What is a prepaid account?
With a prepaid (or member) account, customers get a login and password
they can use to access workstations. An account is effectively a money
deposit, which is used to pay for computer time as well as POS items.
A welcome message is displayed at each login showing the account's balance,
which can be replenished by staff at any time. A customer can easily
check the account's history, change the password or user name.
How do I create them?
You can create accounts either using 'Prepaid accounts
and timecodes' button in the main server's window or in the 'Prepaid
If a prepaid account is created in the Prepaid accounts screen, it has
the status "unsold", which is changed as soon as it is used
for the first time. If an account is created in the server's main
window, it is assumed to be sold immediately. Creating it this way also
allows specifying a custom username with password '111'.
How can I prevent customers from using 'Start a session' button?
If you use only timecodes and/or prepaid accounts, you will want to
hide the start session button in CL Clients. In order to do it, uncheck the option 'Show start
session button' under 'Appearance of CL Client' in the CL Server's
How to export accounts
Select accounts that you want to export and click the 'Export' button.
You can select them using Ctrl + left-click and Shift + left-click as
well as the right-click.
You can export prepaid accounts to Access, Excel and TXT formats.
You can enable prepaid account users to receive special premiums. A
premium is an increase of a customer's deposit by a specified percent.
Prepaid account premiums are only applied when you create accounts in the main server's window using the
'Members' button. They are not applied when you create them in
the window shown above. To specify the premiums, go to CL Control Panel -> Pricing
policy -> Other settings.