Hospitality Upgrade Article

DataWorks, Inc was profiled in the 2006-Fall publication of Hospitality Upgrade magazine. Click here to visit the Hospitality Upgrade web site.

The content of the article follows:

When you’re counting inventory, count on DataWorks. If you’re tracking T-bones in Tennessee or purchasing purses from Peru, DataWorks provides the experience and systems to take care of your operations, interfaces and analyses. Whether your operation is one store, one property or a vast enterprise, DataWorks has an inventory software solution for you.

Since 1986, DataWorks has excelled in helping customers streamline their inventory operations. Clients utilize DataWorks’ software, called NeXT™, to sweep through the tough day-to-day chores of purchase orders, pricing, bar coding and theft prevention.

Clients with inventory spread over a large property, such as a theme park or vacation resort, use DataWorks’ warehousing, distribution, transfer and allocation features to track and trace each item’s present location and history.

Enterprise customers are able to scale multiple language and currency barriers and cross geographic and language borders, achieving economies of scale with centralized purchasing and drop shipments. Even issues with cost and retail pricing, associated with tariffs and unique taxation issues, are handled for international clients.

Having your inventory under control is great, but having it seamlessly communicate with your POS and accounting systems is what makes DataWorks truly stand out in the marketplace. While you’re counting sheep, DataWorks is automatically updating your point-of-sale system with new menu items and SKUs, as well as new pricing and on-hand information. Clients can eliminate costly double entries when used with InfoGenesis, HSI, MICROS and PAR Springer-Miller systems.

Additionally, DataWorks provides interfaces to accounts payable systems, putting smiles on the faces of controllers and CFOs around the world—and we all know that keeping those individuals happy is very important.

Once information is flowing through the system, the value of putting DataWorks in place can be truly analyzed. Reporting capabilities include information about bestsellers, poor performers, cost-of-goods, gross profit, turns and stock-to-sales.

Client history has made DataWorks well-known for retail excellence and expertise in the hospitality market. The company is now expanding their market to include an F&B inventory system that works hand-in-hand with the DataWorks’ centralized system. Commodity purchases, recipes and food-cost analysis are now available with their F&B modules.

Systems can be implemented at the property level using a traditional local software install in a client-server or terminal server environment. In addition, an alternative is offered with the MyDataWorks ASP server farm, which is a viable solution to get your site up and going quickly. Support, upgrades and enterprise solutions are simplified with its ASP hosting solution.

Where is DataWorks going with NeXT™? Fixed assets and general purchasing will be in future releases. And new systems are built with the enterprise client in mind. Multiple currencies, multiple languages and multiple vendors are all part of DataWorks’ NeXT system’s current capabilities.

Peoria or Paris, Tennessee or Tahiti—you can count on DataWorks.