Optimizes business efficiency
Today, many aspects of the business run on FileMaker software, integrating iPads, desktops and servers, centralizing everything from order entry to inventory tracking and time sheet tracking. Instead of jotting down hand-written notes about which items are running low and notifying management, staff working at car washes simply click a box in the FileMaker solution on their iPads to initiate orders on the spot. Consolidated orders from all eight locations are processed on the back-end FileMaker server and shipped out to the right place.
Says Janezic, "With the mobile FileMaker solution for iPad, I do a lot of management remotely right from my house. It saves us a huge amount of time, as well as wear and tear on our vehicles."
The company also streamlined the employee time clock. Staff who tend the car washes use iPads with the FileMaker Go app to log their hours as well as tally orders for new supplies. This data is fed back to the FileMaker Server and used to automatically cut paychecks and keep supply chains intact.