Vanco Payment Solutions, ACS Technologies Expand Long-Standing Partnership

Explore this investment 04.12.16

Vanco Payment Solutions and ACS Technologies, two widely adopted and respected partners to the church community, have combined their market-leading online giving solutions and best-in-breed church management software to create the next generation of integrated e-giving capabilities for churches that want to connect their communities, streamline their operations and sustain the finances of their ministry.

Pairing ACS Technologies’ church management software with e- Giving from Vanco helps churches more effectively manage contributions and payments through seamless integration of church information and elimination of unnecessary work for staff. This allows churches to keep their focus on their mission.

“For more than 18 years, we have helped faith-based organizations foster predicable, consistent income through one-time and recurring electronic donations and payments. Churches trust us as a certified provider to safely and securely process card and e-check transactions,” Vanco Payment Solutions CEO Kevin Lee said. “Our payment processing engine works seamlessly with ACST’s software, leveraging our deep expertise to support this critical part of ACST’s holistic church management solutions. Working with ACST provides the opportunity to help churches connect their entire community and provide stewardship solutions that create sustainable ministries.”

“We are dedicated to serving our nearly 50,000 clients with the best solutions we can provide. Most of the time, we develop those products and provide that support ourselves internally. However, when we meet exceptional partners like Vanco, we realize it’s in our clients’ best interest to combine value with a strategic alliance to offer the most superior products and services.” ACS Technologies CFO Craig Hearon said. “Some call this a best of breed partnership. We call it good business. But most of all, we call it the right thing to do for our clients to help them grow their ministries even better than before.”

Vanco and ACS Technologies have been partners for more than 4 years. As the companies continue to create innovative solutions and respond to the needs of our joint clients, Vanco looks forward to its role as the exclusive engine behind the integration of payment and payment-related reporting data in this next phase of a long-standing partnership.

About Vanco Payment Solutions
Vanco Payment Solutions focuses on meeting the unique needs of more than 20,000 churches, schools and other faith-based organizations who count on predictable, recurring revenue. Churches, nonprofits and other relationship-oriented organizations — and the software providers and professional associations that serve them — rely on Vanco’s specialized approach to adding electronic giving and payment options that help them conveniently, securely and efficiently accept a broad range of payments, including credit and debit cards, enhance current capabilities and more effectively manage their operations. Vanco Payment Solutions is headquartered in Atlanta and has an office in Bloomington, MN.

About ACS Technologies®
Founded in 1978, ACS Technologies® is the leading provider of information management software and service solutions to nearly 50,000 churches, schools, and organizational offices. With brands such as ACS™, PDS™, The City, Realm®, and HeadMaster™, ACS Technologies enables churches and schools to manage every vital area of their ministry from finances to relationships, from events and groups to giving and serving. Whether online, desktop, or mobile, the passion that drives ACS Technologies is maximizing technology’s value for ministry. ACS Technologies is a privately held company headquartered in Florence, SC, with offices in Greenville, SC, Phoenix, Arizona and Seattle, WA.