Aptora Blog

  • 12 Ways Your Company Can Help The Environment

    Go Green in Your Business:  Simple Cost Effective Changes to Decrease Your Companies Carbon Footprint: One-sided non-confidential documents: Instead of throwing away documents that are printed on one side; flip them over and print on the reverse side. Our company has re-use boxes for paper beside every printer. If you accidentally print more than one […]

  • 5 Tips to Gain More Leads from Your Website

    Having a website for your business is crucial and while many service companies have them, some are just stale pages on the internet. You put in time and money to create the website, so why not make it work for you? You only have a few seconds to get your customer’s attention, reel them in, […]

  • Support Vs. Training

    From time to time, questions arise about whether or not a particular request is covered under a technical support agreement, or if the issue is one requiring training. This question is sometimes very subjective and not always clearly classified. At other times, the difference can be difficult to define, but easy to recognize. In a […]

  • Branding Power

    The Power of Branding Have you ever walked into a grocery store to pick up some supplies for a party, and find yourself lingering in front of the chip section pondering your choice? Have you ever caught yourself thinking, “I’m going to get the off-brand potato chips instead of the Lays Potato Chips”? For most of […]

  • Potentially Threatening News for Windows XP Users

    Many of you have heard the chatter for months now, and have been expecting the inevitable for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system.  The Microsoft Windows XP Apocalypse is upon us. After April 8, Microsoft will stop offering support for the Windows XP system. This includes tech support, updates and security reinforcements.  While Microsoft has stated […]

  • BITCOIN: THE 5 W’S AND HOW REGARDING THE BITCOIN

    Many of you may be curious about a new word you keep hearing, or maybe you have seen a sign while out for lunch or when browsing the web, “Bitcoin accepted here.”  If you were like me, you were intrigued not only by the name, but also how it would eventually impact you. What is […]

  • How to Connect a Mobile Device to a Truck Mounted Printer in a Wireless Environment

    No matter what industry, companies are always on the lookout for new, convenient and innovative technologies designed to increase their productivity and efficiency. Ultimately, this will provide them with reduced labor cost, high return on investment (ROI), and greater profitability.  A more recent technological advancement, relative to this discussion and worth consideration, is that of […]

  • 2013 Tax Tips

    It’s not too early to start thinking about Year End…Are you ready? Yes, it’s fall and that means it’s time to start thinking about and preparing for year-end. Here are some helpful hints for the upcoming tax form season that can help you get off to a good start: 1. Order enough forms – Don’t forget to […]

  • How to Select Mobile Service Management Hardware

    Selecting a mobile device to use with Aptora Mobile (Total Office Manager) field service management software is an important thing to consider. Here we offer contractors some helpful information on how to select a mobile device for your technicians and other employees. Generally speaking there are currently two schools of devices you can safely go […]

  • Cash Basis versus Accrual Basis Accounting

    Cash Basis versus Accrual Basis Accounting There are basically two accounting methods for managing your contracting or service company’s books. These accounting methods include “cash accounting” and “accrual accounting”. In this article, I want to discuss both of these and explain which is most appropriate for you and why. Please understand that these methods apply […]