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Replace Crystal Reports with a Custom Online Reporting Program

chinaoutreach.net-softwareOne of our most recent projects consisted of a local company which utilizes Crystal Reports to provide reports for their clients to access remotely. The problem with Crystal Reports was their new software wasn’t compatible with the Accounting Software Backend, and their clients were having trouble accessing the reports remotely.

We were contracted to Replace Crystal Reports with a Custom Online Reporting Program which was easier to access, and provided more flexibility with added features. The Accounting Software has a backend SQL database and is automatically synced daily with the online software’s database. The client can then add users within the online reporting program, as well as pull the reports for each individual client in PDF format.

By having their application web based their clients are able to access the program much more simply than before. No more remote desktop connections are needed. All their clients need is Internet access to be able to log into the program and pull the necessary reports.

That’s just one more example of how Eco York can save a business time and money. If you’re interested in custom software don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Your partner in Developing Websites that Save Time and Money,

Mark Lane

President Eco York, LLC

Custom Restaurant Reporting Software

Eco York develops Custom Software that can save your Business Time and Money. That sounds great doesn’t it? Saving Time and Money in today’s economy means quite a lot. But what does that all mean?

What that means is that Eco York will take the time to sit down with you and learn more about your business, and figure out if there’s a custom software solution that could actually save your business time and money. Even if you have an existing software package that you’re used to using, Eco York will take the time to study what you currently have, and see if we can develop a solution to interact with your current application. If we aren’t able to interact with your current application, we’ll be sure to figure out a way to get your old data into a new system that works for your businesses end goals.

At this point you might be asking what types of custom software solutions Eco York can develop for your business. Let’s talk about a recent custom software package that we developed.

Let’s say you’re a restaurant and you use an online reporting software, similar to the one below

Ordering-software

This is the front end of the software package that one of our customers used. An online ordering system that provided everything they needed to run their restaurant. The reporting is just as easy to use as well.

ordering-software-report

Now this software serves it’s purpose and provides all of the features that our client needed. However there was a problem, they ran over 30 restaurants. You can imagine how time consuming it would be to log into 30 different administration websites to download CSV reports and compile them on a monthly basis with Profit margins, and Remittance Amounts as well as run a report on the Orders that were completed during that month.

We saw this as a golden opportunity to work with the original developers of this software and work with an API that they had created to create a custom software package for our newest client. So we developed a custom software that our client could log into and add all of their locations, pull all of the orders for those locations, and create reports based on dates.  Here’s a screen shot of the interface to add locations.

Restaurant Reporting Software Dashboard

From this custom dashboard our client is able to add new “schools” which allow them to organize their locations, and attach those locations to those schools. Order refunds are also able to be added as well as the ability to download all of the orders for all of the schools with the click of a button.  After all of the orders are pulled if there are orders that need changed, we have added the ability to edit the order information as well as search for a specific order.

Our reports were also customized to our clients needs so they could choose which school they wanted to pull the reports for, and have it organize all of the order information and remittance information for their restaurants.

report-copy

The above custom report is a PDF which shows all of the information our client needed to send to their restaurants on a monthly basis. Now the client only had to pull the reports once a month and take a few hours out of their schedule to spot check the details before sending it off to their restaurants.

Now that’s just one example of how Eco York can save a business time and money. If you’re interested in custom software don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Your partner in Developing Websites that Save Time and Money,

Mark Lane

President Eco York, LLC

Ecoferral can Save your Business Time & Money


We thought it would be apropriate to write an entry about our slogan “Developing Websites that save you time and money”.  Today we’ll focus on our newest creation Ecoferral (www.ecoferral.com). Our product Ecoferral is geared towards any business that wants to communicate with other businesses in a closed environment.  If you’re a business owner, then you’re aware of Networking Groups, where businesses meet once a week to discuss and promote their business, while giving referrals to other businesses in the groups.  These Networking groups have worked well over the years, but Eco York saw an opportunity.  Why not develop a product where these businesses can send referrals and communicate in real time outside of their normal hour weekly meeting.  That’s where Ecoferral comes in.  Ecoferral allows businesses to join an existing group, or create their own closed network of businesses they already work with, and share information.  But Sending Referrals isn’t the only benefit of signing up with our product.  Businesses can send testimonials, are listed in an online directory, can offer coupons and surveys to current or potential customers and more!

Another issue we found is finding businesses contact information is also sometimes rather difficult.  That’s why we allow businesses to not just be listed in a directory, but each business has their own company profile page.  This page can be shared on their favorite social networks, linked from their current website, and is indexed by the most popular search engines.  This profile page allows businesses to have all their contact information all in one central location as well as a description of their business.  From this same page potential customers can claim any coupons you may offer, as well as participate in a survey you can fully customize.

That’s a brief overview of our newest product Ecoferral.  If you’re interested in saving money and growing your business, contact us today!

www.ecoferral.com

Your partner in Developing Websites that Save Time and Money,

Mark Lane

President Eco York, LLC