Diary/Floorplan - What is 'Space Optimiser' and what does it do?

The Space Optimiser is a functionality that live checks to make sure the space in your venue is always being utilised to it's best. It can be found towards the top of the Left Hand panel in your Diary and Floorplan page. 

  

Click the Space Optimiser button, and it will ask you for the parameters you want to use it for. There are two types of table capacities it can run off; the max seated capacity, which you have put in your 'Tables/Areas in venue' within your Tables/Areas section, or the overall capacity - this is the 'Max People' column. You also have the option to ask Collins to go over capacity, should you be happy to have bookings both sitting and standing. 

Once you have set the parameters, Collins will do a scan of your bookings and show you in a list where it will place these bookings to maximise your space.

Things to note:
  • Collins won't include any bookings that have already started (based on start time of the booking)
  • It will not take into consideration any "no show" or "marked as left" bookings
  • It will leave any bookings that are locked (If you want a booking to be excluded from this scan, lock that particular booking)
  • It will not place bookings into any areas that are closed via the 'Close Areas' section 
  • It will take into consideration the join tables/areas you have set up, and any buffers you have set for a booking type
  • Waitlist bookings will not be included in the scan
Once you have clicked 'Scan all areas', Collins will show you the results of where it plans to place your bookings for a better fit. If you then decide that you would like to remove some bookings from this scan, you can deselect them by clicking on the tick at the right of each booking. You then can ask Collins to re-scan the list of new bookings 

You have the option to undo this after by clicking the undo button, should you want to revert back to the original layout. 

Space Optimiser will need to be set up in your settings as Collins will need to know where it can place your bookings when asked. Please see set up video below.
Setting Up Space Optimiser



Using Space Optimiser



Diary, Floorplan & Run Sheet FAQs

  1. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Top Navigation Panel
  2. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Changing the Date
  3. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Using the 'Add Booking' button to quickly add bookings straight into the diary
  4. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Add a booking (video)
  5. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Add a walk-in (video)
  6. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Restricting Users from adding bookings outside of the Booking Type rules
  7. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Setting a default time & managing your walk ins.
  8. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Setting a default duration to quickly add bookings
  9. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - How to create a Wait List
  10. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Add Bookings to tables using the Find Areas tool
  11. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Booking Prompts
  12. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Adding run sheet notes when you're taking a booking
  13. Diary/Floorplan/Run sheet - Adding notes for the day
  14. Diary/Floorplan - Booking Type Colours
  15. Diary/Floorplan/Run Sheet - Waiter Slips / In-Service Print Outs
  16. Diary/Floorplan - ‘Add Booking’ in the Diary/Floorplan - What Fields can be auto-filled by Collins
  17. Diary/Floorplan - Warning(s) when adding bookings
  18. Diary/Floorplan - Using the 'More' icon to show which limits have been exceeded
  19. Diary/Floorplan - What is 'Space Optimiser' and what does it do?
  20. Diary/Floorplan - Check in Panel - What each section means
  21. Diary/Floorplan - Check In Panel - Open Enquiries and Finished Bookings
  22. Diary/Floorplan - Check in Panel - How to filter this
  23. Diary/Floorplan - ​Check in Panel - What do the notification icons mean?
  24. Diary/Floorplan - How to automatically mark bookings as left when the booking is finished
  25. Diary/Floorplan - Checking in a booking and the expanded booking details panel
  26. Diary/Floorplan - Checking in early/late bookings in live service
  27. Diary/Floorplan - Booking Stages
  28. Diary/Floorplan - How to Record a 'No Show'
  29. Diary / Floor plan- ‘Running Late’ Buttons on the Booking Bar
  30. Diary/Run sheet - 'Download/Print’ - Customised Run Sheet (PDF & Excel)
  31. Diary/Run sheet - What information is automatically included in my Customised Run Sheet?
  32. Diary/Run sheet - ‘Download/Print’ - Short Run Sheet
  33. Diary/Run sheet - ‘Download/Print’ - Guestlist
  34. Diary/Run sheet - ‘Download/Print’ - Place Cards
  35. Diary/Run sheet - ‘Download/Print’ - Reservation Labels
  36. Diary - How to move/add bookings to Tables/Areas in your Diary
  37. Diary - ‘Options’ explained
  38. Diary - Displaying your Zones in the Diary
  39. Diary - What do the numbers in bold at the top of the diary mean?
  40. Diary - Fifteen minute warning within the Diary
  41. Diary - How do I see a chronological list of all my bookings for the day?
  42. Diary - Using your Diary - Your Table List and Capacities
  43. Diary - New/Open Enquiries and Unassigned rows in the grid
  44. Diary - Warnings in your Diary
  45. Floorplan - How to switch between multiple floorplans
  46. Floorplan - Allocating tables using the floorplan
  47. Floorplan - What does the orange outline on tables mean?
  48. Floorplan - What do the different coloured outlines on Tables indicate?
  49. Floorplan - Booking Progress Bar
  50. Floorplan - Table Activity for the day.
  51. Floorplan - Moving bookings around in the Table Activity Section
  52. Floorplan - Adding a booking directly into a Table
  53. Floorplan - Quickly adding a booking to multiple tables in the Floorplan
  54. Run sheet - What is the 'Run Sheet' section and how do I use it?
  55. Run Sheet - Sorting the Run Sheet alphabetically
  56. Guest List - Managing your Guest List in Collins
  57. I've accidently checked in a booking and marked them as 'arrived'. Can I uncheck the booking?
  58. Why can't I see my daily diary view?
  59. Warning Indicators in Collins
  60. Where will I be warned that I am exceeding a Limit Arrivals rule?

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