Parish Data System

PDS Church Office


2 / 5
5 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Since 1978 PDS has served Catholic parishes, schools and dioceses worldwide.


Average Ratings

5 Reviews

  • 2 / 5
    Overall

  • 2 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 2.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Parish Data System
  • www.parishdata.com
  • Founded 1978
  • United States

About PDS Church Office

Trusted by over 9,000 parishes, schools and dioceses worldwide, PDS is the top choice for Catholic software and services. Our integrated church, school and diocesan solutions enable accurate data management, increase communications, and empower growth within Catholic organizations. Access to data 24/7 makes it easy for all PDS users to work from home or on the road. PDS has become the top choice for Catholic organizations because it was built by Catholic experts for Catholic organizations.


PDS Church Office 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

PDS Church Office Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Good for Catholic parishes, but needs some work to stay relevant

Mar 15, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: PDS is designed for Catholic parishes and has everything you would possibly need to track from sacraments to attendence to religious education programs, etc.

Cons: The software is starting to get outdated. Syncing data between multiple "users" (databases) is cumbersome and the interface looks straight out of 1998 (still). Unfortunately, after you've invested years of effort, it would be detrimental to attempt to move all of the data to any other "church" system without significant costs

Overall: Helps manage a Catholic parish

Clunky, Poor Reporting

Feb 05, 2019
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: PDS Church Office efficiently collects and organizes data. Other than that, I can't recommend it.

Cons: The reports are terrible. There are literally hundred of fields to choose from, many of which are the same field worded differently (i.e. Father name, Father full name, Head name, Member 1 name...). All adults input into the system are either "Mother" or "Father" regardless of marital status or actually having children.

Overall: There are much better Church/Registration Software Systems out there. We are certainly looking to move to a different system.

PDS Church Office: There's probably something better

Dec 16, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 4.0/10 Not
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Pros: It does compile all of our members' data and make it searchable. It syncs up via the cloud.

Cons: It takes forever to start up. It is clunky to navigate and feels like old, dated software.

Overall: It works, but it's slow.

We do not enjoy this software

Dec 07, 2017
1/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It has built in accounting and I can schedule liturgical ministers. It helps us to organize members and donations.

Cons: It is slow, out dated, does not optimize with updated versions of Windows, it is difficult to use and the systems do not collaborate with each other. The customer service is rarely helpful, if ever. Most issues I have had to just figure out on my own.

took to long to figure out

May 25, 2017
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Cons: it takes to long to do what you want. there is nothing I like about this item. I only use I once a month to hard to figure what reports to print and what I want to print

Overall: nothing office pro is better