We strongly believe in corporate development using computers.
When your staff only knows the basics about the computers on their desks, you’re losing productivity. We guarantee return on investment.
For example, everybody thinks they can figure out how to use Microsoft Office, but it’s the hidden and advanced features that allow employees to save time and communicate effectively. We’ll sit down with key employees to see how they use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook in their jobs, then offer new techniques and create custom solutions that will save the company money.
If you’re just setting up an accounting system for your small business, we can help you with QuickBooks setup and training.
With our 5-hour package, we’ll set up your sole proprietorship or small company from scratch, including analysis of current procedures. We set up all bank accounts, online banking, products, customers, and vendors, and train employees on how to post transactions, reconcile accounts, and run reports. Payroll and inventory setup is also available upon request.
Call on us for projects you don’t have time, staff, or expertise to complete.
At a SPECIALTY FOODS COMPANY, we implemented a Quickbooks Manufacturing Accounting system to track inventory assemblies and raw materials.
At a PORTLAND MEDICAL CLINIC, we developed a Microsoft Access database to track New Patient Financial Classes, used by registrars at four branches. Each front desk clerk used to write every patient in a ledger by hand, count the names by financial class, then send the numbers to the CFO, who would compile them. Now each registrar simply fills out a 5-field automated form in the same networked database. The CFO opens it quarterly and runs a simple query. Estimated savings: $20,000/yr. Cost to build: $2,000.
At a PORTLAND MEDICAL CLINIC: We worked with the Workman’s Compensation biller to create an Access database of insurance companies, and a labeling system. By saving her one hour a day, our 5 hours of design & training saved the clinic $4,000 in just the first year.
For a PORTLAND EQUIPMENT REPAIR COMPANY, we developed a custom FileMaker Pro database to track work orders in the field, for use on laptops, iPhone and iPad.
For a PORTLAND HOME AND GARDEN MAGAZINE, we developed a FileMaker Pro database to manage their advertising sales.
GUSSIE MCROBERT, former Mayor of Gresham, had us design the layout of her memoirs. We assisted in the preflight process of her manuscript for several publishers, as well as self-publishing through smashwords.com, amazon.com and lulu.com.
For a PRUDENTIAL REAL ESTATE AGENT, we designed a PowerPoint presentation for conferences on using e-mail as a real estate selling tool. We also designed a mail merge template for his monthly postcard mailings.
At several LAW FIRMS, we created complex templates for their court briefings using advanced Styles in Microsoft Word.
At A BEST-KNOWN SPORTSWEAR COMPANY, we converted all of their internal Word documents to a template system, so all internal communication was formatted identically and stored on a server.
For a MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS CONSULTANT, we turned a PowerPoint presentation into a 1-hr company promotional movie. We also turned a Word document of financial industry terms into a searchable FileMaker Pro database for retail distribution.
At a PORTLAND MEDICAL CLINIC: A Microsoft FrontPage intranet allowed the Clinic to share information across departments, including Phone lists, Health Plan patient referral data, Human Resources information, Insurance Eligibility, Maintenance Requests, Employee Bulletin Board, and much more. We trained all their employees on computer usage and email in weekly classes.
At an ADVERTISING AGENCY, we first trained them on Excel Pivot Tables and Charts. They hired us to come in and transform their raw customer satisfaction data into a detailed survey analysis using Excel. We then turned it into a PowerPoint presentation to show the results to their employees.
For several AUTHORS, we followed book publisher guidelines to prepare Microsoft Word manuscripts for printing.
For an ASTROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, we desktop published and bulk mailed their quarterly newsletter.
WANDERING STAR DESIGNS is an e-commerce company for whom we designed their website, created a marketing strategy, and set up their Quickbooks.