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Anyone have experience with shul management systems such as shulcloud or alternatives (shalomcloud, rakefet, shluchim)?
Please share your experiences (l'toeles) and recommendations.

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Someone heavily involved with Shulcloud is (semi-) active on DDF

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Someone heavily involved with Shulcloud is (semi-) active on DDF
I don't think he works there anymore. If I'm thinking of the same guy as you - last name starts with an H. 

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I don't think he works there anymore. If I'm thinking of the same guy as you - last name starts with an H. 

Nope, a relative of his :P and my post was that hes heavily involved.

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Anyone have experience with shul management systems such as shulcloud or alternatives (shalomcloud, rakefet, shluchim)?
Please share your experiences (l'toeles) and recommendations.

And how does it compare to quickbooks online (as it relates to managing the accounts, billing, A/R, and other bookkeeping)?

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BTW bitbean is developing a new website, shulspace

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This should serve as a rant/plea to all developers of shul management software.
The prices that is being charge are outrageous for a midsize shul.
These prices can only be afforded, either by out of town shul, where you charge $100 monthly for membership, or a huge Kehilla with 1000+ members.
Prices for a decent software/website are minimum few hundred  dollars per month!, An average local shul with 100-150 members that barely pay membership can't offered these prices.

I have a pricing structure, that I think will make sense for all parties. If it's nogeiah for you, please pm

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This should serve as a rant/plea to all developers of shul management software.
The prices that is being charge are outrageous for a midsize shul.
These prices can only be afforded, either by out of town shul, where you charge $100 monthly for membership, or a huge Kehilla with 1000+ members.
Prices for a decent software/website are minimum few hundred  dollars per month!, An average local shul with 100-150 members that barely pay membership can't offered these prices.

I have a pricing structure, that I think will make sense for all parties. If it's nogeiah for you, please pm
you can definitely get free or close to free ones, but they come with aggravation, you cant expect someone to have a dedicated staff helping you for almost free
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This should serve as a rant/plea to all developers of shul management software.
The prices that is being charge are outrageous for a midsize shul.
These prices can only be afforded, either by out of town shul, where you charge $100 monthly for membership, or a huge Kehilla with 1000+ members.
Prices for a decent software/website are minimum few hundred  dollars per month!, An average local shul with 100-150 members that barely pay membership can't offered these prices.

I have a pricing structure, that I think will make sense for all parties. If it's nogeiah for you, please pm

You get what you pay for, systems development, support, hosting, etc. all cost $$$.

If you want to discuss the merits of any specific pricing structure you think could work better, feel free to propose it publicly.

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Re: shulcloud and other shul management systems: experiences & recommendations
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2021, 10:57:51 PM »
you can definitely get free or close to free ones, but they come with aggravation, you cant expect someone to have a dedicated staff helping you for almost free

Such as?