A new version of iVend 5.8 was released earlier this month with following features and enhancements-
iVend 5.8 comes with an upgraded and more intuitive installer. Running this installer allows the user to install iVend Unplugged in a demo mode with demo database for a faster and quicker setup of a demo environment. The installer also allows to utilize an existing iVend Unplugged database.
Implementation Center for iVend Unplugged
Implementation center provides different options to quickly setup and start using iVend. Using implementation center, user can setup iVend using the wizard driven setup or can use the copy express to copy the setting from an already setup iVend database, which would have been used for the UAT (User Acceptance Testing).
Automatic Upgrades helps the site administrators to easily upgrade to the new release of iVend. Before the upgrade is initiated, information about the published upgrades can be seen by the administrator in the iVend Configuration Manager helping the administrator to decide an appropriate time to upgrade to the new release. This eliminates the need to individually upgrade each station
Customers upgrading to iVend 5.8 must update the connection setting from iVend Configuration manager.
This feature helps the Administrator to control the size of the iVend database at each store. Data purging at stores are controlled centrally and is scheduled from iVend Enterprise at Head Office.
iVend has inbuilt database checking and optimization tool. While executing End of Day process, the store manager can chose to run the iVend database optimization script. iVend database optimization includes checking the database for any inconsistent data, rebuilding the indexes and shrinking the database log files.
Detection of Retail Peripherals at the POS
Whenever iVend POS is installed for the first time, the application will suggest the OPOS peripherals for which the device drivers are pre-installed. This saves valuable time in appropriately configuring standard retail peripherals at each POS.
Mercury Payment Processor
Mercury payment processor integration for US has been incorporated in this release.
DBS Payment Processor
DBS payment processor integration for Singapore has been incorporated in this release. The integration also supports the debit card sales with the PIN entry.
Store Specific Sales Person
iVend supports defining a sales person and then attaching it to a specific store. This allows better and effective management of store executives across the retail chain. This feature also allows defining store executives which may be common across all the stores in the retail chain.
Purchase orders for the stores can be created from iVend Enterprise in iVend Unplugged. This feature also gives an option to edit the purchase order at iVend Enterprise which were created from the stores.
Batch/Serial Based Promotion
Promotions can now be defined for particular item batches/serial of an item. This functionality enables the user for running the promotions based of serial/batches.
Discount Amount in Promotion
User now has an option to define the discounts either in percentage or in absolute amount terms on the promotion.
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