This letter is in response to your request for my overall evaluation of your software. In 1994, I began a search for software that would be Windows based and have the power and capabilities to move our accounting processing into the 21st century. The search process narrowed the choice down to few companies that could handle the base accounting processing needs. However, none of the choices could handle the integration of POS (Point of Sale) systems data with that of the base accounting software. Third party developers were not able to meet the challenge either until Accounting Solutions, Inc; (ASI) came onto the scene.
GetLinked has proven to be a great and dependable product for the complete integration of polled data into a general ledger accounting package.
For the mere fact that McDonald’s Corporation did not have a viable solution for the polling of our 40 McDonald’s restaurants we support, I feel that GetLinked is a unique product. If you recall, I had serious concerns with the original pricing of the product. Obviously I thought the product cost too much, but Great Plains really did not have a feel on how to handle reference pricing, distribution, etc. Once again this all lends itself to the uniqueness and customization of the GetLinked product.
The business world is constantly looking at the cost/benefit relationship in contemplating financial decisions. In my opinion, where a McDonald’s operator, owning 15 stores for example, is manually dealing with the sales data significant dollars can be achieved. Couple this with the potential of labor savings in the payroll area also, I would estimate that a full time to a full time and a half position would be eliminated. The smaller operator would realize considerable savings by moving to an automated approach. Second the savings issue, there is a remarkable improvement in the accuracy of the data.