It is fundamental to have your business strategy in mind in order to choose the best management software to help you run your business. Selecting the correct software according to your location, size and needs will help you enhance control, decrease inefficiencies and increase profitability.
1. Choose the right management software
To begin, you will need to choose which kind of software you want to install.
The difference lies between traditional software and cloud-based software, which are IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. The latter are easily available to users as they are accessible through a web browser and the only requirement is a username and password instead of having to install the software on their computer. Put simply, the user is able to access to the tool or program via the internet.
If you are thinking of opening your own business or making changes to your current operations, we suggest you look at a SaaS solution. With Foodetective for Business a tailor-made solution now exists, where you can “click and connect” your existing tech stack or receive recommendations for those tools that will kick-start your business. Through SaaS tools you can analyse your daily operations though a centralize and integrated dashboard.
2. Build a reliable Tech-Ecosystem
Once you have selected which software you want to use, now the software has to be part of your overall eco-system. This allows greater efficiency and seamless connectivity between front-of-house and back-of-house systems, maximising output.
The right software allows all your systems to communicate with each other and provides insights to improve operations continuously. Foodetective for Business offers connections with all the different platforms your business uses, from delivery platforms and point-of-sale systems to stock management software and many others.
The benefits to use a SaaS included in the Tech-Ecosystem are many as it will help to keep your business ahead of its competition, improving real-time analytics, operational efficiency and data’s control.
3. Select the right services for your customers
Once you have chosen the software and included it into your tech-ecosystem, you can now proceed to choose all the necessary services. It is important to select a wide range of services not only for your internal team such as human resource, inventory or waste management but also think about your customer niche. You might want to include last mile delivery operators, reservations tools, or community management tools.
4. An API to ensure successful communication including integrations
A full-stack foodservice management system needs to not only communicate with other systems and make sure data is not siloed, but it also needs to give you the flexibility to add other integrations in the future and make the software as scalable as your business. The right BOH (Back-of-house) system will allow you to do just this.
Foodetective for Business’s unified API enables the connection and integration with numerous partners and can be accessed from a single viewpoint. This has already helped a number of restaurants in making their businesses more efficient and being able to leverage off information previously unknown to them.
5. Have you chosen the right software?
Last but not least, take advantage of a tool that gives you flexibility to try different software under diverse categories and find what works best for you.