Ledgerwood Associates and Trapp Online (Video)

Trapp OnlineSince 2011, Trapp Online and Ledgerwood Associates, Inc. have had a strategic partnership to support more than 25 Ledgerwood Associates customers to host Sage 300 CRE (formerly Sage Timberline Office), Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder) and related third-party applications with Trapp Online Since then, our partnership has helped their construction and real estate industry customers with a comprehensive suite of software solutions.

In our latest video, Tony Merry of  Ledgerwood Associates, Inc. discusses the advantages of our partnership, and the benefits they’ve experienced. From the onset estimating of a project to the year-end tax closing, Trapp Online is able to bring data from the construction site to their office at the highest speed, virtually bringing the construction site to their offices! Continue reading “Ledgerwood Associates and Trapp Online (Video)” »

The Internet Is Magic (Video)

We use it every day, if not every hour. But only a rare few can breakdown the mechanics of it. We’re talking about the magic of Internet, of course.

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Trapp Online went out to quiz random bypassers basic terms and concepts about the Internet.

Based on the answers we got, turns out that there’s a whole lot more to the Internet than just finding the closest Wi-Fi signal!

Scroll down to see the list of questions along with the correct answers.

But watch the video first! Can you answer without peeking? Or is the Internet, in fact, Magic? Continue reading “The Internet Is Magic (Video)” »

The Art of the Sell: 5 Tips to Make Your Clients Love You

Trapp Corp.’s Sales Manager, Brian Swartz, offers his industry knowledge on the art of the sell, to help others navigate through the changing landscape of technology sales.

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It’s a problem facing many industries today, most especially prevalent in industries such as Technology, where hot buzzwords, products, and services are just as quickly in fashion as they are out. With so many industries relying on leveraging technology to be more efficient and increase productivity, the modern sales force has to be more versatile than ever before. From my experience, full product and service offering knowledge is now just the beginning. In order to succeed and thrive, I’ve found that these 5 skills are essential to help navigate through the changing landscape of technology sales. Continue reading “The Art of the Sell: 5 Tips to Make Your Clients Love You” »

Trapp Online Employee Spotlight: Barry Fivelson

Welcome Barry Fivelson, our Senior Manager of Professional Services. Get to know more about “B5″ and his role at Trapp Online in this issue of Employee Spotlight!

Barry Fivelson

Describe your job at Trapp Online.
I design, manage, and monitor Trapp Online customer networks. I have a strong background in voice over IP (VoIP), which can help in development of future ventures in communications and collaboration.

How do you describe what you do for a living to your friends?
I fix the computers.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I didn’t! But when I grow up, I want to be in Technology. I can’t remember how old I was; when did DOS 6.0 come out? (1993) It was a constant problem that needed to be solved, always something new to do. I never got bored, so I knew then the Tech industry was something I wanted to be part of. Continue reading “Trapp Online Employee Spotlight: Barry Fivelson” »

5 Things to Watch for on This July 4th Holiday 2014

Trapp Support is available 24×5, including National Holidays, so you can have the freedom to celebrate July 4th wherever and whichever way you like!

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by delegates to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Today, it has become one of America’s most favorite holidays to celebrate Freedom, Liberty, and Independence! And with so many events happening locally and statewide, it’s literally impossible to be part of all the action. But with the help of the internet you, you can be at more than one place at the same time!

Here are 5 things  you can watch for on this July 4th Holiday. Continue reading “5 Things to Watch for on This July 4th Holiday 2014” »

Trapp Corp. Internship Program

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Trapp Corp’s Internship Program is a perfect opportunity for passionate students, new grads, and candidates ready for a highly visible role in areas of Marketing, Graphic Design, and IT. Similar to our corporate hiring process, we don’t simply look at educational degrees and professional experience. We take into consideration a candidate’s technical (hard) skills, as well as interpersonal (soft) skills, to qualify their overall value to the company. This highly competitive position has attracted applicants nationwide, including our current interns who traveled from New Jersey and California to join our small but mighty team of dedicated professionals in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona.

What differentiates Trapp Corp’s Internship Program from the rest is  Continue reading “Trapp Corp. Internship Program” »

Foods Resource Bank Does More to Fight World Hunger with Trapp Online QuickBooks Hosting

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“Trapp Online saves us $5,000 per year. That’s a lot of money for FRB. Every dollar we save on operations can be spent on fighting hunger.”

-Lori O’Neil, Financial Coordinator, Foods Resource Bank

Customer: Foods Resource Bank
Web Site: www.FoodsResourceBank.org
Country or Region: Chicago, IL
Industry: Non-profit
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Partner: Trapp Online
Website: www.TrappOnline.com
Customer Profile
Foods Resource Bank (FRB), headquartered outside Chicago, Illinois, promotes a Christian response to world hunger. FRB’s six full-time employees and numerous part-time staff, interns and volunteers raise money to help people in developing countries grow their own food. More than 200 U.S. growing projects raised $3.3 million in the last year to support 62 overseas programs.  FRB’s 15 member organizations and 59 local partner organizations work in more than 30 countries around the world. All of the programs focus on developing small-holder agriculture, often in the most remote and poorest regions. FRB uses Trapp Online QuickBooks Hosting and InterWeave for Salesforce/QuickBooks integration.

Foods Resource Bank (FRB) saves $5,000 per year with Trapp Online QuickBooks Hosting allowing the organization to devote more resources to fighting world hunger. Less down time and faster processing allow busy staff to do more, while greater reliability and improved functionality reduce user frustration. FRB feels confident and comfortable with the improved data security of sensitive donor information. The ease of switching to Trapp Online QuickBooks Hosting makes it easy for FRB to recommend it to others. Continue reading “Foods Resource Bank Does More to Fight World Hunger with Trapp Online QuickBooks Hosting” »

Nut Butter Entrepreneur Cuts Bookkeeping Time 50% with Trapp Online QuickBooks Hosting

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“Trapp Online has made my life easier and simpler. As an entrepreneur my life is full of crises and problem solving. When something solves a problem for you it’s awesome. Putting our QuickBooks on the cloud was a great decision.”

–Keeley Tillotson, co-founder, Wild Friends Foods

Customer:  Wild Friends Foods
Location:  Northwestern U.S.
Industry:  Natural Foods
Partner:  Trapp Online
Website: www.TrappOnline.com

Customer Profile

Wild Friends Foods grew out of a rainy day, a bag of peanuts, a food processor and plenty of imagination. With no intent to start a business, University of Oregon sophomores, Keeley Tillotson and Erika Welsh, created their first batch of homemade cinnamon raisin peanut butter in February, 2011. With the urging of friends, they found a ready market for their tasty spread and other creations. After an appearance on Shark Tank in 2012, and with funding from Kickstarter, friends and family they built a successful natural foods company.
With products in more than 2,000 stores nationwide, Wild Friends Foods continues to expand rapidly. You can find their delicious peanut, almond and sunflower butters at Sprouts, Whole Foods, New Seasons and several regional natural foods stores. Wild Friends Foods uses QuickBooks Premier hosted on the cloud by Trapp Online QuickBooks Hosting.

Keeley Tillotson, co-founder, Wild Friends Foods, eliminated duplicate data entry, cutting her bookkeeping time in half, by moving her accounting to Trapp Online QuickBooks Hosting. Being on the cloud has provided convenient, anywhere access for Tillotson and other employees, allowing her to outsource accounting tasks to others. More current data results in more timely reports for investors and company officers. Automated regular backups make Wild Friends’ data more secure.

Continue reading “Nut Butter Entrepreneur Cuts Bookkeeping Time 50% with Trapp Online QuickBooks Hosting” »

Trapp Online Meets Reseller Partners at Sage Summit 2014!

It’s that time of year again when Sage customers, partners, and those considering Sage solutions, connect and learn with a diverse community of peers, product experts, and industry though leaders.  Sage software solutions supports 6,000,000 businesses worldwide. The Sage Summit 2014 Conference will take place on July 28-31, in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. Dubbed “The single best education and training event of the year for Sage customers”, it’s a week jam packed with tips, techniques, and proven tactics ready for immediate implementation. But wait, there’s more!

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DJ Jones, VP of Marketing, discusses what he’s looking forward to in Sage Summit 2014.

4 Tips to Safeguard Your Business Operations

By Holly DeVito

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People outsource certain financial controls of their business for different reasons. It can be a good way to safeguard against employee or even executive level power abuses. Outsourcing also allows checks and balances without placing excess strain on the time of the business owner.


  1. Strategic Assignment of Fiduciary Controls
    A crucial step in setting up proper accounting procedures is to split up the responsibilities required for issuing payments. The check request should be assigned to someone without check signing authority. Assign the printing of the checks separate from the final signer of the payments. Take everything a step further and have the person requesting the checks be internal, the person writing the checks be external, and have the person approving and signing the checks be the business owner. This saves the owner time, reduces the risk of check writing errors, and allows for timely cash flow reviews. Continue reading “4 Tips to Safeguard Your Business Operations” »