Wright Express Honored Among Top Technology Innovators
Fuel Site Locator mobile app earns company a spot on InformationWeek 500 list
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine -- Wright Express Corp. said that it has made this year's InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology, for the first time.
The 2011 list was revealed at a recent awards ceremony at the InformationWeek 500 Conference in Dana Point, Calif.
"Innovation is absolutely critical to our current and future business plans, and it's an honor for Wright Express to be recognized among the country's leading technology organizations," said George Hogan, the company's senior vice president and chief information officer. "We continue to be committed to providing the most innovative payment and information technology solutions to our customers and partners to enable them to grow their businesses by saving money, streamlining operations and achieving scale."
Specifically, Wright Express was included for its new Fuel Site Locator mobile application that allows customers the ability to locate the type of fuel they need at the lowest price, no matter where they are. Based on the more than one million transactions per day that go through its proprietary network, the fuel price information that Wright Express is able to provide its customers through this application is the most current and accurate available, it said.
Hogan added: "Information has never been so abundant and so available, but the true differentiator in innovation is when data from multiple sources is combined in real-time to create real value. By leveraging our database including more than 90% of the nation's retail fuel locations and access to real-time fuel prices, we help fleet drivers find the cheapest fuel within a radius they select and in just seconds. This translates into efficient driving and fueling practices, which is increasingly important amidst today's escalating fuel prices."
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. The ranking spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than identifying the biggest IT spenders.
South Portland, Maine-based Wright Express is a leading provider of value-based, business payment processing and information management solutions. The company's fleet, corporate and prepaid payment solutions provide its more than 350,000 customers with unparalleled security and control across a wide spectrum of business sectors. The company's subsidiaries include Wright Express Financial Services, Pacific Pride and Wright Express International.