For Parishes

Compare ParishSOFT Accounting to QuickBooks&reg

QuickBooks is a great system for small business owners managing their own bookkeeping. For parishes and dioceses, however, ParishSOFT Accounting offers a decisive advantage with its built-in controls and all the functionality of a program designed specifically for Catholic churches and schools.


ParishSOFT Accounting

  • Web-based, nothing to install
  • Unlimited users, support, and updates
  • Single database for all organizations:
    • No import/export or “sync”
    • All information is real time
  • Proper controls by design:
    • Locked down chart of accounts
    • Closed periods
    • User permissions by function
    • Nonprofit reporting that reflects church ministry
  • Designed for churches, schools, and nonprofits
  • Includes diocese tools for controls, reporting, audit, support, and access
  • Single license; single login
  • Users browser only, accessible anywhere
  • Part of fully-integrated church management software suite that integrates with parish offering program

QuickBooks

  • Requires desktop “client” installed
  • Per user fees, updates, and upgrades not included; separate support for hosting
  • Multiple databases:
    • Requires import/export for consolidation and reporting
  • Requires workarounds:
    • Must search and clean up “unauthorized accounts” in chart of accounts
    • User can modify prior periods
    • User can modify checks
    • Secular reporting designed to show profit and loss
  • Not designed for nonprofit (fund) accounting
  • Requires export to separate database for consolidated reporting
  • Requires two licenses for parish and school; requires multiple logins in some cases
  • Uses Terminal Services (not Citrix, browser, other)
  • No church management suite, no integration with offertory