POS can accept payments in the foreign currency. This is particularly useful in locations near national borders, where multiple currencies may be accepted.
You can set up currency conversion rates in Cinema Manager, and configure buttons for POS that allow payment to be taken in foreign currency.
Setting up a foreign currency
In Cinema Manager, foreign currency conversion rates are set up, as well as payment buttons for foreign currency that appear on the Payment Screen on POS.
Some related system settings are required to set up receipt printing with foreign currency.
Setting up currency conversion rates
- Create a currency to identify the foreign money in Cinema Manager or Head Office in Maintenance > Currency. For example:
Name: Swedish krona
- Create a conversion rate between the foreign currency and your local currency in Maintenance > Currency Conversion Rates. The conversion rate represents the foreign currency value of one unit of local currency.
For example: If one unit of the local currency is worth 0.83 units of foreign currency, enter a conversion rate of 0.83.
Note: At the point of sale, the local currency value will be rounded to 2 decimal places.
- (Optional) Supply your organisation's foreign currency registration code in Maintenance > Cinemas > Currency Registration.
This field is for use in countries whose governments require organisations that handle foreign currency to include a registration code on receipts and reports.
Adding a foreign currency payment button
- Create a payment group to represent the payments in the foreign currency in Maintenance > Payment Groups.
- In the payment group's Foreign Currency field, choose the currency that you created in step 1. For example:
Name: Swedish krona
Foreign Currency: Swedish krona
Note: You will receive a warning about a missing default payment type. This is normal—you will add the default payment type in step 5.
- Create a payment type for the foreign currency in Maintenance > Payment Types. In the Payment Group field, choose the payment group that you created in step 3.
Note: A payment type that represents a foreign currency cannot exist as denominated values. For example:
Description: Swedish krona
Short Description: Swedish
Payment group: Swedish krona
Use at POS: selected
- Set the new payment type as the default for the new payment group in Maintenance > Payment Groups.
Open the payment group that you created in step 3, and set the Default Payment Type to the payment type that you created in step 4. For example:
Default Payment Type: Swedish krona
- Create a new payment button for the foreign currency in Maintenance > Payment Buttons. In the Type field, choose the the payment type that you created in step 4. For example:
Application: Point of Sale
Type: Swedish krona
Workstation Group: Point of Sale
Maximum Amount per Transaction: 100.00
The new foreign currency payment button will be available from the Payment Screen the next time POS is started or refreshed.
Foreign currency system settings
|System setting||Category||Allowed values||Description|
|Indicates whether an extra receipt is printed when a sale contains foreign currency.
Note: This receipt is in addition to the number of receipts printed using the NUMBEROFCOPIES setting on the receipt template.
Reports which include foreign currency
If you've set up your cinema to accept foreign currency payments, foreign currency values and transactions appear in many reports:
- Foreign Currency Transactions report (lists foreign currency payments at a transaction level)
- Audit POS Session by User report
- Cashier Session Reconciliation report
- Cashier Reconciliation report
- Daily Cash Up report
- Daily Operations report
- Fund Balances report
- User Audit by Transaction report