Short answer – Absolutely! Data conversion costs should always be noted when comparing one church software to another. Why? If you take two similar products with a similar feature set and one church software vendor charges $1,000.00 for a data conversion and the other charges $300.00, all other things being equal, which one would you choose? Another reason is that data conversions are what they call a sunk cost in the software industry. It means the church doesn’t get this money back if they don’t like the software and change at a later date – even if it is only a day later. A church’s resources are very valuable to them in the economic times that we face, so church leaders need to justify paying for something that is a sunk cost.
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Icon Systems, Inc. has been a leader in church management software since 1992. We develop high quality software for religious organizations, from church plants to denominational offices. Always improving, we’re committed to continually enhancing our cloud-based church management solutions so we can meet churches’ ongoing needs for efficient administration, effective communication and accurate FASB accounting.