ShelbyNext | Financials

ShelbyNext | Financials

by Shelby Systems

Who Uses ShelbyNext | Financials?

Churches, denominational headquarters, faith-based nonprofits, para-church ministries.

What Is ShelbyNext | Financials?

Being responsible financial stewards is a vital part of a ministry's call to serve His Church well. ShelbyNext | Financials is a state-of-the-art, Cloud-based software specifically designed to meet the needs of churches, ministries, non-profits and denominational headquarters. Available features include general ledger, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and more. Fulfills your financial requirements for governing boards, financial committees, internal staff, and outside agencies.

ShelbyNext | Financials Details

Shelby Systems

http://www.shelbysystems.com

Founded 1976

ShelbyNext | Financials Pricing Overview

ShelbyNext | Financials does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

No

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

ShelbyNext | Financials Features

Church Accounting Software
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Asset Tracking
Bank Reconciliation
Budgeting/Forecasting
Donation Management
Fund Accounting
Payroll Management
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Activity Tracking
Asset Management
Bank Reconciliation
Budgeting & Forecasting
Compliance Management
Donor Management
General Ledger
Partnership Accounting
Purchasing & Receiving

ShelbyNext | Financials Reviews

Showing 5 of 159 reviews

Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
3.8/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
3.8/5
Value for Money
4/5
Lisa P.
Financial Administrator
Religious Institutions, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/03/2020

"I would recommend"

Comments: Of all the financial softwares I've used over the years, this is my favorite. Plus, Customer Service is excellent. The people seem to really care about us.

Pros: I like how with Shelby everything integrates. I don't have to use any other software for the financial needs of our church. I am able to use it for everything that is required for my position.

Cons: I have very few negatives to say about Shelby. My biggest pain was with online giving when we first started using that a few years ago, but that have been getting all of those bugs out.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/03/2020
Larry S.
Accounting
Religious Institutions, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/08/2019

"Shelby Financials Overall Viewpoint"

Comments: Overall, as stated previously, it's a solid product and is light years ahead of our old software. There was a learning curve, but---it was well worth the effort.

Pros: The software is easy to use. I love some of the "short cuts" it offers when referenced against our old software package. (i.e.--the ease of voiding a check for example). It's pretty user friendly. I can usually find what I need by just looking through the menu options. Additionally, I was initially concerned/skeptical about a web based platform for our financial software (our previous setup was in house stand alone installation. No web interaction needed) But, it's been a very pleasant surprise! I have had few, if any, issues with this setup. Plus, being web based, I can get a quick view of every check or giving batch I ever enter---all on one page. Again, this was not available on our old package. Overall, a solid product.

Cons: Just a few little things. The initial setup for check printing was horrid. A lot of trial and effort went into that process. A second little thing that really annoys me. There is a set "time out" feature that the user cannot change. Meaning...I may be sitting at my computer but just not, at that moment, using the financial module of Shelby. If I don't access it in (what seems to be 2-5 minutes) I have to log back in again. As stated, this is just an annoyance. It would seem to me that the end user should be able to alter, or even disable, the automatic log off feature.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/08/2019
Verified Reviewer
CEO & Chief Consultant
Financial Services
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    1/5
  • Ease of Use
    2/5
  • Features & Functionality
    2/5
  • Customer Support
    1/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    1/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/05/2018

"SN financials nothing like V5, disappointment and cancelled after 9 months of struggling"

Comments: none

Pros: * As a church with many funds I liked the ease of creating new funds and departments. * ease of adding GL accounts for multiple funds * When sold we were told complete system; membership, giving, and financials. * When we purchased we like that Ministry Brands will pick and choose from their purchases the complete solution. * price compared to other cloud solutions for the complete solution was reasonable and very competitive. *SaaS/monthly billing. No software purchase.

Cons: As I mentioned in the best "that Ministry Brands will pick and choose from their purchases the complete solution" After trying to get this ShelbyNext Financials implemented for 9 months, SN is not the answer. * Customer service on all of their pieces was terrible. Constantly we were in the queue for hours. Consistently we could not get into the queue. Major disappointment as V5 had good support. * Income statement and balance sheet when exported you could not download groupings requiring long name convention and work arounds. * There was not a complete solution as you were required to sign into different websites and you had to push data from membership to financials. If you have online giving that requires duplication and pushing into membership and then to financials. *Downloading into XLS was just a flat file/csv; no formula's, no headers *If multiple funds you could not consolidate the IS & BS for downloading to excel. PDFs you could. * downloading the chart of accounts was terrible. if you have 3 funds with 100 accounts, your reports had 300 line items. Not 100 with fund info. * Implementation for membership was good but financials was none existent. * GL accounts for multiple funds you were required to delete accounts in each fund if changes were made. The negatives far outweighed the few positives we saw. And the positives we saw were really promises of functionality that was not delivered.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/05/2018
Anna S.
Business Manager
Nonprofit Organisation Management, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    2/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/08/2019

"ShelbyNext Financials "

Comments: The wait time on support calls is very long. It takes 20+ minutes before speaking with a person. One of the last times I spoke with support, the person was incredibly rude, instead of helping me seek out the answer to my issue, they believed I did not understand how a payroll itself worked and multiple times attempted to explain it to me when told that wasn't the issue. When we converted the trainer assigned to us did not correctly set up our chart of accounts. Accounts from other churches were being placed in our COA. We required an on-site visit from a Shelby trainer to clear this up and continue using the software as intended. The software itself is working well, now that the COA is cleaned up. For the most part there is help available either through a support call, or through the Help function in each module. I recently received notice of the new online training MPOWER. I am looking forward to implementing and utilizing this feature.

Pros: The software is user friendly with clear modules, and help within each section.

Cons: I would like to see more personalization options with reporting, and the ability to save a set of reports from period to period; a "one-click" option for a commonly used set of reports.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/08/2019
Jennifer W.
Controller
Religious Institutions, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/08/2019

"Great value and easy to learn"

Comments: Overall, switching to Shelby has simplified many processes in our office. Our old billing systems had become very slow and required a lot of work from management to roll over from year to year. Now the workload for those rollover procedures can be done by the benefits team, and billing takes much less time and effort than it used to.

Pros: The system is easy to learn and navigate. It covers all our basic needs, including billing systems for our pension and insurance invoices. I love that it is cloud-based and easily accessible from anywhere.

Cons: New releases seem to introduce bugs into the system. They are usually resolved relatively quickly with a patch, but more in-depth testing before releases would be more helpful. I've had to spend a lot of time fixing things which is very frustrating. Detail reporting for more than one year gets time-consuming because you have to switch back and forth and adjust filters and dates each time.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/08/2019