Controlling Startup Costs
To get your restaurant off to the right start, you know how important it is to control startup costs. In fact, a study conducted by the University of Central Florida mentioned that restaurants have an estimated "30% failure rate during the first year of operations..." Not controlling startup costs can set your restaurant up for failure.
Because of the lower margin for error, controlling startup costs is even more important in smaller restaurants.
Also, to further control startup costs, you want to have a POS system that will allow you to easily manage the administrative functions of your restaurant. This includes accounting, inventory, payroll, and customer accounts. Hiring an accountant to manage all of these administrative functions can cost you up $400 per hour. If you have never performed these administrative functions before, you need to have a system that is easy to use, with minimal setup.
Managing Accounting, Inventory, Payroll
An article written on http://money.cnn.com by Jay Goltz mentions that "Every business owner needs to be his or her own CFO [Chief Finanacial Officer]. Delegating that task to a bookkeeper or an outside accounting firm means putting your life into their hands. They generally don't know the ins and outs of your business well enough to make critical decisions." In order to be the CFO of your restaurant, you need to have the proper tools to perform accounting, payroll, inventory, etc. To make this job easier, these functions should be integrated with your POS system.
Controlling Food Costs
What about food costs? Many of the restaurants that go out of business fail to properly track how much they are spending on food. This includes purchases, and waste. You need to have a system that will accurately track how much you are spending on food, and the profits you have received on your purchases.
Cash Control and Preventing Employee Theft
Make sure that POS system you decide to purchase has to have controls to prevent employee theft. According to the US Chamber of Commerce, 75% of all employees commit some form of employee theft. Many will do so repeatedly. Can you imagine how much money you could save just by making sure that your cash is always under control?
Why Business Software Solutions?
At Business Software Solutions, we believe that we have a restaurant POS system that will meet you needs. With our Business Plus Accounting Restaurant Pro software package, you will have access to an easy to use point of sale system, with integrated accounting, payroll, inventory and cost tracking. Setup of the software is very user friendly, and doesn't require you to be a computer technician to set it up.
Our mission is to not only provide a point of sale, but to also give you a complete, business management solution. This means that you can manage your inventory, accounting, payroll, food costs, employees, etc...all from within your POS system.
Important Features Included With This Software
With this software you will receive:
- Credit card software
- Gift card software
- Server card software
- Manager card software
- Customer loyalty software
- Customer membership software
- Customer on account software
- Customer special pricing software
- Table management software including reservations
- Item recipe software
- Side lists, sub lists, cooking instructions etc..
- Complete inventory and cycle counting software
- Time clock software
- Payroll software
- Complete account system and reports
Our POS software packages start at $70. Also, to ensure you will always have the support you need, we offer unlimited technical support and upgrades during our business hours (Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm MST) for only $30 per month.
We want to encourage you to download a free, 120 day, full featured trial version of Business Plus Accounting Restaurant Professional. Also, be sure to download the BPA Restaurant Pro Quick Start Guide to help you get started using the software package.