Advantage Workforce Empowers Compeat Customers

In late 2012, Compeat introduced an exciting new product called Advantage Workforce. This comprehensive labor management system is fully integrated with Compeat Advantage back office, accounting, and payroll systems. This new product provides Compeat customers with a comprehensive labor management system. In a recent interview, three of our early Advantage Workforce adopters — Bardenay of Boise, Hideaway Pizza, and Daniel Island Grille — summarized the features they found most useful and beneficial.

More Efficient Communication for Managers & Staff
Hideaway Pizza, voted Oklahoma’s best pizza, adopted Compeat Advantage to manage their back office and accounting back in August 2012. They decided to pilot Advantage Workforce in three of their twelve stores, and were instantly amazed at how quickly Workforce was able to make a positive change in their restaurants.

Prior to implementation, managers printed schedules from Excel and posted them at each restaurant. When employees wanted to swap shifts or request time off, they would write on the schedule or verbally tell a manager. This process was time consuming, required employees to visit or call the restaurants for change requests, and left room for errors.

Advantage Workforce enabled Hideaway to streamline scheduling practices and automate numerous manual processes. “We’ve eliminated all written and verbal schedule requests, and no longer need to post schedules in the stores,” explains Tyson Smith, IT Director at Hideaway. “Now, with the MyWorkforce Employee Portal, our employees easily view their schedules and make changes from their home computers or mobile devices. This has saved our management a lot of time and headaches!”

More Efficient Scheduling
Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery is a cornerstone of Idaho’s restaurant and bar industry. As a longtime satisfied Compeat Advantage customer, they were quick to jump on the opportunity to implement Advantage Workforce.

Before implementing Advantage Workforce, Bardenay created and posted schedules in Excel two weeks out. They were unable to monitor the efficiency of their schedule versus actual business volumes until after the scheduled period was complete. Variances could not be determined on a timely basis. By the time variance information was available, a new schedule had already been posted.

Before implementing Advantage Workforce, Bardenay created and posted schedules in Excel two weeks out. They were unable to monitor the efficiency of their schedule versus actual business volumes until after the scheduled period was complete. Variances could not be determined on a timely basis. By the time variance information was available, a new schedule had already been posted.

Bardeney managers are now able to monitor their labor on a daily basis and take immediate action. Bardenay is now running projections and building new schedules much more efficiently.

Kitchen labor used to be 5% higher than it should’ve been. Now, with Workforce, it’s exactly where it’s projected to be. We’ve not missed one benchmark since implementing Workforce.”
Max Pearcy, CFO at Bardenay

DIG Hospitality opened their first restaurant, Daniel Island Grille, in 2008 in Charleston South Carolina. In 2012, Amy Mahoney, part-owner of DIG, implemented Advantage Workforce and Payroll with her Compeat Advantage system in two of their stores.

Prior to implementing Compeat, DIG created schedules manually and posted them in the restaurant. “Workforce allows management to easily handle time-off requests, school schedules and shift trades — things that are usually nightmares! They can also schedule based on previous weeks trends, saving hours in unnecessary labor. Basically we are just kicking ourselves for not doing this sooner. We have reduced costs by at least 5% so far with Compeat.”

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