You can get to this part of the system by clicking Reports in the blue Admin Toolbar, then clicking either your Dashboard or the specific report you need.
Sales by Item Report
To see specific details about individual items you sold in a given period, a good option is to use the Sales by Item Report. By default it will open displaying data for the current month. There are numerous ways to Filter your results, and of course you can set your Date or Date Range to whatever you need. Just remember this is an Item-based report, so it will show all items sold that fit your time range and filters, so if you are looking at a time frame longer than one month, the report may not be able to load because of the sheer amount of data.
In this report you can click on any of the Item Names to open that item if you need to edit it. Please note that doing so will take you away from the Report, and if you come back you will have to reset your Date and Filter preferences. You can Print and Export the Sales by Item Report.
Transaction Detail Report
The Transaction Detail Report is one of the most useful we offer in the Rain system. It features two major 'modes', offering you the ability to filter in a lot of ways, whether you are viewing Item or Department results.
In the Item View, you have all the information offered by the Sales by Item report, but you can also see the original transaction (by clicking the Transaction ID number) and the Customer. So this is a useful report if you need to see which customers bought from a certain Department or Category in a given time period, or how many of a certain item were sold in the period you're searching. Please note that clicking on the item's Name or on the Customer will take you to those entries and you will leave this report, and when you return, you'll have to reload your Date and Filter preferences. As with other item-based reports, the higher your sales volume, the more data this report will be fetching when you load it, so you may have to limit your searches to quarterly or monthly results.
Also note that items that do not have Cost values entered for them display a 100% profit margin, which throws all of your reporting off in that area. So it is important to enter Costs for all items in the system if you want your reports to be accurate.
The Department View of this report is also extremely useful. It allows you to see how your sales in the period you're viewing break down across all your Departments. Please note that it will only show departments that had sales revenue during the period in question, so any you don't see won't have had any sales. This report in both the Item View and the Department View can be either Printed or Exported.