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Long County, Georgia Selects Springbrook's Cirrus Cloud ERP Financial Platform

Springbrook Software | October 04, 2022 | Read time : 01:50 min

Long County, Georgia Selects Springbrook's Cirrus Cloud ERP Financial Platform
Long County, GA is the latest local government agency to move from an on-premises solution to Springbrook's Cirrus Cloud Financial platform. The platform is designed from the ground up specifically for small to medium sized local government agencies. The town is utilizing Springbrook's fully integrated Cirrus Cloud ERP suite including Utility Billing, Finance, Cashless Payments, Municipal Payments and Cash Receipts.Long County sought a robust and secure ERP that could scale as their projected needs grow over the next few years and selected Springbrook after reviewing several other market offerings.b Springbrook fulfills our needs and will provide our citizens with the modern experience that they demand, says Bernice Johnson, Finance Director of Long County, GA. Springbrook is actively working with many small to medium sized municipalities in the southeast. The flexibility of the Springbrook cloud platform provides local government agencies with superior protection against cyber-attacks, the ability to work from anywhere, and will enable the County's personnel to effectively run their entire administrative operation safely from any browser. Cirrus is a true cloud-based system that does not require downloading any additional software for access. 

"We have invested a tremendous amount into building an entirely new platform with the goal of bringing the most powerful cloud-based solutions to small and medium sized municipalities. We are solely focused on this market segment and have been for over 35 years. Springbrook is constantly expanding our solution suite to deliver new and innovative products, like Advanced Capital Budgeting and Mobile Work Orders. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for local agencies do their jobs efficiently and securely,"

Robert Bonavito, Springbrook CEO.

About Springbrook Software:
Springbrook Software is the country's leading cloud-based finance and administration software provider designing solutions specifically for small to medium sized local government agencies. Nearly 2000 cities, towns and districts from coast to coast use our suite of modern, high-performance solutions to manage their finances, payroll, utility billing and collect citizen payments. Springbrook is headquartered in Portland, Oregon with regional presence in over 40 states, and seven countries internationally.

About Long County, GA:
Located in southeast Georgia, Long County occupies 400 square miles of the Atlantic Coast Flatwoods. The county is bordered by Liberty, McIntosh, Tattnall, and Wayne counties, and its entire southwestern boundary runs along the Altamaha River.Long County, designated in 1920 from lands in Liberty County. Long County, historically and currently, is a rural, agricultural area. The principal farm crop was once cotton, but by the 1970s it had been replaced by tobacco, corn, soybeans, and cattle. The pine forests of the region have always played an important role in the economy.

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Arryved Announces Integration With Fresh KDS, A Paperless Order Management System

Arryved | September 21, 2022

Arryved, the industry's most trusted point of sale system, announced today that their system now integrates with Fresh KDS. Fresh KDS is a paperless order management and guest communication system suited for food and beverage businesses of all sizes. In addition to organizing kitchen operations, it allows businesses to seamlessly communicate with guests via SMS texting.Fresh is committed to optimizing kitchen efficiency and the guest experience, pioneering the first cloud-based kitchen display system (KDS). Fresh is the premier innovator in the kitchen display space, focused entirely on driving speed of service, order accuracy, and guest experience. While operators navigate the shift to digital ordering and delivery, Fresh continues to bring previously unavailable enterprise features to independent operators. Fresh offers an intuitive mobile app that beautifully displays orders on a tablet (Android or iOS) in the food production area. Touchscreen ticket management lets KDS users split tickets between kitchen stations, color code tickets based on time elapsed, and even use custom hold times to fire orders at specific times. By improving efficiency and streamlining communication, Fresh KDS ultimately reduces mistakes which results in a better dining experience for guests. From an old school restaurant perspective, which is the way we used to operate, tickets would come in, and the chef or expeditor is standing there shouting out the order. We're just too high volume for that. It was getting to the point where it was slowing us down and it was a detriment to the guest experience," said Jeff Skiba, Director of Hospitality at Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, about the chaos in their kitchen prior to using Arryved's Fresh KDS integration. Now, each cook only sees the dishes they need to make at their particular station, and they don't have to rely on hearing a call from the expeditor. "It's helped us be faster in the kitchen. Speed is key when you have hungry mouths to feed. Plus, Fresh goes above and beyond typical KDS solutions with their SMS notification capabilities. This innovation allows merchants to automatically communicate with guests about their order via text. Merchants can customize messages to guests right from the KDS, notifying them when their order is received and when it's ready for pickup. Streamlined communication lets busy kitchens set clear expectations and offers comforting validation to diners. Partnering with the most advanced KDS out there proves Arryved's commitment to leading the customer experience revolution in food and beverage. "We're thrilled to be working with Fresh KDS.Regardless of what kind of kitchen our merchants are working with dine-in, takeout, or food trucks this solution significantly improves their operations. It's an integration that sets Arryved apart from standard POS systems." Stephen Younge, Arryved's newly minted Chief Technology Officer. Earlier this year, Arryved rebranded, sporting a bright new color palette and community-centric logo. Besides visual updates, the company shared their mission to be a point of service solution for all types of businesses, expanding beyond the craft beverage industry they initially set out to serve. After years of innovating their suite of comprehensive tools and hiring from all parts of the food and beverage industry, Fresh KDS is yet another feature that strengthens Arryved's capabilities. Feedback from our merchants is invaluable," continued Stephen. "We're listening to their needs and innovating our product in response." Arryved's receptiveness has resulted in an unprecedented net promoter score of 88, and a customer retention rate of 98% year-over-year. "If guests are happy, our merchants are happy. And if they're happy, we're doing our jobs right. About Arryved Founded in 2016, Boulder, CO based Arryved, Inc. is a point-of-service based software company specializing in the craft food, beverage, and entertainment service industries. In six short years we've grown from being an idea on a taproom coaster, to a revered platform serving hundreds of satisfied accounts. We're a team of tech geeks with relentless passion for, and extensive experience in, the food and beverage industry as both employees and consumers. Our goal is simple: deliver a flexible, reliable, team-centric platform that puts service first in every way. Evolve the archaic Point of Sale system from being a much-maligned obstacle into a flexible Point of Service tool that elevates guest experiences, fosters enhanced server relationships, and provides owners and managers with robust and easily digestible insight to make informed decisions.

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Datanomix and ProShop ERP Partner to Deliver Automated Job Costing and More for Precision Manufacturers

ProShop | September 12, 2022

Datanomix, the leader in Automated Production Intelligence™, and ProShop ERP, a leading supplier of digital manufacturing management systems, today announced a partnership to help manufacturers deliver more insights from their operational data. The first of many new features delivers automated job costing analytics that compare ProShop target takt times for part production to actual part performance at the machine. The ability to compare ProShop targets to Datanomix actuals and benchmarks offers complete clarity on gross margin performance on a per part basis relative to machining operations while highlighting where the greatest opportunities for margin improvement exist. Partnering with best-in-breed vendors like ProShop ERP is part of a larger strategy of integrating high-impact sources of data into the Datanomix platform, stated John Joseph, CEO and co-founder of Datanomix. We continue to deliver on our vision of being the analytics engine for manufacturing operational data, delivering live end-to-end factory insights that drive business success and empower manufacturers with the digital leverage they need to harvest efficiency. Our partnership with ProShop ERP brings two leading vendors together who share the same values relative to the experience we are trying to deliver for manufacturers. A ProShop ERP integration is now available inside the Datanomix platform. By enabling this integration, Datanomix automatically matches part numbers in the machine code to those from the ProShop ERP system and extracts target takt times. These targets are integrated into the Datanomix Quote Calibration Report to quickly identify opportunities for margin improvement by comparing the ProShop target takt times to Datanomix actuals and benchmarks. Pre-packaged filters in the report show exactly which jobs to work on —Biggest Winners, Biggest Losers, Losers that Could Be Winners, and Winners with Upside— are a Continuous Improvement leader's dream. "ProShop ERP is built to store and manage the data that's vital to running a factory, helping manufacturers make better decisions for both their front office and their shop floor. What's important to our customers is what's important to ProShop, and by partnering with Datanomix, we're closing a loop that lets our customers tie true machining costs back into our existing job costing and profitability workflows by refining the exact machine utilization times to augment our current labor, out-of-pocket cost and overhead costs. This gives our shared customers a massive advantage in their ability to improve job margins, and completely remove the guesswork from this process with the information being provided by Datanomix." Paul Van Metre, co-founder and CEO of ProShop ERP Knowing how much it really costs to produce parts is the holy grail for precision manufacturers when it comes to job costing and quoting said Greg McHale, CTO and co-founder of Datanomix.With Datanomix, manufacturers get operations data directly from CNC machines, offering an incorruptible window into actual job performance derived while running parts because there is no operator input required. Our partnership with ProShop creates a secret weapon for job margin improvement and, ultimately, EBITDA improvement. And it's just the beginning of our plans to accelerate and automate insights for manufacturers. Hill Manufacturing in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, is one of many shared customers excited about the Datanomix and ProShop partnership. According to Mike Payne, president of Hill Manufacturing, We've been a ProShop ERP customer for a while, and as we looked at production monitoring solutions, our ProShop rep suggested Datanomix. 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Its core product set includes its flagship Production Monitoring system, along with Digital GEMBA Boards, and Condition Monitoring systems. Based in New Hampshire, Datanomix exists to provide manufacturers with out-of-the-box reports and workflows that align with the way manufacturing people already work, without the need for manual data crunching or workflow disruption. About ProShop ProShop is an ITAR compliant, secure, comprehensive, web-based, and paperless shop management system for small to medium precision metalworking companies. ProShop provides real-time insight into every detail of a manufacturing company and is best described as a Digital Manufacturing Ecosystem (DME). ProShop combines the features of ERP, MES, QMS, CMMS, and other software for machine shops, fabricators, job shops, and contract manufacturers. 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Consumer Payment Preferences Driven by Convenience and Ease-of-Use, According to InComm Payments Report

InComm Payments | September 06, 2022

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Akulaku Establishes Partnership with Alipay+ To Make Cross-Border Shopping More Accessible for Consumers

Akulaku | September 07, 2022

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