Dinerware Glossary of POS Software Terms
A complete restaurant computer system, sometimes called ‘turnkey’
An option to set a discount for a specific time of day, time of week or date
The control center of Dinerware that routes requests from Dinerware Workstations; the Brain manages access to the SQL Server database and provides much of the system processing power.
A menu item customizer — adds or subtracts an ingredient or side dish
A group of choices that apply to a menu item.
A summary of all aspects of operations, including total sales, tips, and cash deposit.
A feature in Dinerware that allows users to quickly create and close a ticket when paying with cash.
A feature specifying how many menu item portions are available.
A group of menu items, organized by type.
A set of options that customize the functionality available to a type of user (bartender, server, dishwasher)
An on-screen numerical keyboard on the touchscreen
A manager view that shows clocked-in employees and provides information about which job and shift an employee worked in a given period
A set of system options for managers
A view of manager functions for customization, adding content and accessing reports
An item on the menu, added to the POS system
Order Entry Screen
The place users add orders and access system functionality
The screen staff can use to send and receive messages, clock out, calculate tip total and generate daily reports
A unique four-digit Personal Identification Number used to log in to the system
An area of the business handled separately by the software that provides sales tracking, accounting and transaction control
A group of menu items that share tax and accounting rules
A group of tables or an aspect of the business, such as delivery or carry out, represented in the POS system. Sections allow managers to enforce rules, such as requiring a guest count, custom name, delivery time, or customer from the database.
A group of menu items that appear together on the main order screen
A virtual table within Dinerware that represents an actual table in the establishment
A unique number automatically assigned to each ticket by the program
A touchscreen used by employees to access the system