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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 9.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Breeze

Breeze is fantastic for small to medium-sized churches who are looking to increase communication and engagement. A larger church, possibly multi-site, or those with complex needs may need to find an alternative like CCB. For most, however, Breeze strikes a fantastic balance of having lots of control, functionality, and power without being convoluted.
Walter Aho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning Center

Planning Center is very scalable for use in both small and large applications. If you're already using ProPresenter, it integrates well, saving time. It really shines with the added Music Stand app for use by team members for practicing on their own time. If you have a very small or limited team without the need for advanced scheduling, another more "basic" option could be more suitable.
Walter Aho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Breeze

  • Detailed reports for attendance, returned members etc
  • Volunteer scheduling
Walter Aho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning Center

  • Easy to read schedules
  • Editing program plans
Emily Giannakas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Breeze

  • Lacks the ability to customize some "vital" data, such as family relationship.
  • I'd like to see more customization in "child check-in" ticket prints.
Walter Aho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning Center

  • Adding files to an item on a playlist can be hard to find outside of that set.
  • Previewing songs on import gives very limited info - can be hard to find the correct one.
Walter Aho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Breeze

Breeze 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Every experience I've had with Breeze's customer support has been... incredible. While being exceedingly polite, they are prompt and helpful. When addressing my concerns, they often anticipated other potential concerns and provide answers to them. Very proactive. The support staff seems to be very knowledgeable. I feel like there's no problem that could arise, that they couldn't tackle.
Walter Aho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning Center

Planning Center 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I haven't had to reach out to the customer support necessarily, but they have a great set up in case you need to reach out with a question on how things work or assistance on a project/plan.
Emily Giannakas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Breeze

Breeze CHMS is far less expensive and infinitely less complicated than CCB. Yes, CCB is a fantastic platform for large organizations, but it is not very well suited for our congregation with ~400-500 weekly attendance. Breeze, while being surprisingly powerful, remains quite easy to use, integrate into our website and email platform has a great mobile application and is pretty customizable.
Walter Aho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning Center

I've used worshipteam.com for worship resources, which has a few advantages. It's much easier to transpose music sheets AND audio recordings with a click making for an easier practice session. Planning Center does not provide an easy-to-use function like that (though they do offer a transposing site: transposr.com). That being said, it's the only selling point for another product. Planning Center far outweighs that "con" with so many pros. Advanced, but intuitive scheduling and ability for volunteers to add "blockout dates" is invaluable. Matrix view allows for easy scheduling for months at a time. The ability to integrate with Breeze (or similar church management programs) is a plus. We use ProPresenter which integrates with Planning Center making Sunday setup very easy.
Walter Aho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Breeze

  • Much lower price point than alternatives makes it fiscally responsible.
  • Easy to use platform makes it easy to use for volunteers.
Walter Aho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planning Center

  • This has helped our worship leaders plan their own services and music selections
  • This has helped streamline communication for Sunday School teachers and nursery workers so everyone knows who is working next (vs. printing a schedule in a bulletin)
Emily Giannakas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Breeze

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Planning Center

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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