HotSchedules, the leading provider of workforce and back office solutions for the restaurant and retail industries, and NCR Corporation, a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today announced a strategic integration that adds the power of HotSchedules’ world-class workforce management platforms to the NCR Aloha restaurant point-of-sale (POS) solution. This relationship creates a more powerful solution for restaurant operators by uniting HotSchedules’ labor management and scheduling solutions with NCR’s leading restaurant POS platform, allowing staffing and inventory management to be influenced by critical sales trend information, through analysis of historical sales trends and forecasting data.
Restaurant chains will enjoy several enhanced benefits from the integration including a heightened level of support from both companies to help operators achieve greater value and solve their problems faster. Further, product and engineering teams at both companies will regularly share product updates with the goal of continued innovation, as well as ensuring their systems work seamlessly together.
HotSchedules joins a growing number of industry leaders who are working to “future-proof” their own solutions and the value they bring to their customers. As part of this new relationship, HotSchedules can leverage NCR’s next generation cloud integration platform.
“HotSchedules and NCR already share thousands of customers that integrate our labor solutions with the NCR Aloha point-of-sale solution,” says Tammy Troutman, senior director of channels at HotSchedules. “Through this strategic integration, HotSchedules will leverage information captured in the restaurant’s POS to help managers make smarter, more informed decisions that are based on historical data and actionable intelligence—mapping staffing and inventory solutions against sales spikes, traffic patterns, and menu item performance.”
With this agreement, HotSchedules will become a certified third-party provider of NCR, and NCR will become a part of the HotSchedules’ Global Partner Program. HotSchedules and NCR will also work together on co-marketing opportunities.
“The restaurant industry is undergoing the rapid digitization of all business processes and it’s important that restaurant brands align themselves with platform-based technology providers who can enable and integrate best-of-breed solutions,” says Don Zimmerman, general manager and vice president of hospitality solutions, NCR Corporation. “Integrating HotSchedules with the NCR Aloha platform brings together two market-leading solutions and offers our mutual customers the simplicity and visibility they need to manage their entire restaurant operations.”