Located in Georgetown, Texas, Brookwood in Georgetown is a non-profit organization that offers a program for adults with special needs, their mission is to provide an educational environment that creates meaningful jobs and builds a sense of belonging and validates dignity and respect for adults with disabilities. Diane Saphiro, buying manager, shared with us their purpose of using SalesVu and why they decided to start using a POS system.
Brookwood in Georgetown was created 6 years ago and is an expansion from a larger program by the same name which is located in Texas. In March of 2016 the decided to open a shop, cafe and greenhouse, they needed to have a better control of products that were selling and pulling specific data and reports to continue growing, a POS system is what they needed.
‘We started using a system from our parent program which was Windows based and it was not working properly based on our needs, that’s why we decided to improve and switch. SalesVu was one of the first programs that offered pictures on the menu. It was able to do both, cafe and gift shop and that was very important for us, using a Ipad POS system that was able to handle different industries under one account’. – Diane Saphiro
Brookwood in Texas uses three main modules in their business: POS, Inventory and Employe modules. With POS they are able to differentiate which categories they can arrange and sell, whether is the cafe or shop, they can distinguish between both of them and pull reports with very specific fields. Inventory is used for the most part for the retail products, they are able to adjust the items on stock in real time and they have a threshold, which is a notification alert when inventory is low, SalesVu sends an email to notify the business owner or any other staff members in order for them to create purchase orders from their vendors. Lastly, the employee module is used for adding more staff into their account and mainly for keeping track of their hours, clock in/out and generating a labor report for payroll.
‘SalesVu is really easy to use, our staff learn the system really fast, how to take orders, close the shift, apply discounts for our Christmas or eben birthday discounts. The sales reports and inventory reports are customizable and easy to obtain’. – Diane Saphiro
This non-profit organization is very inspirational, if you’re in town don’t hesitate to go there and grab some food and coffee and get some handmade beautiful products. For more information, follow them on social media below.