NCR launches new version of its proven specialty retail management software, NCR Counterpoint

Omni-channel solution leader launches new version of its proven, all-in-one retail software

Duluth, Ga., 2017-May-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in omni-channel solutions, today (May 22, 2017) announced a new version of its proven Counterpoint specialty retail management software. NCR Counterpoint is specifically targeted for mid-sized specialty retailers in North America and offers an updated user interface that adds usability improvements along with a modern look and feel, creating a whole new experience that enables businesses to perform.

NCR Counterpoint includes robust point-of sale (POS), inventory management software, built-in customer loyalty, automated purchasing and configurable reporting capabilities. It is built with the specialty retailer in mind, with an open architecture that allows for customizations, mobile and marketing solutions, and real time data at their fingertips. The new user interface adds additional flexibility for the business owner as its easy navigation and customization capabilities help make business operations more efficient.

“NCR Counterpoint has deep roots in specialty retail and is built for the industry,” said Ron Allnock, channel global sales leader for NCR Retail Solutions. “With our open architecture and innovative partner channel, NCR Counterpoint helps drive efficiency for many operational aspects of running a business so retailers can focus on what really matters: providing memorable and enjoyable experiences for shoppers.”

While retailers focus on providing the best service to their customers, NCR Counterpoint works behind the scenes to help create a smooth experience from inventory management to front-of-house. This technology is a trusted investment backed by a dedicated business partner channel in North America.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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NCR Public Relations
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Source: NCR Corporation

Infor and Whole Foods Market partner to redefine retail management software

State-of-the-art retail platform to drive operational efficiencies, deliver enhanced data analytics and customer experiences

NEW YORK and AUSTIN, 2015-10-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, and Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) today announced a partnership designed to redefine retail management software. The companies will build a new, cloud-based retail management solution for Whole Foods Market that is expected to enable the grocer to operate faster and more efficiently while enhancing customer experience. The new retail management suite, Infor CloudsuiteTM Retail, will also be made available to companies in the retail industry.

“The new retail platform we will co-create with Infor will be unlike anything currently on the market, better leveraging major technology advances to deliver much more value at lower cost,” said Jason Buechel, executive vice president and chief information officer of Whole Foods Market. “With Infor, Whole Foods Market has found a partner ideally suited to help us co-create a new retail platform that enables a more efficient, connected enterprise with greater visibility, flexibility, insight, and ease-of-use for our team members – all while delivering a better end-to-end shopping experience for our customers.”

Through a combination of cloud-based automation and more advanced, efficient processes for a wide variety of strategic merchandising and supply chain management functions, Whole Foods Market expects the new platform’s advanced analytics to provide insights that will drive business performance and operational efficiencies. The new platform’s advanced IT infrastructure is also expected to deliver more in-depth information and an enhanced shopping experiences for Whole Foods Market customers both in-store and online through Whole Foods Market’s digital channels.

Infor today also announced details of its plan to develop the next-generation end-to-end retail software suite, with Whole Foods Market serving as a collaborative partner in the endeavor. Through the partnership, Whole Foods Market will become a working lab for Infor development engineers and designers from Hook & Loop, Infor’s Manhattan-based internal design agency. Infor teams will work alongside Whole Foods Market team members to identify critical process improvements and develop a purpose-built software suite that enables Whole Foods Market to make better and faster decisions, take advantage of modern technologies like cloud and open source, and deliver a better experience back to its customers.

“Over the last five years, Infor has pioneered the modernization of enterprise software, from the focus on design as a core competency, to the embrace of open source technology, to the delivery of mission-critical ERP in a multi-tenant cloud,” said Duncan Angove, President of Infor. “By partnering with Whole Foods Market, a company that shares our vision, values, and culture, Infor is poised to disrupt the retail software industry, helping companies use data science to drive real-time decisions and a consistent, beautiful experience that keeps customers coming back again-and-again.”

Jason Buechel

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Jason Buechel, executive vice president and chief information officer, is responsible for all aspects of information technology at Whole Foods Market. A member of the company’s executive leadership team, he oversees the global technology team in Austin, Texas and the company’s twelve regional offices located across the United States and in the United Kingdom.

 

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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