Most exhibitors at the 2023 Lightovation 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: business management software and partnerships.
As a long-time member of the American Lighting Association, Windward Software helps businesses in the lighting industry manage their showrooms effectively using Windward System Five.
"Lightovation is not just about purchasing, the Dallas International Lighting Show is an opportunity to refocus your business strategically & learn from your peers and vendors," Kyle Turner-Marketing Lead for Windward Software.
- Point of sale
- Inventory control
- Customer relationship management
The right point-of-sale software can help lighting showroom businesses provide an enhanced level of customer service.
Windward Clients explain how System Five helps in their showrooms
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
- A system of order backlog management
- Increased communication throughout your company
Meet Windward At The Show
Windward Software will be exhibiting in our shared showroom TM 4432-09 at the International Lighting Show—which runs June, 22nd-25th. We're on the 4th floor of the Trade Mart at Dallas Market Center
The Dallas Market Center hosts some of the world’s marquee wholesale events across several retail sectors. Lightovation is one of the biggest shows that they host.
This five-day, biannual event (January and 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.
Switch on Lighting Showroom Control
While Windward’s POS 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 showrooms face many unique challenges and our software is designed to address 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 or even contract pricing based on customer type.
Another innovative feature of this software is the ability to assign room-specific shipping labels. Basically, these give your warehouse and delivery personnel and even 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.