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Administration

Database Management ACS Realm
Integrations Verified First, Vanco Verified First, Vanco
APIs Limited Verified First, Vanco
User Rights ACS Realm
Roles and responsibilities
User-based security
Profiles ACS Realm
Groups
Attendance
Giving
Event Registration
Sacraments
Notes Comments
Prayer Requests Connections
Volunteer Teams Groups
User edits their profile
Background Checks ACS Realm
Order and run background checks
User security
Send applicant request to complete
Background check approval
Store background check details
Background check renewal reminders
Search and report on background checks
Calendar ACS Realm
Manage church calendar
Publish calendar
Pathways ACS Realm
Create workflows
In-sequence steps
Out-of-sequence steps
Assign steps to people
Step approval by assignee
Step reminders
Report on progress
Complete steps
Accounting ACS Realm
General Ledger
Accounts Payable
Payroll
Accounts Receivable
Fixed Assets
Purchase Orders

Check out See the Difference – Financials for a deeper accounting comparison.

Reports ACS Realm
Out-of-the-box reports
Queries
Dashboards
Change Log
Analytics ACS Realm
Mission MissionInsite MissionInsite
Giving MissionInsite MissionInsite
Engagement

Children & Youth Ministries

Profiles ACS Realm
Designate as child
List parents
Background Checks ACS Realm
Order and run background checks
User security
Send applicant request to complete
Background check approval
Store background check details
Background check renewal reminders
Search and report on background checks
Check-In ACS Realm
Customize kiosk designs Basic Basic
Check in children
Barcode check-in
Print name tags
Print labels (allergies, family notes)
Take attendance
Classes ACS Realm
Place children in groups
Group promotion
Parental Communication ACS Realm
Email Native; Constant Contact Native; Constant Contact
Text Limited Groups
Newsfeed Groups

Congregant Care

Features ACS Realm
Pastoral care app
Private notes
Assign and track follow-up
Prayer requests Group Newsfeeds

Education & Discipleship

Groups ACS Realm
Assign group leader
Interactive groups
Find groups online
Join groups online
Group directory
Message group members Email/Text
Members message leader
Group calendar
Group events
Take attendance
Promote group participants
Assimilation ACS Realm
New visitor follow-up
Connection cards

Events

Facilities Management ACS Realm
Tie rooms to buildings
Book rooms
Manage room conflicts
Room reservation approval process
Book equipment
View booked reservations
Volunteer Management ACS Realm
Capture skills and interests
Capture preferences and conflicts
Roles and teams Positions
Volunteer qualifications
Run background checks
Schedule volunteers
Recurring volunteer schedule
Communicate schedules Constant Contact
Post volunteer opportunities
Self-signup
Admin approve/decline requests
Message volunteers
Find replacements
Serving reminders
Volunteer check-in Limited
Calendar ACS Realm
Post an external calendar
Communication ACS Realm
Email Native; Constant Contact Native; Constant Contact
Text Limited Group Texting
Newsfeed
Registration/RSVP ACS Realm
Group events
Registration (paid or free)
Discounts
Partial payments
RSVP to free events
Recurring events
Custom questions during registration
Check-In ACS Realm
Customize kiosk designs Basic Basic
Multi-family member check-in
Check in guests
Barcode check-in
Add family member records
Print name tags
Print labels (allergies, family notes)
Take attendance
Post-Event ACS Realm
Email attendees Registrants Only
Automated event attendee follow-up
Attendance reports

Media & Communications

Communication ACS Realm
Email Native; Constant Contact Native; Constant Contact
Text Limited Groups
Newsfeed
Mobile app Church Life Realm Connect, Realm Shepherd
Media ACS Realm
Website Extend, Refresh Websites Refresh Websites
Streaming Realm Streaming (no integration) Realm Streaming (integration)

Missions & Outreach

Analytics ACS Realm
Community MissionInsite MissionInsite
Missions ACS Realm
Webpage Extend Refresh Websites
Fundraising
Background checks

Stewardship

ACS Realm
Vendor Vanco Vanco
Giving Methods ACS Realm
Online Abundant, Pay Plus
Mobile app Abundant, Church Life
Text Abundant, Pay Plus
Kiosk
ACH Abundant, Pay Plus* *
Cash Abundant, Pay Plus
Check Abundant, Pay Plus

*ACH not available in Canada.

Gift Type ACS Realm
One-time gift
Recurring gift
Non-cash gift
Features ACS Realm
Admin gift entry
Customizable giving forms Abundant
Donor covers processing fees Abundant
Self-service contribution statements Abundant, Pay Plus
View giving history Abundant, Pay Plus
Dashboards
Reporting
Pledges/Campaigns Pay Plus

Worship Planning

Volunteer Management ACS Realm
Capture skills and interests
Capture preferences and conflicts
Roles and teams Positions
Volunteer qualifications
Run background checks
Schedule volunteers
Recurring volunteer schedule
Communicate schedules Constant Contact
Post volunteer opportunities
Self-signup
Admin approve/decline requests
Message volunteers
Find replacements
Serving reminders
Volunteer check-in Limited
Day of Worship ACS Realm
Streaming Realm Streaming Realm Streaming
Manual attendance
Geotracking