Tech update at The Rick Stein Group

The existing restaurant, cookery school, retail and online shop operations have been boosted by the launch of Stein’s at Home food boxes and Access Procure Wizard from the Access Group has been selected as the Purchase to Pay (P2P) software to manage its food and beverage procurement centrally.

David Lawley, Systems Co-ordinator at The Rick Stein Group explained “As we expanded into new business areas it became obvious that there was a lot of duplication between our EPoS, warehouse management and procurement systems with products and ingredients sometimes being loaded three times. The Stein’s at Home menu boxes have proven so popular since their introduction last summer that we recognized our growing e-commerce presence needed an improved P2P system that could keep pace with our expansion, streamline our processes and help cut costs.

“The Rick Stein Group is a long-standing customer of Access EPoS and we believe the integration that it can provide with other solutions, including Access Procure Wizard, will be a huge benefit to our business. Most of the divisions work from the same recipe ingredients, costs and planning so automating processes, reducing duplication and minimizing admin time will help us become more efficient and cut costs.”

With most of the company’s restaurants, cookery school and retail outlets based in Cornwall, core trade has a seasonal bias and implementation of Access Procure Wizard has been scheduled for the Autumn to provide a smooth transfer during the traditionally quieter winter months.