5. Shelby, Inc. Version 5.0
From Shelby Inc. comes church management and accounting software, now in Version 5.0. Right off, I don’t like the idea of “module"-based software. Why? This means you have to buy one module for church management, one for accounting, and one if you have a school, etc. There is no all-in-one program—and none of the modules are cheap. Take a look at their .pdf brochure to see what I mean. Based on what you pick up, models start at $900 and go all the way up to $1,800, and support for one year is also based on module selection.
Shelby Version 5.0 can do a lot, even import from Excel, plus manage your members, donors and financial outlook and fiscal status, but the accounting side, although easy to set up, will require an experienced bookkeeper or someone that has received the proper training from Shelby.
I couldn’t find one screenshot of any features or reports—even the main user interface--although I did find a list of features. They do have a place to sign up for free webinars on how the program works and looks. However, when I clicked on that option, no webinars were available at the time of this writing.