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.
New Basic Attendance Entry Method
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.
Introduction to the New Attendance Module
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.
Integrating GivePlus with Shepherd’s Staff
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.
Simpler Way to Enter Attendance Batches in Shepherd’s Staff
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.
Entering Attendance into Shepherd’s Staff with WebTools
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!
Fixing the Windows 10 Printer Driver Issue
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 Having an outdated printer driver is the cause of this issue.
Updates to Make to Membership Records after a Marriage
When a couple gets married, there are a few housekeeping items that need to take place in Shepherd’s Staff. The essential updates to make are to edit one or both people’s Household records and to potentially change one person’s name.
How to Track Daycare and School Tuition in Shepherd’s Staff
With its Accounts Receivable (AR) system, Shepherd’s Staff can help your daycare or school keep track of all the moving parts of tuition.
Clear Clutter on Your Calendar with the Reminders Tool
The Reminders tool allows you to flag events and be reminded of them when you enter the Membership module. You can also set up personal reminders, such as for tasks you don’t want to forget about. The Reminders tool stores information by user, so each user can set up different reminders that appear only to them.