SimpleOrder is a cloud-based platform to manage multiple restaurant chains and suppliers through a single interface. The solution streamlines operational activities and manages inventory for restaurants, bakeries, bars, hotels and other hospitality sector outlets across various geographies.
SimpleOrder helps restaurant managers handle order placing, inventory levels, paperwork and deliveries. A built-in cost calculator helps determine the price of menu items based on ingredients. Other features of SimpleOrder include analytics, customized pricing and an online catalog.
SimpleOrder is compatible with mobile and desktop devices. The tool integrates with accounting and point of sale systems systems such as helloTESS, Sage, Xero and QuickBooks.
It's online, and not software.
It has a lot of potential
Bais flaw 1: Each item you buy is it's on product: for example tomatoes. You may by them from 1 or 2 different venders which makes it two different items. so in recipes you have to make sure you use the same one every time. It should be set up as a product Tomatoes with as many venders as you want listed inside of it with the different pack sizes for each vender. That way when you right a recipe you only need to add that one item and the last purchase price regardless of where you bought it will be used. There is a way to do that in SO but it requires combing all your different but same item under a master item. This is redundant and takes to long. Also the inventory item as you set it up is confusing. they use the wrong descriptions to describe what the break down and the conversions would be for the item. It took me several tries for each item to get it right. When I called for support they know it sucks and are working on it.
Then there is editing items on the fly you can't really do it. you have to stop what you are doing and go back to the inventory to correct it.
There are many more bugs to numerous to mention here.
I am going back to chef tec. Even though I am not crazy about it. It is far superior to this.
Also, I told them I had problems with it and they convinced me to keep working at it. I did and now the 30 day trial is over and they wont refund any money back.
Richard from Taylor St Baristas
Simple Order is a very easy to use a purchase order and inventory management system. We have implemented it successfully across multiple branches of our business. Ease of use is certainly it's number one strength and over time it's feature set has expanded. The team is always super helpful and we are happy to work with them.
Ease of use
Vikram from Kama Bistro
no more excel sheet, this keeps track of everything and allows us to enter data on a smart phone. Ease of comparing prices on the go comes in real handy when making quick buy decisions.
Joe from Bastyr University
We are very satisfied with Simple Order and we would recommend it to anyone wanting to get their food cost under control (which is everyone in this industry). It has helped us stay organized and works as a great comparison tool for sourcing out the best priced products between vendors as well as running reports. There are features that we would like to see added as we move forward:
being able to add more than one email recipient to the email where the order is sent, a way to group items in the catalogue and transfer them to the inventory section in bulk, being able to arrange items on the ordering guide in my own order instead of alphabetical.
Edwin from HOME Restaurant
it was made ordering simpler as the name it self, we have save time and control vendors like never before. Customer service is great, If they Do not respond at the moment, they will get back to you with in a couple hours.
Great to do inventory and easy to export Order list, inventory sheets and modify items.
waiting on an upgrade where I can transfer product between vendors to keep a cleaner list.