Revel's Enterprise Management System (EMS) allows for multi-unit locations to easily "push" products from one location to another. Using our read/write lock system, you can manage what objects can be managed through the new user interface. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the basics of Adding Products to Your Menu, as well as our Intro to EMS to learn some of the basics before diving in to managing products at the EMS level.
Locking Products and Settings
If you change the price of a product in the master establishment, the prices in all establishments will no longer automatically update the children establishments. These changes should be done at the EMS level.
If you lock a Product or Setting, it means that no individual establishment will be able to make any changes to those items, except for the person(s) who has All Establishment Access.
Locks exist at various levels (listed below from smallest to greatest):
|Level||What can be done?|
Cannot be overwritten
|Add Product||Choose to prevent creation of new products with a particular subcategory or across all subcategories by clicking on the lock until it is marked All|
|Individual Products||No details about the product can be changed.|
|Add Subcategory||Choose to prevent creation of new subcategories within a particular category or across all categories by clicking on the lock until it is marked All.|
|Subcategories||The Subcategory and all its products cannot be edited.|
|Add Category||Clicking the lock on Add Category prevents creation of new categories at the establishment.|
The Category and all items that fall under that Category cannot be edited
Additionally, when locking and unlocking fields, the lock will change shape and color according to the following guidelines:
|Setting is/has already been unlocked (default)|
|Setting has already been locked|
|Setting can be unlocked across selected establishments. Establishments will be able to make edits to this setting on their own.|
|Setting can be unlocked across all establishments (limited to Add Subcategory and Add Product).|
|Setting can be locked across selected establishments. Establishments will not be able to make edits to this setting on their own.|
|Setting is being locked across all establishments (limited to Add Subcategory and Add Product).|
In the example below:
- The entire Subcategory Whole is going to be unlocked. Establishments will be able to make edits to Banana, Lemon, and Red Velvet.
- + Add Category has already been locked on a previous occasion. Establishments won’t be able to add new categories.
- + Add Product is going to be locked. Establishments won’t be able to add any new products in any subcategory.
Note that EMS Product Management is currently only available to handle Categories, Subcategories, Products, Product Details and Product Modifiers. Managing modifiers, recipes, discounts, inventory settings and other pages will be available in future releases.
You are also able to lock/unlock specific settings for a particular product under Product Details. As with other parts of the EMS system, any value you edit will turn blue, indicating that it will be pushed to selected establishments when you click the Confirm button. If you change your mind about pushing a change, click the blue back arrow:
For more information on Product Details, click here.
Push ALL Details
When selecting a product on the menu, a "Push ALL Details" button appears on the right for the specific product. Selecting this button will select every product detail to be pushed to all establishment. For example if the kitchen print name for products differ for each establishment, pushing all details will push the base product kitchen print name to all establishment. Kitchen print name is only one of many other product detail settings.
This also pushes ALL ingredients associated with the product to the child establishments. If the ingredient does not exist, it will be automatically created for the child establishment. The ingredients need to be created in the base establishment before able to push to child establishments. To learn more about ingredients, click here. For more information on EMS Ingredients, click here.
To go back, select the back blue arrow:
To copy a product from one establishment to a group of other establishments, select the establishment that has the product as your base and click one of the product fields in the tree. Click save and the entire product shall be updated to all targeted establishments. If you only wish to change name, price, cost or sort order, please click the product’s details and make the change there.
Menu management via the EMS works by identifying that the Product on one establishment is the same thing as the Product on another establishment and linking them. Revel establishes these links using the following criteria:
- If your menu was Master/Child, it uses the master/child connections to form the links
- The system looks for matching barcodes
- The system looks for matching SKUs
For cases where the linking doesn’t work or you want to manually link products we have a link management tool. Click the little chain icon next to a product.
On the left, you will find existing linked products across your establishments. On the right, the system suggests products that may be the same (by looking for identical SKUs or barcodes). You can break a link on the left by clicking the chain, or create a link by clicking the broken chain on the right:
Note that linking objects only results in allowing principal users to make global edits to those particular objects. If the barcode and SKU matches, they will be recorded under the same product for Reports across all establishments.