OC Enterprise

OC Enterprise

OC Enterprise

Web based application designed for chain operations who want to manage items and recipes from a central database and sync with all stores. Consolidated reporting for all stores, selected regions or even down to the store level displaying usages, purchases and sales mix information.

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Ideal for: Multi-Unit Chains

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» As a chain, do you want to maintain your recipe sets from a central head office database?

Create new recipes sets that can be automatically downloaded to every store, selected stores or selected regions.

» Do you want to consolidate your information for all stores?

OC Enterprise will enable you to consolidate all the company’s stock and sales information from a web based reporting system.

Call us today at 01303 862103 to order OC Enterprise and TAKE CONTROL with OPTIMUM CONTROL.


Enhanced Security

  • » Detail users and security access.
  • » Identify who can access what reports and which regions, stores or organisations can be viewed.
  • » Comprehensive validation for data uploads and authentication.
  • » Data uploads checked for authorisation codes, information integrity and store information to make sure data is uploaded correctly and verified.

Maintain Recipes From Head Office

  • » Recipe sets can be created and exported from head office to the complete chain, a region, group or even selected stores.
  • » Any changes to the head office database are flagged automatically ready for export to the stores.
  • » New updates can be emailed to stores directly for manual import or uploaded to OCEnterprise website to be automatically downloaded.
  • » Once stores have downloaded, store information about when downloaded and successfully installed is listed on the website enabling you to know exactly who has the current recipe changes.
  • » Easy upload to create recipe sets for reporting at website level.
  • » Stores can be set to manually download or automatically download using windows scheduler.
  • » Any new recipe changes will be added automatically and reports can be printed at store level indicating changes made

Web Based Consolidated Reporting

  • » stores can easily upload completed inventory data with the click of one button.
  • » Web site indicates when data was uploaded for each store, know who has completed their uploads at a glance.
  • » Usage data can be emailed and uploaded manually if data connection is not able to complete transfer of information.
  • » head office maintains how items and recipes are reported allowing stores to report in different pack sizes.
  • » reporting can be run for single period or over multiple periods.
  • » reports can also be run for all stores, a region group of even selected stores.
  • » reports available: Usage summary, sales mix, purchasing.
  • » All available with ability to “drill down” to the item and store level identifying problem areas fast.
  • » All reports can be downloaded to Microsoft Excel for further manipulation or upload to other applications.

Optimum Control Enterprise is designed for multi unit chains to give head office personnel the ability maintain a synchronised set of recipes and also have detailed stock and sales information from a web based reporting system.

Call us today at 01303 862103 to order OC Enterprise and TAKE CONTROL with OPTIMUM CONTROL.


The Following are the most frequently asked questions regarding Optimum Control Labor Pro. If you cannot find your answer, please contact us for further assistance.

» How can I get the application to work for users on a Windows NT 4 or users without administrative rights on a Windows XP machine?

For users running the application on a Windows NT 4 or Windows XP machine without administrative rights please download the following file and copy it to your dbi Staff Scheduler application directory (by default this would be C:\Program Files\DBI Staff-Scheduler v2.5 SU).
http://www.staff-scheduler.com/Download/dbiSS25SUNT.exe This file replaces the existing dbiSS25SU.exe file. To install the new version, delete or rename the dbiSS25SU.exe file currently in the directory and rename the dbiSS25SUNT.exe file to dbiSS25SU.exe. This file has a modified security wrapper that allows non-administrative users on a Windows NT 4 or Windows XP machine to run the application without having administrative rights. NOTE: For non-administrative rights users under Windows XP - Once the file has been installed it must first be run by a user with administrative rights to create the license file in the root directory of the hard drive containing the application. Once the file has been created, the administrator must assign rights to all users by run the following at the command prompt (Please note the "C:" designation in the command below must be changed to match the drive letter of the drive containing the application in your installation) ... "echo y|cacls c:\pcgwin32.li3 /g Everyone:F"

» It appears that once I have set up Availabilities for staff members they randomly disappear?

This was a known problem in version 2.5.13 of the application. This issue has been addressed in the current version of the application, version 2.5.14. For instructions on downloading and installing the new version please go the Updates page.

» Is the dbi Staff Scheduler software multi-user?

Yes. The dbi Staff Scheduler software has been designed to run as a stand-alone application (single user connected to a local database) or as a multi-user application, i.e. multiple users connected to a centralized database.

» How do I set up the software for multiple users?

It is important to note that the software is licensed per machine and therefore the install must be run on each machine on which the application is to be run. To configure the software for multi-user access to the database:

1. Run the install you downloaded on a client machine on which the application is to be run.

2. Copy the "TSData25.TSD" file from the "C:\Program Files\DBI Staff-Scheduler v2.5 SU\Data" directory to a location on a server to which all of the clients (computers on which the application is to be run) are connected. NOTE: This file is where the data for the application is stored.

3. Remove or rename the "C:\Program Files\DBI Staff-Scheduler v2.5 SU\Data" sub-directory on the client machine. NOTE: This is the database that the application in single-user mode connects to by default.

When you start the application, it will not find the database to connect to. You will be prompted to select a location. Browse to the location on the server that you copied the "TSData25.TSD" file. From that point forward the application will be connected to that database.

Repeat the above steps 2 and 3 for each client machine to be connected to the database.

» What happens if more than one user is working on the same Schedule Plan simultaneously?

Whereas multiple user editing of a schedule plan is not recommended, Staff Scheduler conflict checks based on the data in the database, not on the data loaded into the schedule planner. Accordingly, as changes occur due to the input of each user, conflicts are reported correctly although they are not reflected in each users screen. The "Refresh Schedule" action (Alt+Z) located under the View menu in the main menu will refresh the schedule plan with all changes from any user at any time. If multiple user/simultaneous editing of a schedule plan is required, it is highly recommended that each user refresh their schedules as often as possible to insure their display is reflecting the most up-to-date information.

» Can I set up a coverage requirement and have Staff Scheduler automatically assign personnel to positions/tasks?

No. There is no "auto generating' features in the software for one button creation of schedules. There is however a very powerful "Copy Schedule" feature that allows you to set up a plan (with or without staff assignments) and copy that plan to create a new plan. In essence you can create a schedule plan that defines your Position/Task requirements including start and end times and the number of staff required, and use that to create any new schedule plan. Once copied all you would have to do is drag and drop the staff members onto the time bars.
NOTE: If your staff remains fairly constant from one schedule to the next, you could create the first schedule including staff assignments and use that plan as the basis for new schedule plans.

» Am I limited to 7 day schedules?

Definitely not! Schedule plans can be for any number of days. Normal schedule cycles vary from 1 day to 28 days (or even monthly). The comprehensive department or organization-wide schedules produced from the schedule plans can be 7 day or 28 day views. Individual schedules can be for any defined period of time (start date to end date).

» Do I have to set up and use the Labor Burden functionality in the software?

No. If you do not set daily revenue budgets or default wages the budget analysis detail will report N/A for the labor burden.

» Do I have to set up and use the Staff Availability functionality?

No. If you set the "Conflict Check Employee Availability" check box off in the System form, the software will not conflict check based on Staff Availability, and will not require you set up the availability of each staff member.

» Can I select and copy more than one time bar at a time?

No. Due to the potential for multiple simultaneous conflicts arising for each time bar being copied, multiple time copying is not supported. You may copy individual time bars from one day to the next with or without their staff assignment.

» How do I license the Staff Scheduler software?

Start the Staff Scheduler software on your computer, leaving it on the License Activation form and either send an email to admin@tracrite.net with your MID and Site Code from the License Activation form on your computer, or call us directly at 01303 862103 and give us your codes this way. If you send the codes via email, you will receive an email back with your valid Initialization Code. If you call us, this will be done over the phone. When you receive the Initialization code, enter it into the Init Code field beside the Unlock application radio button in the License Activation form on your computer. For more information please refer to the "Unlock (License)" topic in the User Guide or Online Help.
IMPORTANT: Please make a hard copy backup of the Init code (in a text file or hand written document) for your records. The Init code is used to transfer the license to a new computer from a licensed computer or to remove a license.

» How do I transfer the license from my current computer to a different computer?

Install and run the software on the new computer. Press the Scroll Lock key on the old computer and run the software. When the software starts up the licensing form will appear. Click on the Transfer radio button. Enter the original Initialization Code in the Init code field and the site code from the new computer's licensing form into the New Site code field in the old computer's licensing form. Press the Continue button to obtain the new Init code for the software on the new computer. Enter the new Init code into the new computer before pressing the OK button and closing the transfer dialog on the old machine.
IMPORTANT: Please make a hard copy backup of the new Init code (in a text file or hand written document) for your records. The Init code is used to transfer the license to a new computer from a licensed computer or to remove a license. For more information please refer to the "Transfer License" topic in the User Guide or Online Help.

» I get an error message when I first run the application ... "Component "ctExplorer.ocx" or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid." What should I do?

This error occurs because an old version of the MFC42.dll (Microsoft Foundation Class library) requires updating. To download the latest version of the file, please navigate to:
When the cab file has been downloaded, open it up and run the mfc42.exe file to install the update. Once the new MFC42.dll has been installed, please uninstall the staff scheduler application and reinstall the staff scheduler software.


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The following screenshots offer you an opportunity to get a glimpse of just some of the features and benefits of the Optimum Control Restaurant Software interface and functionality. For more info call us at 01303 862103.



Position WagePosition Wage


Print SchedulePrint Schedule


Staff Cost ReportStaff Cost Report



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