Forecourt operators have to face the complexities of a filling gas station, a convenience store retailer and a casual dining operator. These include different pricing structures by grade of petroleum products and geographical region, necessity of safety mechanisms at the pump, kitchen and menu management, and integration of the POS systems with the fueling pumps and back office – to name just a few. Technical complexities just add to the mix. Gas stations and forecourt operators often use multiple software solutions to manage the different sections of their business – one for retail management, one for the food service part and one for the filling station. However, building, managing and running different IT systems is time-consuming and expensive; on top of that, there is the constant risk that integration issues between diverse applications might create inconsistent financial data.
Extensive pump control
Enhance your efficiency by gaining full control of your pump operations from the POS. The system lets you authorize, pause, stop, lock and unlock all pumps. You can also choose to stop them or release them in case of emergency. LS Forecourt supports automatic reading of tank gauge information and deliveries, but data that is not automated –for example tank dip readings, pump volumes and delivery notes – can be entered manually, easy and fast. The highly-automated pumps control considerably speeds up transaction processing.
Multiple types of fuel sales
Offer your customers great flexibility with multiple fuel sale methods: LS Forecourt supports post-pay (pump the gas and pay afterwards), pre-pay at the pump (pay first, then pump) as well as preset (set a quantity of gas or currency amount before pumping). At the POS, it’s easy to offer refunds to customers who pumped less fuel than they paid for.
With LS Forecourt, all sales are conducted through the same Point of Sale. That means you can allow your customers to pay for their fuel alongside any other item – whether it’s a burger from your restaurant, or a magazine and candy bar from your c-store – at the same POS, in the same transaction.
Flexible price management
Implement a wide variety of pricing structures across your organization with our powerful solution. Head office can centrally set up and modify prices, for example for single service stations or for groupings of them. Gas stations can have different prices at different times of the day, or on different days. Price changes can be scheduled ahead from the central office, so that they will go into effect automatically even if the station is unmanned.Forecourt supports automatic reading of tank gauge information and deliveries, but data that is not automated –for example tank dip readings, pump volumes and delivery notes – can be entered manually, easy and fast. The highly-automated pumps control considerably speeds up transaction processing.
Available on-premises and in the cloud
We offer several setup and deployment options, giving you the flexibility to choose the model that best suits your business needs and your budget.