How Cafe Manager Lite package will work in Internet cafe
Manager Lite package you get all what you need to run
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|The general idea behind the program is to provide staff members with the facility to quickly and efficiently process customers payments for Pre-Paid and Pay-After modes.
The software is very easy to use. Simple point and click - Start, End , Time ect. Anyone can learn how to use it in five minutes. Full list of functions...
- Cafe Manager calculates the total charge for time spent and services provided
based on configured charge rates. Information about
customers sessions is saved in a comma separated
log file. You can export log file to the MS excel
or similar programs for later use in reports.
- Program supports 9 charge settings for additional services. It could be a charge for Coffee, Tea, Print, Scan etc. or just money pre-sets like $1, $10, ¢50 etc. Simply type in your preferences and rates.
Full list of functions...
- By installing Screen Shield on
client systems you can take total control over a remote PC and eliminate all unauthorized and unexpected use of the client systems.
Client-side software, designed to work with
Main tasks are to eliminate unauthorized use
of client PC. Screen Shield will Lock,
Unlock, Restart or Shutdown client PC by
the signal from Cafe Manager program. You
can also use Screen Shield to:
restrict access to vital parts of
Windows OS or modify default behavior for
some of the Windows features;
- terminate pre-selected applications if
they are running when Screen Shield is
Locking system up.
- Extend functionality of Screen Shield by adding your own programs or batch files. At pre-defined actions (e.g. Before Unlock) Screen Shield will execute your application. For
example this can be used to show Legal
Notice to customers before they can start
| Cafe Manager
|Cafe Manager Lite
is a "server" side (control) application. Typically Cafe Manager would be installed on the computer near/on your cashier desk. This will
be your Cafe Manager admin system and it will help to process payments
and bill customers.
After you install the program comes with some
pre-configured (default) settings. You may want to change
some of them.
Like Charge options and Network connections. Please
consult Help file or click here
to view online user manual.
| Screen Shield
|If you decided to
use Cafe Manager with Screen Shield - you need to
install Screen Shield on client PCs in your network.
Cafe Manager and Shield can communicate either through a
Address or Windows networking (Network Path).
In Screen Shield setup wizard you need to specify what
connection option you will use.
| Network setup
|If you're not using
Screen Shield then Cafe Manager may be installed on a computer not connected to the network at
all. However if you've opted to install the Screen Shield, then PC with Cafe Manager has to be a part of
the network to operate the Screen Shield.
Cafe Manager can connect to the Screen Shield either by static IP address or through a Network Path.
In one of Cafe Manager's settings window you need to
pick connection option (same as you did in Screen Shield
setup wizard) and enter either IP Address or Network
Path to the client computers. [view]
| How it works
|When all Screen
Shield and Cafe Manager configurations are complete you
can start using the programs. Please note that Cafe
Manager and Screen Shield have far to many configuration
options to list them all here. Please refer to the
programs Help files during configuration in order to
pick best suitable set of options for you.
Typical example of Cafe Manager and Screen Shield use
would be as follows:
- Customer walks in to the cafe and ask
receptionist to use a computer.
- Receptionist will pick a free computer in Cafe
Manager and presses Start button.
- Screen Shield will Unlock remote computer.
Customer can start using it.
- If customer uses PC in Pre-Paid mode then after
time is elapsed Screen Shield will automatically Lock
- If customer uses PC in Pay-As-You-Go mode -
remote PC will be Locked as soon as receptionist presses
End button in Cafe Manager or customer click End Session
in Screen Shield. Cafe Manager will calculate used time
and receptionist can select what charge option should be