The float-in function is generally performed at the start of service. This function allows the system to begin with a float amount in the cash drawer. If you wish to use the function, you must ensure it is performed by an administrator. If it is not, the system will lock out and prevent further access to other users. If you do not wish to use the function however, select 'OK' and proceed to using the system as normal.
Note: if a float-in amount has not been entered since the last float-out, the system will automatically open the float-in screen prior to any cash transaction takes place.
Selecting the float-in button will first open the cash drawer assigned to that terminal, then the following window appears:
Enter the number of each denomination by quantity to complete the float-in process, then select 'OK' to accept the new cash drawer float. A print out of the float-in will be printed from the receipt printer. Best practice is to place the print out in the cash drawer for reference.
The float-out function is generally performed at the end of a day’s trading. By floating out, the operator can reconcile the cash amount in the drawer.
When performing the float-out ensure all cash is counted, including the float value. ‘Other’ is used to represent any additional non-cash monies. Upon completion, a print out from the receipt printer shows the denominations entered for the cash drawer, and the cash total.
The cash total will balance with the cash-in-drawer amount, including the initial float-in, if no money is lost during service.
This feature is related to the Cash In/Cash Out functions. To see more about how to work with these, click here.