Most exhibitors at the 2017 Dallas International Lighting Show will be there to display the latest industry trends and product innovations. Windward Software is going there to shed a little light on another important subject: point of sale software.
As a long-time member of the American Lighting Association, Windward Software has been helping businesses in the lighting showroom business manage their businesses effectively using Windward System Five. This fully integrated business management system lets you oversee your entire operation using one central program. That includes:
- Point of sale
- Inventory control
- Customer relationship management
Rather than rely on individual programs to manage each of these important business functions, System Five lets you do it all with a single database. As a result, there’s:
- Less likelihood of errors
- No need for redundant data entry
- Increased communication throughout your company
While Windward Software is headquartered in Penticton, BC, Canada, we operate worldwide, including our American office in Chicago. So if you’re unable to attend the International Lighting Show—which runs Jan. 18-22, 2017, at the Dallas Market Center—you can always connect with us by phone or drop by one our North American offices to learn more about our integrated point of sale software.
An Enlightened Event
Dubbed the ‘International Home of Lighting,’ the Dallas Market Center hosts some of the world’s marquee wholesale events across several retail sectors. And the Dallas International Lighting Show, which is now known as ‘Lightovation,’ is one of the biggest.
This five-day, biannual event (the other one is held in June) draws thousands of buyers—ranging from small boutiques all the way up to major retailers—in search of the latest trends and product lines for both residential and commercial applications.
For 2017 Lightovation, Windward Software will once again be situated in the Golden Lighting showroom on the fourth floor (TM 4909). If you’re there, come and say ‘Hi.’
Switching on Lighting Showroom Control
While Windward’s point of sale software will work for pretty much any kind of retail business, the program features a series of industry-specific ‘soft switches’ that unlock enhanced functionality. Lighting showroom companies face many unique challenges and this software is designed to address many of them.
For instance, a common challenge for many lighting stores is establishing pricing for retail customers and contractors. With System Five POS software, you can assign price levels based on customer type.
Another innovative feature of this software is the ability to assign room-specific shipping labels. Basically, these give lighting installers an easy-to-follow guide for a specific project. These labels contain useful information such as:
- Contractor name
- Room description
- Name of fixture
- Bulb type
To learn more about the benefits of lighting showroom software, read our post: How ERP Software Helps Lighting Showrooms Serve Contractors and Retail Customers.
To learn how integrated point of sale software can help transform your business, call Windward Software. Our knowledgeable sales associates will be happy to discuss your specific needs.