Bar Cop is the leading inventory control + theft prevention software application for bars and restaurants since 1998.

Using the dashboard

After launching Bar Cop, you will always land at the dashboard first. From the dashboard you can create new inventory files, get quick insights to your current inventory data, keep track of important to-do's, and quickly access every section of Bar Cop.

Bar Cop Inventory Software Dashboard Menu

On the left side, you will see the main program menu.

Bar Cop Inventory Software Dashboard Icon

The top left Bar Cop logo can be clicked from any location in the program to return to the dashboard.

Bar Cop Inventory Software Dashboard Features

Directly to the right of the Bar Cop logo there is a question mark icon. This icon is located on every page of the program and can be clicked to take you to the online help doc for that section. You must be connected to internet to use this feature. *Note: If you click the help doc icon and your web browser does not open, you need to set the web browser you are using as the default browser in your Windows OS settings.

Bar Cop Inventory Software Dashboard Features
At the top of the main menu are the quick click feature icons. These include: Online help docs, contact support, print, save, resize screen, copy, and paste.
Bar Cop Inventory Software Dashboard Features

(see how to print data)

(see how to save inventory files)

(see how to adjust screen size)

(see how to copy and paste)

Each time you start a new inventory period, you will create a new inventory file. Bar Cop does this automatically for you, by clicking on "Create New Inventory" (see Create a new inventory).

Bar Cop Inventory Software Dashboard Create File

Once you've completed your first inventory, Bar Cop will chart inventory insights of important data metrics for each main category. For a complete in-depth look at your inventory data, click on "All Analytical Metrics". Enter inventory and employee to-do lists, and other important notes to always stay on top of your inventory process.

Bar Cop Inventory Software Dashboard Inventory Insights

To add to-do lists and notes, click in the section that you want to type in.

Bar Cop Inventory Software Dashboard Inventory Insights

When you are done with your list or adding notes, click the "+" button to finish.

Bar Cop Inventory Software Dashboard Inventory Insights

Things to know:

1) You must be connected to the internet to access the online help docs when clicking the question mark icon in each section of the software. Help docs will open by default in Microsoft's browser. To open in your browser of choice, make sure to set your chosen browser as default in Windows.

2) The "up arrow" located in the top right hand corner of each section of the program, will jump you back to the top when you are scrolling down through your product data.

Have any questions? Contact us.