As the hospitality industry continues to evolve, new technologies are emerging to help operators streamline their operations and improve their guest experience. With extensive industry experience, Rob Finley was convinced there had to be a better way to merge the basics of equipment and supply solutions with what seems like an endless array of technology aimed at the food service marketplace.
Armed with extensive industry experience with distribution and manufacturing, more recently with Steelite, Finley created The Hospitality Advisory. The firm’s mission is to offer a range of curated solutions to meet the unique needs of operators across the nation as well as inform their inventory, delivery, and other processes for a more efficient and cost-effective strategy.
At the heart of The Hospitality Advisory’s (THA) offerings is a suite of cutting-edge technologies that leverage the power of data to help operators optimize their businesses. “We’re using advanced analytics and machine learning to help operators make data-driven decisions that can boost their profitability and drive growth,” Finley explained.
Based in Columbus, OH, The Hospitality Advisory partners with best-in-class leaders and partners in mobility, digital storage lockers, micro stores, robotic fulfillment, and delivery to help their clients identify new opportunities and make data-driven decisions to boost their bottom line.
One of the key technologies offered by Finley’s, Aapya Solutions, is a cloud-based platform that does not rely on but can work within a range of analytics, including point of sale systems, customer feedback tools, through an innovative optical inventory management system. This allows operators to gain a comprehensive view of their business performance and make informed decisions based in real-time data.
THA is also offering select equipment manufacturers including ITV and Migali, the opportunity to become part of a comprehensive “tech & equipment” play. “We found that manufacturers may in fact have their own tech solution built into their equipment, but real value comes from being part of a larger solution,” Finley noted.
To accomplish his goal, the hospitality industry maverick has partnered with Aapya Solutions and Welbilt’s former tech leader Ramesh Tirumala to bring cutting-edge technological solutions to the foodservice industry. “We are in development of proprietary optical inventory management systems in the latter alpha stage,” Finley proudly revealed in our conversation. “This new technology has massive implications for inventory management across retail convenience, along with cold and dry storage and food service.
Aapya Solutions, a technology firm based in Tampa, FL, specializes in the development of mobile applications, data analytics, and IoT (Internet of Things) technologies, which can be applied to a variety of industries.
As the hospitality industry continues to evolve, companies like Finley’s Hospitality Advisory will play an increasingly important role in helping operators stay competitive and meet the changing needs of their guests. With his tailored solutions, experience and expertise, THA is poised to change the face of the hospitality industry and bring about a new era of innovation and growth.
“Whether it’s expanding into new markets, launching a new brand, or enhancing their marketing strategy, we’re here to help,” Finley concluded.
More information is available online or by phone at 614-284-5348.