NAPLES, Fla.–In a time of rising costs for F&B, most clubs would be thrilled to save a percentage point or two. With the help of AccuBar, Bay Colony Golf Club is saving about 10% on beverage costs every month.
The savings should add up to $15,000 per year for the private club, Controller Martha Drescher said.
AccuBar is an industry leader in providing systems to control F&B costs through physical inventory. Using a Palm Pilot with a barcode scanner and sophisticated database software, AccuBar streamlines the tedious inventory process and offers timely data on costs, consumption, losses and other important benchmarks.
Often the kind of savings experienced by Bay Colony comes from a massive, time-consuming effort, but not with AccuBar. “It takes half the time to count inventory with increased accuracy,” Drescher said. “It does not use a lot of man hours to maintain monthly.”
Other benefits Bay Colony has realized with AccuBar include:
Prices are easily updated through the PDA when receiving merchandise.
Once inventory is counted it is seamless and quick to get accurate inventories from the website.
AccuBar offers another important benefit to the hospitality industry in its unique ability to track banquet activity. Specifically, AccuBar will produce a report shortly after the event’s completion that details consumption and suggested billing amounts for each food and beverage item sold during the banquet, which is an invaluable tool for operations struggling to keep a handle on banquets.
Bay Colony Golf Club, Inc. was created for Bay Colony and the Estates at Bay Colony Golf Club residents in the tradition of the grand old golf clubs, where a limited number of members share a world class golf course for private and unhurried enjoyment of the game. The Naples, Fla. club carries forth the Bay Colony tradition of privacy and stylish living with its charming “Old South” gatehouse, streetscapes, and Clubhouse design. The philosophy of the Bay Colony Golf Club is to preserve the character of the “grand old game of golf” – unhurried, uncrowded, refined and leisurely.
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