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Summary of Catapult software from ECR Software Corporation

Brief Description (Provided by Vendor)
ECRS provides complete retail automation for single-store and chain retailers. The ECRS product suite includes: Point-of-sale, back office management, reporting & analytics,membership management,inventory management, auto-replenishment, warehousing, DVR, scale management, general ledger, gift card, loyalty, supplier integration, self checkout, fuel pump interface, pharmacy system interface, hardware and services.

Contact Information
Website: http://www.ecrsoft.com
Phone: 800-211-1172

Company founded
1989

Software installs
Over 15,000

Consumer reviews:
1 POS software review available

Size of businesses targeted
Tier1 - Shrink Wrap Market: Retailers that choose software in this category usually range in size of 1 to 20 employees with annual revenue of $0 to $3 million. POS software packages in this tier will cost around $200 to $1,500 for 1 to 5 computer users. The training and implementation of the software is generally done in-house - to keep costs down. You can often find these systems bundled with hardware and sold on the internet.

Tier 2 - Upper Market: Retailers that choose software in this category usually range in size of 1000+ employees with annual revenue of $100 million to $500 million. POS software packages will cost around $250,000 to $1.5 million for 30 to 1000 computer users. The implementation costs are usually 2 to 4 times the cost of the software.

Tier 3 - Mid Market: Retailers that choose software in this category usually range in size of 50 to 1000 employees with annual revenue of $25 million to $250 million. POS software packages will cost around $25,000 to $250,000 for 5 to 200 computer users. The implementation costs are usually .75 to 5 times the cost of the software.

Tier 4 - Lower Market: Retailers that choose software in this category usually range in size of 1 to 100 employees with annual revenue of $.5 to $50 million. These are smaller companies that have outgrown the Tier 5 solution. POS software packages will cost around $1500 to $75,000 for 1 to 40 computer users. The implementation costs are usually .5 to 2 times the cost of the software.

Geographic locations supported
United States
Canada

Operating platforms supported
Windows
Linux
Web-based

Training offered
On-site training
Classroom training
Telephone training
Computer based training (CBT)

Database(s) supported
Intersystem Cache
Sybase SQL


Breakdown of the Key Features Supported for Catapult 5.1

* The information for this product was last updated on 1/21/2011.

Point of Sale (POS)
Bar code scanning at the POS
Integrated credit card processing/authorization from the POS
Ability to issue, track, and redeem gift certificates from the POS
Customer loyalty card support (ability to swipe and authorize loyalty cards at POS)
Frequent buyer program support (ability to track points for each customer)
Issue, track, and redeem gift cards at POS
Create, track, and view quotes from POS  
Integrated gift registry system  
Create work orders (repair/service orders)  
Create and track customers (name, address, email, etc)
Track and calculate commissions for each sales person  
Marketing promotion & advertising campaign tracking (track promotions at the POS so you can tell which ads pull the best)
Inventory
Integrated (built in) purchasing
Track inventory by category/classification
Track inventory by department
Track inventory by matrix or color/size tables (at least 250 tables)  
Track inventory by serial number
Support kits (allows you to group products together and sell them all at once)
Handle gasoline pricing (to 3 decimal places)
Consignment inventory tracking
Handle special order tracking  
Automatic purchase order generation based on order levels
Interface to a 3rd party Open to Buy Planning application  
Integrated (built in) Open to Buy Planning module  
Accounting & Bookkeeping
General
Peripherals
eCommerce / Shopping Cart Interface
Restaurant Industry Features


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