Yes. Unlike many software packages, IconCMO was developed (1999 – 2002) from the ground up to work on the web. It is a pure SaaS (Software as a Service) system where we update the software so your church doesn’t have to. All you need is an Internet connected computer and a web browser. In other words, you could be sipping on your favorite blend at the local coffee shop while updating your church membership records, recording contributions, or entering accounting transactions.
The architecture of the church software is very important to understand and facilitates the church’s direction in their church software selection. A majority of churches are moving to a true web-based solution as church leaders are warming up to the idea of having the church’s data in the cloud. Some church solutions are truly web-based meaning they work and function within the Internet browser, whereas others may look like they are web based and aren’t.
Many times churches that are looking for a true web-based system settle for a hybrid church software solution, where part of the system is on the Internet or it works through a 3rd party interface to display the information to the user. A common way to tell the difference is if the church software provider charges you more as concurrent users are increased. It is an important question to ask when evaluating church software prices and adding more users (e.g. two users verses ten). Why does it cost more? Because the church software provider must pay a licensing fee to companies like Citrix for the number of people that are accessing the interface at the same time, which increases the price for the church. Another way to find out if the church software is a true Internet based solution is that it should work on any Operating System (Linux, Windows, Mac,