Products categories

Products categories offer you an additional possibility to group products as you like to:
* produce reports broken down by Categories (Sales by products report)
* set up discounts for certain Products categories.

It is not mandatory to keep Categories.

To create a list of products categories, go to the Administration panel: Products\Products categories. A categorie value is set in the Administration panel: Products\Products and Dishes\Categories\Product categories field.

Unlike products group, the reference book of products categories doesn’t have a hierarchical structure so all categories are of equal value.

Example of using Products categories:
1) Category Products and Dishes set for breakfast:
* Eggs
* Milk
* Bread
* Tea

2) Category  Light First course:
* Borscht
* Meatball Soup
* Chicken broth

Discounts and Promotions

The discounts configuration screen is located in Administration panel\Loyalty\Discounts and promotions.

You can find the main settings on the Main tab, they include:

Name: Defines a discount name, for example, Discount on goods for women on Mother’s Day.

Percent: defines the applied percent of discount:

Manual: Allows to apply a discount in manual mode. A Waiter (salesperson) can apply discounts in his discretion.

–  if the Manual and Automatic radio button is checked, the applied percent will be calculated depending on the products regular price

  - if the Bonus points radio button is checked, the percent of rewarded bonus points will be calculated depending on the purchase amounts

 

Auto:  Allows to apply a discount in automatic mode to goods and checks when items on the order match the specified criterion.

Bonus points: defines the mode of bonus points rewards depending on the accumulated amount spent to purchase certain products

Enabled: Allows to make this discount available on the order entry screen.

* Use schedule: Defines if the discount should be applied according to the schedule specified on the Schedule tab.

  The schedule defines the period, time and days of week when this discount becomes active.

 The schedule is effective both for automatic and manual discount.

Priority: Defines the order in which the concurrently available discounts are applied to the discounts check which cannot be combined. The program will select and apply a discount with a higher priority. The priority is set by digits, so the higher the digit, the less is priority.

Is additive: Allows to add a disount value to the values of other concurrently available discounts. As a result, a combined discount will be applied.

Product category: It defines a product category which the discount will be applied to. A product category is defined in the product card.

Affects the position in succession in the check: It defines the product order number (in descending order) which the discount will be applied to.

For example, of we set 100% off for every third position, the discount will be applied to the third position having the lowest price.

The Face value per groups tab. On this tab you can specify another discount for certain groups. Fox example, if you have entered 10% off but you don’t want to apply it to all items of the Suppliments and Cocktails groups, simply specify these groups and input 0% off on the Face value tab.

On the QR code tab, you can download a discount code, print it or send it to customers by e-mail. On the tablet, the cashier can read this code using the camera and the discount will be applied automatically (according to the rules of the discount application that were specified in the card). Besides you can disable the cashier permission to enter the discount manually and leave just the possibility to scan QR codes.

To create and set up Loyalty programs, use the screen of Administration panel\Loyalty programs.

To work with the list of Guests, go to the Administration panel section Loyalty\Guests.

If you need to work with guests on the mobile application, use the Guests screen.

Lesson 5. Creating and setting up the second establishment

Lesson 5. Creating and setting up the second establishment

Our task is to create a cappuccino product using such ingredients as coffee, milk, sugar and a cup

  1. Creating a new establishment
  2. Creating and setting up user’s rights for the second establishment
  3. Selling dishes in the new establishment according to the shared price-list
  4. Creating a separate Menu (price-list) for the new establishment
  5. Selling dishes according to the new Menu (price-list)

Start selling using our tablet solution

  1. Run SmartTouch mobile application on your tablet. Enter your login and password that you have recived after registration and the user’s PIN code (by default it’s 1)
  2. Go to the Sales screen to draw up an order:
    • Select items on the left side panel: Menu (products\dishes). Items of the Menu or Price list will be located under the buttons containing names of the menu groups and they will appear in the order that was defined in the Administration panel: Products\Price list items.
    • Specify quantity
    • Confirm payment

You can find more detailed information about how to get started with the mobile application here.

Printer settings

To configure your printer, go to the Administration panel: Settings\Printers\Create
• Specify your printer’s name, for example «Bill (guest check) printer» or «Printer in the meat shop».
• Choose your printer’s model
• Specify an IP address for your network printer
You can set your printer’s IP address by using a special utility supplied with the printer.

The IP address must be on the same network as the tablet.

After you finish working with the printer’s settings on the tablet, you have to sign out and then sign in once again to the application.

To print guest checks, choose your printer in Settings\Establishments\Printer: «Bill  (guest check) printer».
To print preparation tickets (kitchen checks), specify the appropriate printing category for each dish.

For example, if you need to print orders for dishes on the printer installed in the kitchen and for cocktails in the bar:
 Products\Products and Dishes\…Dish… «Chicken Kiev»\Categories\Print.Category: «Printer in the kitchen»,

 Products\Products and Dishes\…Cocktails… «Blueberry Martini»\ Categories\Print.Category: «Printer in the Bar»

How does it work

This mode of operations in the Cloud will allow your company:

* to organize employees work regardless of their actual location

* to make workplaces portable
* to eliminate problems related to the high IT infrastructure maintenance costs (servers, softwares, database, staff)
* to exchange information with 1C Accounting
* and it will allow your customers to order dishes by themselves

Start working

Entering data for getting started

To get started quickly in the Administration panel, enter a minimum amount of information in the sections:

  • Products\ Products and Dishes
  •  Access\Tablet Users

For a restaurant with waiters:

  • Settings\Restaurant\Restaurant rooms
  • Settings\Restaurant\Tables
  • Products\Printing categories (If you plan to print preparation tickets and guest checks)

To complete the program set up for en establishment, you should fill the additional sectons in

Creating a new Payment type

In the Administration panel: Settings\Payment methods\Create
When creating a new payment method, the following fields are mandatory for input:
• Name: Name of a new payment method as it will be displayed on the tablet
• Type: It defined the type of this payment method
• Sort by: This field sets the sorting order for the Payment screen on the tablet.

Creating a new Menu or Price list

If the Establishment is intended to work with a Price list (Menu) that is other than the current one, you can create a new price list in the Administration panel:
• Press the Create button in Products\Price list
• Fill this new Price list in with products:
Products\Price list items, here select your new Price list and use the buttons “Create Group” and “Create item”.

  • Set you new price list for the establishment. In the Settings\Establishments screen, find your establishment name, then press the Modify button and check the Price list field.

Creating a new Establishment

You can create a new establishment in the Administration panel. To do this, proceed as follows:

  • Go to the Settings\Establishments\Create
  • Select the corresponding Price list for your new establishment
  • Select a warehouse in the field «Warehouse by default to write-off sales».

Appoint an Establishment Administrator:

The Administrator must be able to manage your new establishment, that’s why you should create a login for him:
Administration panel: Access\Admin panel Users\… Create a new user [an establishment Administrator]:
Select your new establishment.

If you need to create a new tablet User for your new establishment, first of all prepare the tablet to work with the cloud:
• Install the SmartTouch POS application from Google Play Market or AppStore
• Log in to the SmartTouch POS application using the login of your new administrator
• Run the mobile application on the tablet and enter the User’s (waiter, salesperson) PIN-code.