CALCMENU Web

Centralizing Recipe Management Anytime, Anywhere


Why use EGS CALCMENU Web?

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.

What are the requirements of CALCMENU Web's database server and the user's browser specifications?

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 1024x768 (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.

Who can host the CALCMENU Web's database and Web site?

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.

Do you provide ample support services?

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


What is EGS CALCMENU Enterprise?

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.

What are the minimum system requirements?

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 1280x1024 (1024x768 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 1280x1024 (1024x768 supported, may limit visible information)
• .NET Framework v2.0 SP2
• Adobe Reader

Do you provide ample support services?

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.

Is there a training program on how to work with EGS CALCMENU Enterprise?

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

Can EGS CALCMENU Enterprise handle multi-networks?

EGS CALCMENU Enterprise 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 EGS CALCMENU Enterprise in different departments and have them work together at the same time.

However at the moment, EGS CALCMENU Enterprise can handle only one network in a single building. It is not applicable for multi-sites or multiple branches from different countries or locations. See EGS CALCMENU Web for use in a multiple sites configuration.



CALCMENU Pro

Recipe Management and Food Costing Software for Foodservice Professionals


What is EGS CALCMENU Pro?

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.

What are the minimum system requirements?

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 1280x1024 (1024x768 supported, may limit visible information)
• .NET Framework v2.0 SP2
• Adobe Reader

Can I have more than one (1) license for my EGS CALCMENU Pro?

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.

How many users can work on my CALCMENU?

You will be able to define a maximum of two (2) users in the Software.

Can EGS CALCMENU Pro be interfaced with an Inventory Management 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.

Does CALCMENU Pro have a language translation feature?

None The Language translation feature is available in EGS CALCMENU Pro. You can add translations of merchandise, recipes, and menus.

Do you provide ample support services?

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.

Is there a training program on how to work with EGS CALCMENU Pro?

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

Can EGS CALCMENU Pro handle multi-networks?

EGS CALCMENU Pro 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 EGS CALCMENU Pro in different departments and have them work together at the same time.

However at the moment, EGS CALCMENU Pro can handle only one network in a single building. It is not applicable for multi-sites or multiple branches from different countries or locations. See EGS CALCMENU Web for use in a multiple sites configuration.



F&B Control

The Complete Foodservice Inventory Management and Back Office Solution



For Non-Users

EGS F&B Control is a complete back office software system for the foodservice and hospitality industry. EGS F&B Control helps companies reduce food costs and improve operational efficiency.


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 1280x1024 (1024x768 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 1280x1024 (1024x768 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. Visit our Training Services page for more information.

Can EGS F&B Control create inventory reports?

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.

Can EGS F&B Control create purchase orders?

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.

Can EGS F&B Control handle multi-networks?

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.

Can EGS F&B Control coordinate with my accounting software?

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.


For Users

I accidentally disabled some products. How can I reactivate them?

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

How do I delete all my inventories?

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