One important piece of info BevSpot provides is variance.

Your variance is the difference between your sales and inventory usage data listed as a percentage of your actual use from inventory.

  • A negative number here would indicate a loss in your bar or kitchen program.  
  • We always expect some loss, but the closer to zero this number is the better. 
  • Positive Variance is caused by selling more product than you physically used.
  • This is highly unlikely to actually happen, so it’s probably a data issue that needs to be addressed.