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Not only are we friends to chocolatiers, but also burger-makers, too! We know which side our sesame-topped buns are buttered here at SMTP2GO! 🙂 

Here we chat with long-standing customer Ramon Vazquez, who’s the CTO of Wendco: the fast food restaurant company that operates 20 Wendy’s outlets in Puerto Rico. They are also the co-owners of Sizzler, Red Lobster and Longhorn Steakhouse restaurants. It’s Ramon’s job to head up and manage the technology projects across all of the companies in the group. And that’s no mean feat. 

Ramon Vazquez says…

Our company comprises four legal entities that manage a total of 117 restaurants, these include Wendy’s, Applebee’s, Sizzler’s, Longhorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden and Red Lobster. We also have a construction company and about nine real estate companies.

We have been in business for more than 40 years and are pioneers in the restaurant industry on the island (of Puerto Rico) when talking about technology. As we’re very cloud-based in most of our systems, our company has remained strong – even after a couple of devastating hurricanes and now with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Currently, we use Office 365 for our email needs. We needed a good SMTP provider so that we could have a secure way to send emails without going through Office 365 authentication. It’s essential that our emails get to the recipients in time and without fail.

SMTP2GO is used to send emails from our all-in-one printers and also to send the payment vouchers for our 6,000 employees every week. It’s also used to send mailings, with important information, that we may want to send to our employees from our HR system.

In eight years of service, SMTP2GO has not failed us and the pricing is great! The administration console is very easy to use and the alerts that are received come in handy to make sure that our system is working properly. It does not add any complexity to our day to day since it is a completely administered solution: we just turn the key and drive!

SMTP2GO  has helped us a lot during the pandemic because we are using rotating schedules for employees, which means that we have employees that are sometimes out of the office. With the SMTP2GO service, we have automated some HR requests through a webpage and the result will arrive through email via SMTP2GO. Sending digital files is also now more important than ever and those scans from multifunctional copiers that go through SMTP2GO’s servers are being used more than ever.

If you need a hosted SMTP service that is reliable, easy to use and inexpensive then look no further than SMTP2GO! We have been using it for more than eight years and have had no issues.

If you’d like to discover more about the services we offers, please contact us.

 

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