reciProfity, food costing in the cloud

Well, it took us a year longer than we’d hoped but we are unveiling the crown jewel of  our products – reciProfity Food Costing Software. Here’s what so amazing about it:

  • Cloud based! You can work from anywhere on any device that has a browser! Use iPads, Macs, etc. Licensing is per user, not per device.
  • Book of Yields is included in reciProfity; you can select a Book of Yields item and all its conversion and prep info will be imported.
  • More pricing flexibility
    1. A single inventory item can be packed in any number of ways. reciProfity will price it properly when you select an alternate vendor with a different pack.
    2. Prep recipes have multiple units and can have shrinkage
  • Lots of changes to nutrition
    1. USDA 2017 rules including formatting, added sugars, etc.
    2. Added fields for labels: number of servings, serving size, weight, added sugar.
    3. Assign inventory groups as ‘non nutritional’ so items in those groups (such as packaging) don’t appear as nutrition exceptions.
  • Lots of changes in Inventory and Recipe Managers:
    1. Select/deselect columns
    2. In-line editing for many of the fields
    3. Options are remembered
    4. Drag and crop column names for multi-level sorting
    5. Filter for blank, e.g., what inventory items don’t have a vendor?
  • More key features for enhanced user experience
    1. Drag and drop ingredients when editing a recipe
    2. Save and stay in recipe (actually everywhere, but recipe was the most requested)
    3. Longer name fields
  • Data Optimization
    1. After converting your data, you can merge items. So where you have 2 different ‘sugars’ in CostGuard because they are packed differently, you can merge them into the same ‘sugar’ in reciProfity.
    2. You can also merge groups. So if you import new items from a supplier and include THEIR groups, you can merge that group with a current group. You won’t need to edit each item.
  • Better tools to get the most out of your data
    1. Search Engine logic is used widely to provide intelligent results: inventory manager, recipe manager, recipe entry, etc. You don’t need to click ‘full text search’ for a different set of results.
    2. Recipe Analyzer report; sorts your selling recipes by percentage in and out of the money. It’s like the Recipe Pricing Report, but is a clickable and sortable list of the recipes.

ChefTec to CostGuard Conversion

 

You can now convert your ChefTec inventory items and recipes into CostGuard!

We often get calls from ChefTec users who would like to migrate to CostGuard. And while many have migrated to CostGuard, some haven’t simply because they don’t want to rekey all their recipes.

ChefTec users ask us “Can you convert all those recipes? Yes, we can!!

Entering recipes IS time consuming. After all, you’ve done it once. So why do it again?

The solution is the Cheftec to CostGuard conversion. There’s even an option to omit items that are inactive and non-stocked, so all the items that clutter up ChefTec will clutter no longer!

 

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There’s no upcharge; it’s included with your CostGuard purchase.

Users find CostGuard to be the ideal combination of features, affordability and ease of use.

Your hard work will not be lost! Now you have a migration path that makes sense and eliminates all that data entry.

Please see this link for import details.

As Purchased To Edible Portion Conversions

Sometimes it’s the little things that can make you crazy, like As Purchased To Edible Portion Conversions (AP/EP)

CostGuard Calculates Shrinkage and AP/EP Calculations for you.

How easy life in the kitchen would be if all ingredients came ready to use with no trimming, waste, shrinkage or expansion to worry about. Since that is not the case, CostGuard helps you with these tedious calculations.

AP (As Purchased) is how most items are bought.

EP (Edible Portion) is what you have left after you prep the item. Some examples of AP/EP conversions include:

•Your case of lettuce weighed 50 pounds when it arrived, after you cut off the outer leaves and core, you have 35 pounds left.

•Your beef ribeye roast was 22 pounds when delivered, but after you cut off the extra fat, you had 19 pounds left.

•Your raw turkey breast weighed 8 pounds before it went into the oven, now after it came out, it weighs 6 ½ pounds.

•From your cooked turkey breast, you sliced 100 1-oz portions. Somehow, you “lost” 4 oz in the slicing.

You are now using this information to cost out your recipes and menus accurately. And, since CostGuard calculates shrinkage for each recipe unit, you can manipulate your usage. CostGuard allows you to set up several different units for the same item, each with their own shrinkage rate.

ChefTec to CostGuard Conversion

Are you caught in the ChefTec trap?

You know, the one where you spend lots of money, keep spending lots of money? Spend more money on support, keep spending more money on support and aren’t very pleased with the support?

And after all that end up with software that’s very complicated, and is (at best) underutilized?

If you’re looking to escape that trap, we’ve got an answer.

You can now convert your ChefTec inventory items and recipes into CostGuard!

Over the years we’ve spoken to many frustrated ChefTec users. And while quite a few have migrated to CostGuard, some haven’t simply because they don’t want to rekey all their recipes.

ChefTec users ask us “Can you convert all those recipes? Yes, we can!!

Entering recipes IS time consuming, after all you’ve done it once. So why do it again?

The solution is the Cheftec to CostGuard conversion. There’s even an option to omit items that are inactive and non-stocked, so all the items that clutter up ChefTec will clutter no longer!

 

ctec prof cent

 

There’s no upcharge; it’s included with your CostGuard purchase.

Users find CostGuard to be the ideal combination of features, affordability and ease of use.

Your hard work will not be lost! Now you have a migration path that makes sense and eliminates all that data entry.

Big Data and Food Costing

They call it Big Data, we call it insight.

They call it Waste Management, we call it sustainability.

There is nothing more frustrating than thinking you know what inventory items you have on hand. Yes you can eyeball, but really, with all that’s going on in our brains how can we really keep it together mentally?

We remember how often we were wrong. But we want to be right!

That’s where data comes in. One simple example is seeing your on hand in the CostGuard dashboard (better known as Inventory Manager).

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And then translating that to your recipes.

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