Updates: Easier & Faster Child Check-in and Interaction Logging for Mass Contact
Many churches have asked about other ways to use Child Check-in, besides
using RFID cards. We listened. As of today, you can use labels to keep
track of which parent goes with which children - No Cards or other
hardware is necessary (besides the label printer).
Here is how it works: When you check in a child, two
labels will be printed. One will be for the child, and it will have
his/her name, group, notes, and a unique number. The second label is for
the parent, and it will have the child's name, group, and the matching
number. This number can also be used on broadcast systems while the
parent is in the worship service.
Unlike using RFID cards, this mode is less secure, and it does not
require the child to be checked-out. A child care worker will have to
match up the numbers.
To start using Child Check-in in this mode, go to Settings > Child
Check-in > Check-in Mode, and choose the new "Label/Manual" option.
You will need a Brother QL-570 Printer too.
Interaction Logging for Mass Contact
You've long been able to send mass email and SMS through
SimpleChurch, and now we're making it where you can choose to log these
messages as interactions with the people they're sent to. When you're on
the Mass Contact page, at the bottom you'll have the option to log the
messages as interactions and choose which interaction type is used.
Thank you to the churches that submitted these ideas; You have helped make SimpleChurch better for everyone!
- The SimpleChurch Team -