Tier 2 is categorized by primarily larger, established CMS providers who lack the userbase to be considered Tier 1. Choosing a tier 2 will often result in more complete software solutions geared at medium or large churches.
From Connection Power:
ConnectionPower’s mission is to empower you, through effective ministry and information connection systems, church management software, to touch, win and keep every possible person who visits or attends your church in such a manner that they will have the greatest opportunity to know Christ and flourish as a meaningful part of your church family.
Excellerate is a complete church management system specifically designed for churches with small groups. Small groups are extremely effective at reaching and discipling many people, but as Proverbs 27:23 tells us, “Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds.”
We are responsible for knowing how our people are doing. God has entrusted them to us, and we must be good stewards. Excellerate helps you do just that by tracking all of their information, plus it has the advanced tools to help ensure your small groups are successful.
- Member Tracking: Imagine, everything you need to know about the people you minister to, in one common location. Have you been frustrated because your contact information is over here, class attendance lost in a filing cabinet, and small group information in a spreadsheet on someone’s laptop?
- Small Groups: Churches everywhere have discovered that small groups or cell groups are so effective at reaching and discipling more people. But, the church needs better software for managing and monitoring those groups to ensure their success. From the beginning, Excellerate was designed with advanced tools for managing all types of small groups.
- Develop New Leaders: One key indicator of a successful church is that they are developing new leaders. You may have a leadership development track in place to train your members to become leaders, but keeping track of all of the classes and events can be a nightmare.
- Retain More Visitors: Contacting new visitors within 24 hours greatly increases the chance of retaining them. Excellerate’s follow-up system allows you to email visitor contact information to your leaders/connectors so they can contact the new visitors as soon as possible.
- Web Integration: Stop wasting valuable staff time keeping up with paper forms and re-entering information that could be entered directly over the web. Excellerate easily integrates with your church website providing new pages for visitor followup tracking, small group reporting, and member information updating.
- Completely Customizable: Every church is unique and shouldn’t have to conform to rigid church management software. Excellerate is extremely customizable so that it supports and enhances how you do church. It’s almost like having software custom designed specifically for your church. You can customize your structure, pick lists, views and reports.
- Training: While Excellerate has been praised as very intuitive and easy to use, sometimes it is nice to have individual training or consulting. We provide this service to our customers either on-site, or in our offices in Memphis TN, or over the internet with our remote training.
- Data Conversion: Most churches already have a database or church management program that already contains their member information. So it is important to be able to import or convert that data into Excellerate so that it does not need to be re-entered by hand.
- Support Plan: Excellerate is committed to providing better-than-expected technical support. We realize that every church is different, so our support team goes the extra mile in helping you get the information and analysis you need from Excellerate.
- Custom Development: Every church is different, and ministers to people in different ways. Excellerate is very flexible and designed to support your uniqueness, not suffocate it. Our desire is to help your church become more effective in those unique ways.
Update: The makers of NSpire have discontinued their ChCMS service, as of October 20th, 2010.
Nspire provides solutions are extremely customizable to any ministry, from small preschool classes to mega churches, Nspire makes management easy. Their cutting edge software provides a cost-effective and easy church management solution for ministries of all shapes and sizes.
With church management software currently used by thousands of churches nationwide, Icon Systems has become legendary for its commitment to high quality products as well as industry leading service and support. Whether you require a network-based solution like Revelations, a truly web-based option like IconCMO, or management for an entire community of churches like IconCMO+, we have the right products to get your church running smooth and get you back to the ministry of your church.
People Driven Software provides breakthrough technology for progressive, outreach-oriented churches. People Driven Software is an award-winning, industry-leading company that prides itself on excellent products and customer service.