Mobile Technology for the Catholic Church
As part of ParishSOFT’s 20th Anniversary celebration, ParishSOFT changed the name of their web-based software in 2018 from ConnectNow Family Suite to ParishSOFT Family Suite, and from ConnectNow Accounting to ParishSOFT Accounting.
Our time-tested, powerful, and secure web-based solutions are used by thousands of parish staff from any device with internet access.
Technology for the Church of Today and Tomorrow
ParishSOFT’s web-based software, formerly called ConnectNow, delivers true web-based church management and accounting solutions to the Catholic Church. Unlike hosted desktop solutions developed on older architecture during the days when PCs were permanent fixtures in the parish office, ParishSOFT Family Suite (previously ConnectNow Family Suite) and ParishSOFT Accounting (previously ConnectNow Accounting) were developed specifically for the web. And the advantages for parish staff are great!
- Work securely from anywhere you have Internet access, on a PC, Mac, smartphone, or tablet
- Never worry about backups — we back up your records on replicated servers at two fully redundant data centers, and you CAN’T accidentally delete your parish database
- Always have the latest version, for everyone on your staff — we run automatic updates for you
- Work more efficiently with faster workflows and new functionality available in our web-based software but not in classic desktop software
- Get more from your data and productivity tools, with access from all the places where your ministry work happens
Compare ParishSOFT with Hosted Desktop Solutions
Going “hosted” was a great solution for its time. But accessing your desktop software over the web simply can’t deliver the performance of a true system designed for the web. ParishSOFT’s web solutions offer a far superior experience to hosted.
The meaning of “the cloud” has evolved for church management and accounting systems. Just a short time ago, moving your software and data to “the cloud” meant remotely accessing programs originally designed for local desktop installations via the Internet. Today, true cloud solutions are designed for the web — not the desktop — and the differences and advantages are important for parishes to understand as they evaluate the technology they use to support their ministries.
Keeps Your Data Safe
ParishSOFT’s web-based software deliver security that typically isn’t practical when a parish manages its own databases and hardware onsite.
While a locally housed system may be susceptible to known hazards like natural disasters, fire, flooding, theft, and more, ParishSOFT protects against all of those threats and ensures that even if the unthinkable happens at your parish, your parish records will always be safe and secure. Hit the button below to learn more about ParishSOFT’s data encryption and security.
Not New Technology, but a Proven Platform
Since 2008, ParishSOFT’s web-based software has been the trusted technology platform for thousands of churches using ParishSOFT’s Online Giving service and our Accounting software.
When it came time to develop a web-based church management suite, our users made it clear: they wanted to manage their census, sacraments, religious education, offering, and ministries on ParishSOFT’s web-based softare. And many staff at over 9,000 parishes we serve wanted to be sure we kept the functionality they love in their classic desktop programs.
With that in mind, the ParishSOFT Family Suite has been redeveloped from the ground up to blend the time-tested functionality of our desktop software with new tools and smarter, faster ways to handle the day-to-day administrative tasks and stay connected with people. Mobile tools to support Catholic ministry are here to stay. Learn more.