Reporting gives critical insight into important aspects of a business like sales and staff performance. This list of frequently asked questions focuses on the various reports available in BackOffice.
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This section answers questions related to sales reporting.
Can I delete a sale or return from BackOffice?
No, you cannot delete or edit transactions in BackOffice.
Can I check my sales from a phone or mobile device?
Is there a sales tax report?
No, but you can view total sales tax collected over any date range with the Analytics Dashboard.
Can I see a summary of my sales by day?
No, there is not currently a report that lists total sales by day over a date range.
Where can I find tip/gratuity reporting?
Is there a report that shows discounts?
Yes, the Sales by Discount report displays detailed information about discounts applied.
Can I view total sales for each department and category?
Is there a report that shows items that were discarded or voided before a sale was completed?
No, there is no such report at this time.
How do I compare sales from all of my business locations?
Where can I find cost of goods sold and gross margin?
Open the Summary View on the Analytics Dashboard to see cost of goods sold and gross margin.
How is my cost of goods sold affected when I sell/return an item?
When you sell an item, cost of goods sold increases by the cost of the item at the time of the sale. When you return an item, cost of goods sold decreases by the cost of the item at the time it was originally sold, not by the item’s current cost.
How can I figure out my total non-taxable sales?
Use the Taxable Vs. Non-Taxable Sales article to help separate taxable and non-taxable sales.
Can I print old Z reports?
Yes, you can reprint Z reports from the register for any shift opened within the past 48 hours. Visit the X and Z Reports article to learn how.
Can I view X/Z reports in BackOffice?
What gift card reporting is available?
The Gift Card Liabilities report shows issue and redemption totals for gift cards and gift certificates. If you have ShopKeep integrated gift cards, log in to the reporting portal for additional reports.
This section answers questions related to inventory reporting.
How can I find my top selling items?
You can see your top selling items on the Sales by Item report.
Can I run a sales report for a single item?
Yes. Filter the Sales by Item report so it displays only that item.
Where can I download an inventory report?
Export stock items to see price, cost, quantity, and the other details entered for each item.
Which report shows how much my inventory is worth?
The Inventory Value report displays the current value of stock items and raw goods in inventory.
How can I find my inventory value for a certain date?
You must run the Inventory Value report on that date. This report cannot display the historical value of inventory for previous dates.
How can I get an end of year inventory report?
Can I see when inventory items were adjusted?
Yes, those details are in the Adjustment History report.
Can I see when each inventory item was last sold?
Yes. Export your stock items and look at column Q, Last Sold Date.
Can I view or print inventory by department/category/supplier/etc?
Sure, just follow the steps to export your stock items and sort the export spreadsheet.
Do deleted items still appear on reports?
This section answers questions related to customer reporting.
How can I see a list of all my customers?
Although the Customer List displays only your most recent customers, you are able to export the entire list from BackOffice. Visit the Customer Management Troubleshooting guide to learn how to export customers.
Who are my top customers?
Visit the Sales by Customer Report to see which customers have the greatest number of sales, which spend the most money, and other data about how customers shop at your store.
How do I see what a customer purchased?
Can I reprint or email an old customer receipt?
Yes. In BackOffice, you can download receipts from the Transactions Report. Print the receipt to a computer printer or attach the file to an email.
Visit our Using the Register article to learn how to reprint receipts directly from the register itself.
Can I see if customers are clicking the links in my email receipts?
Yes, the Marketing Dashboard breaks down how often customers click social media links in email receipts. This dashboard also displays details on top customers and Customer List growth.
This section answers questions related to staff and employee reporting.
How do I view an employee’s sales?
How do I keep employees from seeing shift reports?
All cashiers are able to only see their personal shift report. Managers are able to see all shift reports for individual employees, themselves, and shift totals. There is not a way to prevent these permissions. Make sure you assign a staff member cashier permissions if you do not want them to be able to view shift report totals other than their own.
Is there a labor report that I can use to do payroll?
No, but you can use the Time Clock to see each employee’s total hours worked.
This section focuses on miscellaneous reporting questions not covered in the sections above.
Can I adjust or change reports?
The only report you can adjust is the Time Clock report. All other reports are not editable.
Can I delete reports from the Export Center?
No, but reports are automatically removed from the Export Center after 7 days.
Can I print reports from BackOffice?
If a report has an export option: export the report, open it in spreadsheet software, and print it from there. If a report has a print option: click Print and print it from your web browser.
A report is displaying the wrong information. How can I get help?
Visit our Analytics Troubleshooting guide for help solving common reporting issues.