Cash off all tills – Do a final check of all POS terminals, make sure they have had a z-read, even terminals that normally have no finalized sales. Check all devices, including tablets, and be sure to close any open orders, tabs, or tables as part of the process.
Power down the POS terminals using the Windows Shut Down.
Switch off powered peripherals attached to the POS (e.g. printers).
Take this opportunity to move the devices and clean under them. Surprising amounts of grime accumulates under POS terminals, especially cash drawers.
Clean the screens with a microfibre cloth. If you use a liquid screen cleaner, spray it on the cloth, not the screen.
We advise against powering down servers, these are best kept running if possible.
Backups – do a database backup and a full system backup. Archive these offsite (preferably in the cloud).
Review your backup schedule – your system should have a backup schedule in place that your system administrator maintains.
Commence a database cleanse. De-activate old products.
Server upgrades – if these are due, bring them forward if possible to avoid having to do them at unsociable hours.
POS Terminal locations – think about the distance between terminals and general accessibility. Now is the time to review layouts.
Cable management – over time the POS terminal cables can start to get untidy. Some well employed cable ties could be worthwhile.
POS Terminal screen layouts – reducing keystrokes greatly speeds up operations at the Front Of House. Take some time to review the main screen designs.