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7shifts + Lightspeed: Reduce labor cost by increasing efficiency

Good news restaurateurs! 7shifts now integrates with Lightspeed POS. Lightspeed is one of the most popular Canadian POS systems on the market providing small and medium sized retail and restaurant businesses with point of sale solutions.

This new feature offers 7shifts’ users a full Lightspeed integration – including sales and labor. The integration provides accurate labor data for building schedules and more accuracy when scheduling to a budget or aiming for a labor percentage target.

Restaurateurs with employee scheduling integrated with their POS are better able to predict, track, and ultimately reduce labor costs.

“Tying together our POS and scheduling platform has been a great benefit to our business,” says Robyn Chatlain, COO of Saskatoon’s güd eats inc.“Being able to create more accurate schedules based on our sales data will allow us to reduce costs while maintaining the same level of exceptional service we are known for.”

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The Lightspeed POS actual labor and sales integration provides a real-time sync of labor data, helping restaurateurs see and compare scheduled labor to actual labor and to forecast future labor costs with confidence. This integration also enables managers and operators to create more accurate and efficient schedules.

Restaurateurs using 7shifts and Lightspeed can now view real-time labor data in the 7shifts web dashboard, the mobile Manager Dashboard, and Enterprise Dashboard–three different ways to track labor performance and identify opportunities for optimization.

What does this Lightspeed integration do?

This Lightspeed integration syncs sales and labor data recorded in your Lightspeed POS in real-time. Labor data is then compared against scheduled labor costs. This data appears in 7shifts alongside the variances from your schedule, giving you the information you need to make profitable future scheduling decisions.

How does Lightspeed integration benefit my restaurant?

The Lightspeed integration helps you manage and reduce your restaurant’s labor costs by giving you precise control and access over your forecasted labor (what you would like staff to work) versus your actual labor (what your staff actually worked). When you compare the two values, we provide your labor variance, labor cost percentage, and sales per man hour.

This information helps you see exactly who worked more than you would like, and how often this happens. With that information, you can track patterns over time, and use the data to understand your operating costs and ultimately, improve your restaurants' profitability.

How can I get started?

If you're an existing 7shifts customer that uses Lightspeed as their POS, you can learn how to enable this new integration right here.