Acumera

Acumera delivers cost-effective, managed network solutions for PDI customers. As a PDI strategic alliance company, Acumera’s managed network solutions integrate key store systems, enable effective remote support and decrease operational costs. Acumera’s turn-key network services simplify network implementation and support, while providing secure, PCI-compliant, robust network support for store applications.

Acumera delivers cost-effective managed network solutions for PDI customers. As a PDI strategic alliance company, Acumera’s managed network solutions integrate key store systems, enable effective remote support and decrease operational costs. Acumera’s turn-key network services simplify network implementation and support, while providing secure, PCI-compliant, robust network support for store applications.

GasBuddy

GasBuddy.com is a group of local websites which offers an online method for website visitors to post and view recent retail gasoline prices.

GasBuddy.com is operated by GasBuddy Organization Inc. One of the few things that are as volatile and unpredictable as the weather is gasoline prices. With constantly rising fuel prices it has become important that consumers are able to identify the lowest priced fuel when filling up their vehicles.

GasBuddy Organization was founded by Dustin Coupal and Jason Toews as a collection of local websites designed to serve the public with everything needed for consumers to easily and freely share gas-pricing information. With the release of the first GasBuddy Organization Inc. website in June 2000 a monumental change began in the way that people shop for gasoline. Thousands of people have been regularly visiting GasBuddy Inc. websites where they post gas prices and identify the lowest priced fuel in their area – helping everyone to save money at the pumps.

Since GasBuddy.com , as part of GasBuddy Inc., provides an entirely free service we rely solely on sponsor’s advertising to cover all organizational expenses and to fund further website development. The GasBuddy Organization Inc. collection of websites has rapidly grown into North America’s premiere fuel prices information source. Do your part to promote competition in fuel pricing and help everyone save money on gas by posting prices to the gas price forum on a regular basis.

Gerke & Associates, Inc.

How we help:

Strategy

The annual strategy planning process is important, but long term success hinges on a forward thinking strategy– critical decisions, key hires, competitors, succession, acquisitions, market opportunities, technology, financing, and more.

Process

Business models consist of many moving parts. The challenges associated with finding (or creating) the right business model begin with understanding the current business process — it starts with Process Mapping.

Measurement

Operations improvement is most effectively driven by measuring current operational metrics and comparing to a performance standard, either internal/external benchmarks or internal projections.

iControl Systems

iControl provides SaaS data-sharing and synchronization technology to enable efficient collaboration between retailers and suppliers that reduce costs and increase sales.

Impact 21

Impact 21 is a global consulting company focused on end-to-end business and technology services and solutions for the petroleum/convenience store, retailing, refining and foodservice industries. We guide our clients toward solutions that drive success and achieve differentiation in the markets they serve. By offering a proven business model for integration of business and technology strategies, as well as a world class collaboration, project and content management solution, we position companies to drive profitability and enhance their customer’s experience. Our team of experienced industry experts bring “real-world” solutions to manage and execute initiatives of all sizes and impact. We have a passion for driving business alignment within our clients and bringing thought leadership to all the industries and clients we serve.

IRi

IRi is a leading provider of Big Data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG, OTC health care organizations, retailers and media companies to grow their businesses. With the largest repository of purchase, media, social, casual and loyalty data, all integrated on an on-demand, cloud-based technology platform, IRi helps to guide its more than 5,000 clients around the world in their quests to remain relentlessly relevant, capture market share, connect with consumers and deliver market-leading growth. A confluence of major external events — a revolution in consumer buying, Big Data coming into its own, advanced analytics and automated consumer activation — is leading to a seismic shift in drivers of success in all industries. Ensure that your business can leverage data at www.iriworldwide.com.

Kalibrate

For over 20 years, Kalibrate has advised fuel and convenience retailers worldwide on how to be best-in-class operators in the fast changing marketplace. Kalibrate’s global footprint and local presence are the result of a merger between two market leaders: KSS Fuels, forerunner in fuel pricing automation, and MPSI, recognized leader in retail location intelligence. The company’s strategic expertise and technology solutions have been deployed in over 70 countries with hundreds of clients of all sizes, including oil companies, convenience stores and supermarkets. Kalibrate gives clients fuller visibility, actionable insight and more effective control over what matters most.

MCCi

MCCi understands the challenges C-Stores face with paper-based processes. We provide innovative solutions to electronically retrieve store paperwork, create EDI upload of Non-Trade Vendor Invoices and notify you when contracts, licenses and permits are scheduled to expire. These solutions increase your efficiency by automating your business processes. As the number one Laserfiche reseller with more than 16 years of C-Store experience, we are passionate about helping C-Stores run their office more efficiently – saving time, money and resources.

PriceAdvantage

PriceAdvantage, the fuel price management division of Skyline Products, Inc., was introduced in 2005 in response to customers’ needs for a remote price management solution. Today PriceAdvantage is a highly specialized solution for the retail petroleum industry, designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of a retailer’s pricing process.

Simmons Corporation

Simmons offers ClearView, the only system in our industry to eliminate short deliveries into your petroleum storage tanks (PST). Simmons uses technology and customized solutions to solve challenges related to fuel loss, dispatching, consigned billing and compliance for fuel retailers and marketers.

Schneider Electric

The fuel industry is currently facing many challenges as the economy is putting pressure on profit margins, while fuel markets are experiencing record price and supply volatility. These factors, combined with increased security and regulation requirements, have forced the industry to accelerate its adoption of information technologies.

As the fuel industry changes and lines in the supply chain begin to blur, Schneider Electric will continue to provide solutions for businesses to help address these challenges. By implementing Schneider Electric solutions, businesses can make smarter buying and selling decisions, maximize return on investment in existing back-office systems, benchmark contracts and control customers.

W. Capra Consulting

The W. Capra Consulting Group is a professional services firm focused on delivering retail technology, payment, and loyalty solutions to a broad range of retailers — especially in convenience and fuel. We have a passion for our business and for seeing our clients succeed.