Diary/Floorplan - 'Space Optimiser' feature [VIDEO]

The Space Optimiser is a function that live checks the day to make sure the space in your venue is always being utilised to its most efficient capacity. 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 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.

  • 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.


Things to note:

  • Collins won't include any bookings that have already started (based on the 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 joined 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



Areas for this booking type sections 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 the Space Optimiser





Using the Space Optimiser




Diary, Floorplan & Run Sheet FAQs

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

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