When a restaurant company originally adopts a restaurant analytics platform like Mirus, the decision usually hinges on one key issue within the company, whether that be:
- Consolidated reporting above store (Operations)
- General Ledger feed (Finance)
- Analysis of promotions or LTOs (Marketing)
- Payroll feed (HR)
- Visibility into franchise stores (C-Level)
Each of these key issues usually impacts a specific department, which can lead to the impression that the platform is only a FILL IN THE BLANK tool; only a Finance tool if you are using it to export to your GL system, or only an Operations tool if you are using it for consolidated above store reporting. However, you are losing out on the inherent value and flexibility of your restaurant analytics platform if you’ve got it siloed away into one area of your company.
Let’s review each of the key restaurant departments and see how a restaurant analytics platform can be tailored to meet each department's needs.