When it comes to the best compliance tool for UK restaurants in 2023 there’s a lot to consider. The ‘best’ for some might not be the best for another, all depending on what type of business you’re running. Is the price the most important deciding factor for you? Functionality? Or maybe ease-of-use?
In this article we look at the 5 most popular compliance tools for restaurants in the UK in 2023 to help you determine which tool is best for your business.
Compliance tools support businesses to comply with all the relevant legislation and regulations that restaurants and other hospitality businesses need to adhere to. Compliance includes health and safety, record keeping, food safety and more. A breach in keeping up with compliance can have a serious financial repercussions, risking reputational damage as well as the safety of staff and customers.
Essentially, hospitality businesses use digital tools to help them stay on top of compliance to avoid that.
When choosing a hospitality compliance tool you are of course going to want to find one that fits your business best, which can vary depending on what type of operations you are managing. To work out best-fit it’s worthwhile thinking about what are the main things that are important to your business from a compliance standpoint, then work back from there. These can be things like price, functionality, user-experience or even reporting.
As a minimum you will want your chosen tool to support you in managing compliance activities day-to-day, but there are some other useful features you might want to factor into your decision making. We’ve included the most sought after features for hospitality compliance tools to help you decide which is the best fit for your business.
Trail’s checklist functionality is designed for speed, efficiency and easy management of core tasks including those tasks related to compliance. With a full stack of helpful features, Trail helps you stay on top of compliance tasks while also incorporating automatic smart alerts if something needs addressing. Trail is competitively priced, easy-to-use and the only software in this list that allows for both sensor integrations and document storage making it a great option for your compliance tool.
Logit’s functionality centres on automating processes to track, manage and schedule compliance tasks within your business. If you want a standalone software to manage compliance, Logit is a safe choice. That said, if you want your software to manage compliance as well as other productivity processes another software in this list might be the better choice for your business.
Shield Safety focuses on streamlining compliance processes within your business, with document management and reporting functionality included within standard plans. Though somewhat limited with functionality for tasks other than compliance, this cloud-based software is a popular choice for compliance and risk management within hospitality businesses.
Navitas has a focus on usability and digitising formerly paper-based tasks. With solutions for food safety, training, monitoring as well as consulting, it’s a popular choice as a compliance tool for hospitality businesses.
Officially labelling itself as an ‘inspection management software’, SafetyCulture’s core focus centres around reporting and utilising data within your business. While the software doesn’t have the range of productivity tools the others in this list might, it’s a cost-effective option if your focus is on reporting and data collaboration among the team.
For more information on how Trail can help with compliance for your business, book a demo with our team.