Fiscal Systems, P97 Partner on PetroZone

Certification designed to accelerate mobile commerce for retail fuel, convenience stores

P97 Fiscal (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Gas Stations)

MADISON, Ala. & HOUSTON -- Fiscal Systems Inc. and P97 Networks Inc. have announced that they will partner to provide P97's PetroZone as a certified mobile commerce platform to enable convenience-store and gas-station retailers. The combined solution provides smartphone-based payment options at the pump as well as for in-store point-of-sale (POS) purchases.

P97 provides a cloud-based, secure, and 'white-label' mobile app.

"Our clients made it clear to us that they see significant value for a PetroZone to be a fully integrated mobile commerce solution that leverages Fiscal's Point of Sales systems in c-stores and truckstops," said Scott Wombold, president for Fiscal Systems, Madison, Ala. "P97's PetroZone mobile commerce system is now certified to run on our TravStar1 POS."

"Fiscal and P97 both embrace open standards and the integration of our technologies ensures our customers have a reliable and scalable mobile commerce solution that is cost effective," said Don Frieden, CEO of Houston-based P97. "Our relationship with Fiscal allows our mutual oil company clients such as Sinclair Oil and retail fuel merchants to start implementing their mobile commerce projects with confidence."

The Fiscal and P97 PetroZone mobile commerce integrated solution is available for deployment this quarter.

Fiscal Systems offers a strategic "one partner one platform" system approach to linking fuel control to travel center and convenience store systems, ensuring profit centers operate securely, accurately and conveniently. It offers connections via a scalable base system allowing for additional features. Clients include Sinclair Oil, Stinkers Stores, Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores and more.

PetroZone, created by P97 Networks, is a cloud-based mobile commerce platform that connects consumers with retail fueling merchants and convenience stores across a broad partner ecosystem, including oil company payment networks, merchants, consumer package good companies, automotive companies and banks. Consumers using their PetroZone enabled mobile phones and "connected cars" have better mobile shopping experiences, options for lower fuel prices and opt-in personalized digital offers for in-store purchases. PetroZone ecosystem partners can gain consumer loyalty through omni-channel marketing opportunities and "connected-consumer" experiences when enabling mobile payments and settlement, behavioral marketing and digital offers and hosted-managed POS solutions when connected to PetroZone's open integration framework

P97 Networks provides secure cloud-based mobile commerce and behavioral marketing solutions for the convenience-store and fuels marketing industry under the brand name PetroZone. P97's mCommerce solutions enhance the ability of convenience-store operators, marketers and oil companies to attract and retain customers by providing technology that securely connects millions of individual mobile phones and connected cars with identity and geolocation-based software technology to create connected-consumer experiences. P97's software personalizes the "find-buy-save" experience for every mobile consumer.

P97 worked with Microsoft to develop "The Microsoft Retail Fuels and Marketing Reference Architecture" and actively participates in the development of industry standards bodies such as Conexxus to help promote published system interfaces, ease of integration and frictionless commerce.