Roll Call Named Top 10 Church Software

Recently FinancesOnline, a leading review platform for B2B software, reviewed all aspects of our software, from our By the Book Roll Call pricing to the various functionalities we offer. We are thrilled with the results of their review.

In addition to being listed under their church management software category, we were also given the Great User Experience and Rising Star awards.

With an overall score of 8.3 out of 10 and a high user satisfaction ranking and a high rating from FinancesOnline’s B2B software experts, Roll Call ranked among the top 20 church management software providers on the B2B software review site’s list.

The experts at Finances Online mentioned several key benefits to Roll Call as they compared us to the competition:

  • Efficient Communication – noting the ability to email and text the congregation so that the pastor keeps in touch with his flock
  • Active Participation – noting that you can tell who might be falling through the cracks or how people are involved in the church
  • Attendance Processing – highlighting the check in system for automating attendance and ensuring the saftely of the children
  • Congregation Connection – using the web portal to stay up to date with the congregation

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5 Additional Ways to Use Mobile Check iN

I would say that the majority of our Mobile Check In customers are using it in a traditional manner.  They’ve set up kiosks with tablets as their check in stations.  The parents come up to the tablet, scan a keytag or enter their name/phone then tap to check their children into Sunday school.  Then name tags and parent tags are printed out on the Brother wireless printers.

There are also a variety of other ways that Mobile Check In can speed up your check in process and improve the accuracy of your attendance data.  Here are a few:

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Tools for better VBS Administration

It’s that time of year again.  Easter is behind us and VBS is in front of us.  It can be a hectic time.  Lots to plan, organize and get ready.  Here are some tools that can help:

Count Me In Online Event Registration

Count Me In (CMI) is an online event registration tool developed by By the Book.  It’s a super easy to use tool to create great looking web pages with user defined registration forms.

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Coming Soon – Version 15 Online Directory

One of the new features that will be available in Roll Call Connect with Version 15 is the ability to provide your staff and congregation with an online directory.  What a great way to help your membership connect with each other.


The Roll Call Connect administrator will have complete control over who can view the directory as well as who should be included in the directory.  Any information marked as unlisted in a person’s profile will not be displayed in the online directory.

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Sneak Peek at the Calendar in Roll Call Version 15

I’m so excited to announce that Version 15 of Roll Call will include a church-wide calendar.

Roll Call Users will be able to:

  • View all published Services, Group Meetings, Calendar Events and Count Me In Events in one location
  • Enter (and edit) general Calendar Events such as board meetings, staff meetings, potlucks, or holiday events directly on the calendar
  • Save/Print the Calendar for inclusion in a bulletin or publishing on website

Roll Call Connect Users will be able to:

  • View all published Services, Groups, Calendar Events and Count Me In Events
  • Save/Print the Calendar

Roll Call Connect Staff Users will be able to:

  • View all published Services, Groups, Calendar Events and Count Me In Events
  • Add/Edit/Remove general Calendar Events
  • Save/Print the Calendar

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6 Good Options for Online Backups

don't be someone saying this: "I should have backed up my data"

Data on backups attributed to Backblaze

I am amazed at how many customers have called us in the last month whose computers crashed or were destroyed. The majority of these folks did not have a local or online backup that they could recover from. It appears that computer users often do not regularly back up their information. Backblaze recently surveyed 2000 computer users. Of those 25% percent NEVER backup and only 8% backup on a daily basis.

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