And then there's the cost issue. If 750 units were using it and it takes each of them an extra hour to accomplish the task in a different way, that's 750 hours church members waste on administrative tasks because we can't use IT solutions to save time. It's probably more than an extra hour if you add hyperlinks to all the lessons for all the classes (including Primary). Would upgrading the tool to newer technology take more than 750 man hours (development + testing)? That's a decent chunk of time. I work in software and I see a lot of complicated work projects get finished in less time than that and the Lesson Schedules tool doesn't feel that complicated. If you look at the numbers that way, there is a benefit to the cost. And then after you update the app, market it to the ward council members like LCR is marketed to the ward council members. You'd probably see a lot more use if people knew it existed. I'm trying to be conservative with the numbers here (only 1 extra hour per unit) and it sure seems like a compelling ROI to me unless you think a church member's time serving in a calling is worth nothing.
When trying to compute the potential resources, we should not forget the other 29,000+ units of the church. Presumably in each of these units, someone has also been spending an hour or more in the past setting up an Excel spreadsheet, Word list or something equivalent and will continue to do so in the future. If a centralized church tool was good enough just to half that time for each person we would free up some 15,000 person-hours every year. But of course these are all voluntary members in the diaspora, so they don't really "cost" the church anything