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GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Mansfield Oil Co. has been named to the 2012 InformationWeek 500, a listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology, for the third year in a row. The annual list was unveiled on Sept. 11 at a gala awards ceremony during the InformationWeek 500 Conference, held at The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif.
In its InformationWeek 500 application, Mansfield outlined the Entinuum platform, a proprietary B2B network created to handle the vast amounts of transactional and operational data shared daily throughout the energy sector, according to the announcement. The project, named after a merging of the words 'energy' and 'continuum,' works to alleviate transactional complexities in the downstream energy sector. With Entinuum, Mansfield provides a secure infrastructure where all counterparties, including vendors, customer, and trading partners, can interact, creating network‐based critical mass for the platform, the company stated.
"Mansfield is honored to be recognized by the prestigious InformationWeek 500 again this year," said Doug Haugh, president, Mansfield Oil Company. "The petroleum industry, particularly the downstream transportation fuels sector, has lagged behind other industries in adopting new technologies for information sharing and management. Mansfield has been a pioneer in developing platforms and data management solutions that help our customers and our industry trading partners facilitate counterparty management and supply chain efficiencies."
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing. It also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best‐known companies. The InformationWeek 500 rankings spotlight the power of innovation in technology instead of identifying only the biggest IT spenders. More information is available at www.informationweek.com/iw500.
"The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year's innovations were particularly impressive," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches -- new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT."
Gainesville, Ga.-based Mansfield Oil Co., founded in 1957, has been ranked as one of the top 50 privately held companies by Forbes magazine and is a multiple category finalist in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Platts Global Energy Awards.