List of software to install

Dear all,
I have just been introduced to sambapos, I have not done anything on it before but I have installed, configured other POS/ retail Software before. I have taken a good look at sambapos and I will like to deploy it in a restaurant project to be opened in May 2021.
I plan to use a dedicated PC as server and will start with 3 POS terminal (clients).
Kindly clarify the following in clear terms.

  1. What are the list of software to install on the server?
  2. What are the list of software to install on Clients?
  3. Can I get a downloadable tutorial document / video to for my installation, configuration, customisation and user training?

Thanks as I await your prompt response.

Thanks
Mayor

  1. SQL Server 2017 Express Version
  2. Just Install Samba on Clients and Connect with Main Server.
  3. https://kb.sambapos.com/ Everything is here.

There are some great step by step tutorials on forum for installing sql if it’s new to you.

Thank you very much for your prompt response It will help alot. Please I will also like to know if I will get assistance in creating new reports / customisation if I desire a report that is not available on SambaPos. Also, I will like to know if there is a link to a platform where u can get the list of reports available in SambaPO v5. ( Or vis-a-vis SambaPos v4).

Thanks
Mayowa

Thank you much. I am very familiar with SQL installation. My concern now is customisation and adding new reports

Thank you very much for your prompt response It will help alot. Please I will also like to know if I will get assistance in creating new reports / customisation if I desire a report that is not available on SambaPos. Also, I will like to know if there is a link to a platform where u can get the list of reports available in SambaPO v5. ( Or vis-a-vis SambaPos v4). Thanks Mayowa

Find the reports you need in this forum and you will get a lot of help.
If you do not find what you are looking for then just ask, Lots of people here will help you.

Kb.sambapos.com has all you need to learn how to build any report. Click on the reports section.

Good evening,
Please I need advice on the below:

  1. How and where can I find the default list of available reports in version 5?
  2. Do I need to be an IT professional to be able to deploy Samba v5 by myself? Create reports, create menu items, prices, users etc
    I will appreciate a prompt response to the above queries
  1. go to Manage and then Reports
  2. No you do not but it will require you to learn it. We also have many resellers that would be able to assist you if you require their service.

Thank you for your response. Please can you connect me with a reseller in Abuja (FCT), Nigeria
Which part of IT do I really need to learn?
Do we have features such as the below on samba POS:
Import thousands of Products, stocks, & customers via excel
→ Create different employees types with restricted access
→ Customize business info, peripherals, printing, pay types, etc
→ Robust pricing options.
→ Export reports to PDF, Excel and Html
→ Get visually notification of low or exhausted stock
→ Search, Sort, View, Filter and even page data.
→ Get notified of expiring products
→ Repeat similar sales at a click
→ Backup and restore your data anytime
→ See your profits & loss at any instant
→ Automatically backup to the cloud

==== Some Features ====
→ Products and category Management
→ Inventory Management
→ Employees Management with Roles
→ Customer Management with loyalty
→ Suppliers Management
→ Audit Trail Management
→ Floors & Tables Management
→ Terminals Management
→ POS Peripherals Support
→ Multiple payments types
→ Customer Multiple payments support
→ Payroll Management
→ Sms & Emails Capability
→ Daily, Weekly, Monthly or Yearly Sms & Email Reporting
→ Email or Sms receipts, invoices, etc
→ Automated Invoice Generation
→ Print different receipt sizes
→ Discount & Tax support
→ Generate and print Barcodes
→ Business Charts & Statistics in Dashboard
→ Employee Clock In & Out
→ etc

==== Reporting ====
→ Sales
→ Sales (Detailed)
→ Sales by Employee
→ Sales by customer
→ Sales by Payment Type
→ Sales by Product
→ Sales by Product Count
→ Sales by Product Category
→ Sales by Top Profiting Category
→ Sales by Top Profiting Products
→ Sales by Top Selling Category
→ Sales by Top Selling Products Amount
→ Sales by Top Selling Products Quantity
→ Customer History
→ Customer Debtors
→ Customer Purchases
→ Customer Visits
→ Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly Customers
→ Debtors
→ Employees
→ Employees Commission
→ Employees Commission History
→ Payments
→ Payments By Employee
→ Payments By Payment Type
→ Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly Payments
→ Stock Purchases
→ Stock Level
→ Stock Reorder
→ Stock Finished
→ Profit & Loss Statement
→ Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly Sales
→ Expenses
→ Expenses by Employee
→ Expenses by Category
→ Products list

This is a big list, not sure if your expecting someone to go through every point.

Samba is very versatile but is not an install and go system and everything is preconfigured.
The sample database installed if selected is very basic café pos.
Reports are simple generic defaults.
Most of your list is posible, much through normal functionality or with minor customization.

The thing to note is that with its flexibility the chances of two systems setup by un related people are likely to differ posibly quite drastically behind the scenes.

A simple example you could look at is refund, which isn’t a default button, could be setup in multiple ways.
I prefer a x-1 qty method which adds stock if used and gives negative value.
Others opt for reverse accounting via a seperate ticket type, some have gone as far as extencive automation from with options as to ask wether to return to stock, just reverse transaction financially or mark as waste on stock.

The other trade off that comes from the flexibility of the system is that there isn’t a one true manual, most documentation is in form of examples and tutorials from experienced users on the forum.

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