1. A good recipe management software corrects food data

If a source is corrupted, anything resulting from it is, as well. Within the realm of food information, this is a critical point. Information can be found disseminated among multiple sources with little oversight. This is the case for databases, scientific articles (or not), blogs, web sites, books, etc. And this information is constantly evolving. Ensuring the quality of source information can be a major headache for anyone without the necessary expertise.

A recent study by Youmeal showed that about 50% of technical sheets for compound ingredients had incorrect or incomplete information. This could be anything from forgetting an allergen or the wrong calculation of fat content or calories. Information regarding vitamins and minerals is almost always absent or incomplete.

Hence the importance of a good recipe management software for correcting these errors! Plus the added bonus of presenting data in a standard and enhanced format. Otherwise, you’ll always doubt the quality of the information.

2. It’s multi-purpose and multi-user

A recipe management software that doesn’t easily share its data with several users immediately loses appeal. For the majority of those who work in the food industry, this sharing of information must be accessible among several sites, producers, business partners or chefs who work behind the scenes in recipe creation… or anyone else who is involved in the restaurant process and wants to have access to a collaborative information tool.

And when you talk about data sharing management and collaboration, you also have to mention standardization. Each person involved has his or her own way of qualifying and quantifying products. A good recipe management software must also standardize all of this data. This is a must so that everyone can find what they need and use it wisely!

3. It demonstrates flexibility

A recipe management software must be an intelligent tool that is capable of adapting its data. A supplier may modify the nature of an ingredient, the law evolves (such as regulation INCO1169) or an ingredient is replaced with another in a recipe. Basically, changes can happen from one moment to the next.

In the case of modification or update, a food data software must be reactive to adapt recipes and automatically recalculate their nutritional values. So choose a software than can instantaneously adapt data.

4. It operates as an open system

A recipe management system intended for those in the food industry is responding to a need: that of better organizing and valuing recipes within an organization. Before the final consumer is even served, a number of tasks come into play for creating recipes or menus, such as ordering ingredients from suppliers, inventory management, inventory, production, etc.

In other words, a solution that operates as an open system has significant added value! Even if it’s specialized, equip yourself with a recipe management software that is compatible with other tools like , for example, order management.

5. Finally, it can calculate material costs for a recipe

A software that allows you to manage, analyze, organize and value your recipes makes your life a whole lot easier! But it also becomes a true management tool when it calculates the material cost of your recipe. It’s the cherry on top: an indisputable aid in optimizing and achieving your budgetary goals. Simulating the cost price of a recipe is an essential feature of a comprehensive management software.

 

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