updated 11:35 am EST, Mon January 5, 2009
Xsilva demos LightSpeed 3
Xsilva (Booth No. 314) this week will offer previews and demos of LightSpeed 3.0, its revamped retail point-of-sale (POS) application. Expected to ship in the spring of 2009, LightSpeed combines a POS functions for front-counter retail with back-office functions such as inventory management, order processing and billing. Version 3.0 will feature a new point-of-sale screen, a host of new features for multi-store retailers and support for the latest version of Xsilva's e-commerce solution, Web Store 2.0.
The company notes that version 3 will also offer an all-new interface with streamlined operation to increase transaction speed, a new "Button" mode for fast-paced touch-screen sales environments, a versatile sidebar configurable to adapt to different styles of retailing, and more. To help manage multiple locations, the business solution also provides replication across multiple store locations as well as support for cross-store gift cards and returns and cross-store sales/inventory reports/
Xsilva will also preview Web Store 2.0, which will ship in January. Web Store, an add-on to the LightSpeed suite of retail tools, provides retailers with a PHP- and CSS-based e-commerce site that engages online shoppers with fully customizable templates. "Visitors to a retail site employing Web Store are greeted by rich product visuals and a clean design that delivers an elegant and stylish look and feel inspired by Apple Inc.'s online store," the company touted.