Church Management Software – Web-based vs Installed


When it comes to deciding on a church management solution, your first decision is

Web-based or Installed?

In a web-based solution, the application is running in on internet web servers located in a datacenter somewhere.  All of your church data will be stored on those servers as well.

In an installed solution, the application and data is installed on your own computers in your church.

There are clear advantages and disadvantages to both, so you’ll need to consider both sides, and decide which approach fits your church the best.  We also discuss a unique hybrid option, so make sure you read to the end to see how that works! Continue reading

Mobile Check-In

New Check-In Hardware available! We’ve just released two new hardware options for our Check-In system. If you’re looking for a mobile solution, you might be interested in our new 10” tablet that can work with a wireless label printer! Now your volunteers can have the freedom to walk around without being tied down with wires and cables. With the option to have labels print wirelessly, you could even have them print out in the classroom as they walk in.

Mobile Check-In is a great option for churches that don’t have the convenience of a permanent building or even just for those who want a more relaxed Check-In environment. And if you don’t need labels, our Mobile Check-In is perfect for events or special services where you can quickly get each person’s name as they walk in the doors.

The tablet and wireless label printers are available separately so you don’t have to purchase both if you only want one. For more information on either of these products please feel free to give us a call (888.371.6878) or email us at

Excellerate Check-In for VBS


Vacation Bible School (VBS) is always a great time for your children to learn of and grow into the things of God. It’s a youth-focused spiritual retreat, designed to engage your kids in the Word – all while giving the parents a little break of their own during the summer.  The vacation in VBS may even sound more attractive to the parents than the kids.  But, of course, now the church has the responsibility of taking care of all these children and their security.  Even with a handful of volunteers, sign-ups, check-ins, and schedules can add up to a lot of work in no time.  Paper systems work, but Excellerate’s Check-In System can take the sting out of all those paper-cuts. Continue reading