After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7. This means Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or any other form of support. As a result, computers running Windows 7 will be vulnerable to hacks, viruses, and other issues if they are not upgraded to the most recent version of Windows. This directly impacts users of Shepherd’s Staff.
Shepherd’s Staff 2019 is here! If you have an active support contract, you can upgrade to the new version for free.
Some features in the new Attendance module are in different places from in Shepherd’s Staff 2018. Here is how to find the tools and utilities you need in the 2019 version.
With a redesigned Attendance module, the 2019 version of Shepherd’s Staff features more flexible reporting options. Pastors and office staff can use reports to find non-attendees, follow up with visitors, and compare monthly attendance year to year.
The newly redesigned Attendance module in Shepherd’s Staff 2019 has not just one but two attendance batch entry methods. These are in addition to WebTools, which allows for online batch entry.
Shepherd’s Staff is currently undergoing one of its largest enhancements in quite a few years. We are redesigning all the modules, and the new Attendance module is now ready. Many of the conventions in the Attendance module will be seen in the redesigns of the other modules.
The Vanco eGiving (EFT) import utility connects to GivePlus from Vanco Payment Solutions through a web service, and it downloads the electronic offerings given within a specified date range.
The next version of Shepherd’s Staff includes a simplified method for entering attendance batches. This will become available in September 2018, when an entire new Attendance module will be released.
WebTools makes it possible to enter attendance while you are away from your church computer. Volunteers can enter attendance from home or even use a tablet to track it during a worship service or event. This saves ample time for your church office!
Windows recently released a new version of Windows 10 (version 1803) that is causing problems with reports in Shepherd’s Staff, mainly in the previewing and printing of reports. The issue is causing Shepherd’s Staff to stop working or to display only a white screen. Having an outdated printer driver is the cause of this issue.