Insert the initial float for a POS unit

A float is an amount of cash that needs to be available in the POS at the beginning of each workday. To set up the initial float for POS units, follow the provided steps in Business Central:

  1. Click the Lightbulb button, enter POS Payment Bin, and open the related link.

  2. Select the POS Payment Bin number 1 for which you need to assign the initial float, and click Insert Initial Float in the ribbon.
    A window with all available POS payment methods is displayed.

  3. Click Edit List, and in the Amount select the currency of the cash placed in the POS payment bin for that POS unit.

  4. The next time you open a POS, you will be greeted by a prompt for confirming the float.
    This concludes the configuration of the opening balance.

Fix an incorrect initial float

If a mistake is made, when you open the POS unit for the first time, you will have the option to count and correct this error. If everything is in order, you will receive the confirmation screen which states if the physical float is the same as the float inserted in the POS Payment Bin Set Float page.

However, if the floats don’t match, you can perform a count, and balance the POS unit before you start working on it.

  1. Click No in the Confirm Bin Contents window.
  2. Click Yes when asked whether you want to initiate the balancing process.
    The window for balancing is displayed, and you can correct the incorrect initial float.