HotSchedules and Kitchen Brains Integration Brings IoT to Appliances

HotSchedules has partnered with Kitchen Brains to bring its SCK® Quality Production Manager (QPM) together with the HotSchedules IoT Platform. Kitchen Brains’ QPM application integrates cooking platforms such as fryers and ovens with real-time point-of-sale (POS) data. The integration plans, directs, and reports cooking instructions to ensure that food is always hot, fresh and available for guests. The IoT Platform will eliminate the complexity and costs of connecting QPM to other restaurant technologies especially POS systems.   
QPM is part the Kitchen Brains Genius Suite, a collection of technologies that connect front and back-of-house restaurant systems with all aspects of food production and facility management, creating a truly intelligent commercial kitchen. QPM monitors real-time and historical sales to dynamically coach the kitchen crew on what to cook, when to cook it, how much to cook and when to discard expired product. Typically, QPM increases a restaurant’s fresh product scores from 50%-60% to 95% and product availability from 60%-70% to above 90%. Because product is tracked from cook to holding to waste, QPM can calculate inventory changes and quality metrics by product and by shift.
By connecting Kitchen Brains QPM with the HotSchedules IoT platform POS solutions and cooking equipment will work seamlessly eliminating traditional API complexities while allowing restaurants to maximize their existing IT investments. Restaurants will be able to increase speed-of-service, improve food quality and reduce wastage while cutting IT costs.
The HotSchedules IoT platform will collect QPM’s data on food quality, wastage, inventory consumption, speed of service and savings. From the cloud, this data can be delivered to any analytics solution including HotSchedules Reveal, an app that provides actionable insights for hospitality businesses on a smartphone, tablet or browser. The data can also be linked to HotSchedules Inventory, a mobile application that enables restaurants to efficiently track and manage inventory and queue orders for products that are below ideal quantities.
Whereas restaurants must normally create one-to-one integrations between each application and technology they use, the IoT Platform becomes a hub for all integrations. In other words, if 10 restaurant technologies would normally call for 45 separate integrations, the HotSchedules IoT Platform reduces that number to just 10. If one technology is replaced (e.g. a new POS system or fryer), it can be connected to the IoT platform without affecting the other integrations.  

In addition, developers can build new integrations and applications for the HotSchedules IoT Platform. Because the platform centralizes all in-store, near-store and above-store data in the cloud, any HotSchedules app or third-party app connected to the platform can access that data.   
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