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Red Book Connect’s HotSchedules Now Integrates with Focus POS

The list of POS software providers integrated with Red Book Connect’s HotSchedules continues to grow!

We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Focus POS, a leading provider of restaurant point of sale software.

The alliance between the two platforms is designed to assist customers in labor management, workforce communications, and advanced sales and labor forecasting. In other words, th... Continue Reading

Bringing Home the Big Data Bacon

Big Data. The two words are practically inescapable. And for good reason. Fortune 500 companies have been leveraging big data to operate with more intelligence and more speed than at any other time in history.

Cloud companies like Salesforce, NetSuite, Workday and LinkedIn are now household names

The food service industry is no stranger to Big Data. There’s always been sales data, customer dat... Continue Reading

Red Book Connect’s HotSchedules Announces 2014 Video Contest Winners

HotSchedules is please to announce the winners of its 2014 Video Contest. The winners are listed on the HotSchedules website and YouTube Channel. Videos were submitted by HotSchedules customers who depend on the mobile tool to access their schedules, swap and trade shifts, and communicate with their coworkers and managers.

“This is the fifth year we’ve held the contest,” said Mary Kay Hyde, Sen... Continue Reading

A Quick Guide to Labor Forecasting

Food and labor are the two largest general cost categories for a typical restaurant. The cost of food and beverage is about one-third of the sales dollar. Salaries and wages account for another third.

Keeping those costs at a level that actually yields a profit is a constant challenge. Successful operations combat the issue with a combination of smart budgeting and historical data, which help t... Continue Reading

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