Douglas and Regina Charboneau of Natchez, Mississippi have a wide variety of interests, among them being fine food, fine spirits and travel. Several businesses also keep their attention; among them is the Charboneau Distillery, a restored property in Natchez, Mississippi which is home to the much lauded Charboneau White Rum. Another is the Twin Oaks Guest Rooms, where Chef Regina lends a touch of her travels and experiences to the contemporary southern dishes she creates for her cooking classes taught there. Being owners and shareholders in multiple businesses in the Natzhez area keeps them very busy, yet the fondness for travel often carries them away from home.
With all the business to keep track of, the Charboneaus needed a way to centralize their information and systems so that they didn’t spend their potential travel time collecting and entering data from the various operations. QuickBooks financial software, along with QuickBooks point-of-sale solutions, handles the majority of the business requirements very well in terms of features and functionality, so there was no need or desire to consider looking at alternative software products. The key would be putting the core systems in place in a way that allowed them to work seamlessly together regardless of location. From general business needs to hospitality solutions to retail point-of-sale, there is a lot of information generated every day by the various businesses – whether Douglas and Regina are in town or not. From the B&B to the distillery, the office or on the road, the Charboneaus wanted to be able to access their systems and view or work with their business information whenever needed.
MyQuickCloud provided the solution for Charboneau and their various business operations, creating a single centralized system where accounting, finance and other business information is stored and managed in real time. The various POS systems and business locations are all able to connect to the system, enabling an effective working model that extends well beyond the boundaries of Natchez. Data flows from the various locations into the back-office financial systems with minimal effort, making accounting and bookkeeping for the businesses more efficient, and allows Douglas and Regina to keep close watch on the operations even while travelling.
“I use MyQuickCloud for myself, for my clients…I can use anybody’s computer anywhere in the world and securely access my businesses and information. I can’t live the way I want without it.”
Charboneau Rum in Natchez is the first legally distilled rum produced in Mississippi. Charboneau Distillery was restored by Douglas and Regina Charboneau of Natchez Mississippi. The couple purchased King’s Tavern in 2013 with the intent to celebrate the art of hand crafted food and liquor. Doug and his son Jean-Luc have attended the American Distilling Institute’s Craft Distillers Conference and together are committed to being one of the little guys and bringing something different and interesting to the community http://www.charboneaudistillery.com/