ERP market trends in organized catering to 2025
Once reserved for large restaurant chains, ERP is expanding in the sector to offer time savings and optimized productivity to smaller groups.
By 2025, ERP will have to meet important challenges by improving its interfaces to gain more fluidity, without neglecting the increasingly drastic legal constraints in the sector.
Adoria explains the trends in the ERP market, in the restaurant and hospitality business, to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
The challenges of an ERP in organized catering
Restaurants is a sensitive sector, constantly in motion. In 2022, hospitality businesses are facing new challenges: between constraints related to the pandemic and those related to the lack of staff, the sector must reinvent itself.
To promote the development of restaurants, attract customers, and gain productivity while allowing each site a certain amount of freedom, the challenges of ERP by 2025 are multiple.
What is an ERP in 2022?
ERP ("Enterprise Resource Planning") is a professional software well known to companies in all sectors. This tool manages all the processes such as orders, stocks, accounting or even sales.
ERP centralizes your data and saves you time, productivity and efficiency.
This tool is well known to large restaurant chains. Whether it's for burgers, sushi or pizza, many multinationals already use it.
But to gain efficiency and fluidity, ERP is constantly renewed to meet everyday needs and anticipate future demands.
Changing habits and improving services
ERP works as a fluid platform that makes life on the ground easier. To help you, the software package in organized catering today focuses on:
- Human resources: to manage teams, especially in a context of difficult recruitment in catering;
- Digitization of services: whether ordering or payment at the table or takeaway, restaurants are looking to adapt to health constraints for the past two years;
- Management at headquarters, but freedom retained for catering sites.
It is important to choose your ERP provider based on your number of restaurants. Harmonizing the practices of the different sites while maintaining the specificities of each restaurant must remain a priority.
Tomorrow's ERP trends
Today, ERPs must meet strong expectations, particularly in terms of speed and fluidity. It is also important to develop more functionality.
ERPs by 2025 will need to:
- Automate tasks when possible and further simplify usage for users;
- Develop mobile applications to lighten the load on employees (ordering, inventory) and/or speed up service (online sales, delivery and takeout catering);
- Optimize ergonomics and make usage even more intuitive.
An ERP to manage legal constraints
Whether related to the health crisis or ecological issues, legal constraints in the organized catering sector are increasing. To meet these requirements, you must therefore choose an ERP provider that is regularly updated to comply with new laws.
Let's take the example of the EGalim law. To ensure that they comply with the law's regulations, an ERP must allow collective restaurants to pilot in real time (in value or volume) the purchases of products under Signs of Identification of Quality and Origin (SIQO) and organic products.
The ERP, a control tower for the management of organized catering
The ERP is a real control tower. With real-time data and intuitive interfaces, on-site users see their tasks simplified to gain productivity, comfort and customer relations.
But ERP must constantly renew itself to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Trends aim to perfect the software for an ever more efficient experience.
Adoria advises you on the choice of your ERP according to your needs and the size of your restaurant business.