French startup Skello raised a $6.9 million funding round from Aglaé Ventures, XAnge, Jean-Baptiste Rudelle and existing investors Thomas Landais, Guillaume le Dieu de Ville and Gilles Blanchard. The company’s startup will assist bar, restaurant and hotel managers in keeping track of all staff management services including shifts and staffing issues. Skello utilizes a software-as-a-service approach to further help companies save time on the troublesome admin tasks.
Once your rules are set up, you will be able to enjoy easily generated shifts, knocking several minutes off the original task. Waiters, receptionists and other staff members will then receive their schedule via email and SMS. Employees are also capable of requesting shift changes through the software in case they’re unavailable.
Skello is also capable of generating detailed reports and the end of the month with bonuses, leaves, paid time off, etc. From there everything will then be exported to payroll solutions. Skello even helps you visualize how much is spent on staffing and if you’re keeping costs maintained and more.
Other companies are attempting to do the same, however many bars and restaurants still reply on Excel, according to Tech Crunch. The chances of it running well with small businesses are quite high, but it doesn’t scale perfectly. 30,000 employees are currently using Skello every day, including Alain Ducasse, Planet Sushi and AccorHotels’ Ibis.
The company first desires to expand to new categories, including retail and healthcare, due to today’s funding round. Skello plans to further expand to other European countries after expanding to new categories.