My church is currently looking for a church management system and have narrowed our choices down to PCO and Elvanto. We have finally decided to go with Elvanto as for now we find that Elvanto suits our needs best as a small growing church.
However, there is one feature that a few of us, as services/rostering coordinators, will sorely miss, that is: the ability to set preferred rostering frequency, a feature we have seen and tested in PCO Services.
Our church aims to reach international students in Melbourne, and most of our volunteers are international students who study full-time. In addition, we are a small and growing church where we often have volunteers serving in multiple departments. Although having volunteers serve as often as possible is great, we want the students to also have time for their studies and honour their parents (who might not be Christians yet) who paid so much for their studies and living costs. On the other hand we also have newly married volunteer couples who would prefer to be scheduled together and couples with toddlers who prefer not be scheduled together because one person needs to hold the fort.
It would be really super awesome if Elvanto could prioritise adding these features for setting rostering preferences:
Thanks for the request. I think this is the most detail someone has gone into on a forum post for this request before!
As you've said though, it has been requested before. We would like to look into this at some point in the future.
Hope this helps,