Main screen and billing

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Main screen and billing

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When you turn on the touch cash register and run Dotypos, the main screen appears, which is the starting point for all cash register operations. You can find a detailed description of the individual parts of the main screen in the Main screen guide.

The user interface and control panels layout may differ depending on the device used to run Dotypos and its properties. The main screen and application control panels adjust the display size. On mobile phones with a display smaller than 8", Dotypos switches to mobile view.




The touch cash register’s user interface is displayed below. When you start operating the cash register, the first step is always to open it. How to open and close the cash register is explained in this chapter.


If, during the cash register activation, you selected the establishment type Shop, or in the POS settings you switched the POS mode to Instant sale, in the main part of the screen you will not see the Product panel represented on the figure below by a number, 06 but the calculator instead. This enables you to a so-called “immediate sale”. You will find more information about this function in the chapter Instant sale.


Main screen and basic operations with cash register



Side menu - Entry to the advanced settings of of Dotypos, or to sales overviews or reports.  You can also find there the option Item management, which is used to create products and their categories. Unless you have the EET mode set, here you will find the option for its settings, otherwise it will display the status of “fiscalized” documents (status of documents registration). Click on the icon License This will display the actual license type and the license code associated with this cash register.


The side menu icon - Side menu can be displayed by clicking on this icon. If an exclamation mark is displayed next to this icon menu-chyba it means some documents were not sent to the Financial Administration (recorded). Take a look at the chapter Status of “fiscalized” (registered) orders for tips about what to do.

This section also displays the name of the user logged in. If the user is labelled as an independent seller, his/her name will be highlighted.


Tile menu - Contains the buttons for basic cash register operations. In the bottom part, the last closed or open order and the sum of the currently open order are continuously displayed. A description of individual buttons can be found in this chapter. Once you charge a product, the tile menu disappears and you will see the currently open order. Clicking on the items in the order lets you adjust their properties and quantities.


Panel of categories - Displays created product categories. You can move this strip horizontally using your finger.


Category list icon - If you have a large quantity of categories, this icon displays them as a transparent tile.


Panel of products - Clicking on the selected category displays the products belonging to this category in this section. Clicking on the product records it. As soon as a product has been recorded, it will be displayed on the left as an item in the order. Clicking on the items in the order lets you adjust their properties and quantities. You can move products horizontally using your finger.


After closing or parking an order, instead of products you can display an overview of open (parked) orders or Table map. To change the initial screen look into these settings.



Searching - Click on the icon to display the dialog for the full-text search of products.


Searching by PLU codes - Click on the icon to search products by PLU code.


Printing check receipts - Clicking on the icon prints a control check of the parked order without having to close it. To be able to print check receipts there must be in Print settings there must be assigned to the printer the printing task Printing receipts. You can also print the check order summary from the menu Order options.

You can use the control check as preliminary information for the customer before closing and settling an order. Detailed information about this option can be found in the Knowledge database, in the article Printing a check receipt as information for a guest.


Issue order - Click on the button to display the settlement dialog where you can settle the order.


Displaying PLU keyboard - Click to show the keyboard for entering the numeric PLU code. How this icon is displayed depends on these settings.
Display Featured screen - If this function is activated in the application settings, the star icon will also be displayed in this section clip1055. Tap on that icon to display the screen with the daily menu and the best-selling products during the specified period of the day. So you can charge them really quickly.



Data synchronization - Data synchronization between the cash register and Dotypos Cloud is done automatically after each operation. The cloud icon indicates synchronization in progress. When the Internet connection is not working, the cloud icon is red.



If you click and hold the selected product tile, the current stock information will be displayed as well as the item quantity for open orders. If you have any active courses, you will be able to select the appropriate course as well. Available only in Dotypos FULL and higher.



How do I bill in Dotypos?

1.In the main screen, click on the product selected 06 from the chosen category 04 (see the main screen picture above). By repeatedly tapping you add the product quantity to the order. The charged products are added to the right side as order items, see Charged product screen below. You can modify the order items in future.

2.If you do not need the products created in advance, you can bill using a simple calculator called Instant sale.

3.Once the products have been charged, click on the button Issue order 010. It will display the Settlement dialog where you can make the final order settlement.



In the these settings you can activate the automatic sending of receipts to emails. In such case the receipt will not be printed out after the order settlement and closing, but it will be sent to the customer’s email. Provided that the customer had the email address filled out in their account.


Charged product screen



You charge products simply by choosing the category and clicking on the selected product. An order opens on the left side of the screen. If you click on the right-hand side product more times, the appropriate amount to be charged for it will be recorded. You can also set the quantity with the buttons 04.

Clicking on the product(s) in the open order displays the button for adjusting them. To delete the product from the order click on 01. Use the button 02 to adjust or display charged product properties. This lets you adjust the quantity, price or granted discount for a specific order and displays notes on the product. The button 03 allows switching between sale here and takeaway sale. Below the charged products, the order status may be displayed 05, showing whether it is a new order or a parked one.

Use the button 06 to park an order and leave it open. You can go back anytime later and charge more items. If the order is parked to any table, there will be a button 07to easily open another new order at the given table. Click the button 08 to display the menu of other operations with the order. If you have activated the Table map , the order is automatically parked in the table to which the order belongs.

Use the button Checkout to display the settlement dialog and settle the order.


Empty order

If you remove all items from the order, it will be empty. In such cases, either return by clicking Back 01 or use the button for the next cash register operation 02 and cancel the account or park for adding an item later.

You also begin with an empty order if, in the table map, you tap on the table without any open order or you create a new order at the table. If you now use a standard sequence to charge products, these products will be added to this open order for the table concerned.



Table map screen

If the Table map is active, it can be displayed on the main screen instead of categories and products or open orders. The display can be changed in these settings. Click on the map to select the desired table and then charge products to this table. Once you finish charging, the order can be closed or parked, and you can go back to the table map. On the map, the table with an open (active) order is highlighted in color corresponding to the order duration with the duration time. On the bottom of the map, you can find buttons to change the scale or to go to the next map page.



Long click on the table to display currently open orders at this table. Click on the selected order to display it with the option to close it. You can also open a new order at this table directly.



Information about the time since the last order adjustment on the table map

One minute after parking, every order starts displaying the time since the last order adjustment. This information gives the crew an overview of the period since the last service was provided to guests. According to the time set, the table color changes from green to orange and then to red. So you get a simple message that the table was not served for a long time. You can change the time interval, or even switch the feature off, in Table map settings.


If you use the table map, you will benefit from the easy reservation system that allows the creation and registration of reservations using an easy application. For more information, see the chapter Reservation.


If you distribute your products to the customers, you can use the special table for distribution and get the information on overall sales for distribution. You can find more information about this option in this chapter.