ECR Software Corporation

Boone,  NC 
United States
  • Booth: 1517

CATAPULT® goes beyond omni-channel and it’s more than unified commerce. Unified Transaction Logic® is the soul of our seamless system. It connects all critical areas of an enterprise in real time: inventory & supply chain, reporting & analytics, loyalty & marketing, POS, and payments all work in unison.

Checkout lanes, self-checkout terminals, deli scales, pharmacy, fuel, web orders, and even smartphone apps all work as one. CATAPULT cuts costs and eliminates the points of failure commonly found on piecemeal-built systems. Say goodbye to costly silos and hello to the future.

Experience the power of CATAPULT and schedule a demo with us at booth 1517.

Brands: CATAPULT®, AutoScale™, Flex Market®, Secure OneTouch®, Unified Transaction Logic®, BasketHub®


 Press Releases

  • Abingdon, VA: K-VA-T and ECRS have announced the successful launch of the grocery industry’s first unified transaction system, CATAPULT®. After installing the CATAPULT POS system at all of K-VA-T’s Super-Dollar-branded stores and fuel centers, the two companies have now successfully launched CATAPULT at K-VA-T’s Food-City-branded supermarkets.

    From left to right: Jim Griffin (VP of Strategic Initiatives, ECRS), Pete Catoe (Founder & CEO, ECRS), Don Mascola (VP of Information Technology, K-VA-T), and Mark Noble (VP of Development, ECRS) at ECRS Headquarters in Boone, NC.

    A key objective for K-VA-T has been to reduce operational complexity by leveraging CATAPULT’s Unified Transaction Logic™, a software-based system that serves up and unifies all transaction touch points within stores and online, across the enterprise, in real time. The proprietary Unified Transaction Logic™ solution allows store operators to execute transactions with speed and precision, no matter how complex, where, when, and how customers choose to shop. This unified transactional experience encompasses Point of SaleDirect PaymentsSelf CheckoutPharmacy Rx IntegrationClick & CollectSmartphone Checkout, Scales, and Fuel.

    The first Food City installation, leveraging Unified Transaction Logic™, unifies POS, Self Checkout, Pharmacy Rx Integration, Direct Payments, and Fuel onto one single, seamless platform in real time. Additionally, CATAPULT has exceeded all of Food City’s extensive promotional and consumer rewards requirements, while simultaneously increasing transactional throughput.

    “We’re very proud,” said Jim Griffin, VP of Strategic Initiatives. “The smooth launch reflects not only the adaptability and power of the CATAPULT platform, but also how well our companies work together. We appreciate K-VA-T as industry leaders, as customers, and as business partners. And we’ve made lasting friends in the process.”

    “Working with ECRS, the K-VA-T team has been able to successfully deploy CATAPULT on time and on budget. It has surpassed our greatest performance expectations,” said Don Mascola, K-VA-T’s VP of IT. “Unified Transaction Logic™ has given us a dramatic increase in transaction speed and power while reducing our reliance on third party silos. We can now process a higher volume of customers at much faster speeds, making our customers the ultimate winner of this new deployment.”

    ABOUT K-VA-T

    Food City dates back to 1918 when a store was opened in Greeneville, Tennessee. But K-VA-T Food Stores’ official beginning took place in 1955 when founder Jack C. Smith—with his father, Curtis and uncle, Earl—opened the first store in Grundy, Virginia. Since that time, Food City has grown in leaps through the acquisition of several Piggly Wiggly operations in Southwest Virginia and Eastern Kentucky, along with Quality Foods/Food City, White Stores, Winn Dixie, and BI-LO units in east Tennessee. The company has also grown steadily by expansion into new market areas while remodeling and replacing existing locations as needed to best serve their customers. K-VA-T Food Stores owns and operates the 1.1 million square-foot Food City Distribution Center, located in Abingdon, Virginia and continues to grow every year through our profit-sharing plan. “About 14% of the company is owned by our associates,” says Steve Smith, K-VA-T President and CEO. K-VA-T Food Stores ranked 50th on Supermarket New’s list of the Top 75 Retailers & Wholesalers for 2019, 191st on Forbes list of America’s Largest Private Companies in 2018, and 35th on Progressive Grocer’s list of The Super 50 for 2019.

    ABOUT ECRS

    ECRS is a US-based, Certified Evergreen™ transaction and retail solutions provider, with a successful track record that stretches over 30 years. ECRS future-proofs local and regional retailers to win in today’s market, while preparing them for tomorrow’s opportunities. ECRS’ revolutionary CATAPULT® system is the market’s only truly unified transaction platform, running in thousands of locations across North America. With CATAPULT, the point of sale, self-checkout, deli scales, fuel pump, pharmacy, web-store, inventory, customer loyalty, back office, e-commerce, and enterprise management all share one single transactional logic. Unified Transaction Logic™ empowers retailers to prosper by providing actionable business intelligence across their enterprise. Unifying hardware, software, and services, ECRS offers friction-free, cost-saving solutions that increase customer engagement while transforming the consumer experience.

    CONTACT
    Caroline Catoe

    VP of Marketing & Customer Care
    800.211.1172
    newsroom@ecrs.com

  • Boone, NC: ECRS®, the retail and transaction technology provider behind the CATAPULT® unified commerce system, is now Certified Evergreen™. Certified Evergreen companies are those dedicated to maintaining operational independence and private ownership in the interest of those they serve and employ.

    The certification, awarded by the Tugboat Institute®, signifies ECRS’ alignment with the seven core values (Evergreen 7Ps™) upheld by lasting, private companies. These companies are found to:

    • operate with purpose,
    • demonstrate perseverance,
    • adopt a people first approach in business,
    • maintain private ownership,
    • generate healthy levels of profit,
    • achieve paced-growth,
    • and pursue pragmatic innovation.

    According to the Tugboat Institute, “Companies that are awarded Certified Evergreen status have undergone an extensive, rigorous assessment with the intention of continual improvement and enduring excellence around values, practices, and people.”

    “The Evergreen certification represents a promise: we are here to stay. We are honored to join a tribe of distinguished, private companies who share our values. We envision a company that is built to last, serve, and thrive for generations to come,” said Pete Catoe, Founder and CEO of ECRS. “I’m proud of the steadfast commitment ECRS has demonstrated for more than 30 years: to our customers, the communities we operate in, and to each other.”


    ABOUT ECRS

    ECRS is a US-based, Certified Evergreen™ transaction and retail solutions provider, with a successful track record that stretches over 30 years. ECRS future-proofs local and regional retailers to win in today’s market, while preparing them for tomorrow’s opportunities. ECRS’ revolutionary CATAPULT® system is the market’s only truly unified transaction platform, running in thousands of locations across North America. With CATAPULT, the point of sale, self-checkout, deli scales, fuel pump, pharmacy, web-store, inventory, customer loyalty, back office, e-commerce, and enterprise management all share one single transactional logic. Unified Transaction Logic™ empowers retailers to prosper by providing actionable business intelligence across their enterprise. Unifying hardware, software, and services, ECRS offers friction-free, cost-saving solutions that increase customer engagement while transforming the consumer experience.

    CONTACT
    Caroline Catoe

    VP of Marketing & Customer Care
    800.211.1172
    newsroom@ecrs.com