Select Maintenance > System Settings > Concept to access this function.
Use the Concept function to identify separate store types operating from the same database. Concepts are an increasingly common convention in the corporate-to-store hierarchy where you use a master database to maintain menus and items for all subordinate operations that are only used in their respective concepts, such as a steak house, a seafood restaurant, and more. This provides top-level reporting capabilities per store in the Sales report and PMix report. The PMix report displays two columns for quantity count and percentage sold for each concept.
You assign concepts to individual items in Maintenance > Menu > Items. For example, an item, such as pepperoni, is sold only at one concept; therefore, 100% of pepperoni sales appears on reports for that concept only. If you configure items to be shared throughout stores, such as beverages, you must determine a common distribution to attribute appropriate sales numbers to the proper concept. To accomplish this, we recommend you apply the concept ‘None’ to all common items in the master database. Access Maintenance > Menu > Items > Item tab and select a ‘Concept’ under the ‘Assignments’ group bar.
Use the Concept tab to determine the number and name used to identify a record. Valid entries are from 1 - 999.
Group Bar: Settings
Name — Identifies the concept to which you assign items to facilitate more detailed and accurate reporting. Type a maximum of 20 characters.
Common distribution % — Determines the percentage of transaction data to distribute to the concept for common items. Valid percentages range from 0.00 to 100 percent. The total of all defined concepts must equal 100%. If the total distribution of all concepts does not equal 100%, the system recalculates the percentages, as necessary. The sales for common items are distributed between the concepts for reporting purposes.