Manual Sales Entry & Custom Metrics

We are pleased to announce that we have added a feature set that will allow some Ameego users to enter their actual sales data into Ameego manually! This added functionality will be available to locations that do not run the Ameego syncer on their POS system. 

This guide will show you how to enter your daily sales for your primary sales metric, and also how to create custom sales metrics (like Meal Sales, Liquor Sales, Restaurant Sales, Bar Sales etc.) which you can also manually add the daily actual sales. Follow the steps below for each of these areas.

Manually Adding Sales for your Primary Sales Metric

Entering your primary sales (Net or Gross) on a daily basis is a quick and easy process that will allow you to get much more out of your Ameego platform. You can enter your daily sales as simple as AM or PM, or in 15, 30 or 60 minute increments. By working this task  into your daily management routines, your Ameego platform will always be up to date and anyone can generate a 3 week average forecast with just one click of a button! 

Follow the steps below to manually add your primary sales into Ameego. 

  1. Navigate to INTEL, and then click on the 'Manual Entry' sub tab.
  2. Click on the ‘Date’ field and choose a date from the calendar.
  3. Click on the ‘Metric’ dropdown menu and choose a sales metric (Net or Gross, depending on your global settings). 
  4. Click the ‘Time’ dropdown menu and choose the time increment (AM/PM, 60, 30 or 15 min) that you wish to enter the data for.
  5. Click the 'I’m Ready’ button to load your entry screen.
  6. Enter the values in the time increment fields and then click the ‘Save’ button. 
  7. To enter sales for another day, repeat steps 2-6.

Here is a quick demonstration of the steps described above: Adding_Manual_Sales_for_Unconnect.gif

Creating Custom Sales Metrics

We have also added a feature that will allow you to create custom sales metrics and manually add data for them. An example of other metrics might be Meal/Liquor sales, guests or counts or Restaurant/Lounge/Delivery sales, guests or counts. Once you have created a custom metric, you can set it as the primary sales metric of a specific department group and it will be used to calculate your labour costs for that department group. 

There are 3 types of metric types that you can create - Sales, Guests and Checks. We recommend that you use the ‘Sales’ metric type if you will be using it to calculate your labour cost (if applied to a department group). All metric types of ‘Sales’, ‘Guest’ and ‘Check’ can be used in your staffing guides configuration. Click HERE to learn more about Ameego’s Staffing Guides.

Follow the steps below to create custom sales metrics.

  1. Navigate to the ‘People’ tab, and then click on the ‘Employee Manager’ tab.
  2. Click on the Manage button at the top of the departments & groups list.
  3. Click the ‘Metrics’ button on the top right. 
  4. Click the ‘+ Add Metrics’ button.
  5. Add a metric name. We suggest you add the metric type after the name so it can be easily identified. Example: ‘Meal Sales’ or ‘Meal Counts’.
  6. Select the metric type (sales, guest or checks). 
  7. Click the ‘Save’ button. 

If you would like to add the custom metric to a department group so that Ameego will calculate your labour based on that metric, follow these additional steps below.

  1. Click the ‘Manage’ button.
  2. Click the ‘Edit’ button of the department group you want to apply the new metric to.
  3. Select your metric from the ‘Sales Metric’ dropdown menu.
  4. Click the 'Save Changes' button. Ameego will now calculate your projected and actual labour based on the metric you applied to the department group. 

Note: If you want Ameego to calculate the labour based on your primary sales metric (Net or Gross), leave the Sales Metric set as ‘None’.

Here is a quick demonstration of the steps described above: Adding_Meal_Sales_metric.gif

Manually Entering Actual Data for Custom Metrics

You will be required to manually enter custom metrics on a daily basis in order for them to be used in the various labour calculations in Ameego. They will be manually entered in the same method as your net or gross sales as described above.

Intel & Reporting

Actual Sales 

Now that you know how to enter your sales data for each day, Ameego will begin to use this data to generate a 3 week sales average forecast. You can still make adjustments to the sales forecast as before, but this will give you a good starting point for your sales forecast. Your sales forecast will be used for your projected labour cost calculations in Ameego. 

To learn more about forecast adjustments, use the links below. 

Actual Labour

Your actual labour should also be present in Ameego’s Time & Attendance section in order to calculate your actual labour costs. Consider using Ameego’s Time Clock or manually importing your actual labour into Time & Attendance to take full advantage of Ameego’s projected and actual labour comparisons. To learn more about these features, use the links below:

Intel Reports

By adding your actual sales and labour into Ameego, you can take full advantage of all of our Intel reporting capabilities. We recommend that your management teams begin to review the following reports in Ameego on a weekly basis. 

        • Labour Cost Analysis report: A weekly view of each day's projected & actual sales as well as your projected & actual labour. This data can be viewed as store (all groups) and department group totals. 
        • Labour Metrics proj vs actual: A weekly view of each day’s labour hours & costs with the option to expand the daily view to the department level.
        • Labour Percentage proj vs actual: A weekly view of each day’s actual and projected labour costs & percentages with the option to expand the daily view to the department level.
        • Employees hours worked: A weekly view of each day’s actual and projected hours.
        • Sales Metrics report: A weekly view of each day's projected & actual sales per sales metric. Each day can be expanded to view the data in 15 minute increments.
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