Congratulations on your decision to implement Checkpoint! Use the checklist below to start preparing for and setting up Checkpoint.
- Design a check-in system for your organization and determine how Checkpoint fits into the system. See Checkpoint Planning and Preparation.
- Enter your current membership, staff, and prospective members into ACS People.
- Set up ACS groups. Enter your Sunday School, Bible Fellowship, sports teams, and any other groups as ACS classes, activities, or Access ACS small groups. Enroll instructors and all attending people in the groups. See Integrating ACS Groups with Checkpoint Sessions.
- Install ACS on all check-in stations. (Depending on the structure of your check-in system, you may decide to install only the Checkpoint Kiosk on some check-in stations.) See Installing Checkpoint.
- Configure Checkpoint software permissions on your network and all check-in stations. See Checkpoint User Permissions.
- If you are using bar codes, print bar code labels and attach them to identification cards or key fobs. See Setting Up Checkpoint Bar Codes.
- If you are using pager numbers, set up the pager numbers. See Setting Pager Numbers.
- Create security, parent, combined sessions, visitor, and name badge templates. See Setting Up Badges.
- Read Integrating ACS Groups with Checkpoint Sessions. Consider what settings you want all of your sessions and templates to have in common. Then, set your global settings and Checkpoint defaults accordingly. These defaults are automatically applied to all sessions and templates you create hereafter. This makes it easier to set up sessions and templates with consistent settings.
- Create sessions and templates. See Checkpoint Sessions and Checkpoint Templates.
Once you have completed this checklist, you are ready to start checking in people Then, you can post attendance and run reports on Checkpoint data.