PDF-eXPLODE™ Allows Bashas’ to Focus on
Delivering a Better Pharmacy Experience
Bashas’ (www.bashas.com) is a regional supermarket/pharmacy chain primarily in the state of Arizona. It has 152 grocery stores, 64 of which have retail pharmacies. The company generates reports twice a week from MS Access to its pharmacies.
Report distribution was a labor-intensive process, according to Brad Barron, R.Ph., pharmacy systems coordinator for Bashas’, taking six hours a week to generate the reports in PDF then attaching the PDF file to an e-mail to send to the appropriate store (account).
Using PDF-eXPLODE has cut down report distribution to 30 minutes a week by allowing Bashas’ to automatically tag the e-mail address in the report and then “burst” the reports into separate files that are automatically e-mailed to the proper store (account).
PDF-eXPLODE support has been “excellent,” Mr. Barron said. When he first installed the program he needed help setting up tags for his specific type of MS Access reports. “With a series of e-mails over the course of a day, Rob was able to come up with a solution and document a step-by-step implementation for me. Since that time, whenever I’ve had questions or support needs, Mark or Rob has been extremely prompt and efficient in finding a solution.”
Mr. Barron adds: “PDF-eXPLODE is a program that does what it says it’s going to do,” said. Mr. Barron. “The bottom line is it works and saves me a tremendous amount of time on a weekly basis. I would HIGHLY recommend this program to anyone who needs to distribute a large number of reports or invoices via e-mail on regular basis.”