TimeForge can integrate with many different Point of Sale systems, including Micros RES 4.x. RES 4 is the point of sale system supplied with many of the Micros 3700 hardware, and is a very popular POS system for both restaurant and retail companies.
TimeForge integration with Micros involves installing the TimeForge Micros Bridge software on the primary computer system that also has the Sybase database that powers Micros RES 4.
The TimeForge Micros software will read and write to your Micros system as necessary, and can enforce your TimeForge schedules – stopping employees from clocking in too early or clocking out too late. You can forecast sales and inventory needs using TimeForge and your Micros sales data.
Define Menu Items for Sales Forecasting
Access the Sales menu to set up Menu Items and Menu Item Groups for Sales Forecasting within TimeForge.
This will allow you to benchmark and schedule labor in comparison to your desired labor needs.
Choose up to 10 Menu Items from your Menu
TimeForge allows up to 10 Menu Items from your Micros Menu to be chosen for Sales Forecasting.
Details for the sales of these 10 Menu Items are replicated from your Micros database to your TimeForge labor management system, and will allow you to accurately compare sales against schedules and actual attendance.
Use Menu Item Groups to Combine Sales from Multiple Menu Items
Menu Item Groups allow you to easily and quickly combine sales from multiple menu items in your Micros menu into a single Sales Forecast.
For example, you may want to build schedules based on entrées, or drinks, or some other combination of menu items.
Create or Modify a Menu Item Group
Enter a descriptive name, and choose the necessary menu items from your Micros database. Choose Save when you are finished.
TimeForge will automatically synchronize your sales data the next time it connects to the TimeForge server.