updated 02:00 pm EDT, Thu March 27, 2008
Checkout 2.0 released
Werck BV on Thursday released Checkout 2.0, its point-of-sale solution for small- and medium-sized Mac-based stores. Werck, a joint venture between development studio Sofa and small business-focused MYOB US, lets retailers process credit cards real-time and create and manage purchase orders. It also supports multi-user access to the solution over a network and can integrate Checkout data with MYOB AccountEdge or Intuit's QuickBooks Pro for Mac. Checkout 2.0 runs on Mac OS X 10.4.10 or later and is priced at $400; it is a free upgrade for existing users. In the United States and Canada, Checkout 2.0 is sold as MYOB Checkout and will be sold by MYOB US.
"Checkout 2.0 is a powerful Point of Sale system with tons of new customer-requested features, but what's most gratifying is that we were able to improve ease-of-use even further," says Dirk Stoop, Partner, Werck BV. "It's a more mature product, and we stand by our mantra that you can get a Mac, start a store, and be up and running in 15 minutes."
Checkout 2.0 users can process credit card payments directly from withint Checkout using an MYOB Merchant Account (available in the US only). With Store Sharing, Checkout 2.0 users now have the option to share their store, using Checkout with multiple cash registers in the store front to manage their store from their office and coordinate with inventory in the stock room.
Version 2.0 also offers a new "Stock Room" that lets users create and manage purchase orders, reorder stock, and oversee all vendor-related business.
"We're happy to introduce Stock Room in Checkout 2.0," says Werck partner Hugo van Heuven. "Having the ability to create purchase orders in Checkout was a big request from our customers."