SmaSS Catering has been specially developed as a middleware solution for the catering and hotel industry to support your menu and reservation planning and to automatically implement your buffet and table signage. It saves time and resources, because SmaSS Catering reduces the complexity of the underlying display system and addresses the displays automatically. The number of data sources and different display technologies such as VUSION Label can be scaled to meet your needs.
SmaSS Catering supports efficient buffet signage and menu labeling through the following:
Centralization: In hotels and restaurants, a master list of all dishes is not always available. SmaSS Catering offers the possibility to manage all relevant dishes and to plan accordingly. Whether for regular operations or special events such as parties or weddings. Existing dishes can be imported manually or simply from Excel. In addition, the middleware can be linked to third-party systems such as your own inventory management system in order to automate the exchange of data.
Menu planning: With SmaSS Catering you can easily create attractive menu cards at the table or on an LCD screen. The data is automatically transferred to the digital labels or displays. The planning function saves a lot of time, because breakfast, lunch and dinner, for example, can be planned in advance with the integrated calendar. The information on the buffet signs or menu cards is then automatically updated at the predefined time. And the design always corresponds to the concept of the restaurant or hotel.
Table reservations: In many restaurants, table reservations are still handled using manually written lists and paper name tags. With SmaSS Catering reservations can also be managed digitally. At the specified time, the name of the guest appears on the display, indicating that the table will be occupied soon. At the same time, it allows guests to find their table quickly, even without asking the staff. Alternatively, the signs can also refer to celebrations such as birthdays or weddings and function as part of the table decoration through their inscription.
Connectivity: In the food sector, additional information on ingredients is particularly important. With constantly changing dishes, however, the manual labeling of signs is cumbersome and time-consuming. Thanks to SmaSS Catering and digital buffet signs, you can easily make information such as allergens, dyes, or ingredients part of the labeling. Alternatively, the digital signs can also contain barcodes that lead customers to further information or a digital menu with further details on allergens and content. You can also set up interactions with the guests in the form of ratings via NFC, QR code, SmaSS app or WLAN button, in order to receive quick feedback on your offers.