Celerant Technology’s Retail Management Software Brings out the Big Guns

Celerant Technology Corp has been a premium retail software provider for over 13 years, and has served the firearms industry for the past seven. Celerant was one of the first software companies to provide ATF compliant Electronic Acquisition & Disposition books to help gun retailers access their sales history faster and keep more accurate records.

“The firearms industry is heavily regulated and requires retail management software that enables efficiency and compliance,” said Ian Goldman, President and CEO of Celerant Technology. “In order to allow firearm dealers to run their businesses from one complete system, Command Retail has integrated Electronic A&D books to eliminate redundancy and error, as well as customized reporting that make it easy to provide the right data for the ATF’s Industry Operations Investigators.”

Celerant Technology’s latest version of its retail software, Command Retail v6.4, has added new features to expedite daily procedures for FFLs (Federal Firearms Licenses). At the point of sale, serial numbers are automatically incremented and the firearm is added to the integrated Electronic A&D book upon purchase, eliminating the manual process of the physical bound book. Driver’s license scanning verifies a customer’s age and ensures that the sale of restricted items is compliant with ATF regulations, as well as populates the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) module with customer demographics and purchase history. To improve customer-facing services and reduce wait times at the register when making a purchase, Celerant also offers a Mobile POS that runs Command Retail’s redesigned, user-friendly POS screen.

“We have been using Celerant’s retail management system for our firearms company since 2008. The Point of Sale in Celerant has been a tremendous help in quickly processing our customer while populating the disposition of the firearm instantly into the [Electronic] A&D book,” said Celerant client Jeff Poet, owner of Jay’s Sporting Goods. “All the data is consistent across our two store locations and integrated E-Commerce site, making it a great tool for finding detailed information quickly.”

Celerant’s new features in the recently released version of Command Retail is a step in the right direction, but talks of future versions will be the total package for the firearms industry. During the 2013 Shooting Hunting Outdoor Tradeshow (SHOT Show), Celerant met with the board members of the ATF to discuss improving the retail software. Celerant developers are now working on several advancements, including a Form 4473 that auto-populates customer demographics from Command Retail’s CRM. Range scheduling is also anticipated.

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Celerant Technology Tops the RIS LeaderBoard for Sixth Year in a Row

Celerant Technology Corp has again been ranked as a leading retail software vendor for 2012. In the RIS News LeaderBoard’s Top 20 Overall Retail Software Companies, Celerant Technology, a mid-size vendor of retail management systems, was again highly ranked amongst several well-known software giants.

“We are honored that RIS News continues to recognize us as a leading Mid-Size retail software vendor,” said Ian Goldman, President and CEO of Celerant Technology Corp. “This year we broadened our retail concentration by expanding our mobile offerings to include M-Commerce, Mobile POS, and Celerant’s Mobile Suite of Applications. We strive to make continuous advancements to our retail software package and to maintain a high level of customer support and satisfaction.

Celerant is a leader in the retail software industry, providing real-time, all-in-one retail management systems for multi-channel enterprises. Celerant has been recognized as a Mid-Size Vendor Leader and a Leader in Overall Performance for over five years, and is identified as a high ranking leader for Customer Satisfaction, Apparel/Footwear and Specialty Retailing, Recommendation, Technology Innovation, and a leader for Broad Suites.

“Celerant Technology is a highly regarded software company that has a focused business model and executes it extremely well,” stated Joe Skorupa, Group Editor-In-Chief of RIS News. “The approach can produce solutions that excel in innovation, ease of use, value and customer satisfaction. It is extremely hard to adopt an end-to-end solution approach that requires vision, resources, and expertise in a wide range of technical and business functions. Celerant Technology pulls off this difficult feat as judged by retailers voting in the RIS Software Leaderboard where it has appeared in the top 10 among nearly 50 vendors rated for the past six years in a row.”

For 12 years, the RIS LeaderBoard study has asked retailers to evaluate the technology companies that are essential to their business. This year the LeaderBoard received feedback from over 300 retail executives. To ensure objectivity, a third-party research firm is responsible for the data collection and analysis.

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Celerant Technology Becomes Five-Time Recipient of Inc 5000 Award

Celerant Technology Corp has ranked on the Inc 5000 for a fifth consecutive year, establishing the advanced retail software company as a member of the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll. For more than 30 years, Inc. has celebrated the fastest-growing private companies in America and Celerant Technology has once again been included.

“To be honored this year is a particularly notable achievement. To rank among the 2012 Inc. 5000, your company had to thrive through three of the toughest years this economy has seen in living memory. Your success in such time is eloquent testimony to your team’s creativity, resilience, and tenacity,” Eric Schurenberg, Editor in Chief of Inc. magazine, said of Celerant Technology’s achievement.

Celerant Command Retail is an advanced retail management system, which works in real-time, integrating the point of sale on the front end, as well as back end functions such as inventory management, warehouse, distribution, allocation, advanced reporting and multichannel E-Commerce. Recently, Celerant has expanded its offerings to include a mobile suite of applications that maintain a retail enterprise, allowing retailers to use Celerant away from the POS and back office.

“We are again proud to have been recognized five years in a row on the Inc 5000 list” said Ian Goldman, president and CEO of Celerant. “It is a great accomplishment for us. Celerant continues to grow because our team is dedicated to providing exceptional products and services to our clients. Making the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll is a testament to our progress and technical advancement.”

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on Inc.com. Celerant Technology’s ranking on the Inc. 5000 is a noteworthy accomplishment that demonstrates the steady growth of the company. The consecutive placement further recognizes Celerant’s status as a leader in the retail software industry.

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Celerant Technology Releases Mobile Point of Sale on the Motion SlateMate

Celerant Technology, a leader in the retail software industry, recently partnered with Motion Computing, a global provider of tablet PCs, to provide a Mobile POS that may be used from anywhere in the store. Celerant’s Command Retail point of sale module is now available on the Motion SlateMate with magnetic stripe reader and barcode scanner.

“Every retailer can benefit from Celerant’s Mobile POS, whether they are a smaller retailer administering sidewalk sales, or a larger retailer utilizing it for line busting or for more personalized in-aisle sales,” says Ian Goldman, President and CEO of Celerant Technology Corp. “We wanted to provide our clients with a mobile solution that allows them to manage their business without having to remain in front of the registers. After evaluating different solutions, we partnered with Motion, whose tablet is an all-in-one sales tool that integrates seamlessly with our point of sale software. Right now our Mobile POS is available exclusively on the Motion SlateMate, but development is also in progress for a broader selection of mobile devices.”

Celerant’s Mobile POS allows retailers to complete sales transactions away from a register. The Motion SlateMate is a tablet PC with a built-in barcode scanner and magnetic stripe reader which, when running Command Retail, can ring up sales, process credit cards, and wirelessly print or email receipts. Retailers will also be able to create quotes by scanning items directly from the sales floor, perform line busting to minimize sales lines and create gift registries which integrate with a Celerant E-Commerce site.

“Our partnership with Celerant Technology is based on a common philosophy to provide retailers with premium products in a single solution,” said Grant Frederiksen, Senior Director, Strategic Corporate Alliances. “The SlateMate is a unique solution that complements Command Retail, resulting in a powerful Mobile POS that expedites the sales process and improves the customer’s retail experience.”

Celerant began development of its mobile suite in 2010, when it optimized its E-Commerce offering for mobile devices. Earlier this year, Celerant Command Mobile Applications was released for back-office functions that run on most mobile devices. Celerant’s Mobile POS is the latest instance of the company’s growth and advancement toward new forms of technology, a growth that maintains Celerant’s position as a leader in the retail software industry.

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Celerant Technology Again Named Microsoft Certified Partner

Celerant Technology Corp, a highly recognized leader in the retail software industry, achieved a Silver Midmarket Solution Provider Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, demonstrating its ability to meet customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Silver Midmarket Competency, partners must provide a solution for mid-size businesses and prove that they are knowledgeable and skilled on the current technology that is relevant for the competency.

“Achieving the title of Microsoft certified partner each year is a priority for the company because we are committed to staying current with new technology, both internally and through the retail software that we provide to our clients,” stated Ian Goldman, President and CEO of Celerant Technology Corp. “We are high level users of the Microsoft suite of applications, and the system architecture of our retail management system employs Microsoft SQL Server. For 2011, we focused on the Midmarket Solution Provider Competency for Network Infrastructure and Configuration. As a leading mid-size vendor, we aspire to provide a solution that covers all areas of a retail operation and develop technology that helps our clients to improve the overall success of their business.”

“By achieving a Silver Competency, partners have proven themselves as specialized technology experts with the skills needed to best serve customers,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “The Silver Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network is designed to help customers identify services and solution providers that have demonstrated proof of their capability to deliver quality outcomes and customer satisfaction.” According to the Microsoft Partner Program, “when you attain the Microsoft Midmarket Solution Provider competency, you showcase your expertise in providing solutions based on the most current technology and IT-solutions knowledge to help midmarket businesses with their unique challenges.”

Celerant Technology has earned Microsoft Certification for the past 11 years. The Silver Midmarket Solution Provider Competency reinforces Celerant’s commitment to excellent customer support and advanced technical knowledge that is vital to the retail software industry.

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Celerant Technology Integrates with GunBroker.com, the World’s Largest Online Auction of Firearms

Celerant Technology, a leader in the retail software industry, completed integration with GunBroker.com, the world’s largest online auction of firearms and accessories. The seamless integration with this highly reputable auction shopping site allows dealers to more efficiently submit their firearms and accessories in a streamlined process, directly from their inventory within their Command Retail software.

“In addition to the many functions we have incorporated into our system for the firearm industry, including electronic A&D Books and serialized reporting within the guidelines of the ATF, this new integration is one that will further enable our clients to expand their sales on web, translating into increased revenue,” stated Ian Goldman, Celerant Technology President and CEO. “We are continually looking to expand our product offering to specialize it to meet the needs of different vertical markets. Integration into product-specific services such as GunBroker.com strengthens our presence in the firearm industry and helps us to achieve our goal of being a complete retail software for a variety of retail industries.”

The integration of GunBroker.com with a Celerant Command Retail E-Commerce site allows the retailer to manage all auctions in one, central location, directly on their own website. Dealers have the option to view open auctions, closed auctions, recently created auctions, recently closed auctions and auctions that are closing today. Auctions can then be easily added, removed or relisted, and bids can be changed, without ever leaving the E-Commerce site.

“The functionality works similarly to our eBay integration, as clients are able to post products that are setup to easily be auctioned on GunBoker.com,” stated Murtaza Hamdani, Celerant Technology Director of E-Commerce. “Additionally, mass imports can be completed, rather than individually, and templates can be created and copied for faster future submissions, with set restrictions and shipping methods, minimizing work on the retailer’s end.”

GunBoker.com, often referred to as the eBay of the firearm industry, enables retailers to optimize turnaround by providing an easy and unique way to sell firearms online. Integration with Celerant Command’s E-Commerce offering allows retailers to sell these products directly from their inventory, in real-time. For more information, please visit www.celerant.com/ecommerce.cfm. For more information on GunBroker.com, please visit www.gunbroker.com.

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Celerant Technology Receives Perfect Score for Retail/POS Software Review

Celerant Technology, a leader in the retail software industry, was included in the CPA Advisor’s 2010 Retail/POS Review for the second year in a row. This year the CPA Advisor focused on specific features and functionality that are important for maintaining a successful retail business. Celerant Command Retail received top scores in all areas.

“It is an honor to again be included in the CPA Advisor POS Review and to have received such outstanding scores for Command Retail,” stated Ian Goldman, Celerant President and CEO. “In this increasingly competitive market, we strive to stay ahead of new technology trends to make improvements and additions to our software that enhance usability and productivity. Most recently, advancements were made to our software to enhance the built-in accounting interface, including an internal General Ledger, allowing our clients to perform sophisticated functions directly within the Command Retail system.”

The CPA Advisor’s 2010 Retail/POS Review provides an in depth overview of point of sale software companies and products. Celerant Command Retail received a score of 5 out of 5 for every category including Basic System Functions, Specialized Features/Services, Tracking/Reporting, Integration/Import/Export, and Help/Support. The review goes on to say, “Celerant Command Retail from Celerant Technology is a fully integrated retail management system. Designed for small to mid-size retailers with multiple locations, this system offers a series of integrated modules designed to help retail stores run more efficiently.”

Celerant Command Retail was said to be “a top-notch POS product that is ideal for small to mid-size retail businesses with multiple locations. Designed to fit the needs of the most demanding customers, this full-featured product truly does have everything.”

Celerant Command Retail provides retailers with a complete software solution that fully integrates the point of sale with back office functionality, inventory control, accounting, warehouse, distribution, allocation, advanced reporting and E-Commerce. Command goes beyond these functions by integrating with professional third-party accounting software, and also features an internal general ledger that has been made available in the most recent version of Command. For more information, go to http://www.celerant.com/financial_applications.cfm.

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Celerant Technology Included on Inc. 5000 List for the Third Year in a Row

Inc. recently announced that Celerant Technology Corporation (www.celerant.com) has once again achieved placement on the Inc. 5000. This is the third year that Celerant Technology has been featured on the list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country.

“The leaders of the companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression,” said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. “The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs.”

Celerant Technology provides multi channel retail software to a growing number of vertical markets in the retail industry and has continued to grow in size and revenue. Celerant Command Retail continues to receive recognition as being a solution for retailers looking to manage the many aspects of their businesses in one complete system.

“The announcement of the Inc. 5000 has again ranked Celerant as one of the top companies in the nation and we are honored to be included for a third year in a row,” said Ian Goldman, President and CEO of Celerant Technology. “We feel it is very important to provide an advanced retail software product and services that fulfill our clients’ day to day business needs, allowing them to run their operations more smoothly. It is this commitment to our clients that fuels our growth as a company, enabling us to further our success in the retail software industry.”

The 2010 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2006 to 2009. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by June 30, 2006. Additionally, they had to be based in the United States, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2009. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2006 is $80,000; the minimum for 2009 is $2 million.

Celerant Technology’s ranking on the Inc. 5000 demonstrates the financial strength of the company and recognizes Celerant’s growth as a leader in the retail software industry. For more information, visit http://www.celerant.com.

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