Whether you own one store or a multi-unit chain, managing a pizzeria has its challenges. But a pizza point of sale (POS) system that includes these specific restaurant reporting and management features can help you coordinate sales, labor, menu, inventory and other information to make better decisions that will increase operational efficiencies across your entire business. Here are the tools you need:
Quick Access to Critical and Real-Time KPIs
As a busy pizzeria owner, you need to quickly access all of your business data, including inventory, sales, cost of goods sold, delivery driver performance, and labor costs. Your restaurant POS reporting and management tools should provide a variety of real-time reports on key performance indicators (KPIs) to help you analyze what’s working and what’s not. These should be accessible through a customizable dashboard and help management identify trends or anomalies in the performance of your business. Detailed business reporting will be able to identify your busiest times of day, week, month, or year to ensure optimal staffing. In addition, you should have the ability to access the data from a mobile app in order to make real-time decisions for streamlining operations, reducing waste, and increasing profitability.
Big Picture Views and Small Details
Whether you run a large franchise, operate a couple of locations, or just have a single store, you need a bird’s-eye view of your pizzeria(s). Your restaurant POS reporting and management features should provide you with both the overall “big picture” of your pizzeria(s) and drill-down details for a particular location. You should be able to compare multiple locations to identify the most (or least) profitable store, or high performing employees. Then you can examine the details to determine where the problems are, or why one store is more successful than another. Equip yourself with the information you need to make changes that bring your lower performing locations in line with your better ones. Even if you have just one store, you can use the reports to determine improvements needed, such as dropping menu items that aren’t selling or adjusting your staff schedules to optimize labor costs.
Centralized Menu Configuration and Management
To provide an exceptional customer experience, you must ensure a consistent menu/ordering experience across all locations and platforms. The management features of your restaurant POS system should include an easy menu configuration that allows you to update your menu in a central location and have the edits applied automatically across all locations. You should also have the ability to create multiple pricing options — for example, time/day pricing to offer “Happy Hours” items.
Mobile App Access
Restaurant POS reporting and management tools should be accessible through a mobile app. Don’t stay tied to a desktop system to access and analyze your data. Monitor business performance anywhere, anytime with a mobile app for your tablet or smartphone. Receive all the information you need in real time. Get the same detailed and comparative views of your locations as you would from your POS system, and make informed decisions on the go.
Getting the Most out of Your Restaurant Management Technology
Without concrete data or the capabilities to analyze it, you are essentially flying blind. Restaurant reporting takes the guesswork out of operating a pizzeria, while management tools help you effectively leverage this data to ensure success. These critical functions empower you to make informed decisions on your pizzeria. More informed decisions will lead to higher profits and more efficient processes, not to mention increased customer loyalty and satisfaction. In the hyper-competitive pizza industry, you need these tools to gain a competitive edge.
HungerRush offers comprehensive pizza POS solutions that include robust restaurant reporting and management tools, backed by our extensive industry knowledge and 24/7/365 US-based customer support. For more information on making these tools work for your pizzeria,