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

Weighing inventory

In Bar Cop, you can weigh your open liquor, wine, and tapped kegs for the most accurate inventory possible. If you are concerned about employees stealing, then weighing is the only way you will be able to really detect theft.

The type of scale you use will determine how data is entered into Bar Cop.

A basic scale (does not connect to computer). When using this type of scale, data is entered in one of two ways:

1) Manually typing weights.

2) Using voice command (see voice command data entry).

A USB scale (connects to computer). When using this type of scale, data is automatically entered as you weigh.

To use an USB scale, a wedge software is required. The wedge software links the scale to our software. You can use your own USB scale/wedge software or ours.

Our USB weigh scale comes with the wedge software included.

How to enter weights:

Product weights are entered in inventory locations that have open products. When weighing liquor and wine products, you enter bottle weights in the "Bottle Weight" column. If you are weighing kegs, you enter weights in the "Keg Weight" column.

Bar Cop weighing bottles

Things to know:

1) You can list open products more than one time in inventory locations.

2) Weighing products is more accurate than point counting. However, you may not want to weigh products that are not used very often. In Bar Cop, you can easily weigh some products and point count others. It's entirely up to you.

3) You can use your own scales to weigh. For liquor and wine bottles, you need a scale that weighs in total ounces (not pounds/ounces) with a weight capacity of at least 10 lbs. To weigh kegs, you need a scale large and durable enough to weigh up to half barrel size kegs (if you have half barrels in your inventory) with a minimum weight capacity of 320 lbs.

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