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 1.73 bottles, but consumed 20 bottles. Right away, we know there is an issue because this is a beer bottle, which is sold as a full unit.

To find out what is going on, we can click the details for this item:

When we go to the Details, we’ll go over to the POS Items tab. We can see that the recipe is set to use 1oz instead of 1 unit. To change the quantity used in the recipe, click the pencil icon.

On the Edit POS Item page that opens, we can click the “Serving Size” column to adjust the amount being used in the recipe.

We can choose an existing serving size from the list (in this case, bottle), or we can use Custom to enter a new amount.

After we have updated the recipe, we can go back to the Variance page to see that the sales now match the consumption:

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