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Understanding Statistics Groups

Accounting groups are a logical sorting of items into groups with shared settings, such as the same tax profile (VAT) and production center. For example, a user might create an accounting group called "Alcoholic beverages"  to organize items containing alcohol into a single group with the same settings.

Like accounting groups, Statistic groups are also a way to sort items, but one that provides more flexibility for reporting than accounting groups. Unlike accounting groups, Statistics groups are not linked to taxes. Instead, they provide more detailed and customized reporting and can be used on items and/or accounting groups themselves.

You can imagine statistical categories like classifying levels composed of two factors:

  • category = classifying level
  • value = classifying name

An example of how the classification level of a statistic group could work on Accounting groups and items is shown below.

Level 0: Accounting groups (Categories) and Items
For this example, we will use four accounting groups: Alcohol, Drinks, Hot Food, and Cold Food, with each accounting group assigned specific items.

Level 1: MAJOR Category of statistic group
The Major category allows us to regroup different accounting groups with the values (=classifying name) we’ve created in this category. The Accounting groups ‘Alcohol’ and ‘Drinks’ are sorted into the Major Category ‘Beverage’ and ‘Hot food’ and ‘Cold food’ are sorted into the Major Category ‘Food’.

Level -1: MINOR Category of statistic group
With the Minor category we can separate items from the same accounting group into multiple statistical groups with different values: Wine, Beer, Spirits, Soft, Coffee & Tea, Pasta, Pizza, Starters, and Deserts.

 

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Statistic groups on accounting groups

If the goal is to group multiple accounting groups under one statistic group, you can set a statistic group on accounting groups. For instance, the accounting groups ‘Alcoholic drinks’ and ‘Non-alcoholic drinks’ are sorted into the ‘MAJOR’ statistic group ‘BEVERAGES’.

  1. Log in to the Restaurant Back Office with your Lightspeed credentials.
  2. From the main navigation menu, select Menu management > Accounting groups.
  3. Select Edit next to the appropriate accounting group.
  4. Fill in the ‘Category’ and ‘Value’ input fields next to ‘Statistic groups’.
  5. Select the Save button.

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Statistic group on items

If your goal is to separate items within an accounting group into multiple statistical groups, you can set statistic groups on specific items. For instance, the accounting groups ‘Alcoholic drinks’ can be further broken down into the statistic group with the Category ‘MINOR GROUPS’ and the Value ‘Spirits’.

  1. Log in to the Restaurant Back Office with your Lightspeed credentials.
  2. From the main navigation menu, select Menu management > Items.
  3. Select Edit next to the appropriate item.
  4. Fill in the ‘Category’ and ‘Value’ input fields next to ‘Statistic groups’.
  5. Select the Save button.

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