The word “dashboard” was originally associated with an automobile and included various gauges and indicators that told you how fast you were going, how much fuel you had, your oil and fluid temperatures, etc. This valuable information would help a driver make critical decisions about the direction and health of the vehicle. Imagine having to use a stopwatch and an odometer to determine your speed rather than a single glance at a speedometer!
In recent years, software developers have adapted the same concept of dashboards to provide information that is timely, understandable and meaningful. Meaningful like a flashing yellow light saying that is easily recognized as a caution signal! These dashboards take large volumes of data, analyze them and present a picture of the current state and trends.
Churches can have many moving parts, ministries and sub-ministries. Many church leaders recognize that producing quality ministry includes the full participation of their departmental leaders in planning and monitoring performance. Dashboards can provide almost immediate feedback on how a ministry (e.g. children) is performing financially to their budget. Decisions can be made quickly at the ministry level rather than wait until months have passed and it is either too late of very difficult to make adjustments. Trends in attendance, spending and income can be quickly spotted.
Accountability produces results. MartusTools™ engages your team in a way that increases the effectiveness of your organization.
The business world has long recognized the benefit of involving everyone who participates in the creation of a product to also take responsibility for the quality of those products via a guiding principle called Total Quality Management or TQM.
Many organizations have a team that is responsible for the quality of its services. MartusTools™ provides your team a vehicle that will engage your team while managing and measuring the use of your financial resources. Our experience reveals amazing results.