Access to Congregation
API Access
Clean and Simplicity

Cons: We have third-party vendors that we export information to (like giving envelopes). I can't seem to get husband and wife's name to appear. This is a bit cumbersome. Other than this, we love the switch to Breeze.

Overall: Overall, it made our church life easier and work more efficient.

Tags & Mapping features used to make Neighborhood groups

Oct 30, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Best features include the software's simplicity, tags & quality customer service.
Recently, in just a matter of hours, we were able to divide our 300 person congregation into some 20 New Neighborhood groups. This process was simple due to Breeze's powerful mapping tool, easy UI to create and manage tags. We are now about to announce an exciting new effort to care for people, connect neighbors and reach new folks as they come. Thanks to Breeze, this was also pretty simple.

Cons: The software offers few reports, and leaves powerful sorting only to excel exports. I do think the help and customer support is super, but we hope they continue to add features.

I have no complaints about Breeze! It is meeting our needs with flying colors.

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's easy to use and navigate. Customer service (the few times I've had to contact them) has always been quick to respond, helpful and kind. It does everything we need it to do at a reasonable price. We aren't paying a ton of money for software that's time-consuming to use and full of features we don't need.

Cons: It would be great if Breeze offered a financial software package (Accounts Payable, General Ledger, etc.) that is as easy to use as their church management software.

Amazing product which is a perfect fit for our church!

Apr 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use. All of our staff (ages 15-65) use Breeze with no problems. It's flexibility is incredible. The support team is amazing and the price is unbeatable!

Cons: Can't think of any weaknesses at all. This is a GREAT product that I recommend to all my friends, pastors, etc.

Overall: We use just about every facet of Breeze and we love it!

Try it! You will (more than likely) love it!

Jan 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of Use, breadth and depth of database

Cons: User permissions need more options with confidentiality items; ACH not available to pay for registrations except through outside vendor (PayPal, etc).

Overall: Breeze was a new concept to us - a small company big on functionality. Having come from an expensive ChMS that we discovered was big on extras and extremely short on the basics, we had band-aided our ChMS needs over 5-6 vendors, ending up with 4 complete and another partial database! In three months, we have migrated three of our functional databases - texting, contributions, and check-ins - completely over to one Breeze database! And it will soon do everything except Worship Service Planning and online giving for us (which will integrate with Breeze allowing us to maintain one central database)! Breeze has phenomenal Customer Support, and is continually listening to customer feedback and tweaking their system, all the while keeping things "simple" yet with the full depth of a true database. We love Breeze and are excited to roll out the rest of our systems -- calendaring and event planning top the list -- and explore pieces of Breeze that we have never had, even with our more expensive solutions! Way to go, Breeze!

Excellent church management software with exceptional customer service

Jul 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Breeze software is scalable so it continues to remain perfectly functional as we grow. The software allows check-in, online calendar, membership management, online giving records, online signup forms, online giving and many other features in one software at one price that never goes up!

Cons: It would be nice to have an app that allows contacts to be kept offline or synced with phone. The check-in printer is sometimes glitchy as well.

Great experience

Nov 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We have enjoyed our experience with Breeze and recommend it frequently to others

Pros: Simple Cloud based Served the needs of our medium sized church Quick reply to customer service needs

Cons: App could be better Merge letter feature: clunky At times the cloud has been slow but it has been recently upgraded

The perfect church program

Apr 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I would highly recommend this. It's fairly low cost and extremely intuitive, allowing ease of use among parishioner volunteers and those in office.

Cons: No cons, the software is without any flaws for daily operations. Support is extremely reliable and helps whenever needed.

Haven't found a feature I wanted that wasn't there yet.

Sep 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Breeze is easy to train people on, and covers all the bases I've needed so far. Very flexible event scheduling, checkins, group notifications. On top of all of that, there's a nice JSON REST API that lets you extend things as needed.

Cons: The mobile app is essentially a web view, it could be faster and more performant if it was native code.

Overall: Single source of truth for event and volunteer scheduling, group communications options, task reminders.

Great product!!!!

Jan 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use and the customer support are both outstanding. They are constantly listening to the users to make it an even better product.

Overall: Less time spent on the financial part of my job. Attendance taking is a "breeze." The adaptability to our church specifically is a major benefit, too.

This is really great church software.

Apr 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I would highly recommend this church software.

Pros: Low cost of the software. Easy to learn. Great customer support. Easy for church members to use. Great for texting and emailing members. Great for contacting visitors. Great for recording contributions. Everything we needed is within this program.

Cons: We haven't found any. It was easy to learn to use. They have great instructions. Their support is great.

Breeze Changed Our Church

Aug 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Breeze changed the day-to-day operations of our church which lets us focus more on ministry and less on organizing.

Pros: Breeze is a powerful program built to be easily navigated by anyone. Detailed contribution reports to track giving in the church. Outstanding Support Team who are all well equipped to answer any question you throw their way or find an answer for you. The patience the Support Team has with us.

It's so easy...It's a BREEZE!

Dec 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I've used other ChMS, in large churches. When I joined the team at a local church and discovered their type of record keeping, I was shocked! Sticky notes, bits of paper, notations written on the inside of folders. When I asked why a ChMS wasn't being used, I was told the staff was too busy to maintain one...and that the budget wouldn't allow a costly system. Upon discovering Breeze, I encouraged the church to consider it. The lead pastor was immediately impressed with Breeze's offerings! He was "sold" upon learning the monthly cost of Breeze could be saved by discontinuing "upgrades" and modules of other software they were using! I was able to move all the data into Breeze myself, build a small data entry team of volunteers, and establish a dependency on Breeze within just two weeks of signing on! The staff did not have to sit through hours of training, hundreds of recorded videos, or Q and A sessions! They logged in and were able to do what they needed with little to no assistance!

Pros: Ease of use, low cost, quick support, remote check-in.

Cons: I would like to have more control when merging two records (for instance, if I want to keep the cell phone number of Person #1 while keeping the mailing address of Person #2). Currently, all data of one record replaces all data of another record when merging.

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't think too long or too hard. This really is a no-brainer. You will quickly see how easy it is to use and you will gain confidence in all the data you are recording for your attendees and members.

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Breeze is exactly what I was looking for!

Dec 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use is great! It's functionality rivals the big competitors for a price you cannot beat! The financial reporting is by far my favorite feature.

Cons: I wish there were more options for volunteer task management in breeze. I also wish there was automatic integration between breeze and quickbooks.

Overall: Really helped me organize our church while minimizing time spent on a computer.

Breeze is an Appropriate Name

Feb 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use and customizable fields.

Cons: Our church has a little bit of trouble locating the mobile app in the app store and then getting linked to our church.

Overall: Breeze has made it so simple for us to manage, reach and stay connected to our church. I can easily see Breeze being our Church Management site for years to come. After using excel spreadsheets when we first launched and then converting to CCB in our 2nd year, Breeze is what we have been looking for. Breeze customizes so easily. Our church members love the text tool, email tools, tags (people groups), a calendar that links to all our platforms and so much more. The Breeze mobile app has saved our office calls and tasks that people used to ask us for like phone numbers, addresses and directions. Our treasurer really likes how easy it is to enter contributions and print statements. We have only scratched the surface of what Breeze can do for our church. What attracted us to Breeze was the price but Customer Service, Features and Benefits will have us with Breeze for a long time to come.

Recommendations to other buyers: Keep up the great work. We love it!

An excellent database: easy to use with many helpful features

Nov 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: -Easy to learn and easy to use
-The Breeze development team is on the ball: they listen to feedback and quickly implement changes
-Customer support is excellent: Breeze responds quickly with a personal yet professional touch

Cons: -Forms could still be improved (e.g. multiple names on one form integrating with the database profiles)
-It would be great to eventually do room bookings

Overall: -Improved communication
-Increased speed and ease for event registration
-Child check in
-Increased ease in entering and tracking donations

Breeze is incredibly easy to learn and use, very inexpensive, free prompt tech support.

May 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Free, quick tech support
Incredible value for low cost
Easy to use
Helpful short videos for many topics
Very comprehensive and useful features

Cons: Nothing. Love the product!!! This is an excellent product and I haven't found any cons. I would highly recommend.

Overall: Great value, easy to use, comprehensive features

Has been great from the very start. Easy to use with great features.

Feb 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The user interface, it is great. The customer service is fantastic and the ease of use is wonderful. I highly recommend this product

Cons: Can't think of anything. To be honest this is the best product we have used. It has helped us get organized and stay on top of people. Just love it.

Breeze ChMS Westbrooke Church - OP,KS

Feb 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Affordability, intuitive to use, can talk to a real person for support, full online reference support and videos.

Cons: Simple, so some features are not as detailed or robust, but with the continued updates, many features have improved with more options. Volunteer Scheduling might be the only feature to consider major improvements to make it easier to use, but it works nonetheless.

Overall: I am a volunteer at Westbrooke Church and a part of the communications team. We have been using Breeze Church Management System for the last 6 months. It is a very intuitive system that puts communication information and tools in the hands of not only the church staff, but to ministry leaders and volunteers as well. Breeze has provided us an affordable and simple way to organize, track, communicate, and report our church directory, giving, events, and so much more! We are excited to be using Breeze at Westbrooke Church!

Simple and Powerful

Feb 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: We use it for a lot of document related tasks, which often means working on large monitors. The UI doesn't scale with your browser window, so things are often at the extreme sides of the screen. Great for some basic project management, haven't found it the easiest to scale for very large projects.

Pros: - Easy to use and learn - Clear, definable sections - Integrates well with other tools used for more immediate messaging (like Slack) - Great for when you need straightforward task management

Cons: - Activity can get a little blurry, especially with large teams - Filters don't always show every relevant task when selected - The Progress charts don't seem like they'll be useful for most

Does exactly what is advertised very, very well

Feb 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Access to the information via the mobile app has been a GREAT boost to our ministry abilities. Adding and editing information is easy for anyone who's comfortable with the typical process of filling out online forms on any device. Well-designed software.

Does what we want, and works!

Sep 14, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Breeze is intuitive, clear, and simple to use. It is adaptable to and powerful enough to meet all of our needs. Customer response and communication has been quick, friendly, and extremely helpful. The ability to add in fields you want is easy to do and seamless.

Cons: There is no app. The events page is not sufficient. It is less than adequate in promoting events, but good for check-in. The ability to enter emails is limited to one designated email address per profile. You can additional emails, but they are entered as text.

Recommendations to other buyers: With any database company, insist on a trial period, which Breeze offers. This was extremely helpful in discovering how comparatively good Breeze is to the others. Know your needs and desires, and see if the database fulfills them without cluttering up the platform with all sorts of things you'll never use. Breeze does this well, and it's one of the biggest reasons it's simple and clear to use.

I use Breeze to maintain our database for an Association of 60 churches. 1500 names.

Apr 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I know of no other affordable program for Associations of churches. However Breeze is so adaptable, that I have easily adapted it to associational needs. For instance, simply adding a church field allows me to link every person to a particular church in our association. I have made other such adjustments easily.

Cons: You might consider adding one step when sending out emails. Once I did a search and desired to send an email to 5 people on my Database. I had to back out of the email and get a piece of information elsewhere, and when I came back to the email, I managed to send the email to the entire database! (Embarrassing!) A confirmation step before sending the email stating that the email only goes to the selected group would help.

Breeze is excellent Church Management Software

Jul 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Breeze CHMS is an excellent solution for small to medium size churches. We have been using the software at First UMC El Dorado for just over a year and have been very pleased. The functionality is full-featured and development is continuous with new and helpful features rolled out on a regular basis.

We have worked with Breeze since May 2018. It works great!

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use. Love everything abut it. Am using it on a daily basis. Excellent for contribution management and creating statements and printed directories as needed.

Cons: Haven't figured out all the functions yet - my own mistake! Also wish more of our congregation members would take advantage of Breeze.

Overall: Easy "breezy" contribution and people directory management

Simply Simple

Aug 21, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: When we were looking to update our church management software we wanted something that was easy to use, easily accessible from multiple platforms, and simple. When we discovered Breeze we knew it looked like a good fit. Once we contacted them we knew we were right. The founder is always an email away and usually answers questions in a matter of minutes. Breeze is so easy to use its almost unbelievable. Everything that we need is here. And we have Breeze always willing to listen if we have an idea for an additional feature. We love Breeze!

Cons: Honestly after 9 months with Breeze, we don't have any complaints. They are a great fit for our church.

Recommendations to other buyers: Ask Breeze all your questions. That's what we did and have been very satisfied with our Breeze experience.

Loving Breeze!

Mar 03, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We migrated to Breeze about three months ago from our previous cloud based ChMS. Our Facebook Group was far more active than our ChMS (even after campaigns to encourage our people to login to our ChMS) which caused us to rethink our approach to online community. After a few days of research we decided to make the leap to Breeze and have been thrilled with every aspect of our experience.

The beauty of Breeze is its streamlined user interface. Volunteers have been able to use Breeze with very little training in comparison to the other ChMS we were using. We can access the information we need quickly, without complex search queries, which ultimately frees up our staff and volunteers to allocate their time more effectively. Breeze is also very intuitive. It's apparent that the Breeze developers have had A LOT of conversations with church staff. And yes, the customer support really is that good. Jon and the rest of the Breeze team have been phenomenal.

In short: great software, stellar customer support, and the price point is a tremendous value. The other 5 star ratings for Breeze are precisely what we have experienced as well.