Now that we’ve had a quick tour of Ameego, let's begin setup by customizing your restaurant's global settings.
Navigation: ‘Dashboard’ tab then ‘Settings’
Goal: Customize your restaurant's settings.
- Store hours: Set these to the times your restaurant is open to your guests for each day of the week. These times will be visible when creating your schedule floor plan for each day of the week.
Earliest shift start time: This setting controls the earliest time of the day that you will be able to schedule a shift. Be sure to consider those occasional early start times in your restaurant (Inventory perhaps ?).
- Latest shift start time: This setting controls the latest time of the day that you will be able to schedule a shift to end.
- PM start: This setting will determine what the PM start time is for sales and labour reporting.
- Show end times: Would you like to hide your shift end times from your staff? Uncheck this to hide your scheduled end times.
- Hide wages on the schedule: This setting controls the visibility of the employees hourly wages on the Ameego Manager schedule page. The default settings will display the employees wage on each shift tile. Uncheck this setting if you do not want this information viewed by someone within the vicinity.
- Daily Overtime: Set your region's daily overtime parameters here. Enter the number of hours that would equate to daily overtime at your restaurant. No daily OT in your region? Set it to the maximum hours you would want to schedule a person to work in a day. Ameego's One Touch scheduling will follow this parameter to prevent scheduling an employee overtime.
- Weekly Overtime: Set your region's weekly overtime parameter here. Ameego will observe this setting in the scheduling and the dashboard section called 'Weekly Overtime Watch'. Ameego's One Touch scheduling will follow this parameter to prevent scheduling an employee overtime.
- Minimum shift gap: One touch will not schedule an employee two shifts within this many hours of each other. A perfect solution so 'One Touch' does not schedule a close shift followed by an open shift the next day!
- Preferred sales metric: Do you use your gross or net sales to calculate labour?
- Break rules: Do you ensure every employee takes a certain unpaid break once they work a specific amount of time? By creating a break rule(s), Ameego will automatically deduct the amount of time of the break rule when calculating the cost of a scheduled shift. Break rule 1 and 2 will work together when applicable. If break rules are not a normal procedure then leave both break rules set at 0.
- Enable break rules for actual labour: If you want Ameego to calculate the unpaid break on actual labour shifts (Time & Attendance) then change this setting to 'Yes'. If your employees already clocks out/in for breaks, then uncheck this setting.
Time Clock Settings:
Please note: These settings are only available if you have the Ameego Time Clock Module.
- Time Clock Punch Buffer: This setting controls the number of minutes before/after a scheduled shift start/end time that an employee is able to punch in or out of the time clock without a manager override. Set this to 0 minutes if no override is ever required from management.
- Time Clock Punch Round: Ameego will round the punch in/out times to the nearest value of this setting.
- Enable Break Approval: Enabling this setting will require management approval for all employees to clock out/in for all breaks.
Ameego Anyware Settings:
- Show Contact Page: When disabled, 'Regular Employees' will not have access to the 'Contacts' page in Ameego Anyware.
Inbox Visibility: This setting will allow you to determine who your 'Regular Employees' can message using the Ameego Anyware Inbox.
- Full Visibility (Default Setting): Users with any permission level (manager, supervisor, regular employee), will have the ability to send, receive and read all messages in the Ameego Anyware inbox.
- Limited Visibility: Users with the ‘regular employee’ permission level will NOT have the ability to send messages to other 'regular employee' staff members. They are only permitted to send messages to users with ‘Manager’ or ‘Supervisor’ permission levels. They will have the ability to respond to messages that were sent from a user with 'Manager' or 'Supervisor' permission levels, but they cannot see responses sent by other 'regular employee' users in the same message.
Okay, now let's set up your departments & department groups!