TOPS [ONE] vs Caliber

TOPS [ONE] is a simple Caliber alternative.
Here's why you should consider switching…

Are you thinking of making the switch to TOPS [ONE] or one of the other Caliber competitors? Switching community association management software can be stressful, so we want to make your decision as easy as possible. Here you'll find the information we've put together that’ll help you decide which option is best for you.

Read on to compare TOPS [ONE] and Caliber, including the features that impressed current TOPS [ONE] customers who have made the switch. Regardless of what you decide, we wish you the best of luck in your search!

Access From Anywhere

Accessing a hosted software is not the same as a true web-based platform. You are still running a Windows software over the web, which means the interface wasn't designed for your devices or for the net. Hosting comes with a fair share of problems like connecting to printers, documents and more.

With TOPS [ONE] you get a fully web-based platform for community association management. TOPS [ONE] looks as great on your managers' phones as it does on your accountants' desktop.

TOPS [ONE] vs. Caliber Software

An Easier Way to Get Around

If you often have trouble finding important functions in Caliber, TOPS [ONE] will be a breath of fresh air!

Search the same way you do online to find anything in TOPS [ONE]. Whether you are searching for a homeowner, a vendor, or even a function like "Apply Charges," everything is accessible through the search feature.

Faster Inspections

The management tools in TOPS [ONE] give CAM Managers the freedom to get out in the community and do their job without the need to return to the office for data entry. 

The secret to speedy inspections is in the setup. Every code has default data associated with it, even including the specific CC&R article. So managers can enter a complete ticket simply by selecting the location and code, and taking a picture.


Modern Design

As much as we love TOPS Professional, we can't deny that it looks dated. That's why we think you're going to love TOPS [ONE]'s award-winning design. And we're not just talking about making a prettier front-end. TOPS [ONE] is designed from the ground up with a focus on the user experience. This results in easier workflows, more intuitive interfaces and an all around better experience.

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Extensive In-App Support

TOPS [ONE] provides in-app support at your fingertips. No matter what screen you're in, click the Feedback button at the bottom to give instant feedback.

From 9am to 9pm EST, our team in Clearwater, Florida is on hand to answer your questions. During other hours, you can search our extensive knowledge base right from the app to look up helpful articles to show what you need to know.

Compare Features

Compare Caliber TOPS [ONE]
CAM Accounting      
Management Tools         
Data Access        
Device Support        
Industry Partners         
Smart Banking         

Customer Relationship Management

Community Association Management is defined by how you manage the people: Tracking homeowners and properties, Owner Resales, A full history of lot or unit ownership, complete with all actions associated with same.

Industry specific terminologies (homeowners vs tenants or customers) are important to prevent mistakes.

CAM Accounting Functions

A great CAM Accounting system must support the key standards defined by the AICPA for planned communities: Fund Accounting, cost centers, yearly comparisons, custom chart of accounts, accrual or modified accrual accounting method, budgeting tools.

Management Tools

Community Association Managers need access to the tracking tools to enforce the deeds of the community. CC&R violation management, Architectural control, work order and vendor management, parking enforcement and facilities management.


No CAM software is complete without a full communications system. Form letters, reports, mass email, certified mail, SMS messaging, tasks & assignments. All communications need to be stored with the homeowner's record for future reference.

Automation Efficiencies

Automation allows you to reduce the labor on your team, even reduce the number of staff or increase the number of associations in your portfolio. Assessments, Late Fees, Collections, Violation escalation.

Data Access

No system works if you cannot access it easily. A local or network install cannot compete with a hosted or web-based system. With a scalable web-based system there is no need to pinch and zoom in to see the system.

Device Support

Can you access your Community Association software with your phone? Tablet? Will it work on your Apple? PC?

Industry Partners

You have partners you work with - banks, website providers, automation services and more. Your association management software should integrate with the partners you choose so you don't have to double or triple enter your data.

Smart Banking

Your bank is the other half of the accounting equation for managing your community association financials. Smart banking ties your data more closely and helps prevent fraudulent behaviors. Bank lockbox, auto reconciliation, ACH processing, echecks.

Easy to Implement

At TOPS, we understand your need to get up and running, and we want to make it easy for you. Our Client Services team is your advocate for every step of your implementation.

From preparing and importing your data, to setting up your accounting and communities, to training and consultation - we help you get up and running, and continue to support you for the lifetime of your usage of the app.

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We hope this comparison guide was useful to you. But no amount of explanation can compare to seeing the product for yourself. Now's your chance!

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Making the switch is easy; you can get your whole team TOPS [ONE] ready in no time at all.  

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