Glossary of Terms

Use this list to learn about Ambur terms and click the associated links for more information.

Table of Contents

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   XYZ  

A


Action Button
Button that opens menus to begin operations.

Activate
Begin using your register by starting the hub.

Ambur Cloud
Manage your locations and access your reports and live sales anytime, anywhere, from any web browser.

Auto Tip
Tips applied to a transaction using presets created from the management menu.

B


Backup
Your point of sale information saved on our secured server for reporting and future needs.

Banned User Groups
A user group that cannot apply a particular discount or access a particular feature.

Bridgepay
A Payment Gateway, which allows for integration with a variety of different Platforms that a multitude of credit card processors use.

C


Categories
A grouping to organize menu items.

Clients
Register or mobile devices that are connected to the hub.

Clock In / Clock Out
Clock in and Clock out to record hours logged.

Closed Order Devices
Found in ticket settings, allows you to select a printer to print tickets when an order is closed.

Coupons
Used to apply a one-time discount.

Coupon Code
The system generated code used to apply discounts when using a coupon.

Course Fires
Send a ticket to the kitchen when the item should be prepared.

Course Lines
Used to differentiate between courses so that they may be prepared separately.

Credit Adjustment
Change a credit amount after the transaction has been authorized.

Credit Batch
The transactions to be submitted for funding.

Customer
Automatically apply discounts/fees to their orders, track additional reservation details, and see who stops by most frequently from your customer list.

Customer Check
A customer’s order.

Customer Receipt Devices
Found in kitchen ticket settings, select which printer prints customer receipts.

D


Database
A collection of your register data.

Default Tax Rate
The tax rate that is applied to all taxable items except where a different tax rate is specified.

Description
Note field that allows for server information about item/ingredients

Device
All connectable iOS equipment, e.g. iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

Device Role
Found in System Status, lists whether the device is the hub or a client.

Discounts
A deduction from the regular cost of something.

F


Fees
An additional charge to an order.

G


Given Tip
Tips manually applied to a transaction.

Guests
Number of people sitting at a given table or part of an order.

H


Hidden
When enabled, the item is not active.

Hub
The device all of your Ambur data is stored on. All changes and reports must be made on the hub.

I


iDynamo
Securely accept credit card payments through the charging port.

Item Sales
Items that were sold during a specified time, excluding discounts/fees applied to the sale.

K


Kitchen Copy Devices
Assign the kitchen printer to print a second kitchen ticket if sent from a certain device.

Kitchen Copy Order Types
Assign the kitchen printer to print a second kitchen ticket for selected order types.

Kitchen Name
The name of an item as it prints on the kitchen ticket.

Kitchen Ticket
Kitchen tickets tell prep staff what to make and how to make it.

L


Location UID
A unique identifier specific to each individual business location.

Log In / Log Out
Enter the register code to access the register. Double-tap the screen with two fingers to log out and allow another user to access the POS.

M


Management
Section of the app used to customize register settings and run reports (reports only available on the hub device).

Menu
List of items to be sold.

Menu Items
Items for sale at the restaurant.

Modifiers
Options for menu items.

N


Name (Menu Item)
What the item is called at your register.

O


Options
The different modifier choices.

Order Type
Class that orders are grouped into, such as Take-Out, Dine-In or Delivery.

Orders
A customer’s tab.

P


Payment Count
Number of separate payments accepted for the order.

Payment Methods / Payment Type
The different types of tenders that your business accepts.

Payroll
A User’s recorded shift details.

Permissions
Set which users have access to which actions and features within the POS.

Prevents other discounts?
When a discount is selected, no other discounts can be applied.

Printer Groups
A group of printers or a singular printer that specific menu items will print to. Both Printers and Menu Items must be in this group for Menu Items to print out successfully.

Prompt for Name?
Option to change the name of an item from the register screen.

Prompt for Price?
Option to change the price of an item from the register screen.

R


Rank
What place the category should appear on the menu.

Receipt Format
Use these settings to customize the receipts to your business.

Refunds
Return money back to the customer in their original form of payment.

Reports
Detailed information about your business’ operations.

Reservations
Reserved space at the restaurant.

S


Saturation / Brightness
Customize the look and feel of your color palette.

Settings
Customize how the register works for your business.

Settle
At the end of a business day, settle the batch to submit transactions for funding. This is found on the Credit Card Transactions screen.

Shift Reports
User sales for a specified time period.

Shifts
Track employee work hours.

Split an Order
Separate items between transactions.

Split Payment
The total split between more than one card and/or payment type.

System Status
Glimpse into Ambur account settings and system diagnostic information.

T


Table
A representation of seating.

Table Layout
Visual representation of your restaurant.

Tax Rates
Amount of taxes applied to particular items.

Time Clock
Tracks employee shifts.

Tips
Total amount of gratuity added to the order.

Totals by Payment Type
Sales totals based on payment type.

Totals by User
Order totals broken down by register user.

U


Unit Price
Cost of the item to the customer.

Update
Run the latest version of the app software.

User
Ambur term for employee.

User Groups
Used to manage settings for sets of employees.

V


Void
Items, payments and orders that are voided at the register, not deleted.