6 Reasons Why Your Restaurant Needs Online Scheduling Software

Effective scheduling can be extremely important for the successful running of a restaurant. In an effort to improve their scheduling process, many restaurants have now begun to use online scheduling software. Online scheduling software is software that allows managers to create schedules through an app. Employees can then access the schedule on their mobile devices. Here are 6 reasons why your restaurant needs a restaurant schedule app.

1. Convenience

Scheduling apps are more convenient than traditional scheduling methods for both managers and employees. With scheduling apps, all that a person needs to access the schedule from anywhere there is cell phone service, is a smartphone.

2. Time Tracking Capabilities

Scheduling software not only allows schedules to be made online, but it also is capable of tracking employee work hours. This can allow for extremely accurate and efficient employee work hour clocking. It also prevents the need for time cards, which can save managers and regular employees a lot of stress.

3. Changes Can Be Made and Updated Automatically

This is a huge advantage of online scheduling software. The reason is because it is much, much easier for employees to be informed about modifications to the schedule than it would otherwise be. Without scheduling software, a manager may have to call each employee individually to inform him or her about schedule changes. With a scheduling app, such as the NimbleSchedule app, a manager can make and communicate changes to the schedule all through the app.

4. Competitive Advantage

It is estimated that 68% of the adult U.S. population now owns a smartphone. Capitalizing on this trend with scheduling software can allow your restaurant to stay one step ahead of your competition. Using online scheduling allows your company to be swifter, nimble, and more efficient.

5. Frees up Managers’ Time

Using scheduling software can significantly reduce the amount of time that managers have to spend creating, editing, and implementing the work schedule. This means that they will have more time to spend on other key areas of running the business, like marketing, accounting, or customer interaction.

6. Caters to Millennial Workforce

Many millennials are very used to using mobile devices and apps. So using scheduling software that is compatible with mobile devices, and which can be run entirely in an app, can be very appealing to millennials. It is important for restaurants to cater to the millennial workforce, because many employees who work in restaurants are often younger.

Online scheduling software can help your business reach a higher level of efficiency. If you don’t have it at your restaurant yet, then now may be the perfect time to look more into this wonderful scheduling innovation.

Karin Jakovljevic

About the author

Karin Jakovljevic

Karin Jakovljevic is the head of marketing at Ximble, a powerful, cloud-based workforce management system, simplifying employee scheduling and time tracking for retailers, restaurants and small businesses.

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