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We're excited about what the future holds

and we want to continue to walk this path together. We know ministry is hard. That’s why we think you will love our new ministry tool, Realm (the replacement product for Roll Call).

Realm is church administration, accounting, and community all in one. You’ll find all of the things you love about Roll Call, plus so much more! Realm is all about helping real people do real ministry.

What makes
Realm so great?

  • All-in-one ministry solution
  • In the Cloud, completely online
  • FREE unlimited support
  • 24/7 online help center
  • Online training, online community, and ministry podcasts
  • New product additions and enhancements every 2 weeks
  • FREE data conversions
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Take a look at
what's inside:

  • Mobile apps for staff and members
  • Online, mobile, and text giving
  • Self-managed profiles, privacy settings, and communication preferences
  • Group leader tools
  • Volunteer management
  • Shared files and resources
  • Event RSVP, registration, and payments
  • System emails
  • In-app announcements
  • Direct messaging
  • Dashboards, custom reports, and predefined reports
  • Save and share reports
  • Integrated accounting and payroll software
  • Integrated background checks

We've already helped hundreds of By the Book customers transition to Realm...and they're absolutely loving it!

"After an easy and painless conversion from Roll Call to Realm, we have found Realm to be easy to use and very helpful for our church. Staff especially like the access from anywhere and members are enjoying the ability to access their own records from home or through the app."
Bethany United Methodist Church
“Realm has made it so easy for us to maintain and share accurate information for all our members. Keeping attendance for our groups and seeing who is needing extra care is a breeze!”
Hope Baptist Church
"The reason why we love Realm is because it’s so easy to understand with its intuitive and friendly interface. No need to be stuck in an office or computer; you have your office right at your fingertips!"
Iglesia Pentecostal Camino A La Vida Eterna
“Forest City Community Church has been using Realm since December, 2019. We were looking for an integrated information system to replace By the Book and have found it to be a great choice. We particularly like the financial side of donor management and reporting. We are in the middle of a building campaign and it has been great for keeping up to date with pledges and the reports are fantastic. We also chose Realm for the Pathways component and that has been great to guide people along in a process of either participating in small groups, volunteering, or leading people through a program like Alpha. On the whole we are very pleased with Realm and continue to learn and explore its functions and capabilities.”
Forest City Community Church

Watch how Realm connects your entire church.

Realm integrates recordkeeping into the daily motion of church life to keep your staff equipped and your church body engaged. It’s a ChMS with more emphasis on your online community. It’s one platform that touches everyone in your church.







You've got questions. We've got answers.

Realm is the replacement product for Roll Call. Realm is a 100% web-based application from ACS Technologies that informs your staff, connects your congregation, and multiplies your ministry across a broader community. It helps church staff manage daily tasks like church contributions, tracking member involvement and contribution trends, sending group emails, managing small groups and volunteers, and more. It encourages your church body to connect and share experiences together, and (if applicable) it coordinates information, communication, resources, and administration across multiple campuses. All of your data is safely stored and backed up in the cloud, making it available 24/7 from anywhere using a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. Realm is already in use by more than 4000 churches, even while it continues to advance and grow in functionality.

As part of our end-of-life timeline for the Roll Call product (which was established back in March of 2019), we fully dropped all support and hosting services for Roll Call in May of 2021. At this point, all customers must be transitioned off our hosting services.

Switching to Realm is not mandatory. However, if you are anything like our other Roll Call clients, there are SO many reasons to consider switching to Realm. It’s honestly the perfect upgrade and replacement for Roll Call. We would love to have the opportunity to meet with you to discuss Realm’s strengths and advantages and to get you a custom price quote. Our sincere desire and goal is to assist you with making an informed decision about Realm. We’re not going to try to sell you something you don’t believe in – or that wouldn’t serve your church as well (or better) than Roll Call.

Although we at By the Book firmly believe that Realm is THE best solution for today’s churches, we’re never going to assume that “one size fits all.” We’d love to help you explore if Realm is right for your church. Simply contact us (using the form at the bottom of this page) and we’ll be more than happy to assist you with this. We have tons of excellent resources (video tours, demos, webinars, pricing, references, etc.) to share with you if and when appropriate.

Realm’s pricing is based on your church’s actual typical weekly attendance (the average number of adults and kids that attend your worship services each weekend). Realm’s pricing is also based on which of the three Realm plans is best for your church. Like most web-based services, Realm is an ongoing monthly subscription. Contact us (using the form at the bottom of this page) and we’d be happy to generate a custom quote for you.

Yes, absolutely! We’ve already helped hundreds of Roll Call customers transition to Realm – including converting their existing data to Realm. As one of the many benefits of the By the Book and ACS Technologies merger, this data conversion service is completely FREE (normally a $500 fee).

Once you and your church have decided to transition to Realm, just give us a call at 1-800-736-7425. We will confirm and review everything with you and place your order. Your Realm account (including your converted data) will typically be ready within 3 to 5 business days of your order.

Ready to Learn More?

Simply fill out the form below and we will personally connect with you.

Together we’ll determine if Realm is the right fit for your church. As always, we promise a friendly, low-pressure approach.

Our goal will always first and foremost be to serve you (not to simply sell you a product or service).