As a restaurant owner or manager, you may hardly have time to jump from one task before being pulled into another. Even in the best cases, running a restaurant is characterized by hard work and long hours. Luckily, the ability to streamline how you schedule and track daily tasks is made easier these days by technology. We’ve found the top apps to revolutionize your restaurant business through improved communication, productivity and management. Read on to learn some of the best apps for restaurant owners/managers for 2019.
For Managing Employee Schedules
When I Work is a cloud-based employee scheduling solution that helps organizations track time and attendance, create and edit employee schedules, add new jobs to the calendar, review timesheets and fill shifts. It allows users to manage schedules and track time on mobile devices using native and browser-based apps. Employees get mobile alerts when their schedules change, and they can request shift changes or time off using the app. Managers are notified when employees make time-off requests and can approve them online. Users can import employee data from spreadsheets or CSV files and help avoid schedule conflicts. Communication methods such as group email services and custom texting are also supported.
Hootsuite is the world’s most widely used social media management platform with over 16 million users worldwide. It is designed for organizations to execute social media strategies across multiple social media networks, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube. Teams can collaborate within a secure environment across all devices and departments to manage social media profiles, engage with customers, and generate revenue. Users can monitor social media platforms for both keywords and locations-which means that restaurants can both pick up on what customers are already saying about them and target potential customers who might be looking for recommendations in the same geographical area.
Orderly is the essential way to manage your food costs. It saves you time and money, taking you out of the freezer counting inventory and into the heart of your restaurant. Instead of stacks of invoices, data entry, and inventory management – you get a simple easy-to-read dashboard of exactly how your restaurant is doing. Just snap photos of your invoices and update your weekly sales projections. They will take care of the rest.
Restaurant365 is a cloud-based restaurant-specific software platform that combines key restaurant modules with an integrated accounting backbone. They provide greater control over food and labor costs, simplifies managing multi-units, and automates the accounting and reporting processes. They offer an integration engine with connectors, import/export functions, and a set of Open APIs to truly enable data to flow and systems to talk. It’s a real integration of transactional and useful information.
For Reputation Management
ReviewTrackers is the award-winning reputation and review management software trusted by over 40,000 businesses. Track reviews on Facebook, Google, TripAdvisor, and 100+ review sites. Centralize all your review data in one app and respond to customers faster. You can also request reviews via hassle-free SMS and email campaigns and harness machine-learning technology to find insights from your reviews.
While there are hundreds of applications to choose from to streamline your restaurant business, we hope you’ve found our list resourceful for 2019. Are you looking to expand your restaurant in the new year or need help covering overhead costs? We can help with our fast and easy small business funding solutions.
Reliant Funding recommends a review of each app to determine if each meets business needs and regulatory compliance.