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Although there is bias in this article because we believe Elvanto is a great fit for most churches, we hope to give you a better understanding of the differences between Elvanto and at the end of the day, our heart is that you find the right product for your church and if we can help you make that decision, then we are happy.
Our goal here is to be as factual as possible. If anything has changed or we've listed something incorrectly, please reach out so we can fix it immediately.
We're not into add-ons or charging for additional features or modules. Our heart has always been to give customers everything they need at a single price point. And that's exactly what we do. You get all our existing features and all our future features at no additional cost.
Fellowship One can be difficult to work with if you have no IT background and can be difficult to generate what should be simple reports.
We only charge for active adults. That's it. Children and community contacts can be stored in Elvanto free of charge. Active adults are individuals that either volunteer, give financially or attend regularly. There are no setup or termination fees and we have no lock-in contracts.
The pricing for Fellowship Once is only accessible on request. We prefer the more transparent approach of putting all our costs you'd ever expect on our website.
Customer service and support is one of the most important aspects of what we offer. If you sign up to a great product, you expect to get great customer service. This is why we have a dedicated Customer Happiness Officer! :)
At Elvanto we pride ourselves on our ability to provide you with customized service. We offer unlimited support to assist any person from your church using Elvanto whether it be the senior pastor or a volunteer who serves once a month. You can reach out and talk to us on the phone, live chat and email. This is included in your plan!
Fellowship One has long training sessions that can cost a lot of money.
In this day and age, privacy and security of data is so vital especially when it comes to storing personal data. At Elvanto we have servers based in Australia, Europe and the United States meaning your data is closer to home depending on your location and at the same time offers better privacy of your data.
We understand Fellowship One doesn't have this same level of protection so be sure to ask them about where your data is stored.
As mentioned in the previous point, we have servers strategically located in Australia, Europe and the United States. This means each click or page load doesn't have data traveling around the world and back to you, saving you seconds per click and hours of productivity each year!
Elvanto is very scalable and has powerful customization to allow any church or any size to use Elvanto effectively. We are constantly making improvements and adding features to help make you do church life better.
At the end of the day Fellowship One is a great product, but it's not right for every church due to the higher overall cost. Be sure your church is evaluating all the right options and making the right choice for your congregation!