Download and install latest version of Java SDK ( If you need to modify Receipt use JDK 7)
Download latest Floreant POS binary from http://floreant.org/download/
Unzip floreant pos zip file and give write permission to the database folder & go to floreantpos folder.
In windows and Mac double click floreantpos.jar and it will start the application . However you may also start from commandline
java -jar floreantpos.jar
Password & Length
Default password for Administrator is “1111”. Restaurant owner can change it and also change length of password.
USB Port based Magnetic card readers can be used to let user login with his own Magnetic ID Card. Some of our users also successfully used Motor Drivers License.
When you start Floreant POS boots up with embedded(single) database with own sample food menu. In case you mess up you may recreate the system with sample data or blank.
Back up & Restore
If you use Derby database, shutdown system and simply copy the database folder in a safe place. For mysql or any other database system follow their own procedure.
When you need to upgrade next version of Floreant POS, you can copy old database folder and replace database folder of newer version. Update button will generate/change all the tables keeping the database intact.
Store details are exactly what you will see in Receipts and reports. They should not changed unless its must. Keep length of Restaurant name, Address line 1, 2 & 3 less than 12 character so that they print nicely in small printers.
Change currency name and symbol. In case you see white box you should change system font that has those unicode symbol (available in 1.4 build 452 +).
If you charge % of service charge use this field, otherwise leave it blank.
Some countries require to print Tax/Vat no in receipts. One Trick way is to use Unused Address field or Ticket footer. If your price like UK are calculated including VAT check respective field in next tab button.
Capacity & Tables
Capacity and Tables are maximum number of guests and Tables respectively.
In default setting Floreant runs as standalone single terminal. Usually system generates unique 4 digit terminal number. If you more from single to multiple terminal mode you have to assign unique id and they should not be change later on.
Kiosk mode means full screen protected mode where a regular server cannot access Operating system. You may assign certain user to see shutdown button. You must check if a administrator has shutdown mode before you have enable this.
By default in every 60 seconds of inactivity Floreant terminal will logs out. This is useful where many people shares the terminal.
You may clean up interface by removing unnecessary order types from here. Uncheck what you hardly use.
In case you are using higher resolution display or small touch devices you can change button height and font size.
You can setup a regular printer used for Printing back office reports.
A small printers attached to each terminal for printing cash receipts.
Kitchen & Bar Printers
Routes kitchen and bar printers to predefined or default printers. Floreant POS supports unlimited number of kitchen / bar printers. Before using this you have to make a label for each kitchen/bar printers ( like “Prep”, “Grill”, “Chinese” etc) . You have to set one printer as default and in every food item you can set a printer. Kitchen printers must be set to each terminals.
Visual Floor plan is an optional features. It requires FloorPlan or FloorPlan pro Plugin from OROCUBE site. Free version of the plugin may be obtained from without any charge.
Adding new table in Floor plan
First it needs to upload a restaurant map and then clicking on table location should add new table.
We have integrated Authorize.Net , a reputed PCI Pre-approved payment gateway. In case you have own Merchant, let us know. We may integrate any similar Merchant API. You may test with Sandbox account and then have a Merchant ID of Authorize.net from here
In case your card reader is not able to read Card, Cashier can manually type user name, card type, card number and expiry date.
In case you have separate terminal to read credit card you just enter Ref# and complete transaction.
- If you turn this on prices will include Vat/Tax.
Floreant POS supports magnetic swipe card and has support for PCI Pre approved credit card API. Currently it supports list of credit card gateway and any standard credit card gateway can be supported.
Credit card Pre-Approval
As industry practice Credit card payments are pre-approved and they may not be submitted in real time. They are shown in “Authorize” button. Usually they are authroize everytime a drawer pull is done. Admin or special users can login and change tips.
We also support API required for supporting bars
Tips paid through credit card
Configure user types
View all Open ticket will allow to see/manage tickets created by other users. If a user does not have permission he will find those buttons grayed. You may create as many custom user type as you wish.