HotSchedules launches cloud-based restaurant operating platform
HotSchedules, a provider of workforce and back office solutions for the foodservice, retail and hospitality industries, has launched Clarifi, a cloud-based intelligent restaurant operating platform designed to help operators, managers and their teams prepare and perform in the face of the unpredictable, according to a press release.
Through its foundation, labor, inventory, financials, asset management and talent development modules, Clarifi solves the people, product and operational challenges restaurateurs face. Built around intelligent workflow, Clarifi provides actionable insights to maximize the effectiveness of managers and their teams.
"We understand that at the heart of a great restaurant is a great management team. But great managers are in short supply," Mike Arenth, chief executive officer at HotSchedules, said in the press release. "We built Clarifi to help managers plan for the expected, but also effectively navigate the dynamic realities of running today's restaurants. We do this by helping them make better decisions, faster."
Clarifi Foundation marries business rules with internal and external data, flexible reporting capabilities and intelligent workflow. When modules like inventory and labor are combined with foundation, managers can access data and event-driven advanced forecasting capabilities, build and share dynamic reports, and receive actionable insights that not only signal there's a problem, but suggest solutions to solve it.
"As we relaunch the Logan's Roadhouse brand, our whole focus is on cultivating our culture through our people and enabling them to be successful," said John LaPorte, chief information officer at Logan's Roadhouse. "Already, with the Clarifi talent development solution we're seeing great energy and results. Our CEO likes to go in and see the successes — those micro-moments of culture at work — and then he uses the social features to shine a light and give praise to those teams doing the right things to drive the right results."
Clarifi's modular architecture is built to scale and also integrate with existing systems restaurateurs have already deployed.
Clarifi's open API along with standard POS integrations make it possible for IT teams to connect disparate, legacy systems and give in-store teams, franchise partners and above-store leaders an aggregated view of data across the whole organization — reducing the maintenance and development costs typically associated with traditional back office and business intelligence systems.