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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Customer Spotlight: Real Food for Real Kids Serves 15,000 Children Per Day Staying Organized with GQueues


This post is part of the GQueues 2017 Customer Success series. Every two weeks through March, we will feature a valued customer’s experience to showcase how their organization increases productivity, collaboration and efficiency using GQueues. To view all the success stories, please visit www.gqueues.com/customers.

Real Food for Real Kids (RFRK), founded in 2004, caters fresh, nutritious meals and snacks to child care centers, elementary schools and camps throughout the greater Toronto area. Over the last 12 years, the company has grown to a team of over a 100 who plan, prepare, deliver and serve nutritious food to 15,000 kids daily.

For several years, the RFRK team stayed organized using email communication, but as the company grew, Lulu Cohen-Farnell, RFRK’s founder, recognized that they needed a more efficient system for collaborating and managing tasks. In 2014, she discovered GQueues and fell in love with it right away.

Lulu and her team quickly realized the benefits of using shared queues to assign tasks and reminders to ensure that projects were moving forward. Lulu explained that it’s felt great to check things off when they’re done and know that she’s getting people what they need to do their jobs.

"If you have a lot going on, GQueues is a helpful tool that brings down your level of stress. You don't worry if something's being forgotten and you feel on top of things,” Lulu noted.

To learn more about how Real Food For Real Kids uses GQueues, read the full case study.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Customer Spotlight: Azusa Pacific University Department Supports Online Learning Using GQueues

This post is part of the GQueues 2017 Customer Success series. Every two weeks through March, we will feature a valued customer’s experience to showcase how their organization increases productivity, collaboration and efficiency using GQueues. To view all the success stories, please visit www.gqueues.com/customers.

University College is the online and adult division of Azusa Pacific University (APU), based in Southern California. Since 2011, they have offered affordable and flexible degree options for non-traditional students. Mike Wilday, Managing Lead Technologist in the Learning Design and Engagement Department, joined the team shortly after the school was created.

In 2014, Mike had been personally using GQueues for a few years when his department began searching for a task management system that would support more efficient collaboration. The team tried several others, but none of them integrated with Google products, which they had been using since their inception. Mike explained that it made perfect sense for them to adopt GQueues since it integrated so smoothly with Google Apps for Education.

Since choosing GQueues for the Learning Design and Engagement Department, Mike and his team have been able to focus on things that really matter, like designing learning tools and courses that will help students succeed. He explained that putting all of their to-dos in GQueues has helped them stay on top of things and complete projects more efficiently as a team.

“For the cost and for what you get out of the product, it's extremely affordable, and extremely powerful, and it just continues to get better,” Mike noted.

To learn more about how the Learning Design and Engagement Department at Azusa Pacific University uses GQueues, read the full case study.