The End of Day report shows the value of all "work done" on any given day (the value of the occupied rooms, and any "extras" and EPOS items sold), as well as the monies received on that day.
These two figures will rarely match because a room occupied "today" will be paid for on departure "tomorrow", but over the lifetime of a properties trading they will (or at least should) eventually balance.
If you have no EPOS system then the report can be run without any additional configuration, but in order to report out various items posted from the EPOS, then Caterbook needs to be configured to recognise the categories that items are arranged in as a minimum.
From Settings / Property / Reporting, you can configure the Advanced EPOS analysis to report out by Category or Subcategory. We strongly recommend selecting ByCategory in the majority of cases.
On this screen, you can also configure a starting offset for your held deposits ledger.
Moving then to the EPOS Config tab, you can now enter the Categories by their ID and Name. If Caterbook receives a new, previously undefined Category, it will display as Unknown, but can be edited at any time. Here ID=7 could be "Spa" or "Tea & Coffee" etc. It's usually fairly easy to identify these by looking on your EPOS system.
One value for PLU Category.
Some POS interfaces output product rows with a single category entity, like 1=Starters, 2=Mains, 3=Desserts, 4=Sides, 5=Beers. This possibly gives more of a breakdown than is desirable within the report, so you can group together all the food items as shown below, so the report summarises these as "Food".
Under Groups, create a new group and save.
Under Category - Group mapping, add some rows and select from your previously configured Categories the items you wish to report out together and save.
These will now all appear together on the report as Food.
Two values for PLU Category.
Other systems like ICR Touch export PLU items with a top-level category like 1=Food, with sub-categories arranged underneath like 22=Starters, 23=Mains, 24=Desserts. In this scenario you wouldn't need to group anything together.
If your POS can also post casual, non-resident sale items, then the tender type used in the transaction will also be sent to Caterbook, for example 1=Cash, 2=Card. This can be configured on the same tab as above, using the Payment types entry in the drop-down box.
These Categories and Payment types are reported out in the End of Day report, but the Categories can also be used in conjunction with the Dinner allowance feature for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast rates.