A software system designed by Restaurant365.
Restaurant365 is built on the powerful Microsoft Dynamics platform, and offers a complete suite of restaurant management software modules including accounting, operations (or ‘above store’), catering/event management, marketing, and franchising. It also includes POS integrations and integrations to banks, food suppliers, social media sites, and outsourced payroll providers.
The solution as a whole was designed for multi-unit restaurant businesses. However, depending upon your needs, it can alternatively be deployed on a modular basis. Here are some things to consider.
Expand your business without adding a single square foot in rent by offering catering services. This, in addition to hosting banquets at your existing location will help you leverage your kitchen staff and increase your top-line sales.
Button up your sales cycle by tracking each lead that calls for a quote. The system will help your staff take each opportunity and turn it into a sale by following your defined sales process.
A quick calendar glance for each seating area in your place allows you to communicate quickly with your customers as to your availability. Avoid an embarrassing double booking.
Automatically build work orders for chefs. The system also automatically sends out notification reminders via text to employees assigned to work on the job.
Creating a master schedule of your catering labor across all jobs is simple. Ensure you get the right staff at the right time for the right event.
Create professional quotes and contracts including every detail for the event all in one place. Email and set follow up reminders for yourself or other team members. Record deposits and terms. The system will automatically notify you of past due amounts.
It’s convenient to be able to visually see the detailed location of your event and also generate quick driving directions with the click of a button. It’s all included.
Use the Restaurant365 Marketing module as a single tool to effectively promote your brand through multiple channels. Monitor the effectiveness of your marketing efforts and focus on those producing the best results.
From a single screen and with a single entry you can ‘tweet’ and update Facebook at the same time. With our scheduling feature you can do all your posts for the week at one time. Post when it works for you.
View feedback and comments from Facebook, Twitter, and Yelp all in a single screen in real time. Identifying and responding to comments has never been as easy.
Quickly promote your own brand with rich email blasts. Detailed analytics on campaign performance will signal to you which pieces worked and which need to be scrapped.
Communicate with your customers via text right from within the solution. Track all your communication. Create a custom text message or use a template. Automate birthday and anniversary offers to your loyal customers.
Take full advantage of web visitor tracking & analytics on your current website, bulk email delivery w/ click thru tracking, surveys, social discovery, lead scoring, dashboards and performance reports to keep your seats full.
Contacts and guests added to the Event/Catering module of Restaurant365 are automatically included and picked up in the dynamic marketing lists so that they are reminded to come back.
Every sales ticket (and all its detail) recorded in your POS is uploaded to ‘the cloud’ (Restaurant365) each night. That precious data is now secure and accessible for quick and powerful analytics. We break it down by server, by menu item, by day part, by promotion, by store . . . the list goes on and on.
Food invoices are entered directly into Restaurant365 when product is received. All adjustments and expected credits are immediately recorded. Inventory stock counts at the end of the day, week, and/or period are recorded directly into Restaurant365. These two functions provide the basis for tight food cost control in your restaurant. The process is effortless and will also save you between 2-4% of your total food cost.
The final part of prime costs are labor. Each night all the labor details tracked in your point of sale system are uploaded to ‘the cloud’ (Restaurant365). These details automatically create the labor accrual entries in the accounting module of Restaurant365. The system comes with easy-to-use and simple-to-understand charts and reports that quickly reveal where improvements need to be made.
Because Restaurant365 is an accounting solution and an ‘above store’ (i.e. sales, COGS, labor) analysis tool, it enables operators to see their ‘Controllable Profit and Loss’ report anytime they want. No need to wait for the accounting deparment to generate the numbers. Having this information while solutions can still be implemented is invaluable to an operator.
There are a variety of events and transactions that take place each day that require additional documentation by the manager (i.e. health inspector visits, equipment failures, trx. voids & comps, etc.) These are typically documented on paper by a manager in a “manager log book.” Restaurant365 includes an ‘online manager log book’ that not only makes the information instantly available to all but also makes analysis to identify trends possible.
Daily sales, tender, house accounts & vendor invoices are sent to an approval queue for corporate to approve. Once approved, these transactions are automatically part of the general ledger, bank reconciliation, accounts receivable and accounts payable features of Restaurant365. The streamlined process will cut your administrative time by at least 20%.
Counting end of day cash & checks is simplified and immediately reported to corporate. Paid-outs are easily categorized by the store manager to user-defined cost categories (i.e. GL). House accounts are quickly flagged to customers in the accounting module. VOIDS, COMPS, Discounts, other Exceptions are easily tagged by closing managers with comments so supervisors have complete access to the manager log books.
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