What is your first thought when you wake up in the morning? If it's anything similar to "grab my phone" you're far from alone. Most of us start the day while still in bed. Checking emails, social media and maybe even reading the newspaper online. Imagine if there was an email in your inbox summarizing the previous day's sales numbers? The current status. Costs. Revenues. Inventory.
Even if you don't consider yourself to be the person reading your emails before you get out of bed, automated and customized reports generated by your POS system are still benificial to you and your restaurant.
Discover discrepancies in sales & service early
Do last night's sales numbers match your expected ones? Or do they differ? One of the main advantages when using automated reports is that you can discover abnormalities early, and correct them before they do any harm. Discuss the numbers with a manager or head waiter, did something happen during their shifts that may have affected the service? Maybe the fire alarm went off, or five people in your staff called in sick.
Just as easy as you discover negative results, you can see the positives. All before you even get out of bed in the morning.
Transparency towards all stakeholders
Investors, partners and restaurant owners are most likely interested in numbers and results. Some of them may even login to the backoffice on a daily basis. Either way, they are all interested in how the restaurant is actually doing. As the administrator of these reports, you can then easily forward the daily emails, or add them to the report's email list. This way, they can decide for themselves what is interesting or not.
Do you use automated and/or customized reports today? Does it help you stay efficient?
Include your stakeholders without telling them too much. Share the information that they find interesting and keep the rest to yourself and your staff.
Speed is everything
We are only human, and for as long as we have existed humans have always been on the hunt for quick and efficient solutions. In all remarks. From hunting and farming, to AI robots and 3D printers. We are solution oriented and our patience only gets worse. We do not care to wait for information, and we for sure don't like getting startled by too much information. We want relevant and timely information. Nothing less.
Growing up in the 90s, starting a computer game could take up to 30 minutes. The computer needs to start, then read the disc and start the game (in our house, the games were the SIMS and PGA Tour). Back then, that was expected - and it was FINE. However, today irritation arise when the screen of a laptop doesn't light up as soon as I turn it on.
Expectations are shifting. Completely. The speed within our information based society is everything.
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