I hope the holiday season was prosperous for our customers and the industry as a whole, and that as you closed your doors on Christmas Eve, you were able to take some time to reflect on the successes and challenges of the past year, as well as look forward to the opportunities that lie in the year ahead.
As many of you are aware, the past year was one of change and loss for the BakeSmart family. The founder of our company – and my dad – Ray Clements, passed away in September as his battle with leukemia came to an end. We will always be thankful for the work he did to build this company and provide an alternative software solution for the retail baking industry, the advice and mentoring he provided to the staff, and the positive attitude he brought to work every day. We miss him and his sense of humor greatly.
Building upon the foundation he laid, 2015 is poised to be a great year for BakeSmart and our customers. We’re bringing on additional development staff to help increase the speed at which we are able to respond to requests and introduce new versions.
In February we will be releasing a version that has some major improvements to reporting, stand alone mode, and the production module, along with a whole host of minor tweaks and polish. We’ll follow up with an announcement when that version is released.
We believe the plan we have in place will allow us to do some really exciting things with BakeSmart in the coming year. Until then, best of luck in the new year!