Revel + Xero integration: Key features

Here’s how the Revel + Xero accounting integration by Amaka can benefit your business. POS systems are vital in the hospitality industry. Keeping track of sales is essential for maintaining a successful business. It’s a good idea to have all of this information and data in one place – it’s an even better idea to integrate your POS system with an accounting system. This keeps everything automated, quick, and easy to access.

One example of such an integration is Revel Xero integration (Revel Xero). Its three key features include sales integration, purchase order integration and payroll integration.

Accounting integration checklist

Before we go deeper into the Revel + Xero integration features, let’s check what you need to start syncing data through the Amaka platform. For this purpose, we’ve prepared an accounting integration checklist. Of course the Amaka support team will handle most of the process, but there’s a few things for the customer to take care of at the very beginning.

  1. First of all, all customers set up a Chart of Accounts – these accounts in the Xero accounting software will be used for mapping in the integration app. Some examples of the accounts are: Sales, Discounts, Gift Cards.
  2. Second of all, the Amaka team need access to your Revel POS management dashboard as well as Xero accounting application. Don’t worry. Your data are safe with us.
  3. Finally we need to know how the sales, purchases, and payments should be allocated to the newly created chart of accounts. Of course customers can count on full support with the proper mapping.

The foundation for your new accounting integration is ready when the accounting integration checklist is completed. Now it’s time to go a bit deeper into each feature one-by-one and check how an accounting integration can help your business.

Revel + Xero sales integration

This is actually the most used Revel integration. It syncs the sales recorded at Revel POS in each establishment – this occurs daily. There are various customisation options for your format in which data is synced to Xero.

The main features include syncing sales of multiple establishments to a single or multiple Xero account file, syncing payouts, gift cards, customer payments, sales by totals and order, applying pre-existing tracking categories in Xero to sales transactions synchronised from Revel. You can also set the sync time period according to the business hours of trade and the establishment time zone and sync sales to accounts according to the following Revel product filters (by establishment, by product class, by product category, by product sub-category, by product). What’s more, you can create tracking categories in Xero according to Revel product filters, apply these to sales transactions, and set the sync time period according to the business hours of trade and the time zone of the establishment.

To use Revel Xero sales integration, it’s required to create accounts in Xero that will be mapped to sales in Revel, create clearing accounts in Xero that will be mapped to payment types in Revel and create any custom tax rates in Xero that will be mapped to corresponding tax rates in Revel.

The process

Step 1: Sales from Revel are synchronised daily according to the time set in the integration settings page:

  • 1 day’s trade from 1 establishment = 1 sales invoice.
  • 1 day’s trade from 2 establishments = 2 sales invoices.

Within the integration there are multiple invoice formats that can be utilised:

  • By sales totals – this will sync totals according to total sales, total discounts, total service fees
  • By product totals – this will sync sales according to the number of each product sold
  • By product category – this will sync sales according to the total value of sales corresponding to each product category
  • By product sub-category – this will sync sales according to the total value of sales corresponding to each product sub-category
  • By product class – this will sync sale according to the total value of sales corresponding to each product class

Step 2: Reconciling Payments

The integration will apply payments to the sales invoice generated based on the method of payment that you accept. There are 2 configuration settings available in relation to payments:

  1. Applied payments or negative payments
  2. Grouped payments or ungrouped payments

Revel Xero purchase orders integration

This type of integration syncs purchase orders recorded in the Revel Management Console. It allows you to capture analysis and invoiced purchase orders data, capture product information including vendor name, product SKU, description, cost, capture additional PO information including shipping and handling charges, and miscellaneous charges. There is also an option to create POs in Xero as Draft POs or Draft Bills and an option to summarise the contents of Revel POs into single line items in Xero (POs or Bills).

The process

Step 1: When the integration synchronises a draft PO or Bill is created in Xero.

Step 2: Xero POs or Bills:

  • Summarised – split between taxable and nontaxable
  • Itemised – shows product / ingredient items names
  • In the case of 1 PO represents 1 bill issued by a supplier, then the user may send Revel POs straight to Xero as Bills.
  • Revel + Xero payroll integration

    This integration syncs the hours employees worked in the Revel Management Console via the Clock in/Clock out function or manual user input (directly into the Revel Management Console).

    The main features include syncing payroll for multiple establishments, setting pay rates depending on the day (e.g. overtime pay for Saturday and Sunday) and the option to round time recorded to the following increments: 15 min., 30 min., or 1hr.

    The process behing Revel + Xero

    1. When the integration syncs, a draft time sheet is created in Xero and populated with time recorded in the Revel Management Console. The data from Revel is synced to Xero on a schedule. This should correspond with the end of the business’ trading hours.
    2. The Payroll Administrator should review the Revel data and check if it’s correct. Any adjustments and changes should be made in the Revel Management Console prior to the scheduled sync time of the integration. It happens that incorrect data is synced.
    3. The Payroll Administrator will approve the draft timesheets and generate a draft pay run at the end of the pay period. All hours recorded in the timesheets will then be transferred to the employees pay slip.
    4. As you can see, the Revel Xero integration offers many benefits that can only improve the performance of your business. The hospitality industry requires precise numbers – all sales must be recorded and no mistakes can be made. Thanks to an automated process, you, as an accountant or bookkeeper, won’t have to worry about adding the wrong data or any tech mistakes. Revel Xero is a safe and effective solution.