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Using PLU coding of goods allows you to organize convenient work eliminating errors in the storage and sale of goods.
In SmartTouch POS, it is possible to record weighted goods in accordance with their PLU code.
The list of products with PLU can be loaded into the Electronic Scale. Electronic scales weigh the goods and form a self-adhesive label indicating the Product Name, Product Weight and Product Cost. In addition, the barcode is printed on the label, which contains information about the product code and its weight. This Barcode is used by POS-terminal scanners to quickly get information about the sold weight product.
The PLU product code is the serial number of the product under which it is listed in the institution’s database and weights. The main requirement is that the PLU code must be unique in the institution’s coding system.
Group filling of the PLU code is done in the Admin Panel \ Product \ Products and dishes \ Gear \ Group filling
The value of the PLU product code can be viewed in the PLU field on the “Basic” tab in the product card
You can clear the PLU code by clicking on the Admin panel \ Product \ Products and dishes \ Gear \ Clear all PLU button
Weight barcode – EAN13, includes: prefix VSh sign, PLU – product code and its weight.
Composition of VS in EAN13 (standard):
2 first digits FF is a prefix sign of VS, In the Sparttouch POS coding system this value is 22.
6 digits PPPPPP – PLU – product code
4 digits WWWW– product weight in grams
C – Check Digit
To work with a weighted barcode, you must:
In the Administration Panel \ Settings \ Accounting Policy section, the following program enterprise operation modes are set:
You can work with displacement documents in the section Administration panel \ Storehouse \ Products transfer
To create a new document, click the “Create” button in the dialogue box and specify:
You can make a list of products being moved by using the button “Add a row”. A new empty row appears in the list and you just have to specify a product name and its quantity.
If a barcode scanner is connected to your computer, click the button “Barcode” to select a product.
When you scan the product’s barcode, its code will appear in the field. Barcodes should be assigned to all products prior to scanning. You can do this in the section Administration panel \ Products \ Product card \ Basic \ Barcode.
Click the OK button to confirm your selection.
The Excel and Print buttons are used to save the list of products in the Excel file or print.
In the case of production, movement documents can be created by selecting the option Enter on the basis of \ Production catering.
Accounting for the norms of minimum and recommended balances in warehouses is necessary in order not to miss the moment of depletion of stocks of products in warehouses.
Accounting is conducted in the Administration Panel \ Products \ Min. balances in warehouses in the context of warehouses according to the following values:
In order to create a new request taking into account the norms of residuals entered earlier, in the Administration Panel \ Warehouse \ Applications section
1. Create a new application – click the “Create” button. The application may be empty (without a list of goods). Save your request – save button
2. Place the pointer on the line with the application and press the “Gear” button and select the necessary option:
To form on the basis of min. residues
Generate based on recommended. residues
3. Click the “Edit” button and check and / or correct the list of products in the application.
Products stocks movements: Displays products stocks in the warehouses for the specified date range with the possibility to filter by Storehouses, Categories and Type of goods.
The report have mode the Do not show zero positions
Reports lines are highlighted in red if product’s stock in the warehouse is less than an authorized minimum level (column min.stock).
In the production mode of public catering, when you click on the product line, the report displays the document numbers according to which the goods moved. If the product is an ingredient, then the products in which it is included are shown.
The additional form of presentation End balances for storehouses
According to documents and goods, the quantity of goods delivered or moved between warehouses for a period.
It works in two modes, depending on the type of document selected:
Columns: Document number, Date / time of document creation, Goods, Supplier, Target storehouse, Base unit price, Quantity, Sum incl. tax
Columns: Document number, Date \ time of document creation, Goods, Target storehouse, Source storehouse, Price of base unit, Quantity, Sum ibcl. tax
Suppliers settlements – the history of mutual settlements with the supplier for the purchased goods.
Columns: Supplier, Balance at the beginning of the period, Delivery, Outgoing payments, Balance at the end of the period
In order for the uploaded file with the details (the list of receipts and payments), it is necessary:
After the program unloads the file on your computer, it can be opened in a spreadsheet editor.
Document Disassembly is used to formalize the separation of products into components, for the purpose of further sale or production in parts. For example, you can arrange the cutting of the carcass or assortment of bouquets.
Working with the document takes place on the administration panel in the section Stock \ Advanced \ Dish Disassembly
To create a new document, click the Create button.
In the table of contents of the document in the Dish field, indicate the dish, the semi-finished product or the products, which should be decommissioned.
The Quantity field indicates the number of dishes to be divided.
To enter information about the component, you must click the Add row button and fill in the values for Goods, Quantity. The price of the goods is automatically substituted from the receipts, if necessary, you can change it.
After filling out the list of components, click the Save button.
The results of the reconciliation can be seen in the report Remains and movements of goods.
If you need to declare products arrival in the warehouse using other measurement units than the base ones, go to the Products card through the Administration panel\Products\Products and Dishes\Meas.units tab and specify additional measurement units for your incoming order:
For example, we have Milk which base unit is the Litre. On the tab of measurement units management we can add an additional measurement unit “Bottle 1.5 l” with base unit calculation factor equal to 1.5. Thus to declare the receipt of 3 bottles in the warehouse, we have to specify “Milk, unit Bottle 1,5 l, quantity 3” in the products receipt document. The program will automatically make the conversion of the quantity and price into base unit and we will get 1.5 * 3 = 4.5 litres entered the warehouse.
When registering a receipt in the section Administration panel \ Stock \ Products arrival , in the field “Meas.unit” select the appropriate unit of measure. The program will automatically recalculate the amount of the goods in the base unit.
The program will automatically fill the “Price” field with a value equal to the price according to the last product arrival document according to which the goods were delivered.
Change the price of the product if it does not match the price of the current arrival.
The Products list is located in the Administration panel\Products\Products and dishes. Please notice that the “Products” term is a generic one for Products, Ingredients, Dishes, Semi-finished products and Services.
For purpose of designation commonness, all Products are commonly referred to as Items in the software.
Items are located in the Products groups. To make products search easy-to-use, the structure of Products groups was made hierarchical, it means that some other groups may be found inside the main Group. You can create your own group structure and fill it with Items depending on your business activity needs.
The Create a Group button is designed to create a new group of Items.
The Parent field defines a (Parent) group one step higher in the hierarchy which contains the current Group.
To navigate between groups, double-click on the group.
The Create Item button is designed to create a new item (Product card). When creating an item, its group’s value will be defined in the Parent field. You can change the value of the Parent field any time you need it.
To create similar Items, you can use the Copy menu option. The Copy menu option is available once you click on the button with a gear-wheel icon located in the right part of the items list.
Watch Video lesson 1 showing how to work with products list.
The Import goods button allows you to load a list of products from the database into the database.
Importing data from a table:
2. Click the Import goods button \ Import from table
3. In the table, select the cells with the goods that you want to import. Copy the table cells to the clipboard (For Excel, press CTRL + C or the context menu option “Copy”)
4. In the “Import data from a table” dialog box,
Set the pointer to a cell marked as Ctrl-V (in the upper left corner)
5. Simultaneously press the Ctrl + V keys or the “Paste” context menu option. Copied text appears in the window.
Click the “Save” button
The Import from csv-file button calls the dialogue window allowing to upload Items from an external file.
Button Export to Excel – to store in external files tables: Productions, Calculation cards, Technology cards.
The Products search field filters the list of items according to the field’s value.
The Production catering document is located in the Administration panel\Stock\Production catering
There are two possible modes of writing-off:
If you press the Generate writing-off on sales button on the Stock \ Production catering screen, only documents for writing-off by sales will be created.
For production records, you have to go to the Administration panel: Products \ Products and Dishes…
After being made, the Dish comes to the production warehouse at cost price according to the job order cost card. Its composition ingredients are written-off accordingly.
If the Dish is moved to another warehouse for further selling, it will be recorded and written-off as a Product (without job order cost card) at the cost price of the production warehouse.
Writing-off documents of produced dishes are created manually in the following way:
If there is a stock balance in the warehouse, it will be written–off with an allowance of its average-weighted price.
If there is no stock balance and writting-off into the red is authorized (the flag Settings\Accounting policy\Authorize writing-off without products stock balance is set), the program will write-off at the last receipt price. The receipt price is defined in the Administration panel: Stock\Products arrival
To create a document Production of products you need to go to the section Warehouse \ Making production
To create a product, click the New Document button.
Specify in the Name field the dish that will be produced. Choose a dish from the directory.
Using the menu located on the right side of the window, determine the set of products (ingredients) included in the dish. When choosing dishes, indicate their number.
After the list of ingredients is completed, click the button Post Document
The created new document will be available on the Administration panel in the section Warehouse \ Production catering
Creation of documents Production of products is possible in the section Warehouse \ Production catering in the Administration panel
Executing products receipt
You can prepare products receipt in the Administration panel, section Warehouse \ Products arrival
To create a receipt, click on the Create button
In the document card, fill in all required fields:
To enter the list of products, click on the Add row button.
In the new row, you have to input:
The products amount will be calculated automatically.
Add a new row in the table for each product type.
After completing the products list, click on the Save button.
Receipt based on the payment bill
In the Administration panel, section Warehouse\Products arrival, set the row pointer on the receipt paper to be paid.
Click on the button Input based on – Payment
Fill in the payment details in the document:
To save the document, click on the Save button
The list of goods in the receipt document can be downloaded from a text file in csv format
1. Prepare the file in accordance with the format specified below.
File format for download:
Product code (Vendor code); Quantity; Price; Amount (with tax)
Product indicators are separated by a symbol ; (semicolon). Fractional Separator – Point
Each item on a separate line:
1; 100; 110; 11000
2; 90; 90.5; 8145
4; 40; 15; 600
5; 50; 10; 500
2. To download, click the button Import from csv file
Export to Excel
To upload to the Excel file format, click the Export to Excel button.
In the dialog, specify the location on the local disk where the file should be saved.
The following columns are unloaded:
You can add products images to the buttons of the products selection menu by using the Photos upload button in the Administration panel: Products\Price list items. The Photos upload button is located in the right part of the hierarchical list of the price list items.
The window for adding new images:
Product images are displayed in mobile applications: POS terminal (in the sales and warehouse sections), eMenu and BonusMe.
To view changes on the tablet, you need to re-login to the mobile application
1. Production and retail storehouses
2. Product card – setting up product properties
3. Executing a “Production” document
4. “Products stock movements” report – control of products receipt
5. Move products to the retail storehouse
6. “Products stock movements” report – control of products movements
7. Sales of products
8. “Products stock movements” report – control of products write-off action at the retail storehouse
In the Warehouse\Products arrival screen of the administration panel, create a document with an empty counterparty.
Date of prohibition of editing of warehouse documents – allows you to prevent changing warehouse documents with a date earlier than installed in the Administration panel: Stock \ Advanced \ Storehouses \ – select warehouse – “Date of forbidden modifications“
This type of document is created in the Administration panel\Stock\Inventory screen and allows simplifying control of Products balances in the warehouse.
Manner of performance:
Once you save you document, the program will execute corrective warehouse movements to make balances equal to actually input quantities. If after having entered a real products quantity you make modifications in old documents and your accounting quantity becomes different, tap the Fill acc.qty button. The program will save the actual quantity and update the accounting one.
The results of discrepancies between the accounting and actual amounts are displayed in the Columns Varian. sum + and Varian. sum –
1. The production storehouse and the storehouse for sale
2. The product card and product details
3. Making a “Production” document
4. The “Products stock movements” report – tracking the products in the warehouse
A return receipt accompanies the transfer of goods to the supplier, in fact is a receipt of a consignment note but with a negative quantity of goods.
Therefore, work with returnable invoices takes place in the same section of the Administration Panel as with the waybills: Warehouse \ Goods Receipt
A return waybill can be made on the basis of an invoice, in which case its original content will correspond to an incoming invoice.
To create a return invoice, under the Enter button on the bottom, select the option Returnable invoice
Then you can edit and save the document
To perform the inventory count, go to the screen Warehouse\Inventory of the mobile application and proceed as follows:
* Click the “New document” button and set the date and time for the inventory count, if necessary add comments.
* Perform the inventory count of the products’ remaining quantity by selecting an item in the menu (the right part of the screen) and entering its actual quantity.
If you have a scanner connected to your tablet, you can choose an item by scanning its barcode.
The list of items with their actual quantity will be saved in a new inventory document situated in the left part of the screen.
When inventorying a weight product, weigh the goods using a scale connected to the POS terminal, or enter the weight manually. In any case, please note that the weight goods can be weighed in several stages (for example, sugar is in several bags). With repeated weighing, the program will automatically summarize the result of all weighings.
To switch to another inventory document, use the toggle button Products\Documents.
The Copy button allows creating a copy of the inventory document with the purpose of its further updating.
The Delete button allows deleting the document, if it has not been posted yet.
The menu button […] allows editing the moment and comments of the document, if it has not been posted yet.
A stock balance in the warehouse can be defined in the Administration panel:
To start working with receiving papers, choose the Warehouse\Products arrival menu option.
Depending on the switch mode, Products or Documents, the Products arrival window changes its form functioning mode:
The Products mode allows working directly with a receiving paper, i.e. to create, to edit or to copy a receiving paper.
The Documents mode allows working with the list of receiving documents.
When using the Products mode, the list of products is situated in the left part of the screen, and the products selection menu is in the right part.
To create a new document, click on the New document button and choose a Supplier in the displayed dialogue box. If it is necessary, specify additional information like number, comments, date (time) of the document. The receiving paper will be filled in with products if you click on the corresponding buttons of the products selection menu.
You can edit the products list as many times as you need until the document is posted (you did not click on the Post document button). Once you click on the Post document button, the document will be saved in the Cloud database and will become available in the Administration panel\Warehouse\Products arrival screen to work with.
To create a new document, click on the Copy to a new doc button, thus a new document will be created and it will be a complete copy of the source document. This new document can be edited.
The Reverse documents button is used when you need to cancel the posted document. When you click on it, a new document is created automatically with the same product items as in the reversed document; however the products quantities will be negative.
In the Document mode the list of receiving papers is displayed in the right part of the screen. The list of documents is filtered by date. The filtering period is displayed just above the list of documents. If you click on it, a calendar wizard will be called allowing to modify this period.
When navigating the list, product items of the document will be refreshed in the left part of the screen.
You can write-off products in the Administration panel:
* Products without recipe are written-off on the Warehouse\Products write-off screen.
* Dishes with recipe are written-off on the Warehouse\Production catering screen.
If you want to write-off products automatically, set the corresponding flag in the Administration panel: Settings\Accounting policy\Write–off automatically. Thus products will be written-off automatically after every selling.
Press the Generate writing-off sales button on the Warehouse\Products write–off screen or on the Warehouse\Production catering screen and the corresponding products will be written-off as of pressing this button.
If there is a product balance in the warehouse, it will be written-off with an allowance for its average-weighted price.
If there is no balance and writting-off into the red is authorized (the flag is set Settings\Accounting policy\Allow to write–off if product balance is absent), the program will write-off at the last receipt price. The receipt price is defined in the Administration panel: Warehouse\Products arrival.
To fill quickly your Price list (menu) in from the Products list, you should:
You can tap the Update from products button as many times as you need to update the Price list (Menu) items after having modified the Products list.
Vendors (Counterparties, Suppliers or Customers) are managed in the Administration panel: Warehouse\Additional\Counterparties. On this screen you can specify contractor’s contact details such as Name, Tax identification number, Telephone number, Address and a Supplier\Customer attribute.
To keep dishes cost accounting records, it is recommended to:
* Create a separate Ingredients products group in the Administration panel: Products\Products and Dishes
* Enter products items which are ingredients (products) in the Ingredients group. When entering products items you have to set the Type field value equal to Ingredients.
Products Reference book is hierarchical so it offers the possibility to create an easy to use structure of ingredients groups.
* The Recipe tab appears for a product if its type is defined as a Dish or Semi-finished.
For a Dish, define ingredients composition for making this dish in the Product card \Recipe.
Use the Add row button to create a list of dish ingredients. You can even choose Semi-finished as an ingredient and the program will resolve it into components during automatic writing-off.
Writing-off of a product quantity will be made with respect to the Qty – (gross quantity) column value.
A Net Qty (net quantity) column value is indicated just as a reference.
* To calculate Price and Cost price of a dish, tap the Calculate cost price button.
The cost price is calculated based on a weighted-avarage stock balance in the warehouse to date. If there is no stock balance, the price of the last receipt is used for the calculation.
You can set manually the receipt price in a product card (Ingredient).
If you want to set a goods quantity (weight) as a mandatory value when adding a new item, it means that a dialogue box will be displayed automatically requesting to input product quantity (weight), you should set a flag in the Administration panel: Products\Products and Dishes\Weight
You can use the Weight flag both for loose and draught goods.
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