Readers, especially the restaurant owners. Today, Agile Leaf POS presents a one-time investment opportunity that cannot just help to improve profitability, but it also contributes to the efforts invested in decreasing expenses for the achievement of specific profit margins. The food industry in Pakistan offers promising growth opportunities for investors, even though sometimes negative trends in the economic growth discourage the investors to open new restaurants or food chains. International fast-food chains are increasing their market share continuously, and this trend sometimes decreases the profits for local food chains.

Agile Leaf POS not only offers an opportunity for global companies operating in the food industry, but it also encourages domestic companies to make strategic decisions that can help to compete and achieve high growth. Let’s talk about the opportunity. Agile Leaf POS has developed a Restaurant Management System (RMS) to fulfil the needs of the companies in the food industry to manage the sales, accounting, inventory, payout, product mix, and production activities.

Role of Restaurant Management System in Identification of Areas of Improvement

Now let’s discuss the significance of Restaurant Management System (RMS) of Agile POS in terms of identification of areas of improvement. Every manager or supervisor has the responsibility to analyze the improvement areas to identify the activities which can create problems.

The practice of identifying problematic areas is usually carried out by the adoption of traditional methods and professionally speaking, individuals or business owners depend a lot on the observational data rather than the real-time reports generated by verified sources.

Let me tell you a universal fact that numbers don’t lie but individuals can. Therefore, Agile POS expects that the restaurant owners should depend more on numerical data collected through a suitable and compatible RMS. Till now, one thing is clear that readers may have started thinking that the article underestimates the current capability, skills, and knowledge of business owners in terms of managing the operational activities. No, a big No! We do not have the right to develop such an opinion. I am just suggesting a different idea and an innovative one. Why don’t we combine the current skills, knowledge, and expertise of business owners with the right and appropriate RMS?

The RMS contributes towards the identification of errors and inefficiencies that exist in activities. An individual’s practical experience has its value and significance for identifying the errors, but we cannot neglect the possibilities of human errors because we are not robots that can work without getting proper rest. Hence, RMS can automate many menial tasks and make life easy for owners and managers.

Data collected through RMS of Agile POS also helps to understand the current organizational activities from new perspectives. Such as; it becomes easy for business owners or any other employee to identify the activities or products in the company’s portfolio that generate the highest variable cost or the product which utilizes the most of fixed expenses.

Usually, restaurant owners understand the activities which contribute maximum in the profits, but the data about the expenses and overhead needs to be precise, reliable, and accurate. Therefore, RMS by Agile Leaf POS provides the opportunity to identify the products which use maximum costs but generate less amount of profit. If exact information is available, then it becomes easy to introduce new products and services and even stop the investment on the products which are not helping to generate a reasonable return.

Restaurant Management System and Development of Compatible Cost Structure

The company’s cost structure defines and reflects how effectively the resources are used by higher management to generate operating profits. The development of a new cost structure can be challenging, especially for new business leaders. A new and compatible Restaurant Management System (RMS) can help to achieve the objectives associated with the cost structure.

A visionary business leader is the one that accepts the market reality and decides to do the capital expenditures on prioritized or beneficial methods and tools. Relying on a high-end RMS is the right approach, and it can provide essential tools and techniques to develop a new, compatible, innovative, and adjustable cost structure. Employees become more confident and motivated if goals and objectives are appropriately defined and conveyed to the relevant individuals on a timely basis. Ask yourself, is it possible to develop an effective cost structure without the help of any technological tool? The answer is No! Because market factors have changed, cost allocation to specific products has become difficult, and there are lots of unforeseen costs that need to be adjusted; otherwise, it becomes difficult to achieve the organizational objectives. Proper professional experience and skills are required to allocate costs, and with the help of technology-based tools, it becomes relatively easy for managers and employees to perform the tasks.

Restaurant Management System and Data-Driven Approaches

At last, let's understand the data-driven approaches that can be developed and implemented with the help of the Restaurant Management System (RMS) of Agile POS. I know that the majority of the readers may have heard about the data analytics trends and their role in today's era.

Every software employed at the company’s workplace needs to contribute towards the development of a diversified product portfolio to attract new customers from different segments of the market. Therefore, the RMS of Agile Leaf POS also helps to collect data, identify different trends in customer purchasing behaviors, and the gathered data is useful for the development of other web-based and mobile-based applications.

Customers prefer to order products through mobile and web applications, and the R&D department of any kind of organization requires relevant data to develop an attractive user interface and product portfolio. Data is also essential to offer discounts and promotions through the restaurant website and mobile application. Therefore, it is determined that the personalized or customized experience can be developed and offered to the customers by using the collected data.

IT (Information Technology) professionals suggest that effective algorithm development is essential and its integration with the features of mobile and web applications helps to collect data effectively and efficiently. Insights about the customers' purchasing behavior identified through the RMS also help to develop more effective algorithms to achieve maximum benefits from the organization’s current mobile and website applications.