Introduction One of the revolutionary methods that the Food and Beverage industry incorporated was the food delivery mechanism. The commoner bored from daily homemade food to a youngster living far away from home are all prey of the big market termed “Food Delivery app service” The big sharks of the industry thought of the brilliant idea of starting to deliver thrift food. It clicked and became a huge success in a big market such as India as the food delivery partner’s cut was then dominated by the two-wheeler delivery associates. The food delivery market was dominated by a few selected marketplace holders such as Statista, Zomato, and Swiggy until the emergence of technology. In today’s world, even an emerging startup can opt for a private food delivery business, Provided the business position the giants hold currently the upper hand but in recent times the independent food delivery platforms have begun introducing their own individual booking platforms that let the users navigate through their menu cards, opt for contactless delivery, order food for take-away and even book table slots at the outlets. What makes the Food Delivery platforms popular? Food delivery platforms offer the service of “Delivery”. The human race enjoys the privilege of comfort. Be it using animals or fuel-consuming vehicles as means of transport, humans enjoy the privilege of comfort. The comfort of getting their favorite food delivered to their doorstep sparked the mass's favorite, the privilege of comfort. Food, shelter, and clothing are considered the basic necessities of Mankind, and getting one of the three delivered to their doorstep was accepted by the masses without a bit of hesitation. The Food and Beverage industry understood this concept long back when the popular restaurants started accepting food orders via telephone communication and nurtured the idea of keeping delivery scouts ready to disburse from the outlet to the nearby buyer’s home with the food order they gave on a phone call to the Restaurant’s desk. With the boom in technology and communication means, the new-gen people came up with the means of accommodating the basic features such as automating payments, tracking the food order, paying online, and many others that you see on the food ordering software. The food and beverage industry has been making progress with the continuous growth that IT has been showering the world with. One of the products of technical advancement in the Food and Beverage industry is Food delivery platforms. All the convenience aside, the pocket benefit that people enjoy with the use of food delivery applications is the Vouchers. Many times food ordered online is bought cheaper than the store rates, and this happens because of the platform’s tie-ups with the restaurants. This is usually done by the service providers to attract the clients and traffic to their delivery platform and people go to the ones offering the best prices. That might come in handy while planning to build your own Food delivery platform, which brings us to our next heading. Today many service providers are there who provide on-demand food delivery apps as ready-made solutions. Essentials to build a food delivery platform. If you own a great kitchen and can facilitate your clients with delivery services, you might be interested in getting an app or website built for your business. I have you covered, let’s dig in. 1) Plan. The basics first. You need to have a foolproof plan regarding how you want the platform to be like, the functionalities that you have in mind should be precise. You should have a clear idea of the working of your app and should have other relatable information such as market competitors and rivals. Planning of the business model is your side if you bring the idea to us at Appic Softwares; We are a Food delivery app development company, and we would plan out the app functioning and the platform’s architectural mapping. The key element you should focus on while planning for the Food delivery business is determining the market that you intend to face. The food market is divided into several sections and the section that you go with determines the overall traffic later on in the platform. 2) Find the right tech partner. The rock base for your idea coming to fruition is a solid Development side resource. Considering that you are a non-technical individual, your best option to develop a Food Delivery solution would be to reach out to a technically sound professional who would bring your vision to fruition. There are full-fledged App and Web developers available who would develop your app for the sake of it. What you are looking for is a solution that would enable you to earn through the money that you are spending. That is when hiring a professional developing company comes into the picture. A development company provides you with a number of resources that work on your project. Let’s say you reach out to the company, they would provide you with a professional Analyst who would understand your requirements and prepare your documentation. After documentation, the company would then forward your project for designing who would be guided by the Analyst who prepared your documentation. Once the designs are prepared according to your specifications, the project is then transferred to a Project manager along with your documentation and designs. The Project Manager is provided with the development team who work on coding for your project and building it from scratch. After the development team completes their work, the project is then transferred to a Quality Analyst. The quality Analyst verifies the proper functioning of the platform and reports back to the Project Manager if they find any bugs. After the Development team resolves bugs, the Quality Analyst runs the Quality check again to make sure the product is deliverable. Once certain, the product is then delivered to the client, and feedback is taken. You would not find such a thorough development journey with an individual developer. All things for one, research available options before awarding your project to any source. If you are looking for a tech partner, feel free to check out our website Appic Softwares. 3. Test your model with the available market. If your platform is compatible with the market, and you offer a seamless delivery objective to the users, your idea might register among the masses. In order to achieve the above, you need to test the beta model of the platform in the market. See how it functions and implement the feedback in the documentation of your 2nd phase development. The second phase of development is basically your update after the release of your Minimum Viable Product. 4. Dive deep into Marketing. The marketing of your platform will be an important development the platform. What good is the product if the people do not know about the product? Letting people know that there is a new contender in the market who offers value for money with quality service is a crucial part of the platform’s performance in the market. Conclusion Developing an app to cater to the needs of food delivery service is not as crucial as it sounds. The difficult part for you would be the market research and planning of the working of the platform. If you figure that out, you can depend on the Development service providers to do the rest for you. Along with development, you have to focus on making an impact in the market and advertising your services as the popular rat wins this race. We at Appic Softwares hold a very high ground in delivering products as well as smiles to our clients. We are an Expert Food Delivery App Development Company. We have experience in developing Restaurant Management Apps, Food delivery apps, Property Management Systems, and other Food and beverage products We look for partners and not clients, and I believe that we can cater to your requirements by providing Food Delivery App development Solutions. If you would like to know more about us please feel free to contact us. At your service, always.
Restaurant Management Systems - An Introduction! From ages, the preliminary practice of ordering and serving in the Food and Beverage industry has been evolving. From selling food items in local barter shops to serving well-plated fancy plates in Michelin star restaurants, a lot has changed. And one of the biggest factors that saw changes throughout the journey is the restaurant management system of each establishment. With the culinary evolution, the restaurants from time to time have seen the addition of new cuisines and the revolution of the management system of accounts. It all started from the date people started selling food for profit and maintained the written documents of their business. With the emergence of Information Technology and the revolution of bookkeeping methods turning everyone's interest towards maintaining computerized data has deeply affected the management system. Computerizing the records and account maintenance is not new for the Hospitality Industry. But the Restaurant Management System is very young and underrated in today’s day and age. A restaurant Management system provides the business owners, managers, and even employees with certain benefits that help them in:-1. Making their work easier.2. Make their Analytics accurate3. Make their Management smooth4. Helps them in taking fast action on every Mis-hap5. Assists in keeping track of the inventory.And many more benefits. The bigger establishments such as Star Restaurants and Ranked food chains have turned their heads towards Restaurant/Hotel/Property Management Systems as soon as they realized its potential. The Hotel brands have been using customized Property Management Systems (PMS) for a long time now in order to keep track of all the business they are generating from each different aspect of the property.Chain Restaurants like KFC and Mcdonald's have been using the customized Restaurant management system for inventory management and trailing the business flow. Making the emerging F&B enterprises realize the importance of a Restaurant Management System is the sole purpose of this article, let’s start.Why should one take Restaurant Management Software as an alternative? Primitive bookkeeping was the longest practiced method throughout the globe. Yet, in the last few decades, the Hospitality Industry along with all the other industries has seen a tremendous change. A method that was valid and popular last year has been topped by a new and easier method. The restaurant Management System features are exceptional in the hospitality industry because it offers services such as:-1. Point of sale system. You might have seen staff at popular food chain/quick-service restaurants such as Dominos, entering your order details into a flat-screen (Which is basically a computer) while you dictate your order to them. It is a POINT OF SALE management system. Such a system makes the accounts which include Transactions, day-to-day sales, profit analysis, and record-keeping, easier.It reduces the order time for both the customer and the staff attending them. It generates a cleaner printed Kitchen Order ticket as compared to the handwritten notes, which eases the kitchen staff as well. Today’s new-age POS systems act as a modern cash register for the desk. It collects digital payments, allows the operator to enter the cash entries manually, prints receipts for customers, prints a Kitchen Order Ticket for Kitchen Staff, and maintains the data on the cloud as well. 2. Reservation Software. This is one Millenial-Must feature that every restaurant should look for. Imagine a date night with your special plus one only to be spoiled by the “Sold out” board outside your favorite dine-out place. All this mishap just because your attendant at the restaurant forgot the piece of paper left somewhere after you made your reservation via a phone call.Online reservation systems are the backbone of every dine-out and specialty restaurant. If an outlet cannot manage its flow of guests, it is likely to be removed from the favorites list of its guests despite its finger-licking delicious menu. The restaurant management system has plenty of other perks as well such as:-- Predict and handle No-show guests- Manage inventory- Prepare for sold out sessions- Improve services when sales begin to drop without losing guests- Manage bookings without human error- Assign tables and manage the flow of outlet by planning ahead- Flaunt the online presence of their outlet. 3. Inventory Management System. With the introduction of Restaurant Management Inventory Software, one of the major hassles of physically going through the inventory is in order to maintain the minimum stock in inventory. This eliminates human error as an affecting factor and gives oneself a computed count of the inventory.With the elimination of manually going through the stocks, restaurants now have the availability to focus their manpower on productive matters such as running their business more smoothly. Some of the benefits of having an inventory management system are:-- Helps in keeping an accurate count of the stock.- Keeps things organized within the back of the house in restaurants.- One gets detailed analytics of the performance of each specialty of their establishment via inventory check.- Saves time and manpower!!! 4. Waitlist software. It acts as a personal assistant for the restaurants that alerts the guests waiting for tables to clear at their favorite restaurant. If you have noticed you must have seen waiting in queues outside the town’s favorite eat-out place. Guests tire themselves waiting for the tables to clear for their availability. Waitlist software enables the users to garner their precious time by tracking the availability at the said restaurant and even alerting them upon clearing each table.Waitlist software is a blessing in disguise for the management of Restaurants that usually face situations such as overbooking, understaffing, and massive crowd outbreaks. 5. Cashflow management system. Keeping track of the money flowing in the system of any restaurant's monetary aspect is important in order to maintain the profit any restaurant makes. A credit system is not news in the industry and keeping track of all the expenses is as important as making money itself.In such a situation- Cashflow management systems come in handy. It would track the list of investors, money in debt, money in credit, and the profit earned as well. Calculation of your Gross and Net sales would have never been any easier.Tracking is as essential as earning. 6. Restaurant Analytics System. A combined study of all your algorithms and POS reports along with the sales chat and employee tip management, a Restaurant Analytics System, and every other report helps the restaurant management in finding out the current standing and evaluating the performance of the Restaurant.A restaurant Analytics Software plays a pivotal role in presenting detailed reports to the investors if any.Usually, Restaurant Analytics systems are combined with other main software such as POS systems and reservation systems. 7. Online ordering and delivery software. This one is trendy. Door-step delivery is the current fashion. Small restaurants make more money via Online food order delivery than their in-house sales. Restaurants have two options handy, either build out their customized online food delivery platform by collaborating with a Food Delivery Mobile App Development Company or register themselves with Food delivery Giants like Swiggy, Zomato or even Uber Eats. The catch is, when the restaurants sell via Food delivery software- they are bound to pay per sale commission from their margin which reduces their profit margin.Having a customized food delivery platform has its own perks, the important one being INDEPENDENCE. Apart from these services, there are other Restaurant Management Systems as well such as:- Employee Management Systems. Customer feedback and service review software Customer retainer software Promotional services Menu building software Customers’ platform to customize their bookings. Conclusion. Technology has taken a huge leap in the last decade and with the emerging IT emphasis, the competition has fastened their shoelaces as well.The time is now to decide for yourself by choosing whether to remain on the backlists by following the primitive methods or taking the lead by jumping on the IT flight! What we offer. Feel free to contact the Appic Softwares team for resolving all your technical difficulties.Contact us for getting quotes on Restaurant Management Software development costs. We would love to address all your queries and doubts regarding the Restaurant Management mobile applications. We are professionals well versed in catering to the technical demands and you are professionals absolutely the best at catering to the culinary demands, let’s create something Technically-Delicious!