Doncaster-based firm AlfaRichi has launched a new EPOS system for bakeries, which it believes it is the first to use ’cloud computing’ for the back office. This avoids the risk of losing service or data, as the new system replicates this information on multiple secure servers.

Tills are connected via broadband to AlfaRichi servers and all sales and stock data is available in real time anywhere there is an internet connection and browser. The data is stored in ’Oracle’ databases, with detailed sales and management reports available in seconds.

The firm said its solutions have been designed specifically for bakeries and feature shop ordering, stock and waste management from the tills, ingredients management, and complex promotions.