-› SetUp Instructions
1. Sign in via a Google account, or create a new one.
Registering to use SplitAbility requires a Google account for authentication (User ID & Password).
SplitAbility also uses the Google Drive
spreadsheet and document facilities in order to store and retrieve menu information as well as uploading daily transaction journals / balancing information / time management / inventory etc.
During the registration process, SplitAbility asks for and requires access to the spreadsheets and documents of the associated Google Drive
account, so if you are not sure about granting this access, simply create a new account that you are happy to grant SplitAbility read/write access to.
If you already have a Google account you may use it, otherwise create a new or separate account here: Create a new Google Account.
Either way, selecting "Sign In" from the menu bar above prompts you for all the required information.
You'll be directed to a Google Accounts Sign in screen as show below.
2. Register some basic information about your restaurant/cafe/business.
3. Update the Menu information to your own.
After submitting your details, SplitAbility asks for access to the Spreadsheets and Documents of the Google Account in order to copy a Menu Template spreadsheet to your Google Drive.
Account permission screen (OAuth 2.0).
After granting access, check for the menu template e.g. "ABC Restaurant" in your Google Drive folder "SplitAbility".
Edit this template with your own menu items. Alternatively make a copy or new file to edit your own menu data.
These spreadsheets provide a means to do bulk importing of menus into the POS.
Menu Spreadsheet names must be prefixed with your registered restaurant/cafe/business name. e.g. "ABC Restaurant Monday specials".
SplitAbility searches for and lists the spreadsheets that are prefixed with your registered name.
POS Categories shall appear in the sequence that they are entered in the Spreadsheet, while Item Names appear alphabetically.
Prefixing Items Names with any characters can be used to alter Item Name sequence, also any characters such as (. - * ☺ ♥ ♦ ♫ etc) can be used.
Group items on the POS screen by using a prefix e.g. "Beer Imported", "Beer Cooler" etc. This groups "Beer" items together sorted alphabetically via the suffix.
To add Modifiers, leave the Category field of the Modifier blank, as shown in the example.
Button Colors (optional) for the Menu Items can be any HTML Color shown here:
SplitAbility Button Colors
The "ID" column is optional and can be used for any purpose, popular uses include, Barcodes, QR codes, Universal Product Code (UPC), Price Look Up codes (PLU) or Unique Search Character/s.
Unique Search Character/s are a powerful tool that enables fast entry with as little as one key stroke!
Update SplitAbility to use your new menu by selecting "Admin" then select the Menu from the dropdown list and finally the "Update Menu Data" button.
4. Adjust the Admin settings to suit your business.
Add fast locking users (optional)
Add external users (optional)
Set the tax rate and currency (optional)
Add receipt information (optional)
Set printing preferences (optional)
Set up EFTPOS payment services (optional)
EFTPOS Payment Services.
Adjust the floor plan (optional)
Add regular customers (optional)
Regular customers can be added on the fly during normal operation of the POS.
Set Inventory Max/Min (optional)
Inventory item count is automatic, set the mode to either count up (increment) or count down (decrement).
Item count can be reset or edited at any time.
5. You're good to go!