System to automate laundry activities with a PC in garments reception, storing, and return. It is proposed as a more valid and cheap alternative to cash registers.
In program development, particular attention has been placed on simplicity of use; all operations are managed using few keys and with the assistance of images on the screen; The operative procedures are intuitive and analogous to the manual writing of the receipt.
The system is composed of various programs which define the desired automation level and of an (optional) electronic card to control conveyers movement. Only one essential program (DeskAlm) can be used initially, with cost and learning time greatly reduced. The more advanced programs can be installed in a second time.
Alm needs no expensive last-generation PC and can be used fully on a 386 with only DOS and 4 MB of RAM.
Alm has been operating in many laundries since 1995, is available in Italian, English and French. Others languages can be easily implemented.
Alm allows to manage the points promotion through a personal client's fidelity card.
Points accumulated at garments reception can be used to discount final payments.