Rotaready Cost Control gives us an unparalleled level of visibility and control over our business.
Our managers now schedule their rotas more cost effectively, thanks to live & accurate staff wage costs.
Golden Lion Group
If the amount you spend on staff wages is important, or if sales forecasts affect the number of staff you require, Rotaready Cost Control will revolutionise the way you schedule.
When developing Cost Control, we worked closely with some of our favourite customers in hospitality and retail to identify exactly how it could help increase their profitability.
Now they can't imagine life without it.
From our powerful cost control grid, to cross-site cost & rota reporting, there's something every business can benefit from.
Rotaready calculates staff wages automatically, in real time.
Staff can be salaried, or hourly paid with different pay rates for different shift types.
Wage figures are shown when editing rotas, in the cost control grid, in timesheets and reports.
Wage cost can also include:
Rotaready displays the forecast wage cost right alongside the actual wage cost.
Forecast is based on the people and hours that were scheduled to work (on the rota).
Actual is based on what actually happened, the people who clocked in and out and the hours they worked.
If you send staff home early, for example, this will clearly show as a cost saving.
Create bespoke cost streams for different lines of your business — for example, a pub might have wet and dry.
Shifts can then be attributed to a cost stream, or split between multiple streams — for example, Front of House: 50% wet, 50% dry.
Rotaready will display your forecast and actual wage costs separated by cost stream and a wage percentage per cost stream.
It's important to see more than just the big picture.
For every day of the week, the Rotaready cost control grid lets you record a breakdown of your sales.
You can fully customise the categories. For example: cash takings, PDQ totals, and Amex.
Or if you're in retail, you could create categories for each of your product lines.
In Rotaready HQ, our headquarters management dashboard, you'll find aggregated cost control.
Wage cost, sales forecasts and sales breakdowns are aggregated across one or more sites.
Complete visibility for area managers or management, allowing them to make better informed decisions.
For each day of the week, see scheduled and actual wages split out by cost stream, for accurate visibility of where money is being spent.
Furthermore, by combining sales forecasts and wage costs, Rotaready shows a live wage percentage for each cost stream.
You can also add comments & notes to each week, see who last updated the figures and export to Excel or CSV.
Configure staff as salaried or hourly paid — and it's no problem if they change from one to the other, or if their pay rate changes (see staff management).
Rotaready can also accommodate staff who have different hourly rates that apply when they work different types of shifts.
Want to see Cost Control aggregated across all of your sites?