Celerant Technology Celebrates its 19th Anniversary Supporting SMB Retailers
Providing the retail industry with innovation and technology for nearly two decades
Nearly twenty years ago, Celerant Technology was created with the goal of providing the retail industry with an all-in-one solution that can be tailored to the individual retailer. Celerant continues its mission to promote business growth and efficiency through innovation and technology, now and in the future.
Celerant introduced their POS solution at the end of the last millennium. In keeping up with their customer’s needs, along with advancements in technology, the solution has steadily improved, and has become known as the “omnichannel powerhouse” for small and medium-sized retailers.
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“We pride ourselves in supplying retailers with a solution in which they can place their full confidence in. Running a business can be filled with challenges, so it helps to have a company dedicated to excellence and reliability.”
-Ian Goldman, President and CEO, Celerant Technology
Thanks to our dedicated clients and employees, Celerant has topped the LeaderBoard charts for the past 14 years for our commitment to innovation and customer service, and focus of more than a dozen vertical categories, such as mid-size retail, specialty retail, apparel retail, etc. Celerant also ranks #1 in a dozen other categories including overall performance, ROI, ease of installation and quality of support.
No matter the clients’ retail business vertical, we strive to create a POS architecture that is user-friendly, easy to install, scalable and customizable.
Last year, Celerant was named a “Top Commerce Platform” by Multichannel Merchant , whose goal is to help the commerce community connect and learn about the latest trends and best practices related to E-Commerce. In addition to our extensive POS features, Multichannel Merchant recognized our full-service digital marketing solutions which include SEO, integrated email automation, targeted digital coupons, shopping cart abandonment tools, and upselling features.
In 2018, CPA Advisor gave Celerant “five stars” for its point of sale, which is their highest rating. They also recognized Celerant for a high-level of customization, E-Commerce integration, and ability to manage multiple locations and warehouses.
A History of Enthusiastic Evolution
In 1999, Celerant Technology was born as a real-time, POS and retail management solution. Just two years later in 2001, a completely integrated E-Commerce platform was introduced along with an allocation-based distribution system.
Two years later in 2003, Celerant became the first retail system to integrate UPS shipping tools, and debuted the first 100% Java retail management system.
By the end of the first decade in business, Celerant added wireless support to help retailers track their physical inventory, transfers and purchase orders. They also released Open-to-Buy, a feature that allows retailers to plan merchandise sales and purchases, and launched an M-Commerce platform for mobile devices and smart phones.
The next decade would be even more eventful with the introduction of a host of powerful new features that pushed the world of POS forward.
In 2011, Celerant developed data warehousing with MicroStrategy for advanced reporting and analysis. In 2012, the company acquired CAM Commerce Solutions, a company with an unparalleled reputation and thousands of satisfied retail clients. In 2013, Celerant continued evolving with expanded FedEx shipping services and its first mobile POS. A year later, it unveiled Stratus Retail, a browser-based POS solution.
2015 was a fantastic year with support for multiple EMV integrations for payment processing; recurring billing for membership management; and vendor catalog integrations with fully-automated purchase orders.
In 2016, Celerant showed once again that it was willing to embrace mobile by launching E-Commerce sites with a responsive design. That same year, it expanded online marketplace integrations, and began to offer digital marketing to include SEO and integrated email automation, which would later be recognized by an important influencer in the commerce platform space.
With no slowdown in sight, in 2017 Celerant began to fully support integration with MacOS, expanded Bluetooth mobile support with iOS/Android tablets, and released Report Designer for custom report creation. And just this past year, Celerant launched integration with SPS Commerce for EDI (electronic data interchange), developed integrated drop shipping solutions, and released a metric reporting dashboard that helps retailers make intelligent business decisions.
We are always looking to improve customer experience which is why we continually aspire to provide the best customer experience with compelling new features and even new product offerings and integrations.
For eight years in a row, Celerant has been included in the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing privately-held companies. Due to our reputation as a top-rated POS software provider, we have become a respected leader in retail technology and a forerunner in developing E-Commerce integrations for small and medium-sized businesses.
At Celerant, we understand that every second a retail business faces an issue, the costs to that retailer can be excruciating. For that reason, we have expanded support by adding experienced technicians available from coast to coast. They are ready to help you maximize your use of our cutting-edge retail technology.
Emergency incidents are resolved on the same day, with an astounding rate of 99%; the average hold time in a support queue is 30 seconds. With numbers like that, it’s easy to see why Celerant is highly regarded by clients and influencers.
Satisfying retail business owners is our #1 priority, which is why we take support so seriously. It’s also another reason we consistently rank as the top retail software provider.
A Bright Future
Celerant has evolved from a NY-based software firm, to a leading retail technology provider with office locations coast-to-coast; NY, GA, CA and TX. As a privately-owned company almost 20 years later, we pride ourselves on our ability to be nimble and shift, as the retail industry evolves at an unprecedented pace.
While we celebrate the past and all our accomplishments, we also look forward to the future of new and exciting developments. Celerant Technology continues to provide innovative omnichannel retail technology to support the needs of our clients and their growth, while influencing the retail industry as a whole. As we enter our 20th year in business, we thank our entire team at Celerant, our partners, and our retail customers for their partnerships.