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5 Reasons why you need to invest in restaurant management software

Posted By 3S POS, 01 May 2019

Restaurant management has come a long way and the days of using notepads and spreadsheets to complete the smallest tasks are over. While nearly every large-scale restaurant may flaunt it, not every small restaurant owner has decided to make the change to professional management software. But regardless of how you crunch the numbers, there’s no denying that switching to great automated software not only saves you time and money but also lets you drive your business towards achieving more growth and profitability.

Still need a reason to purchase quality restaurant management software? Here are the top five reasons you should consider stepping it up.

1. Take control over your inventory

Your kitchen is busy enough as it is. Cut down on some of the daily chaos by knowing exactly what happens to your ingredients, how much you’re paying for them and when you need to re-stock. Why waste hours ogling over inventories when you could just have the whole process automated? A restaurant management software allows you to do just that – by incorporating point of sales technology, your inventory will know every time you input an order, deduct the ingredients that go into every dish and let you know how much ingredients you have left at the end of your business hours.

2. Track sales easily

Move away from time-consuming manual accounting practices and enter the digital age of productivity. With restaurant management software, you can track every last cash and credit card transaction and account for every penny easily. And with all your business data in one centralised location, this software makes it easier than ever before to keep track of your taxes, profits and expenses while eliminating the possibility for any mistakes.

3. Process debit and credit cards

With more and more people going cashless every day, processing electronic payments is critical to retaining your customer base. Restaurant management software makes this a possibility by allowing your customers to pay with their credit/debit cards when they need to. This makes business management easier and convenient while creating a secure way for customers to enjoy your food and services.

4. Comprehensive analysis

Make your sales management tasks easier by having your business information stored securely and methodically. Restaurant management software allows restaurant owners and operators to access any aspect of the business’ data quickly and at any time. This feature enables you to easily create sales strategies that work by studying reports on previous sales information and track the success of your new strategies using the software.

5. Manage employees

Keep track of how well your employees perform by using well-designed restaurant management software to monitor them. Investing in this can help you to maximise productivity by scheduling employees, observing their time and attendance and letting you stay on top of employee leave and absent reports. This allows your restaurant to achieve its full potential by managing your workforce in the most effective and profitable way possible.

 

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How to Hire Brilliant Hospitality Talent & Keep Staff Happy Mid-Brexit

Posted By 3S POS, 03 August 2018

Hiring brilliant talent for any job can be a challenge. Retaining good staff can be even more difficult during Brexit for UK’s hospitality industry, as a high proportion of workers come from EU and overseas.

During the recent annual UK HospitalityShaping the Future’ event, many restaurant & hotel industry leaders expressed their concerns over potential staff shortage.

Research

In 2017, the BHA published a Labour Migration Report, predicting a shortage of 60,000 hospitality workers per year.  In regions such as London, up to 75% of workers come from EU, in some hospitality roles.

In response to these statistics, we have come up with some top tips for balancing workforce retention with workplace wellbeing.

Recognise & reward

As a restaurant owner or manager, having a reliable system to track employee performance can be very practical. According to research by the IRF, higher levels of motivation translate into 53% reduction in workforce turnover.

You can use data from your EPOS such as attendance metrics and sales figures to set targets and reward those who have surpassed your expectations. Incentives can be offered to staff to provide motivation for performing their role, however these needn’t be expensive or complicated. Small gestures such as gift cards, free lunches or an extra day off will show your appreciation. 

Record

Keep on top of employee records such as personal details, training dates and visas, even for just one location. Most good EPOS systems will have an HR module, so you can use this functionality to save valuable time and manage everything from one system.

Keep communication open and support whenever possible. The Home Office has recently published a toolkit for employers to support the EU Settlement Scheme. You can view all these valuable resources here

Refresh

According to findings in the YouGov survey, skills shortage was one of the main concerns raised among the respondents (15%) as a result of Brexit.

Investing into professional training and leadership opportunities for employees will motivate them to stay with their employer, as they will naturally want to progress in their careers. Technology platforms such as Flow Hospitality will integrate with EPOS and allow you to deliver training programmes. 

Review

Provide opportunities for communication to help understand and tackle issues early on before they escalate. The annual 30 Best Places to Work in Hospitality awards have released staff survey results that illustrate the importance of company culture in fostering a happy workplace.

After all, businesses that put their people first will be rewarded with passionate and commited staff to drive their success. Investing in the right technology tools to support you with the above challenges is also crucial.

If you’re a hospitality business and you’re looking for an all-in-one EPOS system, contact the 3S POS team to arrange a demo.

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