SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- From San Antonio, Texas, the site of its 2011 Users Conference, PDI has announced the winners of its first Doing Business Electronically customer awards. The company recognized convenience retailers and wholesale petroleum marketers who have shown innovation and creativity in using its flagship product, PDI/Enterprise.
The nomination process began several months ago and culminated with more than 70 submissions across five categories. First place companies included Mid Pac Petroleum for automation, Cumberland Farms for forms usage, and Maverik for SSRS report creation. Wilson Fuel topped the list of contenders in two categories--integration and environmental stewardship.
In all, PDI selected 16 companies whose creative practices saved their businesses time and money, improved decision-making, and reduced paper processes.
"The goal of PDI/Enterprise is to help companies reduce their workload and increase productivity by doing business electronically. It's been amazing to see some of the ways our customers have accomplished this, and these awards are a testament to their efforts," said Austin Skaggs, community manager for PDI. "From automated imports to integration with third-party products, PDI customers are using the tools available through PDI/Enterprise to think outside the box and streamline their business procedures in really impressive ways. The end result is that companies are working more efficiently by having PDI/Enterprise take on more and more of the day-to-day activities."
The Doing Business Electronically awards also recognized the top users on PDI Connections, the company's online customer portal. First, second, and third place companies for each award category received iPads and a commemoration plaque.
At the awards presentation, Catherine Baker of Wilson Fuel said, "We are extremely pleased to be honored by PDI, a company with an unwavering commitment to helping its customers succeed. Our organization always looks for opportunities to provide consistently superior solutions for our customers and suppliers, while emphasizing the importance of environmental awareness. PDI/Enterprise continues to provide a solid platform to achieve both of those objectives."
PDI presented the awards at its annual customer training conference, which kicked off on September 11 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas. The winners were among 115 companies operating more than 17,000 locations that attended the four-day technology gathering.
Temple, Texas-based PDI provides software, hardware and professional services to convenience retailers and wholesale petroleum marketers. Worldwide, approximately 350 companies and more than 24,000 retail locations rely on PDI's systems for retail automation, fuel and warehouse management, business intelligence and financial management. PDI/Enterprise is a complete network-centric software system that enables convenience, foodservice and wholesale petroleum operators to do business electronically. Built using decades of industry experience, design input from more than 250 customers, and Microsoft.NET technology, PDI/Enterprise spans the home office, warehouses, backoffice and mobile applications.
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