This presentation is an example of recommendations for a hypothetical nightclub/restaurant. Original creation date 10/26/2009.
Initiation – Begins when a need is identified. Conceptual proposal is created. System Concept Development – Scope and boundaries of the concept are explored. Risk management assessments and analysis of costs and benefits are explored. Planning – Project management plan is developed. Requirements Analysis – user needs and requirements are analyzed. Design and Development – takes the detailed requirements and puts them into a detailed systems design document. Development phase takes the design and converts it into a complete information system. Coding, test databases, test files, systems environment, performing test readiness, are all a part of this phase. Integration and Testing – Takes the developed system and tests it against the requirements outlined in the project management plan . Performs quality assurance checks and test analysis reports. Implementation – puts the system into the production environment. Operations and Maintenance – operations and tasks are described to maintain the system in the production environment. Disposition – proper preparation of data for end of system.
Choosing the right system will offer a new dimension and level of control over operations allowing you to react quickly to changes in customer buying habits. As a business owner, greater control over orders directly sent to the kitchen can cut down on the paper trail and keep the wait staff where they need to be – with the guests. A wireless order taking system would save time and provide faster service. Faster service equals happier customers. Happier customers means return business, word of mouth spread about the service, and more spending.
For over 13 years, the handheld order taking system from Retail Systems Technology has been at the forefront of trends and innovations in handheld solutions for bars, restaurants, hotels, stadiums, nightclub, cafes, and quick service establishments. Optional belt printer can issue bills with an individualized logo and design quickly and simply at the table - up to 1,500 bills with one battery charge. Extremely robust casing with abrasion-resistant polycarbonate-coated surface. Water-tight special seal for casing, touchpad and battery . Display: highly transflective graphic technology – perfectly suitable for use in sunlight – with a resolution of 160 x 160 pixels and adjustable LED backlighting. Battery: with AC adaptor on Orderman: approx. 4 hrs. / in the battery-charging station: approx. 1hr. Very robust plastic casing, shock-resistant and sturdy; the surface is covered with a polycarbonate coating.
Based on current information on costs the club is incurring, this analysis is a breakdown of the changes that would occur if a wireless order system was in place. Statistics show that 80% of turnover can be achieved with 20% of the time which again helps with staffing costs through improved processes. The return on investment. ROI calculations measures the rate of return on the decision to put this system in place. The return on this investment is defined as the difference between the annualized cost of using a wireless order taking system versus the annual cost of having more staff. The NPV is a discounted cash flow method that takes into consideration the variances of cash flows that change year after year. The time value of money is the chief consideration with NPV, which assumes some minimum desired rate of return. This desired rate of return is the rate at which the cash flows are discounted to present dollars.
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IT Recommendations Presented for Restaurant Owners By J. Kano Thursday, September 8, 2011