Lecere Affirms Pilot Project on Schedule at Nepo 42
Software startup Lecere Corporation (Pink Sheets:LCRE)
(www.lecere.com) affirms that the pilot project at Nepo 42 in
Portland is on schedule and going according to plan.
The pilot project at Nepo 42 consists of three phases. Phase one
involves initialization of Nepo 42's menu into the FIRMS database.
Said Jim Morris, CEO of Lecere, "The process of initializing the
menu is more complex than one might think, because every item on
the menu has what are called modifiers. A modifier for a
hamburger might include, for example, 'hold onions,' 'hold
tomatoes,' 'extra pickles,' etc. Phase one did not begin until May
3, but it is nearing completion at this time."
In phase two a Lecere employee will take each day's tickets that
have been produced manually and later enter them into the FIRMS
database just as if a waiter had entered the tickets using FIRMS
originally. Said Morris, "Phase two allows FIRMS to be put through
its paces prior to deploying the software for normal use at the
restaurant. Remember that this is a pilot project. We want to make
sure we can walk before we run. Phase two will begin soon and will
last for about two weeks."
Phase three consists of training the Nepo 42 staff in the use of
FIRMS in the real restaurant environment. Said Morris, "Phase three
will be completed by the end of the May or possibly a few days
later, depending on whether we believe that tweaks need to be made
in FIRMS based on our experience with phase two."
Morris also stated, "I have received emails from or else we know
of about 30 restaurants worldwide that want to begin using FIRMS as
soon as possible. After the completion of the pilot project, we
will begin to start deploying FIRMS in most of these sites, slowly
at first and then accelerating later. However, before we can do
that, we must complete the pilot project, we must hire development
and support personnel, and we must develop some collateral
materials for training. We are stretched a little thin right now,
but we will get up to speed as soon as we can. We want to bring
every one of these 30 or so restaurants online as real customers
just as soon as possible."
Lecere has retained a firm in Portland, OR to develop a new
Lecere website and do some redesign work on the graphical user
interface for FIRMS. The work on removal of the caveat emptor is
proceeding, but is being delayed by the gathering of some
information from Full Circle Image, as discussed in the May 4 press
release. Patience is counseled on the removal of the caveat
Lecere Corporation (Pink Sheets:LCRE) of Portland, Oregon
develops and markets Lecere FIRMSTM, 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