It’s one of those things you may take for granted, but certainly notice when it’s gone: the vending machine. Whether you depend on it for your breakfast, lunch, or an afternoon pick-me-up, the vending machine is a valuable part of every office.
Traditionally, vending machine reporting was done in house with micromanagement-style logging of purchases and trends. This proved to be very time consuming and a waste of employee ability. These employees could be used more effectively in other areas of a business.
Vending machines are everywhere. One doesn't usually think about the prevalence of vending machines until they are needed, but even then they always seem available. Even more telling, people become frustrated when one is not available, similar to when a trash can or bathroom can't be located immediately.