ECRS Announces the Release of Feature-Packed Catapult v.5.2

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BOONE, N.C., Oct. 29, 2012

BOONE, N.C. , Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — ECR Software Corporation (ECRS) today announced the full release of Catapult® version 5.2. This comprehensive software upgrade includes over 25 new features and enhancements such as e-Coupon with customer association, e-Mail receipt, next generation in-aisle consumer price checker, and Round Up for Charity.

Catapult's e-Coupon functionality allows users to create special promotions that can be assigned to specific customers and set to activate automatically at the POS when promotion requirements have been met by the customer. The e-Coupon feature rounds out Catapult's already extensive automated loyalty system capability, which empowers retailers to manage their own loyalty and marketing programs without the use of non-integrated, often expensive third-party services.

Customers can opt-in to receive digital e-receipts via email for their purchase transactions. Digital receipts are delivered to the designated email address within seconds and are viewable on mobile devices, such as smart phones. This saves receipt paper, reduces cost, and adds to customer convenience and satisfaction. e-Receipt is a great option for stores looking toward “greener” and more efficient methods of doing business.

ECRS's next generation in-aisle price checker solution enables consumers to scan items and quickly receive real-time, accurate prices, including current discounts. An aesthetically pleasing graphical interface guides consumers easily through their transactions. The ECRS price checker is compact and can be mounted anywhere with a standard VESA wall mount.

Round Up for Charity allows consumers to round up any transaction to the nearest dollar in order to donate the extra amount to a charitable cause. With Catapult 5.2, the cashier has no extra work or math to do as the system automatically does the rounding with the press of a button and distributes the funds as needed. This is a great way to build local community support while giving back to important charitable causes.

ECRS customers can view a full list of features and download Catapult v.5.2 via their myECRS customer web portal. Prospective customers should contact or call 800.211.1172 for more information regarding this release.

“There has been much excitement generated over the release of Catapult 5.2, and we have received very positive feedback from customers,” said ECRS Vice President of Development, Mark Noble . “The many added features extend the impact of ECRS automation solutions for today's retailer who seeks innovative ways to excel in an ever-changing retail landscape.”

Catapult v.5.2 comes shortly after the much anticipated release of Catapult Dash™, a web-based business analytics dashboard which allows go anywhere access to critical enterprise data. This product paves the way for the next generation of soon-to-be-released ECRS products focused on flexibility, intuitive design, and mobility. Catapult Dash is also available for download and easy installation via myECRS.

About ECRS

Since 1989, ECRS has developed and deployed world-class retail automation solutions focused on “Automating the Science of Retail”™. Innovative products backed by award-winning customer service have catapulted our users to exceptional retail performance. The ECRS framework includes: Point-of-sale, self checkout, back office, inventory and replenishment, supply chain, warehouse, customer loyalty, membership management, gift card, fresh foods scale integration, General Ledger integration, fuel pump, and pharmacy system integration.

SOURCE ECR Software Corporation

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