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By: Anju A.P

How Odoo Helps Running a Restaurant?

In today’s scenario, there exists stiff competition among the eatery business, as every now and then new restaurants and eatery outlets are mushrooming around the place. Right from serving exquisite delicacies to royal ambiance for their customers, the restaurants always strive to remain abreast of technologies in showcasing the best hospitality ever. The restaurants stay tuned in placing themselves much ahead of their competitors for their long run and survival.

For these reasons, eateries are into bringing constant revolutions in terms of how they sway their menu, impart their day-to-day operations, conduct their advertising and other social media promotions, and most importantly how they enhance their customer’s dining experience. In the event, the restaurant needs to juggle within huge numbers of things noticeable all around.

But how does one ensure their restaurant's prosperity??

It’s a matter of concern.

Here comes the role of restaurant management software. There is no doubt that the best restaurant management software can enhance your customer experience, lift your business portfolio and generate more business revenue. It is a proved statement that very operational difficulties with respect to store management, billing, point of sales, financial management, and payroll can be streamlined with good restaurant management software. How?

Let us see in detail.

First and foremost factor is enhancing the client experience.

The restaurant is a service industry, therefore the first impression matters. For any restaurant to run smoothly for long times, the secret sauce is a clientele of happy and satisfied customers. But how do you get them? Here we go-

Incredible customer service begins with the association of all staff individuals –management board, floor manager, gourmet experts, cooks, storekeeper, cashier, waitress, etc. For a successful restaurant run, every team members ought to be committed and make every single client feel esteemed and invited. This directly proportionate to client consistency rates and their dining experience.

Odoo, the open source ERP software has been in the limelight right from its beginning for effective restaurant management. Odoo has craved its niche in transforming the way a restaurant or eatery can be run. Odoo restaurant POS system comes in robust and all-inclusive pattern managing every need pertaining to restaurant, bar, food court or a coffee shop.

Odoo Restaurant Management system comes with a user-friendly interface encompassing a different set of functionalities like:

1. Table and Floor management
2. Product or Menu management
3. Fast Billing
4. Online Ordering Facility
5. Invoice Generation
6. Inventory Management
7. Purchase Management
8. Offline support
9. Bill Splitting
10. Bill Printing Before Payment
11. Tips management
12. Kitchen Order Printer

In addition, Odoo restaurant management software comes compatible with the barcode scanner, swiping machines and cash drawer box. To helps the business, Odoo also encompasses video series for configuring posbox with the raspberry pi board, configuration of pos sessions for printers, virtual keyboard, and most important function i.e. in support of different payment methods.

Most importantly, the integration of other management modules like Point of Sales, inventory and accounts management makes it the best restaurant management software in all aspects. The software thus comprehends in taking adequate decisions on food trends, sales targets, business revenue, customer counts, employee management, inventories and more. It makes sure that all operational and financial data are in balance. Also, the reconciliation of cash location-by-location and generating the requisite accounting transactions is made simpler here in the Odoo restaurant management system.

With the floor and table management function in Odoo, the restaurant can make a big deal about their image and sustenance. Odoo POS enables you to get an easy and quick overview of your restaurant floor and table orders. Odoo’s floor plan can get you the information about pending orders, the available number of tables on the floor, the available number of seats on each table, the number of floors and more. One can also configure multiple floors, configure tables in the floor, add more seats to the table under Odoo POS. These features help the restaurant to accommodate any number of customers that drop into their space.

You can refer our blog Restaurant POS System for knowing more on the table and floor management.

Better showcasing brings in more customers to court.

This is the era of branding and advertising. There exists a large percentage of customers who search for the best restaurants in the city before paying a visit. They jot down the timing, services, menu, signature dishes, and special offers before making their dining decisions. In that case, if your restaurant fails in offering diversified menus and loyalty programs, it is likely to hamper the customer retention or the number of customers that drop by.

With Odoo Restaurant POS, one can bring in several loyalty programs like the implementation of customer loyalty cards – where the customers can earn or redeem their points, offer discounts on a particular amount of bills, place special offers on festive seasons or timings and more. These loyalty programs, in turn, enhance customer retention to a greater degree. Odoo thus helps the eateries in showcasing effective marketing strategies for better placing and sustenance.

Successful Stock Administration and Menu Estimating

Effective Inventory management and menu evaluation can reduce resource wastages. The real-time stock movements in the store room and processing of right orders in the kitchen can reduce the wastage of resources. Odoo helps your restaurant in acquiring both.

Odoo enables the option like a customizable menu for attracting customers in large and easy management of staff. With Odoo’s restaurant management software, the restaurant is availed with a provision for dividing the menu in term of starters, soups, main course, salads, desserts, drinks and beverages and more. This helps in keeping everything organized and streamlined for the staff to showcase the best hospitality service. In addition, the feature also helps in jotting down the customer’s preferences, their allergic concerns, special requests and more. The staff can thus easily process the customer’s request and send them across the kitchen and bar printers without any error or delay. Soon the order is placed, the kitchen printer directly sends the order details to gourmet experts and cooks to initiate their cooking.

With inventory management function, Odoo helps in acquiring real-time update on store inventory. One can trigger automatic tracking and controlling of the inventory, helping in the elimination of excess inventory or other resource wastages. The restaurants can also bring in strategic decisions on product reordering via studying previous sales data. Keeping in a note the rising demand and preferences, the restaurant can pre occupy themselves with adequate inventories in their store room.

Last but not least, restaurant management under Odoo comes fully integrated to Odoo apps like Email marketing- where you can pamper your customers with special offers and sale notifications. Secondly, the Sales app for hassle-free customer invoice generation and E-commerce for branding the online store in front of your restaurants.

If you are interested in availing Odoo services, right to us to info@cybrosys.com. Cybrosys is an exponent in Odoo ERP and has been providing extensive services in Odoo customization, Odoo implementation, Odoo support, and maintenance.




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