For those of you who are
interested, FreePOS is now 1,000,000+ lines of
code... but it didn't happen over night. In
fact, FreePOS has been in constant development
FreePOS V4.95 is no longer
our newest software, but it was the first
edition of FreePOS to really "wow!" our customer
base. We've posted this page here so that you
can see the evolution of FreePOS over the last
few years. When you add in our Enterprise
Level accounting system to supplement the
powerful POS functions... you've got enough
power to run almost any restaurant or restaurant
chain. Affordable, Powerful... FreePOS!
"Accounting For Dining" (screen shot below)
Electronic Signature Capture on tablet
Hibachi/Japanese Steakhouse Seating Chart
- NEW! Instant
Table Tents (print on demand)
- NEW! Seat
- NEW! Manager
Override - Open any table as the manager!
BACKSPACE KEY in order entry
mode... fix typos quickly!
- NEW! Tip
Configuration Program Completely Redone
- NEW! Color
printing in the kitchen/bar
- NEW! Tax
Exempt any item or an entire check
Electronic Scale Interface
Customize ORDER CHITS by section
- NEW! Hourly
- NEW! Drive
Thru - Single Terminal Can Cashier & Store
- NEW! Rename
- NEW! Tip
Declaration Module w/ Reports
- NEW! Bigger
Biometric fingerprint scanning
- NEW! Tax
inclusive pricing for items
- NEW! Edit
menus in EXCEL
- NEW! Smart
VOID chits - print where the order was sent.
Auto-Exit After SEND
- NEW! Print
tipping charts on checks
- NEW! Print
Guest Counts on checks (FOR OUR BUFFET
- NEW! Tables
that are printed change color
Historical & Combined Shift Sales & Item
- NEW! Self
Service Kiosk Mode (PERFECT FOR A C-STORE!)
- NEW! Running
total sales since day #1
- NEW! Negative
priced item modifiers
- NEW! View
reports on screen or print them
Summarized credit card signature slips
- NEW! Option
to send typewriter comments to JUST the
- NEW! Multiple
employees can CLOCK IN/OUT while a terminal is
Auto-Split checks by SEAT NUMBER
- NEW! Roll-Up
the cost of modifiers into the item
- NEW! Break up
your restaurant into "areas" - each with
separate accounting centers & hours of
Automatically add gratuities to checks.
V3 & Before
- 10 pages of
forced mod choices (120 choices/item)
- 10 pages of
meat, vegetable & special toppings per pizza
(360 toppings total per pizza division)
- Merge items at
different tables together using the TRANSFER
- Gift Card
Module (Canada & USA)
multi-camera CCTV System
- Tax processing
- Color coded
buttons & touch screen
- Two line touch
screen category & menu descriptions
- Walk In /
- Drive Thru
- More back
office & roll printer reports
- Item classes
(i.e. Tobacco, Beer & Wine reports)
- Pole display
- Guest Counter
(adults & kids counters)
- Re-order round
- Bar recipe
- Food recipe
- Credit card
processing w/ tips on external card machines
- Auto "exit
button press" timer on order entry screen
- Automatic item
consolidation at order entry
- Turn on/off
delivery fix sheet
- Graphic order
entry icons for categories, items & modifiers
- Export sales &
time clock data to Excel
staff Timers for each check.
- Table bussing
module integrated with FreePOS
Packing Printer support
- Expand MGR
Server Update - Check recalls are instant now
- Spoolers now
can run as a Windows process.
Modifiers - Kitchen sees them but customer
Open Item and/or Weight items
The FreeVideo Image Server (first in V3.53)
allows you to hook up inexpensive web cams to
your POS system. You can view the up to 8
cameras from any terminal on the POS system.
With this powerful feature, you'll be able to
keep an eye on everything. FreeVideo is
completely integrated into FreePOS's MGR menu
for quick access. Watch cashiers, back doors,
break areas or even parking lots.
quad screen viewer let's you see what is going
on. Here we see a door being opened.
Table bussing is now available. When this
feature is activated, closed tables will show a
brown dish icon in them until they are bussed.
latest feature is table timers... when a timer
is turned on, you can see a programmable bar
graph and/or the number of minutes since the
last service was done.
screenshot of V3 Accounting For Dining - look
for this package to be released soon... the
installer and help files are being put together
now. Release date: August/2006.
Highlights Of Accounting For Dining:
Accounts Payable - Full support for
purchase orders & back ordering.
Accounts Receivable - Optimize cash flow.
Inventory - Unit conversions (i.e. case =
Payroll - Tips, Deduction tables & more!
Fixed Assets - Automatic depreciation.
Job Costing - Catering Gigs can be
tracked for profits.
Dispatch - Text Message your maintenance
people & dispatch them on routes.
General Ledger - Consolidate corporate
(V4.26) Japanese Steakhouse Seating System
Graphic Orders In The Kitchen! Take orders and
write on the screen.
is now tablet enabled to support handwriting
Numbering Is Now A Touch Away!
perfect solution for the disorganized kitchen...
See it at the NRA show!
your customers sign the screen... and never have
to worry about finding a credit card slip
again. Customers like this feature too -
because they never lose sight of their credit
trons can declare their tips (with or without
manager approval) at the end of their shift(s)...
and the manager's can edit, view and print tip
reports. As always, 100% touch screen driven.
Correct Order Entry Mistakes FAST!
trons can quickly "backspace" over unsent items
while in the ordering screens.
Industry's First AFFORDABLE Bio-Metric Security
FreePOS has learned a new trick! The best
part: No server software is required!
Configuration Is Pretty Now!
has gotten a face-lift with modern controls as
now you can Copy&Paste in the cells too!
(V4.95) Tax Inclusive Pricing
It is now
possible to include tax in any item's price.
Perfect for fast bar environments.
Your Menu In EXCEL - WOW!
Want to do
a price markup on all BEEF items? Just open the
V4 menu files in EXCEL, select the column and
head off to the races. With V4, integration
with Microsoft Office has never been better.
Reports - HOURLY SALES
report allows you to view your sales by the HOUR
on a roll printer.
Configurable Kitchen Printing
MODIFIERS in RED,
ITEMS in BLACK & more!
Now it is
possible to have VOID chits print automatically
at the appropriate PREP CENTER. So if you void
a steak that was sent to the kitchen, the
kitchen will get a printed notification not to
make the food.
The Fly TAX EXEMPTIONS
favorite government account come in for lunch?
If so, now you can EXEMPT any or all of the
taxes while you are in the order entry screen...
select individual items or the entire check!
- Area Reporting &
Areas allow you to close "part" of your
restaurant without affecting the money counts
in other areas of the establishment. For
example, you might close the dining room at
9:00P and leave the bar open until 4:00A.
- Open Items/Checks
report shows you all the items, tables &
checks currently in progress. Run it for a
single person or everyone. It also shows
each table and its current sales volume.
Open Items/Checks Report:
- BACK key
This option returns to
the order entry mode - perfect for last
minute order changes.
- VOICE AUTH key
This option allows you to
"call in" a credit card authorization.
Perfect if your integrated credit card
processing can't run due to an internet or
telephone modem failure.
- PIN Pads &
Debit/Credit Card Processing In Canada
We will soon be offering
a new solution for integrated credit/debit
card processing in Canada. The new system
supports PIN pads and allows for 24 hour
merchant account sign up.
- Auto Roll Over In
the internet goes down, your credit cards
process over a modem - AUTOMATICALLY
Allows you to add a
gratuity to a check automatically.
- Fast-Food Drive
This mode has been radically enhanced - it's
working well in a couple of major fast food
chains including Popeye's Chicken where it
is processing hundreds of orders per day.
- Auto-Split By Seat
can split checks based on the seat number.
- Public Tabs
'Public Tabs' are checks
that are shared by all servers. This is a
perfect match for carryout orders or bars
that have multiple people serving &
maintaining checks. These tabs can be
tracked by who closes the check or all
grouped together into a "house tracking
- Enhanced Re-Open
The ability to re-open
a fast order, tab, or quick service mode
check is now fully touch screen driven and
does not require the installer to load a
macro script. It is now possible to take a
check closed to the "BAR AREA" and transfer
it to the "DINING ROOM AREA" - which makes
end of day money counts fast & flexible in a
multiple cash drawer environment.
- Item & Item Group
FreePOS can now keep
track of how many items are left. The best
part is that you can have multiple menu
items share a counter. For example, you
might have 4 lobster dishes that each use
the "LOBSTER" counter. When the counter
reaches zero, the POS informs the servers &
prevents further ordering of all items
sharing the counter.
- Map Printers By
Do you have two bars?
Do you want orders to print to the bar
nearest the POS terminal? If so, you'll
love Printer Maps which allow you to change
how menu items print depending on the