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6 Perks of Outsourcing Your Restaurant Menu Management

Lynsey Monks
Director of Enterprise Menu Management, Oracle

Restaurant menu management can be a time consuming and complicated task whether you’re a single-site or multinational operation. And with 34 percent of restaurants spending 2-3 hours a week simply managing stock, it’s a drain on resources, too.

But what if there was an easier answer to managing your menu updates efficiently?

Outsourcing your restaurant menu management to the Oracle Enterprise Menu Management team (EMM) can reap numerous benefits for your business. Here are six key perks for any F&B operation:

1. Maximize benefits of a centralized Enterprise Management Console (EMC)

Take advantage of restaurant POS system features such as top-level operational reporting, standardized menu grouping, zone management and sales/inventory synchronization. EMC enables you to configure all data in one central place, helping structure menu items for accurate reporting analysis and capitalizing on the configurable capabilities within the Oracle MICROS Simphony POS System to allow operations to have flexibility as well as standardization. 

2. Improve restaurant brand standardization

Struggling to standardize across all locations? Managing data within a Centralized Enterprise Management console (EMC) can help preserve a cohesive structure. By having a dedicated team managing on-going configuration, you also ensure preserving brand standards across all locations. Centralized configuration reduces risk of duplication, allowing for top-level restaurant reporting and analytics. Managing your data via EMC also enables updates to be sent to all restaurant POS systems within your estate while providing the ability to quickly react to changes in local markets.

3. Enhance restaurant inventory management

Optimize inventory configuration of everything from recipe setup to vendor purchase catalogs. This action helps accurately control stock and stabilize costs through requirement predictions, helping make informed decisions to improve overall profit margins. It also should provide a competitive edge against the 60 percent of restaurant operators who don’t use forecasting to manage stock levels.

4. Optimize restaurant inventory management

Eliminate in-house programming and streamline managerial tasks by outsourcing the maintenance of your POS system and restaurant inventory management system. By handing over this task to Oracle experts, you can allow staff to concentrate on what they do best: taking care of guests and delivering the best possible food and beverage experience. EMM will assign a dedicated resource who works hand in hand with you to understand your business needs and guide you in best practices. It’s also a good way to protect your business from potential issues with staff resignations and losing internal knowledge.

5. Minimize errors

Centralized food and beverage menu management reduces the risk of errors, duplications and loss of data. Avoid customer complaints and negative feedback by ensuring all updates are tested prior to sending to sites. EMM process is focused on reducing configuration issues as well as maximizing sales and revenue.

6. Learn restaurant best practices

With an effective food and beverage menu management team in place, you can gain POS and inventory best practice insights, helping your business not only perform at its best but compete effectively in the marketplace. Benefit from the Oracle team’s years of experience and let its experts advise you.

If you are interested in optimizing enterprise menu management, reach out to one of our specialized Oracle EMM consultants. Contact our team today or visit our EMM webpage for more information.

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