What is Church Community Builder software?
The key to building a community for your church is keeping everything connected and organized. The Church Community Builder solution provides church leaders with a web-based church software. Our software was designed with church leaders in mind. Since church leaders are our inspiration, our system will help you build up and support a more connected, smoother running ministry.
Communication: perhaps the most important feature of growing and sustaining a ministry. We developed Church Community Builder to be a central hub for all of your church’s data and tools, allowing you to effectively communicate with every single one of your members. We can help you to ensure that none of your members slip through the cracks of communication and involvement.
Church Community Builder strives to support you successfully achieving your ministry and message.
Why is Church Community Builder a web-based software?
Good question! We have a few reasons behind why we chose to deliver the software in a web-based format. Fun fact: web-based software is also known as Software as a Service (SaaS). So, let’s get into the benefits of SaaS:
- No additional equipment is needed to run our church software. It doesn’t matter whether you are using a PC or a Mac system, all you ever need to use our software is your computer, or even a mobile device, and Internet access. Not to mention, with the software being run directly through your web browser, you won’t need to worry about downloading anything onto your computer. Church Community Builder is supported on most modern web browsers, including Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Internet Explorer versions 9+.
- No installation needed. Software usually requires a download, right? Not with Church Community Builder! Unlike locally hosted applications, you don’t have to worry about installing the software on every computer that needs to run it. We know that can become quite a hassle. Additionally, if our software requires an update, you won’t need to worry about completing the installation. All of our updates are conducted instantly and ready to use in your web browser. You can rely on our software to be fully updated and ready to go when you need it.
- Freedom to work where you need to. An added benefit of our SaaS system, is that it can be used in any location that there is internet access. It doesn’t matter if your in the church office, at your own kitchen table, working from your favorite coffee shop, or on a flight to the Bahamas - you are guaranteed access to your church management software. Although, we don’t recommend working while you’re on vacation. Especially in the Bahamas! Please take your well-earned break and enjoy the view!
As you can see, there are obvious benefits to using a web-based management software. This is why we carefully chose to deliver our product in a SaaS.
How secure is your web-based church management software?
Data security and privacy is one of the most important concerns when it comes to using any computer based products. We take this issue very seriously. To keep it simple, all of your data and information is safe with Church Community Builder. If you want to know more about the details of how we keep your information safe, please read more below.
DATA PRIVACY & INTEGRITY
The security of your data is taken very seriously. Our servers run Linux and have the latest stable versions and security updates installed. In addition to hardware firewalls, we use IPTables firewall software on our servers to keep them locked down as much as possible. Behind the scenes, our servers are only accessible by authorized staff securely via SSH or VPN, and all uploads/downloads of critical information are done via Secure FTP (SFTP). In addition, all passwords and login IDs to your solution are hashed and double salted to prevent unauthorized login attempts. On the user end, all church individual logins must be at least six characters long and contain at least one numeric and one alpha character to further ensure security of the data. Also, after five unsuccessful attempts at login, the user’s account is locked for a 60 minute period. Our primary and secondary datacenters are protected with dual keycard access and 24/7 video surveillance and security staff.
All customer data is snapshotted hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly to local network storage. Offsite backups are done nightly to a secure location in the unlikely event a catastrophic scenario prevents data access or recovery from the primary datacenter. Finally, we store daily backups to Amazon’s S3 service in the even more unlikely event that both the primary and secondary datacenters are unrecoverable.
We realize reliability is a critical component of your trust. We’ve configured our systems to ensure N+1 redundancy in our firewalls,loadbalancers, physical servers, and virtual services. In addition, both datacenters employ N+1 redundancy for power, cooling, and connectivity.
A 60KW UPS and an 80KW natural gas powered generator provide continuous power to the servers and communications equipment. All of the facility equipment is operating while the UPS and generator are standing by. In case of a power emergency, the UPS takes over. The generator then starts up to provide uninterrupted power flow until the utilities company fixes the outage.
Our datacenter is connected to the Internet via redundant OC-12 fiber lines. We feature fully burstable 100MB access to the Internet and to your location. The datacenters employ Cisco equipment for networking to ensure the best quality and reliability in the industry. In the unlikely event of a router failure, we have AB routes configured for an immediate failover to a standby router.
Do I have to pay extra for my churches software updates?
Absolutely not! Once you’ve purchased your churches software, every single update and enhancement that is made to our product is included with your license. Our fixes and updates are made on a regular basis to ensure that you are getting the most out of your software. Even better? Since Church Community Builder is web-based, you get every single update immediately! Thanks SaaS!
Want more information about our software?
We are very proud of the church software we have developed. Our greatest excitement is sharing the benefits of our software with your ministry. Whether you have a large church or a smaller congregation, our church software will ensure that every single member stays connected to one another and up to date on the latest happenings. If you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns you’d like to share with us, we will be glad to talk with you! Feel free to contact us an we will be happy to help you out!
To learn even more, please visit our dedicated Frequently Asked Questions page. If our FAQ section didn’t quite answer your question, please let us know. We want you to get the most out of our church management software.