Horizon Software International, a leader in school nutrition technology, announces the release of its online benchmarking and visual reporting tool, OneSource Business Analytics. This solution transforms the way Horizon’s customers monitor performance of their school nutrition operations. OneSource Business Analytics consolidates the vast amount of data gathered as part of normal operations and presents it graphically, making it easy to analyze and compare business metrics such as participation, sales, meals per labor hour and more at a glance.
“Our goal is to offer a solution that gives our customers the knowledge and insight needed to make timely, informed business decisions at any time and from anywhere,” says Randy Eckels, president of Horizon Software International. “We are excited to add it to our offering with the far-reaching benefits it provides for our customers.”
School nutrition professionals agree that data drives nearly every decision they make. The scope of data collected each day — from meal counts, labor hours, and inventory to production, participation, and sales — can reveal important management information and trends that may have long-term implications. The key is to analyze the data rather than simply tracking it. Using OneSource Business Analytics, program directors are able to gain valuable insight into their operations, helping them identify where improvements are needed and corrective actions to take.
Pascagoula School District’s Food Service Director Ashley Harris comments, “OneSource Business Analytics is very easy to use and provides us with valuable information about our program. As an example, we had to let an employee go due to performance issues, and I was able to use OneSource Business Analytics to show the district Business Manager the vast improvement we saw in the site’s numbers after making that change.”