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New Jersey-Based Drug Store Replaces Cash Registers With Epicor’s Comprehensive, Computer-Based Retail Business Management Solution

Epicor Software Corporation (recently combined with Activant Solutions Inc.), a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that Rapps Pharmacy has chosen the Epicor Eagle software platform to be its business management and point-of-sale (POS) solution. Rapps Pharmacy executives selected the Epicor solution to help them automate key business processes and improve retail sales.

Founded in 1940, Rapps Pharmacy is a neighborhood community pharmacy located in Plainfield, N.J. Peter Pogany purchased the store in 1987 and dedicated it to providing the general public, various healthcare facilities and group homes with personalized pharmaceutical and wellness services and low prices. Pogany recently decided to purchase the Eagle solution to help Rapps Pharmacy improve in both of these key areas.

Before selecting the Eagle system, Rapps Pharmacy conducted all of its retail business manually. Sales were rung up on simple cash registers and the store manager spent hours each day tracking inventory levels, making purchasing decisions, placing orders and taking in new shipments. The Eagle software solution will automate and streamline all of these functions. The Eagle solution will give the store manager real-time access to the information needed to make accurate purchasing and inventory decisions in a fraction of the time — which will allow the manager to focus more attention on employee management and customer service.

“With profit margins shrinking on the pharmacy side of the business, we need to identify new profit centers and improve our sales of over-the-counter items,” said Peter Pogany, owner of Rapps Pharmacy. “Effective inventory management is key to meeting these goals. The Eagle solution will allow us to track and pinpoint what is selling and what is not selling, and automate the process of keeping the most popular items stocked on our shelves.”

“Epicor helps independent pharmacies develop the controls and procedures necessary to run a successful retail operation,” said Paul Salsgiver, executive vice president for Epicor. “We are pleased to be the technology partner for Rapps Pharmacy, and look forward to working closely with them to improve their bottom line.”