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ACS Technologies® Releases New Update for Parish Data System® Software

    Most-used Catholic Church software upgrades to version 9, gains more new features than any previous release

    January 7, 2019, Florence, S.C. – ACS Technologies®, the world’s leading provider of church management software and service solutions, announced the release of a new – and largest to date – upgrade for Parish Data System® (PDS). For over 40 years, PDS software has been meeting the unique needs of Catholic parishes and dioceses resulting in the biggest, most-satisfied client base.

    “The PDS team is excited to announce the release of Version 9,” said Johnny Stoupenos, Senior Director, PDS, ACS Technologies. “With this new upgrade, we’ll meet the ever-growing needs of our Catholic clients even better and provide them with the best solution in the market. We are dedicated to our clients and have made every effort to ensure PDS continues to improve and better meet expectations.”

    The PDS team’s dedication to excellence spans beyond developing great software. The 2019 recipient of the Avaya Emerging Technologies Award for innovations in AI, mobility, blockchain, etc. to re-imagine the customer experience, the PDS team has spent decades earning users’ trust and respect by providing incomparable support.

    “Our personal relationships with our clients – many of whom have become close friends – separate us from other software companies,” said Jonathan McKnight, Systems Operation Manager, ACS Technologies. “The work our clients do matters because it is the work of the Church. We are humbled and honored to be a part of it.”

    The continued commitment to improving the software solution combined with the award-winning support sets PDS apart from every other provider.

    “PDS has been great for us,” said Christine Lucheon, Software Controller, Diocese of Knoxville. “Everyone I’ve worked with at PDS has been so supportive and easy to talk to. I really enjoy the relationship we have with PDS. It continues to be my favorite part of my position.”

    In addition to the many enhancements, Version 9 introductions integrated web and mobile giving and integrated background checks.

    About ACS Technologies®

    Founded in 1978, ACS Technologies® is the leading provider of information management software and service solutions to nearly 50,000 churches, schools, and organizational offices. With brands such as Realm®ACS™PDS™, and HeadMaster™, ACS Technologies enables churches and schools to manage every vital area of their ministry from finances to relationships, from events and groups to giving and serving. Whether online, desktop, or mobile, the passion that drives ACS Technologies is maximizing technology’s value for ministry. ACS Technologies is a privately held company headquartered in Florence, South Carolina, with offices in Greenville, SC and Phoenix, AZ.

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    Rachel Ankers,