A system for running your business is essential and the service you get is just as important…
We build & prepare your database at the start based on your tariff – NO EXTRA COST And even prepare your graphics for you! We have telephone support, internet support with a very neat data transfer system and we also assist with installation & show you the ropes to get started – WE DON'T CHARGE EXTRA!
Commission based bookings are sometimes an option to generate much needed bookings. There are however, more cost effective ways of generating business and our comparison example shows very clearly, the real costs of commission based online booking systems.
Some of our competitors even offer 'free' systems. Remember, few things are free in this world and it`s well worth checking the real costs.
The very best custom is repeat custom.
Clients who have been before can often be encouraged to return with good marketing.
Current Caterbook clients use their customer databases to post promotional leaflets or e-mail special offers. They can even target specific clients. For example, they can easily search for guests who visited for a local event and e-mail those people when a similar activity occurs again.
Use CaterBook to generate more, and better quality business. It's easy!
With CaterBook, you can enter your outgoing business costs as well as the usual guest payments. This means you have the money in and money out information available in a high organised manner. You can monitor profit levels instantly. You can check your VAT in moments. The reporting information in CaterBook is flexible and exportable to external programs. It will even create Simplex style Microsoft Excel sheets (.xls) which categorise and total your receipts & outgoings.
Be better organised and save time and money.
The importance of business data is hard to overstate. The value of the reports to any size of business can help make better decisions.
Take this very simple example:
You spend 500 pounds on a magazine advertisement. A salesperson calls asking if you wish to repeat the advert.
Do you take up the offer? Check the Reference report in CaterBook and you will see EXACTLY how much money the advert generated. If it was less than you expected, turn down the offer and you just saved 500 pounds.
Now check how much CaterBook cost you in the first place.
One underestimated aspect of hospitality is paperwork.
Printing quotations, registrations, confirmations and invoices takes just moments with CaterBook saving considerable time. Statements are collated automatically and can be printed in seconds. Standard paperwork can be modified with personalised graphics and location maps, or completely changed by using the optional Microsoft Word documentation.
Reporting within CaterBook is flexible and comprehensive. Reports are categorised into domestic, financial and marketing sections and can be date related to suit your data requirements. All reports are exportable with financial information exportable to Microsoft Excel.
Consider a guest house with 15 rooms. Assuming the business takes 2000 bookings during one year and the paperwork for each booking is:
Using a Word template each booking may be assumed to take, let's say – 6 minutes
Over one year this amounts to 200 hours
Assuming a pay rate of £6.00 per hour this totals £1200 !!
Now consider that CaterBook handles paperwork in seconds and compare the costs.