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Integrating GivePlus with Shepherd’s Staff

By Peter Frank on Aug 28, 2018 2:30:00 PM

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.

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Simpler Way to Enter Attendance Batches in Shepherd’s Staff

By Buffy Alvarez on Aug 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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.

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Entering Attendance into Shepherd’s Staff with WebTools

By Rod Kyles on Jul 19, 2018 3:00:00 PM

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!

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Fixing the Windows 10 Printer Driver Issue

By Dave Bowman on Jun 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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 Having an outdated printer driver is the cause of this issue.

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Updates to Make to Membership Records after a Marriage

By Buffy Alvarez on Jun 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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.

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How to Track Daycare and School Tuition in Shepherd’s Staff

By Buffy Alvarez on May 11, 2018 9:31:37 AM

With its Accounts Receivable (AR) system, Shepherd’s Staff can help your daycare or school keep track of all the moving parts of tuition.

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Clear Clutter on Your Calendar with the Reminders Tool

By Buffy Alvarez on Apr 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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.

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Saving Time with Denomination-Specific Reports

By Buffy Alvarez on Mar 8, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Your Shepherd’s Staff database can be set to a variety of denominations to make it easier to compile the reports your church may be required to provide. The denomination options are Assembly of God, Catholic, Lutheran, Southern Baptist, Presbyterian, and United Methodist. With denominational reports, the information you need to report will all be gathered into a single place within Shepherd’s Staff.

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Feature Pack 1 for Shepherd’s Staff 2018

By Buffy Alvarez on Jan 23, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The first feature pack for Shepherd’s Staff 2018 is available! Here are some of the changes you can take advantage of when you install it.

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Improvements to WebTools

By Peter Frank on Jan 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

We recently rolled out updates to Shepherd’s Staff WebTools to save you time and assist your accuracy in regular ministry tasks.

If you’re not familiar with WebTools, it’s a secure web portal that allows volunteers to record attendance and offering information, saving time for church staff. All the information can be easily synced with Shepherd’s Staff on the church computers. WebTools is only available with an active support contract.

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At Concordia Technology Solutions, we’re committed to helping our customers easily manage their churches. Here, you’ll find information on innovative new features, the latest software updates, and upcoming training opportunities for Shepherd’s Staff.