La Casa Sena
From a Chef whom is responsible for entering 80% of invoices received, I am keenly aware of how much time and frustration the Invoice Import Module component of Optimum Control eliminates. The time it takes to integrate your items is truly worth the effort. I am part of a growing company with many new challenges each year. This tool enables me to allot more time to those. I now have more time to be where I am needed, and enjoy being the most, in my kitchen.
- Patrick Gharrity, Chef
We initially purchased a competing inventory software but after encountering several issues installing and integrating with our POS System (Squirrel) and Accounting Software (Quickbooks), we decided to switch to Optimum Control Premier. This software integrates easily with both our POS System and Quickbooks. Additionally there is a much wider range of compatible mobile products to choose from. Overall, we’re glad we made the switch; it’s been a great investment
- Clayton Tschirhart
QB Sports Grill
We purchased Optimum Control to assist us in our costing (food and beverage) and I have to say it is the best purchase we have made in 14 years. The best part of Optimum Control besides the price and what it is capable of doing is the support. Optimum Control support is the best I have ever had!
Added Testimonial July 2014 – I have been a long-time user of Optimum Control (over 10 years) and just recently purchased OC Mobile – Inventory. Wow! It is amazing. It adds the word “FUN” into doing the inventory knowing you only have to enter inventory once. Our kitchen manager (he’s old school) loves it. We love everything about Optimum Control, and OC Mobile is yet another great addition. Great job on continuing to make our jobs easier but still providing accuracy.
- Mike Marcolin, Owner
Big E Steakhouse & Saloon
Big E Steakhouse & Saloon is a large and very busy steakhouse located at the Grand Canyon — we are a remote location for our vendors and as such our pricing is always in fluctuation. We started using Optimum Control in 2013 when we changed our POS system to Aloha. I will tell you that it took several days of very tedious data entry to get Optimum to be optimum — but is has been a real cost saver and menu development tool that would take hours trying to do in a spreadsheet or by hand. The amount of quality reports you can get are also amazing and easy to read and use in your everyday business. but you must be diligent to get the continued blessings this system will give you! By entering every invoice, you can quickly spot a trend in upward pricing — it forces you to review every invoice.
Please check with your vendors, suppliers, or purveyors to see if they can transmit invoices directly into Optimum Control. If yes, this may affect how you create new items in the program. I built all the items and then after the fact found out my largest vendor to export directly into Optimum Control. but since they were not a perfect match in descriptions – they become exceptions – so I am unable to use what would be hours of labor savings.
Final suggestion is to get OC Mobile. You are able to export inventory count sheets directly into a tablet and then easily take a full inventory or partial on the tablet and then export it back into your Optimum Control System – This also saves man hours on hand keying inventory counts.
- Clayann Cook, General Manager
There are so many GREAT things to say about Jeff Hands and his team at TracRite Software Inc. We have been using OC Pro and OC Labor Pro for almost 8 years. We love it!! We used to have the old spreadsheet method of Inventory Control counting. Most who use this system think they have an inventory control system using spreadsheets. But it doesn’t tell you anything. Who keeps the pricing updated in an spreadsheet?
With Optimum Control you can track your purchasing, credits, interface with QuickBooks, and much much more. Now when we have an issue with an item you can focus your attention to that item and stop saying “watch your food costs”.
I’ve heard it so many times, we are working on food costs, and that means we aren’t doing anything. With Optimum Control, and the ability to view IDEAL vs. Actual you can see where the big losses are coming and then attack it. And every time we focus, we improve our food costs.
And during the 8 years that we have used Optimum Control they have developed some GREAT enhancements for the product!! For example, OC Sales Export which automatically loads your sales and sales mix from your POS, everyday!! Other examples include Nutritional Information, Allergens, and Unit of Measure conversions!!! If you have multiple locations, OC Enterprise allows you to send down to the restaurants any updates in Items, Products and Preps — no time lost in updating each location!!
In addition we use OC Labor Pro, an easy to use, simplistic staff scheduling system. In our business, our sales remain relatively the same a Monday is a Monday, a Tuesday is a Tuesday in terms of daily sales volume (lunch and dinner). Therefore you just make a “master schedule” for the week and drag and drop names. As a result, it will tell you if you are over budget or not! My managers have been able to gain control over labor costs and make sure we have the right people in the right positions. New managers who learn to schedule, now have the right tool to do the job – and no costly scheduling errors! Likewise, our employees receive their schedule by email – so no excuses for not knowing when they work, or phone calls in the middle of the shift asking when they come in!! Great for everyone!!
I can’t say enough good things about TracRite, the people, and the products!!
If you don’t have Optimum Control you should, it is not difficult to set up, and you will be surprised with what you learn when you establish your Menu pricing and see your actual costs!!
- Robert Cawthorn, Franchisee Partner
Jeff Hands and his support team at Optimum Control over the past 2 years. Jeff was instrumental in our switching inventory systems, as his knowledge of Optimum Control is thorough and complete. I find Jeff very professional when I speak with him and always to resolve any issues that arise, allowing us to get back to work with minimal delays.
Jeff and his team have relieved the pressure of learning a brand new, robust system all at once. The program itself covers many gaps where other programs have fallen short. It is user-friendly, with many extras built in, such as nutritional information.
I would not hesitate recommending the services of Jeff Hands or the Optimum Control program, and will continue to use them in the future.
- Andrea Cintula, General Manager
I have used many other food cost software programs in my career, but Optimum Control is by far the best. Terrific integration, easy to use across single or multi units, great reporting, and most importantly, verifiable cost savings and outstanding Customer Service from a Canadian Company!
- Geeve Sandhu, Owner