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By the Book, Inc. Merges with ACS Technologies

    5,000 churches join ACST family

    May 23, 2019, Florence, S.C. – ACS Technologies®, the world’s leading provider of church management software and service solutions, announces the acquisition of By the Book, Inc., a church software company that serves approximately 5,000 churches nationwide.

    David and Kim Conley, owners, By the Book, say, “As we looked at the future of our company, we realized that we didn’t have the resources needed to continue serving our clients the way we believe they deserve. So we decided to look for a partner whose mission was to serve the Church with their tools and who made customer service a priority. We found exactly that with ACS Technologies. With over 80 individuals in their US-based call center and products designed to grow and develop to meet the ever-changing needs of the Church, we have found ACST to be an incredible company to work with.”

    By the Book clients will join the nearly 50,000 ministries ACS Technologies currently serves and will have the opportunity in the coming months to transition seamlessly from their current church management software (ChMS) Roll Call to ACS Technologies’ all-in-one cloud-based tool Realm®. 

    “We believe Realm is the perfect replacement for Roll Call,” the Conleys said. “Honestly, it’s a major improvement over Roll Call for so many reasons. Of course Realm handles all the back office administrative tasks that you would expect in a ChMS, but it takes things a step further with community and accounting tools as well.”

    Roll Call will continue to be supported until May 2021 so ministries have time to transition to Realm.

    “It is an honor to have the Conleys and By the Book join the ACS Technologies family,” said Marvin Owen, Owner and President Emeritus, ACS Technologies. “We are excited to partner with them and the churches we now serve together. Their mission is to provide the best software solutions so churches are equipped to serve others, and we look forward to continuing to fulfill that mission.”

    For more information about By the Book, visit

    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.

    For More Information, Contact:
    Rachel Ankers,