Frequently Asked Questions

We've compiled a list of answers to common questions.

CALCMENU Web

Centralizing Recipe Management Anytime, Anywhere

a. Ease of use – EGS CALCMENU Web is a very user-friendly, easy to learn software program that has advanced features which exactly fits the customer’s needs in managing recipes.

b. Affordability – The EGS CALCMENU Web allows a large number of people to simultaneously access and view ingredients, recipes, and menus through Internet browsers without limitation on licenses. The solution does not require the company to invest on high-end personal computers for as long as they have a good Internet connection and browsers.

c. Highly Scalable – The EGS CALCMENU Web displays recipes on a Web site which is easily accessible from different locations – countrywide or worldwide.

d. Security and privileges – Administrators can easily control the level of data access for each user.

e. Platform independence -The system will run on any device that can hosts a internet browser, like desktops PC, handhelds, laptops, etc.

Users of CALCMENU Web will just need a PC computer with Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or a Macintosh computer with Safari and an internet connection.

Server Infrastructure Requirements

• Processor: 2 gigahertz (GHz)
• RAM: 4 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 8 GB (64-bit)
• Recommended RAM: 8 GB (64-bit)
• Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) free disk space
• Hard disk setup: 320GB SAS or SCSI hard disk (if possible 2 disks of 160 GB or more)
• Internet Information Server (IIS): 6, 7, or later. (IIS is included in all Microsoft’s operating systems)
• Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and .NET 4.0 SP1

Servers that will host CALCMENU Web require one of the following Windows Server editions:

• Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Web Edition
• Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition 32-bit & 64-bit
• Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition32-bit & 64-bit
• Windows Server 2008/2008 R2, Web Edition
• Windows Server 2008/2008 R2, Standard Edition 32-bit & 64-bit
• Windows Server 2008/2008 R2, Enterprise Edition 32-bit & 64-bit
• .NET Framework v2.0 SP2

Supports most versions of the SQL Server database, including the following:

• SQL Server 2005 Express with Advanced services
• SQL Server 2005 Standard 32-bit & 64-bit
• SQL Server 2005 Enterprise 32-bit & 64-bit
• SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 Standard 32-bit & 64-bit
• SQL Server 2008/2008 R2Enterprise 32-bit & 64-bit
• SQL Server 2012 Express with Advanced services
• SQL Server 2012 Standard 32-bit & 64-bit
• SQL Server 2012 Enterprise 32-bit & 64-bit

Optional: Public IP Address for VPN access (if support is required)

Recommended Configuration for user

• Internet Explorer 9.x to 11.x, Google Chrome, Firefox Mozilla and Safari
• Cookie-enabled
• JavaScript-enabled
• Pop-up enabled
• Screen resolution 1024×768 (best with 1280 x 768)
• Adobe Reader

Additional requirement for the Composition/Declaration module, if needed

• Microsoft Silverlight 5 plug-in (free and downloadable/installable automatically)
• Works only with Internet Explorer 9.x to 11.x and Firefox Mozilla

Note: The site is best viewed using a 1024 x 768 pixels screen resolution.

The CALCMENU Web database and Web site can either be hosted by you on your company server, or through a hosting company, or by EGS on its USA server.

If EGS will host the database and Web site, each user will access our server located in the USA through a secured access. EGS maintains the database and Web server including backup, upgrade of Microsoft components such as security patches, security fixes, and program updates, etc. In case of a problem, our 24-hour support team can respond quickly and efficiently to limit down time.

If you will be the one to host the database and Web site, the database and Web server are placed on your own company server.

Definitely! Installation, maintenance, and other technical support services are extensively offered by EGS. Our full support services include: online chat, phone, fax, e-mail, and tele-maintenance (PC Anywhere) services. Please contact us for more details. You may also view the EGS Support and Update Plan Agreement or contact the EGS Representative or Dealer in your country for Technical Support.

CALCMENU Enterprise

The Versatile Solution for Recipe and Menu Management System

EGS CALCMENU Enterprise (formerly known as RecipeNet) is a recipe management software program that provides foodservice companies with an easy and flexible solution for managing and sharing recipes within a company in a local area network.

Gives users a fast and reliable way of accessing recipes, thus becoming a versatile and affordable solution for recipe standardization and distribution.

Server Infrastructure Requirements

• Xeon processor (or equivalent)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / 2008
• SQL Server 2005/2008/2012 (Standard Edition)
• Microsoft Internet Explorer v6.0 (or higher)
• 8GB RAM or higher
• 320GB SAS or SCSI hard disk (if possible 2 disks of 160 GB or more)
• Resolution 1280×1024 (1024×768 supported, may limit visible information)
• 1 IP address for VPN access – For remote access by EGS (optional)
• VPN Access (Virtual Private Network) – For remote access by EGS
• .NET Framework v2.0 SP2
• USB 2.0 connector

Client Machine Specification

• Pentium IV, Intel Core processor (or equivalent)
• Microsoft Window 8, Windows 7, Vista or XP (SP2) 
• Microsoft Internet Explorer v6.0 (or higher)
• 2 GB RAM
• 50MB of available hard-disk space
• Resolution 1280×1024 (1024×768 supported, may limit visible information)
• .NET Framework v2.0 SP2
• Adobe Reader

Yes we do! We can do installation, support, maintaining databases and organization,  as well as other technical support services are extensively offered by EGS. Our full support services include: online chat, phone, fax, e-mail, and tele-maintenance (PC Anywhere) services. Please contact us for more details. You may also view the EGS Support and Update Plan Agreement or contact the EGS Representative or Dealer in your country for Technical Support.

Yes, we do offer training courses with EGS CALCMENU Enterprise. Visit our Training Services page for more information.

CALCMENU Pro

Recipe Management and Food Costing Software for Foodservice Professionals

EGS CALCMENU Pro is the new improved version of the CALCMENU software, an internationally renowned product of EGS Enggist & Grandjean Software SA. It is an affordable and user-friendly program for recipe management and quick food cost control. It is ideal for chefs, restaurateurs, F&B managers, caterers, and other food service professionals. This program will make your life easier as it gives you a better hand in managing your recipes, menu costing, nutrient calculations, and many more.

Client Machine Specification

• Pentium IV, Intel Core processor (or equivalent)
• Microsoft Window 8, Windows 7, Vista or XP (SP2)
• Microsoft Internet Explorer v8.0 (or higher)
• 2 GB RAM
• 50MB of available hard-disk space
• Resolution 1280×1024 (1024×768 supported, may limit visible information)
• .NET Framework v2.0 SP2
• Adobe Reader

No. EGS CALCMENU Pro can only be installed in one computer only (standalone) which means you cannot have more than one license in the software.

Yes EGS CALCMENU Pro can be linked to EGS F&B Control to perform inventory management (additional charges apply). EGS F&B Control is a back office software application that features stock & inventory management, purchasing and requisition, delivery receipts and invoices, food cost reports, food production management and many more. Link with EGS CALCMENU Pro automatically updates your recipe and menu costs based on the inventory prices recorded in EGS F&B Control. This feature will also prevent theft and other losses that could affect your business operations. This also improves inventory turnover ratio and increase your net profit.

F&B Control

The Complete Foodservice Inventory Management and Back Office Solution

For Users

In the Product List, click Inactive Products in the Selection dropdown to display the disabled products. Then click the Reactivate button.

Go to Tools > Reset Stock and check Delete Inventories and Stock Details.

Definitely! Installation, maintenance, and other technical support services are extensively offered by EGS. Our full support services include: online chat, phone, fax, e-mail, and tele-maintenance (PC Anywhere) services. Please contact us for more details. You may also view the EGS Support and Update Plan Agreement or contact the EGS Representative or Dealer in your country for Technical Support.

For Non-Users

For Server:

• Xeon processor (or equivalent)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / 2008
• SQL Server 2005/2008/2012 (Standard Edition)
• Microsoft Internet Explorer v6.0 (or higher)
• 8GB RAM or higher
• 320GB SAS or SCSI hard disk (if possible 2 disks of 160 GB or more)
• Resolution 1280×1024 (1024×768 supported, may limit visible information)
• 1 IP address for VPN access – For remote access by EGS
• VPN Access (Virtual Private Network) – For remote access by EGS
• .NET Framework v2.0 SP2
• DVD-ROM drive or USB 2.0 connector

For Workstations:

• Pentium IV, Intel Core processor (or equivalent)
• Microsoft Windows 7, Vista or XP (SP2)
• Microsoft Internet Explorer v6.0 (or higher)
• 2 GB RAM
• 50MB of available hard-disk space
• Resolution 1280×1024 (1024×768 supported, may limit visible information)
• .NET Framework v2.0 SP2
• Adobe Reader

Definitely! Installation, maintenance, and other technical support services are extensively offered by EGS. Our full support services include: online chat, phone, fax, e-mail, and tele-maintenance (PC Anywhere) services. Please contact us for more details. You may also view the EGS Support and Update Plan Agreement or contact the EGS Representative or Dealer in your country for Technical Support.

Yes, we do offer training courses with EGS F&B Control. Email us at info@eg-software.com for more information and schedules.

With EGS F&B Control, you can easily take an actual inventory of items by storeroom or outlet, and compare it to the ideal inventory so you could also track down variances per item. Then you can print Inventory Sheets and Inventory Reports.

Purchase orders can easily be created from requisitions, making the purchasing manager’s work very simple.

Purchase orders can even be sent automatically by e-mail or fax, with predefined templates and receipt confirmations.

F&B Control was specially designed for a large number of concurrent users in a network environment. Multiple computer workstations in a network can simultaneously access the main database anytime. This allows you to set up F&B Control in different departments and have them work together at the same time.

Yes. Actually, you can link your EGS F&B Control to numerous applications such as POS, EGS CALCMENU Enterprise, Pocket PCs and Accounting. EGS F&B Control can export invoice and purchase order details to accounting systems. Account codes can be defined for each inventory item and product category.
Please contact us to verify compatibility with your Accounting system.

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