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What are you currently using as your facility management software? Is it a digital system, or do you jot down notes on a legal pad? If it’s the ladder, you may want to make some changes. 

I understand that, as a church facility manager, you might be hesitant to switch from a manual record-keeping system to a digital one. However, there are several benefits to using facility management software (pssst — like eSPACE ) that might make it worthwhile.

Digital Facility Management Systems Are Efficient

First and foremost, a digital system is more efficient than a manual one. With software, you can effortlessly search for and retrieve information. Say “goodbye” to sifting through physical records. This can save a lot of time and effort. Plus, it safeguards against things getting misplaced or destroyed.

Non-Digital Systems Are Error Prone

Let’s face it — mistakes happen, no matter how careful you may be. With paper records, there is always the risk of losing or misplacing documents, and it can be easy to make mistakes when writing things down by hand. Conversely, a digital facility management system is more accurate and less prone to errors. With software such as eSPACE, you can reduce these risks and ensure that your records are always up-to-date and accurate.

Security and Facility Management Systems

Point blank, a digital system is more secure than a manual one. It’s much harder for physical records to be stolen or lost. Not to mention that there is always the risk of them being damaged by fire, water, or your spilled coffee. With facility management software, your records are backed up and secured, which can give you peace of mind.

In Conclusion: Digital Wins

Overall, while a manual system of record-keeping might seem more straightforward, there are many advantages to using facility management software that can ultimately save you time, effort, and hassle. Therefore, we encourage churches to make the move to digital. I can not think of a single church that we have worked with or are familiar with that uses a paper and pencil bookkeeping or accounting process. 

So, why use an archaic methodology to manage the largest physical asset your church has been entrusted with? 

Our team is obviously biased about our eSPACE software. We believe it is the leading church-centric facility management suite of software offerings on the market. To learn more about eSPACE’s offerings, book a demo today!

Tim Cool
Chief Executive Officer
Tim Cool is the President and CEO of Smart Church Solutions and takes great pride in helping churches optimize their facilities. When he’s not at the helm of his company, he’s dedicated to his family, being a husband to Lisa and a father to 27-year-old triplets. An enthusiast of the outdoors, Tim enjoys the simplicity of hiking in the North Carolina mountains.