Hospitality companies can grow quickly with new locations, and new business lines (such as an additional bar, restaurant, golf lessons department, etc). With quick growth companies who aren’t using the best software can feel growing pains and create their own automation gap unknowingly. Below we review what the top pain points are and where the automation gap is created. At the end we discuss what the best steps are to eliminate your growing pains and get rid of the manual work through cloud solutions.
Hospitality Company Growing Pains
Growing pains can be sometimes be hard to distinguish because you find them becoming an accepted part of your day-to-day operations. Only when you start looking at best practices and how competitors are operating do you realize you are behind the curve in technology that gives time back to your organization. Top growing paints for hospitality companies are:
- Less time to focus on financials therefore you are taking shortcuts which is creating errors
- Your current team has a lack of finance or accounting knowledge leading to more time trying to figure out how to do basic bookkeeping vs. Leading the company to growth
- Multiple locations or lines of business (such as a country club with different entities or a franchise with 3 locations)
- Currently you have a lack of visibility and control into the total company
- Have a need for consolidated reporting that gives insight into your vendors across all business lines or locations
Where the Automation Gap can be Created for Hospitality Companies
The automation gap is created in hospitality companies when their growth is faster than their current software solutions can scale. This leads to manual processes for your team and creating hours of additional work. While at first this process many seem simple such as signing 5 checks a week, by the time you get to 40 checks a week you are now taking up hours a month on something that could be automated. Another example is timesheets. When you start out with one business area or location you may have four people which is easy to do manually. You oversee this team directly and can validate they worked the hours they have written down. By the time you have 35 employees you are looking at additions to your total business, more on your plate taking you out of the day and day, and managers that are now in charge of payroll. By leaving this process on paper and manual you will be prone to errors as well as inaccuracies because you aren’t there to know exactly what time everyone worked. This is the automation gap.
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