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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…