This article will explain:
- What a shift is
- When multiple shifts might be required
- How to setup multiple shifts in OfficeMate
What is a shift?
A shift is a way of separating the takings or reconciliation into different reporting periods within the same trading day.
When are multiple shifts used?
Multiple shifts can be used when a cash drawer is changed over for a new one during the trading day. Shifts can be changed separately per WaiterMate terminal or for all terminals.
Note: if multiple shifts are setup then a manual shift change is required. If a simple reporting breakdown between lunch and dinner sales is what is required then 'Day Parts' may be a better solution.
How to setup multiple shifts in OfficeMate
- Navigate to Setup/Configuration/Shifts in OfficeMate
- At least one shift will already be created, you can edit the name by clicking into the label field and typing the new name
- To create a new shift select the 'New' icon from the top of the screen
- A new line will appear, update the name in the label field
- Add a number into the sequence field to determine the order the shifts are used in, eg Breakfast, then Lunch, then Dinner
- Select Save
- Restart WaiterMate for your changes to take affect
- Learn How to Change Shifts in WaiterMate