Capterra Publishes eBook on Buying a Church Management System

New Guide for Church Administrators on How to Find the Right Church Software

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Katie Hollar, Capterra Inc.
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Arlington, VA — Capterra, an online software reviews service that helps businesses find the right software, today released "The Essential Guide to Buying a Church Management System." The free eBook provides church administrators and decision-makers with everything they need to know before buying a church management system (ChMS).

"Many churches don't know the benefit of having software," says Leah Merrill, Capterra's Church Management Software Specialist. "And they also don't know where to start when it comes to finding the ChMS that will best fit their church's needs."

The eBook leads buyers through the entire church management software selection process, from determining whether or not they actually need a ChMS, to identifying their requirements, and, ultimately, making the right church software selection. The new guide includes:

  • An overview of what church software can and can¿t do for your church
  • A step-by-step guide to determine which software features are necessary for your church
  • How to shop for the right ChMS from initial consideration to final purchase; including how to create a short list, examples of questions to ask on a software demo, and a comparison of various church software pricing models

"The Essential Guide to Buying a Church Management System" contains interactive quizzes, important checklists for the buying process, interesting statistics, and helpful tips from peers so church administrators can narrow down their options from nearly 200 church management systems to the one that¿s right for them.

Church management systems help churches and other religious organizations structure and automate daily operations. Churches use this software to manage membership and mailings, fundraising, events, and generate reports. ChMS can reduce the cost of operations, and allows churches to track growth in their congregations.

About Capterra:  Capterra is the leading online resource for business software buyers. Founded in 1999, Capterra features validated user reviews and independent research across hundreds of software categories. From Accounting to Yoga Studio Management, Capterra covers it all. Each month, Capterra helps more than three million buyers find the right software. Capterra is a Gartner company. For more information, visit