Boone, NC: ECRS, the industry’s leading retail technology solution, announces its recertification through the Certified Evergreen™ program. The certification awarded by the Tugboat Institute® marks a long-term commitment to positively impact the lives of customers, employees, and the communities that ECRS serves.
How ECRS is Innovating as a Certified Evergreen Company
Through rigorous assessment, the certification demonstrates a company’s dedication to upholding Evergreen’s seven core principles:
- People first approach
- Privately owned
- Paced growth
- Pragmatic innovation
As the founder of Tugboat Institute, David Whorton, explains that 65% of venture-capital-backed companies fail. Yet, these are the companies that seek fast growth.
They achieve funding through relinquishing partial control to investors. But, unfortunately, this often leads to evaporating authority, high risk, and potential damage to employees, customers, communities and suppliers when returns aren’t fulfilled.
Comparatively, Evergreen companies maintain their independence by retaining private ownership. In doing so, the culture, resilience, and values of Evergreen certified businesses are preserved for all those involved.
In short, it requires perseverance and a long-term strategy for growth that rejects the ‘get rich fast’ mentality.
The National Bureau of Economic Research cites the unique traits of Evergreen companies as a distinct advantage. By achieving this status, ECRS is likewise devoted to pragmatic economic results and stability for all stakeholders.
Who is ECRS?
ECRS has thrived in the last 32 years, serving local and regional retailers in the grocery, co-op, beverage, pharmacy, and vending space. As the technology provider behind the CATAPULT® unified commerce system, ECRS remains steadfast in empowering retail enterprises with an all-in-one solution for longevity, stability, and profitability.
The CATAPULT POS system fuels:
- Traditional point of sale
- Inventory management
- Customer loyalty
- Back office management
- Enterprise management
Across North America, local and regional retailers can benefit from all these operational insights through one single transactional logic.
ECRS’s Commitment to Employees
As part of the Evergreen recertification process, ECRS undertook an employee satisfaction survey.
The results showed promising indications for ECRS’s equality, community involvement, longevity, and company culture policies. In fact, 88% of respondents expressed ECRS’s success in these areas. CEO Pete Catoe commented:
“The employee survey reassures me that we’re on track to creating a work culture that we can all be proud of. A company where everyone is prized because of their unique contribution and treated with respect and dignity. A company that fosters career growth and a healthy work-life balance.”
ECRS strives to make professional development part of its Evergreen strategy. With exciting opportunities at the heart of progress-driven retail technology, employees benefit from ECRS’ dynamic and passionate culture, which is demonstrated by an Employee Net Promoter Score of 51%. This is considered an excellent ranking of engagement, loyalty, and company pride.
Become Part of the Team and Forge a New Path in Retail Innovation
If you have the passion, knowledge, and drive to match ECRS, a role may be available. Check out our careers page to see our current job openings.
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.
Managing Director of Marketing