Ever since time immemorial, temples have occupied a central place in Hindu society and have played a significant role in bringing the community together. They have also been important centers of learning, commerce, music, dance and so on. The modern day temples in North America and the rest of the world have started to fulfill a similar promise and have increasingly become important in keeping the community together in an alien land and culture. Along with the increased importance, the problem of increased accountability to devotees, donors and various other stake holders has risen. This has been compounded by the fact that temples are mainly run by volunteers who cannot afford to spend too much time on the various mundane activities within the temple, so that they can maintain a suitable work-family balance.
To get around these myriad problems, Ventech has developed the HOMA software.
HOMA automates the entire temple management process. It is an on-line, role-based system which can be used anywhere, anytime.
The various roles which can be assigned are Temple Board, Temple Volunteer Committees, Temple Employees (Priests, Managers, Administrators etc.), Temple Users (Devotees, Donors etc.) and so on. Financial transactions can be made securely and integrated into the existing accounting software. Temple Reports of various types such as year tax statements for donors, priest schedules etc. can be generated in a matter of seconds. Temples can also expect to receive more donations because of the streamlined mode of making donations by devotees and the transparency accorded in terms of monitoring temple finances by anyone. These and numerous other benefits have made HOMA extremely popular in various major Hindu temples all over North America and India.