Sukhi is a full service casual restaurant that serves dishes from Southeast Asia, the majority of the plates offered are from Thailand. Sukhi is based in Panama City, Panama and they have been in operation for 4 years. Sukhi has just opened its second restaurant in the City and has signed for two new locations to open in 2016. SalesVu has been present throughout the evolution and growth of Sukhi. With the online reservation feature, ecommerce module and our SalesVu iPad POS we are thrilled to be a part of the sales team of Sukhi. We talked with business owner Robert Lamont and here is what he told us!
“Panama enforced a new law in 2012 to try and ensure sales were being declared to “the tax man” with a fiscal billing system. There are a very limited number of POS systems compatible and we were using a Venezuelan system called A1. We now have a very simple fiscal system that we use in conjunction with SalesVu. A1 has table management and inventory management, but was written by a programmer and lacks ease of use and has some “quirks that i failed to get my head around. We have also been using a local delivery system called delicentro which managed our online orders and deliveries; we are in the process of taking photos of all our dishes so that we can set up our own delivery system using the e-commerce app.”
Robert told us the story of how he discovered SalesVu. Here is his story.
“I came across SalesVu when I was looking for a highly functional, portable POS that didn’t break the bank. We occasionally do events and trade fairs with a mobile kitchen and needed to keep track of our sales; when I found SalesVu and saw it was free we tested it and instantly liked its ease of use . I was sure that when we opened our second restaurant we would use an iPad base point of sale, we looked at POS Lavu, Revel POS and Spectu before deciding to use SalesVu, we chose SalesVu because we could take the transition in steps, starting with just using the POS and Table management and then proceeding to use the other apps further down the line.”
SalesVu has been hugely beneficial for Sukhi, the first and most important is the price. Opening a new location isn’t cheap and the thought of spending a lot more money in other systems like Micros when we could of been spending it elsewhere was not appealing for Robert.
“As I previously mentioned, we also wanted to take the transition in steps, this has helped us get to grips with the system at our own pace and use our previous system in conjunction with SalesVu.
SalesVu is also saving all of our staff a huge amount of time, orders can be taken at the table and reports can be generated in a flash, our previous system was incredibly clunky at producing reports and always took half an hour to close the month. Also SalesVu allows us to sell anywhere we want, we can go to trade fairs and even process orders for customers in their car for delivery.”
For Robert the best feature is being able to see how the restaurant is doing wherever he is. He can be in the other restaurant and he can see what’s going on from his iPhone.
“I can generate instant reports on the golf course, you really can be anywhere and use the system.”
If you want to explore the Southeast Asia culture and food, go to Sukhi in Panama and delight yourself with the best tastes and the best people. Visit their website and follow their social media accounts.