BOONE, NC - November 7, 2011 - QS/1 and ECR Software Corp. (ECRS) today announced the release of their interface linking ECRS's CATAPULT™ point-of-sale system (POS) and the QS/1 NRx™ pharmacy management system (PMS). This tightly-woven software integration was jointly developed to improve bi-directional communication between the POS and the PMS and merge all pharmacy and grocery department business data into a centralized repository.
The QS/1 and ECRS systems integration allows grocery retailers with pharmacy departments to better coordinate systems for improved accountability, data accuracy, customer service, and streamlined work flow. This merger of store systems is a big step in supermarket automation as more hybrid retailers enter the marketplace in order to increase customer convenience in a one-stop-shop format. Star Super Market and Discount Pharmacy, a four-store grocery chain in the Huntsville, AL area, served as the model and pilot site for this ground-breaking project.
Interface functionality includes bi-directional communication between CATAPULT and QS/1 for sold prescription tracking, co-located prescription data for easier retrieval, signature prompts and centralized signature storage (HIPAA, electronic payment, prescription pick-up, counseling, etc.), and accurate, real-time Will-Call bin management with available Family Link at the POS. This advanced functionality provides flexibility and convenience for pharmacy staff and faster, more accurate customer transactions. It also provides a centralized place for all store transaction data resulting in more accurate reporting across all departments and locations.
ECRS provides front-to-back retail automation for single-store and multi-store merchants. The ECRS product suite includes: point-of-sale, back office management, inventory management, supplier integration, self checkout, centralized HQ management, mobile solutions, customer loyalty, self-hosted gift card, customer display advertising, promotion management and planning, automated pricing management, DVR, fuel pump interface, pharmacy management interface, controlled substance tracking, NPLEx Pseudoephedrine tracking, IIAS, PCI-DSS, Texas WIC, electronic payment, payroll deduct, A/R integration, and supply chain/warehousing. For more information, please visit www.ecrs.com or email email@example.com.
QS/1 is a division of the J M Smith Corporation (1944), the fourth largest privately-held company in South Carolina. In 1977, the company recognized healthcare professionals' need for specific software and hardware packages designed to help provide more efficient and effective care for customers and pharmacy patients. QS/1's first system was the QS/1 Pharmacy System, now known as NRx, and was designed for the independent pharmacy market. Today, QS/1 provides products, services, and support to a variety of healthcare providers with a primary focus on providing the industry's best pharmacy management software for community pharmacies, chain pharmacies, long-term care pharmacies, and home medical equipment providers. Visit QS/1 at www.qs1.com.
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