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  What is kOOL - the church tool?

kOOL is a web based software that lets you easily solve the typical administrative tasks of a christian church.

kOOL itself runs on a web server (apache, php, mysql) and the users just need to have a modern internet browser (Firefox, IE, Opera, etc.).

kOOL does not replace a website but solves the following tasks:

  • Manage your addresses (church internal and external addresses)
  • Maintain detailled information about the members (done courses, camps, newsletter, etc.)
  • Event management (internal events and public ones, that can be published on a typo3 webpage)
  • Track attendance to your events (courses, small group meetings, etc)
  • Keep service rotas for your teams of your events (preacher, technics, ushers, baby care, etc.)
  • Manage your documents online for collaboration work
  • Keep your reservations online and accurate (rooms, material, etc.)
  • Manage Donations.

The flexible design of kOOL allows you to use it for other purposes than church administration also with great benefits. Especially the management of addresses in combination with the group management is very flexible and quite unique.

  A graphical overview

  A short history of kOOL - the church tool

July 2007: kOOL has been released under the GNU GPL.

2005-2007: Major steps forward to a full grown software package, used to manage approx. 10k adresses.

2004: The first 2 churches started using kOOL

end of 2003: kirche online was founded to do a real church administration tool. kOOL was born.

2000-2003: Different bits and pieces of code to facilitate the planning of events and the management of reservations

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