Budgeting, Planning & Forecasting

Budgeting, Planning & Forecasting

April 28, 2011

IconCMO Helps Churches Manage Financial and Administrative Roles Effectively

Icon Systems, a provider of cloud-based church management software (ChMS) called IconCMO, announced it enables church staff and members to access their data from any Internet connection, thereby increasing their ability to connect with members and "do ministry" well within the community.

Launched in 2003, IconCMO was built for Web-access. Over the past years, the software has undergone significant system-wide enhancements to provide the best features for maximum church management productivity.

The solution has complete fund accounting, contribution, and payroll modules in addition to membership management - all in one integrated Web-based church management system.

Users can access and edit IconCMO from anywhere in real time. It has comprehensive membership tracking including attendance, households, visitors, groups, talent, and communication. The solution can track and manage church contributions and prepare donor contribution statements and reports through complete fund accounting system.

The solution enables quick and easy e-mail communications to individuals and groups. They can integrate the church directory and calendar of events stored in IconCMO directly to their Web sites.

Customers also get access to IconCMO Web services for custom church API integrations through the Icon App Market. They can also access Icon services offered by partners. The service offers unlimited users and technical support. It is supported by nightly off-site backups.

 “We love working with churches to show them how they can manage their church finances from any Internet connection AND give their members the ability to participate in groups online, register for volunteer opportunities, see the church-wide calendar, and communicate via e-mail with anyone in their church,” said Bill Gifford, president of Icon Systems, in a statement.

Brodhead United Methodist Church is one of the customers of IconCMO. According to Joella Miller, treasurer at Brodhead United Methodist Church, the software takes care of all important processes of the church.

“I'm not a computer guru and yet I've ended up being responsible for making sure everyone's computer is up-to-date with everything and this is one less thing to deal with,” Miller added.

The company also offers IconCMO+ with all features of IconCMO church software solution plus specialized church management tools that were created specifically for regional and national denominational offices, as well as multi-site churches in need of a way to manage multiple locations, offices, and church plants.

In December 2010, Icon Systems and BombBomb partnered to provide ministries with a video e-mail solution inside the Icon system. The integration allows for hassle-free contact management with no importing or exporting of contact lists before sending e-mails.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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