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RDS Advantage

  Synergy/DE-based application first in its industry to provide one-step remote electronic check deposit

RDS Advantage, Inc. (RDS) provides advanced software tools and services to churches of all denominations across the United States. RDS’s core applications, RDS Advantage and RDS Connect (a cloud-hosted version), offer churches a wide range of features to assist with accounting, membership, attendance, gifts, calendaring, check-in, event scheduling, inventory, and reporting; and they are the only church management systems to offer Remote Deposit Capture (RDC) as a one-step process.

Based on Synergy/DE 9.5, RDS’s Remote Deposit Capture technology makes accounting entries and electronic check bank deposit a one-step process. Contribution and receivable checks are quickly run through a check imager for data entry while a deposit endorsement is printed on the back of the check, an encrypted copy of the front and back of the check is stored on the computer, and the entire deposit is sent to the bank. Several large banks have endorsed the RDS Remote Deposit Capture procedure, which uses the banking industry’s standard protocol for RDC.

“This is obviously a tremendous time saver for our customers,” states RDS president Dick Webber. “Other systems use a check imager provided by their bank; the church runs the checks through the imager and sends the file to the bank for deposit; and then the church has to enter the data into their accounting system. Our solution accomplishes all of this in just one quick and easy step, as well as offering a much more accurate and secure alternative to manually carrying checks to the bank.”