If your Vendors use groups on your invoices, use their group names.

Groups Setup

Groups are a subset of Super Groups.  Use Groups to combine similar items within a Super Group for your establishment.  For example, if you have a Super Group named Food, then possible Groups include cheeses, dairy, beef, pork, chicken, frozen vegetables and so on.  If you have a Super Group named liquor, then Groups could include bottled beer, gins, whiskeys, and red wines. 


If you have expensive items, use Groups to keep track of them.  For example, if you buy beef ribeyes as a whole piece; track them with their own Group.  Then, as you cut the meat, the product remains within the group so you can track it through the establishment.


You can use groups for “prepared items” such as a finished ranch dressing that you make in your shop.  You can setup a tax group to pay your taxes as needed.  You can even create Groups that match rooms in your establishment, such as Men’s Room, Ladies Room, and Employee Break Room, to track expenses by those locations.


To setup Groups

1.       Click Inventory, Click Setup, Click Groups

2.       Click the   sign at the bottom of the screen

3.       Type in the name of the group next to the  icon.


4.       Use your mouse to move to the Super Group Name field.  Move the cursor to the far right side of the field and the  will appear.  Click it to bring up the Super Group List.

The Super Group popup will appear.  Use your mouse to pick the Super Group and click Select.  You can only choose one Super Group here, but each Super Group can have many different Groups associated with them.


  1.  You will return to the first screen.  If you want the Inventory Items in this Group to print out when you do Inventory, click the List Box.

When you click the List box, the Inventory Items will print on a Count Sheet.  If this is a Group that you do not need to count, then leave it blank. 

  1.  Click on the   to save the group.

  1. Keep clicking the  and  to add more groups.

  1. To delete a Group, move your cursor so that the  is to the left of the Group name.  Click the  to delete.  A popup will appear to confirm.  Click Yes to Delete, click No to cancel.

If you accidentally delete a Group, you will need to re-enter it.

9.       When finished, click Close to end.

10.   To see a list of Groups that you have entered into CostGuard, click Inventory, click Reports, and click the button in front of Group/Super Group List.

A list of the Super Groups and their associated Groups will appear.  You can print this sheet for cross-referencing.  For more information on the List Reports, click here.


Continue regular path

Click here to return to Inventory.