For a few weeks leading up to the celebration of our nation’s independence, some companies find their business booming…literally. Such is the case for Hometown Fireworks, who for 14 days set up dozens of fireworks stands all across the USA. But it’s not just the picnic goers, beach combers and backyard barbecuers looking to get the most bang for the buck. WinCo was looking for a reliable way to track whether it was the 6-pack of Zenith Shells or the Black Cat fountains drawing the most “Ooos” and “Ahhs”. Manually tracking this information worked pretty well back in 1776, but there comes a time when you need to upgrade.
When your fireworks stands are spread out over multiple cities and states, set up in parking lot tents, you are looking for two things: reliability and accessibility. Once a piece of equipment is set up, it needs to work as trouble shooting often requires hours of travel time to go from stand to stand. Credit card connectivity needs to be solid and sales data should be accessible from anywhere. The ability to pull consolidated reports for instant totals across all location is also important.