The Period report shows all sales and business data for the timeframe from beginning the first shift until printing the report or viewing it on the POS. For more information about the data on the report, please visit the POS report structure article. To learn how to access and print the report, see Accessing and printing POS reports.
This report has two additional sections in its printed version which are not available when viewed on the POS screen: Taxes (shows net sales, tax amount, and gross sales) and Accounting groups (breaks down sales by the accounting groups set up in the Lightspeed Back Office).
Note: It may be possible that differences appear between sales and payments. These differences are based on tables not settled from the previous business day those were transferred to the current business day. The POS calculates all sales in a business day period that is present from 5:30 AM to 5:29 AM the next day. This will add the sales for the transferred tables to the previous day and the payments to the current day.
If an employee forgets to close the sales period, the app will automatically close the period when an employee starts a new sales period. This late closing doesn’t affect the previously mentioned calculation of sales and payments.
The Period report and Fiscal report are similar reports, except that the Period report covers part of a business day (start of the period until the report is viewed) and the Fiscal report covers the entire business day. For this reason, the Fiscal report is available in the Back Office, and the Period report is only available on the POS.
Managers or owners who want specific information about the current status of the business day will most often access this report.