Farmers Restaurant Group Manages Expanding Workforce with Agilysys Software System
Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative information technology and hospitality software and services, has announced that Farmers Restaurant Group of Washington, D.C., has selected the Agilysys Workforce Management SolutionTM (WMx) to increase efficiency and streamline operations at its four restaurant locations.
“We evaluated a number of workforce management systems and found that WMx is truly a ‘best of breed’ solution, with all the features and functionality we require,” said Dan Simons, concept developer and managing partner at Farmers Restaurant Group, which oversees management and operations of Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers restaurants. “Our employees are our most valuable resource, and WMx will help us with recruiting and hiring, maintaining different pay rates, scheduling according to employee skill, forecasting on demand, and the many other details of maintaining a successful workplace. Our company is expanding, and we are confident that WMx will keep up with our increasing demands and grow along with us.”
WMx is a comprehensive and feature-rich enterprise system designed to help hospitality organizations improve the efficiency and productivity of the workforce. It includes tools for performance-based scheduling, dynamic labor forecasting, embedded workflow for employee hiring, employee self-service and multiple time-capture solutions. It seamlessly integrates with numerous point-of-sale, property management, inventory and procurement and payroll systems, enabling hospitality providers to reduce labor costs and increase profitability.
“In the highly competitive restaurant industry, where labor is the largest controllable cost, an automated workforce management system is an essential business tool,” said Tony Ross, vice president of sales at Agilysys. “WMx will help Farmers Restaurant Group transform labor management from a drain on the bottom line into a benefit that minimizes costs and streamlines business processes. The solution will also enable the company to establish lasting connections with employees and guests, which will result in happier staff and repeat business.”
Farmers Restaurant Group is the management and operations company behind the internationally renowned Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers restaurant concepts. Each restaurant is designed to provide a fine balance of atmosphere, food and service, with menus based on seasonal ingredients from American family farms and dishes prepared from scratch daily. Farmers Restaurant Group currently manages three restaurants in the Washington, DC, area, with a new Founding Farmers restaurant slated to open November 2014 in Tysons, Virginia.
Agilysys is a leading developer and marketer of proprietary enterprise software, services and solutions to the hospitality industry. The company specializes in market-leading point-of-sale, property management, inventory and procurement, workforce management, analytics, document management, and mobile and wireless solutions that are designed to streamline operations, improve efficiency and enhance the guest experience. Agilysys serves four major market sectors: Gaming, both corporate and tribal; Hotels, Resorts and Cruise; Foodservice Management; and Restaurants, Universities, Stadia and Healthcare. Agilysys operates extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia, with corporate services located in Alpharetta, GA, and offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. For more information, visit www.agilysys.com.
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