DataWorks’ NeXT® Inventory Management Software installed in third quarter ’09 at Kapalua Resort in Maui

DataWorks’ NeXT made its debut at several prestigious properties in the third quarter of 2009. From implementing retail inventory management systems at several resorts to supplying food and beverage ordering software to Kapalua Resort in Maui, DataWorks offers feature-rich inventory solutions to all types of properties and establishments nationwide. Kapalua Resort in Maui installed DataWorks’ complete NeXT software solution which includes:

  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Grocery Store Inventory Management
  • Open-to-Buy
  • Interface to Accounts Payable and General Ledger systems
  • Interface to MICROS® 9700

DataWorks’ NeXT inventory management software interfaces to the MICROS 9700 POS which had already been installed at the resort.  The DataWorks interface allows for seamless communication between back-of-house operations and frontline guest services. Menu items can be ordered and tracked with one touch of a button ensuring gifts and sundries are kept in stock and ready for sale.

"We are thrilled that Kapalua Resort selected NeXT to manage their inventories. Centralizing their inventories using our NeXT inventory control software allows for one-time data entry. At that point, NeXT does all the work updating the point-of-sale and the accounts payable system. This reduces data entry errors and man hours, ultimately increasing profits and providing accurate information,” said Mark Cecil, DataWorks President and CEO.

Kapalua Resort is able to utilize NeXT as a central point of inventory management where multiple departments can control inventory for their specific group while the finance department can obtain a global picture of the company’s inventory, sales and purchases.

About Kapalua Resort

Kapalua Resort is a 22,000 acre, master-planned community set amidst two nature preserves and pineapple fields on Maui’s northwest coast. The resort is renowned for its world-class golf courses, The Bay and The Plantation; 11 residential communities; premier accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and The Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences, Kapalua Bay; The Kapalua Gold Villas, a condominium rental program; Kapalua Luxury Homes, a vacation home rental program; a tennis complex; three white sand beaches, including two of America’s Best Beaches; five-acre Kapalua Spa, and a variety of restaurants and shops. Nearby Kapalua Farms offers organic farm-to-fork produce and eggs to resort restaurants and the Maui community. Kapalua Resort hosts a signature event series each year: the PGA TOUR’s season-opening SBS Championship in January, Whale Quest Kapalua in February, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua’s Celebration of the Arts in April, and the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival in June. For more information, visit or call 1-877-KAPALUA.

About DataWorks:

DataWorks has excelled in helping customers streamline their inventory operations since 1986.

DataWorks’ inventory software, NeXT, offers purchasing, inventory, sales and bar-coding for retail and F&B management.  Amusement parks, casinos, hospitals, museums, resorts, stadiums, and zoos are among the types of properties that currently use DataWorks' flagship inventory software NeXT. The feature-rich inventory software has multi-company, language, and currency capabilities. NeXT can run on a local property or span the needs of an entire enterprise.

DataWorks is a leader in providing inventory management solutions for the hospitality and entertainment industries.

DataWorks partners with all of the leading point-of-sale providers including: InfoGenesis, MICROS®, HSI, ResortSuite, SpaSoft, PAR Springer-Miller, Siriusware, Gateway Ticketing and Volante.

For more information about DataWorks and NeXT, visit or call 239-444-1053.