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Compare ACS and Planning Center Registrations

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side-by-side comparison of ACS vs. Planning Center Registrations
based on preference data from user reviews. ACS rates 3.0/5 stars with 11 reviews. By contrast, Planning Center Registrations rates 4.6/5 stars with 18 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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ACS
(11)
3.0 out of 5
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Planning Center Registrations
Planning Center Registrations
(18)
4.6 out of 5
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Planning Center Registrations
Planning Center Registrations
Market Segments
ACS
ACS
Small-Business (90.9% of reviews)
Planning Center Registrations
Planning Center Registrations
Small-Business (94.4% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
ACS
ACS
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Planning Center Registrations
No pricing information available

ACS vs Planning Center Registrations

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Planning Center Registrations easier to use, set up, and administer. Reviewers also preferred doing business with Planning Center Registrations overall.

  • Reviewers felt that Planning Center Registrations meets the needs of their business better than ACS.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Planning Center Registrations is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Planning Center Registrations over ACS.
Categories
Shared Categories
ACS
ACS
Planning Center Registrations
Planning Center Registrations
ACS and Planning Center Registrations are categorized as Church Management
Unique Categories
ACS
ACS has no unique categories
Planning Center Registrations
Planning Center Registrations has no unique categories
Pricing
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Ratings
Meets Requirements
ACS
ACS
7.0
Responses: 11
Planning Center Registrations
Planning Center Registrations
9.7
Responses: 15
Ease of Use
ACS
ACS
5.5
Responses: 11
Planning Center Registrations
Planning Center Registrations
9.3
Responses: 15
Ease of Setup
ACS
ACS
5.6
Responses: 6
Planning Center Registrations
Planning Center Registrations
9.4
Responses: 14
Ease of Admin
ACS
ACS
5.8
Responses: 6
Planning Center Registrations
Planning Center Registrations
9.2
Responses: 14
Quality of Support
ACS
ACS
6.7
Responses: 10
Planning Center Registrations
Planning Center Registrations
9.8
Responses: 14
Ease of Doing Business With
ACS
ACS
6.7
Responses: 6
Planning Center Registrations
Planning Center Registrations
9.9
Responses: 13
Product Direction (% positive)
ACS
ACS
2.6
Responses: 11
Planning Center Registrations
Planning Center Registrations
10.0
Responses: 15
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of both ACS and Planning Center Registrations were most often representing companies in the Small-Business segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
ACS
ACS
90.9%
Planning Center Registrations
Planning Center Registrations
94.4%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
ACS
ACS
9.1%
Planning Center Registrations
Planning Center Registrations
5.6%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
ACS
ACS
0%
Planning Center Registrations
Planning Center Registrations
0%
Reviewers' Industry
ACS
ACS Industry
Religious Institutions
81.8%
Non-Profit Organization Management
9.1%
Civic & Social Organization
9.1%
Other
0.0%
Planning Center Registrations
Planning Center Registrations Industry
Religious Institutions
77.8%
Non-Profit Organization Management
16.7%
Graphic Design
5.6%
Other
0.0%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
ACS
GN
Administrator in Non-Profit Organization Management

ACS works both on a office server or cloud to provide easy access to your church members and their information.

Planning Center Registrations
GM
User in Graphic Design

I love that the Planning Center is user-friendly and that it allows anyone to register by providing a temporary login. Once logged in they are able to create their own password for login.

Most Helpful Critical Review
ACS
GR
User in Religious Institutions

The interface seems outdated and it is a bit more complicated than it needs to be. I think they need to revamp and make a more user-friendly version of the software that syncs with systems we are already using on our phones and computers.

Planning Center Registrations
Winford M.
Administrator in Non-Profit Organization Management

Too many security instructions that often confuse the participants (check email and other notices). Also, the profiles from people don't sync the same way. For example, if Nicholas "Nick" Smith is in People (first name, nickname, and last name), you can...

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