This article will give you a general overview of the different settings in your Phorest system.
Note: When changing any settings, it is always recommended to restart Phorest after making all of the changes you have made as some changes require a restart before they take effect.
To view the Settings section go to Manager > Settings
Here you will see the settings screen. The settings screen is made up of three sections, General, Online & Point Of Sale
The General Settings section is split into five categories: Contact Info, Opening Hours, Appointment Setup, Facilities & Financials.
This section will allow you to view/update your Business Name, Business Address, VAT Number etc.
This section will allow you to edit the business Opening Hours and also allow you to create Special working Days.
This section will allow you to edit appointment setup information including Patch Test Expiry Period, Preferred Staff and Course Information Display.
Note: If the Preferred Staff setting is disabled, you will need to assign preferred staff members manually in a client's Client Card, with the exception of Online Bookings.
The Preferred Staff member will automatically be set if a client chooses to book with a specific staff member when booking an appointment online. Once a preferred staff member is set it will never change again automatically and has to be updated manually.
This section will allow you to edit client setup information including Client Credit Limits, Data Retention Period.
This section will allow you to add/edit Machines, Rooms & Departments.
This section will allow you to add/edit Payment Types, Update Service/Product Tax & setup Discounts.
The Online Settings section is split into two sections Setup & Appearance & Booking Rules.
Setup & Appearance:
This section holds a Direct Link to your Online Booking Platform. It will allow you to edit your Online Brand and Button Colors. This section also includes a graphic display of online booking colour changes.
This section will allow you to make multiple changes to your online booking platform including setting Booking Slot & Gap Times. It also allows you to set Cancellation and Patch Test Periods.
Point of Sale
The Point Of Sale section is split into three sections General, Prompts & Device
This section will allow you to make multiple changes to the Payment Section including Voucher Expiry, Customize Receipts & Advanced Receipt Options.
This section will allow you to activate system prompts including No Show Visits & Client Rebooking.
This section will allow you to configure Hardware on your Phorest system including Receipt Printers, Cashdrawer & A4 Printers. This section also allows you to edit terminal settings including Appointment Granularity.