21. December 2011 09:46
Are you considering using coupons to attract new customers to your restaurant? Have you ever considered what types of customers this attracts and how it effects your bottom line? Here is a great article discussing some of the issues with coupons and some alternatives to boosting business that won’t effect your bottom line.
How to Boost Restaurant Traffic Without Discounts by Karen E. Klein
15. December 2011 11:43
One of the great features of using BPA is the ability to run your own payroll rather than using and expensive third-party company. Below are guides that walk you through setting up the payroll module in BPA. Following these steps you can save your company money and allow you to take control of your own payroll.
For Restaurant, Delivery, and Hotel customers:
Restaurant Payroll Setup Guide
For Touch POS customers:
Touch POS Payroll Setup Guide
If you have any additional questions regarding setting up payroll in BPA please give us a call at (801) 336-3303.
8. December 2011 11:15
For customers with POS systems using Windows XP or Windows 7, here are the POS Hardware Setup Guides for those systems (Note: Windows Vista coming soon). These guides contain information to walk you through connecting hardware to your systems, adding printers, and configuring printer information in Business Plus Accounting.
For Windows XP users
Windows XP POS Hardware Setup Guide
For Windows 7 users
Windows 7 POS Hardware Setup Guide
13. October 2011 11:31
Whether you are starting a new restaurant, or, need to replace broken equipment, finding affordable restaurant equipment can be a difficult task. The following is a list of companies that sells used restaurant equipment:
Note: Companies listed in this article are not affiliated with Business Software Solutions. This article is for reference purposes only.
Click on their Hot Deals button to view scratch and dent, new, and used restaurant equipment deals.
ACityDiscount has tons of used restaurant equipment in their inventory. They also sell used restaurant equipment through their eBay store.
According to their website, “Burkett Restaurant Equipment has been specializing in reconditioning used restaurant equipment since 1977.” They also have a Deal of the Week, which highlights amazing deals on restaurant equipment.
Of course, you can always perform searches on eBay for used restaurant equipment. Just be sure to check the condition of the equipment, and the seller's return and warranty policies.
Of course, if you need Used Restaurant Point of Sale equipment, check out our systems at http://www.businessoftware.com/usedrestaurantpos.
28. September 2011 15:56
A report from the National Archives & Records Administration in Washington, DC contains the following statistics about computer data loss:
A hard drive crashes every 15 sec.
1 in 5 computers suffer a fatal hard drive crash during their lifetime.
25% of lost data is due to the failure of a portable drive.
31% of PC users have lost all of their PC files to events beyond their control.
32% of data loss is caused by human error.
60% of companies that lose their data close down within 6 months of the disaster.
Our Tech Support department will often see users backup their BPA software only to their server computer. However, if this hard drive crashes, we have no way to recover the backup.
Our latest Business Plus Accounting update contains expanded backup functionality. We now allow you to specify multiple backup locations for your Business Plus Accounting software. For example, you can create a backup somewhere on your server computer, on another computer on the network, or on an external hard drive.
14. September 2011 12:16
The following features have been added to the Business Plus Accounting software packages:
Restaurant Pro, Delivery Pro, and Retail Touch POS Customers
As you may know, within Business Plus Accounting, you can specify different colors of your menu items. However, depending on the color you choose, it may be difficult to read the text on the button. With our latest update, we now automatically change the text color on the button to black or white, depending on the button color you choose.
14. September 2011 11:05
Prima Restaurant Equipment posted a great article on what you should not do on your website. Be sure to check out this article and make sure none of these items are on your website.
Click the following link to view their article:
Top 10 Ways To Ruin Your Restaurant Website
8. September 2011 11:29
Labor costs will most likely be your second largest expense, after food costs. Thus, is it vital to keep labor costs under control.
Labor and Payroll Basics
Labor Expenses are ALL costs associated with your restaurant's employees and managers. Payroll, taxes, employee benefits, employee meals, and holiday pay are just some of the items that make up labor costs.
Labor expenses can be further broken down into Controllable and Non-Controllable Expenses. Payroll, for example, would be a Controllable Labor Expense, because managers can directly affect how much payroll costs are by hiring and firing employees, cutting and expanding payroll hours, etc. Non-Controllable Expenses would include items such as State and Federal Taxes, Insurance Premiums, and Retirement Plans.
Also, Payroll Costs can be broken down into Fixed Payroll and Variable Payroll Costs. Fixed Payroll Costs are typically associated with salaried employees, such as restaurant managers and executives. Variable Payroll Costs are typically associated with hourly employees.
2. September 2011 09:37
Guadalajara Grill, a Mexican Food restaurant and a long time customer with us, has been rated as one of the Top 10 Tucson restaurants on Urbanspoon.com. They are an outstanding restaurant that has been in business since 2002. They have been using Business Plus Accounting Restaurant Professional since 2003, and they are one of our most loyal customers. If you are ever in the Tucson area, definitely stop by Guadalajara Grill for some great Mexican food.
Also, we love to share great news about our customers. If you have any news that you would like us to share, please let us know in the comments.
24. August 2011 13:51
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