ShelbyNext Financials

by Ministry Brands

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

Ministry Brands

http://www.fellowshipone.com/

Founded 1998

ShelbyNext Financials pricing overview

ShelbyNext Financials does not have a free version.


Starting Price

Not provided by vendor

Pricing Details

Please contact Shelby Systems for pricing details.

Free Version

No

ShelbyNext Financials deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Windows (On-Premise)
  • Linux (On-Premise)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

ShelbyNext Financials Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendance Management
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Committee Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Donor Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dues Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • For Nonprofits
  • Forms Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Grant Management
  • Member Database
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Volunteer Management
  • Website Integration

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  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Asset Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Check Printing
  • Compliance Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Donation Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Religious Organizations
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Currency
  • Payroll Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Transaction History
  • Volunteer Management

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  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Asset Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CRM
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Charting
  • Check Printing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Partnership Accounting
  • Payroll Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking

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ShelbyNext Financials Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4/5

Average score

Ease of Use 3.8
Customer Service 4
Features 3.8
Value for Money 4

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Blane P.
Minister of Administration
Nonprofit Organization Management, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/08/2019

"Next Financials Pros/cons"

Comments: The support is top notch and Shelby is constantly adding features and updating the software. We are large non-profit organization and I see no issue with the software handling our needs going forward.

Pros: Easy to use. Common menus in every module. Customizable dashboard. Add on modules available.

Cons: Some specialty features would be nice, but feature request are constantly being added.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/08/2019
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
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
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/02/2021

"I’d recommend to others"

Comments: I switched from a company using Blackbaud. The difference is night and day!! I’d never go back!

Pros: Their customer service is top notch. Not only is the wait time minimal, they take a personal interest in getting it right for you.

Cons: Sometimes it feels like there are too many steps to go through. However, these are probably for the users protection.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/02/2021
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 Organization Management, 11-50 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