Big Event Tent
Smart Wolf have developed a standalone (offline) point of sale app for use on Big Event Tent’s mobile bar. Data is sent back to their main FileMaker system for reporting using Tableau.
WHAT DO THEY DO?
Big Event Tent are a company, based in Swansea, that hire their marquee out for events such as weddings and large parties. They offer a variety of event based services ranging from bar hire to a full wedding planning service.
BENEFITS OF FILEMAKER
Remote till app!
Their standalone app provides a solid point of sale till system for staff members with multiple iPads fixed to the bar. The app works offline and securely sending data to the centralised FileMaker system when a connection is available.
Audit logs and performance statistics!
Each staff member has a unique till key, used to log into the system. All transactions are recorded for monitoring and increasing team performance. The total sales for staff members are calculated driving the event based bonus schemes.
Straightforward financial reporting!
When logging into the till system as a manager, the current sale statistics for the event are available immediately allowing the tracking of sales targets. An event overview is available from the main system using the Tableau connector.
THE STORY SO FAR
Big Event Tent have searched for, tested and used various till applications. None of which allowed them to adjust the applications to suit how they work. Many were either very restrictive or too “over the top” for what they required. Smart Wolf were asked to design and develop a bespoke application, for use on iPads that would be fixed to the bar, that would act as a point of sale till system.
The app was developed closely with Kirsty from Big Event Tent to ensure that it was exactly what they were looking for. The app works offline, allowing the entry of sales data whilst out on site at their mobile events.
Smart Wolf have also developed a centralised FileMaker system, where event data is sent to for analysis and reporting. Tableau is used to allow managers to access the event data and create custom reports.
With the close relationship that has been developed between Smart Wolf and Big Event Tent, Smart Wolf have also designed and developed their logo, branding and website. Smart Wolf also help to look after their social media accounts for marketing purposes.
“We couldn’t find a simple till app that allowed us to adjust it to suit our business. Approaching Smart Wolf remains one of our best business decisions to date.”
– Kirsty Ellis – Managing Director