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ROBOTILL Version 5 is here!

Retail POS Module - Click on Image to enlarge
Restaurant Module - Click to enlarge

ROBOTILL has released version 5 of its popular Point of Sale Software system. Apart from a new modern look, the following has been added:

Easy to Use and Powerful
The new features like attributes and variants are very useful but completely optional. The new product setup has been designed to help you to easily and quickly add products. More advanced features are now in separate tabs so that they are easily accessible to users who want to make use of them but out of site and not confusing to users who want to stick to the basics.

POS Product Attributes
Also called product tags or sub categories in other systems, the attributes has been designed to be extremely flexible so that it can work for any possible scenario.

Any number of attribute groups can be added with any number of options per group.

Different attribute groups can be added to different products. In ROBOTILL, attributes are used in two ways:
  1. Product Variants
  2. Order Attributes
Product Variants

Variants - Click to enlarge

Product Variants are useful in the Retail Module. It allows you to quickly add a lot of products that are identical (price, category, tax option, etc.) except for some small attributes like size or color (or colour depending on where you are from).

Each variant can have a different barcode, SKU/PLU.

There are also new search options that allows you to search by attribute. For example you could search for all products of a certain size or color.

Order Attributes

Order attributes are very useful in the Restaurant module. In previous versions of the Restaurant Module of ROBOTILL the waiters could add notes to items in the order. These notes however had to be typed by the waiter.

These notes are still available for very specific instructions, but now with Order Attributes, the life of a waiter just became a lot easier.

When specific items are added, the system will automatically prompt the waiter with options and the waiter can just click (touch) the customer's selection.

For example if a steak is added, the waiter will be prompted to ask 'How would you like your steak done' and then options of 'Well Done, Medium, Medium - Rare' will appear.

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Multiple prompts (attributes) per item can be added. The selected options will be printed on the Order Slip that goes to the kitchen.

Customer Price Tiers

ROBOTILL has three price tiers that can be used for a specific item, for a specific sale or for a specific period (Happy Hour!). 

With version 5 it is now possible to allocate a specific price tier to specific customers. When the customer's card is scanned/swiped the system will automatically change the price tier to the customer's price tier.

A great way to reward loyal customers.

It is also now possible to choose how customers are selected. It can be with the customer selection (search) screen or by using the new 'Scan/Swipe Customer Card' functionality. 

If you don't have a card reader you can print customer cards with barcodes for the Customer ID's. You can then simply scan the customer card using your standard barcode scanner.

Customer Statements

In previous versions customer statements could only be printed from ROBOTILL Manager (the back office program). Now it is also possible to preview and print statements at the POS Points. 
Useful when a customer wants his statement at a pub late at night when the manager is not around.

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Restaurant Bill Split

It is easy to split bills in the Restaurant Software of ROBOTILL. The waiter/cashier can split a bill (sale) at a restaurant table into several bills (sales). The split can be done at any time - at the end of the sale when the customers want to pay - or even in the middle of service when more items will still be ordered.

To split a bill, the waiter selects the table in the Restaurant module of ROBOTILL and then selects 'Sale Options' > 'Split Bill'.

The waiter can then choose the items that should be moved to a separate bill. This process can be repeated multiple times if a bill needs to be split into several smaller bills.

For more information about the split of bills, see the ROBOTILL Online Help:

You can also download the Free Edition of ROBOTILL from the ROBOTILL Website.
Note that the bill split feature is not available in the free edition.

ROBOTILL Licensing System Upgraded

ROBOTILL upgraded its Point of Sale Software Licensing System. Customers of the Free POS Software Edition and new customers will not be affected. Existing customers will need to register again.

For this reason it is suggested that customers of the Full Edition with version number 5.80.04 or earlier, upgrade and email the new registration codes directly after close of business to allow the ROBOTILL Support team enough time to generate new keys for them.

There where two main reasons for the licensing upgrade:
Unlike the old licensing system, the new licensing system will not require new keys after a major Windows upgrade or a computer name change.Due to the fact that ROBOTILL is becoming a very popular Point of Sale System, it has become the target of hackers and crackers.  To see how the new ROBOTILL Registration works, see our online help:

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…