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Floreant POS is the first Enterprise grade touch screen POS for Restaurants released in Public domain. We designed it as per requirements of a famous food chain and since its first release in sf.net in 2009, number of installation has been growing sharply and it achieved reputation and popularity. Only in sf.net it has more than 100,000 downloads. There are many restaurants in USA who are running its 1.0_2 & 1.0_3 since 2010. People translated, customized and migrated Floreant as they want. Because of its intuitive interface and portability it has been used by Retail store and Hotels too.
Often a small cafe wants to replace Cash terminal with a Standalone POS, and their best choice is to run Floreant POS with embedded database. We call it Single mode, and such setup boots with Derby database . What you need is add hardware as necessary. We have seen Street food sellers using Floreant POS in Java supported tablets like Dell Venue Pro and they used battery operated Receipt printer for the best experience. On the other hand large restaurants has to deploy a back office server and then connect many terminals over wifi or ethernet. Floreant ships with Derby Database server but we also have option for MySQL connection.
Default password for Administrator is "1111". Restaurant owner can change it and also change length of password.
USB Port based Magnetic card readers can be used to let user login with his own Magnetic ID Card. Some of our users also successfully used Motor Drivers License.
When you start Floreant it boots up with single database with sample food menu. If you need to erase sample data you can recreate tables and skip option of sample data.
Kiosk mode is a full screen protected mode where a Food server cannot access Operating system.
By default in every 60 seconds of inactivity Floreant terminal logs out. You may turn this off or set longer autolog off time.'
You may clean up interface by removing unnecessary order types from here. Uncheck what you hardly use.
This is a unique number and it should not be changed in the middle.
In case you are using higher resolution display or small touch devices you can change button height and font size.
You can have one Report printer in your system.
You can attach one receipt printer per terminal
Kitchen & Bar Printers
You can add as many Kitchen & Bar printers as you wish.
We have integrated Authorize.Net , a reputed PCI Pre-approved payment gateway. In case you have own Merchant, let us know. We may integrate any similar Merchant API. You may test with Sandbox account and then have a Merchant ID of Authorize.net from here
In case your card reader is not able to read Card, Cashier can manually type user name, card type, card number and expiry date.
In case you have separate terminal to read credit card you just enter Ref# and complete transaction.
As industry practice Credit card payments are pre-approved and they are not submitted in read time. They are shown in "Authorize" button. Usually they are authroize everytime a drawer pull is done. Admin or special users can login and change tips.
In order to maintain database integrity you have to create Menu items in the following sequence
Discounted Rates are rates applied in
Menu Items are single food defined in restaurant printed menu. Each Menu items are further extended with Modifiers
Add shift wise pricing
1. Need OROCUBE Inventory Free Plugin. Add Raw material in inventory
Logged in as Administrator. It shows all the
buttons. In reality different user will get different features. Food
server will be able to create and edit Tickets and Manager will get
access to cash drawer.
Simplest food order that does not record no of guests and table. Pressing pay now button button will proceed to payment screen
In dining food is tracked by table. Food server can check which table is available from ticket list. When done ticket is settled and tabled is freed. In some case more than one ticket can be created for one table. Floreant POS prompts duplicate table no. It could be overridden
Add total number of guests. Usually every guest is offered beverage and head count is used for reporting.
First need to choose menu category in left sidebar. And in each category there are several groups of food. Groups are almost standard in diff Restaurants while restaurant may pick groups and arrange them in different category. Its also possible same group can be in multiple category.
Item is unit of food usually written in printed menu. It often has options (for example 2 Egg break fast can have 2 eggs picked from different types of eggs)
Modifiers are ways to note user preferences for some food item/package. it may have option to have no or extra modifier.
Kitchen Instructions are not mentioned in Bill but sent to kitchen printer. For example some guest can order for extra plate or make hashbrown crispy.
If there are unlisted items then it could be handled by Misc Item button
We have tried Emulator provided by famous CallerID.com When user orders over phone, a POPUP screen is shown similar to the following.
You need to have Orocube LLC'c OroCust Plugin
Every ticket printer has a barcode number.
This shows real time update of all the Tables in a Restaurant. You need to have Free Floor Plan plugin to enjoy this features.
Admin update this to log differences of actual amount and expected cash.
Manager or responsible food server can void a food. Its considered wastage. So a reason is picked from predefined list. If food is already cooked item is not wasted.
Back office reports are printed in regular Printer and they can be exported to spreadsheet.
Gives clear picture of how many discounts are given and list of wasted food