Dozier, Lockridge launch software startup in Rogers

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Pat Lockridge, left, and Nick Dozier are the principals of Rogers software business Engine.

The co-founder of a new data analytics agency in Rogers says it will redefine the retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) software and analytics industry with its new platform, Engine.

Retail/CPG analytics industry veterans Nick Dozier (CEO) and Pat Lockridge (COO) are the principals behind Engine, an omnichannel software business that launched in August with 25 engineers and data scientists focusing on the Walmart Inc. supplier community.

“This is the next big tech company to come out of Northwest Arkansas,” Dozier said. “Already, we have been very disruptive in the marketplace and are working with many of the blue chips on some incredible solutions.”

Dozier said Engine offers several products, including retail data connectors, store and e-commerce data, automated reporting, dashboarding, A/B testing, forecasting, assortment precision and clustering.

An extensive library of Walmart (Retail Link, Luminate) content is available on Engine, and the platform integrates with syndicated datasets by Nielsen, IRI and others. Engine is already working with several CPG customers and major retailers.

“Engine is designed to be a singular platform with a multitude of solutions to help all functions inside of a CPG customer: from supply chain, sales, omni and category to solutions for analysts, data scientists and engineers,” Lockridge said.

Engine is leasing about 10,000 square feet in the former Rich Context building at the corner of Northgate Road and Pinnacle Hills Parkway in Rogers. Dozier said the company is working to fill 10 additional engineering/data science jobs.