Features
MSP comes in two editions: Online and Plus. Use the chart and video below to figure out which edition is right for you - and learn more about MSP's many features.
Features Online Plus
Scheduling
A powerful scheduling engine enables you to quickly create schedules that keep all volunteers engaged taking into account:
  • Unavailable and preferred times
  • Family considerations (together or apart)
  • Fixed rotational patterns (e.g. every nth week)
  • Different skill levels or types of positions
  • Preferred or maximum serving frequencies
  • Teams
Advanced editing tools:
  • Drag & drop volunteers, copy & paste assignments
  • Quickly see conflicts with color coding
  • View Distribution Reports that confirm fairness
  • Ensure all needs are met with Conflict Reports
Report generation:
  • Export schedules in a wide variety of arrangements
  • Generate MS Word, Web Page, Excel, or text files
  • Print mailing labels that contain individual's assignments
  • Auto-name Sundays using the liturgical calendar
Online access for volunteers
The Web Terminal allows volunteers to access their schedules and online resources from anywhere. It is easy to setup and administer and is hosted on our internet servers, so there are no special requirements.
  • Allow your volunteers to view and update their schedules online
  • Have volunteers sign up for unfilled positions online
  • Enable volunteers to find substitutes online, and optionally trade assignments
  • Allow volunteers to update their future availability online
  • Customize the Web Terminal with your own instructions and bulletins
  • Choose between manual or automatic, instantaneous processing of changes
  • Customize automatic emails sent for substitute requests and trade confirmations
Liturgy and worship planning
Plan and organize your services in one central place. Attach readings, media, notes, and item-by-item service plans for your volunters to access online.
Automatically link to USCCB readings
Help Lectors prepare by automatically attaching the USCCB's daily readings and audio pronunciation guides to your Masses. With one simple click, Catholic Lectors will be taken to the USCCB's scripture reading and audio guides when viewing their scheduled dates online.
Online enrollments
Make it easy for new volunteers to enroll online directly from your church website using a customizable form. The information submitted by new volunteers appears inside MSP in a virtual stack of forms.
Emailer
An integrated Emailer that operates through our high-powered mail servers.
  • Instantly send emails to all volunteers or just those matching certain criteria
  • Choose your own fonts, styles, and colors
  • Send full schedules or other large attachments to hundreds of volunteers in seconds
  • Send weekly service reminders
  • Send emails based on attendance records
Use "tokens" to easily personalize emails with information about each recipient:
  • The recipient volunteer's name, address, phone, ministry qualifications, service preferences, unavailable times, or attendance statistics
  • The dates on which the volunteer is scheduled
  • Unfilled or "sub requested" positions in which the volunteer could serve
  • Links that allow the volunteer to quickly fill positions or request subs via the Web Terminal
Blast Text Messages
Quickly send personalized text messages to everyone -- or just a group of volunteers -- to keep everyone informed. Text messages are billed at $0.02 per text sent or received. Note: text messaging available in the U.S. and Canada only.
Reminders and calendar integration
Reduce no shows with automatic email and text reminders sent a specified number of days or hours before each volunteer's scheduled dates. (Volunteers can change the number of days to suit their preferences for email reminders.) Replies to text reminders can be sent directly to your phone, or forwarded to all the scheduled volunteers to keep everyone in the loop! Text messages are billed at $0.02 per text sent or received. Note: text messaging available in the U.S. and Canada only. Volunteers can also easily add their serving schedule to their Google, iCal, or Microsoft Outlook calendar!
Mailing labels
A mailing label generator for postal mailings.
  • Generate one label per volunteer or one per family
  • Exclude volunteers that have email access
  • Sort labels by zip code for bulk mailings
Rosters
A powerful Rosterizer to quickly generate lists of volunteers.
  • List any volunteer information in any order
  • Include just volunteers matching given criteria
  • Group volunteers by ministry or service preferences
  • Indicate which volunteers match given criteria
  • Generate MS Word, Web Page, or Excel rosters
Attendance tracking
  • Print sign-in sheets for each ministry
  • Track no-shows, substitutions, and extra assignments
  • Generate historical attendance reports
  • Customize emails or rosters based on attendance
Integration with management software
One-click synchronization of volunteer's name, address, phone, and email with supported church management software:
  • ACS People, Access ACS, and ACS On Demand
  • Servant Keeper (automatic two-way synchronization!)
  • ParishSOFT*
  • PDS*
  • Logos
  • PowerChurch*
* Synchronization is not possible with totally remote / hosted versions.
NOTE: MSP can also import and update volunteer information from Excel spreadsheets.
Simultaneous, multi-user access
Access your data from anywhere and share it between any number of administrators. Your church secretary can be working from the office while a volunteer scheduler is working from home!
Note: Pricing is partially based on the number of administrators that need access to the program.
Mobile App for volunteers
Volunteers with smartphones can download a free mobile app to view their upcoming services, see the full schedule, request substitutes, and update their profile on the go.
Custom Fields
Track and report on any type of volunteer information by creating custom fields. This flexible feature allows you to track certifications, training, birthdays, t-shirt size, emergency contact, and more!
  • Allow volunteers to update custom fields in their profiles
  • Run reports and send emails to volunteers based on custom fields
  • Add custom fields to your church's enrollment form to collect info on new volunteers
Online access for ministry leaders
Grant your Ministry Leaders special privileges to manage just their volunteers and service times online. Ministry Leaders can schedule volunteers, send emails, and edit service plans, with no need in install the full administrator's client. Also, Ministry Leaders are automatically kept up to date on any changes made by volunteers in their ministries through the Web Terminal.
Sign-in Kiosk
Track attendance easily and accurately without having to print paper sign-in sheets every week. Volunteers can check in with just a few simple clicks or taps, and leaders can see who has arrived - in real time! After the service, attendance records are automatically entered into MSP, so you can run reports, email no-shows, or send thank you notes to last-minute substitutes. The Sign-in Kiosk is available on any computer or tablet with internet access.
Ministry Folders
Keep your database organized by grouping your ministries by location, department or however you see fit. Once your ministries are grouped into folders, you can view schedules and create emails and rosters just for particular folders. Ministry folders make it easy to manage hundreds of ministries with MSP and still focus your attention on just one part of the overall picture.
Disaster Recovery
An MSP database can always be reverted to the last time you closed the program, but Disaster Recovery restores your database back to a specific point in time. This feature is a last resort for extreme circumstances – when an entire schedule is deleted, for example. Disaster recoveries require manual intervention by the MSP programming team, must be done within 30 days of the time to which you wish to return, and take 24 hours to process.
Online storage limit 2GB 15GB
Build an online library of videos, songs, readings, and other media files to include in your services. The total size of the files in your library can be up to the online file storage limit for your license.
Included administrator installations Four Four
The number of computers on which MSP may be installed for each edition. Additional installations can be purchased as needed for all editions.
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Which edition of MSP is right for me?
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Tracking attendance has never been easier!
With MSP's Sign-in Kiosk, volunteers can sign in when they show up to serve with just a few clicks or taps!
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Purchasing FAQs
Can I bring my trial data over to my purchased license?
Absolutely! When purchasing, you will come to a "Preserve Trial Subscription Data" field. Choose the "I signed up for an MSP trial..." option and enter you trial activation code and password.
Am I locked into the edition and # of volunteers I purchase?
You can always upgrade or expand your license by logging into the License Login area of the website. It's easier to upgrade than downgrade, so we recommend starting low and expanding as needed!
What happens after I purchase?
Once you complete the purchase process and payment is accepted, you will receive an email with your license activation code and directions for getting started with MSP.
What is included in the monthly maintenance fee?
MSP’s monthly fee includes all updates made to the program, all web features, the mobile app, and unlimited technical support for your administrators.
Scheduling over 500 volunteers?
If so, you may qualify for MSP's Large Church Program. Enjoy extra support when you need it most at no additional cost.
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