Enterprises that wish to achieve sustained business growth should be thinking about how their restaurant technology systems work together.
Typically, many operators built up their technology solutions over a number of years, adding “point solution” capabilities as and when they need them. This “disparate system” approach is no longer the best answer in our digital-focused era. Today, smarter hospitality companies are looking at system integration as a critical path for long-term success.
Companies are now dealing with more data than ever before, while growing businesses may find their operations expanding faster than they can cope. If they are still relying on a collection of disparate, unintegrated technology systems, this may mean it can be difficult to move crucial information around the business and access it exactly where and when it is needed.
With a set of disparate systems, tracking down the right information can be a time-consuming process. In many cases, the answers you seek might be buried in a complex spreadsheet or database that isn’t easily searchable. The details may be there, but finding them is an immensely frustrating process.
Transitioning to an integrated solution, such as an integrated back office platform multi-unit operators can be sure that all the details for all your restaurants are available at your fingertips. No more chasing spreadsheets for financial or pricing details, and the risk of error from manually transferring details between solutions is eliminated.
One technology platform for the entire operation
Here are some of the basic ways which an integrated platform solution impacts everyone across the entire enterprise:
1. Restaurant Manager: One daily playbook for the restaurant operator to run the entire business, including forecasting, ordering, receiving, inventory, payroll, and team scheduling.
2. Procurement Team: One cost analysis console for the procurement team to scrutinize spend, compare vendor bids, negotiate contracts, set up lot tracking, and manage vendor performance… and slash food costs in the process.
3. Culinary Team: One nutritional console for the culinary team to evaluate menu item nutritionals, perform recipe modeling, and manage one online recipe book.
4. Leadership Team: One operational analysis console for the leadership team with all key performance metrics aggregated onto one master scorecard, and drill-down to each region, restaurant, transaction, and manager.
5. The Brand: One standard to centralize and protect the brand by ensuring operational standards, from recipe prep to scheduling practices, are upheld throughout corporate, franchise and global locations.
To learn more about integrated restaurant management software and how your company can benefit from a single-platform technology approach, do what many of the smartest, most respected brands in the industry have done, contact CrunchTime, and get started on a path towards operational efficiency.