Checkit today announced that it has been selected by Jamie’s Italian to digitise its operational processes and boost productivity and efficiency.
Checkit’s powerful Real-Time Operations Management Platform replaces paper checklists and forms with smart, interactive apps that are easy to build, use and learn. These apps guide, enforce and prompt users to perform the routine tasks whose reliable execution is key to running a successful service business. They automatically capture data as needed and ensure that all records are securely stored in the cloud. Data is then available for inspections and audits and is used to create interactive dashboards that give managers a clear view of performance across the group in a way that would be unimaginable with a paper-based management system.
Jamie’s Italian, with 37 sites across the UK, will be deploying Checkit to digitise key processes operated by restaurant staff, including food safety. Team members will be prompted when checks are due and will capture responses directly onto robust touch-screen devices, using wireless probes to capture temperature readings as required. Where follow up actions are required, staff will be prompted as appropriate, and issues requiring management attention will be escalated automatically. Regional and national managers will then be able to review and respond to process issues wherever they happen to be.
“As we reviewed our operations we realised that we – like much of the industry – were still running key processes in our restaurants using paper. As we move the business forward, we want to free up our staff to focus on cooking great food and focusing on customers. At the same time we need to ensure that all our sites operate to the highest of standards. Checkit will let us do both” said Ed Loftus, Jamie’s Italian Group F&B Director.
According to David Davies, Checkit’s Director of Product and Marketing, “Our aim is to help organisations to boost productivity, increasing the time available for customer service while also improving quality and consistency, leading ultimately to higher profitability and lower risk. We are delighted to be working with Jamie’s as they take the business forward.”
Checkit provides real-time operations management for businesses that need to ensure safe, reliable and efficient performance of frontline staff. It allows managers to define, monitor and analyse key aspects of operational and business performance that depend on critical routine tasks. Through its unique combination of simple and effective checklist application building, real-time alerts and seamless integration of smart sensors and cloud analytics, it helps businesses protect revenue, improve efficiency and reduce costs. Regardless of the size of the business, Checkit delivers insight of key activities, simplifying management and helping achieve and maintain consistency in standards and performance.
Based in Cambridge, UK, Checkit is part of Elektron Technology Group PLC. Checkit customers include the Ritz, Compass Group, Claridge’s, Inamo, Alton Towers, One Aldwych, Abel & Cole, Bakkavor Cucina Sano, Integrated Pathology Partnerships (iPP), NHS, University of Winchester and Nanna Mexico, amongst others.