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Enhanced Cloud Printing

RDS Enhancements for Printing From The Cloud Mac computers have presented some issues and limitations when printing on the cloud. In response to this, RDS has installed special software for cloud users that overcomes these limitations and adds these benefits for both Mac and Microsoft printing: Increases stability when printing to a Mac or Windows […]

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What Is Your Level Of Pain?

A Call to Faith and the Great Commission When going to the doctor for relief of pain, one of the first questions usually asked is, “On a level of 0 to 10, what is your level of pain?” Your answer is needed for the doctor to consider the cause and treatment. A more ultimate question […]

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Backup (Save) Your Data Every Day

Occasionally we receive a call telling us they have experienced a computer crash and do not have a recent backup of their data. Or they thought they had a backup but it wasn’t current or was corrupted. Sadder words can hardly be heard. Today backing up your data has never been easier, less time consuming […]

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QR Codes For Contributions

Your Vanco Services account includes free QR codes. When placed in the bulletin, newsletter or other church communication, your unique QR code gives members with smartphones and tablets instant access to your mobile giving page. The QR code works with any compatible cell phone or tablet. QR code stands for Quick Response Code, which is […]

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Easy Ways To Collect Member Information

Sometimes it is like pulling teeth to collect information about families and individuals. Here are two simple ways that make it easy for members (and guests) to provide the information you need to complete a profile in your RDS Advantage database (MR101). 1. Download a one-page form from the RDS Advantage website under Client, Helpful […]

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How Do You Describe Service?

Friday, May 2, 2014, the server crashed at the very active Southern Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Staff members were unable to work data was inaccessible. G. D. Hardy, Associate Pastor and Finance Administrator, called the RDS Advantage support line at 9:00 AM asking for help. After discussing options the church elected to move to […]

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ACH and Credit/Debit Card User

From a Fourteen Year User of RDS: After the tornadoes hit Moore, Oklahoma in 2013, we started to receive donations to our disaster relief fund from all over the world. Before this, we did not have a system of online credit card payments, so donors could go to our website and enter their information. With […]

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Small Employer Health Insurance Credit

Is Your Church Eligible For The Small Employer Health Insurance Credit? The Small Employer Health Insurance Premium Credit is a refundable credit of up to 25% of premiums paid and is available to tax-exempt small (fewer than 25 full-time-equivalent employees) employers who paid average annual wages of less than $50,000 per employee and remitted Federal […]

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Data Processing Security

Bruce Schneier is CTO and cofounder of Counterpane Internet Security, the first managed security monitoring services firm. He is author of Applied Cryptography andSecrets and Lies, Digital Security in a Networked World. He writes, “Security is a chain; it’s only as secure as the weakest link.” “Security is a process, not a product.” “There are no […]

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E-mail Batch Limits

Does Your E-mail Provider Limit The Number You Can Send? Many E-mail providers (ISP’s) limit the number you can send at one time. Their stated reason is to prevent spamming, but it is more likely to limit the traffic on their network. For example, “To keep our systems healthy and your accounts safe, Google Apps […]

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