We're constantly updating and enhancing ChurchSuite, often building directly upon customer feedback to guide our development. The following lists some changes that were made to ChurchSuite between 1st August - 11th September 2020.
08-Sep-2020 - Default 'Show on calendar" for unlinked bookings
We've added a Bookings module option for "Show on calendar" that will be applied to new unlinked bookings by default. If you like all your unlinked bookings to show on the events calendar, this module setting now makes that possible!
08-Sep-2020 - Batch edit actions for small group start/end dates
We've added batch "edit" actions for group start date and end date to the Small Groups module, making it easier to bulk change the start and end dates of multiple groups in one process.
08-Sep-2020 - Enhanced filtering on Pledge reports
You can now filter the Pledges Active, Pledge Progress and Total Pledge reports in the Giving module by "Method", making it easier to distinguish Donate pledges made by card or direct debit. We also surface a helpful card or DD icon in the report results, consistent with the pledge distinction already shown on a giver's profile on the Pledges tab.
08-Sep-2020 - Add additional signup
We've made the process of manually adding signups to an event just a little quicker by adding an "Add another" button to the confirmation pop-up - this should save a few extra button clicks when adding multiple signups to an event!
08-Sep-2020 - Customer advanced search
We've enhanced the Advanced Search in the Customer section of the Bookings module. You can now additionally search by a customer's full or partial email, mobile and telephone fields.
07-Sep-2020 - Choosing the invoice recipient
Sometimes you might want to send an invoice to a treasurer or someone who doesn't have a ChurchSuite login. Within the Billing section, you're now given the option to enter the email address of a different person to receive the invoice, meaning it doesn't always have to be sent to the logged in user. Monthly invoices continue to be sent to the Billing Contact on your billing day.
03-Sep-2020 - Child Check-In session templates
We've made some updates to Sessions so they now have their own index within the Children module. This has brought about some exciting new functionality.We've also introduced Session Templates - reducing issues caused when users unnecessarily create new sessions with variants on a theme for the naming convention. Create a template for each of your recurring child check-in sessions, e.g. "9:30 Service" or "Thursday Youth Club". On the relevant day the appropriate templates will be automatically suggested when starting a session in the Child Check-In system.Historic sessions can now be managed from the same Sessions index as session templates - the old 'Check-In Sessions' report has been retired.
03-Sep-2020 - Children visitor updates
We've made some updates to Visitors so they now have their own index and view pages within the Children module. This has brought about some new functionality including being able to add visitors in ChurchSuite, and making it much easier to manage visitor information from the index.Visitors now have a profile page, just like children, better-enabling you to work with visitors and their parents as they connect with your organisation. The visitor index includes an advanced search and batch actions, so that you can still do all the things you could previously do on the Visitors report (which has now been removed).
02-Sep-2020 - Updated group pages
We've refreshed our group pages giving them a cleaner and more contemporary look. Everything has been streamlined to make sure they're faster to load for your congregation, giving a better experience for everyone.
02-Sep-2020 - Contact import
We've modernised the Address Book module's import to bring it in line with the pattern used for importing library items, customers, givers, children and visitors. Invalid rows identified in the CSV file can now be edited and fixed (or removed) within the importer. You can also pause and resume the import process.
17-Aug-2020 - Updates enhancements
We've enhanced the Updates section on the ChurchSuite Summary page so that you can now filter and view any update from the last six months.
17-Aug-2020 - Reorder External Links
Through the Address Book module options, it's now possible to reorder the External Links section for My ChurchSuite.
17-Aug-2020 - Modernised Children Attendance
We've modernised the way you add and edit attendance in the Children module. You can now add children and team attendance, or edit an attendance without leaving the page that you're on in a pop up window.
17-Aug-2020 - Event sign-up after event end
Through the use of a ticket, it's now possible to allow sign-up to an event after the event has passed. Simply add a ticket where the ticket end date is after the event end date and visitors to the event page will be able to sign up for that ticket even after the event - perfect for post-event sign-up, collecting payment from people who arrived at your event without signing up in advance.
14-Aug-2020 - 'At this address' enhancements
We've made some enhancements to the 'At this address' information block of contact and child profile pages. The section has been relabelled simply "People" and now provides more detailed context for each person listed.The context provided will be either the 'relationship' determined by person linking (e.g. spouse/partner, parent/child) or 'at this address' (where there's no linking, but where there are others who share the same address line 1 and postcode/zip code.
14-Aug-2020 - Duplicating Booking Types
We've added the ability to duplicate booking types, making it easy to use an existing type as the basis for a new one. When duplicating, any overseers and questions from the source type will be added to the duplicate.
14-Aug-2020 - Booking Resource iCal feeds
We've added the ability to subscribe to a specific resource's calendar feed within the Bookings module - perfect for when you want to keep track of a single resource in your personal calendar application.
14-Aug-2020 - Batch deleting event sign-ups
As one of our efforts to help with Track & Trace, we've added the ability to batch delete event sign-ups when viewing an event.
14-Aug-2020 - Planning updates
We've made some tweaks within Planning to give a more consistent experience: - Expanded plan/template items will now remain expanded after adding new items or making changes to other items within the plan. - Duplicating a plan retains comments for plan items. - Files downloaded from plans retain their original filename.
11-Aug-2020 - Children Attendance View
We've enhanced the attendance "view" in the Children module, making it easier to manage attendance from the view. You can even add visitor attendees, which will create a new visitor profile for that child.
10-Aug-2020 - Medical field smart tag conditions
We've added 'regular expression' smart tag conditions for the Medical Long and Medical Short fields for the Children module.
10-Aug-2020 - New 'On rota' smart tag conditions
We've added 3 new Rotas module smart tag conditions for Address Book contacts and Children. The new conditions match contacts or children on active, future or past rotas.
01-Aug-2020 - Billing day changes
As per recent communication, we've begun making changes to the day on which customers are billed. During August you will receive a partial invoice on 1st, followed by a full invoice on your new billing day; you can find your billing day within the Billing section of your account.