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Handling Safe Drops in Aura

Is it a sign of the times when we feel the need to lock our cash in the safe every few hours?

With this short tutorial I hope to explain how you can configure Aura to handle safe drops in an easy and convenient manner. The setup should take you less than 5 minutes.

1. Go to any computer and enter the cashup section. Select any open till shift and then press 'F4' to open the 'Cash on hand' screen shown below.

Click on the 'Denominations' button in the bottom left corner.

Discussion about new aura features in development

We now have a place on our website where all franchisees can see and discuss some of the new Aura features in the pipeline.

These features have already been discussed with the brands and now we would like to receive feedback from the end users of the product so that we can design the system correctly the first time round.

To go to this page Click Here or click on Support and then Developer Forums. You can post replies to any of the new features now available for discussion.

SMSAgent 1.0.22 Released

An update (1.0.22) to SMSAgent has been released. Sites running SMSAgent will be automatically updated to the new version.

SMSAgent 1.0.22 contains two significant bug fixes.


With more stores coming online with ADSL, it is vital that you protect all your computers with reputable anti-virus software. 

NOTE: Cosoft recommend NOD32. Any other anti-virus program could have adverse effects on your ability to download menu's and synchronise menus. Please get written approval from Cosoft if you plan to use any other anti-virus program.

NOD32 Anti-virus *****

This is the recommended anti-virus program for Cosoft customers. 

  • Very easy to use.
  • Reasonably good protection.
  • Offices based in Sandton for support.
  • Will not slow down your computer.
  • Available from Cosoft for R250 per computer.
  • Can be installed remotely by our call centre.

Kaspersky Anti-virus and Bitdefender **** 

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Backing Up Your Database

Aura does do automated backups on a daily basis, but these backups are not kept offsite. Should your store be burgled or water or fire damaged, the chance of losing all your backups is very real. Modern technology has made life a little easier with regards to manual offsite backups. 

DreamSafe offers an affordable on-line backup solution. Cosoft has a deal with DreamSafe whereby any sized Aura database can be backed up daily for R245 per month plus VAT if the database is less than a Gigabyte (90% of stores). If your database is greater than this then the cost is R345 per month.

Learn more about the solution by visiting

Aura Updater

Aura Updater - How To Update

From BackOffice, click on Help -> Check For Updates to start the Aura Updater. Follow the on-screen instrutions to check that you are up to date with the latest software changes.

Aura Updater - Overview

The Aura Updater is the application of Aura suite controlling the downloading and installation of software updates.
Keeping software up to date is essential, as when problems arise they need to be quickly resolved. Similarly, when new features are available it is important that all users have access to them.

SMSAgent Overview

The SMSAgent Suite is a group of applications designed to improve on customer relations and communication.
Designed to integrate with the Aura POS system; the SMSAgent features include functions such as automatically messaging the client when their delivery order has left the store with the driver. Or informing you when a function has been performed (Cashup Completed, Staff Discounts etc.).

Aura Applications

• Mail Manager can now print labels for targeting customers by postal marketing.
• MENUUDATE and ADC have been replaced by AEC(Aura Enterprise Client)
• Back office is now integrated with Update check - if you open the help menu and click on Check for Update, it will make sure you are on the latest version.

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