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The first step is to sign up for and sign into Access ACS. Then, you can upload records from ACS to Access ACS.

 Sign up for Access ACS.

 Sign in to Access ACS.

 Upload your ACS records to Access ACS.


Next, it's time to set up global preferences, such as personal and community calendars, if you want to use them. You can also set up the administrator e-mail address, which receives e-mails when users within your organization report problems. Next, set up your online directory preferences, including the information that displays in online directories.

 Select your calendar preference.

 Assign the administrator e-mail address.

 Select your default Online Directory and Member Search Preferences.


If you use online giving, this is the time to set that up, as well as setting up your merchant account. 

 Set up your Leadership Positions.

If  If you selected the Access ACS built-in calendar, set up your Calendar Locations and Types.

 Upload your ACS records to Access ACS.

Set  Set up your user profiles and users.

Set  Set up the small group structure.

Set  Set up group names.

Create  Create special groups.

Set  Set up Small Group leaders, categories, and positions.

 Set up Change Request Preferences.

Set  Set up Online Giving. Optional

Set  Set up your merchant account. Only needed if you select to use Online Giving or Event Registration.