It has been an exciting summer here at InVine. We’ve continued to improve the InVine experience for the front of the house as well as the back office.
To start off, we have a new version of the front of house app! To update the app version, go into the waiter menu of the app and type in your PIN, you’ll see an update option. If you need help updating your app version, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team.
New Front of House app
The new app version has several visual and performance updates, a redesign and decluttering of some elements and a long-awaited feature add…
After popular request, we have enabled filtering by price and manual sorting in the search area. (See image above.)
Fast inventory even without “Bin Numbers”
The app is now more intelligent in showing inventory. It will record the order in which you count your products. This means that the next time you go through the cellar, the products are sorted by the specific order you see them, allowing you to be quite faster within each bin number. More importantly, this really helps out restaurants that are operating without bin numbers!
Bonus feature: You can now see when was each specific device last updated, by clicking on the hamburger menu button after you swipe along the footer.
Back Office Updates
We’ve continued to make huge speed improvements in going in-and-out of products on the back office end, plus a few cool features!
Branded tasting notes
For those clients with the PRO Package, we now allow you to customize how tasting notes are displayed on the iPad. This gives clients the freedom to bring a bit of their character to the patron experience (say if you want to call it “John’s Tasting Notes”). You’ll find this in the visual settings section, under “Advanced Settings.”
This is a cool one. Clients will now see a chart with an estimate of how much money they are making with InVine, right in their dashboard. $$$
A few notes regarding this chart:
- This is weekly data (not monthly)!
- This is a conservative estimate on, one, sales at only a 15% increase, as well as, two, a lower than average time and money spent printing and running inventory.
- There’s a help icon in the top right corner, which explains how we ran the math, if you’re interested in learning more.
Now supporting any PoS Systems
Lastly but certainly not least, InVine now allows clients to ingest sales data from any PoS system.
Here’s how it works:
If you have the PRO Package, you’ll will see the PoS integration screen on their settings page. Selecting the last option, “Other,” enables a new button in the Inventory screen, called “Manual Sales Import.”
This, in turn, allows a client to upload sales data, that corresponds to the period between two inventory audits.
If you have any questions about the latest InVine feature updates or have any requests for NEW InVine feature updates, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team.