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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

Realm

Realm is a user-friendly, intuitive web-based database manager, great for church membership and financial information. Transitioning was easy--even our 90-year old attendance volunteer made the switch with ease. The customer service staff at Realm is fantastic. As I mentioned before, my one big complaint is the inability to pull a report with children outputted on the same row in excel as their parents.
Eve Hathaway | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Breeze

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

Realm

  • Tracking attendance
  • Running reports, both financial and membership-related
  • Nursery check-in
Eve Hathaway | 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

Realm

  • At the time of my departure from employment at Maple Grove UMC, there was no way to run a report with children's names listed on the same row (excel sheet) as parents. This made it difficult when we needed to do a merge letter that includes both parents/guardians and children.
  • The process to "roll up" grade levels each year was tedious.
Eve Hathaway | 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

Realm

Realm 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Our transition to Realm was fantastic. We had a rep do two days of training with staff. She also provided us with a step-by-step plan for our rollout to the congregation. In addition to the fabulous customer service team, the "help" section of the Realm website is useful--it includes written answers and also video tutorials/webinars. The search function in the help section is built effectively.
Eve Hathaway | 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

Realm

Before switching to Realm, we used Church Windows. It was outdated and not intuitive. Customer service wasn't great, either--I felt that some of the reps "talked down" to us when we had questions. I hated it. Realm was a significant improvement--updated interface, intuitive, user-friendly. The customer service representatives are friendly, helpful, and able to resolve issues. Drilling down in reports is much easier in Realm because the interface is user-friendly and intuitive. The ability to share reports with coworkers is excellent, too.
Eve Hathaway | 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

Realm

  • This is not my area (finance), but efficiency increased when we moved from Church Windows to Realm.
  • Formatted reports are a huge plus--no need to create a merge document for handouts to be in a usable format.
Eve Hathaway | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Breeze

General

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

Realm

General

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

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