DataWorks Inc.

DataWorks’ NeXT® Inventory Software Now Offers Software as a Service (SaaS)

Press Release   •   Feb 10, 2010 11:03 EST

DataWorks is proud to announce the release of its NeXT inventory management software in the form of Software as a Service (SaaS).

SaaS -- delivering software over the internet -- is increasingly popular for its ability to simplify deployment and reduce customer acquisition costs. It also allows developers to support many customers with a single version of a product. SaaS is also often associated with a "pay as you go" subscription licensing model.

“We are very excited about the release of NeXT as ‘Software as a Service,” said Mark Cecil, President and CEO of DataWorks, Inc.  “It’s a great way to provide our inventory management software to a wider audience because of the pricing structure and simplified sales and installation processes.  For many businesses, buying software is an enormous capital expense, where the product has to be sold to many people and many departments. And in today's economy, companies do not have the capital budgets they worked with 1 or 2 years ago, so with SaaS an Owner or General Manager can have the controls they need over their inventory without a large capital outlay.”

Cecil was recently overheard telling a client about NeXT. He said, “It’s big, it’s powerful and it’s ready for you -- now.” 

NeXT SaaS boasts the same technology as traditional NeXT software, but is easier to fit into a budget as a monthly fee rather than a larger one-time cost. The ease of access over the internet does not require software to be purchased, installed or maintained. New updates or upgrades are made available automatically, and security, back-up, and support services are also provided, allowing users to stop stressing about their software and concentrate on their core business.

“The trend to offer Software as a Service has been the new thought process for many companies this past year. However, we believe that offering our inventory management software as a service, is unique. Since we offer a specialized product,  we have a perfect solution for many potential clients who could not figure out a way to upgrade or purchase new inventory software,” said Guy Ardizoni, VP of Sales. “The combination of increasingly abundant bandwidth, improved powerful processors, and inexpensive storage is widening the choices for designing, deploying and using software.”

DataWorks’ stated benefits for using NeXT SaaS are:

No Capital Outlay

  • · No server hardware to purchase
  • · No server OS or SQL server to license
  • · No need to get a separate capital budget approved; pass the monthly costs through an operating budget.

Reduced need for IT Talent

  • · No operating system to administer
  • · No SQL server to administer
  • · No services to check
  • · No backups to rotate

Faster Implementation

  • · Eliminates travel
  • · Online training
  • · Faster go-lives
  • · Corporate standards and version compatibility are more easily ensured
  • · Upgrades are simpler and more cost-effective
  • · Easier mobility and scalability
  • · End users can access NeXT using their PC or Mac workstations

About DataWorks:

DataWorks has excelled in helping customers streamline their inventory operations since 1986.

DataWorks’ inventory software, NeXT, offers purchasing, inventory, sales and bar-coding for retail and F&B management.  Amusement parks, casinos, hospitals, museums, resorts, stadiums, and zoos are among the types of properties that currently use DataWorks' flagship inventory software NeXT. The feature-rich inventory software has multi-company, language, and currency capabilities. NeXT can run on a local property or span the needs of an entire enterprise.

DataWorks is a leader in providing inventory management solutions for the hospitality and entertainment industries. NeXT is sought out by clients for: 

  • Retail Back Office
  • Hospitality Back Office
  • Retail Inventory Control
  • F&B Inventory Control
  • MICROS Retail Interface
  • Retail Purchasing
  • Hospitality Purchasing
  • Open-To-Buy
  • Suggested Orders

DataWorks partners with all of the leading point-of-sale providers including: InfoGenesis, MICROS®, HSI, ResortSuite, SpaSoft, PAR Springer-Miller, Siriusware, Gateway Ticketing, and Volante.

For more information about DataWorks and NeXT, visit www.dataworksinc.com or call 239-444-1053.