Table planner setup and walkthrough

resOS’ booking system offers your restaurant a very user-friendly and flexible visual table planner. This allows restaurants to effectively keep track of their tables and bookings while having a visual overview. Here is a guide on how to get started using the visual table planner.

visual table planner

Get started with setting up tables

Once logged into your resOS account, go to settings-> tables -> floor plan. The full overview will show up, and you can begin to set up your tables. If you haven’t set up your tables yet, you can add them under “add table“. If you already added all your tables to the system then the tables will automatically show up under “place tables“. Afterward, click on a table and move it to its designated place in your restaurant. It’s possible to zoom in/out, so the overview fits your restaurant’s space. You can also drag and drop tables to place them and move them around when needed in no time.

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table planner setup

You can choose to place tables as a rectangle or a round table. It is furthermore also possible to rotate and make a precise table placement if wanted. To do so, click on a table, and settings on the right will pop up. The rotation can be adjusted and so can the x and y coordinates.

table planner setup

Once you have set up all your tables in the floorplan, click “Save floor plan“, and the feature can now be used to manage your bookings and tables!

Use the table planner to view and manage bookings

Now you are ready to use the table planner in action. To access the visual floor plan, go to the ‘Bookings’ menu, and choose ‘floor plan’.

booking system settings

The bookings will show up on the right, as seen in the picture below. You can see on the floor plan which tables each booking is assigned to. You can choose which status of bookings you want to show on the right side. Click on “active” and a drop-down menu will show.

table planner setup

It is also possible to adjust the view of bookings ahead. Click on “all day“, and you can either choose; current time+2hours – all day – rest of today – until now. When a guest makes an online booking at your restaurant, it will show in the floor plan and you can see where they have been located if you let the system assign tables automatically. Creating a manual booking has also never been easier. Click on a table and the “new booking” page will show. Fill in the guest’s information, save the booking, and the guest has a confirmation at that specific table.

color codes for table planner

Here is an overview of the color codes and their meanings. This will help you have a precise knowledge of your guest’s progress and keep track of the tables.

Read more about what the different booking status colors mean here.

Need any help with the table planner?

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the setup, of the new floor plan. Read more about the floor plan here. We are always ready to help! Contact us at [email protected].

Frequently asked questions about the restaurant table planner

What is a restaurant table planner?

The table planner feature will show you a complete overview of all tables at the restaurant, and their reservations in real-time. You will see available, reserved, and occupied tables at a glance with smart color codes. This makes it easier to allocate guests and improve your daily routines.

How much does it cost to use the visual table plan?

The table planner feature is included in your resOS subscription, and therefore does not cost anything. All you have to do is create an account on resOS and sign up for a plan. You can then get started with using the feature.

Does the table planner work on mobile and Ipad?

The table planner works on all devices so you can easily use the table planner, and all other resOS features. The system is compatible with all computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, running on Android, iOS, macOS, iPad, Windows, and Linux.

Which is the best visual table planner for restaurants?

There are many different kind of table planner apps. We recommend you choose the one that best fits your restaurants needs. You can start with creating a free account on resOS, and test out the table planner, and all other features, for free.

Any other questions?

Do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected], and we will help you out.

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