The older I get the more stories I tell.  I guess that is because I have had the opportunity to do a lot of different things in life.  Preached for 32 years, served on the board of directors for a Bible training institute, taught business and computer classes at a junior college, worked for J. C. Penney as a store manager, owned several small businesses, and managed an independent drugstore.  For the past 24 years, I have been working with churches and Para-church organizations through my association with Shelby Systems, Inc.  Shelby Systems publishes financial and people management software for the faith-based vertical.  Currently, I am the Financials Product Owner for  Shelby Financials and Arena which is bookkeeping and record management programs sold by several Ministry Brands companies.

I have been a Ham (amateur radio operator) since high school days, like to play with yo-yos (that is a toy, not a personality type), and am fascinated by emerging technologies.

4 thoughts on “Who is Alfred Johnson?”

  1. Hi Mr. Johnson, I have a question regarding Stock donations. I’ve worked in church finance in various churches with various accounting software programs. All of the programs I have worked in, recommend creating a separate batch for stock donations/checks. I have recently been asked if that is necessary. Could you explain why this recommendation is in place? Also what would be the affect of including it in normal contribution batches and just marking it as non-cash?

  2. Hi Karla. Using Shelby v.5, Arena, or ShelbyNext Membership should not require you creating a separate batch for non-cash gifts.
    Thanks for the question.

  3. Alfred,

    I’d like (again) to request some changes be made to the Comparative Trial Balance report in ShelbyNext. As I mentioned before, there are extraneous lines in the headings on that report. Also, the headings that are there are not centered. The report doesn’t export to Excel very well, and it appears it can only be printed horizontally. In V5, that report printed vertically and it looked fine. This seems (by far) to be the one report that went off track the most from V5. (Not your fault, of course!)

    I trust all of this can be resolved in an upcoming version update. Thank you.

  4. Hi Jim. We posted an upate this week. Just checked to see if the Comparative Trial Balance report’s header was changed. Looks the same, so will try to get it addressed in a future release.

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