Innovation can come from some of the oddest places and for the most bizarre reasons. Not having enough pizza to go around a room of engineers during one of Plugins4Automates team meetings started a discussion about how innovations could solve problems like this. The room of engineers and developers threw out different ideas that reached across the spectrum of possibilities, even for pizza. It then came down to “There should be a Domino’s Pizza Plugin for ConnectWise Automate” , not just a web page on a tab but a more analytical approach to pizza delivery.
The question arose, how can a RMM platform make a better “mouse trap”, or, in this instance a better pizza delivery service? You could look across the room and see the “gear heads” toiling with the idea as they started spewing out different features this plugin would need. It had to be automated; it had to be simple; it needed to calculate and understand how much pizza would be needed; and it should follow up with management to provide some layers for determining progress of the pizza to be delivered.
The Plugins4Automate's Domino’s Pizza Plugin was born. This plugin uses the RMM platform to calculate how many people at a client’s company were actively logged in to PC’s to determine the gross pizza that was needed to be ordered. It will then send out a notice to each workstation requesting feedback as to the toppings and then take that feedback to determine how to slice up the orders so that everyone got the toppings on the amount of pizza they were to consume. It will then need to order the correct amount and to pay for it via the corporate credit card. It calculates the distance the driver would drive to cover the tip as well. There is a scheduler that can be used so that if the company opted into a “Pizza Friday” this could be scheduled automatically. There is a manual launcher provided that would allow “one off” orders for these special occasions that prompted for a pizza lunch and the ability to add offline users to the order. We had to take in mind, that a company is not always at the same location. The plugin determines all company locations and the amount of active employees at each location to carve up the order so that each location received the allotted amount pizza. Of course, metrics are sent back to the management team like costs per order; number of orders per month and year; the most popular toppings ordered; and how much each employee consumes regularly. The plugin shows how its ROI is doing and the amount of man hours it has saved the company by automating all the duties of coordinating a mass pizza order for the company. Now we can see the untold hours each year it would save a company who otherwise would have to take on such costly tasks, and of course, all the happy employees with full bellies.
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