Using the dashboard is now even easier. Thanks to Userpilot.

Der User Pilot im qnips Dashboard

Manual was yesterday. Thanks to Userpilot there are now interactive tutorials for the qnips Dashboard. Be successful with step-by-step instructions (and get less support requests)!

You would like to explain how to use the Dashboard to a new colleague, but haven’t had the chance to learn all the functions yourself?
Then qnips now offers you the possibility to simplify the onboarding process by integrating the Userpilot.

Save time with Userpilot

With the User Pilot there is now a walk through tutorial for the qnips Dashboard.

Improve the dashboard experience for you and your key users or make it easier for new colleagues to get started. Supplement personal (telephone) training appointments with an individual tutorial, or simply refresh learned topics from a training course.

Your advantages

Time-saving: Don’t leaf through an endless manual for a long time, but receive instructions on exactly those processes that are relevant to your workflow.
Dynamic: The Userpilot adapts individually to the changes in your dashboard.
Interactive: A personalized user experience that allows you to complete exactly the guidance steps you need.

How the User Pilot works

Together with qnips, develop a dynamic online user guide for your dashboard, designed in your corporate design. You decide which content is available in your individual tutorials and thus optimally adapt the experience to your own needs and those of your key users. Simply contact your qnips contact person!

You don’t know us yet and you are interested in our functions in the qnips Dashboard? Or maybe you have questions about other qnips features?

Then get in touch with us today. We are always happy to take your appointments and questions at or under +49 511 165 899 0.

Corona-Control: Guide your customers with “traffic lights” and people counters!

digitale Einlasskontrolle

First relaxations of the corona measures come into effect and companies can slowly start thinking about resuming their daily business.

For retailers, a minimum distance of 1.5 metres still applies, with a maximum sales area of 800 m². Access controls at the entrances are intended to guarantee the minimum distances. A timetable for the reopening of the gastronomy should also be set.

This is how the digital entrance control works

Control the capacity utilisation of your company restaurant with the help of digital access control. Simply specify a maximum number of visitors and control the entrance automatically with a noticeable digital visitor or guest traffic light. qnips supports you in setting up such a digital display, which can also be easily integrated into your qnips Dashboard.

Control the capacity utilisation of your company restaurant with the help of digital access control.

The quotient of the current canteen visitors and the maximum occupancy rate is updated in real time. The people counter transmits the current occupancy rate in real time to the intranet and to a digital display at the entrance of your company restaurant.

We can support you with a digital capacity utilisation display or do you have any further questions? Then please make an appointment today by e-mail to or contact us directly on +49 511 165 899 0.

Respond to COVID-19 with digital ordering processes.

qnips Bestellsysteme

In response to the current crisis, qnips offers quickly implementable pre-order processes to respond to the current situation.

For you and us, the health and safety of all our employees, partners and customers is our most important concern. Therefore, we would like to take the additional opportunity to inform you that the entire qnips team is now working in the home office and is available for you as usual. Thanks to our cloud technologies, the team and the system continue to work seamlessly.

We are there for you!

COVID-19 poses great challenges, especially for the system and company catering industry.

Company restaurants are confronted with ever decreasing numbers of guests. Every day the situation changes and missing information makes the planning process for restaurateurs and caterers difficult to almost impossible.
So what can be done?

Quarantine cases and home office regulations already ensure that the risk of corona infections is reduced. But what about the employees who cannot work from the home office? The emergency staff of companies still want to be provided for!

Drastic times require drastic measures. But even now, there are still ways and means of securing even severely restricted restaurant operations and reducing the risk of infection.

Digital ordering processes enable the contactless supply of employees in the building as well as in the home office and thus open up additional secure supply channels. Since no one ordering process is suitable for all applications, we will present some customer projects below that may be of help in your current situation.

Please note that all these projects have been started before COVID-19 and therefore do not have to be a direct reaction of the mentioned customers to the current situation.

Online reservation of menus and seats
(Example Chrono24)

Online reservation of menus and seats
Quantities that can be better planned in advance for food calculation.

COVID 19 factor: Avoid queues and ensure a fixed number of seats in the restaurant. Quantities that can be better planned in advance for food calculation.

The staff pre-orders a meal using a menu that is available online and can be accessed via a link. In addition, the employees have to select a time window of e.g. 30 minutes in which they want to go out to eat when placing their order. The system holds a certain capacity for a time slot and closes the slot when the maximum capacity is reached. This ensures that the company restaurant is not overloaded and long waiting times occur. The food is paid for on site as usual.

Ordering and payment via app with pickup by the guest
(Example Aramark)

Ordering and payment via app with pickup by the guest

COVID-19 factor: Contact between guests is avoided in the restaurant. Ensuring a basic supply with a reduced team and reduced assortment.

Here the company relies on an app ordering system. Employees can pre-order their food from the office or on the road and pay directly from the app using PayPal or credit card. The order is displayed on a tablet as a Kitchen Monitor, which initiates production in the kitchen and sends the status of provisioning to the guest’s app in real time. The guest will be informed as soon as the order is ready to be picked up and can pick up his food at the counter.

Delivery to the workplace or Department
(Example Storck)

Delivery to the workplace or Department

COVID-19 factor: Closure of the company catering and supply of guests by delivery. Ensure a basic supply with reduced staff and reduced product range.

Storck employees have the possibility to pre-order snacks and breakfast via app and webshop. They pay against their wage and salary account. The orders can be cancelled or changed at any time.

The ordering processes can be tailored to your requirements.
These are just a few examples, which can be combined in many different ways. For example, different payment methods, ordering or delivery options, time slot reservations and channels are also available in other compositions.

We can support you with an individualized pre-order system or do you have any further questions?
Then the best thing is to make an appointment today by e-mail to or contact us directly on +49 511 165 899 0. Stay safe!

The qnips “Unsplash” feature: free images for commercial use

Unsplash Bildersuche

A picture is worth a thousand words.
That’s why with the qnips “Unsplash” integration you will find thousands of pictures, that are free for commercial use.

Search for suitable Content to illustrate your news or to inform about a promotion week by adding the right photo. All this is just a few clicks away.

Integrated into your dashboard, the new feature allows you to search for images online as you create content. Choose quickly and easily from over one million freely available, high-quality images, compiled by an international community of professional photographers and creators.

What is Unsplash?
Unsplash is an online image database of over one million freely available, high resolution images that you can use for free. For more information about the Unsplash license, click here.

Here’s how it works
Within the “Content System” of the qnips Dashboard, in the “Media” tab you will now find the new button “Unsplash Images” . This will take you directly to the new image search.
The rest is very simple: search, find, use. Totally free of charge.

You can use the pictures within your dashboard or menu-app
You can then use the selected images directly in your menu app, in your intranet menu or on monitors.

Good to know.
Unsplash “speaks” English only (and can therefore only be searched in English), but qnips translates your German search terms automatically, just like you can translate your menus with our CAT tool. Good, right?

Are you interested in new features by qnips or do you have any questions? Then make an appointment today via e-mail to or contact us directly on +49 511 165 899 0.

Sharing is caring – qnips publishes menu icons

At the start of the LMIV in Germany, qnips has developed its own icons for allergens or other labels, which have become quite popular and are now used thousands of times in our apps, catering portals, menus and displays.

We were repeatedly asked by our customers to be able to use the icons also in other places (e.g. other internal systems) to achieve a consistent labelling. Of course, we are happy about a broad use of our own solutions, but instead of limiting, the added value of the customer always comes first.

We have therefore decided to make the icons available to everyone free of charge.

You can find the icons as .SVG and .PNG in our GitHub profile and you can use, change, customize or color them as long and as often as you want. Have fun with it!

qnips CAT-Tool: Professional translations with the help of modern technology

Use artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically and reliably translate your menus into any language.

Your company, like many others, is facing the challenge of internationalization? Then qnips now offers a cost- and time-saving solution that is just a mouse click away: CAT

Click on the magic wand to see the translation.

Here is a brief explanation
Up to now, professional translations had to be done manually and therefore mostly required own international employees in the catering team or an expensive agency. Our CAT-tool has nothing to do with cats, but stands for Computer-Assisted Translations. A computer-program that translates even complicated texts. It brings digitalization into the dreary world of translation culture.

How does the qnips CAT tool work?
The translations are created via a cloud interface as soon as the data is transferred from the ERP, so that they are available immediately after import.However, if the translations still need to be adapted individually, this can be done via the “Edit” function of each individual product line.

All advantages at a glance:

Do cats translate your menus plans from now on?

  • Low- priced
  • Real-time translations
  • effortless handling
  • the accustome

Free trail
You already use qnips? Your qnips project manager activates the CAT tool in the dashboard for testing. Just call or send an e-mail to your known contact.

We don’t know each other yet and you are interested in our digital translation professional? Or do you have any questions about other qnips features? Then please contact us today. Questions are always welcome via or +49 511 165 899 0.