Fourth’s back office solution for Quick Service operators enables success through modern, mobile applications that forecast needs, control food and labour costs, and drive consistent, predictable operations. Adopted by marquee brands around the world, including McDonalds, KFC & Taco Bell, this platform is built around a workflow application that helps managers stay on task, adapt to changing expectations, and never lose sight of their objectives.
Centralised Inventory and Purchasing Control
Take control of your food costs and processes with a complete supply chain solution that includes mobile counting, purchasing, receiving, sales, store transfers, and waste management. Consolidate and control catalogues, ordering, and receiving so that every manager can maintain compliance with your purchasing standards while meeting their profitability and customer service objectives.
A modern and mobile application makes counting fast and easy while eliminating paper and minimizing errors. Counts can be completed offline, with all data being uploaded to the system once a signal is available.
Purchasing and Procurement
Stay up to date on the status of electronic purchase orders, shipping and order confirmations, and credit notes with support for a variety of formats and transmission methods. Integrations with over 30 suppliers are available and custom integrations are achieved with minimal development.
Our suggested ordering and guest service planning functionality uses the centrally generated sales forecast to help each site order the right products in the right quantities.
Get the industry’s most accurate forecast, factoring in not just sales data from the last few weeks, but year-on-year trends, promotions, notable days, and local events. Optimise ordering using the sales forecast and historical usage of items.
Workflows Keep Everyone on Task
Enforce your brand’s unique set of standard operating procedures with fully customisable workflows to help store managers meet daily, weekly, and monthly tasks. Clear objectives and step-by-step guidance support a smooth manager onboarding process and sets them up for success.
Control Cash Movement Across the Store
Track the movement of cash at every point, from customer payment at a POS to safe drops to bank deposits directly from your mobile device. With tools that monitor shorts or paid outs, and confirm all amounts for shifts and the day, managers can quickly spot any issues and make corrective decisions that positively impact the bottom line.
Make Data-Driven Decisions
Reporting capabilities and analytics dashboards support data-driven decision-making and transparency between in-store and above-store management. Keep track of critical KPIs including sales, inventory, cash, and labour through dashboards and standard operational reports supporting each back-office function.
Manage Food and Labour Costs in a Single Solution
Don’t compromise your back office solution with a bolt-on labour module. Fourth serves the workforce management needs of over 120,000 restaurants around the world. We can recommend a localised solution that meets your specific labour scheduling, time management, and compliance requirements depending on which markets you operate in. This is in addition to being able to schedule your labour & plan your inventory in line with accurate sales forecasts, improving your productivity & maintaining your margins.
Built for Hospitality
The Fourth Platform has been serving this industry since 1999, so you can be confident that we have the depth of functionality you need. It’s hospitality technology redesigned from the inside out.
“Using that actual vs. theoretical inventory report, I was able to put another $4,000 per year back into my pockets for all three stores. And that’s for just one item!”
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