One of the features that was added in the latest version of the GASTROFIX app is Aggregated Items. Aggregated Items can be used to create special offers, such as lunch combos or other offers, e.g. you offer coffee and cake together with a reduced priced.
The first step is the activation of the feature Aggregated Items in the GASTROFIX Cloud. Navigate to Setup → Setup → Restaurant → Features and activate Aggregated Items. Click on Save and reload the webpage.
In the next step you will create a new article which will be turned to an aggregated article. Navigate to Master Data → Articles → New Entry and create a new article.
Important: Existing articles can be turned to an aggregated article as well!
Enter the new article name, PLU, short name, article group, and article type. In this case the short-name is very important, as it will be shown on the POS-System during checkout.
Important: Do not enter a price here, as it will be automatically added during a later step.
Change to the tab Constraints → Aggregated and you will be presented with the following screen.
The checkbox Show Articles allows you to show all articles on the receipt that will be printed. You can search for all saved articles in the search box next to Articles.
Important: You can only aggregate articles that use the same VAT rates. If this is not the case the cloud will show an error message.
After adding an article via the search box (in this example café crema & cake) the total amount of each individual article is added to the field Total Price.
To add a new price to the aggregated article, enter the desired total price in the field Total Price. In this example the coffee&cake combo will have a price of 4,50€. You can also edit the price of each article individually to get the desired total amount.
The GASTROFIX Cloud automatically calculates the appropriate partial amount of each item, if you enter the final price directly. After finishing you click on Save to return to the previous screen. Important: This calculation has no effect on the added articles. It is only relevant for this aggregated item.
To use the new article, you have to add the article to an order-screen. Navigate to Master Data → Order-Screen and edit the desired entry. In this example we add the article Coffee & Cake to the order-screen Dessert.
To add the article, search for the desired article under the header Article on the left side of the screen and use drag-and-drop to add it to the order-screen.
After adding the article you can click on Save to leave the order-screen. To check if everything works as intended, go to the GASTROFIX App on your iPad. Navigate to Admin → Business Day → Load Master Data. After downloading the new master data the order-screen should be available. Check if everything works correctly by switching to the course you edited and review the order-screen.
You can use the aggregated article like a regular article.
Important: If the components can be discounted this holds true for the aggregated article as well e.g. if coffee and cake can both be discounted, then the item Coffee&Cake can be discounted too.