Budgets & Forecasting

It's tough to hit your target if you don't know what you're aiming for.

Real-time Insights to Keep Your Cost of Goods Sold on Track

Building a budget is a critical step in being able to manage food costs and keep your profits in your pocket.

Our cloud-based restaurant budgeting and forecasting software takes the leg work out of tracking budget performance in real-time.

Budgets & Forecasting

Declining Budgets

As you make purchases throughout the period and digitize your invoice data using xtraCHEF, xtraCHEF automatically categorizes and applies the purchases to your budget.

This lets your team know how they're doing and how much budget they have left to spend before the end of the period.

POS Integration

Data entry is the last thing we want our customers to do.

We've developed integrations with Point-of-Sale (POS) systems in order to sync your daily sales and order data directly into xtraCHEF...giving you budget insight without having to manually input the data.

Flexible Time Periods

You can easily manage your budget based on the time period that works best for you.

View the data by fiscal year, by calendar year, by quarter, by month and by week.

View Available Daily Spend & Budget Health at a Glance

Purchasers, managers, chefs, etc. can view available budget amount left for the remaining days of the month or week.

Our Budget Health emoji will quickly reveal whether your actual food cost ratio is on par with what you expected. Let's keep Cheffy happy!

"This service allows our team to streamline the administrative duties that are necessary, but often time-consuming, so our chefs can focus on what they do best – creating incredible culinary experiences for our guests."
"We were experiencing challenges with having our store managers having to manually key data from paper invoices. xtraCHEF provided the solution we needed by eliminating any wasted time, errors and manual efforts of handling paper invoices."
"In nearly 25 years of operating restaurants and foodservice concepts, our guest-focused approach is what sets us apart as a top foodservice management company. xtraCHEF allows our managers to spend more time focused on our guests and less time in the office managing paperwork."
What Customers Say

Setting the standard for cloud-based restaurant management software.

  • Don't hate it. Automate it.

    Don't hate it. Automate it.

    No one likes data entry or paper pushin'
    Code invoice line-items in our system once...and that's it. Configure rules to review only the invoices you want to see. Accurate data delivered to accounting & inventory.
  • Analyze costs. Visualize profits.

    Analyze costs. Visualize profits.

    Improved visibility boosts your bottom-line
    Real-time visibility into food costs enable more informed purchase decisions, data-driven vendor negotiations & insight into how fluctuating prices impact the bottom line.
  • Connect the Kitchen & Bookkeeper

    Connect the Kitchen & Bookkeeper

    On-demand access to invoice images & data
    Secure, anywhere access and a powerful search engine make it easy to keep financial information flowing across the house, across locations or across the country.