How to Handle Your Restaurant Management from a Far
Restaurant management is a complex job with many varied responsibilities. Schedules must be organized. Employee hours tracked. Payroll data needs to be recorded. End-of-day cash outs completed correctly. Smooth operations in both front and back of house maintained. Staff performance must be appraised, waste cut, and operational costs controlled.
Taking a break from all this is a physical and psychological necessity but stepping away can seem like a pipe dream. Who wants to worry that all these tasks and a thousand more aren’t being done while you’re away?
To have peace of mind that your staff is taking care of business the way you trained them to while you’re on vacation, you need the right software. The right restaurant management software can allow you to ensure that everything is running smoothly back home, even if you are soaking up the sun with your toes in the sand a thousand miles away.
Know What’s Going On With Your Staff
Your staff is the heart and soul of your business. With Focus POS Mobile Management, you don’t worry about how your staff is doing while you’re offsite. Get detailed, real-time information on who is currently clocked in, who is scheduled to clock in and how many hours they have worked. Overtime warnings give you time to shuffle schedules and keep labor costs down even if flight cancellations leave you stranded on your way home from vacation.
Even problems with payroll can be resolved from any internet-connected device, no matter where you are. You can edit timecards and resolve employee payroll issues from your tablet or laptop without going into the office.
A late start can get your entire restaurant in the weeds before the rush even starts. When the opening shift doesn’t get things started on time, the whole restaurant can suffer. By setting an “opening employee not clocked in alert” on your Focus Mobile Management app you can react quickly before the problem starts to snowball.
Have A Pulse Of Your Bottom Line
Even when you aren’t on vacation, you can’t be in your restaurant all the time and you can’t catch everything. You want to know about major problems when you aren’t physically there. If credit card processing goes offline or there is a problem batching out, you can set Focus Mobile to alert you.
Pay outs and returns can be a signal that something has gone very wrong, and a customer is unhappy. Swift action from you or someone on your team initiated by alerts from Focus Mobile can turn a bad experience into a good one for the customer, but if you don’t find out about the problem until a few days later it can be too late.
Prices for everything are going up. Sometimes prices increase dramatically almost overnight. Your restaurant should not have to eat that increased cost just because you are out of town. Mobil restaurant management software from Focus allows you to adjust menu prices anywhere you are, from any internet-capable device.
Make Informed Decisions
Running a business successfully requires making many decisions every day. There may be some decisions that are best made on intuition or emotion. When it comes to running a successful restaurant, however, most decisions should be made based on facts.
Reporting Dashboard by nFocus gives you the information you need to know precisely what is going on with every aspect of your business. Getting reports from your restaurant POS should be easy and intuitive. With an easy-to-use interface, nFocus presents data to you in a way that allows you to quickly assess what is happening in your business based on the numbers and make decisions accordingly. Quickly drill down into sales by time period, menu item, or labor costs.
Want to see what lunch specials are selling and which aren’t? Or when your bar is the most profitable? nFocus gives you the data you need to make informed decisions without spending all day trying to figure out which report you need to run.
To be a good owner you need to know what’s going on in your business at all times but all work and no play makes… well, you know how it goes. The restaurant business can be hard on personal lives outside of work. Implementing a mobile management suite of software can allow you to track orders, and staff, make pricing changes, pull reports, and a whole lot more on our schedule. Work when you want to work. You can have the information you need to run your business and not allow your business to run you.