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 Having an outdated printer driver is the cause of this issue.
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.
With its Accounts Receivable (AR) system, Shepherd’s Staff can help your daycare or school keep track of all the moving parts of tuition.
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.
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.