A community management software featuring financial management, budgeting, and reporting.
C3 stands is a community management software designed to address the most challenging aspects of association management.
C3 offers a comprehensive suite of functionalities. These include:
The software is engineered to cater to a wide range of users, from large management companies to small, self-managed associations, providing a seamless user experience and easy navigation.
The platform is recognized for its extensive features, offering in-depth and granular capabilities that align with the best practices in community management. It also provides flexibility, scaling effectively with the growth of an organization and ensuring constant, 24/7 access to data.
C3 reflects the input and testing from professionals in the field, including managers, assistant managers, bookkeepers, accountants, independent auditors, and association staff. Its Windows-based design enhances user interaction.
From the demo information C3 looked like a good choice because it partnered with TownSq and I really like TownSq. However, it is now November 2019 and I am still waiting for the implementation team to transfer my August balance forward figures. I’m finally trying to doing it myself. There are so many unnecessary keystrokes to accomplish a task. If I had it to do all over again, I would not have made the switch. Frustration is what you get with C3. During training, C3 has a demo Association so you can make all the mistakes you want, unfortunately, it’s not fully functional and the comment was, “oh that wasn’t added to the demo association” What good is a demo association if it is running at 50%? I’m stuck in a 3 year commitment and hope I can find a way to make the software work.
It partners with TownSq
Using it, so user unfriendly. Trying to run reports is a nightmare as you have to start from the beginning once in the reporting module and have the Association selected. You want to run a balance sheet, easy. You want to run an income statement for the same Association and you start over entering the reporting module.
The financial statements are neat in appearance. The header information of the various reports available are not always consistent. The user-defined report fields are limited to one category. In order to create true user-defined reports, you will need to export several and then combine the reports using a primary key or other pivot point in Excel. Exports to Excel are very useful. One large pitfall is the inability to import budgets. The ability to create report packages is a very useful. C3 was one of the early choices for this industry, but I believe it has been surpassed by other software packages developed from more modern platforms with a friendlier interface.
The ability to create custom report packages from the various reports. This ensures the numbers from the reports tie since they are created at the same time.
Not able to import new budgets from csv/text. Budget preparation is a very non-intuitive and time consuming affair.