The purpose of this information is not to promote one product over another, but to give you a place to compare the various software products available. In a brief survey, I discovered that most Awana clubs found one software option and began to use it, not comparing it to other products to see which one would best meet their need. While the products are similar in nature (they are all designed for Awana recordkeeping), we encourage you to evaluate various products and see what it the best for your club. Information displayed is from the software manufacturer and I want to thank all of them for their time in helping me compile this information. (The software is listed in no particular order)
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The table below shows various recordkeeping products available for Awana clubs, whether they are available for desktop/laptop (local) installation, are internet based and how long they have been in use. Please scroll down below the table to read a brief description of each….
|Desktop Version||Internet Based Version|
|Made Public 2005|
|Introduced in 2016 with a web based app/website and an enhanced desktop version using the server based data.|
|-||Used "in-house" 2014
Released to public 2015
The Awana RecordKeeping software (ARK) is a program originally designed for use in the author’s home church. Since 2004 the program has been enhanced almost exclusively by users voting on what enhancements are most important. ARK now includes an online version in conjunction with a native smart phone application for Android and iPhone..
The Approved Workman database software is designed to help club secretaries reduce their record-keeping burden, and to help leaders spend more of their precious time in ministry to kids instead of completing paperwork.
The database lets you easily transition from an inefficient paper-based record-keeping system to a streamlined program on a laptop or desktop computer. You will be able to perform vital tasks more easily, quickly, accurately, and in less time than you currently spend. You will be able to view, analyze, and work with your data in ways that would be nearly impossible with paper records.
This is another new product. I also received a demo version of this application. This is a web based application. It has a very nice looking interface and you can do online registrations, track attendance and progress and all the things to help track records for your club. This has been in use since 2010 and would be an asset to your ministry.
This is an on-going endeavor. With the recordkeeping module you will be able to track attendance and handbook progress with an online application.
Take some time and look at the available options and pick the one that meets your club’s need and culture.