CrunchTime Reviews

CrunchTime

Food & Labor Operations Platform for Multi-unit Restaurants

4.38/5 (13 reviews)

Pros
  • Also, all the tools that are available to help you troubleshoot your inventory variances are amazing. Finally, their embedded help is hands down the best I have seen.Gary M.Read the full review
  • We love using this product to do our truck orders and input inventory great layout and easy to use.Jennifer M.Read the full review
  • What I like about crunch-time back office it is an easy and great way to keep track of your inventory and sales.Angel M.Read the full review
Cons
  • The inability to edit commissary orders after they have been reconciled, even though you can do that with vendor orders can be difficult if your business uses commissaries to supply their locations.Gary M.Read the full review
  • Unfortunately, there is no wiggle room or grey area to account for things like spills, or, for example, extra inventory that may be used that wasn't rung in or charged for an upcharge.Margaret W.Read the full review
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Ramon Vazquez

Crunchtime your restaurant back of house experts

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-17
Review Source: Capterra

We have been using Crunchtime for a very long time, I would say around 8 years. It has always worked well and our experience has been exceptional. We purchased another company some time ago which used a product from the competition and we decided to try it out for a while and then decide if we would migrate away from Crunchtime or migrate the new additions to Crunchtime. After discussing with the users it was an easy decision to migrate the new restaurants over since Crunchtime's features set is much more complete than that of the other system that we tried.

Pros
1. Cloud based software as a service 2. More features than the competition 3. Easy to integrate with different systems 4. Willing to adapt to business needs 5. Will take good ideas or suggestions from clients and upgrade system adding benefit to all customers

Cons
1. Some processes were easier to execute on the fat client that has been discontinued 2. They did not have native integration with some POS until last year. But they did provide us a third party that helped with that and we used them in the mean time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Sara Wimmer

Inventory Management

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-26
Review Source: Capterra

Would recommend Crunchtime to anyone looking to solve for cost of goods and labor. There are a great deal of reports and functions in this database that help your teams from restaurant level to C-level make better business decisions. The customer service team is quick and helpful which makes resolving any issues that may arise less stressful.

Pros
Accurate and reliable food and beverage costs. Reporting abilities from micro and macro levels. Consistency

Cons
Learning curve with new users can cause issues with ease of use.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Thomas Hemmer

Still working out bugs

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-08-21
Review Source: Software Advice

Although their support team struggled, they were courteous and understanding in regards to wanting to help.

Pros
It works when data is entered absolutely correct. The finite details of statistics and projections are a little out there.

Cons
Customer support, at least half the time seemed to be learning their own product when I called in. Most of my questions or concerns required a call back by their team.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Gary Moss

Greatest Inventory System

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-23
Review Source: Capterra

I have had nothing but good experiences with CrunchTime. Their support is the best I have dealt with compared to any other software I have used (especially than any of the multitude of POS support teams I have dealt with).

Pros
The best part about this software is how highly customizable it is in order to meet our business needs. The purchasing controls and the way that it highlights reconciling issues to help prevent mistakes is great. Also, all the tools that are available to help you troubleshoot your inventory variances are amazing. Finally, their embedded help is hands down the best I have seen. It does not just send you to some message board where maybe you find the information you are looking for but brings you right to the pages that correspond with where you are in the app at the time.

Cons
It is very unforgiving, in some areas. The inability to edit commissary orders after they have been reconciled, even though you can do that with vendor orders can be difficult if your business uses commissaries to supply their locations. Also, the need to create multiple recipes to deal with mods or togo vs dine in can create a lot of extra work vs having some functionality where maybe there are flags that designate what should be in a recipe would make it much easier.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Margaret Warren

thorough, great for quality control

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-25
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Going off of previous inventory cycles, Crunchtime tells you exactly how much product you should have and exactly what you are missing and integrates well with your POS

Cons
Unfortunately, there is no wiggle room or grey area to account for things like spills, or, for example, extra inventory that may be used that wasn't rung in or charged for an upcharge.

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Angel Mitchell

Crunch-time back office

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-04-21
Review Source: Capterra

Overall the crunch-time back-office I believe is really a great inventory app option to use and keeping track of all store and business inventory

Pros
What I like about crunch-time back office it is an easy and great way to keep track of your inventory and sales

Cons
Cons to crunch time back office and sometimes it takes a couple days for the system to come back up if it goes down

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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TJ Slain

Easy to use, very detailed, all the info you want to know

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-24
Review Source: Software Advice

One of the better inventory management systems I've worked with

Pros
Easy to look into inventory, shortages, usage, etc. Lots of reports for p-mix, costs, sales history, etc.

Cons
Not easy to set up. Very time consuming. Not a big con...but set aside some time. Customer support lacks when there is an issue, but not often did I come across an issue

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Christine Lewis

CT

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-08
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It's an all in one software. No need for other programs.

Cons
some search options are not user friendly, would prefer a fresher look

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Donald Towner

Great Back Office Solution

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Ease of Use Features Saves Time and Money Makes operators lives easier

Cons
Can be expensive for smaller operations

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jennifer Martinez

easy to use

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-31
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
we love using this product to do our truck orders and input inventory great layout and easy to use

Cons
works great i have no issues with this software

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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TJ Slain

Crunchtime inventory management

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-05
Review Source: Software Advice

Not sure of the price exactly...but great tool to control costs, manage ordering and revealing waste. Worth the investment

Pros
Very detailed. You can drill into any item to see usage, theoretical and actual, refer to recipes, yields, etc. Assists with ordering, updating prices, and costing plates

Cons
Some features are monotonous, like entering data, unnecessary steps are needed to review reports. Customer service wasnt always the most helpful, although not needed all that much

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Joe Lennon

Great for Large Groups

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-11-26
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
This will drill down deep into the details of your COGs and labor controls, its really great. Inventory management is hard to get right and they do it well.

Cons
It's not the most intuitive interface for managers, but with some training this is remedied. It could use a UI upgrade.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Michael Miller

BOH enterprise management

Reviewed 2016-02-29
Review Source: Capterra

Smart system. Always ahead of the curve. No charge for updates and scales incredibly well across all restaurant locations

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