The Benefits of a POS Generated Report

The Benefits of a POS Generated Report

Reporting benefits of a POS system

If you have a cash register, there is an inherent liability that goes along with it: the cash could disappear. When money is changing hands, there is a higher risk of both theft and mistakes. That is why having a third-party review your bookkeeping is invaluable to business owners.

By having a point of sales (POS) system recording each transaction, you can have peace of mind that, yes, this is how many sales were made and here is the money in the register to prove it. Tracking the sales and comparing your cash deposits is a way to make sure that your employees aren’t stealing from you.

Having unbiased sales reports on the back-end is the best way to track what’s happening in your storefront.

1. Don’t Waste Your Time 

There are many ways you could track your daily sales activity. You could keep a running spreadsheet of the reports and update it every time a register closes out. But what happens when you want to pull a cumulative report to see how much sales tax was collected?

Yes, there are ways of keeping track of your daily sales without investing in a POS system. But based on my experience of aiding a client through a sales tax audit, their POS system was priceless. Its ability to quickly pull any reports for a date range is unparalleled when compared to making the reports yourself. Even when you are proficient at using Excel, the work required to compile reports and create V-Lookup tables by hand takes the time that you should be spending on growing your business. 

2. Automation Prevents Mistakes

There is too much human error to account for in a reporting process that isn’t automated. Whether it is an Excel formula that got altered accidentally, a sale rung up after the register was closed (which requires you to try and figure out the over & short by hand), or the numbers that were simply mistyped, the accuracy of your reporting is too important to leave to any one person.

No matter how hard we try, there are going to be mistakes. So if you are still hand-keying information into a spreadsheet, you should stop now because in the end, it will take more time and effort to fix your mistakes than if you had invested in a POS in the first place. 

3. Daily Updates On Revenue

Recording income on a daily basis through daily sales entries is a way to get a snapshot of revenues in an instant. Your data is not 100% accurate by nature, but you can get a rough estimate of where your current revenue stream is in relation to your goals. 

With the option of being able to check in on your progress, patterns in the cash flow could be recognized more easily. 

4. Prevent Problems Proactively

If you have the opportunity to notice patterns, you could be able to pinpoint areas in the business that need attention. Being able to see the patterns in the day-to-day activities as they occur could give you the information you need to proactively handle potential issues rather than waiting for real problems to materialize.

Why POS Systems Are Worth The Investment

Overall, POS reporting is the best way to get an unbiased report on what is happening at the cash register: 

  • If there is something fishy going on, you will know, because verifying the report versus what hit the bank is one of the most effective controls on cash.
  • POS reports save you the time and money you would otherwise waste going back to fix the mistakes that someone made hand-keying the information into a spreadsheet. 
  • You have up-to-date information on your cash flow, which gives you an opportunity to see how you are measuring up to short-term goals, allowing you to address problems as they arise, rather than after the fact.  

If you have the tools to assess where you are in relation to your goals, then that is the first step of keeping your business on track.

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Benefits of POS Item Modifiers

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One of the most overlooked functions in your Restaurant POS System is the item modifier functionality. So many restaurant pos systems claims to have food modifier functionality in their restaurant point of sale. It becomes problematic when you bought a retail pos system to be used in your restaurant or quick service restaurant.

So let us have a look what is a food modifier and what it does. A food modifier is option that pops up, when working in the menu order screen. Modifiers could be forced or could be a choice.

Forced modifiers allow you to force the server to pick from a preset list of suggested or acceptable items on the menu. They are usually added to the main entrée or a choice of food or beverage that requires specific preparation instructions. This feature forces a set number of item choices to be chosen by the server from the order screen. When Forced Modifiers are attached to a particular product, the server will not be allowed to continue the order until a modifier is chosen or they exit out of the Forced Modifier screen. Forced Modifiers will be attached at the product level.

Exception Modifiers allow you to pick from a preset list of suggested or acceptable items under Exception Modify tab on order screen. This feature is similar to Forced Modifiers with the exception of the server being “Forced” to choose a selection. The server now has options to modify an item or exit modifications and continue with the order.

Benefits of item modifiers are:

Modifiers ensure that orders are correctly placed and send to the kitchen. So cooking instructions and choices are sent correctly to the kitchen. Keeping your customers happy.

Save money as orders are placed correctly as received from customers. No more wastage.

Inventory depletion plays a vital role in the execution of choices during the ordering process.

When using restaurant online ordering modifiers ensure the correct ordering from customers, ruling out incorrect orders, and wasting stock and enhancing the customer experience.

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Introduction affordable Restaurant Point of Sale

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StorePoint POS Green-line

Since Retail and Restaurant opened its doors in 2009, we have always been asked for an affordable restaurant point of sale. Traditionally restaurant point of sale has been always more expensive than a retail point of sale, due to the complexity that the restaurant point of sale has to deal with when compared to the retail point of sale. Through the years Retail and Restaurant has always kept the idea of a more affordable restaurant point of sale, and as the demand has grown, the decision was made to make a more affordable restaurant point of sale available.

Retail and Restaurant is happy to introduce StorePoint Restaurant POS Green-line. StorePoint Restaurant POS Green line is an entry-level restaurant point of sale solution aimed at startups like small cafe’s, bars, bakeries, bistro’s, cars wash, deli’s, fast foods, micro-breweries, restaurants, pizzerias, pubs, taverns, and wine tasting farms.

StorePoint POS Green Line offers all the traditional point of sale functionality one would expect restaurant point of sale offers.

Point Of Sale

Sell from a smartphone or tablet, StorePoint POS Green-line works on Android smartphone and tablet. Printed or electronic receipts Give the receipt to customers in a way they prefer: printed or sent to an email.

Multiple payment methods whether it’s cash or card, integrated or not, or any combination of them – you will have a choice.

StorePoint POS reports

Point of Sale Functionality

Discounts. Apply discounts to the receipt or specific items.

Refunds. Refund the selected item or all items on the receipt.

Item variants. Condense the list of items, simplifying their creation and management. Useful if some products come in multiple versions like different sizes or colors.

Cash management. Track cash movement to reduce mistakes and staff manipulation.

Work offline. Make sales with weak or unstable internet. All data will be automatically synced once the connection is restored.

Hardware. Supported hardware: receipt printer (Ethernet or Bluetooth), bar code scanner (Bluetooth or USB), cash drawer.

Multiple locations. Manage multiple stores under one account. Track your sales, inventory, employees, and customers — everything you need to know in one place.

User security. User security is achieved with the role and level security making sure users only have access to functionality they should have access to.

Secure Data Backup. Storepoint POS Green-line stores data in a secure database making sure you have backups and unauthorized access is not allowed.

Cloud-Based Realtime Reporting. Gives you information on the go, and information to make informed decisions.

Inventory Management

Items import. Quickly add thousands of items using the CSV-spreadsheets.Track inventory. Track the stock of products and their components.

Low stock notifications. Receive daily notifications about low stock to make the necessary item orders in time.

Purchase orders. Plan purchases, export records to suppliers, track stock receipts and manage vendor relationships.

Transfer orders. Easily create transfer orders and move stock between your stores. Increase and decrease stock levels for received items, damages, and loss. Perform full or partial stocktakes with a barcode scanner or manually. Track stock of items produced out of ingredients.

Reporting

Gain insights into the flow of your inventory by viewing adjustment log. View report on the cost and potential profit of your inventory. Track the sales growth or decline compared with the previous day, week, month and promptly react to changes. Sales by item analytics allow the best-selling items to be determined and therefore the right purchasing decisions can be made. Identify the cash lack at the end of the shift and track employees inaccuracy or manipulations. Receipts history review allows you to monitor each transaction: sales, refunds, discounts. Browse reports on the tax amount needed to be paid and save time for their calculation. Export sales data to the spreadsheets for detailed analysis.

Employee Management

Track each employee performance and make informed business decisions. Information on the workload per hour allows for efficient management of your staff. Manage access to sensitive information and functions. Time clock for employees.

Restaurant & Bar Features

Kitchen printers at cafe or restaurant to inform cooking staff what to prepare from an order. dining in, taking their order out, or requesting delivery. Table management to manage your restaurant floor making orders go to the right tables.

Support

24/7 live chat support. Skip the queue on our live chat support. Our dedicated team is there for you 24/7.


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Benefits of Food Truck POS

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Some benefits to consider:

  • More Saving Of Time, Greater Sales. The best thing about a POS system for a food truck is its time-saving features.
  • Hassle-Free Management of Inventory. No more written down invoices and spread sheets. StorePoint point of sale does everything for you.
  • Efficient Management Of Labor. Control staff and let Storepoint point of sale be your silent manager, to monitor staff and see when they worked and did they balance with cash ups.
  • Fast And Easy Access To Reports. With our cloud based solution StorePoint POS allows for easy access to reporting from anywhere. we also have a management app, so you get information on the go.
  • Simple And Secure Payments. with our integrated payment solution, you get more sales as you not only take cash payments, but it also prevents theft from the till.
  • Stronger Customer Relationships. With integrated loyalty system, Storepoint POS let you reward customers and bring them back for more sales.
  • StorePoint POS offers a small footprint in your food truck, with tablet pos. It does not take a lot of space leaving you ample room for selling and food preparation.

StorePoint ST512 Rugged Tablet

Product Introduction

Introducing the StorePoint ST512 Rugged Tablet. It is ideally for retail point of sale an, restaurant point of sale and Tablet POS. With optional bar code scanner, station, hand strap, shoulder strap and hand string. With the amazing battery with 13000mHA/3.7V, the ST512 StorePoint Rugged tablet is one of the best in the South African retail pos and restaurant pos market. With 8hrs (default 50% volumen,default 200 lumens brightness,play 1080P HD video).

StorePoint ST512 Rugged Tablet for retail
StorePoint ST512 Rugged Tablet for retail

StorePoint ST512 Rugged Tablet for retail

1. 12.2 inch windows 10 pro, IOT, rugged tablet

2. RAM/ROM 4GB/64GB

3. 4G LTE/WIFI/GPS/BT

4. Support docking station, handstrap, should strap, hand string for rugged tablet

5. Removable, hot swap rugged tablet


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