The Church Extension Plan Unifies Systems with Eradani Connect

Company Name: Church Extension Plan (CEP)

Industry: Finance

Company Description: Since 1950, the Church Extension Plan (CEP) has provided vital financial and administrative services to the Assemblies of God churches and districts. As customer expectations evolved, CEP’s executives promised the board a modern mobile application.


CEP faced several hurdles in delivering the mobile app initiative:

  1. Integrating Data Across Systems: A critical need was to seamlessly connect their Salesforce CRM environment and JD Edwards ERP system, running on IBM i, with their MuleSoft integration platform.
  2. Mobile App Development: Building the mobile app from scratch represented a significant undertaking that risked delays and technical debt accumulation.
  3. Omnichannel Experiences: To unify user experience,  CEP required replicating functionality for a new desktop/admin portal in addition to mobile.

Solution: CEP engaged Eradani to streamline integration between disparate environments using the Eradani Connect platform. Eradani Connect can send information directly to CEP’s MuleSoft instance from their IBM i systems. 

Eradani Connect’s API management capabilities and web service enablement for the mobile app allowed CEP to build connectivity between front-end and back-end systems. 


Cost Savings: Eradani integration allowed reallocating $100,000 per year of customer service labor from manual data entry.

Accelerated Speed to Market: “We estimate saving six months thanks to Eradani automation,” said Chris Lund, CEP’s Business Systems Specialist. “We went to market six months quicker.”

Reduced Technical Debt: Using Eradani minimized technical debt compared to custom coding. “The reduced debt is significant,” Lund noted.

Robust Security & Governance: Eradani inspired CEP developers with its modern, structured approach to more organized code.

“Eradani is a shiny gem that has actually delivered. I wish I had this ten years ago,” Chris Lund, Business Systems Specialist, Church Extension Plan.