In today’s rapidly evolving retail landscape, staying ahead of the curve is crucial to maintaining a competitive edge. As technology advances, retailers must constantly adapt to meet their customers’ changing needs and expectations.  One key aspect is the point-of-sale (POS) system, which is the backbone of every retail operation, business benefits, and ever-changing market trends. 

In recent years, Oracle Xstore has emerged as a leading POS solution for retailers of all sizes. With its robust feature set and user-friendly interface, Xstore has helped countless businesses streamline their operations and improve the customer experience. However, as with any technology, staying up to date is critical to ensuring maximum efficiency and effectiveness. 

 Besides, timely upgrades significantly decrease the upgrade timeline and help retailers access the latest and most trending functionalities that Oracle Xstore offers. 

The good news is that Oracle Xstore Version 22 represents a significant step forward for the Xstore platform – and for retailers looking to drive growth and success in the years ahead. 

Get ready to delve into a substantive blog that will help you stay current and competitive. 

A sneak peek into the blog 

If you’re a retail CIO on a mission to upgrade from legacy systems to a more holistic approach, this blog is the resource. It cuts through the clutter and delivers the essential information you need to know. It covers: 

  • Why upgrading to Oracle Xstore Version 22 is crucial for retailers looking to stay ahead of the curve 
  • The new features and improvements included in this latest release 
  • A retailer’s readiness for the version upgrade 
  • How can retailers smartly upgrade to the latest version.
  • The necessary training and stabilization post-upgrade

What’s in Oracle Xstore Version 22 

Some of the notable functionalities of Oracle Xstore Version 22 that will enable meet customer expectations even better include: 


Microservices enable easy integration with third-party applications based on the business requirements, improving a retail business’s agility and scalability. 

Flexible Deployment Models 

The flexible deployment models we offer as part of our package include the traditional and the latest models, such as the registered setups, the mobile-only stores, headless, and cloud headless, that can significantly change the store infrastructure and the maintenance setup. 

Self-Checkout UI 

 V22.0’s new Self-Checkout UI focuses on usability and delivers a streamlined checkout experience for the shopper. The self-checkout mechanism enables retailers to have happier customers and productive employees simultaneously. 

Xstore Mobile Shell 

Xstore Mobile client UI/rendering updates are now retrieved dynamically from the Xstore Mobile server to reduce the need to update Xstore Mobile client devices via MDM or similar technologies. 

Oracle Retail Promotions Engine 

 Xstore Version 2 introduces integration with Oracle Retail Promotion Engine, a new Customer Engagement module designed as a headless promotion execution service for omnichannel. By utilizing the ORPE integration, retailers suppress the Xstore deal engine, enabling a single source of truth for promotion calculation. 

Besides the one mentioned above, there are quite a few other functionalities, which are integral to Oracle Xstore Version 2, and it will deliver a superior POS experience to retailers. 

What strategies should retailers follow to enhance their upgrade readiness? 

Upgrading to Oracle Xstore Version 2 is critical for retailers to stay competitive, but it’s easier said than done. Retailers must consider several readiness factors to ensure a smooth transition.  These factors include clearly understanding the upgrade timelines and utilizing suitable accelerators to speed up the process.  It’s also crucial to clearly understand the business benefits that the upgrade will bring and assess the ROI that an upgrade can bring in. 

Additionally, identifying new customer journeys and categorically addressing operational issues before upgrading is crucial. Lastly, it’s essential to have a clear picture of the business and IT challenges and the value the upgrade will bring. With the right partner, accelerator, and knowledge, moving to Oracle Xstore Version 22 can be seamless. 

Let’s explore how! 

Upgrade smarter, not harder: Tips for a smooth transition  

As businesses continue to evolve and grow, keeping up with the latest technologies is essential to remain competitive in the market. Oracle Xstore Version 22 offers several new features and enhancements that can help streamline operations, improve customer experience, and boost sales. 

 Planning the upgrade carefully, testing the new version thoroughly, and seeking expert support are crucial for a smooth transition. By upgrading smarter, not harder, businesses can leverage the full potential of Oracle Xstore Version 22 and stay ahead of the curve. 

Aspire Systems can help you cut the noise and be a market leader. We walk the talk and make the upgrade genuinely smart with our smart accelerators. 

While you focus on the business ROI, our experts can help you deliver an excellent customer experience with the improved functionalities of the latest release, such as the self-check-out and the mobile-only stores. 

Our job doesn’t end only with the upgrade completion. It goes far and beyond. We review all your existing functionalities and rectify the drawbacks.  The good news is that our accelerators can increase operational efficiency by around 20 to 25%. That gives you enough time to focus on strategic business decisions instead of clogging your brain with issue resolution. 

A shorter upgrade time is our USP. With us, your end-to-end upgrade process gets done within two to four months, a 20 to 25% reduction from the usual upgrade time. 

We promise a smooth transition from the legacy to the newer versions.  We systematically bring down old systems while launching new systems. Also, we take care of seamless backend integration. 

 Besides, we spend enough time post-go-live to stabilize the client environment by training users, offering user guide, and all the required support. The result of an upgrade should be hassle-free business and a higher ROI, and we at Aspire Systems ensure that we offer our clients end-to-end upgrade support, and they are ready for the marathon. 

Success Stories  

 Accelerators are integral to upgrading, but grasping their value through words alone can be challenging. Fortunately, we have a wealth of success stories from customers who have reaped tangible benefits by embracing the latest upgrades with our accelerators.  Doing so has reduced upgrade time, ensured smooth transitions, and exceeded customer expectations. 

For example, a prominent US fashion retailer increased cross-channel sales by 30% and speeded up the checkout process on the floor by three times with the Oracle Xstore POS upgrade. 

Our Agile Project Implementation Methodology allowed us to complete the project under strict timelines, and our experts developed an e-commerce app solution that handles Omni-channel scenarios seamlessly.  

At Aspire Systems, we are committed to delivering exceptional customer experiences, and our list of satisfied clients continues to grow. 

Concluding Thoughts 

In conclusion, retailers who want to stay ahead of the curve must be willing to adapt to the industry’s changing landscape. A key area that requires attention is the point-of-sale system, which is the backbone of every retail operation. 

Oracle Xstore has emerged as a leading POS solution for retailers of all sizes, and Version 2 represents a significant step forward for the platform. With new features and improvements such as microservices, flexible deployment models, self-checkout UI, Xstore Mobile Shell, and integration with Oracle Retail Promotions Engine, retailers can deliver a superior POS experience.  

However, upgrading to the latest version can be a daunting task. Therefore, it is essential to prepare carefully and seek expert support. 

Aspire Systems can help retailers upgrade efficiently and leverage the full potential of Oracle Xstore Version 22. By doing so, retailers can streamline operations, improve customer experience, and boost sales, ultimately driving growth and success in the years ahead.