ECRS’s CATAPULT Point-of-Sale Solution Tops Industry List
BOONE, N.C., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — ECR Software Corporation (ECRS) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the 2011 “Vity” Award winner for the category of Supplier Merchandising Support – Best Computerized POS System. This is the second time in three years that ECRS’s CATAPULT(TM) point-of-sale solution has been awarded this title as voted on by industry retailers.
The “Vity” awards are published annually by Vitamin Retailer Magazine (VRM, Inc.) and recognize top products in the Natural Products/Health industry. Awards are given based on a nationwide survey of Vitamin Retailer readers.
ECRS is the leading provider of front-to-back retail automation solutions to the Natural Products/Health sector with hundreds of installations at leading natural products, vitamin, and co-op retailers located across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. CATAPULT is the core ECRS product, bringing efficiency and accuracy to the entire retail enterprise with point-of-sale serving as the starting gate.
As part of its solutions suite, ECRS also integrates with top Natural Products distributors via the Supplier Gateway(TM) supply chain automation system. This cloud-based integration platform allows retailers to streamline communication with their suppliers (both direct and distributors) for simplified ordering and accurate inventory management.
“Words cannot express how happy I am with ECRS, the customer support they provide, and the many benefits the system has afforded my business of 41 years,” said Rafi Gardee of Big Bear Natural Foods. “When I chose ECRS CATAPULT in 2003, I had only one store and we were struggling heavily with internal theft issues. I realized that I had to automate critical processes to better detect loss points if this store was going to succeed. I now have six store locations and all six locations run with ECRS.”
“The ECRS CATAPULT point of sale system has provided my business with benefits critical to our bottom-line and instrumental in future growth plans,” said Joel Patterson, Owner of Nature’s Green Grocer in Peterborough, NH. “It has streamlined business processes, provided accountability, increased inventory accuracy, and provided us the opportunity to focus on the things that make us stronger.”
“ECRS is committed to serving Natural Products merchants with best-in-class solutions and services for retail enterprise automation,” said ECRS President and CEO, Pete Catoe. “This has remained a constant since we started developing retail software in 1989 and will continue to be our primary focus as we move forward in partnership with our many customers in this dynamic industry. We are honored to receive this award as a reflection of our product integrity and customer service.”
ECRS has been providing complete retail automation solutions since 1989. The ECRS solutions suite includes: POS, self-checkout, back office management, reporting and analytics, automated inventory management, EDI supplier integration, video surveillance, self-hosted gift card, customer loyalty, membership management, dedicated store server, POS electronic advertising, signature capture, and pharmacy management system integration. ECRS CATAPULT is National Weights and Measures Certified and is also PA-DSS certified for retailer PCI DSS compliance.
SOURCE ECR Software Corporation