TOPS Blogs

CAMfire 2018 | Convince Your Boss Letter

  October 20, 2017 - CAM Industry, CAMfire

Convincing any manager to let you attend a conference is all about building a strong case. Download and use our "Convince Your Boss" letter to make yours.

Webinar | Reserve Funding Success

  October 18, 2017 - Accounting, Technology, Partners, Webinars

A FREE educational webinar by Association Reserves is coming Oct. 24th. Register today to learn the many benefits of a strong reserve plan.

International Espionage and You: Why a Russian Hack Matters to Community Associations

  October 16, 2017 - Technology, Featured

The recent revelation that Russian hackers may have used Kaspersy's antivirus software could have ramifications for your community association management company.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Oct 15 - 21, 2017)

  October 15, 2017 - CAM Mashup

Between difficult decisions, time commitments, limited budgets and difficult people, a good trustee deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. This is the next best thing.

RETRACTION: Order of Operations

  October 13, 2017 - Miscellaneous, Customers

A mistake was discovered in one of our ebooks. We have since corrected the problem and the most accurate version is now available to you!

TOPS [ONE] Update - New Reports

  October 12, 2017 - Program Updates, TOPS [ONE]

The TOPS [ONE] has added the Yearly Income Statement and Yearly Spreadsheet reports! See the new updates here.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Oct. 8 - 14, 2017)

  October 8, 2017 - CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: Staying in the green, saving green, and going green, plus rules and how to break them!

Year End Survival Guide to Accounts Payables

  October 3, 2017 - Partners

This survival guide is a compilation of advice from industry thought-leaders, AvidXchange’s AP team, and from our customers.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Oct. 1 - 7, 2017)

  October 2, 2017 - CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: Not one but TWO budget survival guides, plus prioritizing major projects and Gen Z in the workforce

Community Association Budgets:  The Art of Guesstimating

  September 29, 2017 - Accounting, Featured

Your community association's annual budget is the keystone of your community's success. Don't have yours squared away yet? Don't worry--we've got you covered.

TOPS Software and Sperlonga Data Integration Allows Community Association Assessments to be Reported to the Credit Bureaus

  September 28, 2017 - Partners

TOPS Software and Sperlonga recently completed a software integration solution that will tie community assessment payments to a property owners credit report.

TOPS [ONE] Update

  September 26, 2017 - Program Updates, TOPS [ONE]

TOPS [ONE] has been updated with new violation functionality and more! See all of the new updates here.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Sept. 24 - 30, 2017)

  September 24, 2017 - CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: Smoking in your community, Vendor Management Process, HOA rule FAQs, and keeping senior citizens active and entertained!

This is the Right Way to Respond to Disaster in Community Association Management

  September 18, 2017 - Management Companies, Association Living, Featured

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Houston CAI chapter sent a letter to area CAM Professionals. What it said will change the way you look at disaster recovery.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Sept. 17 - 23, 2017)

  September 17, 2017 - CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: keeping fees low, the right to dry movement, when to waive fees, hate flag flying, addressing harassment in the community, and more.

Hurricane Irma Updates

  September 13, 2017 - Miscellaneous

Stay tuned to this page for updates about how Hurricane Irma effects TOPS Software's services and closures.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Sept. 3 - 9, 2017)

  September 3, 2017 - CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: lemonade, 6 degrees of separation, bylaws vs. governing documents, natural disaster recovery, and more.

6 Degrees of Outputs for CAM Managers

  August 29, 2017 - Technology, Featured

For many (like homeowners) the reports you generate are the sole representation of the hard work your CAM mgmt company does. What kind of ambassador are yours?

TOPS [ONE] Update

  August 29, 2017 - Program Updates, TOPS [ONE]

TOPS [ONE] has been updated with all new profile pages and activity feeds! See the new features and updates here.

Do You Need Year End Tax Forms?

  August 28, 2017 - Partners

As the trusted provider of checks and forms for TOPS customers, Dynamic Systems continue to innovate ways for businesses to function more effectively.

Last Chance for Early Bird Pricing for CAMfire2018

  August 28, 2017 - CAM Industry

September 1st is your last chance to get Early Bird Pricing for the 2018 CAMfire Conference, which will be held February 28th - March 2, 2018, in Orlando, FL.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Aug 27 - Sep 1, 2017)

  August 27, 2017 - CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: work-life balance, complaints bans, resale disclosure, green strategies and aging in place

Here's Looking at Resales, Kid. (Understanding HOA & Condo Resale Disclosures)

  August 23, 2017 - Association Living, Featured

Resale disclosure protects the buyer as well as the community association from starting off their new relationship on the wrong foot by exposing hidden dangers. (Plus, it's the law!)

CAM Mash Up: This Week (August 20 - 26, 2017)

  August 20, 2017 - CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: appealing qualities of exceptional managers, appealing to millennials, and curb appeal. Bonus: when to audit your association's documents.

Please bear with us as we upgrade our infrastructure

  August 18, 2017 - Technical Support

Please be patient as TOPS Support upgrades our infrastructure and cross-trains our team members so we can scale up to better serve our increased volume of clientele.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (August 13-19, 2017)

  August 13, 2017 - CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: How to annoy your board, a new kind of audit, community association horror stories, parliamentary procedure, and what makes a great management company.

When Should You Audit Your Association's Documents?

  August 11, 2017 - Association Boards, Association Living

Don't get blindsided by lax language in your governing documents. Avoid the legal headaches by auditing your community association's governing documents regularly.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (August 6 - 12, 2017)

  August 6, 2017 - CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: hiring a quality manager, fostering shared accountability, and a new survey from BillingTree! Bonus: 2-for-1 ticket pricing for CAMfire!

CAMfire Conference Announces Call for Speakers 2018

  August 4, 2017 - CAMfire

An open invitation has been issued for speakers who are interested in presenting at CAMfire 2018.

TOPS Software Announces Open Registration for Unique Community Association Management Conference

  July 28, 2017 - CAM Industry

TOPS Software is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2018 CAMfire Conference, a unique technology and educational event for CAM professionals.

TOPS Software Announces Evolving Integration with Alliance AssociationBank

  July 6, 2017 - Banking

TOPS Software and Alliance Association Bank announce a new software integration is in development to provide smart banking to CAM management companies.

TOPS Software Works with Pacific Premier Bank® to Provide Smart Banking Options to Community Associations

  June 14, 2017 - Banking

TOPS Software announced today that it is developing an interface between TOPS [ONE]® and the Pacific Premier DataVault® service offered by Pacific Premier Bank.

TOPS Software Named One Of Top Workplaces In Tampa Bay 2017

  June 2, 2017 - Awards

TOPS Software, a leading provider of Community Association Management software, was named to Tampa Bay’s Top Workplaces 2017 list by the Tampa Bay Times.

Steward Property Services Selects TOPS [ONE] for Community Association Management Automation

  May 25, 2017 - Customers, TOPS [ONE]

Steward Property Services, a full service association management company in northern California, has chosen TOPS [ONE] for their community association portfolio.

TOPS Software Releases Owner Access Portals for TOPS [ONE] Customers

  May 16, 2017 - TOPS [ONE]

TOPS Software, makers of TOPS [ONE]® CAM Accounting Software, debuted the Owner Access Portals feature, available at no extra cost to all TOPS [ONE] clients.

TOPS Software Website Redesign Honored in 2017 American Business Awards

  May 10, 2017 - Awards

TOPS Software has been honored with a Bronze Stevie® award for Best Website Redesign for their website,, in the Computer Software Category.