Biggest Canadian Cert Camp in company's history to culminate in grand
opening party at new 12,000 square foot HQ
MONTREAL, Sept. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - Today marks the start of the 11th reseller Certification Camp for LightSpeed, makers of award-winning retail technology for the Mac platform. This
three-day-long event will be the largest Canadian Cert Camp in the
company's history and will be held at the Opus Hotel in Montreal.
The Cert Camp marks the unveiling of the company's new headquarters, a
12,000-square-foot facility that exemplifies LightSpeed's rapid revenue
growth to date and future recruitment plans. On the final night of the
Cert Camp, resellers will be joined by LightSpeed executives,
employees, partners, customers and invited guests at the company's
expansive new headquarters, which have been completely renovated to
echo the sleek esthetic of the company's products, for the official
grand opening party. A highlight of the renovation is a custom-designed
two-wall mural by non-profit Montreal artist collective En Masse, whose work is receiving widespread international acclaim. Contributing
artists will be on-site at the party for the public unveiling of the
Sold through a network of more than 400 resellers in 26 countries around
the world, LightSpeed makes point-of-sale, mobile point-of-sale and
eCommerce platforms that offer big-box-store functionality at an
affordable price. The market has responded to this suite of tools made
for the iGeneration: the company has experienced an impressive 1,900%
growth in the last five years and was recently named the fastest
growing in Quebec, and number 24 in all of Canada by PROFIT Magazine.
Nothing better characterizes the company's rapid growth over the past
five years than the move to a new headquarters nearly three times the
size of the space the company occupied under its previous name, Xsilva
Systems. The space is a modern building in Montreal's hip Little Italy
neighborhood, typifying LightSpeed's corporate culture and lending
itself to the company's ambitions to be seen as a destination employer.
To accommodate the increased market demand for LightSpeed, the company
is looking to add to its sales, support and development teams and
encourages interested parties to visit the Careers section of
LightSpeed's website at http://www.lightspeedretail.com/careers/.
A record number of LightSpeed resellers from around the world will be
converging on the new headquarters from September 22-24 for the largest
Canadian CertCamp in the company's history. Over 70 participating
authorized resellers from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom,
the Middle East and Australia, are taking part in instructional
sessions and interactive workshops, and sharing best practices and
selling techniques to provide global retail customers with the best
possible service. Attendees will participate in sessions tailored to
their experience level, with detailed explanations of LightSpeed's many
features, including purchasing, inventory control, accounting,
networking, configuration, and multi-store and online selling, as well
as LightSpeed Mobile, the company's mobile-point-of-sale platform.
Completion of the training and a post-camp exam will give resellers
added certifications that will showcase their new levels of expertise.
The official grand opening of the new LightSpeed headquarters at 7049
St. Urbain, in Montreal, takes place on the evening of Saturday,
September 24, beginning with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7pm, followed
by cocktails at 8pm and dancing at 11pm.
LightSpeed makes a comprehensive suite of retail tools that are tailored
to the Mac platform and intended to help individual retailers and
small- to medium-sized retail chains grow and manage their businesses
more effectively. LightSpeed makes managing a retail business as easy
as click, drag and drop, and features a powerful front-counter Point of
Sale solution. It also features extensive quoting, ordering and
invoicing capabilities, label and barcode printing, reporting,
inventory management, customer profiling and tracking, credit-card
processing, gift cards and multi-store functionality. Add-on module LightSpeed eCommerce allows retailers to sell their inventory online with a LightSpeed Web
Store or Magento solution that is tightly integrated with their
in-store database. LightSpeed Mobile offers retailers the ability to eliminate impersonal cash register
line-ups and instead complete transactions on the retail floor using
the same hardware as Apple does in its own retail stores. This mobile
Point of Sale system represents the very latest in retail technology,
without the high cost of custom application development that big box
stores are paying to achieve the same functionality.
For more information on LightSpeed, please visit www.lightspeedretail.com.
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