“It’s hard to know how we ever managed without allmanhall”

Catering and IT solution

Overview

Badminton School challenged allmanhall to help with 2 very clear aims:

  • To improve catering systems and processes
  • To track allergens, nutrition and costings

With a comprehensive procurement solution, an industry-leading catering controls platform and award-winning support, allmanhall have been able to deliver an answer to the School’s need that soon became essential…

“The software is used almost daily, whether it’s the need for a price, details of consumption or an analysis of stock. Saffron provides the perfect solution for Badminton’s needs. The knowledge and confidence provided through use of Saffron has transcended across the department and it’s hard to know how we ever managed without it.” – James Lindsay, Operations Manager, Badminton School

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Background

In March 2019, Badminton School were introduced to allmanhall at the ISBA Catering Conference. Badminton were researching opportunities to action further improvements to its catering systems and processes. Key elements included the need for purchasing savings, combined with an efficient stocktaking mechanism that allowed considered review of monthly purchases.

What did the client need?

Badminton School sought to:

  • improve catering systems and processes
  • track allergens, nutrition and costings

What was the result?

allmanhall introduced Saffron catering management software in 2019. This industry-leading, cloud-based catering control platform helps to track and manage every penny of spend. Saffron was provided with full support as part of allmanhall’s comprehensive procurement solution.

allmanhall EDI, through Saffron, ensures that all core supplier invoices are automatically loaded onto the system, line by line, at the point of order. This allows full visibility of all products purchased, including the description and price. All core suppliers have been successfully integrated into EDI through Saffron, and the invoice and credit note data is also HMRC compliant.

In the first six months of the relationship, allmanhall reduced the number of traded invoices from 787 to just 7, generating administrative savings of 99.15% between July 2019 and January 2020.

Using the Saffron portal, Badminton School has been able to upload all of their recipes with nutritional information and a costings analysis. With support from allmanhall’s Registered Dietitian, Tess Warnes, Saffron has the capability to analyse and report the key nutritional data within any given dish.

Of particular importance, in part due to the 2014 EUFIC allergen legislation, Saffron also lists the key Annex II allergens in each dish. This application is also capable of analysing wider dietary requirements and preferences such as Halal, Kosher or vegetarian.

Badminton School also benefits from a fully manned and expert help desk – allmanhall are on hand to offer award-winning support, advice and training to the School’s catering team.

What did the client say?

“Badminton School were introduced to allmanhall in March 2019 at the ISBA Catering Conference. Badminton were researching opportunities to action further improvements to its catering systems and processes. Key elements included the need for purchasing savings, combined with an efficient stocktaking mechanism that allowed considered review of monthly purchases.

allmanhall introduced Badminton to its Saffron software, providing comprehensive training and support that included far more than a voice at the end of the phone. Regular visits from allmanhall’s management team ensured Badminton could confidently commence our relationship in early July 2019.

The software is used almost daily, whether it’s the need for a price, details of consumption or an analysis of stock. Saffron provides the perfect solution for Badminton’s needs. The knowledge and confidence provided through use of Saffron has transcended across the department and it’s hard to know how we ever managed without it.”

– James Lindsay, Operations Manager, Badminton School