LYNDEN, Wash. — Speedline Solutions
announced the release of SpeedLink Enterprise 3, a new enterprise management and multiunit management tool for its POS system.
According to a news release, SpeedLink Enterprise is a ready-to-use solution that pizza companies can host at their own offices and without subscription fees. Its flexible new design makes it easy for pizza companies to create custom reports and integrate with existing systems.
"We plan to use SpeedLink to drive operational improvements that will help our people in the restaurant give customers the great service they deserve," said Kevin Espy, director of information technology for Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne, a 45-unit franchise group that beta tested the new program.
Espy's company plans to use SpeedLink to send all daily transactions from their high-volume restaurants, including employee data and inventory, to its main office for easy, rapid review.
"Importing this data into our accounting package and producing the reports we need will help us run our business more efficiently," Espy added. "Our goal is to use the SpeedLink data to improve our operations, from reporting on how certain coupons have worked in different locations to speed of service comparisons."
With SpeedLink, corporate offices can eliminate manual reporting by automatically collecting detailed data from their restaurant locations. SpeedLink retains the details of every order and financial transaction from each restaurant in a secure SQL database. A company's head office also has access to complete customer and employee information, including time clock data and schedules, as well as inventory data and sales forecasts.
Head office staff has the flexibility to create the exact reports that they need using SpeedLink's built-in report designer or other tools such as Crystal Reports or Microsoft Report Server. They can easily schedule delivery of key reports to managers and corporate staff.
"Our multiunit customers have very different information needs," said Terry Haan, SpeedLine vice-president of development. "In SpeedLink Enterprise 3, we have developed a set of standalone modules that allow users to integrate the capabilities they need with their existing in-house systems and third-party reporting tools. They can use this capability to share accurate information from all locations with their payroll, accounting, purchasing and marketing systems."