We now have the ability to upload photos for each person in your church. This is one of our more requested features and we are happy to release it. Just go to Edit Profile and click to upload a new photo. Once uploaded, you will be able to crop it to the desired shape and size. Then you can enjoy the benefits of photos for everyone in your church.
We now offer attendance tracking to record attendance at all your church services and events quickly and accurately. Add both one-time events and recurring events, and easily manage them all from one page. Even link them to a ministry or small group. View past and future events with just one click on the calendar display.
For our international customers, we now offer date and time formatting options to make using our system easier outside the US. We have also made it possible for your church to enable or disable parts of the software to limit access or hide any unneeded features.
We are happy to announce we have completed upgrading our church podcasting accounts to version 2 of Connect Podcast. We are excited to offer our customers new features and improvements.
– New, more stable sermon uploader
– New audio and video players for the Podcast page
– View disk space usage on the Settings page
– New date and time selection options
– Improved podcast page navigation
– Tons of other tweaks and changes
We have added a brand new addition to Connect Manage. Now you can send emails to anyone directly through our system. No need to open new email software. Send emails to one person or multiple people, including the ability to email ministries and small groups with one click.
Take a look at the new Email page inside Connect Manage and share your feedback with us. We would love to hear what you think of it!
We are proud to now be partnering with a company with whom we have had close ties for years — BlueFire Donations. Through their system we are able to offer a free giving solution that is one of the best out there. BlueFire Donations includes a professional church giving system that supports recurring transactions as well as an event registration system. Here are the details:
No Monthly Fees
No Hidden Fees
Per Transaction Fees: Credit Cards 3% – E-Check/ACH 1%
Take a look at the system here: http://www.easychurchtools.com/bluefire
We now have a smartphone specific version of Connect Manage. When away from your office or computer, you can easily access Connect Manage Mobile on your smartphone. Search for people in your congregation, view their entire profiles, or record notes. Quickly send emails, make calls, or view addresses on maps on your phone.
Connect Manage Mobile is compatible with any smartphone in use today including iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, and more. Just go to your Connect Manage web address on your phone and you will be automatically directed to the mobile version. Bookmark this page for easy access to Connect Manage Mobile in the future.
We have added help buttons across Connect Manage to give you instructions for every feature we offer. Just look for the ? at the top of each page. Click these and a pop-up window will appear with instructions and links to related Helpdesk articles. We believe these will help our churches learn the software quickly, making it even easier to use.
We released a new page called “Important Dates” that shows all of the upcoming birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and student graduation dates. You will find it on the People page. We also made a major update to our backup system so we can roll back any unwanted changes to your system to a point of your choosing. Just get in contact with us if you need any assistance.
Today we upgraded our servers to improve the speed of load times while using our software. We swapped in new SSD hard drives which feature some of the highest performing technology available.
We have made great new improvements to Connect Giving. We added the ability to export all donation and registration transactions from the system to a CSV file. This can be opened by Excel or any other spreadsheet software program. PDF receipts are now created automatically for every transaction in the system.
We made changes to Connect Manage as well. The People page layout has been improved and the keyword search function has been expanded. There is now the ability to search just for people with children. We also completed more tweaks and fixes to Connect Manage and Connect Giving.