A shift is a period of time when a user will work. You could have shifts related to the meals served, for example Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Or you can have shifts related to the times worked, for example 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-6am. You don't have to use shifts but they do offer the following benefits:

You set up the basic shift codes you want to use with the Shifts function.

On the Locations tab in the Till function, there is a Shifts grid. This grid allows you to control the shifts used by all POS in the same location. Using this grid you can specify the available shifts, the day of the week to which they apply, the keyboard to be used, and so on.

The Ask Float At Start Of Day option on the Profile - Settings 1 tab of Till must be checked on. When POS starts up it will ask for the shift to be used. It will only display the shifts valid for that day of the week. Once the user selects the shift, the POS will adjust the keyboard, item menu and default fast key to be used. It will use these options until the shift is closed and a new shift selected.

A shift can be closed using one of the following methods:

Automatically when a Z-Read is done.

To use this option, check on the Close Shift On Z-Read option on the Till Reads tab of Till. When the Z-Read is started from POS, the shift will be closed.

Selecting Close Shift from the Supervisor or Activity keyboards.

You can modify the POS keyboard and add a CLOSESHIFT button to either the SUPERVISOR or ACTIVITY states. The user can simply select the option to close the shift. You can secure access to this button by using the 'Close Shift' option on the Security tab of Till.

Close the shift from the Back Office Till Control

You can use the Back Office Till Control function to select a specific POS to be closed. You can do this from the back office without going to the actual POS itself.

The Price Levels tab on Locations allows you to have different prices for the same item, depending on the current shift.

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