If using stock control, when adding a new item to the system, it must also be created as a Stock Item and linked through the ingredients feature in OfficeMate. The system will then decrement the stock as it is sold. A Stocktake will later be conducted to compare the stock on hand with any stock brought into the system, adjusted, transferred and less any stock that has been decremented out.
Navigate to the ‘Ingredients’ area of OfficeMate. The ingredients page will include a list of menu items sorted by menu section. Any new items or unlinked items will be shown in red (as shown below - NEW Item)
To link this to an existing stock item, double click on the item and choose the desired stock item and the quantity to be decremented.
Alternatively, to auto create a new stock item and to link them together, choose the ‘Auto Link’ icon from the top of the screen.
The stock item will now need to be edited so that the correct units can be decremented when the menu item is sold. Once the stock item is edited (Creating or Editing a Stock Item) ensure to return to the ingredients tab to set the correct usage in ‘Quantity Used’ field.