Contractor Compass is a set of dashboards designed to offer business owners unparalleled insight into their business. These super dashboards are powered by EGIA Contractor University. By that, we mean they closely follow the recommendations and best practices taught by the teaching faculty at EGIA. That faculty includes Aptora’s president, James R. Leichter.
Contractor Compass makes extensive use of the vast accounting system that makes up the foundation of Total Office Manager. Aptora’s Total Office Manager is a true all-in-one management system, meaning it is not hobbled by being a QuickBooks band-aid addon. The dashboards can access every corner of the database and makes use of all information in real-time.
Most of the information that Contractor Compass needs will come from everyday bookkeeping and accounting work. There are some fields within the software that were added or modified for use with Contractor Compass.
The dashboards are Microsoft Excel files. These files contain code that queries Total Office Manager, gathers data, and inserts that data into various tabs within the dashboard. That data is used to populate a wide variety of worksheets that include charts, graphs, reports, analysis, KPI’s ratios, and much more. Users can modify or add information as they would to any other Excel spreadsheet file.
Power software users demand extreme flexibility. They are always telling us they would like to see something different and few people ever ask for the same thing. We built this system in MS Excel so that users could create nearly anything they wanted. MS Excel is the most popular spreadsheet software in the world. It is easy to learn and there is a lot of support for it.
Microsoft Excel along with Total Office Manager’s Microsoft SQL Server database, offer you complete and total access to your data and give you an almost unlimited opportunity to create any report imaginable.