How To: Setup Departments and Categories within mPower

How to: Setup Departments and/or Categories within mPower

With laws changing all the time, you may get to add a new department. These changes can include you being allowed to sell convenience items, cigarettes, or maybe even a new category of beer.

This is a walk-through on how to create new departments and categories within mPower.

STEP 1:

To begin, go to Database >> Merchandising >> Hierarchy.

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It will then bring up the Merchandiser screen. On the left-hand side you can see your current hierarchy’s.

For the purpose of this how to, you will be utilizing the Department node.

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STEP 2:

To create a new department, simply right click on Department and select Add Node.

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STEP 3:

You will then enter in the new Department name.

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STEP 4:

Next, the new Department name is automatically added under the Department heading. Right-click on the new Department and click Add Node.

Add the name of the new category within that department.

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You will see both the new department and category.

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Conclusion

Now, when you go into an Item’s information, you can choose your new Department and Category.

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This was a quick how-to to add departments and categories. As a reminder, do not add duplicate departments/categories as it can disrupt your data and reporting.