About Takeout Configuration
An Aloha Takeout (AT) icon appears at the top of the screen in the configuration management tool when you enable 'Uses Takeout' under the 'Products Installed' group bar in Maintenance > Business > Installed Products. Click this icon to access the Aloha Takeout configuration tree under the Maintenance menu.
Some functions needed for ATO configuration, such as Terminals, Jobcodes, Pos Access Levels, and Taxes, are core functions of the Aloha POS. The Aloha POS "shares" these functions with ATO. For example, you accomplish the configuration of interface terminals in Maintenance > Hardware > Terminals, the same function you use to configure an order entry terminal in the Aloha POS. The system reads site information directly from the Location Information tab in Maintenance > Business > Store. Also, some Aloha POS functions provide options that are exclusive to ATO, such as the 'Delivery' group bar on the Order Entry tab in the Jobcodes function. All field definitions in these shared functions, including those specifically for use with ATO, reside in the reference guide for the core POS product, either Table Service or Quick Service.
Most of the functions you need to configure Aloha Takeout, even the shared Aloha POS functions, are available from the Maintenance menu in ATO; however, there are some exceptions, such as Items. You must select the TS or QS icon in the product bar first, before you can access the Items function.
Note: The Aloha Takeout Implementation Guide contains more in-depth information about how to configure Aloha Takeout, including configuration you accomplish in the Aloha POS.
Locate ATO-specific functions in the Takeout Configuration menu. This includes Takeout Settings, Delivery Areas, and System Parameters. For operations using CFC, the Active Stores function appears in the menu, as well. Tax by Destination, another ATO-specific function, is available on the Taxes menu.
Takeout Settings — Provides ATO options that apply to the majority of sites. Aloha Configuration Center allows for versions of Takeout Settings. For example, if some sites offer delivery, you may enable and version the delivery options for those specific stores. In most cases, the Takeout Settings apply to all stores in the enterprise.
Delivery Areas — Defines the delivery area for the selected location. Delivery areas vary by site based on geographic and franchise limitations.
Driver Commission Groups — Allows you to configure driver commissions in lieu of driver fees.
Takeout System Parameters — Defines site specific network options required for ATO to communicate. In most cases ATO network options vary by site.
Active Stores — Allows you to define which sites in the enterprise offer takeout or delivery services. We did not provide a hyperlink here because this option appears only when using CFC to manage TS and QS for multiple sites. Refer to the TS or QS online Help for more information on this function.