Redefining culinary experiences with Odoo

Redefining culinary experiences with Odoo

The SV Group is a leading gastronomy and hotel management group with over 6'900 employees in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. Together with braintec, the company has digitized its business processes on the Odoo Enterprise Software. 

The SV Group upholds a pioneering spirit that persists after a century of tradition. That's why the Swiss-rooted company continues to drive innovations in gastronomy and hospitality. This includes the digitization of business processes and enhancing efficiency across the more than 500 employee restaurants, canteens, cafes, and bistros operated by the SV Group.

In collaboration with braintec, the goal was to integrate all operational processes into the Odoo Enterprise Software, to ensure seamless data flow and deliver an exceptional user experience from procurement to the guest.

From POS to Billing

Before implementing Odoo, restaurant managers had to navigate a complex landscape of POS transactions, entering data through multiple entry points, resulting in inefficiencies. With Odoo's integration and tailor-made modules by braintec, all cash register point of sale data now converges smoothly into Odoo Accounting. This provides restaurant managers with real-time insights into sales and revenue. The new overview helps improve customer satisfaction, optimize inventory levels, and effectively plan orders.

As a restaurant operator serving clients primarily on a mandate basis, the SV Group invoices consumption expenses to businesses, schools and public institutions. These entities offer discounted meal options to their own customers, such as employees, students and other restaurant visitors, who use rechargeable cards to pay for their consumption. Managing these multifaceted arrangements led to a complex and time-consuming billing process. In close collaboration with IT business analysts from SV Group, braintec tailored Odoo's standard solutions to seamlessly align with the SV Group's workflows through custom developments. The result is a streamlined integration of financial data into Odoo, enabling automated and precise billing of expenses and discounts at the end of each month.

Revolutionizing sustainable menu planning

Thanks to accurate data capture in Odoo, menu planning has also been revolutionized. Restaurant managers now have access to a repository of over 6’000 recipes, completed with ingredient specifications, health considerations and mandatory nutritional labeling. This saves time and also guarantees the highest culinary standards, offering a delightful variety of options.

Efficiency at all levels and improved user experience
Overall, the digitalization journey with Odoo and braintec has significantly optimized efficiency across production, logistics, food preparation, and the financial process while elevating the user experience for all stakeholders.

Production and Logistics: Operational efficiency across production, logistics, and food preparation has been significantly optimized.

Financial Process: The integration of financial data with Odoo has simplified processes, enabling automated and precise billing of expenses and discounts.

In the video, Manuel Wild, Director IT Business Technology & Architecture and Nadine Barbera, Head IT Partnership & Project Management at SV Group, share more about the long-standing and successful partnership between braintec and SV Group.

This article was published in the Odoo Reference Book 2023 on page 68 and in the Odoo Blog:

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