Squirrel POS

Accurate sales and labor data tracking is at your fingertips with the Squirrel POS integration!

Adding the Integration
Mapping your Employees
Actual Sales & Forecasting
Actual Labor
Syncing Wages
Employee Sync
Sync POS Time Clocking Data
⚠️ The minimum required version of Squirrel is 8.x+ (for reads) and 10.x+ (for writes).
⚠️ Access to this integration may require an upgrade from your current plan.

Adding the Integration

To get started, you will need to contact one of our integration specialists at integrations@7shifts.com requesting the Squirrel POS integration. Our support team will work with you to arrange the install.

Alternatively, you can request the integration from your 7shifts account by following these steps:

1. In the left navigation bar, head to Apps & Integrations:

2. Search and select Squirrel from the list:


3. In the dropdown select your Location and click 'Request Upgrade.'

From there you will be in contact with our support team with further instructions.

After our support team has assisted you with the integration set up, your Squirrel POS  integration and integration settings will be accessible within your 7shifts account under Apps & Integrations > My Integrations > Squirrel POS > Settings:
⚠️ Once activated, it may take hours for the system to start bringing in your previous sales. If they do not appear initially, please check back in a few hours.

4. You're done! From here ,map youremployees to ensure accurate reporting across your 7shifts Account. When your roles and employees are mapped, you can leverage 7shifts reporting and analytics tools to help you make informed decisions and track your business needs.

Mapping Employees

You'll need to map your Employees between your POS and 7shifts to connect the Actual Labor feature. This is how you will be able to match your Employees in 7shifts to their counterparts in your POS.

1. In the left navigation bar, head to Apps & Integrations > Mapping:

2. From there, select Employees.

7shifts will automatically map any Employees that already exist between your POS and 7shifts (if they are both spelled the same way). You'll find those under the 'Mapped' heading. 


For unmapped Employees, you can either ‘Match’, ‘Ignore’, or ‘Create’ the Employee. 

  • Match: Simply find the corresponding employee on the list.
  • Ignore: You'll want to ignore if the employee will never need to clock in/out (i.e. salaried employees).
  • Create: This will add the employee to 7shifts, allowing you to start scheduling them. 

If an incorrect match was made, you can always correct the mistake by unmatching them. The Employee will now be listed under 'Unmapped' and you can assign them correctly from there. 

Moving forward, you can add your new Employees to your POS or 7shifts. New Employees will be mapped automatically if a match is found. 

If Employees are not in your 7shifts account yet, you will also have the option to add them directly from the Mapping Page by clicking 'New employee in 7shifts.'

❗️When using the 'New Employee in 7shifts' option, email addresses are unable to sync for Squirrel POS. So the Employee profiles created through the mapping page will not have an email and will be unable to automatically receive an invitation to 7shifts.
Click here to learn more about mapping Employees.

Actual Sales & Forecasting

Once your integration has been activated, your real-time sales data will be enabled by default. We will backfill 90 days of previous sales, if available. 7shifts will also use those Actual Sales values to populate Projected Sales, allowing you to create schedules based on those projections. These will become more accurate over time as more data is available. Sales data from Squirrel POS syncs to 7shifts every minute.

7shifts will begin pulling in your sales data into the Dashboard, Manager Log Book, Actuals Report, and the Labor Budget Tool.

⚠️ Sales Accuracy

To ensure accurate reporting and matching sales totals, 7shifts and Squirrel POS must both:

  • be in the same timezone
  • have work day hours ranging from 5AM—5AM

Click here to learn more about the Dashboard.

Manager Log Book:

Click here to learn more about the Manager Log Book.

Actuals Report:

Click here to learn more about the Actuals Report.

Labor Budget Tool:

Click here to learn more about the Labor Budget Tool.

Projected Sales

Now when you go to build schedules for future weeks, 7shifts will automatically look at past historical sales and insert your sales projections for you. This allows for more accurate scheduling if you're wanting to stay on budget and within your labor targets.

Actual Sales

The Actual Sales will initially be empty for the current or future days until sales start rolling in. Once the sales numbers have been pulled into 7shifts, they will be shown appropriately under those specific days.

Actual Labor

We integrate with Squirrel actual labor. This means that when your staff punch into the Squirrel POS for all of their shifts, we can then pull that actual labor data into 7shifts. Once enabled, your actual labor costs will be displayed on the Dashboard allowing you to compare Sales vs. Labor.

To enable Actual Labor: 

1. Head over to Apps & Integrations > My Integrations >Squirrel POS > Settings.

2. Click 'Settings' beside the Location(s) that you want to enable.

3. Under the 'Labor' tab, click on the slider beside 'Actual Labor.'

You'll see the Actual Labor numbers update on the Dashboard on the day you enabled Squirrel Actual Labor. Going forward, these numbers will be updated daily (every minute) from your Squirrel terminal.

⚠️ It's very important that all of your employees have their wages entered correctly in both 7shifts and your Squirrel POS. This ensures that your scheduled labor and actual labor are calculated with the same wages.

Syncing Wages

You can set your employee wages in 7shifts to sync with the wages from your POS. This will ensure that your wages within 7shifts are always up to date with the wage in your POS.

⚠️ Prior to syncing wages, you will need to enable Wage-Based Roles.
To enable the Wage Sync setting:

1. Head over to Apps & Integrations > My Integrations > Squirrel > Settings.

2. Click 'Settings' beside the Location(s) that you want to enable.

3. In the 'Employee Data' tab, click the slider button to enable 'Wage Sync.'

⚠️ Through Wage Sync, wages will update every 60 minutes.

Employee Sync

7shifts can automatically create a new employee when you add them to your POS. Streamline your employee onboarding process by eliminating the need to enter employee information twice. 

⚠️ To use Employee Sync, you will first need to:

1. Have  Actual Labor turned on in your integration settings.

2.  Map your existing Employees. This will ensure Employees you have chosen to ignore during mapping will not be created in 7shifts.
Click here for more information about Employee Sync and how to enable this function.

Sync POS Time Clocking Data

If you have a POS integration that includes labor, you have the option to view your employee's time clocking entries from the POS within 7shifts. In addition, you are able to export this time clocking data to any of our payroll integrations.

Click here for more information on enabling this function. 
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