A Better Way to Plan for Your Demand
Leave the guessing games behind! Trying to guess how many employees you need from day to day cost’s you tens of thousands of dollars a year. Let Zip Forecast plan your next schedule and know your demand (based on sales and transactions) well in advance. Reduce over and under scheduling with staff forecasts on 15, 30, or 60-minute intervals. And use our easy-to-use budgeting tools for additional labor cost control.
- Fast Setup
- Forecast Sales and Transactions
- Events-Based Forecasts
- Optimize Workforce Productivity
- Labor Budgeting
- POS Integration
- Create forecasts on your first day
- Easily import sales data from your POS
- Adjust forecasts for weather and events
- Tailor forecast settings for each site
- Control labor costs with budgeting tools
- Reduce over and under scheduling
With Zip Forecast, you’ll be ready to start forecasting your staff on day 1. Easily import past sales data, set up a simple forecast matrix, and assign it to your site. Then generate your first forecast to project sales and forecast staff demands.
Forecast Sales and Transactions
Generate sales and transaction forecasts with a single click. Detailed forecasts allow you to drill down to 15-minute intervals ensuring the most pinpoint accuracy. Improve the accuracy of forecasts by importing at least 4 week of historical data (actuals). And, when used with Zip Schedules, these forecasts make business more predictable helping you reduce over and under scheduling.
Anticipating increased demand because of a big event or maybe fewer sales because of bad weather? Zip Forecast makes it easy to adjust forecasts for upcoming weather and events. Sales and transactions can be edited at the day level and on 15-minute intervals.
Optimize Workforce Productivity
Need to know how many employees to schedule during any specific time slot? What about how many Cashiers, Supervisors, or any other position? With Zip Forecast you can generate daily staff forecasts on 15, 30 or 60-minute intervals. You can also eliminate over and under scheduling by forecasting how many staff members you need at each position throughout the day.
Do you need to manage your schedule on the go? No problem, Zip Schedules has a free mobile app for both iPhone and Android. Offer open shifts and make changes to the schedule directly from your smartphone or tablet.
Are you getting a clear picture of how much your labor will cost when you create schedules? When you use Zip Forecast with Zip Schedules, you can get labor costs under control by setting up your preferred labor percentage of sales to use as a guide during schedule creation.
We know that sometimes you don’t want to see all the details, just a way to view all of the day’s high-level statistics. Every time you come into the Zip Forecast application you will clearly see a calendar view displaying the forecasted sales, transactions and scheduled labor percentage for each day in the current month. In addition, you can view the weather forecast for each day and leave any notes.
Tired of manually entering data? Zip Forecast allows you to automatically feed actual sales data from your POS, which increases your operational efficiency. Eliminate time spent on manual entry and focus your efforts on other more important tasks.
Choose to use Zip Forecast in English, Spanish, Chinese, or French. Your managers can change the language at any time for optimal ease of use.
How does the free trial work?
Your Zip Forecast free trial automatically starts upon signup. We do not take your credit card number at that time. Before your free trial expires, you will receive an email notification and prompt within the application to enter your credit card information. Once you enter your payment info, your subscription is instantly activated.
Do I have to sign a contract?
No. Zip Forecast is a pay-as-you-go service. Your subscription is month-to-month for as long as you’d like. Discounts are available for long-term contracts. You can even upgrade or downgrade your plan at anytime through the “My Account” tab in the application. If you cancel, you’ll be billed for the current month, but you won’t be billed again.
What types of payment do you accept?
Currently we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. If you need to pay by check, please contact us and we can setup an ACH payment from your checking account.
Can I change my plans at any time?
Yes. If you are logged into the application, simply click on “My Account” at the top right and then look for the “Change Current Plan” link under the “Upgrade Your Account” section. You will then see your options. Choose the new plan that works for you and continue to the billing information form. When complete, you’ll be instantly upgraded or downgraded and ready to work.
Are there any discounts available?
Yes. We offer a discount for non-profit organizations and members of the National Restaurant Association. Just sign up for the plan that meets your needs and enter the applicable discount code. If you qualify, and don’t have a discount code, send us an email and we’ll take care of the rest.