What are the requirements to run Bar Cop?
The Bar Cop application backend is powered by Microsoft Excel. You must have a full version of Microsoft Excel 2007 or later installed on a
PC with a Windows operating system. We recommend using a touchscreen laptop or large tablet that can run Excel. Run the free trial on the
computer you will be using, to make sure there are no compatibility issues. If the computer you will be using has Windows 10 set to S mode,
you will need to remove S mode to install the software.
Can I run Bar Cop on an Apple computer with Excel?
Unfortunately not at this time, Bar Cop currently only runs on Excel for PC.
Does the Bar Cop software store data in the cloud?
No, Bar Cop does not store any of your private business data in the cloud. When using Bar Cop all of your data is stored directly on your
personal computer in Excel files. Although we like cloud technology and think it's great for certain things, we are currently against moving to cloud storage
for our software and customers. While most inventory apps are using the cloud to store customer data, we do not want to go down the road of taking our
sales and usage data and having it stored on remote servers where that information can be accessed or taken without Bar Cop's or
our customer's knowledge in situations like tax audits.
What happens when the trial period ends?
When the 30 day trial period has expired, you will no longer be able to access the Bar Cop application. However, any information or inventory
files you have saved during the trial period will be saved on your computer unless you delete them. If you decide to use Bar Cop
after the trial period, all you need to do is sign-up for regular use and you will regain access to the software and any previously saved
What do I need in order to weigh open products?
To weigh open liquor and wine bottles, you will need a scale that weighs in ounces only. To weigh tapped kegs, you will need a scale that will
weigh up to a half barrel keg in pounds/ounces. We offer a full line of inventory scales or you can use your own. Most scales will not connect to
your computer, so weights are entered by voice command (see question below) or by manually typing in the weights. We do offer one USB inventory scale
for bottles that will transfer the weights into the program automatically. Scales can be purchased from Bar Cop at the same time you are getting
your Bar Cop subsciption or you can contact us any time after getting your subscription to purchase one.
What do I need in order to use voice command for data entry?
A headset with a noise reduction microphone to plug into your laptop or computer is the only equipment you need (we generally like using the Koss CS100 headset).
You probably already have the Microsoft SDK speech recognition application installed on your computer. If not download the version
for your Windows operating system (it's free). Be sure to use the "train your computer to better understand you" in the speech recognition
menu when setting up your headset. Also watch our video tutorial on how to enter data with your voice.
Is support included with the free trial?
We offer extensive video tutorials that will walk you through every part of the application, however our support gurus are here to help
with any questions you may still have. Just contact our support department and they will give you the help you need. Support includes helping guide
you through the setup of the program, but does not include actually setting it up.