Usage Reports

Usage reports help you learn the product flow in your establishment at the end of each inventory period and potential profit each product has on your bottom line. To get started, from the control panel, click "Usage Reports".

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To see the usage reports for specific product type, click the main category that you want to view.

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Usage reports breakdown your entire product flow.

1) Usage Data - calculates and shows you complete usage numbers from the start of an inventory period to the end of an inventory period. Each time you start a new inventory period (see create a new inventory) your ending inventory numbers here will become your starting numbers for the next period.

2) Usage Totals - keeps a historical record of your last 12 inventory period totals. This allows you to compare total usage numbers for each main category from one inventory period to the next.

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3) Highest Sales - Keep track of your top ten product performers in each category. Catch trending products to adjust your sales strategies and stay ahead of the competition.

4) Lowest Sales - Find out what products are taking up shelf space and not contributing to overall profit growth. Cut dead stock out of your inventory to free up capital flow.

5) Stock Check - Learn if you're holding on to too much product by checking your top on-hand products at the end of an inventory period. If you use Bar Cop's dynamic per levels (see dynamic par levels) excessive stock will not be an issue.

6) Usage History - Bar Cop keeps historical data on each product's total usage that helps you monitor product consistency from one inventory period to the next as product popularity and trend changes.

Things to know:

1) Usage data is tracked from the start of an inventory period to the end of the period. Each inventory file should be saved as a different name to keep complete data of each period for your records.