DataWorks, Developers of NeXT® Inventory Software, Honored with Horizon Council Business Leadership Award

The prestigious award was granted to DataWorks for their exceptional work in the field of Information Technology in Lee County.

Bonita Springs, FL, October 01, 2010 --( DataWorks is honored to announce they were recognized by Lee County’s Horizon Council on September 17, 2010 at the Harborside Event Center. DataWorks was presented the Industry Appreciation Award for business leadership in the field of information technology.

Sponsored by the Horizon Council, Lee County’s economic advisory board, the event drew a record crowd of over 950 government, business, and community leaders to celebrate the significant contributions of the business community in Lee County.

Five local companies and one individual were recognized during the 2010 Industry Appreciation Week. Winners of the Business Leadership Awards were selected based on their exceptional level of leadership, innovation, investment, and community involvement in Southwest Florida. Winners were: Myers, Brettholz & Company, PA, General Business; DataWorks, Inc., Information Technology; Storm Smart Industries, Inc., Manufacturing; Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers, Tourism.

Also recognized at the award luncheon were Neogenomics Laboratories with the Business Expansion Award and Steven C. Shimp, P.E., retired president of Owen-Ames-Kimball Company, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

“It means a lot to us that DataWorks was recognized and selected for this award,” said Mark Cecil, CEO of DataWorks. “Our company works with many out-of-state and international corporations, yet about 75 percent of our purchases are made locally from Lee County vendors. The Horizon Council recognizes that these interactions are vital to building a strong business community. We find doing business in Lee County is ideal for our lifestyle and product mix.”

About DataWorks: DataWorks has excelled in helping customers streamline their inventory operations since 1986. DataWorks’ inventory software, NeXT, offers purchasing, inventory, sales and bar-coding for retail and F&B management. Amusement parks, casinos, hospitals, museums, resorts, stadiums, and zoos are among the types of properties that currently use DataWorks' flagship inventory software NeXT. The feature-rich inventory software has multi-company, language, and currency capabilities. NeXT can run on a local property or span the needs of an entire enterprise.

DataWorks is a leader in providing inventory management solutions for the hospitality and entertainment industries. NeXT is sought out by clients for:

- Retail Back Office
- Hospitality Back Office
- Retail Inventory Control
- F&B Inventory Control
- MICROS Retail Interface
- Retail Purchasing
- Hospitality Purchasing
- Open-T o-Buy
- Suggested Orders

DataWorks partners with all of the leading point-of-sale providers including: InfoGenesis, MICROS®, Microsoft® Dynamics RMS, HSI, ResortSuite, SpaSoft, PAR Springer-Miller, Siriusware, Gateway Ticketing, and Volante.

For more information about DataWorks and NeXT, visit or call 239-444-1054. The video prepared for the award ceremony may be viewed at or online at the DataWorks website.

DataWorks, Inc.
Guy Ardizoni