To maximize the profits, not only automation of the quick access and analyses of the reports is required, but also the automation of the head office decisions execution. To be more precise, the centralized management of the standards, employees, purchasing, production and marketing, let alone planning. iikoChain solution provides full support of the company management process, which consists of the head office, restaurants (may be divided as separate concepts within the chain) and kitchens-factories.
Common policy and standards
Imagine you are about to implement a new dish on the menu, either start marketing promo or change the prices. Of course, all the changes have to be implemented in all the places of the chain simultaneously. Those restaurant chains using iiko deal with it very quickly: it's enough to put the changes in the system so they will come into power when it'll be required.
Versioned technological maps are very convenient as well. They allow you to take into account the differences in the dishes compositions in different restaurants of the chain. Changing the recipe and managing the inventory are not that difficult anymore, with accurate data being accessible at any time.
The information to plan and analyze can be shown as for the whole company, as for the concepts and separate points of the chain. You can compare the restaurants, defining the most successful and creating the strategy to improve others' sales.
Centralized production and logistics
The centralized production of ready meals and semi-finished products helps not only reduce food cost but also get extra profits from selling them to the trade points. iikoChain has the whole range of tools for managing kitchen-factory.
The process consists of the following stages: managers create the orders for production in the system, that are then united in the consolidated order. The system regularly checks whether the amount of products in the stocks is enough, making the order if necessary. In addition, the system creates purchase invoice. You can significantly reduce the costs thanks to the optimal products amount and the purchase prices control.
Ready and semi-ready meals production is fully automated as well. iikoChain creates all the documents required, having information which employee cooked the meal, so it is easier to maintain the KPIs. Also, it is possible to print the labels for the dishes to sell on the side. onse all the orders ready, the system sends them to delivery with route sheet for the dispatcher. At the same time, the full documents package is sent to the destination point.
Marketing and raising profits
One more restaurant chain advantage is the possibility to implement global loyalty programs. Customers tend to choose the place they're already acquainted with, But if they have an electronic purse and get bonuses for every visit, they'll definitely choose you. iikoCard system involves the customer into your loyalty problem and informs about every discounts and suggestions. All this stimulates people to come oftener and to invite friends. The manager gets reports on the program effectiveness along with suggestions about its improvement on a weekly basis.
With iikoCard it's easy to adjust the loyalty programs and choose the options. Additionally, many restaurants launch promotion campaigns in order to increase the particular dish sales. This way, you may get high profits promoting the dish with low food cost. Such campaigns are especially efficient when you have to sell the extra amounts of the product within short period of time. It'll help you turn the potential loss into the real profit.
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