Retail Partnership of the Year 2019 - EAT. and Datatherapy

We are incredibly honored to be shortlisted for the Retail Partnership of the Year - Retail Awards 2019 , which - recognises technology excellence and innovation within the retail sector. 

The ongoing project with EAT. started in the beginning with a consultancy process, with the aim to bring all the location and product data into one single backend management system Platopus Retail. This removed a huge amount of manual double entry, duplication of data, and internal processes that gave EAT. the ability to have one single point of truth that would then integrate to other bespoke backend reporting systems as needed. 

Giving a home to all the location and product data, and making use of Platopus Website CMS gives EAT. the power to change information in one place to update all internal and customer facing platforms.

Platopus Website offers a simple yet powerful hospitality-friendly web-building tool which gives the operator complete control of their site and helps them deliver a beautiful brand website which is always up-to-date with current products, locations, opening times, allergens & nutritional information, without the need to ring the digital design agency to make simple promotional or copy changes.

Platopus Web is mobile and tablet friendly, extremely fast and reliable and contains all the right FTG functionality that you need to provide an amazing online customer experience.  

Testimony

‘Our website is often the shop window to many potential customers who are looking for a new place to try for lunch, and it is therefore critical for it to deliver the best customer experience. We chose Data Therapy to be our new partner to deliver our website as their CMS platform delivered the flexibility, ease of use and innovative features we had long been looking for! Not only this, we were able to link our back of house data system to the CMS which means that we only need to change information in one place to update all customer facing platforms. It has allowed us the ability to easily change our website to promote new products and target new and returning customers with relevant messaging within minutes.’

Catherine Monaghan

Retail Marketing Manager, EAT.

Platopus drives eat.co.uk and also their delivery system, check it out at www.eat.co.uk.

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The nominees for this year’s Retail Systems Awards have been announced, with both established High Street names and technology startups vying for victory.


Among those challenging for the coveted Retailer of the Year category are Iceland, IKEA, Marks & Spencer, Shop Direct, Waitrose & Partners and Quiz – several of which are also in the running for the Retail Partnership of the Year prize.


Now in their 14th year, the ceremony and gala dinner - returning to the Waldorf Hilton in London on 27 June - recognises technology excellence and innovation within the retail sector. 

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So, what is a Workplace Innovation Platform?

FileMaker, Inc. certainly has been firing on all cylinders recently to define the relevance of its offering to new users with its Workplace Innovation Platform category. There is a great introductory video (https://www.filemaker.com/workplace-innovation/) and there have been some quirky and tongue in cheek 'innovation without the hype' adverts (https://www.filemaker.com/workplace-innovation/films/).

It is worth digging in a little deeper to establish what this means and why it is an important move for FileMaker.

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Can’t wait to see you at Hostech 2019

Which we think is such a fantastic show...we sponsored it.

Our very own Yousaf Shah is taking the stage just after lunch to talk about the important topic of allergen product labeling and how to make sure that this data is correctly published everywhere your customer will see it.

See the agenda here: https://www.hostech.co.uk/agenda/

Wednesday 30 January 2019
Ham Yard Hotel, London

 
The promise of digital technologies, to help operators deliver outstanding hospitality experiences, is seductive. But how to navigate this complex and rapidly developing landscape, in challenging times, to make the right decision for your business?

1.50pm – Managing data on allergens

Displaying allergens on food labelling is a hot topic at the moment. Following the allergen-related death of a Pret customer, the eating out sector has pledged to learn from this tragedy. Yousaf Shah, managing director, Data Therapy will thus address how operators are managing data on allergens.


FileMaker Advanced 17.0.3 now available

FileMaker Advanced 17.0.3 now available

This update includes:

  • Fixes for known issues with macOS Mojave.

  • Application issues:

    • The application could stop responding when initializing custom menus.

    • The application closed unexpectedly when the Script Workspace was maximized and then restored to its previous size after the script steps pane was displayed.

Full details about this update can be found here . . . .

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FileMaker Data API on FileMaker 16 Platform Trial ending

FileMaker Data API on FileMaker 16 Platform Trial ending

The FileMaker Data API trial in FileMaker Cloud 1.16 and FileMaker Server 16 expires on 27th September 2018. Once the trial expires, the API will cease to operate.

FileMaker Cloud 1.17 and FileMaker server 17 fully support FileMaker Data API for production use.

If you are still running on the FileMaker 16 Platform and need assisting with planning your upgrade to FileMaker 17 or if you wish to move to private FileMaker cloud hosting then why not contact our team for a free initial consultation.

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FileMaker 14 Platform End of life (EOL)

FileMaker 14 Platform End of life (EOL)

FileMaker 14 Platform is now regarded as end of life (EOL) as of 21st September 2018.

This means that FileMaker, Inc. no longer offers product updates, 1-to-1 support, and a variety of self-support tools, direct sales, technical support, replacement media, downgrade media, and downgrade license keys for this version of the FileMaker Platform.

If you are still running on the FileMaker 14 Platform and need assisting with planning you upgrade to a supported version then why not contact our team for a free initial consultation.

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Why pick the FileMaker platform as the basis for your Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)?

Why pick the FileMaker platform as the basis for your Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)?

Laboratory information management systems (LIMS) are software-based solutions for tracking lab workflow, data and regulatory requirements.

 LIMS are a very specialist and niche software technology and their pricing reflects this. Commercial Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) LIMS solutions are typically in the £40-200/user/month price-point and perpetual licensing solutions are typically in the region of £1,500-8,000/user. By comparison, commercial Customer Relationship Management (CRM) SaaS solution usually available from around £5/user/month.

 LIMS need to be dynamic and flexible because laboratory requirements tend to evolve rapidly for meeting new requirements as new diagnostic techniques, equipment or regulatory requirements are introduced. Above all, this means that a LIMS solution needs to be adaptable to future changes.

The FileMaker platform is appealing as a LIMS solution for a number of reasons . . .

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