The ACTS Group Announces the Launch of ProVisionCRM

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)Today, September 6, 2007, Advanced Church Technology Systems Group, Inc. (The ACTS Group), announced that their Microsoft Dynamics CRM customization, ProVisionCRM, an affordable new Congregation Relationship Management solution, is in final testing and will be available for October 2007 implementation.

ProVisionCRM is a totally integrated software solution for faith-based organizations using Microsoft Dynamics software. ProVisionCRM is customized to combine the power of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Dynamics GP and many other accounting software packages. ProVisionCRM is already compatible for use with Windows Vista, Microsoft’s newest operating system.

ProVisionCRM includes member relationship management, attendance and check-in, volunteer management and scheduling, and event, resource and facilities scheduling. In addition, ProVisionCRM affords customizable automated process and workflow management in its unparalleled list of features. ProVisionCRM is fully integrated into one platform and may be custom connected with other software packages without extensive additional programming. ProVisionCRM is fully functional as it comes from ACTS Group or is affordably customizable for the needs of any church congregation.

ProVisionCRM provides permission level management of records. The user can provide total or limited access to each record stored in the database. ProVisionCRM provides easy-to-use screens that look like and operate within Microsoft Outlook. This makes it easy to bring paid and volunteer staff up to speed quickly on the system’s use. Relationship of records is made very easy even for the novice user. ProVisionCRM makes it easy to keep track of members and their interests, communicate with staff and churchgoers, and manage financial records. There is nothing like it on the market today.

“Microsoft is committed to providing CRM solutions that work the way people and organizations work,” said Brad Wilson, general manager of Microsoft Dynamics CRM. “The ACTS Group shares this vision, and is providing truly integrated solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of faith-based and non-profit organizations.”

“We have been in the process of finding and developing a management program for our ministry. When we heard about Microsoft Dynamics CRM and its using the familiar Outlook format, we selected it right away. The comfort we have is it is simple to use and easily learned.” According to John Welch, Vision San Diego Associate Executive Director, North American Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention, “Not only is the (ACTS Group) customization creative and user friendly, but also the ACTS Group staff has presented it in a simple professional way that is a credit to Microsoft. I recommend ACTS Group, their customization and Microsoft Dynamics CRM without reservation.”

“Perimeter believes that The ACTS Group has the winning combination of qualities that can cast ProVisionCRM into the world-wide church marketplace,” said Tony Dye, Technology Director of Perimeter Church in Atlanta. Perimeter Church is the first “beta” church for the new ProVisionCRM product and has been an enthusiastic part of the development process. Said Dye, “We see ProVisionCRM as enhancing the way we fulfill all of our ministries.”

The ACTS Group, with headquarters in Houston, Texas, is a technology and infrastructure-consulting firm focused on serving churches, schools, and non-profits with affordable leading-edge technology solutions. ACTS Group is a Microsoft Certified Partner and Charitable License Reseller and offers a full line of hardware and software solutions, along with complete data hosting services.