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Celerant Technology Receives Seventh Consecutive Inc. 5000 Award

For the seventh straight year, Celerant Technology has earned a spot on the annual Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing privately-held companies, compiled each year by Inc. Magazine. The honor places Celerant, a leading developer of retail management software, in exclusive company with honorees across a myriad of industries.

“As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Celerant Technology now shares a pedigree with Intuit…Microsoft…Oracle, and other notable alumni,” wrote Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor in Chief of Inc. magazine. “For 33 years, Inc. has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America to a very exclusive club.”

Since its founding in 1999, Celerant has carved out a reputation as a pioneer in retail technology with its fully integrated software suite, Command Retail. This robust platform was one of the first to manages all major aspects of the retail business in real-time, such as point-of-sale, inventory allocation, accounting, customer relationship management, E-Commerce, M-Commerce, fulfillment and more. Now approaching its 15th year in business, Celerant is preparing to deploy its latest platform, Stratus Retail, an entirely web-based enterprise system which will allow retailers to manage not only their POS with any mobile device, but also the entire retail operation including fulfillment, ERP and more.

“It’s an honor to once again receive recognition as a member of the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies,” said Ian Goldman, CEO of Celerant. “To make the Inc. 5000 list for a seventh straight year demonstrates the validity of our company overall and our team’s commitment to developing products and services that further the goals and growth of our retail clients.”

To view a complete listing of Inc. 5000 nominees, including company profiles, please visit Inc.com. For more information about the Command Retail software suite, please visitwww.celerant.com.

About Celerant Technology
Celerant Technology is a retail technology provider offering unparalleled and seamless multi-channel integration to retailers across all industries. Since 1999, Celerant has consistently accelerated business growth and efficiency through unique innovations such as: POS, inventory management, advanced analytics, integrated ecommerce, mobile applications and back office – to name a few. With an open and collaborative environment, the company focuses on each retailer’s specific integration needs to form genuine, enduring partnerships. As a mid-market retail system leader, Celerant provides solutions and expert advice to continually accelerate retail growth. A multifaceted award winning company, Celerant prides itself in the quality of its products, the capacity of its service, and remains the true multi-channel software provider. For more information regarding Celerant Technology and products like Command Retail and Retail Star, go to www.celerant.com.

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Celerant Technology Acquires Well-Known Retail Software Provider

Celerant Technology, a leader in the retail software industry, recently acquired CAM Commerce Solutions, a subsidiary of Robertson Piper Software Group (RPSG) and a well-known west coast based retail software provider.

“CAM brings to Celerant a strong and respected history of servicing the retail community. The many retail software professionals at CAM will be a welcomed addition to the Celerant team. Together, as a new and stronger team, we will be able to better support CAM’s larger volume customers while advancing the technology of the current CAM product suite. Our acquisition of CAM enables Celerant to expand our presence and to experience a significant level of growth as a company,” stated Ian Goldman, Celerant President and CEO.

“The sale of the CAM Commerce Solutions completes our transformation into a 100 percent pharmacy management software business,” said Douglas M, Robertson, CEO and President of Robertson Piper Software Group and CEO of CAM Commerce Solutions. “We think the combination of the two companies creates a dominant force in the POS industry and is a positive development for CAM customers, employees and our partners.”

CAM Commerce provides services for small to mid-size retailers across a variety of vertical markets. Their client base consists of over 3,000 retailers and they have been in business for over 25 years. CAM offers an array of products and services, including Retail STAR, a solution for point of sale, electronic payment processing, inventory control, E-Commerce and shopping cart integration, gift card, customer loyalty, and extensive management reporting.

“Merging into Celerant Technology allows us to continue to enhance the CAM product line, particularly our Retail STAR product, while leveraging Celerant’s capabilities with larger multi-store retailers. Both companies share a commitment to provide exceptional levels of service and customer satisfaction,” said Kevin Kogler, President of CAM Commerce. “We feel that this milestone marks the beginning of a successful relationship with Celerant and we look forward to the road ahead.”

Celerant Technology provides a completely integrated, multi-channel retail software solution that is highly customizable and is built with an advanced system architecture that communicates in real-time. The combined experience and ingenuity of Celerant and CAM will enable both organizations to offer sophisticated products that meet the needs of retail clients to help them to expand their own businesses and to address the significant demands of their daily operations.

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Celerant Technology Again Ranked as Mid-Size Retail Software Vendor Leader

Celerant Technology Corp. again ranks as the top Mid-Size Vendor Leader in the RIS News 2011 Retail Software LeaderBoard Study. The study presents an annual ranking of the top retail software vendors worldwide based on a variety of categories to test performance, innovation, reliability, customer satisfaction and value. Celerant has also placed in the top five overall retail software companies for the fifth year in a row.

“The recognition that we receive from the RIS Leaderboard is invaluable, as it is an honor to again be included in this notable list,” stated Ian Goldman, Celerant President and CEO. “We strive to make ongoing additions and improvements to the software, embracing retail software trends and considering new ideas that will allow us to provide a highly developed product to our clients, along with a significant focus on customer satisfaction. We feel that it is this ingenuity and dedication that enables Celerant to again be listed as a top vendor, for five consecutive years.”

Celerant provides an advanced, all-in-one software solution that is completely integrated throughout its multi-channel platform. Celerant’s top rankings as a Mid-Size Vendor Leader and a Leader in Overall Performance, and identified as a high ranking leader for Customer Satisfaction, Apparel/Footwear and Specialty Retailing, Recommendation, and a leader for Broad Suites.

“One of the interesting things that happens when key business factors are converted into numerical values is the playing field gets leveled between tech supernovas, like Oracle, IBM and SAP, and smaller but equally bright stars, like Celerant Technology, a mid-size retail software leader” stated Joe Skorupa, Editor-In-Chief of RIS News. “Celerant has maintained a strong presence on the Leaderboard, consistently ranking among these top vendors, and is again highlighted for 2011, for its retail software performance, customer satisfaction and broad suite of applications.”

RIS received feedback from 241 retail voters who reviewed 99 individual software vendors and submitted 567 vendor evaluations for this study, to comprise the Top 20. The RIS LeaderBoard Study measures a combination of the technical superiority and customer satisfaction of retail software vendors. The votes are taken from qualified retailers during a three-week period in September and the results are shared in December of the same year, after it is tallied by a third-party research firm.

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Celerant Technology Extends Retail Software Offering with Mobile Applications

Celerant Technology, a leader in the retail software industry, recently launched mobile applications for back office retail functions, allowing for daily procedures to be simplified and completed in a fraction of the time. The applications run in a browser environment that is compatible with most mobile devices and tablets.

“The development of the mobile application has enabled us to simplify our current layout, which has been redesigned so that menu items and customer data are more accessible to the user,” stated Ian Goldman, Celerant Technology President and CEO.“Our focus is to make improvements to the software, enabling it to be more user-friendly and accessible for our clients. Looking forward, we are working to develop additional web based applications for a secure point of sale and have all of the functionality of Command Retail in the palm of your hand.”

Celerant’s Mobile applications can be utilized for performing a variety of back office functions for inventory, purchase orders and receiving, producing quotes, gift registry, physical inventory, transferring orders, warehouse functions and more. In addition to the convenience afforded by mobile devices, the applications are able to expedite the sales process, improve inventory and transfer accuracy, and automate operational processes.

“The mobile retail applications have been developed with seamless integration, using jQuery, a cross-browser java script which provides a touch-optimized web framework for mobile devices and tablets” stated Robert Goldman, CTO and Vice President of Celerant Technology. “This technology allows us to create a variety of applications that address the needs of retailers who would like to use mobile devices in their daily operations.”

Celerant has extended its complete multi-channel offering by developing universal mobile applications for back office functions that enable a simplified environment for the completion of operational tasks. This is a further example of Celerant’s growth as a software solution and ability to utilize relevant industry trends to maintain its success in the retail software industry.

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Celerant Provides Development and Retail Software Integration for Smallflower.com

Celerant Technology, a leader in the retail software industry, completed the web development and retail software integration of its client, Merz Apothecary. The E-Commerce site, www.smallflower.com, is an extension of the brick and mortar location and presents an online store that integrates their diverse inventory with advanced search capabilities and staff reviews.

“The development of www.smallflower.com included various innovative features for the custom design and functionality of the project“, said Ian Goldman, President and CEO of Celerant Technology. “Our E-Commerce programmers created a sophisticated site that is highly optimized for search engines and includes advanced technology such as a robust search functionality, dynamic filtering, custom checkout options and detailed product reviews. These features enable new and recurring customers to quickly find products and make informed decisions on purchases.”

Celerant Technology, www.celerant.com, provides a complete multi-channel solution for retail organizations; from point of sale, inventory management, warehousing, E-Commerce, mail order and more. Celerant offers advanced E-Commerce features, including a smart search and dynamic filtering for enhanced site navigation, customized product URLs for search engine optimization, a custom checkout to assign multiple billing addresses and credit card information, specialized blogs for customer and staff product reviews, as well as standardized gift notes and a module for including a gift with a purchase.

“We are extremely pleased with the outcome of smallflower.com and feel that the technical advancements we have added to the site will help to bring our online sales to another level“, stated Anthony Qaiyum, President of Merz Apothecary. “Our business has been family owned for 136 years, and when we were initially looking to extend our online presence, we wanted to find a partner that would help us bring our personalized store shopping experience to our web site. We believe the new site is a major step in that direction. We anticipate continuing our work with Celerant to further enhance both the retail and online sides of our business.”

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Celerant Technology Enhances E-Commerce Offering with Integrated CMS

Celerant Technology, a leader in the retail software industry, recently completed the integration of its content management system (CMS). The Celerant CMS was designed to simplify the task of editing web content, allowing updates to be made quickly and easily, with little technical knowledge.

Celerant Technology Enhances E-Commerce Offering with Integrated CMS

“Our new, customized CMS enables effortless content authoring and provides an advanced tool to easily promote your marketing initiatives on your site,” stated Ian Goldman, Celerant Technology President and CEO. “This integrated system, which can be accessed via a web browser, enables our E-Commerce clients to manually make changes and additions to their site on a continual basis. Employees have the ability to frequently modify content for news and announcements, upload an unlimited amount of media files, create blogs, job postings and event calendars, and create browser titles and SEO tags that help to increase search engine performance. The CMS ensures that website content is kept fresh and up to date.”

Celerant Technology, www.celerant.com, provides a complete multichannel solution for retail organizations; from point of sale, inventory management, warehousing, E-Commerce, mail order and more. The integrated CMS provides retailers the opportunity to maintain the content of their E-Commerce sites, allowing them to keep it updated with an unlimited amount of news articles, press releases, images, and videos. Blogs can be created to increase interaction between the company and its consumers, and can also feature related products that link back to product pages. Brand pages can be created, complete with customized brand headers, allowing clients to increase that brand’s relevance on the web and improving their own SEO ranking in the process.

“We have been using the Celerant CMS to make frequent changes and additions to our e-commerce site” stated Don Beck, CFO of The Farm Basket. “We are constantly updating the site with recent news and events, which we feel will increase exposure of The Farm Basket and help with search engine optimization. The CMS has proven to be very user friendly and we look forward to continuing our work with Celerant to find new ways of improving our retail environment and adding new features to further advance our website.”

For over 45 years, the Farm Basket has provided specialty food, beverage, kitchen accessories and gift items through its brick and mortar location in central Virginia. To further its reach, the Farm Basket employs Celerant’s advanced E-Commerce to sell their products on a wider scale. For more information, please visit www.thefarmbasket.com.

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St. Bernard Sports Further Advances into the E-Commerce Market with Celerant Technology

Celerant Technology, a leader in the retail software industry, recently completed the web development and retail software integration of its client, St. Bernard Sports.

St. Bernard Sports Further Advances into the E-Commerce Market with Celerant Technology

“In addition to the implementation of Celerant Command Retail into their five brick and mortar locations, we developed and launched the St. Bernard Sports website, incorporating sophisticated e-commerce technology with one centralized database.” said Ian Goldman, Celerant Technology President and CEO. “Our web team implemented advanced features such as dynamic navigation that enables customers to quickly find styles based on specific criteria, including brand, size, and price. Additionally, the site features custom sale departments, a dynamic shipping calculator for every product page, and advanced wish list capabilities, enabling increased efficacy and usability.”

Celerant Technology provides a complete multi-channel solution for retail organizations; from point of sale, inventory management, warehousing, E-Commerce, mail order and more. Celerant offers an array of advanced e-commerce features, including enhanced multi-level navigation, a dynamic shipping calculator, custom sale departments based on price points, tracking recently viewed items and showing suggested items based on these, and the ability to e-mail wish list items directly from the product page.

“When we began working with Celerant to replace our previous e-commerce site, we were excited about the possibilities for advancement and for the opportunity to have a website that would be a direct extension of our stores.” stated Charlie Goyer, E-Commerce Manager at St. Bernard Sports. “In order to make the site as user friendly as possible, we worked with Celerant’s web team to create a clean looking layout and ensure ease of navigation. We look forward to making further advancements to the website’s design and add features that will enable customers to get more out of the site, including integration of buying clubs and gift registry.”

St. Bernard Sports has five locations across Texas, selling a variety of specialty outdoor sporting equipment, footwear, and accessories, along with winter and summer apparel for men, women and children. For more information, visit http://www.stbernardsports.com.

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Celerant Partners with DigitalPersona to Decrease Fraud and Increase Accountability

Celerant Technology, a leader in the retail software industry, recently integrated the use of biometric fingerprint readers into their complete point of sale software, and partnered with DigitalPersona to provide the cost effective devices.

Celerant Partners with DigitalPersona to Decrease Fraud and Increase Accountability

“At Celerant we are continuously implementing new technology to enable our clients to more efficiently manage their retail operations and increase productivity,” stated Ian Goldman, Celerant President and CEO. “The integration of biometric login and punch clock into the Celerant POS allows store managers to track workflow, eliminate time theft and reduce fraudulent transactions, ultimately increasing ROI and boosting productivity.”

The biometric fingerprint readers supply a cost-effective approach for addressing payroll theft and point of sale shrink. They aid in dramatically reducing time and attendance fraud, promoting adherence to corporate policies for voids and overrides, and simplifying compliance to company regulations.

“Six months ago, we implemented our biometric fingerprint reader at every register in all of our stores and it has proven to be a phenomenal tool” said Steve Patten, Director of IT for The Alpine Shop. “It has given us more control over employee activity and enables us to audit trail every sale by sales person. The fingerprint reader has been a real timesaver at the register and works very well with Celerant. It works flawlessly to tie our employees to each sale, ensuring that every discount, return, and gift card transaction is accounted for. In the future we also plan to use it beyond the point of sale to easily track staff schedules as well.”

The DigitalPersona biometric fingerprint reader aids in creating a work environment that emphasizes accountability and productivity. Its integration into Celerant Command Retail acts as a way for retailers to have a detailed perspective of their businesses, allowing them to run their operations securely and efficiently.

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Celerant Technology Included in 2009 CPA Advisor Reader’s Choice Awards

Celerant Technology, a leader in the retail software industry, was selected as a preferred recipient of the 2010 Reader’s Choice Award for Retail Accounting/Point of Sale.

“The inclusion of Celerant in the CPA Advisor’s 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards is an achievement that is representative of our endeavor to be in tune with our clients’ needs” stated Ian Goldman, Celerant President and CEO. “Throughout the development of the Command Retail software, we strive to keep in mind that a company relies on all of its many facets working well together. The software is designed to address the needs of each user, including the important role of the accountant or bookkeeper. We understand that it is the combination of these facets that leads to the success of the company as a whole.”

The CPA Advisor’s 2010 Reader’s Choice Award highlights software that provides a solution for the accounting industry that helps to automate accounting and bookkeeping procedures. The Accounting/Point of Sale award is geared toward programs that serve the small to mid-sized retail market.

“Our annual Readers’ Choice Awards continue to show a trend toward the adoption of workflow optimization systems and other technology tools that help firms and small businesses run leaner and more profitably” said Senior Technology Editor, Isaac O’Bannon. “The awards are not a scientific study, but the voting results do offer an informal view into the professional lives of tax and accounting professionals, their technology and vendor preferences, and other insights.”

Celerant Command Retail provides retailers with a complete software solution that fully integrates the point of sale on the front end with back office functionality, inventory control, warehouse, distribution, allocation, advanced reporting and E-Commerce. Command goes beyond these functions by integrating with professional third-party accounting software, including QuickBooks, MAS 90, and Great Plains, in addition to its own integrated accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger functions. For more information, go to http://www.celerant.com/retail-software/financial-applications.

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