In this article:

  • About
  • Installation and Connection

About

The stock management application offers an easy way to keep track of your stock and create purchase orders, with features suited for retail and hospitality.

It can be used on an iPhone or on an iPad, provided the iPad is a separate device to the Master POS.

Note: You must Rebuild Data on the backend Stock Management page to allow the app to read its most recent information. If you change any stock, Location, Manufacturer, or Supplier information on the backend, you must Rebuild Data.

Modes

Retail mode is enabled by default. Hospitality mode is enabled in the settings (Settings > General Setup > Enable Hospitality Mode > Save)

Hospitality Mode

Features:

  • Products: Stock in, stock out, and perform stocktake. Add and edit products.
  • Purchase Orders: Create purchase orders and stock them in.
  • Wastage: Record any wastage of products.
  • Prep List: Find out how much of each item has to be prepared for each station in the next few days.
  • Stocking: Move your stock across different stations.
  • Settings: Set up your printer, Locations, and other options.

Retail Mode

Features:

  • Products: Stock in, stock out, and perform stocktake. Add and edit products.
  • Purchase Orders: Create purchase orders and stock them in.
  • Wastage: Record any wastage of products.
  • Settings: Set up your printer, Locations, and other options.

Install your Stock Management App

What you need:

  • An iPad (your Master POS)
  • An iPhone (your Stock Managment App device)**
  • Connection to the provided Abacus Wi-Fi

** You may use a second iPad instead of an iPhone, but the Master POS cannot run both applications on it

  1. Install Abacus POS on your Master POS iPad and log in.
  2. Go to Settings > Connection. Ensure that Master is ticked. Note the Device Address.

3. Go to the Stock Management Download link provided by Abacus and tap Install

4. Open the app. If you receive the error "Untrusted Enterprise Developer", you need to Trust "Kinnov Pty Ltd"
5. Log in using your Abacus credentials.
6. If you have more than one Location, you will be prompted to select the location you wish to manage stock of. Select and press Done.

7. If you are in the hospitality industry, scroll down and tick Enable Hospitality Mode.
Tap Save. This will add two additional buttons to the bottom of the page.

Note: You will not see this difference until you tap Save.

8. Enter the Master Pad IP Address that was noted in step 2.

You wil find it here on the iPad:

Your Stock Management App and Master Pad are now connected.
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