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Dominos says thin is best with global Microsoft store platform

Domino's Pizza is rolling out a Windows-based thin-client store system across its global network of sites to help improve its operations and cut costs.

The majority of the 8,200 franchised and 500 company-owned stores in the US and more than 60 international markets will deploy the system.

So far, 2,500 oulets have deployed the system, which supports thin-client computing, improves performance and security, and cuts costs.

By moving to a thin-client software architecture using the Microsoft Windows Server operating system, Domino's has been able to lower the investment cost for franchisees by several thousand dollars, said Microsoft.

In addition, by moving to the thin-client environment, Domino's has reduced the amount of information stored at each of its workstations, to help achieve compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standards.

"We strive to make every customer a loyal customer and needed the right tools with the lowest possible startup and maintenance costs to back our efforts," said Chris McGlothlin, executive vice-president and chief information officer at Domino's.

"After a thorough investigation of competitive offerings, Microsoft's complete solution and superior cost of ownership proved to be the best choice for our business model. By reducing the technology cost of ownership for our stores, our franchisees have been able to invest in other areas of the business."


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