Behind the Scenes | By FoodByUs
17 August, 2021

COVID-19 has forced businesses to adapt to new measures quicker than ever before. Reflecting on the last 12 months and the global pandemic, businesses need the correct tools to save time for themselves and their staff. Finding platforms and integrations that are available for your business to make processes more efficient, save you time and money, and focus on weak areas is now needed more than ever.



four essential management tools you need


bookkeeping: keep track of your cash flow


Xero is a cloud-based accounting software to connect people with the right numbers anytime, anywhere, on any device. For accountants and bookkeepers, Xero helps build a trusted relationship with small business clients through online collaboration.

benefits of xero

1. Invoices are automatically sent directly into your account. Xero is completely online. (Say goodbye to traditional paper invoices)

2. Live reporting tools | You get a real-time-view of your accounts and can stay up to date with your finances on the go

3. Improve cash flow and get paid faster

4. Automated Invoice reminders | If your customers take a while to pay you, or you are spending hours chasing overdue invoices, then Invoice Reminders are a must-have.

5. One time set-up 

6. Xero grows with you | Whether it’s integrating with your email, or you want to use specialised systems (customer relationship management, inventory or industry-specific solutions) then Xero’s add-on marketplace gives you the flexibility to create a mix that meets your business’s specific needs.


Xero offers a 30 day free trial. After that:

Starter: $27 per month (Good for sole traders, new businesses, and the self-employed)

Standard: $52 per month. (Good for growing small businesses)

Premium 5: $67 per month (Good for established businesses of all sizes)


shift management


Deputy is an app-based workforce management system for managing shifts and employee availability. It cuts out hours of time-consuming work with paper or spreadsheets, and improves margins. Schedule your team in minutes with the leading employee scheduling software.

benefits of deputy

1. Flexible scheduling | Build schedules in minutes. Creates a positive work environment. Allows for flexibility across staff members. Staff are more engaged because it isn’t last minute. They have full visibility and can make changes and control there working weeks.

2. Forecast how many staff you need on hand to meet sales, foot traffic, or delivery orders

3. Create AI optimized schedules with a single click

4. Send schedules to your team instantly via web or app

5. Never be short staffed | Fill empty shifts quickly

6. Control costs with real-time data on wages vs sales | Make sure you’re running on budget. Deputy gives you a clear view of how your wage costs compare to sales so you can improve your labour cost percentage.

7. Simplify meal and rest break compliance

8. Manage your schedule from any location


Deputy offers a 30 day free trial. After that:

Scheduling: $3 per user per month (For those who need a better way to roster and communicate with their team)

Time & Attendance: $3 per user per month (For those who need to track attendance and export timesheets to payroll)

Premium: $5.50 per user per month (Your complete Scheduling and Time & Attendance solution, with Reporting)

Enterprise: Custom price (Designed for businesses with more than 250 employees and custom configuration needs)

easy to use pos system

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Lightspeed is an all-in-one cloud based point of sale system. Their goal is to make small businesses run smoothly. They pride themselves on creating easy-to-navigate point of sale products for retail stores and restaurants. Their tools are specifically designed around the realities of business owners managing single to multiple locations.

benefits of lightspeed

1. Increased mobility | Equip your staff with the right tools so they have the flexibility to work while on the move.

2. Efficiency | Instantly enter food orders so your staff will save time to focus on what they do best.

3. Flexible cloud solution | Access your business anywhere, anytime, on any device for maximum flexibility.

4. Sync your menu with online ordering and delivery apps to reach more customers

5. Make changes to your menus, modifiers and delivery apps to reach more customers

6. Increase your margins with powerful inventory management tools that make purchasing, prep and recipe costing a breeze

7. Get the data and reports you need to thrive, from revenue trends to COGS performance


Sell: $60 per site per month (Best for espresso bars, pop-ups and food trucks)

Manage: $120 per site per month (Best for cafes, quick service restaurants and bars)

Extend: $180 per site per month (Best for full service restaurants, pubs, breweries and wineries)

procurement/wholesale food ordering



FoodByUs is a one-stop-shop for restaurants, pubs, cafes, clubs and more to do all their online wholesale food ordering. From meat & poultry, alcohol, seafood, dry goods, packaging & more, we are the full procurement solution. With unlimited Suppliers, all categories and 100,000s of products, the power of choice is in your hands.


benefits of FOODByus

1. One tap to compare the market | Instantly see how a product compares to equivalents from other suppliers in the market.

2. Spend more, earn more | Enjoy industry-leading rebates simply by ordering across more categories.

3. Make accounting a dream | Integrate FoodByUs for free into your accounting software and save hours on manual entry.

4. All your suppliers in one place |Choose from hundreds of our top suppliers, plus add your own at any time.

5. Transparent pricing, every time | Enjoy the industry’s best prices thanks to our huge buying power. Put us to the test with a free invoice analysis.

6. No credit applications required | Sign up for free and get instantly connected to hundreds of suppliers. Search, compare and order in seconds not days.



In the meantime, save time and money by consolidating all your food ordering. Check out FoodByUs for an extensive range of Suppliers delivering to your area, free reporting tools to help you keep track of all your expenses, price-comparison tools to make sure you're getting the best deals on all your products and more!

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