v11 Countdown: Customer Email Options

Uniwell Lynx Version 11 will include lots of new customer email options, making it quicker and easier than ever to communicate with your customers.

Email Customer Invoices

With version 11, you will now be able to email customer invoices directly from within Uniwell Lynx. There will also be an ‘Email New Customer Invoices’ option added to Scheduled Jobs.

Email Customer Statements/Email Customer Promotions

When emailing customer statements and customer promotions, you will be able to Cc and Bcc any of the emails. It will also be possible to add merge fields in the email subject line and message, making it easier to send bulk emails with a personal touch.

Uniwell Lynx v11 will be released on February 11, 2020

Get 10% off your upgrade to Version 11 – click here for details

v11 Countdown: New Report Options

Uniwell Lynx version 11 will include some new report customisation options, giving you even more control over the look and content of your analysis reports.

Wide Layout

The Group Hourly Sales and Item Hourly Sales reports will now include a ‘wide layout’ option with configurable column start hours.

Uniwell Lynx Group Hourly Sales Report

Dashboard KPIs Configuration

A ‘Dashboard KPIs’ option will be available for the Dashboard report. This option will allow you to choose which KPIs you would like included on the report and their layout.

Uniwell Lynx Dashboard KPIs

Report Font Selection

There will now be a selection of fonts to choose from for your reports.

  • Arial
  • Bahnschrift
  • Ebrima
  • Gadugi
  • Nirmala UI
  • Segoe UI
  • Trebuchet MS

New Report Colour Schemes

Adding to the existing report colour schemes, version 11 will include 3 new colour schemes to choose from.

Uniwell Lynx Lime Colour Scheme
Uniwell Lynx Mustard Colour Scheme
Uniwell Lynx Rose Colour Scheme

Uniwell Lynx v11 will be released on February 11, 2020

Get 10% off your upgrade to Version 11 – click here for details

Version 11 Countdown: First Look

With a new user interface font, automatic form scaling, new graphical icons and some new colour schemes, Uniwell Lynx v11 is looking great and is even easier to use. Here’s a sneak peek with some before and after screenshots from v10 and v11. Click on the images for a closer look!

Before (v10)

Uniwell Lynx v10

After (v11)

Uniwell Lynx v11

Uniwell Lynx v11 will be released on February 11, 2020

Get 10% off your upgrade to Version 11 – click here for details

Why upgrade your software?

Uniwell Lynx Software Upgrade ImageWith Uniwell Lynx v10 released just a couple of weeks ago, we thought it was a good time to address one of our most common questions – Why upgrade? After all, if your old software works just fine … is it worth the effort and expense?

As much as we love that some businesses are completely happy with our earlier versions of software, here are just three reasons to consider upgrading.

1. Improvements and New Features

Software development is an ongoing process. Our latest versions of software are the result of over 10 years of constant development. We take requests and suggestions from our resellers and end-users. We look at current market trends and future industry directions. We then take all this information and use it to create a range of new features and to improve our current ones. This results in a product that is easier to use and better suited to the needs of businesses. By upgrading your software, you are able to take advantage of these improvements and new features.

Take a look at our v10 Upgrade Feature Comparison  to see how it compares with previous versions

2. Compatibility

Older versions of software aren’t always compatible with newer POS terminal models and firmware versions, neither are they always compatible with the latest operating systems.

In contrast, the latest version of Uniwell Lynx can be installed on Windows 10 computers and can connect with the newest Uniwell POS terminals. By upgrading your software you can ‘future-proof’ your POS system.

3. Support

Another reason to consider upgrading is the ability to receive better support. Every Uniwell Lynx version has a support life-cycle that starts when it is initially released and ends when it is no longer supported. Check our Version History page to see when support for old versions ends.

Also, since software features change and improve with every version, it can become difficult for support providers to be able to provide the best and quickest advice when the customer is using an old version of software.

Additionally, online support provisions are constantly being developed for the latest software version, such as our new support tutorials released last week (with more coming soon). They are designed to help you in using your software and getting the most out of it.

If you would like more information about upgrading your software visit our Upgrades and Subscriptions page or contact your Lynx Software reseller.

New Support Tutorials

Along with the release of Uniwell Lynx v10 this week, brand new tutorials are now accessible on our support website. They are designed to assist customers in using their software and getting the most out of it. More tutorials will gradually be added.

  • Easy to understand
  • Completely free
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Hyperlinks to related tutorials

Visit support.lynxsoft.net to check them out

Lynx Software Support

Lynx Software Tutorials

Important Security Update

We have been advised by the company that hosts our electronic licence activation server that they have recently enforced some security updates that may impact the activation and deactivation of electronic licences from older operating systems.

“Industry standards now require increased security in encryption protocols to keep data safe. We are legally-obligated to comply ​with these increased security requirements, and doing so requires changes to our hosting infrastructure​.”

What Operating Systems are Affected?

Effectively immediately TLS 1.0 is no longer supported for secure connections to their licensing servers. Secure access to their licensing servers is only possible from systems that support TLS 1.1 or TLS 1.2.

Here is a summary of the new operating system requirements:

  • Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 or newer with Internet Explorer 11 or newer is required.
  • It is possible to use Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 with Internet Explorer 10, but users may need to adjust settings on their computer to enable support.
  • Windows XP / Windows Server 2003 R2 or earlier, or Internet Explorer 9 or earlier do not support the newer, required standards.

For operating systems that do not support TLS 1.1 or TLS 1.2 the activation/deactivation processes may fall-back to a less secure connection method. However, if this fails the only solution will be to update the operating system to one that is supported.

Note: This change only affects activations and deactivations. Licences that were activated prior to this change will continue to function normally.