In an era in which app-based purchases provide instant gratification and one day shipping have become the norm, the modern day consumer is becoming ever more demanding with little patience to spare. This is why businesses in every industry are under immense pressure to find ways to digitize and become more competitive.

Compared to a fast food drive-thru that may serve hundreds of customers each day, businesses like oil and lube stores are under greater pressure to maximize the quality of each touchpoint. Due to fixed service space and fixed amounts of time required to service vehicles, managers of oil…


While a business’s primary focus is typically its revenue-generating service, the way in which a customer attains that service is equally important. For many businesses, this involves some sort of physical queue that a customer needs to deal with. In fact, Americans spend an aggregated 37 billion hours waiting in line — each year! The queuing experience impacts how prospective customers evaluate a business and the perceived value of the product. This is a part of the business itself, which explains why sharp operators are obsessed with managing it.

The common view on lines is that they are either a…


Ensuring that your store runs smoothly takes a lot of expertise and effort. Smart operators obsessively look to improve speed of service, which explains the plethora of efficiency metrics that are meticulously reviewed every single day. But even with such dedication to refining operational efficiency, a dynamic business like a drive thru or a carwash will inevitably have ‘fires’ to put out, throughout the day. Mechanical issues, employee mishaps, and incorrect demand forecasting are just a few of the many ways in which your store could see long lines and unhappy customers. And what if you have to keep an…


As businesses scramble to reopen and readjust in 2020, there’s been a heavy emphasis on minimizing the number of employees required to run the day-to-day operations. Not only does having more employees mean greater health risks, but also labor accounts for the highest percentage of operational costs in many service businesses. While the onset of COVID-19 has certainly accelerated this movement, the obsession with doing more with less dates back to the pre-pandemic era. …


For many businesses, throughput is a key performance metric that is constantly looked at, evaluated and tinkered with. At its core, throughput is measuring how many customers can be served per hour. And while throughput and speed of service are often interchangeably used, throughput is about a lot more than just speed and encompasses all elements of the customer experience. Particularly for the QSR industry, throughput includes efficient store layout, clear signage, preventative maintenance, division of tasks and proper employee training. It’s also about balancing efficiency with the same level of service that encourages customers to consistently return.

With a…


omniX labs is excited to expand its partnership with EverWash, the carwash industry’s leader in membership sales and subscription management, to bring a new layer of analytics and predictive insights to hundreds of carwashes across the country.

From new technologies to fresh sources of capital, the carwash industry has been undergoing massive change in recent years. But no change has been more disruptive than the shift to unlimited membership as the primary business model for carwash owners.

Rather than relying on pay-as-you-go customers to choose and purchase a wash service each time they frequent the carwash, more operators are relying…


The logistics industry is a complex one, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. This interconnected web of moving assets and sheer scale of it presents clear challenges, particularly for terminals that must keep track of all movements in and out of their yard each day.

Capturing container and chassis movements are often done manually — on pen and paper — by guards and other personnel. Hours upon hours are spent every day for yard checks, which — in addition to the costliness — inevitably lead to inaccurate data capture. …


And we couldn’t be happier.

omniX is now on the Google Cloud Marketplace

omniX Labs is excited to announce that we have joined the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program, enabling Google Cloud customers to take advantage of the omniX platform for their computer vision and data analytics needs via the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Marketplace.

“omniX is analytics for the physical world, using existing cameras to give you a trusted set of eyes on your business without the need to integrate with legacy systems, and the admission to the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program validates our expertise and dedication to this craft,” says Anoop Kanthan, Co-Founder and CTO…


To paraphrase David Begin’s The How of Carwashing Podcast, it used to be that not too long ago carwashes with unlimited club programs were thought of as losing money. Today, the trend has flipped and it’s common knowledge that unlimited clubs are an integral part of maximizing profitability.

Despite the rapid proliferation of the unlimited club, conversion rates from pay-as-you-go customers to unlimited have mostly remained low. From single sites to many of the largest chains, there has been a struggle to see more than 5–10% of total customers converting to unlimited memberships.

Perhaps this is due to the fact…


You hear about it in every seminar, convention and news article… Artificial Intelligence is taking over the world!

AI has become the hottest buzzword to (loosely) throw around… it seems just about anything that has a few lines of code in it has AI. But it’s really about being able to mimic the human brain in how we process information and make decisions. Machine learning is another much talked about tech commodity. While it is a subset of AI, machine learning is slightly different. One could think of it as the ability to extract useful patterns from data with minimal…

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