Owning a business in the food industry can be both complex and diverse. Food diversity all around the world has cultural sentiments attached to them. One of the foremost cities that is rich in its food ethnicity is India.
Practus worked on a project with one of the oldest sit-down restaurant chains in India with an annual turnover of approximately 100 crores. The Restaurant owns and manages 6 outlets in India.
Practus was brought in by the management when the company decided to open 4-5 new restaurants. A Private Equity fund has recently acquired significant minority stake in this company
Practus aimed to manage the company’s finance function at a time when the company was transitioning from a family run business to a professionally run organisation and had quick expansion plans. We also aimed to define the key operating metrics to continuously track business performance and build MIS, cash flow, budgeting, internal Control Processes, Capex Management, Compliances & Analysis of business profitability while also playing a key role in ERP implementation.
Practus was successful in streamlining the Finance procedures and Automating the regular accounting process. This reduced the sales data entry time from 10 days to 1 day in a month. Practus brought in better internal controls and improved the business processes by designing and implementing policies / SOPs.
The management at the company could see clear improvements in Cash Management, employee payments and payroll processing Practus’ intervention at the company led to regular & periodic reports being provided to the management. The intent was to bring visibility into the business performance and assist the management in making sound business decisions. Practus’ team members provided training to the company’s inhouse F&A team, thus enabling them to gear up for expansion / growth plans of the company.
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