Charlotte, NC – August 14th, 2023 – ECRS, a leading provider of innovative retail solutions, proudly announces the launch of CATAPULT Cognition, a revolutionary cloud-based data warehouse tool for rapid retail analysis and artificial intelligence that empowers retailers with unparalleled data warehousing, analytics, and AI capabilities. The groundbreaking product was unveiled by ECRS Founder and CEO, Pete Catoe, during his keynote at Ignite 2023 held at the Charlotte Convention Center.
CATAPULT Cognition is a comprehensive solution that caters to the evolving needs of retailers, enabling them to harness the full potential of their data and making data their competitive advantage. Offering infinite storage and computing power, this plug and play platform seamlessly integrates with the CATAPULT database; warehousing both transactional and operational data every 15 minutes.
CATAPULT Cognition comprises four distinct function quadrants, each designed to enhance retail operations and drive business growth. The Columnar Data Warehouse ensures efficient, long-term storage with regular synchronization and compression at an impressive 10:1 ratio. Data Visualization empowers informed decision-making through true multi-dimensional data visualization. Additionally, Cloud API Endpoints will enable users or third parties to query and obtain bulk data, while Advanced Predictive Web Services provide cutting-edge demand forecasting and item recommendation capabilities.
Designed for lightning-fast database reads and scalability, CATAPULT Cognition boasts a highly performant parallel query engine. This empowers retailers to conduct interactive queries effortlessly, even when dealing with massive data sets. With login access ready within 72 hours of initial onboarding, CATAPULT retailers gain immediate access to specialized dashboards and pivot tables meticulously crafted by CATAPULT experts in collaboration with retailers.
One of the highlights of CATAPULT Cognition is its commitment to data democratization. Retailers can easily share dashboards and pivot tables, fostering collaboration and enabling insights to be seamlessly distributed across the enterprise. The platform also provides role-specific dashboards and KPI monitoring from day one, ensuring that every member of the organization has access to the data they need to make data-driven decisions quickly.
Security is a top priority in CATAPULT Cognition. The platform is meticulously designed to exclude personally identifiable information (PII), payment cardholder data, and HIPAA-regulated personal health information (PHI) from the data warehouse. Retailers can rest assured knowing that their data is protected, providing them with peace of mind.
Pete Catoe, ECRS Founder and CEO, expressed his excitement about the launch, stating, ” CATAPULT Cognition exemplifies ECRS’ total commitment to giving our customers a competitive winning edge. We designed CATAPULT Cognition to be affordable and fully deployed within 72 hours, sign-in ready with powerful dashboards, pivot tables, demand forecasting, and item recommendations. A truly scalable data warehouse for retailers, highly performant and future-proof, providing the bedrock foundation to meet the growing data demands of AI.”
CATAPULT Cognition is set to revolutionize the retail industry, enabling retailers to unlock the true potential of their data and gain a significant competitive advantage. For more information, please visit catapultcognition.com.
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® POS 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.