The biggest limitation of the free feature-limited Lite version is that only
allows a maximum of 100 donors with donations per year. To see all of the other limitations, click here.
The following sections only cover features where there are differences between versions other than the Lite version. If all other versions have the same feature and only the Lite version doesn't, that is not mentioned below.
The Lite and Standard versions can share databases manually with backup and restore, transferring them to the other user somehow.
The Standard version can automate the copying and sharing with its Cloud Storage Service. Only one user can make changes in the database at a time.
The Local Network, OnDemand and Remote Database versions each share a database file with all users, with no need for copying. Multiple users can make changes at the same time.
Multiple Databases for Multiple Organizations
The Lite version cannot have multiple databases.
The Standard version can have up to 5 databases at no extra charge.
The Local Network and OnDemand versions can have multiple databases at no extra charge.
The Remote Database version requires a separate registration and separate payment for each database, if you need multiple databases.
The Lite version can make backups but cannot email them or use the Internet Backup feature.
The Standard, Local Network and OnDemand versions can also email backups.
The Standard and Local Network versions can use the Internet Backups feature. The OnDemand version does not need that because its databases are already on a server.
The Remote Database version makes backups for you automatically.
Users and Passwords
The Lite version can assign a Program Entry password, and a Receipt Password.
The Standard and Local Network versions can also assign passwords for Donor Only users, Limited users (such as counters or tellers) and Read-Only users.
The OnDemand and Remote Database versions have separate logins and passwords for each user, and each user can be assigned any of the permissions granted by the different passwords in the other versions.
Speed of Operation
The Lite, Standard and Local Network versions are very fast.
The OnDemand version is a bit slower.
The Remote Database version is much slower.
Location of Program and Database Files
The Lite, Standard and Local Network Server versions each have both the program and the database on the same Windows computer that you run them on.
The Local Network Client version has the program on your Windows computer, and accesses the data on another computer on your local network, which has the Local Network Server version installed.
The OnDemand version has both the program and data on a server, that you access through a remote-control OnDemand Client program that is installed on your Windows or Mac computer or Android or iOS (iPad) tablet.
The Remote Database version has the program on your Windows computer, and the data on a server.
See the Features page for an overall list of the features of the program.