updated 09:00 am EST, Thu November 29, 2007
Xsilva Systems recently unveiled LightSpeed 2.5, an update to its Mac OS-based point of sale system, introducing features such as Leopard compatibility, iPhone integration, and CoverFlow. Retailers are able to track sales, payments, returns, and invoice counts over various periods of time using the iPhone App, LightSpeed Stats. Stats can also show information regarding which employees are currently clocked in for work and how much time they've spent on Jobs and Tasks, and the app links employee contact information to the iPhone so that emails and phone calls to staff require only one tap. LightSpeed 2.5 is available from select retailers, as well as the Xsilva online store, starting from $750.
The upgrade introduces support for multi-store transfers, allowing users to transfer stock and receive stock from other locations, and also run reports for "In Transit" merchandise that can be exported to accounting programs like QuickBooks. The new Label Designer allows users to quickly and efficiently design custom labels for products that can include embedded graphics.
Users can also purchase a 12-month Support and Upgrades package for $400, as well as a combined package that includes LightSpeed 2.5 for $1150. Various licensing options are also available from Xsilva's online store".