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BEST FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS

POINT-OF-SALE FEATURES FOR HOSPITALITY

  • Supports regular computer keyboards as well as cash register keyboards and touch screen monitors;
  • Unlimited number of items in inventory;
  • Unlimited number of departments;
  • Up to 8 digits for cashiers' passwords. Digital reader compatible;
  • @/For feature for multiple item invoicing;
  • Secure invoice correction and voiding;
  • « Return » feature for item restocking;
  • Cash drawer opening feature;
  • Sophisticated item search feature at the Point-of-Sale;
  • Cash receipts monitoring for reprints;
  • « PLU » feature for manual item code input;
  • Item picture displayed at the Point-of-Sale;
  • Multi-page management to quickly invoice non-barcoded items;
  • System to consult and edit completed invoices;
  • Addition and modification of customer files at the Point-of-Sale;
  • Customizable background screen;
  • Cash withdrawal management;
  • Cash-on-hand at opening and closing statement;
  • Inventory adjustments at the Point-of-Sale;
  • Unlimited number of invoices on hold and display of such invoices;
  • Manual selection of price list;
  • Layaway management with deposits;
  • Special order management with deposits;
  • Interfaces with integrated and semi-integrated PoS terminals;
  • Memo Page (RTF style) for customer file allowing for easy editing at the Point-of-Sale or Front Office;
  • Optional gas pump interface;
  • Magazine reservation management;
  • Prints on customizable Impression 8½ X 11 invoice forms;
  • Supports LCD ad screens to display images, the last 20 invoiced items and transaction summary;
  • X, Z, X cashier, Z cashier, Department, Schedule, Product Groups, Account Balance, Delivery and many other reports available at the Point-of-Sale, printed on slip printers;
  • Optional inter-store item transfer feature at the Point-of-Sale;
  • Management of bids, customer orders and printing of shipping orders along with printing of - Production Reports to follow up on outstanding orders.


POINT-OF-SALE FEATURES FOR HOSPITALITY

  • Table distribution management (using letters or digits);
  • Up to 99 patrons per table;
  • Easy to set up table distribution map on screen according to provided models;
  • Left/Right and direct command patron switch;
  • Open table list for the cashier with quick table access feature;
  • One-click table check printing;
  • One-click patron group printing;
  • Patron-separated check for the table, with invoice total printed at the bottom;
  • Easy to use patron grouping on a single check;
  • Automatic condiment display (up to 5) with the capacity to set a mandatory number of required condiments;
  • Management tool to see 8 patrons on screen at once, switch items from one patron to another, split items between patrons and print checks;
  • Remaining meal counter displayed on meal icon on screen;
  • Up to 9 course automatic or manual management for kitchen orders;
  • Management of 8 kitchen printers with up to 3 different printing formats;
  • Display of kitchen orders on a Kitchen Monitor;
  • « Hold & Fire » feature to not send the entire order to the kitchen;
  • Pre-order, delivery and take-out features;
  • Half-&-half management to only invoice the costliest item;
  • Happy-Hour and employee prices management;
  • Minimum tip management display for buspeople and servers on Server reports;
  • System to consult and edit completed invoices;
  • Capacity to create and edit a customer file at the PoS;
  • Tax management at the PoS (ex: tax exemption for Natives);
  • PoS integrated punch clock.

 

BACKOFFICE FEATURES

  • Unlimited store management;
  • Inter-store communication management with inventory consolidation;
  • Inventory Management:
    • Bilingual 30-character item descriptions;
    • Bilingual 30-character item comments;
    • Inventory item to department links;
    • 4 basic price list management;
    • Sale of sold item-related products;
    • Management of sets;
    • Quantity prices with ranges;
    • Weekly specials management;
    • Automatic profit margin calculation;
    • Management of items on hand, in reserve, in stock and on order;
    • Management of min/max quantities per box, unit;
    • Direct granting of discount as per reaching a threshold;
    • Management of sales starting and ending time for regulated items;
    • Link to automatically transfer crates of goods when an item is out of stock;
    • Management of store item pictures;
    • Management of tare weight;
    • Integrated ticket counter system;
    • Price calculation for 100 g and 100 ml for display labels;
    • Management of up to 5 suppliers per item, with supplier numbers, UPC codes, and different prices;
    • Memo page for every item in RTF format;
    • Cash on hand and deposit opening and closing statement;
    • Management of up to 4 taxes that you can easily select.
  • Department Management:
    • Departments group for easier sales report reading;
    • Tax per department management;
    • « Non-Add » department to not enter in a sale;
    • HALO management to not input false data into a sale.
  • Discount Management :
    • Unlimited number of discounts, applicable on item or sub-total;
    • Unlimited number of mix’n match with dual quantity/price lists ;
    • Unlimited number of 2 to 4 item combos;
    • Discount as a percentage or an amount applicable on item or sub-total;
    • Negative and positive discounts allowed, with and without taxes;
    • Fixed-price sale with sub-total discount calculation.
  • Management of Suppliers:
    • Memo page for every supplier in RTF format;
    • Management of sales tax;
    • Shipping management;
    • Summary report of purchases per supplier.
  • Management of Purchase Orders:
    • Purchase orders with automatic or customizable number;
    • Automatic item order as to min/max, negative quantities, automatic purchase according to sales during interval;
    • Management of bulk orders;
    • Direct application of discounts on order;
    • Purchases per supplier or globally;
    • Management or receptions at the front office;
    • Wireless order and reception imports;
    • Purchase order printed or sent by E-mail;
    • Out-of-stock reports;
    • Independent supplier order reception screen;
    • Capacity to check in merchandise manually without purchase orders;
    • Management of restocking.
  • Management of Employees
    • Management of employee commissions;
    • 10 security levels in regard to software links to the PoS;
    • Creation of employees and wages to generate a punch clock report for payroll calculation.
  • Payment Modes
    • Unlimited number of customizable payment modes;
    • PoS integrated currency converter;
    • Quick access payment keys (ex : $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00);
    • Account billing feature;
    • Hostel interface feature (Interface Micros 4700);
    • HALO management to not input false data at receipt phase;
    • Credit management;
    • Capacity to set to cash drawers;
    • Mandatory cash on hand statement;
    • Capacity to deny cash withdrawals.
  • Integrated Management of Gift Cards and Loyalty Programs:
    • Display of gift card and loyalty point balance at the PoS;
    • Loyalty points tabulated per item or department to assess a money or percentage value;
    • Loyalty points redeemable in money at receipt (1 point = 1¢ );
    • Capacity to link to a gift card server for inter-store validation.
  • Management of Customer Accounts
    • Unlimited number of customer files;
    • Customer information entry with customer picture;
    • 4 customized sortable keys per customer;
    • Management of anniversaries with reports transfer to mail merge programs;
    • Membership management with renewal feature;
    • Purchased item report;
    • Purchased item-related advertizing by mail or E-mail;
    • Personalized pricing management per item or department;
    • Tax exemption for companies;
    • Automatic discount for specified items;
    • Account billing with line of credit management;
    • Detailed payment management at the front office; summary payment management at the PoS;
    • Capacity for different billing and shipping addresses;
    • Management of payment terms;
    • Customized customer monthly administrative fees with interest;
    • Account statements on paper or sent by E-mail;
    • Memo page for every customer in RTF format, available at the front office and PoS;
    • Customer invoices available on screen and printing.
  • Customizable cash register keyboard;
  • Label Generator:
    • Customizable label sizes;
    • Label production on specific printers;
    • Supports laser (using Avery labels), slip and specialized printers (Zebra, Tec, etc.);
    • Customized labels;
    • Colour printing using laser printers;
    • Barcode printing.
  • Management of invoice messages and advertizing screens;
  • Stock taking feature for portables and stock differences reports;
  • Optional Rental Feature:
    • Movie, tool or room rental at the PoS;
    • Management of reservations;
    • Late-return fee calculation;
    • Grace period for scheduled return;
    • Rentals sortable by title;
    • List of last three renters;
    • Supports numeric keypad for PIN entry at the counter;
    • Rental price table relative to item;
    • Summary of customers' rent history.
  • Optional Serial Number, Warranty and Work Order Management Feature:
    • Serial number entry at the PoS with warranty expiration date;
    • Service contract sale on warranty expiration date or before;
    • Warranty renewal on paper or sent by E-mail;
    • Printing of work orders including material, and time;
    • Reports on work orders in progress.

 

REPORT SPECIFICATIONS

  • Report Generator:
    • Report generator customized according to set font;
    • Remembers filters, report options and formats;
    • Three-layer input feature that sorts reports by departments, groups, locations, sequences, notes, customers, sellers, suppliers,  mix’n match, UPC, supplier numbers or item numbers, either with or without grouping or page breaks;
    • Landscape or portrait printing on screen, paper, in an Excel worksheet or a file.
  • Financial Reports and Billing Summary:
    • Financial reports per register, employee for specified interval;
    • Weekly reports for register balancing;
    • Electronic ledger for transaction lookup;
    • Consultation of invoices on screen.
  • General Ledger Reports:
    • General Ledger posting report in debit/credit form to facilitate bookkeeping;
    • Data export to Acomba, Avantage, Dream, Simply Accounting and AccPac;
    • Register balance table allowing the addition, subtraction and transfer of entries between accounts in order to post a transaction to the GL.
  • Punch Clock Reports:
    • Management of employee working time during an interval;
    • Time rounding up to the minute, 5, 10 15 or 30 minutes;
    • Capacity to edit work time entries;
    • Capacity to manage employees titles and wages;
    • Printable reports of work time and wages per employee or position.
  • Sales Reports:
    • Sales during an interval;
    • Comparative sales over 7 time intervals;
    • Salesperson reports with commission statements;
    • Average sales per customer and salespeople;
    • Periodic sales by increments of 15 minutes, 30 minutes or hour;
    • Most popular item report;
    • Sales substitution report;
    • Discount and specials report.
  • Inventory Reports:
    • Price lists report;
    • Inventory lists report;
    • Inventory count report;
    • Unsold item as of date report;
    • Item history report;
    • Stock renewal report;
    • Daily specials report;
    • Multi-store consolidated inventory report.
  • Other Reports :
    • Label printing report;
    • Invoices on hold report;
    • Gift certificate report;
    • Production report regarding customer order management;
    • Special order report;
    • Layaway management report;
    • Credit note report;
    • Sale distribution by postal code report;
    • Sold tickets report;
    • Transaction report for inventory follow up purposes.

 

INTERACTS WITH

  • Slip/kitchen printers:
    • Epson (serial, parallel, USB, IP)
    • Samsung (serial, parallel, USB, IP)
    • Citizen (serial, parallel, USB, IP)
    • Star (serial, parallel, USB, IP)
  • Barcode scanner
    • Symbol (USB, serial)
    • Metrologic (USB, serial)
    • Unitech (USB, serial)
  • Label Printer:
    • Zebra
    • Tec
  • Scale:
    • Kilotech PD-1
    • NCS 6710/6720
    • Metrologic 2020 (2 wires)               
    • PSC/Magellan (2 wires)
    • TEC SL-4700
  • POS Display:
    • Epson DM-805
    • DSP-800
    • Logic Controls PD3000
    • Posiflex
  • Liquor Interface:
    • USC Spirit 2000/4000/Brand ID
    • USC POP-12
    • USC Draft Guard
    • USC Harton Flexibar
    • USC Harton BCM-6
  • Change Machine:
    • Transac 2+
  • Call Display:
    • CallerID Whozz Calling POS 2/4/8
  • Kitchen Monitor:
    • Logic Controls  LS6000
  • Integrated payment:
    • Mercury Payment System (Full integrated)
    • Global Payment (Semi-integrated)
    • CT-Payment (Semi-Integrated)


 

Whos is behind BEST?

BEST is a Point-of-Sale solution designed by cash register specialists. Its chief creator has long  managed his own store selling and servicing cash registers. This experience explains why we understand your needs.
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Why should you chose us?

Right from the beginning, BEST was developed to fill the need for an inexpensive reliable Point-of-Sale solution. Since then, more than 2,000 customers chose BEST to manage their store.
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How to try our software?

There are no better way to convince yourself that BEST is the software you need than to see it in action. And for that request that one of our resellers make a demo in your place of business. 
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