xtraCHEF is a cloud-based restaurant management platform designed to enable foodservice operators to maximize profits and productivity. Leveraging a combination of machine learning, data science, and quality control, xtraCHEF combines data and automation to streamline the supply chain. By automating…
Restaurant Management Software
Restaurant Management Overview
What is Restaurant Management?
Restaurant Management Software assists restaurant owners and managers with automation of administrative tasks, workforce management & scheduling, inventory tracking & control, orders, and payroll. More often than not they include an integrated point-of-sale (POS) system, or a tight integration with a POS offered by a partner vendor.
Beyond these relatively straightforward functions, a restaurant management platform might distinguish itself by providing advanced and interpretable analytics and revenue tracking, an attractive and functional mobile app, and support for e-commerce with online orders and delivery support and tracking.
There is some overlap between restaurant management software and POS systems. Restaurant POS systems are primarily concerned with taking customers orders, submitting orders to the kitchen, processing payments, and providing basic analytics while restaurant management systems provide tools for both the back and front of house such as employee and inventory management.
Restaurant Management Features & Capabilities
The most advantageous features offered in Restaurant Management software solutions are listed below, but not all software will have each of these features.
Create and manage employees’ schedules
Payroll tracking - Clock employees in and out, create payroll
Employee communication, including shift changes
Labor law compliance
Manage food inventory and food expiration dates
Identify and track food waste
Forecast needed food or inventory order quantities and timing
Purchasing management and purchase order creation
Food Cost and Management
Track food costs over time
Analyze cost of specific recipes
Real time menu editing capabilities
Visibility of menu item order quantity and which menu items are the most profitable
Dashboards and Reporting
Tools to help minimize costs and maximize sales
Real time access for sales data and reporting
Forecast sales projections based on season or day of week
POS hardware and software
Self-ordering solutions and kiosks
Web order application or integration
Delivery order management or integration
Customer loyalty program management
Pricing varies greatly between the different Restaurant Management solutions. Some offer free software with basic or limited functionality. Mid range options are available in the $40 - $70 per month range while high end plans are much more and are specific to the size of your company, number of locations, and the number of employees. Several offer a free trial period prior to purchase.
Restaurant Management Products
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2ndKitchen enables businesses without a kitchen to serve food seamlessly by connecting them with nearby restaurants, building a custom branded menu, and providing them with the hardware and technology to manage high-volume ordering.
Bbot from the company of the same name in New York is designed to simplify operations for the hospitality industry by allowing guests to order food and beverages from their phone. Bbot offers fast and secure payments, integrations with major point of sale systems and tailored implementation plans an…
Kitchen United in Pasadena brings virtual restaurants closer to customers. Restaurants focus on preparing great food, while Kitchen United facilitates getting food to the customer quickly through the delivery service provider(s) of their choice, or through customer pick-up. Everything is designed to…
Smart Rest is a multifunctional business automation system designed for public catering and restaurants, aimed at business process management and regulation. It is designed to boost the efficiency of employees, coordinate their work, and guarantee full control of business processes and resources by…
BIM POS Mastersine is a comprehensive Point of sale software that does more than a regular POS. With more than 23 other apps, BIM POS can run, manage and automate restaurant chains and retail businesses, and is built for medium to large enterprises. The POS can be extended to meet the needs of di…
ScheduleFly is an employee scheduling solution built for restaurants.
Push Operations headquartered in Vancouver offers their restaurant management applications, supplying workforce management (e.g. login, time tracking, etc.), scheduling and payroll, labour reporting, and other people management related features.