Use the Post-Sale Ticket Value Adjustments form (Head Office > Maintenance) to set an adjustment value that applies to sold tickets during film hire calculation. For example, you'll typically want to change the value of a ticket when a customer redeems a ticket voucher for a value of $0.
Note: When a cinema belongs to more than one Cinema Group, and adjustments are defined for more than one of those groups, the system uses the settings for the group highest in the priority list. Go to Settings > Options > Cinema Groups Priority to adjust each group's position in the grid.
Note: The system setting BoxOfficeAdjustmentCurrency determines whether the currency values on the Post-Sale Ticket Value Adjustments form use the currency for the head office or the currency for the local cinema. Work with your Vista representative if you need to change the currency settings.
Tips: Use the Filter options to show or hide records based on a variety of parameters. Right-click to lock or hide individual rows. Locked and hidden rows can't be edited, but you can duplicate them and then work with the duplicate row.
Create a sequence of adjustment values, or tiers, unique to each distributor (and their films) by going to Settings > Options > Tiers tab. You can then change the tier of each film (Settings > Film Tiers) as its national box office performance changes.
Optionally, go to Settings > Options > Availability tab and select the HO Rentrak Export check box to have the system will automatically export ticket value adjustments to Rentrak whenever you change the tier assigned to a film.
Post to the Daily Cash Journal
The system setting PSTVAOnDcjEntries determines whether ticket value adjustments are automatically posted to the daily cash journal. When you've set up the system to do this, any change you make on the Post-Sale Ticket Value Adjustments form results in a recalculation of values and a new posting to the journal.
By default, the system posts to the following general ledger accounts:
- Expense Account
- Expense Adjustment Account
- Revenue Account
- Revenue Adjustment Account
By default, when you adjustments on the Post-Sale Ticket Value Adjustments form all affected film hire and session performance records are marked as Recalculation Required.
Recalculate film hire
The system setting FilmHireAutoRecalcOnPSTVAEdit determines whether film hire is automatically adjusted after you adjust post-sale ticket values. After you make changes on the Post-Sale Ticket Value Adjustments form or import new data, the Film Hire Auto-Recalc On PSTVA Edit task will:
- Mark as requiring recalculation any sessions associated with film hire records that haven't been exported to invoice.
- Automatically create contract adjustments for any sessions associated with film hire records that have been exported to invoice, to show the updated payable values.
- Recalculate film hire that has previously been adjusted, if the adjustment has not yet been exported to invoice.
Talk with your Vista representative about setting up this scheduled task.