Select Maintenance > Menu > Item Cost to access this function.
Effective in CFC v17.5, you manage the costing of items using the Item Cost function. The ‘Cost’ option is no longer available in the Items function, preventing the need to create versions of the item record in Maintenance > Menu > Items. Instead, you accomplish any store-specific need to override an item cost by creating a store version of the primary Item Cost record. The Item Cost function supports real time updates. If you modify/enter an item cost using this function, a prompt to perform a real-time update appears.
Upgrade Path: Upon upgrade to CFC v17.5, all currently existing items migrate over to the Item Cost function. Any item with a stated cost in the Items function appears in the Included list in the Item Cost function; any item without a cost appears in the Available list. You must access Maintenance > Labor > Security Roles > POS tab and make the appropriate security selections to provide access to the Item Cost function. The ‘All’ Security level already provides full access but you may need to make the appropriate selections for the ‘Standard’ access level under the Maintenance > Menu group bar.
Item Cost tab
Group Bar: Settings
Identifies the selected item cost record. For Aloha Manager users, there is only one item cost record. If you are a CFC user, it is possible to create multiple item cost records.
Group Bar: Cost Assignments
Two selection lists appear on the Item Cost tab. The Available list, on the left side of the screen, contains the items in the database that are available for you to establish an item cost. The Included list, on the right side of the screen, displays the items for which an item cost has already been established.
Use the >> and << arrows to move items between the ‘Available’ list and the ‘Included’ list. The column headings that appear in the ‘Included’ and ‘Available’ lists are as follows:
Number — Indicates the item number.
Name — Identifies the item.
Two additional columns appear in the ‘Included’ list.
Cost — Indicates the cost of the item at the store. To set a different item cost for a store or region, you must create a store version of the Item Cost record. To set or change the cost of an item, click the >> to move the item to the Included list. The cursor focus is on ‘Cost,’ ready for you to type the cost of the item.
Primary cost — Indicates the primary cost of the item entered into the corporate record. This is for CFC users only.