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This blog supplements our Resource Center content.  We hope you visit often to learn more about how back office software can help your restaurant optimize food and labor costs and minimize waste.

5 Ways Inventory Management is Essential to Your Growth Strategy

Posted on Fri, June 13, 2014

A critical part of any restaurant growth plan, Inventory Management is essential to introducing precision and business rigor to the enterprise. The following article explains the benefits restaurant chains will achieve when they implement an inventory management tool using a web-based back office system.

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Tags: restaurant inventory software, inventory management, vendor management

Restaurant Software: 5 Reasons Why an "All-in-One" Back Office Rules

Posted on Mon, October 28, 2013

Imagine having complete control of your restaurant business using one software solution.  Wow, that sounds good, doesn't it?  Food cost, menu engineering, inventory, labor, analytics... all of it together and centralized in a neat package. It's what today's foodservice C-team is striving for.  

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Tags: restaurant reporting, restaurant back office, restaurant inventory software, Implementation, back office solution implementation, nutritional database

How to Develop an Assortment Plan for a Restaurant (Part III)

Posted on Tue, October 22, 2013

As we discussed in my previous blog posts, the Assortment Plan provides a localized plan for each restaurant for all products.  It not only specifies the categories and detailed menu items to be sold, it also provides sales estimates for those products and, as well, gross margin estimates at the category/location level.  The definition of a category, the key product dimension for the plan, is best described by AC Nielsen is that the products should meet a similar consumer need, or that the products should be inter-related or substitutable.  The key here is that a Category should be viewed from your customer’s perspective rather than from a Food & Beverage point of view.

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Tags: restaurant reporting, enterprise reporting, menu and recipe engineering, menu engineering, restaurant back office, assortment planning, business intelligence, restaurant inventory software

Is the Marketing Holy Grail Hidden in Your Restaurant's Back Office?

Posted on Fri, September 06, 2013

Restaurants, cruise lines, hotels and casinos, as well as contract foodservice companies have access to the most powerful business intelligence tools the world has ever seen.  In fact, the hospitality industry is probably the closest to fully realizing all of what digital marketing has to offer.

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Tags: restaurant reporting, enterprise reporting, restaurant food cost, menu and recipe engineering, food costing tools, restaurant back office, restaurant inventory software, LTO

Restaurant Food Costs – Hard to Control with Spreadsheets (Part 2)

Posted on Wed, September 05, 2012

This is our second post regarding some of the challenges of using spreadsheets to manage multi-unit restaurant food costs and inventory. Following are some common hurdles that our clients have had to overcome in the past, when using patchwork systems of spreadsheets and other “home grown” apps vs. a true restaurant back office solution.

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Tags: restaurant back office software, restaurant reporting, restaurant food costs, restaurant back office, restaurant inventory control, restaurant inventory software

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