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General Ledger

The heart and soul of church accounting.

ACS church accounting software is a flexible, easy-to-use, double-entry accounting system that adheres to nonprofit accounting standards and offers either a cash or accrual basis. Setup begins with the creation of your unique chart of accounts that interfaces with all the other financial modules and optionally with ACS Contributions and HeadMaster. You can track budgets and spending by fund, department, committee, and project. Budgeting and reporting have never been easier.

General Ledger
Accounts Payable

Accounts Payable

Keep track of what you owe and pay bills on time.

As your complete check writing and vendor management program, ACS Accounts Payable saves you time and coordinates the way your employees pay bills and issue 1099s. You can centrally process your outgoing funds, print checks, store vendor information, and keep track of your invoices with this church accounting software module.

Payroll

Save valuable time and avoid confusion by handling all types of payroll procedures with one central solution.

ACS Payroll handles the special needs of churches and pastors, from housing allowances to insurance. Accommodates multiple cost centers, so pay is charged to appropriate areas. Customize with additions & deductions to pay. With ACS church accounting software you’ll have everything you need to pay your employees with consistency and accuracy.

Or, learn more about ACS Tax E-file
Payroll

Purchase Orders

The tools you need to help manage your spending.

ACS Purchase Orders automates your organization’s cash-flow planning process to help prevent overspending. You can also easily cross-check and reference your purchasing.

Fixed Assets

A reliable, centralized asset inventory and management system.

As a central inventory system for managing your organization’s equipment, ACS Fixed Assets tracks specific asset details from acquisition to depreciation to maintenance. Use it to plan, to document insurance claims, and to support good stewardship of plans and property.

Fixed Assets
Accounts Receivable

Accounts Receivable

Effectively manage your outgoing billings and incoming payments.

Whether on cash or accrual basis, ACS Accounts Receivable is automatically integrated with ACS General Ledger, ACS People and other ACS church accounting software modules. The customized, unlimited revenue centers ensure accurate posting to the correct accounts, billing codes that offer easy handling of recurring invoices to given customers, and payment codes that enable efficient crediting of payments for multiple accounts at one time. You can create unlimited revenues and connect income to specific accounts. Unlimited charge items, with customized frequencies, means fast and accurate billing. Process automation enables you to produce batch invoices quickly.

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ACS Contributions

Process Giving and Contributions

Good stewardship starts here.

Track and organize your contribution details, run fundraising drives more effectively, and offer your members more ways to tithe or give — online or off.

Enable Multiple Forms of Convenient Giving

Abundant is FREE to get started with no monthly payment.

Empower your congregation with easier ways to give and your staff with better ways
to manage all your eGiving. Abundant™ is the one total giving tool your church needs.

Grow Your Giving: Connect with an eGiving Consultant at Giving Solutions 

ACS Online Giving
Burroughs's Smart Source

Speed through Batches of Checks

Lightening fast remote deposit capture.

ACS SpeedCheck will save your staff time and money by depositing funds and posting contributions automatically. It scans your checks and transmits information to any bank in the U.S. based on the electronic images it captures from the original items.

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Manage Member Information

It's not about data. It's about people and how you touch their lives.

Families and individuals are the heart and soul of your organization. Managing information about them is crucial. You need a trusted system to capture information, track participation, and simplify communication. That’s what our cloud-based church management software (ChMS) is all about.

ACS People Member Information
Pastoral Care

Provide Exceptional Pastoral Care

Tools to help you establish and develop meaningful spiritual relationships.

Ensure your staff, members, and visitors stay fully connected with your ministry. ACS provides powerful church management software contact tools in the cloud to help you become more responsive, proactive, personal, and informed about ongoing outreach at your church.

Also recommended: ACS Attendance and ACS Report Designer

Engage with Small Groups

Enabling people in your church to build relationships on a more personal level.

Small groups are one of the best ways to bring your church together, create lasting relationships, and bring focus to your ministry.

Small Groups
Events

Manage Services and Special Events

Provide opportunities for the people in your church to fellowship.

Events bring your church together and create new opportunities for you to reach out to your community. But in order to pull them off successfully, you need the right tools to help you organize the countless details that go into each one.

Provide Peace of Mind with Child Security

Protecting the youth in your church.

Churches need to be proactive about the safety and protection of the children in their care. This means having in place the necessary security and documentation for dropping off and picking up family members from events like youth group, children’s church, and the nursery.

Get additional peace of mind with ACS Background Checks

Child Security
Background Checks

Run Quick Background Checks

Keep your ministry safe with state-of-the-art background check technology.

Submit background check requests directly from your ACS software to Verified First without having to re-enter information. Verified First is a premier online pre-employment, volunteer, and tenant screening service used by Human Resource professionals, hiring managers, and volunteer recruiters.

Go Mobile

Enable your staff and members to do more on the go from their mobile phone.

ACS Church Life is an easy-to-use app that’s free and available to all current Access ACS and Facility Scheduler clients. Your church members and staff simply use the same username and password that they use for Access ACS.

Recommended modules: Access ACS and ACS Church Life Download the ACS Church Life mobile app for iPhone or for Android
Mobile Apps
Multi-Site Churches

Multi-Site Church Administration

Coordinate church information across every location.

Churches with additional campuses can track information in one centralized system. ACS stores data about multiple ministry locations and tracks donations given at each location. Advanced controls enable administrators to create specific security rights to define the information available to authorized staff members.

Denominational Office Software

Bringing together vital information about the churches in your denomination.

Not only does ACS support the needs of the local church, denominations can take advantage of our connective structure to aggregate information from all of its participating churches. Dioceses, associations, districts, presbyteries, synods, conferences, and conventions use ACS to provide higher quality leadership and services to their member churches and organizations.

Denominational headquarters can track personnel and membership data from individual churches and roll up the data into comprehensive directories, accurate statistical reports, and comparative reports and graphs—all while communicating the right information to the right people.

Denominations
HeadMaster Childcare
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Provide Quality Care to Children

Make common daycare tasks easier for your staff.

HeadMaster™ provides churches and childcare centers with administration, billing, accounting, donor tracking, and communication in a single, cloud-based solution.

Send email newsletters to everyone on your contact list and see who is opening them and what's catching their interest.

ACS Technologies is pleased to partner with Constant Contact. Constant Contact is helping ministries everywhere bring style and sophistication to their email campaigns and communications. With easily customized design templates, real-time response tracking, and features designed to help you grow your audience the right way, Constant Contact will change the way you interact with your visitors, members and fans.

  • Available to all ACS clients on  ACS version 10.0 and higher
  • Send data from your database automatically into your choice of mailing lists
  • Get started fast with customizable HTML email templates
  • Create email campaigns in a snap with Constant Contact’s easy-to-use Email Wizard
  • Build, manage, and secure your email marketing contacts
  • Send email marketing communications and be confident they’ll get delivered
  • Get results fast with instant tracking and reporting
  • Extend the life of your email marketing when you add Email Archive
  • Access a stock image gallery of 3400 pictures when you add Premium Image Hosting
  • Get help every step of the way with FREE coaching & support

 

Billing is based on the number of email addresses in your account, not on the number of emails that are sent. Terms and pricing tiers are listed on the Constant Contact Web Site. Prepaid Nonprofit and Education discounts are also available and listed.

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An ACS™ integration with HeadMaster™ Software

Childcare for the next generation.

ACS™ with HeadMaster™ helps churches provide quality, individualized care to children, communicate with parents, handle billing, and equip your staff to run a professional childcare service.

Provide Quality Care to Children

Access important information any time.

HeadMaster stores all of your information safely in the cloud behind a private, staff-only login so you can conveniently perform your administrative tasks anywhere.

Store all kinds of family contact information.

HeadMaster gives you the flexibility to add any number of addresses, contact numbers, and family member details if children split time between multiple households.

Keep immunization and health records handy.

Lookup a child’s immunization records, allergies, emergency contacts, or any other meaningful health information from the convenience of your connected device.

Monitor child to teacher ratios in real-time.

Maintain mandated staffing levels through out the day by using HeadMaster’s check-in system to see exactly how long a child attended the program and who picked them up.

Track details for field trips and other activities.

Use an unlimited number of custom fields to track important event dates, permission forms and releases, and event-specific rosters for those signed up to attend.

Add Value to Parents

Provide extra value back to families.

Connect with parents and students outside of the classroom by enabling them to go online and view School and Class announcements, homework, assignments, grades, progress, and communicate with teachers.

Communicate important details more often.

Your staff can quickly create personalized messages to your parents by inserting custom fields into your correspondence. Messages can be sent via email or printed for mail, and HeadMaster tracks and records all instances of communication.

Post events and reminders to a shared calendar.

Maintain a master calendar for your staff and families in HeadMaster, and publish the information online so parents can see what’s upcoming whenever they sign in. You can even include detailed notes for each calendar item.

Accept online and mobile payments.

Parents can sign in to see their outstanding tuition and lunch balances and make secure payments while online or from the mobile app.

Include the mobile app at no additional cost.

Parents can connect from anywhere with the free HeadMaster iPhone and Android mobile app. It gives families instant access to important information on their mobile device or tablet at no additional charge.

Billing Included

Tuition Billing

Track various tuition rates, fees, and discounts according to different frequencies. Generate invoices, post payments, and give parents the ability to see consolidated family balances and make payments online.

Lunch Program

Turbo-charge your lunch program by enabling teachers to enter orders from the classroom, providing summary reports to cafeteria staff, and giving parents the ability to order and pay online.

Add-ons

Accounting Software

In addition to billing, we provide a full fund accounting system that integrates with HeadMaster. By connecting accounting with student information, you can link tuition payments directly to General Ledger and calculate payroll based on time logs.

SMS Text Messaging

Modernize the way you communicate by using SchoolCast. Easily send important voice, email, or text messages to parents, faculty, and specific groups like sports teams and clubs.

Donation Tracking

Keep your donation information in sync with your family contact information and record contributions directly into your accounting system when bundled with ACS Financials.

Staff Background Checks

Run prospective staff or volunteer background checks directly from HeadMaster. This is an additional service offered by Verified First, one of our partners.

Send direct mail more efficiently to people outside your church.

Track key contact information for anyone who isn’t a member or prospective member, but with whom you stay in touch. Use Special Mailings to communicate with area pastors, other churches and nonprofits, and media contacts. When you want to invite community members to special musical or outreach events, Special Mailings can help.

  • Create, organize and manage unlimited group lists
  • Save and reuse lists for future mailings and save time
  • Add, delete, move, or copy names to multiple lists, making the management of lists flexible for the future
  • Select whole lists, partial lists, or individuals with mail distribution
  • Maintain any number of mailing lists on the system with an unlimited number of persons or groups on each list
  • Add or delete records at any time
  • Print lists for all groups, select groups, or individual groups
  • Enter either a person’s name or organization’s name (A name or organization may be included in as many groups as needed but only has to be entered one time)
  • Support delivery point bar coding, ZIP + 4, line of travel and carrier route coding

Close the back door. Pinpoint participation levels so you can maximize your ministry outreach opportunities and growth potential.

ACS Church Growth Tools is a set of analytical tools designed to help you track attendance trends and implement appropriate visitation and recognition programs. These tools are based on information already entered through the People, Connections, and Attendance modules. Church Growth Tools makes it easy to assess your people’s participation so that you can identify those who may need a little extra attention. Its built-in tools make it easy to put follow-up action plans in place immediately.

  • Create reports with personal and connection information to inform connection and outreach teams
  • Pull lists of members with diminishing, consistent, or increasing attendance
  • Display entered contacts through the ACS Connections module

Integration of Existing People, Visitation, and Attendance Data

ACS Church Growth Tools does not require additional data input. Once you have entered individuals and families in ACS People and have recorded their visits and attendance, you are able to use this module to help you define and monitor activity patterns. This saves you time and helps you close the back door.

Customized Analysis and Reporting Tools

One of the most effective ways to grow the church is to minister more effectively to existing church members, but churches often have difficulty effectively recognizing and reaching out to their members and new attendees. ACS Church Growth Tools addresses these challenges and provides insightful tools to work with your evangelism and visitation programs.

  • RISK/SOS Report is an analysis tool that tracks two consecutive time periods and identifies if members are Regular, Irregular, Sporadic, or Non-Attendee. It also determines if their attendance is better than (Soaring), the same as (Ongoing), or worse than (Sliding) the previous period. With this information, you can set up a program to minister to each group of people.
  • Graphs are available based on your RISK/SOS analysis. There are several graphs to choose from and formats include pie charts, line graphs, or bar graphs.
  • Use Assignment Form to create a full-page listing of family information, individual or family pictures, details of connections, and response section for feedback. You can use this form to develop your ministry and schedule your visitation teams.
  • Note Writer is a simple mail merge program you can use to send letters to your members. These can be congratulatory or “We missed you” letters to be sent to various members of your church based on RISK/SOS results.

 

You can set up letters in Note Writer and Assignment Forms to be used based on the results found when you run the RISK/SOS report. You can then enter parameters in RISK/SOS Automation and automatically perform certain tasks. For example, you can print a Letter of Recognition to those with Soaring attendance or set up a visit for those with Sliding attendance.

Sample Reports

A customized version of ACS specifically designed for Episcopal congregations.

With input from parish administrators, treasurers, diocesan staff, and others, ACS has been customized for Episcopal churches. Episcopal ACS can help you automatically generate your annual report and streamline other reporting requirements throughout the year.

  • Automatically calculates all information needed for the parochial report
  • Annual report saved for future reference
  • Creates audit reports to highlight data issues throughout the year
"The Parochial report feature will save many hours of valuable time and energy. Completing the report can be done in minutes rather than hours. You don't have to wait on others to get their information to you and then hope that the information is correct. All you have to do now is push a button and the report is generated correctly the first time."
Sherry
Administrative Assistant, Trinity Episcopal Church

What You Get

Vestry Reporting Made Easier

From financial reports to recaps of new and transferred members, Episcopal
ACS provides useful, easy to understand information about your congregation.

Ongoing Trend Analysis

Use data from Episcopal ACS, including the register of church services, to create
powerful visual graphs of trends and patterns.

Data Integrity

Databases and reporting systems are integrated so that changes made by one
person seamlessly flow throughout the system.

Continuity in Management

As staff changes and new treasurers come on board, you have one system you can count on.

Room to Grow

Episcopal ACS solutions grow as your needs grow. As church needs emerge, from a new ministry to a new school to a new website, there’s a partner you can count on to provide total integrated solutions to fit your unique needs.

Automated Register of Church Services
  • Complements written service register book
  • Provides data you can analyze for trends
 
Suggested Templates
  • Pre-populated with descriptions unique to Episcopalians, such as date baptized and date confirmed
  • Suggested chart of accounts for Episcopal churches
  • Membership statuses appropriate for Episcopal churches

Sample Reports

Save time and grow your ministries.

Ministry Scheduler mobile appACS Technologies is pleased to partner with Ministry Scheduler Pro, a church volunteer scheduling software that integrates with Access ACS. Using MSP, you can keep your ministries coordinated and make participating easier. Reduce no shows with automatic reminders and online subs. And then keep volunteers engaged with a mobile app, text messaging, and online worship planning.

Schedule simply

  • Eliminate tedious hand-scheduling and refocus energy in more important areas.
  • Grow participation and open up ministry to new people by honoring volunteer availability.
  • Prevent double booking and easily schedule families together.
  • Easily manage team scheduling, repeating assignments, and rotations.
  • Increase volunteer satisfaction with consistently fair, personalized schedules.

 

Communicate effectively

  • Eliminate no-shows with weekly email and text message reminders.
  • Save on postage and printing by sending schedules via email.
  • Increase attendance by tracking and alerting volunteers when they don’t show up.
  • Collaborate with other ministries, even if they are in different locations.
  • Stay safe by tracking custom info, like trainings, background checks, certifications, and more.

 

Stay Connected

  • Provide volunteers instant online access to their schedules from anywhere.
  • Engage volunteers with a mobile app that lets them view and manage their schedule on the go.
  • Build a team mentality by enabling volunteers to find subs online.
  • Prepare volunteers for service with online worship planning.
  • Share important resources online like songs, readings, guidelines, and ministry manuals.

Bringing important data together to support churches better.

ACS Organizations is an application for multi-tiered organizations like denominations to store data about individual churches in one place. ACS Organizations will help track information about these entities, their staff, and their place in your overall structure.

  • Multi-tiered information management
  • Aggregate church statistical reports
  • Contribution tracking
  • 200 customizable fields
"We have definitely been able to provide better service to our member churches.”
Becky W.
Hamilton County Baptist Association

Customizable to Fit Your Exact Needs

Each denomination is unique in terms of the data it records and tracks, as well as its overall structure. ACS Organizations is completely customizable, accommodating any hierarchy or information requirements. You set up the unlimited levels, relationships between individual organizations, staff positions, church characteristics, and statistics as needed. You can then search and report on any segment of your organization.

ACS Organizations makes it easy to enter information for all levels of your organization.

  • Basic data: Church and staff names, addresses, phones, email and more.
  • Statistical data: Members, baptisms, confirmations, enrollments, and limitless others.
  • Contribution information: Detailed church giving by year.
  • Personal information: Churches or office lookup by name, PIN, or city.
  • Electronic communication: Email correspondence between organization and church from
    one easy location.

Monitor Trends, Meet Needs

Effective ministry goes far beyond mere data gathering. It’s about the practical use of data to identify needs and solve problems. ACS Organizations helps institutions like yours identify and track trends and changes among member churches. By analyzing these trends, denominational offices can develop services and materials to meet the needs of these churches.

There are 7 types of Organizations reports that will turn your data into actionable information. In addition to comprehensive reports, graphs are easy to produce on any statistical information.

  • Contributions: Choose from a variety of custom reports and statements.
  • Directories: Create directories of church document libraries, organization hierarchy, profiles, organizations, staff, and mailings.
  • Extracts: Extract organizational, staff, and statistical information.
  • Lists: Create lists of organization sponsors, primary contacts, and newsletter recipients by church, organization, or staff with related special fields and staff mailing records.
  • Statistics: Create statistical layouts and customizable statistics reports.
  • Connections: Track contacts both to and from churches and individuals.
  • Labels: Customize correspondence by printing cards and labels in a variety of styles.

Facilitate Effective Communication

Whether you are talking by phone, mailing a newsletter, or emailing a report, ACS Organizations makes it easy to communicate with your member churches and their staff. With all the key data in one accessible, secure system, your staff can quickly access information during a phone conversation, create labels, or send group emails.

Integration with ACS

By integrating Organizations with other ACS Technologies products and services, you will receive the broadest, most comprehensive information management package available to denominational offices today.

ACS Organizations integrates with ACS to cover a broad scope of business needs.
  • Accounting: Daily transactions, bill paying, payroll, receivables, and asset management with ACS General Ledger and ACS Accounts Payable.
  • Contributions: Church and individual giving records, and pledge assessment or fulfillment with ACS Contributions.
  • Web site: Custom setup and management of one site or a community of integrated member church sites with ACS Extend Platform.
  • Connections: Manage your contacts and communication with member churches with ACS Connections.
  • Mailings: Sort mailings to all of your member churches and ensure that their addresses comply with postal regulations with ACS Max It! and ACS CASS It!.
  • Reports: Create and maintain custom reports and directories with ACS Report Designer. Mobility: Allow field staff to view information about organizations, primary contacts, and staff members anywhere by uploading Organizations data to Access ACS.
  • Online Event Registration: Allow individuals to register and pay in advance for conferences, conventions, and training events.
  • DataShare: Receive selected ACS People data from your churches on a regular basis.
 
Examples
  • Link to ACS People to track details on individual staff members, including family information.
  • Create committees and important mailing groups by individual name, by church name, or by staff position using the ACS People Module.
  • Link to ACS Contributions Module for recording donations made by churches or organizations.
  • Link to Mail Modules as well.
  • Full integration with standard ACS People modules ensure up-to-date programs for Regional Offices.
More Things You Can Do With ACS Organizations
  • Record organizational basics such as church names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, date of incorporation, and staff records.
  • Customize over 200 statistical entry fields to store the data you want to track.
  • Record information for each organization for as many years as desired.
  • Illustrate membership trends over multiple years graphically.
  • Customize reports with statistical data by organization or by year – makes Annual Reports quick and easy!
  • Record staff associated with the organization for each year and keep staff history for reference.
  • Define unlimited staff positions.