The first line of defense against employee theft is proper inventory control for your restaurant, bar, or nightclub. It does not matter if you use a state-of-the-art POS system or simple cash register to run your establishment, without a stand-alone inventory control solution in place, you will have profits walking out the door in your employee's pockets.
There are many different types of inventory control programs available and the one you ultimately choose should fit the needs of your establishment. Solutions range from hand-held devices, to scanners, to monthly online services. Almost all restaurant, bar, and nightclub inventory programs will monitor your establishment and give you the same detailed information about product usage and variance numbers. The main difference between inventory control systems are going to be the price and simplicity of use.
Implementing inventory software into your establishment will help you raise your bottom line profits by controlling employee theft and inventory abuse. You need to be able to easily monitor and track your entire liquor, wine, beer and food inventory accurately and efficiently. This gives you a close insight to where your retail profits are really going. Using inventory software in your bar, nightclub, or restaurant will keep your employees honest and your profits where they belong. Control your employees; don't let your employees pocket your profits.
Once you have your inventory under control, you should upgrade to a point of sale system that is designed specifically for either your restaurant, tavern, or nightclub. Having a POS system in place that can handle everything your establishment needs for managing sales, employees, and inventory ordering is essential to streamlining your business and maximizing your profit potential. If you are still using a basic cash register setup, you are throwing profit away every single day.
Once your POS and inventory systems are in place, it is much easier to figure out what you need to easily manage all of the other tasks for daily operation. You will be able to quickly determine what, if any, back office management software you might need and what products/services you can do with and without. Start below with our featured vendors...