Author: Homer

System Security Software

Hackers are hard at work mining the Internet for data — maybe yours. Amost any data will do, but collecting data about people and their finances is a prime target. It is easy for a small business to think only the big guys are the focus. That’s because they are the ones that are newsworthy when a Read More …

Document Manager visibility issues

Occasionally, we get reports that documents can’t be viewed in ABS Document Manager. In virtually all of these cases the situation is easily cured. It is safe to say that the problem is not with our software. Instead, it is more likely to be a problem with the setup of the individual workstation, failure to follow all the installation steps Read More …

Licensed Users Explained

When we released ABS version 3 in 2013, we began charging a little more for larger offices than we do for smaller ones. That’s because, on the average, the greater the number of users, the greater the amount of support and training we provide. Another assumption was that larger agencies are in a better position to Read More …

Account Review Form

We’ve had an Account Review document for a long time. However, the latest release (version 3.5.15.314) has been improved to make it easier to prepare for the interview. The document is available under the Report menu on the main screen (Reports>Account Review). It’s express purpose is to give you a document that can be used Read More …

Backing up your data

I can’t stress enough, the importance of backing up your data on a regular schedule. Equally important is for you to understand that the only reliable way to backup your ABS data is with the ABS Data Backup program. Perhaps you have an automated 3rd party backup system that copies files into the cloud. That’s Read More …

Initial Setup

ABS automatically does a lot of tasks that save time and effort. For that to work, you need to enter some basic information. This is a one-time setup that doesn’t take much time because we’ve already done a lot for you. This process makes ABS work the way you do. For just one example, when you enter your Read More …

Introduction (10/6/2017)

Why an ABS blog? Simply put, to help our users be more proficient with the software. User expectations are different today than when ABS first started in 1994. What we now call applications used to be called programs. Software distribution was done on diskettes or CDs. Users expected printed manuals, or at least a printable disk Read More …