New Feature Round-up

Q2-2023 System Five Enhancements

Summary of Areas Changed


Dark Mode

OS Support

Easy Updates

Improved PDF Printing

High DPI Monitor Support

Tokenized Payments

And More


Windward System Five Version 7 Launch: Enhanced Functionality and Security

We are excited to announce the release of Windward System Five Version 7.0.0.x. This new version brings with it a host of new features and improvements, including enhanced security, support for high DPI monitors, and improved PDF printing. We've even snuck spell check into rich text areas of the software. In this post, we'll go over the new enhancements and features that come with Windward System Five V7.

Learn More about V7

Dark Mode, Light, and Classic Colors Themes

Windward System Five V7 now offers Dark Mode, Light, and Classic Colors themes. This feature allows you to customize the look and feel of your system to your preference. Whether you prefer a dark or light mode, or the classic color scheme, the choice is yours.

High DPI Monitor support

Windward System Five V7 now supports high DPI monitors. This means you can enjoy a crisp and clear display on your high-resolution monitor. 


OS Support

Windward System Five V7 is compatible with a range of Windows Operating Systems.

The following Windows operating systems are supported:

  • Windows-11-Logo-250Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 11 Pro
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows_Server_2022_logoWindows Server 2022

NOTE: Actian Zen 15 is required for Windows 11/Server 2022

Windows Notifications

Windward System Five V7 now shows notifications as Windows Notifications instead of dialog boxes or S5 taskbar notifications. This feature enables you to receive notifications in real-time, keeping you up-to-date with the latest system updates and changes.

Performance and Security Improvements

  • Native HTTPS support for faster more secure communication
  • Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser replaces IE browser
  • Improved POS device manager

Tokenized Payments

As with 6.4.0.x, Windward System Five V7 does not store or transmit credit card data and therefore has limited PCI scope. Merchants with recurring payments or "cards on file" will need to convert to a tokenized payment processing solution such as Netepay Hosted.

PDF Printing

Windward System Five V7 uses a new PDF printing engine that improves PDF support and increases quality. This feature ensures that your PDF documents are of the highest quality, making them easier to read and share.

Easy Updates 

No more falling behind on your software version because Easy Updates are included in Windward System Five V7.

  • Get notified of new versions
  • Choose to apply now
  • OR Set reminder for later
  • Server can roll updates out to clients

Easy updates gives you the freedom to apply updates at a time that is right for your business.



Are you ready for Windward System Five V7?

Check If You're Ready to Update to V7

As you can see, Windward System Five V7 is a significant update that brings with it a host of new features and enhancements. From Dark Mode to enhanced security and support for high DPI monitors, this version has everything you need to take your system to the next level. We hope you enjoy using Windward System Five Version 7.0.0.x as much as we enjoyed creating it!

Customers are required to be on an active Windward Maintenance Contract or a Windward System Five on Cloud subscriber to install or receive product updates.  The Windward Maintenance Contract is a standard annual business expense for all Windward System Five users.  Windward Software is in business to support your business, and this plan allows us to bring value to you when you need us most.

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