It seems that in almost every thing that we deal with in life there is computerisation coming into play in order to streamline processes, improve information flow and to keep track of sales and employee performance in order to make the right decision when it comes to how to move the business forwards in the right direction for growth and to maintain a competitive advantage.
It is a fact that in today’s technology connected and enabled world we see that there is a shift within the restaurant and food service business world. Here we see more and more organisations moving away from that of paper based tracking and management to that of making use of SaaS based restaurant management & tracking software solutions.
Where indeed that are many food service businesses and to be clear we are referring to operations such as…
- Chinese Restaurants
- Indian Curry Houses
- Thai Food
- Lebanese cuisine
- Italian Pasta Outlets
- Greek Kebab Houses
… and of course you are able to add your favourite type of restaurant to this list. The point being that all of these operation have to manage suppliers, list each food items in stock along with where it came from, the purchase prices etc, etc.
This management of stock of food and drink alone is a massive time consuming business necessity with at time, organisation not being sure of current supplies linked to suppliers, pricing, stock levels and other relevant details. An effective Saas restaurant management software solution will enable to management to get business items documented in the cloud so that that can view (from wherever they have an internet connection) current stock levels, notes on the performance of suppliers such as delivery times and promptness, courtesy levels, pricing and quality and other factors that will determine how the business progresses with this particular partner.
Moving to the cloud is something that we hear corporates doing almost daily but now restaurants are taking advantage of the technological shift and availability in order to streamline, track and improve their ongoing business performance.
So whilst we have considered how a SaaS restaurant management software solution can be used to manage stock; what about when it comes to managing the various levels of staff that are necessary and required for the effective functioning of any restaurant business?
The ability for staff members such as kitchen staff, waiters and management to access a cloud based system to make notes and to improve the business is key to any restaurant management solution. Waiters can login and manage order with clients as well as adding notes into the system that management can use for tracking and decision making.
As we move forwards in this digitally enabled world we will continue to see the use of Saas solutions for restaurants, wine bars, burger bars and other food service businesses become more of the norm.