Shelby Church Review - why 4 stars?

Shelby Church Review
ITQlick Score: 89/100
ITQlick Rating: (4/5)
Pricing: 10/10 - high cost
Category: Church Management -> Shelby Church
Ranking:Ranked 8 out of 27 Church Management systems
Company: Shelby Systems
Pricing: starts at $35.13 per user/month
Typical customers: Medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop
Links: Shelby Church pricing, Shelby Church alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Apr 30, 2022

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What is Shelby Church and its features?

ShelbyNext is a web based church management solution for faith-based organizations of all sizes. It offers such capabilities as attendance tracking, volunteer management, volunteer management, and others. The software was designed and launched by Shelby Systems Inc headquartered in Tennessee, United States.

What is Shelby Church rating?

The rating of Shelby Church is 4 stars out of 5 and the total score is 89 out of 100. The rating score is based on our unbiased data-based algo. Learn more - rating methodology page.

Who uses Shelby Church?

Customers of the software include faith-based organizations of all sizes and a variety of types. It can be used by churches, educational institutions, and other faith-based organizations. Some notable clients of the software include Christian Life Center, Scotland Catholic Church, Zoar Baptist Church, and others.

Is it easy to use?

Yes, Shelby Church makes it fairly easy to use. This product is user friendly and intuitive.

Is Shelby Church cloud-based?

No, the software in not cloud based so you would need to install it locally and connect it directly to a server.

Can it be used on mobile?

No, currently Shelby Church can't be accessed on mobile, you would need to access it from your computer.

Is Shelby Church the best Church Management system?

Shelby Church is ranked 8 out of 27 software in their category (Church Management systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

The software offers comprehensive membership management capabilities such as attendance tracking, children and adult check-in, text and voice communication with entire congregation, automatic and process automation, event scheduling, and room and resource reservation. The software facilitates receiving of online contributions via web, mobile, kiosk, and text. It also helps in the engagement of members with a quick process to facilitate increase in giving.

ShelbyNext offers financial management capabilities of payroll management, accounts receivable and payable, purchasing management, financial reporting, general ledger, and fixed asset management. Other important capabilities include online Bible integration, audio and video support for sermons, member directory, volunteer management, calendar management, newsletter management, and others.

What are Shelby Church's pros? (3 Pros)

  • ShelbyNext Membership is a robust platform with several features
  • All modules on the platform are integrated to share information within themselves
  • ShelbyNext Membership is highly scalable and able to handle high volumes of data

What are Shelby Church's cons? (2 cons)

  • ShelbyNext Membership has an outdated user interface and has not been updated in years
  • The software is not as user-friendly as its leading alternatives

Who are their main alternatives?

ShelbyNext Membership by Shelby Systems is a church management software solution, and its leading alternatives include Realm Church Management, Touchpoint Church Management, Breeze, and Planning Center. ShelbyNext Membership is compared to its top alternatives in the selected aspects listed below:
  • Cloud/On-premise: ShelbyNext Membership is a cloud-based church management solution, and it also has a mobile app version. In comparison, Breeze and other top alternatives of ShelbyNext Membership are fully cloud-based solutions.
  • Cost: ShelbyNext Membership pricing starts at $35.13 per month, minimum of one member, and no free plan is available. A free trial version of ShelbyNext Membership is available for new users. In comparison, Breeze pricing is fixed at $67 per month, Touchpoint Church Management pricing starts at $3 per year per active record with a minimum of 600 active records, and Planning Center pricing starts at $0 with a per feature pricing model. Realm pricing is not disclosed, and Planning Center has a free trial.
  • Customers/Industries: ShelbyNext Membership serves churches, religious congregations, and faith-based organizations. In comparison, all top alternatives of ShelbyNext Membership are equally church management solutions targeting similar clients.
  • Functionality: ShelbyNext Membership offers several features common to church management software like volunteer tracking, member management, prayer request management, donation management, check-in, and church member access. Compared to its top alternatives, ShelbyNext Membership and its leading alternatives have similar features. Also, Realm supports live streaming of church services, which is unavailable on ShelbyNext Membership.
  • Popularity: Shelby Systems was founded in 1976, and today, its product ShelbyNext Membership serves over 3000 churches. Thousands of churches use Realm, Breeze has over 9,000 clients, and Planning Center serves over 60,000 churches and ministries.
  • Scalability: ShelbyNext Membership is a highly scalable church management option suitable for churches with one member to over 999 members. In comparison, all top alternatives of ShelbyNext Membership are equally scalable church management solutions. Support: ShelbyNext Membership offers support via email, phone, a live chat representative, FAQs, a knowledge base, and a community. Compared to its top alternatives, ShelbyNext Membership has a phone and a live chat channel, which are unavailable on Planning Center and Touchpoint Church Management.

What is the cost of Shelby Church?

Pricing for ShelbyNext Membership depends on the number of members per plan and starts at $35.13 per month for a one-member church, $60.40 for a 200-member church, etc. No free plan is available, and new users can access a free trial offer.

What is the REAL total cost of implementation? on top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate you need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 10 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). You can fine here the REAL total cost breakdown for Shelby Church. You can also find here pricing information from Shelby Church's website.

What should you ask Shelby Systems during a demo session? (65 questions)

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Where Shelby Church is used?

ShelbyNext Membership is a church management solution for churches, ministries, and faith-based organizations of all sizes, from one-member churches to ministries with thousands of members. The platform has over 3000 users, and some notable customers include Cypress United Methodist Church, Zoar Baptist Church, and Christian Life Center.

List of categories

Attendance Tracking
Contact management
Non-Profit Volunteer Management

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.