CostGuard for Retailers
is a proven cost saving solution for retail foodservice.
Whether you're a grocery store chain, independent retailer, baker, etc., you will absolutely benefit from these CostGuard features:
Automatic repricing directly from your inventory items. Price changes update recipes instantly!
SmartScaling™ converts recipes to larger and smaller yields and also converts units intelligently. Tutorial...
Overhead is automatically calculated and added to your food costs. Tutorial...
Food List (shopping list) that automatically generates production sheets, prep lists, orders, etc. A terrific tool for your daily production. Tutorial...
Menu planning, pricing, and standardizing. There's no limit to the number of items and sub-recipes per recipe. Tutorial...
Enhanced word processor for stylized entry of your recipe method (instructions). Tutorial...
Spell checker that you can update and includes many culinary terms. Tutorial...
Photo and Media Import from scanners, digital cameras, VCR's, clip art, etc. Tutorial...
Target Food Costs globally or by category (e.g.,entrees, appetizers, desserts, etc.) Tutorial...
Import/Export to easily distribute new concepts to other units. Tutorial...
Search your recipes using your own customizable categories. Tutorial...
From the blog of Dave Halliday, Manager, Harvest Moon Bakery
Some nicely implemented software - CostGuard
I had mentioned that after trying the demo for a month or so I finally sprung for the full version of CostGuard.
This is a well thought out and deep application.
You first set up your Vendors (Costco, FSA, UNFI, etc…)
Then Super Groups (Food, Beverages, Paper, Chemicals…)
Then the Groups (Meat, Coffee, Chocolate, Milk, Napkins, Cleansers…)
And finally the individual items. Say for example a 3 Pound bag of Christopher Ranch peeled Garlic cloves.
For this item, you can assign the vendor, the weight, your cost, where it is stored, what your par, reorder and purchase quantities are and finally, you can enter the (in this case Costco) vendors SKU number.
The thing that caught my eye is that there is a receipt mode — you are out shopping and sit down with the receipt and start typing in SKUs. The program will take your input and add these items to the inventory, you can print out a sheet showing where everything lives and just after you input the SKU, you have the option to adjust the price if there is a change.
The work flow is very smooth but versatile. Looking forward to a couple weeks of part-time data entry and to then start using this puppy. It rocks!
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