Impos’ POS software is designed to suit a range of hospitality venues from cafes and restaurants to multi-site restaurant groups and national service organisations. Impos have been serving the hospitality industry for over 13 years with the fastest and most reliable POS software and hardware to Australian venues. Lightyear allows you to export your inventory data to Impos via .ZIP file. Quite a time saver for the busy hospitality manager. To get there, some initial set-up is required so that the system knows how to reference your products and your suppliers. Please also note that only Impos Version 6.54 and above has the import facility so if you need an upgrade, please contact Impos support.

Setup in Lightyear

First, you need to switch on the Inventory export feature, to learn how to do so, click here. Once activated, head to Settings > Inventory Settings  and select Impos from the software dropdown.

You'll need to start importing your suppliers from Impos, but first let's talk units...

Set your 'Default Product Units'

If the majority of your suppliers invoice in cases/cartons, then choose this option. Otherwise select Units (which will always default your items to a Product Unit of 1).

By design, this can be changed at any time as different suppliers invoice stock in different ways. Let's define a case, and a unit:

Unit – Item that is sold as that item whole (e.g. 1 Duff beer bottle = 1 Unit) 
Case – Item that is made up of multiple units 
(e.g. A case of 24 Duff beers = Case of 24)

If in doubt, recommend setting to 'units' to start, you can always change this as needed.

Import your Impos Supplier List

This is a mandatory step because it makes your import routine easier, Impos will match supplier name. Impos have developed the ability to export your supplier list into a simple CSV file.

Navigate to Settings > Inventory Settings > Supplier Cards > Edit

On the top right, click the 'Upload CSV File' button. 

Locate the CSV file you exported from Impos, select this and click 'Open' in the dialog box.

Lightyear will ask you 'Does the uploaded file contain a header row?' If your CSV file has a header (normally containing a label) in row 1 then click Yes. If the CSV file does not, then click No.

Your Impos Suppliers should now be loaded into Lightyear, now to associate your Lightyear Supplier, with your Inventory (Impos) Supplier, similar to how you matched your Accounting Supplier...

Associate your Impos Suppliers with your Lightyear Suppliers

On the left hand ribbon, click Suppliers:

Select the supplier you would like to associate with Inventory and click the edit icon on the far right.

Assign an ‘Inventory Supplier’ from the relevant dropdown list (this dropdown displays the list you uploaded from Impos).

You are now ready to export purchases to Impos via the Inventory Tab. Yay!

Let's do this... 


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