Avero's Group Sales by Hour Report
Available in: Essentials and Professional subscriptions
If you have access to more than one business, you will be able to run group level reports to better see what is happening across your businesses. By running a Group Sales by Hour report, you can see volume and sales changes by hour across all your outlets.
In this article, the following topics will be discussed:
- Running a Group Sales by Hour Report
- Viewing the Group Sales by Hour Report
- How are sales by hour calculated?
Running a Group Sales by Hour Report
The Group Sales by Hour report is located under the Revenue Management heading in Avero.
Every Avero report has a unique Report Generator to help you filter your results using metric filters. This is the meat of your report. Each report within Avero has a defined number of metrics that can be included in one report. We have defined all of the metric options on the Metrics page.Once you've made your choices, hit Go. For instructions on how to utilize the Report Generator, reference this article.
Using Attributes and Tags
Attributes and Tags are fully customizable and will help you organize all of the businesses within your enterprise, into distinct groups based on similar characteristics.
Example: if a "Region" attribute is selected, then the next step would be to select the specific region you want to analyze. Once selected, the businesses with that pertain to that specific region will group together. Tags will then extract businesses from that grouping.
To learn more about attributes and tags, reference this article.
Viewing the Group Sales by Hour Report
The Group Sales by Hour Visualization will be displayed as a line graph. When viewing the line graph, keep the following in mind:
- Each colored line represents a business.
- If desired, click on the colored bubbles at the top (next to the business name) to omit them from the line graph.
- Click on the Speedometer icon to pin this visual to your Dashboard.
The Group Sales by Hour report also displays a table version. When viewing the table, keep the following in mind:
- Locations will be listed in the first column
- The hours you have selected to view will be listed in the columns along the top.
- Click any business name (hyperlinked in blue) to quickly run an outlet level Sales by Hour report with the same filters you have already chosen.
How are sales by hour calculated? When a check is opened or closed?
For our hourly sales information, we pull in what time each item is rung into the POS and that way the sales detail is as close to real-time as possible and sidesteps any operational challenges such as checks being kept open until the end of service.
Check Data: Check information such as Check Count, Average Check Count, etc are based on Check Open times. Think of it as when a check is added to your business day.
Sales Data: For the majority of POS systems, sales data relating to the individual items such as Gross Sales, Item Qty, Avg Net Sales, % Total Net Sales, etc is all based on transaction time, or the time that change was made in the system. So if a server has a check that stays open all day the sales will be reflected at the time the items were ordered/rung and not when that entire all day check is closed.
The following POS systems only provide the Check Open Time for item transactions, so sales will only be listed at the time the check was opened:
Aldelo, Infogenesis (on-premise and cloud), Lightspeed, Micros Simphony On-Premise, PosiTouch, Squirrel POS.
See this report in your inbox every week:
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