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.”
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.