How to maximize the ROI on small business software

blogging-successThis is a great article on how to choose the right software for your business from the BDC. Step Two: Mapping out your business process can be tough for business owners and managers and that’s where our business process experts come in.

Our team understand correct business processes and look at each business from a controller’s perspective. What would be the most efficient and cost effective way of managing the business processes?  What should be automated?  How quickly will this investment bring a ROI?  How much time and money will these automations create?

The article urges companies looking to leverage their time and invest in the right software to hire consultants to plan and specify what is the best fit. Custom software always is the BEST choice. Otherwise you will have to change your business processes to fit within the boundaries of the software you buy. Instead choose the software that fits your company to a “T”. Our business process analysis is FREE – give us a call today.  We look forward to walking you through the purchase and implementation of new systems as well as helping manage the change this kind of project creates.–37-Techno-Investment–EN&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&elq=1880d0aa957a43c787dc513c1d924a2c&elqCampaignId=&elqaid=5615&elqat=1&elqTrackId=3286afafcb76474ca35c250aa092de3d

Celebrating 20 years in business! 1995 – 2015

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We’re celebrating 20 years of “thinking outside of the box”!  It’s true – 20 years ago Applied Office Solutions Ltd. opened it’s doors with a mission to help businesses simplify and be more profitable. Our founder – Sandy Hamel’s passion for helping others succeed has driven the company’s growth from a solopreneurship to a vibrant team of consultants, developers, trainers, change managers all committed to providing huge value to client projects.

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Please join our team in celebrating our first 20 years in business, and while we’re at it – here’s to the next 20 too!

The Miracle On Broad Street

Well miracles really do happen!  Sandy and Michele had the opportunity to watch the miracle unfold at CFAX Santa’s Anonymous Miracle on Broad Friday December 12th.  The goal was to raise enough funds to deliver Christmas hampers to 1400 families in the area.  Due to the amazing outpouring of support from the community over $406,000.00 was raised that day!

These funds will support families with children in need – no matter what the need – all throughout the year. Thank you to everyone who donated – no matter how big or small the donation – your generosity will make a big difference to children in our area.  The day was a buzz of activity – fabulous music – and joy!Santas 2014

Michele, Chris Hewitt – Executive Director Santa’s Anonymous, Sandy

Lifetime Networks Annual Gala 2014

Lifetime Networks Gala 2014

A wonderful evening of fun and fundraising at the Lifetime Networks Gala 2014.

Lifetime Networks Gala 2014

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Last Friday evening at the Union Club in Victoria we had an action packed evening of fun and fundraising for Lifetime Networks.  It was the 11th Gala event and another huge success – raising $52,000.00 for their programs.  The team at Lifetime Networks works amazingly hard and it’s clear that they love what they do.  The event was MC’d by Stephen Andrew from CHEK TV who had a lot of fun with the crowd.  From the great music and song provided by the band – to the Silent Auction full of great items to bid on-  to the Balloon sales, the event was full of fun.

We hope you will visit the website for Lifetime Networks at to learn more about this vital organization.

Our thanks to everyone who worked on running this event and to everyone who attended and made it such a great evening.

Welcome to the New AOS Website!


WELCOME to the New AOS Website!

It’s exciting times at Applied Office Solutions – AOS. Our focus, team and product offerings have grown significantly over the last year.  Our long-standing clients will always be #1, but our client base is growing with our release of more generic software solutions to the marketplace and SAAS (software as a service) options.  Our passion is helping small business succeed and our solutions are now available on a much wider scale.

Some of our new products are:

1. AOS Timesheet – Online time sheets that save companies thousands of dollars on payroll and job management

2.AOS Schedule – Schedules team members, jobs, and resources with team views from any location worldwide.  Great if you need to change your priorities on the fly.

3. AOS Task Timer – A great tool for time studies and tracking your billable time each day

4. AOS Safety – Safety checklists, reports, incident reporting – on your mobile devices

5. AOS First Nation Citizen – The citizen management system that keeps Managers in touch with every citizen and streamlines the voting process

One of the milestones we set for 2014 was launching our new website.  Our goal for this site is to help potential clients get to know AOS – the company – the products – the team a bit better. In addition to this new website, we also have a presence on LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter and Facebook.  So – if you use these social media channels please link through from the new website and “follow” or “like” us.  We promise not to overwhelm you with tons of info.

Our relationships with our clients are everything to us.  This site and online presence is meant to deepen and enrich these relationships.  We value and look forward to your feedback about this new site.

Welcome and thanks for visiting!