ChurchTrac has a unique data sharing technology built-in that allows you to share your ChurchTrac data between two or more computers--even computers in different locations!
ChurchTrac's data sharing technology is unlike anything else available in church software today. Using your internet connection, ChurchTrac is able to synchronize any computers you use so that they all have the same data. With ChurchTrac's data sharing feature...
ChurchTrac's data sharing feature is ideal for churches that don't have a central office, since every staff member can view and update ChurchTrac from their own computer, regardless of where they are located. It also works great for anyone with who needs to access ChurchTrac on their laptop, or on both their church and home computers, or for anyone who works from home. Any church that uses more than one computer can benefit from ChurchTrac's data sharing technology.
We also offer a free one-month trial subscription so you can try it out
before purchasing. You can request your free trial below.
How does data sharing work?
ChurchTrac's data sharing feature uses your internet connection to keep the data on all your computers synchronized. Suppose you have a volunteer who enters attendance data from home every Monday night. After she enters this week's attendance records, ChurchTrac synchronizes her new entries with the online server. Then, on Tuesday morning when you arrive at the church office and open ChurchTrac, the program quickly downloads all the new data, giving you access to the attendance records that your volunteer entered the night before!
Do our other computers have to be turned on for the data sharing feature to
Not at all. The data sharing feature synchronizes with an online server that is always on. You can update and synchronize your data at any time, even if the other computers that you share data with are turned off.
Do I have to be connected to the internet to use ChurchTrac?
No. You can use ChurchTrac anytime, with or without an internet connection. While this feature uses your internet connection, you don't have to be connected to the internet to use ChurchTrac. When you do connect to the internet, ChurchTrac can synchronize your changes with the data sharing server.
Is it secure?
Very. In fact, there's several layers of security to protect your data. When you subscribe to the data sharing service, an account is set up for your church with a password protected folder on the ChurchTrac server. Only those who you share your user name and password with will have access to your data. Your data is also encrypted before being uploaded to the server, so it is not possible for someone to access it. The data sharing feature also includes free online backups of your data, and you have the option of encrypting your backup files as well. Finally, you can configure ChurchTrac's built-in security protocols to control who has access to your database--and these security changes are also synchronized to every computer in your data sharing network.
Is it difficult to set up?
It's almost as simple as entering your data sharing user name and password on each computer--and ChurchTrac does the rest! We also offer detailed setup instructions to guide you and help you to understand the process when configuring your data sharing network for the first time.
How much does it cost?
The cost for the data sharing feature is about $5 to $10 a month, depending on which option you select:
You can purchase a data sharing subscription from the add-ons section of the
How many computers can we use with ChurchTrac's data sharing feature?
There's no limit to the number of computers that can share data using this method--it works the same whether you have two computers or 20. In fact, the data sharing screen in ChurchTrac will display a list of every computer in your data sharing network and tell you how long it has been since each computer synced with the online server.
Do I have to purchase one subscription for each computer?
No. You only need to purchase one subscription for your entire church (not one per computer).
What else does it include?
Your data sharing subscription also includes the ability to save backup files online on our secure server. You also have the ability to encrypt your backup files using a password of your choosing.
Fill out the form below, and we'll set you up with a free one month trial data sharing subscription!