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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Six convenience store chains took home first-place honors in PDI's second annual Doing Business Electronically awards.
Quality Oil Co., Maverik Inc., Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores, Holiday Stationstores and joint entrants Buc-ee's and Aloha Gas took first place in the automation, forms creation, integration, reporting and environmental stewardship categories, respectively.
"This year's winners have taken Doing Business Electronically to a whole new level," said Austin Skaggs, PDI community manager. "It is really exciting to watch our customers use PDI/Enterprise, PDI/FocalPoint, and PDI/Store Assistant to drastically reduce workload, improve efficiency, and even reduce their impact on the environment. The level of creativity and innovation throughout the community has been incredibly impressive, and it's been an honor and privilege to watch these awards grow over the last two years. In fact, we can't wait to see what companies are going to come up with for next year's awards."
Quality Oil was honored for using electronic reconciliation to reduce its manual coupon reconciliation process by about 200 hours a month. Maverik earned its win by creating cashier forms that send automated alerts when voids, cash over/short, refunds, or price overrides exceed specific tolerances. Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores is saving 16 hours a day using import files to eliminate manual fuel delivery entries, earning its award. Holiday Stationstores won for running SQL server reports to improve its stale loss percentages on milk. And Buc-ee's and Aloha Gas were jointly honored for their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint by reducing paper processes.
"We are excited to be honored by PDI," said Scott Tomlinson of Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores. "This is a wonderful award, but the real winning happens every day when our stores save time and money by Doing Business Electronically."
PDI provides software and professional services to convenience retailers and wholesale petroleum marketers.