Shelby Church - Top 4 Alternatives (Apr 2022)

Shelby Church Review
ITQlick Score: 89/100
ITQlick Rating: (4/5)
Pricing: 10/10 - high cost
Category: Church Management -> Shelby Church -> Shelby Church competitors
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
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Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Apr 30, 2022

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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.

Shelby Church alternatives - for low budget, SMBs and global businesses

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Shelby Church that are worth checking out: Servant Keeper for SMBs, ACS Software for large size business, Breeze for growing companies, and Raklet for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
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Shelby C...
ITQlick rating
4/5
Score
89/100
Pricing
10/10
License pricing
$35.13 per user/month
Functionality
3
Best for SMBs
Servant ...
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
96/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$49.99 per month
Functionality
3
Best for Enterprise
ACS Soft...
ITQlick rating
4/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
6/10
License pricing
$279.95 per month
Functionality
3
Growing
Breeze C...
ITQlick rating
4.9/5
Score
91/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$50 per month
Functionality
3
Free version
Raklet
ITQlick rating
4.9/5
Score
77/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$49 per month
Functionality
8
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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.