In this article, you'll find examples of common errors that impact your sales data.
Example - POS Item Mapping Error
In this example, we’ll take a look at how a recipe error affects your sales value.
With this Molson Canadian, we see that we have sold 1.74 units, but consumed 20 units. Right away, we know there is an issue because this is a beer bottle, which is only sold as a full unit in our venue.
Check Item's POS Mapping
To find out what is going on, click the item's details
Click the "POS Items" tab to check the mapping
We can see that the recipe is set to use 1oz instead of 1 unit. To change the quantity used in the recipe, hover your cursor over the POS Item and click the pencil icon
Edit POS Item
On the Edit POS Item page that opens, click the “Serving Size” column to adjust the amount being used in the recipe
Choose an existing serving size from the list (in this case, bottle), or use Custom to enter a new amount. In this example, we’ll select our serving size called “Bottle”, which is 1 full unit
After selecting the new serving size, the change saves automatically, and the cost of the item updates
After updating the recipe, go back to the Variance page to see that the sales now match the consumption: