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3 Great Apps For The Restaurant And Hospitality Industry

3 Great Apps For The Restaurant And Hospitality Industry

HoReCa

Managing a HoReCa business is no piece of cake, even when it’s a bakery. Who would've thunk it takes so much… well, management. Yes, restaurants might not be all the rage right now, but as soon as the pandemic is over, people hungry for communication will be flooding bars and cafes. And when they do, you have to be ready. Why not start with software? It will help you improve cost-effectiveness, task flow, and overall customer experience.

Software can help a restaurant a lot. In fact, most dining establishments are already using restaurant management systems, mobile apps, or self-service kiosks to carry out daily operations efficiently. Their managers know: to offer a superior guest experience, you have to ensure that all the finely interconnected processes are handled with precision.

The best restaurant software helps dining establishments attract the online audience as well by catering to their online orders and deliveries. Which is important because, according to statistics, online food deliveries account for nearly 90% of all restaurant deliveries in the United States.

If you don’t know where to start, here are three top industry apps. But we should warn you: no out-of-the-box solution will cover ALL your needs.

ChefDesk

A cloud-based restaurant management system, ChefDesk is an ideal solution for restaurants that operate in different modules, cafes, pubs, and hotels. Basically, a restaurant point of sale (POS) system, it has a sleek web interface that allows you to manage a wide array of processes such as deliveries, inventory, orders, table management, and customer profiling.

Pros:

  • Extensive inventory functionality that helps track item quantities and wastage
  • Cloud-based POS software with automatic data backup
  • In-depth reporting feature for better decision making
  • Ability to integrate with multiple payment processing channels
  • Clean and intuitive mobile application

Cons:

  • The mobile application often requires updating for seamless use

Pricing:

ChefDesk offers a free demo for those who are interested in checking the system's compatibility with their business. Pricing plans vary based on individual needs and customization.

Humanity

A nifty app, Humanity makes managing the entire workforce easy. From creating schedules for different days to seeing who’s clocked in at any point in time, tracking staff holidays, and reporting on attendance, the app simply acts as a pocket dashboard to your business.

Pros:

  • The ability to manually enter/approve time-off requests and create and publish schedules
  • Available on iOS, Android, and desktop
  • Easy scheduling even for a large group of people

Cons:

  • Inability to track system inactivity
  • Geo-Fencing isn't available for different regions or countries

Pricing:
Though Humanity doesn’t have a free version, it still offers a free trial to prospective users. After that, pricing starts at $3.00 per month per user.

Freshbooks

Managing accounts of your business can be an overwhelming task without the right tools. Freshbooks is a popular accounting mobile app that’s easy to use and fast—making it a perfect option for business owners in the hospitality industry to create invoices, track expenses, and take payments.

Freshbooks gathered all the accounting tools you need and put them right into your pocket. With it, you won’t have to be chained behind the desk and will be able to manage all the important tasks like invoicing and billing on the go.

Pros:

  • The invoice feature is excellent, which gives you the ability to know when a user reads the invoice
  • The free version offers all the basic features small businesses require

Cons:

  • Individual transactions are hard to organize
  • The app doesn’t offer tax estimates

Pricing:
The pricing starts at $4.50 per month. But there is a free version you can use alongside a free trial.

Let us build an app for your HoReCa business

While there are many tools for HoReCan business management on the market, none can satisfy you 100%, and juggling several tools just isn’t feasible. Perhaps, you should consider getting an application custom-built for your business? This way, you’ll definitely get an app that meets your business needs.

At Perfsol, we take pride in developing applications for the hospitality industry that make delivering impeccable customer experiences easy and cost-effective. Whether you are looking for a desktop, web, or mobile application, we leverage the best tools, approaches, and platforms to build your project. Just like we did for our client in Dubai.

We helped the client who was looking for technical consultants and a development team with a restaurant management platform. We developed the front end and the back for an HoReCa solution with an integrated POS terminal and customized reports.

So, if you decide to get a custom application built for your business, reach out to us. We’d be happy to help