Press Release: 1bg Announces Acquisition of Clear Computing and Forms ServiceCore


ServiceCore is Now the Leading Provider of Septic and Portable Software

April 1, 2017 marks the finalization of 1bg’s acquisition of Clear Computing out of Red Bank, NJ. 1bg, based in Lakewood, CO, acquired Clear Computing and formed ServiceCore, the leading provider of septic and portable software.

ServiceCore is a Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) offering that specializes in septic and portable service software. Major features include customer management, scheduling, route management, route optimization, accounting and credit card processing. ServiceCore features a cutting-edge user interface for a superior experience. It also includes responsive layouts, so you can use the system at home, on your computer, or on the go from your smartphone.

Over the next 12 months ServiceCore will be on-boarding new customers and moving Clear Computing’s customers to the new platform. In addition to the features listed above, ServiceCore provides an app for drivers to assist with tracking, routing, turn by turn directions, payment solutions and more.

About Clear Computing: Clear Computing was started in 1989 by Joel Smith as a solution for managing customers in the septic industry. The company grew over the last 27 years as a leader in septic, portable, grease and roll-off management software.

About 1bg: 1bg is the leader in waste profiling solutions. They build and handle multi-billion dollar waste companies including the largest waste company in the world. 1bg’s enterprise solutions allow waste to be profiled, tracked, recorded, taken through approval systems, digitally signed through online forms and more.

TAC Online – Sales Station Update!

TAC Online – Sales Station Update!

The New Web Sales Station is available, with many new features.


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New features include:
  • Customer view across all their sites
  • TAC Online menu structure
  • Right click and open any form in a new tab which means unlimited customer and site views
  • Select row and click context menu to act on the row for faster navigation
  • Export any grid to XLS, XLSX, PDF, CSV and RTF
  • Unlimited form grid views. So you can can have several customized views for every tab
    • Save
    • Load
    • Delete
    • Select
Above added to the already full set including:
  • Google-like search box that searches all displayed fields
  • Search by invoice, work order and unit serial number
  • Adjustable column widths
  • Selection of display themes ( Lots of different styles)
  • Financial summary on location tab
  • Invoices and work orders can be emailed as attachment
  • Invoice and work order export in (pdf, rtf, html, etc…)
  • Email
    • Multiple recipient email addresses (Pull down of site and customer emails)
  • Edit Site Master
  • Line items on proposal can be edited
  • Faster response times
Try it out here:
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Create Your Own Reports

Create your own reports with the new

TAC Online Business Intelligence Dashboard

The new grids on the TAC Online Business Intelligence Dashboard give you the power to design your own reports.

  • Select the columns to view
  • Move the columns in any order
  • Filter on any column, e.g. Note Code, Date, etc.
  • Save your arrangement for later use
  • Export and print as a PDF, Excel or Word document.

Work Order Productivity Dashboard

Are all your work orders closed and invoiced?

The Work Order Productivity Dashboard gives you a view of work orders being processed for last week and this week.

  • View this week and last week at the same time.
  • Totals
    • Work Order Count
    • Hours
    • # Closed
    • # Invoiced
    • Amount Charged
    • Estimated pre-tax profit
  • Filter by day, driver, work order type

See this dashboard in action:

Which Customers Owe You Money?

Zero in on your late payers with our Customer Balance Analysis Dashboard 
The Customer Balance Analysis Dashboard shows you these key figures:
  • Current/30/60/90, Future & Total Amounts Due
  • Customers owing money that are
    • Current Only
    • Current with Past Due
    • Past Due and No Longer Receiving Services
  • Contact information for customers

Rapidly identify customers that need your attention. 

See this dashboard in action:

Service Route Revenue And Profit Analysis

Preview the new
TAC Business Intelligence Dashboard
Know the state of your business at a glance!

The Service Route Revenue And Profit Analysis Dashboard
shows you these key figures for each service route:
  • Revenue
  • # Services
  • # Stops
  • Revenue per Service
  • Estimated Cost based on Standards
  • Estimated Before-Tax Gross Profit

View these key numbers for each route and drill-down to route day and service locations.
Rapidly identify services that are costing you money. 
Our new Business Intelligence Dashboards are designed to quickly show you the key indicators of the health of your business.
See these dashboards in action:

Service Route Revenue And Profit Analysis 

Service Route Revenue And Profit Analysis

Unit Sales and Price Analysis


Unit Utilization Dashboard

Credit Card Changes for October 2015

by Jennifer Guy, Credit Card Specialist

Credit Card Changes for October 2015

I have fielded questions from several people about the changes that are happening in October of 2015.

Every 6 months, MasterCard, Visa and the other card brands, announce whatever changes are being made to the rates, policies, fees, or structures.  Often we hear about new categories or new promotions.  Usually, there are some changes in the rates, either up or down by very small amounts.

You can count on me to keep you up to date on the ones that affect you.


This October, there is a major change for retail merchants,  EMV. I repeat – RETAIL merchants have to upgrade their terminals to accept chip card in order to avoid being liable for fraudulent transactions.     THIS DOES NOT AFFECT CARD NOT PRESENT MERCHANTS  – so it won’t affect most of you.

If you do have a retail aspect of your business where people walk in and give you credit cards to make their purchases, then you should consider upgrading your terminal.  You can talk to me about it (609-921-3139), read more about it at here.

Fraud liability does not shift in the case of card-not-present  transactions.  The following link is from  It is an faq page with the answers to the questions about EMV –


Amex Opt Blue has arrived.  Most of the major processors are offering American Express in the same manner as Visa/MC/Discover.  It appears on the same statement as your Visa/MC/Discover, and is being processed with the same structure of rates and fees (although their rates are still higher than others).  The thing that seems to differentiate the processors is the how much they charge to provide this service.  Some processors are charging a tiny bit, 10-20 basis points, but some are charging 70 basis points or more.  I think this will equalize over time as processors lose business because of it, but at the moment, it is something watch for.


Rates are always going up and down.  Most of the changes don’t affect you and this October there are no plans for the rates that most commonly show up on your statements.  When the rates will affect you, I will let you know through this newsletter.


MasterCard is introducing an increase to  AVS (Address Verification Service) fees.  MasterCard is increasing the Address Verification Service Fee on both Card Not Present and Card Present transactions to $0.01. This represents an increase of $0.0025 on Card Not Present transactions and $0.005 on Card Present transactions.

ALF (MasterCard Acquirer License Fee): MasterCard has also announced that it is increasing its Acquirer License Fee (ALF) from 0.0047% to 0.0362%.

This is not exhaustive – if you have a question about a change, don’t hesitate to call me – I’m happy to discuss it and help you resolve any issues you might have.


Jennifer Guy

Credit Card Specialist