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Multiple Stores

Postby robertson.12 » Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:08 pm

We currently have seven stores using the Pos Pizza Software, I will be combining and analyzing data from these stores. Does any one have any idea or ideas on how I can get the reports from these stores on a daily basis. Driving to these stores daily is not an option due to the distance between stores. And it really cannot be too complicated because some of the individuals at the stores are not very knowledgeable concerning computers. Any and all suggestions will be appreciated.

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Postby Scott » Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:23 am

Would emailing a CSV version of the report that would be able to be opened in excel work for you? You could easily combine stores in a spreadsheet. Contact me if you have questions on this.

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Postby robertson.12 » Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:09 am

Can you let me know how to do this. If it is simple enough to do then I can pass on to the general managers on how to do this, but once again most of these people have very little computer experience, and if there is too many steps to take, it may end up being more of a headache than is necessary.

One of my bosses was interested in utilizing a server unit to be located at a central location, and have the programs run over the internet since they are currently linked into a cable modem service, is this a possibility with this program?

If this is a posibility do you have any suggestions on what kind of server we should get?

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Postby Scott » Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:20 pm

Trying to run a Windows drive mapping over the Internet would yield very poor performance. I would just look at having the reports you need made into CSV format and then combining them in Excel or some other way.

It would involve the manager on each site creating the report file each night (or whatever period) and emailing the file to a central location. Once the files are collected they could be combined.

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Cvs File

Postby robertson.12 » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:42 pm

Thanks Scott, will pass it on, how would you create a CVS file for example the daily summary of transaction report?

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Postby Scott » Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:29 am

With a custom-built report module. I will email you with information.

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Use logmein.com

Postby zippaz23 » Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:46 pm

I had the same problem as you. I have 2 stores and I was constantly running to both of them every time I wanted to make a change to the menu or gather a report. It was way too time consuming and a big pain in the butt. Now that I have internet connection at both shops, I use logmein.com It allows me to log in and take control of the store computer from my home computer. The best part is that it's free!

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