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Florence, SC: August 10, 2012 – Parish Data System™ (PDS), the leading parish, diocesan, and school management software solution, has selected Vanco Services, LLC, as its preferred partner to provide integrated online giving and electronic payment solutions to over 8,000 PDS parish, school, and diocesan clients.
“We are thrilled to work with Vanco, as we believe they bring the most secure payment solutions and the greatest overall benefit to our clients,” said Johnny Stoupenos, Catholic Director for ACS Technologies. “This partnership makes Vanco Services our recommended and trusted ally in helping parishes of all sizes increase contributions and streamline administrative duties by providing them with fully integrated donation and payment services.”
Online Giving enables churches, schools, and dioceses to receive both donations and payments through their Web sites. For parishioners, it’s a secure and convenient way to give. A parishioner can set up an entire series of recurring electronic contributions or simply make a one-time gift. All donation and payment processing services from Vanco Services integrate seamlessly with PDS Office™ modules.
“Vanco Services is very excited about our new relationship with PDS,” said Jan Jasmin, VP of Sales & New Business Development for Vanco Services. “We are both market leaders and now, working closely together, we will be able to provide an even better experience for our mutual clients.”
PDS clients choosing to take advantage of these new benefits can sign up with Vanco Services by completing the Sign Up form at electronicdonations.com/pds_enroll.htm or by calling Vanco at 800-774-9355.
Vanco Services, LLC, is a financial technology company that processes electronic payments for over 20,000 clients including more than 12,000 churches. Under the e.service® brand, Vanco offers several proprietary web-based electronic payment solutions. These solutions allow church members to initiate donations online, with a paper authorization form or from a mobile device. Vanco is a PCI (Payment Card Industry) Level 1 Compliant Service Provider.
Since 1978, Parish Data System (PDS) (parishdata.com), a solution of ACS Technologies (acstechnologies.com), has been providing Catholic organizations with technology solutions. PDS software and services are the leading choice for the Catholic market, serving more than 8,000 parishes, schools and dioceses worldwide. Products include: PDS Church Office, Formation Office, School Office, Ledger, Ledger/Payroll, and Facility Scheduler. PDS and ACS Technologies’ combined strengths and staff provide the industry’s best support and training and offer the broadest line of software solutions. PDS continues to develop new technology solutions that aim to enable accurate data management, increase communications, and empower growth within Catholic organizations.
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 ACS™, PDS™, Realm®, 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.
Meredith M. Morris