Shifts are used to group transactions for a certain workstation together. Usually, there is one shift per workstation per day.
Every Readysell transaction is linked to a shift whether you count the shift or not.
Shifts are assigned to Sales Invoices

Any transaction that has a tender on it, except for cash book transactions will be on a shift.
Only transactions that are of a countable transaction type for a countable tender are included in cash counts.

Shifts are based on workstations NOT SITE.
Workstations are linked to a particular site whatever work is done on that workstation is linked to a shift.

If you are making corrections for a shift at a site, you have to be signed into that workstation. Signing in as a user will not correct cash counts or shifts.

Readysell can also configure multiple registers as one "Workstation Set" for the purpose of combining registers for end of day cash count. This means that all money physically received for customer payments/receipting via cash, cheque or card will have to be inputted at the front counter at POS1 or POS2.

This also means that you have two registers being POS1 and POS2 but one cash drawer. The sales/receipting on the two registers will be combined as one cash count in that one workstation set.

For a summary of how sales and cash/read reports relate to each other, see also : Reports Training Guide

Every transaction is linked to a shift. The reason why every transaction needs to be in a shift, is that Readysell can't be sure exactly which transactions any particular dealer will want to track. So while we focus our zread and related reports on particular transactions such as those with a cash basis. We have to log every transaction into a shift to allow flexability in report when and if required

Shifts can automatically close at a fixed time in the day or you can count selected shifts and end them manually

You can count shifts for one computer/workstation individually and you can count a group of workstations together. If you want to count a group of workstations together those workstations have to be in the same workstation set.

If you should add a workstation to a workstation set later down the track, please ensure that all outstanding shifts for this workstation have been closed before doing so. If there are shifts left open for any workstation that has been added to a workstation set, all work carried out on that workstation will be assigned to the lastest opened shift and that shift will have a prior date. Please ensure to manually close all open shifts.

Cash basis tenders are normally set as count required. If the cash related to a tender that is set to count required is not counted, such as when you fail to enter a count or if there is a variance on the cash counted. Then the system will automatically create a banking to stand for the variance.

The date on shifts is the date the shift STARTED. If you are having trouble extracting reports, look at the dates on the shifts from this list of shifts themselves. By looking at the shifts, you should be able to see which date was used to start the shift/s you are interested in.

Getting Started



Refer to Common Buttons

Cash Count
  • Cash Count(by shift)
  • Cash Count(by workstation set) 
End Shift 
  • Cash Count(by shift)
  • Cash Count(by workstation set) 


Shift NumberA unique number assigned to this shift when it is created. Assigned from the SHIFT-NUMBER document number.

The status of the shift. Either:

  • Open: The shift is currently in progress and new transactions may be added to it.
  • Posted: The shift has been ended.
Start DateThe date when the shift was started. Usually the date of the first transaction created after the previous shift was ended.
End DateThe date the shift was ended.
Shift Date

The system-assigned "working date" of the shift. Based on the following rules:

  • If the shift has been ended, the first date on or after the shift's start date where the shift started between midnight and 4pm (local time to the workstation)
  • If the shift has not yet been ended:
    • If the shift was started before 4pm (local time to the workstation), the start date
    • If the shift was started after 4pm (local time to the workstation), the day after the start date
Cash Count DateThe date when the cash count for this shift was performed.

Shift Lines

Shift lines show a summary of the shift's transaction grouped by the tender. Only transactions that use tenders are counted in the summary.

TenderA tender which has either been used or counted as part of this shift.
ValueThe value or any transactions processed against this tender as part of the current shift.
Counted ValueThe value counted against this tender when the cash count was performed.
VarianceThe variance between the counted and transaction values.

Shift Details

Shift details are the full list of transactions associated with a particular shift. They include both tender (such as sales and payments) and non-tender (such as stock adjustments) transactions.

DateThe date and time (local to the workstation) when the transaction took place.
TenderThe tender (if any) used as part of the transaction.
Transaction TypeThe transaction type of the transaction.
Transaction NumberThe transaction number of the transaction.
Reference NumberThe reference number (if any) generated by the workstation for the transaction.
Value Ex TaxThe value of the transaction (excluding tax)
Tax ValueThe tax value of the transaction
Value Inc TaxThe value of the transaction (including tax)
Shift Detail Action

A categorisation of the type of action this shift detail represents:

  • Created: A newly created transaction
  • Modified: Modification to an existing open transaction
  • Finalised: Finalisation of an existing open transaction
  • Cancelled: Cancellation of an existing open transaction
Created ByThe user who performed the action.

Added flag to Readysell Permissions - "Can Override Shift" in roles. If this is enabled, the user can manually edit the "Shift" on any transaction before it is posted.