Qui utilise Rock RMS ?
Churches of all sizes
Description de Rock RMS
Rock RMS is a community supported open-source Church Management System that provides innovative features to churches of all sizes.
Informations sur Rock RMS
Spark Development Network
Fondé en 2011
Prix de Rock RMS
Rock RMS est disponible en version gratuite et propose un essai gratuit. Voir plus d'informations concernant le prix de Rock RMS ci-dessous.
Rock RMS - Fonctionnalités
Avis sur Rock RMS
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Publié le 28/03/2018
RockRMS is the easiest to use, implement, and train on software I have ever used, period!
More people are using our Church Management System than ever. Ministry staff interact with it, and the data helps them to build relationships with people.
Event Registration is enabling us to streamline the process of people signing up and not losing that data in the process
Groups as a central tool (instead of just small groups) gives our teams a common tool that provides clear understanding or what smaller groupings of people look like.
eRA is a revolutionary tool for our team. We've never had this level of insight into who is connected to our church
We haven't even fully integrated our giving processes, and we're anxious to leverage Rock's abilities there, as it's WAY easier.
The most valuable things about Rock to me:
1. Rock is open AND extensible. We no longer have to compromise on the way we manage our ministry. The software can be configured to work with the way our ministry teams need.
2. Rock's community... I'm continually thankful for Rock's community. From Core developers working with and solicting the community on how to make the next version better, to the level of support we get from other churches, it's all top-notch. We previously paid thousands of dollars per year for a lesser product with less support
3. RockRMS' "Shop" has given us access to tools and ways to accomplish the 'fringe' needs that pop up in a supported way. We can say 'yes' to the "Is it possible" question instead of "not with our software"
4. RockRMS has documentation and real-world examples that work for someone on the administrative/management end, such as myself. However, the documentation and examples are also approachable for my ministry and volunteer staff
Inconvénients: The biggest hurdle that I (and my org) had to work to overcome was taking a more involved and invested approach to integrating and using the software in our ministry areas.
Publié le 20/08/2019
Commentaires: We have been able to automate some of our processes (i.e. either through the data-automation jobs, connection requests, or workflows), which saves us time and allows us to invest that time into our congregation or other areas of ministry. We have been able to do a greater level of personalization through our communications (email and print). For communications we are able to add conditions to show or hide text based on the person's attributes or details. For example, we email quarterly giving notifications letting the giver know they can access their up-to-date giving statement online. In the email we check if they have a login and if they do we present them with a link to the giving history page, however, if they don't have a login we present different text in the email detailing where they can create an account and then how they can access their giving history--you could also send them a personalized link that automatically has them logged in for a specified period of time or only logged in for that specific page and no other without requiring a full login.
Avantages: There are many things to love about RockRMS but the customization and flexibility of its core features and plugins, and its active community are by far the best. The core developers for RockRMS are constantly improving and adding new features, many of which you may not see in other church management systems. Rock has many tools that enable customization and uniqueness for the church and its various ministries (e.g. workflows that can be used for simple registrations, feedback forms, surveys, submission requests, automated communication responses, etc.). The two biggest areas of customization for our church are email communication templates and check-in. We are able to make the communication as personalized as we want (pulling details from their registration, groups, or person record). We also do a lot of custom check-in tags for different events (daily designs for KNL/VBS, notification labels about Promotion Sunday, adding group attributes for table assignments when checking in for an event or dinner, etc.). RockRMS doesn't have a typical support team like other church management systems. If you do need support, the RockRMS Core Team and the Community are very active in both the Q&A forums and online chat channels. This provides the benefit of seeing how other churches and ministries set up and use Rock. RockRMS also has a number of Partners who can also help set up and troubleshoot issues, or even do custom development for your instance of Rock.
Inconvénients: I don't really have any cons with RockRMS but what I have seen for the staff-user side of it, it can seem a little daunting or too technical--especially when transitioning from another church management system. The key to overcome this is training; this can be staff training, directing the users to read the documentation, or watching the training videos provided by RockRMS.
Publié le 11/02/2020
Great community-based tool for managing church/house of worship data
Commentaires: Rock RMS is THE tool we are using to manage all internal data. Congregants can log in and register for events, give tithes, and make changes to their family profiles, and it is all updated in real-time for staff to manage. We use it for project management, resource reservation, and mass communication. It is very good.
Avantages: The web based interface is very easy to use, and it is very customizable for the organization's particular needs. The history tracking feature is very helpful.
Inconvénients: At times the interface can be slow to load, and some of the parts of the GUI, it is not always clear if you need to click a "save" button or if it is auto-saving.
Publié le 10/04/2019
Rock RMS Review
Avantages: Overall the system was adequate for my daily operations.
Inconvénients: The customer service was very difficult!
Publié le 09/01/2017
Rock brought us into this century
Commentaires: We were stuck on another piece of software that still looked and ran like it was from the early '90s, but unable to afford anything better, for years. We got into Rock very early after its launch and haven't looked back! From an admin standpoint, I've been extremely happy with the direct access to the data it's afforded me, while keeping the users in a wonderful and user-friendly environment that's available from anywhere. Most reports are available easily enough per the documents, but every once in a while you'll find a more esoteric view of your data that can't be done "out of the box" yet (the reporting functions are growing quickly). No problem- the amazing community has helped us generate any reports we could hope for using powerful tools like SQL queries. And that's an important point to mention, despite the fact that there's no official support for Rock, the community is by far the best support for any product I've ever seen. Since launch, we've digitized so many previously analogue processes and saved our pastors so much time in their days, thanks to the power and accessibility of Rock - everything from inquiry forms, requests, signups, checkins, spiritual growth process tracking and followup, can be centralized in Rock itself, making it our one stop shop for our staff A word of personal advice: if you're trying to save a few bucks, you may be looking at running Rock locally on a Windows Server, but if you do, understand that you'll need to be comfortable configuring SQL servers and web servers, as well as firewall rules and SSL certificates. I highly recommend any of the many hosting companies who support Rock instead, if that's not your particular cup of tea...many of those companies make Rock a nearly turnkey solution.
Avantages: Flexibility and power afforded to the admins- open source with plugin structure means that you can leverage anything available in the incredible data stored in Rock
Inconvénients: It's not as easy for end users to generate any little report they can think of on the fly, so it's extremely helpful for the administrator to be passingly familiar with SQL