TimeForge can integrate with several Point of Sale systems, including Micros RES 4. RES 4 is the point of sale system supplied with many of the Micros 3700 hardware, and is a very popular POS system.
TimeForge integration with Micros involves installing the TimeForge Micros Bridge software on the computer system hosting 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 – preventing employees from riding the clock, clocking in early or clocking out late. Additionally, you can forecast sales and inventory needs using TimeForge and your Micros sales data.
Make Sure that the Connector and Translator are Both Running
Check the Windows task bar, which is the bar that normally runs along the bottom of the computer and contains the Start menu (on the left) and clock (on the right).
You should see icons similar to those shown above. Both of these icons should be displayed, and if they are, then TimeForge is working properly.
Set Your Attendance Options for Employees who Ride the Clock
In TimeForge, access the Attendance Options (located in the Attendance tab). You will want to set the grace periods for early clock in, and late clock out.
These settings can be set to values that make sense for your business, though many businesses choose a 5 – 10 minute early clock in, and a 10 – 20 minute late clock out.
Create and Post a Schedule in TimeForge
Create and post a schedule in TimeForge, so that staff members are notified of upcoming shifts.
This will also allow the TimeForge Micros Bridge to synchronize and enforce the schedule.
Synchronize the TimeForge Micros Bridge
TimeForge automatically synchronizes data between your Micros POS system and the live TimeForge server.
This ensures that employees, positions, time cards, schedules, and sales are automatically transferred between the two systems.
During heavy activity at your restaurant, this synchronization is done very often, and during slower periods of activities, it is done less often.
Staff Members Log In to Micros
Before an employee can access the Micros RES 4 POS, they must clock in.
Enter your PIN, or Swipe Your Mag Card
The staff member needs to enter their PIN or swipe a mag card to clock in or clock out.
Choose a Job Assignment
Employees must choose a job assignment or position before clocking in.
Employees Too Early Will Need Manager Approval to Clock In
Any staff member who is not scheduled will be presented with a screen for a manager override.
Additionally, employees who show up too early, or attempt to clock out too late, will also be prompted for a manager override.
This immediately reduces your labor costs by 2% – 3% instantly!