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Tills - Till Reads

This tab allows you to define till reads. These settings apply to all the POS in the same location. If you change the details here for one POS at a location and then retrieve the details for another POS at the same location, the changed details will be visible. When a new till is created for a new location, many of these settings will default from similar values on the Default 2 tab of System Settings.

Figure: Example Tills Screen

Till Read Options

Till Read Type

Determines where the till read gets its data and how it is presented.


Read data from local POS sales. This will do a till read for the till from which the till read is started. You can't run a local read from back office. The advantage of this is that a tillread can be done even if the till is offline from the main server.


Read data from server. The tillread will go to the server to get data. This will only show sales which have been processed. If sale transactions are still waiting to be processed they will appear on the next till read. The server must be available in order for this type of till read to work.

Summarise Locations (Server)

Same as Server except it will summarise the data by the selected location instead of for a single till.

User (Server)

Same as Server except it will summarise the data by the selected user instead of for a single till.

User (Offline)

Allows User based Z reads to work off the local data on site.

Blind Till Read Method

Provides options for performing a blind till read where you can choose to simply hide the drawer totals on the till read or you can hide the entire Z-Read report in Report manager until the declaration is accepted. The available options are:

  • Z-Read Always Visible

  • Drawer Totals Not Visible On Z-Read

  • Z-Read Not Visible Until Declaration Accepted

When the System Setting Hide Last Till Read value from user is checked on, the last till read value will not be shown regardless of the blind till read settings here.

Check Z-Read Held Trans

When a Z-Read is started, the system checks to see if there are any held transactions. Ideally, there should be no held sales when a Z-Read is done because its not clear whether this is a transaction that should have been paid off or cancelled. This option allows you to control what will happen if the Z-Read finds held transactions.

The available options are:

No Check

No check is done for held transactions.

Check And Warn

If there are any held transactions, a warning will be displayed to the user but the Z-Read can be continued.

Check And Stop

If there any held transactions, a warning will be displayed and the Z-Read will stop. A Z-Read cannot be done until the held transactions are cleared.

Include Return Discounts in Tillread

If checked on discounts given on return transactions will be included in the discount total in the Till Read summary section. If its checked off only discounts given on sales will be shown.

Close Shift On Z-Read

If this is checked on, the shift will be closed when a Z-Read is performed.

Include item gift cert. redemption in takings

Adds an extra line in the Net Takings section of the Till Read Report. If selected, any redeemed item-based gift certificate totals are included in the Net Takings (after Net Sales/non-revenue items) as a negative value and the Net Takings total is reduced.

Till Declarations

A till declaration is when a user enters the actual amount of specific tender types counted from a till. These details are then matched against a Z-Read to detect variances between actual and expected.

Till Declaration Attempts

The number of attempts allowed at entering the amounts for the declaration.

Acceptable Variance

The acceptable amount of variance between a till read and a declaration. If the variance is less than this amount the declaration can be accepted without warnings.

Till Declaration Print

Controls printing of Till declaration at POS onto the receipt printer as to whether the declaration slip is printed automatically after the till declaration has been accepted or prompted for print or not printed at all. If the option of ‘Prompt for Print’ is used, the report can be reprinted should it be needed.


There are a number of reports which can be generated as part of a X-Read or Z-Read. This section allows you to control which reports you require. You can specify different reports for X-Read and Z-Read. For each report you can specify whether the report should be 1) generated at all, 2) generated but not printed or 3) generated and printed immediately. The Till Read Report is always generated but you can indicate whether it should print immediately or not.

Till Read

Shows a summary of the POS activity including the amount of money expected in the cash drawer, sales value, and so on.

Department Sales

Shows the sales summarised by department.

Operator Sales

Shows the sales summarised by operator.


Shows the details of all the Return transactions.

Tender List

Show details of the individual transaction tenders for selected tender codes. The actual tenders which will be shown on this report are set up on the Tender Types option on the POS 2 tab of System Settings.


Show details of the non-revenue items that were sold.

Items Sold

Show details of each item sold. If an item was sold three times, it will appear three times on the report.

Items Sold Summary

Show a summary of items sold.

Till Declaration Slip

Controls how to print a till declaration slip. A short report that contains a list of tenders that need declaring with space for the user to write the counted amount in.

Tender List Report

This is a list of the tender codes to be shown on the Tender List report in the Z-Read. Each tender code should be separated by a comma and there should be no spaces, for example 1,2,4.

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