VIDEO: Top 2 Ways to Cut your Restaurant Costs

from Restaurant Management University


Restaurant Management University has created a video with tips to cut restaurant costs.  In particular, the video discusses these two steps:

1.  “Take a Deep Look at Your Inventory”

If you are currently not tracking your inventory, including on hand amounts and costs, you could be spending too much money.  If you are not currently tracking your restaurant inventory, you can use our Restaurant Inventory Management Guide to begin tracking your inventory.

BPA Restaurant Pro Inventory Management

(NOTE:  Retail and Hotel versions of this guide are coming soon)


2.  Track Labor

The second step to cutting costs is tracking labor.  With the BPA Restaurant Pro software, you can use the following reports to track labor costs and server efficiency:

  • Daily Sales and Labor Report (Restaurant System—>Manager Functions—>Restaurant Reports)
  • Sales by Product Type and Hour Report (Restaurant System—>Manager Functions—>Restaurant Reports)
  • Server Efficiency Report (Restaurant System—>Manager Functions—>Restaurant Reports)
  • Print Labor By Job Report (Restaurant System—>Server Clock In Clock Out)

Troubleshooting Your POS System

Just like any software product, from Windows to QuickBooks, occasionally you may see errors with your Business Plus Accounting POS software. We know that your time is valuable for you and your business. So, to help keep your system up and running, we have identified the top four (4) errors that our tech support department troubleshoots. Included in this report are step by step instructions to fix these errors, so that you can continue ringing up sales and taking care of your customers.

We also encourage you to print a copy of this report and make it available to all of your managers and employees. So, if you are not at your business, you can have peace of mind knowing that all your employees can handle any issues that may occur.

NOTE: We created this report to help you troubleshoot your system without having to contact tech support. However, please do not hesitate to give our tech support department a call at 801-336-3303 if you have any questions.


How to Solve Errors with your POS System

Remote Access For Your POS System


If you would like to remotely access your POS System from home or another location, we recommend that you use a third-party service called LogMeIn.

LogMeIn has a paid and free version of their remote desktop software. The paid version allows for remote printing (such as printing reports to your home printer) and file transfers between computers. If you do not need these features, then the free version will be perfect for you.

We have created a step by step walkthrough for remotely accessing your POS system.


How to Remotely Access Your POS System From Another Location

Percon PT 2000 Handheld Inventory Scanner

Looking to speed up your inventory process?  We have handheld inventory scanners that allow you to you perform inventory cycle counts by scanning barcodes.  The Percon PT 2000 handheld scanner is fully integrated into our Business Plus Accounting software packages.  The scanner is small and lightweight...weighing about 12 ounces.  

For more information, give us a call at 801-336-3303.  Also, you can view the manual for the Percon scanner to see how it works.  

Percon Inventory Scanner Manual

Percon Handheld Inventory Scanner