Lecere Announces Pilot Project Kickoff at Nepo 42 in Portland, Oregon
Software start-up Lecere™ Corporation (Pink Sheets:LCRE)
(www.lecere.com) has announced that it will begin a pilot project
on May 3 to evaluate its initial SaaS Point of Sales offering at
Nepo 42 (www.nepo42.com) in Portland, Oregon.
According to Jim Morris, Chairman and CEO of Lecere, "We are
gearing up for the initial release of our software. We have
initiated a pilot project at our first restaurant customer, Nepo
42, in Portland, Oregon. Nepo 42 will use the Apple iPod Touch and
the new Apple iPad device. The use of these two devices has lowered
the startup hardware cost for Nepo 42 to under $2,000. There is no
initial cost for Lecere's FIRMS software, so the cost of a few
Apple products at under $2,000 represents the full amount of the
cost to get a modern POS system up and running at Nepo 42. Contrast
this with an upfront cost of about $20,000 to install a
traditional, on-premises POS system with its heavy, non-movable POS
terminals, printers, and back-office servers."
Nepo 42 is a new pub located in Northeast Portland's Concordia
neighborhood. The Concordia neighborhood includes most of the
Alberta Street Arts District and Concordia University, a private,
Lutheran, liberal arts institution in the Concordia University
Matt Firosz, general manager of Nepo 42, had this to say about
Lecere's FIRMS Software and the soon to be initiated FIRMS pilot
project at Nepo 42, "We are very excited to finally have our needs
and dreams met with a Point of Sale system that will increase the
speed of our service while not over burdening us with expense. In
the last year, we have looked at all the options for Point of Sale
solutions without any of them hitting all the correct needs and
ease of use.
"FIRMS offers us just the right tool to get our guests the
experience they expect with the performance and reliability of a
standard system. Using the iPad and iPod touch will enhance our
sales and productivity and allow us to collect the data in a
real-time way. This will give us the opportunity to make on-the-fly
decisions without having to use cumbersome, outdated methodology to
gather the information we need.
"My staff and I cannot wait to get this in the restaurant. Every
day they are chomping at the bit to use this new tool."
Said Morris, "We completed our initial software release on time
on April 30, as promised. We are excited about our initial pilot
project at Nepo 42, and we intend to make Nepo 42 the first of many
successful customers. We have at least a dozen restaurants
interested in using our software after the pilot project is
complete, but we want to focus all of our initial efforts on making
Nepo 42 successful before we make the software available at more
restaurants. Most of these dozen restaurants contacted us directly
after we posted the YouTube video
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkWgk-vaJR8). We are seeing big
demand for our product, but we must walk before we can run."
The caveat emptor (CE) flag recently placed on Lecere's stock by
pinkotc.com was the result of a misunderstanding. The CE flag will
be removed within a week.
About Lecere™ Corporation
Lecere Corporation (Pink Sheets:LCRE) of Portland, Oregon
develops and markets Lecere FIRMS™, an integrated, Web-based suite
of interactive restaurant management software that runs on handheld
wireless devices. FIRMS helps restaurants reduce their operational
costs while enhancing their customers' experiences for increased
revenues and profits.
Lecere and FIRMS are trademarks of Lecere
Corporation. All other legal marks are the property of their
CONTACT: Lecere Corporation