Best Attendance has been popular with youth ministries since Roggenkamp first created it in 2003, but now he is offering an online version of the program.
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) January 30, 2012
When Joel Roggenkamp created Best Attendance in 2003, it was because he needed an easy, affordable way to track attendance for his youth group. “Everything on the market was too big, complicated and expensive for us,” said Roggenkamp. So he decided to create his own affordable attendance tracking program. Best Attendance has been popular with youth ministries since Roggenkamp first created it in 2003, but now he is offering an online version of the program.
Unlike the previous version, the new online version of Best Attendance does not need to be downloaded, and multiple computers can access the program. The online program allows youth group leaders to track attendance, create customizable attendance reports, share event calendars, update membership rosters, and communicate with youth group members through email and text. The program can mark students as either absent, present or excused. All data is carried over a secure SSL connection with 256 bit encryption, so only authorized users can view the data.
The attendance tracking program provides several ways of taking attendance, including allowing youth group members to sign in themselves. It is also compatible with barcode scanners and magnetic card readers. In order to use these features, customers must purchase barcode printing software and barcode scanning hardware.
The website offers two different plans for youth group leaders. The basic program is available for youth groups with up to ten members, while the standard program is available for youth groups with an unlimited number of members. A 14 day free trial is available with both plans.
Best Attendance was featured by Youth Worker Journal and CMBuzz. Over 200 youth groups leaders are currently using Best Attendance to track the attendance of their youth groups. For more information on Best Attendance, visit http://bestattendance.com/youth-ministry-software.