This is the release all our legacy customers have been waiting for: Admin or Owner-level users can now switch to the LightSpeed Cloud UI at any time. This allows all our customers who have been using the old UI to switch over and get access to the iPad App, Web Store, and of course the sleek new interface!
Customers can now switch to the LightSpeed Cloud UI
The “Work Order” screen has been restyled
The “Add New Customer” screen has been restyled
Legacy accounts now support 100% discounts
Support for jewellery labels added
Minor fixes to the “Getting Started” process
Help link now properly redirects to the support pages
The System tab will no longer appear on customer accounts
Image uploads will now be handled more gracefully
The “Birthdate” field for new customers being added to work orders now has a right-hand border
The Web Store tab will now properly appear on the iPad
iPad credit card receipts will now correctly print a customer copy
QBP integration fixes were made to PO uploads
Google SSO logins are now working as intended
Quickbooks exports will now respect multiple tax rates
Fixes to the logic of some API control classes
API Documentation updated for Web Store fields
Non-admin employees no longer see the “Web Store” tab on the navigation bar
The Web Store tab of an Item Details page will no longer occasionally lock up the screen
Web Stores may now be created with a hyphen in the name
A blueshift is a physical phenomenon wherein there’s a decreasing wavelength (increasing frequency) of radiation. In visible light, this shifts the perceived colour towards to blue end of the spectrum. Most commonly caused by the relative motion of the observed object towards the observer, as described by the Doppler Effect.
We felt the term was appropriate for this release as moving to the LightSpeed Cloud UI will quite literally be a blue shift for our legacy customers!
Presenting: Azimuth, the latest update for LightSpeed Cloud. It comes with several fixes to integrations and UI elements, as well as plenty of smaller bug fixes and a complex technical reasoning for the name!
Closing counts will now print the correct time
Customer notes can now be saved within the Register
Quote numbers will no longer show up on receipts that aren’t for quotes
Notes will now print on Work Order quotes
Attempting to add a duplicate Tax Class to a Sales Tax will result in an error message
Archived items that get checked-in from a PO will be un-archived automatically
QBP integration is now updated for all customers.
The API will no longer delete objects and will instead archive them
The Specialized Import / Sychronize Invoice features are now working as intended
Orders downloaded from Shopify are now completing quotes properly
The left menu bar will no longer toggle on or off when adding line items to the Register
The keyboard shortcut for the time clock is now displayed as F11
The Getting Started tutorial will now properly respect the “Don’t Show Again” selection
The require PIN screen on Work Orders will no longer get stuck open
Signature line will now print on Gift Card purchases when paid for with a credit card
Getting Started tutorial will no longer give all users access to Subscription Setup
Web Store accounts no longer have synchronization issues caused by replication delays between east and west coast servers
Web Store will no longer have activation errors when provisioning accounts with temporary users
Web Stores can now be de-provisioned by LightSpeed to completely clean out the account and free the reserved URL
Azimuth is our first release using our new naming scheme, based around astronomical terms. An azimuth is a measurement used in spherical coordinate systems, representing the angle in degrees between the projected vector of a point of interest and a reference vector on a horizontal plane projected perpendicularly from the observer.
When used in an astronomical sense, the azimuth represents the direction to a celestial body from a point of reference. The azimuth can also be referred to as the bearing to an object.
As our first release to LightSpeed Cloud of the new year, we’ve allowed ourselves this moment to take our own bearings and reflect on our position before venturing onwards to discover what 2014 will bring.
Things sure are happening in the Clouds. Today we present Bronze, Part II. Cloud goes e-commerce! Yes, you read that correctly. Customers can now use LightSpeed Web Store with LightSpeed Cloud. And we’ve created three beautiful new Web Store themes for the occasion.
LightSpeed Web Store for Cloud allows you to:
Consolidate online and offline inventory, sales and reporting into one system, helping you identify opportunities to move inventory across channels in real-time to fulfill demand
Access product information from a browser or an iPad app, allowing your sales staff to answer customers’ questions on the spot and help them find exactly what they want
Easily extend your store online through an easy to set-up web-store, integration with 3rd party email services, and the ability to instantly update products including images, descriptions, promotions and discounts. Achieve lower cost of ownership by using one system versus several systems that may need custom integration and additional manpower to work properly (Web Store for Cloud pricing is a simple monthly fee, starting at $49 per month)
This release is the second part of a two part release, which includes the option of uploading images to LightSpeed Cloud, and the option to use the LightSpeed Web Store platform with LightSpeed Cloud.
As we mentioned in our Bronze, Part I post, the reasoning behind the name of this two part release was carefully chosen: Bronze is an alloy consisting primarily of copper, usually with tin as the main additive. It is hard and tough, and it was so significant in antiquity that the Bronze Age was named after the metal. Bronze is the brand combination of two core products at LightSpeed - Web Store and LightSpeed Cloud - making them stronger, more competitive and is – as the Bronze Age was – ubiquitous for the age of commerce.
Here it is in all it’s glory, the moment Cloud customers have been waiting for. Drumroll please…
We present to you, LightSpeed Cloud Bronze. Cloud now has the option of uploading images, just like it’s brother, LightSpeed Pro. We won’t carry on anymore, we’ll just let you get on with it.
Images. Cloud has them. Users can now add up to 12 images per product via the iPad or Browser, and manage – add, remove or reorder – the images from the product detail.
Inventory Imports now support ‘per shop’ reorder points & levels.
Serial Numbers screen willnow load more than just 15 records.
Closing Counts printout now knows how to perform arithmetic and will print out the correct +/- results.
Receipts will now correctly display taxed subtotals. Even if the items are in different tax classes, Cloud is on it.
That Email icon button is there now in the Register screen under Recent Activity.
Keyboard shortcut icon restored. Give it a click on the bottom right. You know you want to.
Bronze is an alloy consisting primarily of copper, usually with tin as the main additive. It is hard and tough, and it was so significant in antiquity that the Bronze Age was named after the metal. Bronze is the brand new combination of two core products at LightSpeed, stay tuned for Part II of this release, coming to you shortly.
A small release for Cloud today, for those of you using Element for credit card processing.
An error message was prompted when processing credit card payments with the ID TECH Shuttle for some folks, and wouldn’t allow payments to go through. And no one wants to give away free merch, so we fixed it.
This release went live today, Friday, November 22.
The color celeste sure has a reputation with the bike community. Thanks to Bianchi bicycles for giving that color the fame it deserves:
Celeste (pronounced che-les-te in Italian, Ce-les-te in Spanish and Se-lest in English) is the colloquial name for the pale turquoiseblue colour associated with Italian bicycle manufacturer Bianchi S.p.A and sometimes known as Bianchi Green. In Italian, as the name indicates (Celestial), it is an attempt to reproduce the colour of clear skies. In English, this colour may also be referred to as Italian sky blue. Read more on Celeste.