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Workshop and Job Cards

ROBOTILL now has a new Workshop module. The Workshop module is ideal for shops that does repairs and various other kinds of 'jobs'. 'Jobs' are booked in by the Retail Point of Sale Module. The workshop can then work on multiple open jobs with the new Workshop Module and add items like labour, parts, etc. to the various jobs. Once a job is marked as complete, the job can be invoiced by the cashier (Retail Module).

The Workshop Module can run on the same computer as the till (Retail Module), the back office computer (ROBOTILL Manager) or on a separate dedicated computer in the workshop.

The good news: It's FREE! You require at least one registered POS Point to use the workshop module, but you don't pay extra for the workshop modules and you can use as many as you need.

Other new enhancements included in Version 5.8:

Workshop module was added as a separate module and added to the ROBOTILL program group (icon on your desktop and available from All Apps > ROBOTIL…
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Quotations and Other Improvements

ROBOTILL Version 5.70 has been released and is available for download (Download the free edition of ROBOTILL - Point of Sale Software).

Quotations Improved


The Quotations in ROBOTILL has been enhanced. You no longer need to create, or use a customer in order to do a quotation. You can now also use once-off customers.
A quotation comment has also been added that you can use to identify the correct quotation or add special notes. The quotation comment can also be printed on the the quotation slip.

For more information see Quotations in our Online Help

Customer Accounts Improved



The customer accounts in ROBOTILL has also been improved. The customer statement screen is replaced with a Customer Accounts screen. You can now view statements and credit/debit a customer account from the new accounts screen.

The new customer account debit/credit is if you need to change a customer balance for another reason other than account payments or account sales.

Other enhancements in version 5.7:

You can now…

Process Card Payments

ROBOTILL now directly connects to card readers to process card payments effortlessly. Our South African customers can contact Sureswipe to order a supported card machine.

ROBOTILL also supports international card devices from various international companies.


Our international customers can contact one of the following companies:

HandpointTSYSFirst DatavantivBORGUNEVO Payments International For help setting up your card reader click here. Processing card payments automatically is supported in the free point of sale edition, as well as the retail and restaurant modules of ROBOTILL.

Cash Drawer Reports Improved

The cash drawer reports in ROBOTILL has been improved. There are two different types of drawer reports in ROBOTILL, one that is printed at the POS point (on the till slip) and another that is printed from ROBOTILL Manager. Both has been improved and a lot more detail was added.

It is also now easier to view drawer reports from drawers that has been closed some time ago with the new Cash Drawer Screen.


Please Note:

With previous versions of ROBOTILL, if a customer withdrew cash at the till with his bank card, it caused the balance in the drawer to go out. This bug has been fixed in version 5.6 and it is suggested that all customers upgrade to the latest version.

The latest version can be downloaded at http://www.robotill.com

Upgrades are free for all customers including customers of the Free Point of Sale version of ROBOTILL.

POS System with Cloud Database

ROBOTILL is a Point of Sale System that comes with a SQL Server database that can be installed as a stand-alone system (one computer) or on a local network with multiple computers (POS Points and Back Office computers). Now, with ROBOTILL Version 5.5, you can also connect to a database server in the cloud like Microsoft SQL Azure.

Advantages of using a database in the cloud:
You don't need to setup a local network to connect all your till points and back office computers.Distance between points is not an issue as you connect over the internet and not through a local network. You can manage and monitor your shop or restaurant from home (or any location).
Things to keep in mind (disadvantages): All your POS Points (tills) and back office computers will need an Internet connection.Your Internet connection will need to be fast and stable as you will not be able to work if the connection goes down. The performance (speed) of ROBOTILL can go down depending on your Internet connection spee…

POS Product Cost

ROBOTILL Version 5.45 was released and is available for download.

Product Costs (Unit Cost - the cost to your company for manufacturing or purchasing) can now automatically be calculated when you are using compound items.


There are two different calculations:

1) Applying compound cost to sub items
Applying compound cost to sub items. If you receive stock as a compound item (example a box of 24 cans), then the cost for individual cans will be calculated and applied to the sub item (the can).

2) Applying sub item cost to a compound item
If you have a complex compound item like a breakfast that has multiple sub items (2 slices of toast, 2 eggs, etc), then the cost of the breakfast will automatically be calculated.

You can also choose to let ROBOTILL automatically adjust compound item cost prices if a sub item cost price changed. For example, if you have various items that uses a slice of cheese as a sub item, and the cost of a slice of cheese changes, then ROBOTILL will automatically recal…

Customer Pole Display

ROBOTILL now supports Customer Pole Displays!
The reason we waited so long before we included Pole Display support is that initially we decided to rather support the additional monitor customer display. These displays are becoming popular as they can also be used to display images and other information to the customer (like specials and adverts). We are still planning on including this feature and hope to release it early 2017.

We have however decided to now release a version that support the traditional Pole Displays ... after some pressure from our customers :)
The new version that supports the pole display can be downloaded from the ROBOTILL website.

The Pole Display support is available for the Retail Point of Sale Module and the Restaurant Point of Sale Module.

For information on how to set this up see the Pole Display Help page.