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PDI to invest $100 million in fuel delivery innovations

May 27, 2021
Software provider out to connect convenience, petroleum ecosystems, reduce complexity, improve customer experience

PDI, a provider of software to the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale industries, says it intends to invest more than $100 million during the next five years to fuel innovation, improve customer experiences, and connect the industry’s software ecosystem, with the goal of delivering new solutions that propel the industry forward.

“PDI has been strengthening its portfolio, bringing together enhancements that use real-time data and connectivity software that are foundational for the ongoing success of this industry,” said Rohit Mehra, vice president of network infrastructure at International Data Corporation (IDC). “They are well-equipped to create pervasive and connected user experiences that will help customers scale securely.”

Operators face manage challenges, including a lack of time, resources, automation, and tools to deliver on-demand insights, according to PDI, so new solutions, tighter integration, and faster innovation are its top priorities.

“Creating a more seamless customer experience and making it easier to do business with PDI is a priority,” said Jimmy Frangis, CEO at PDI. “We’re heavily investing in our people and software to help our customers bring convenience and energy to the world.”

Notable recent updates include:

  • PDI security platform: Simplify managing, monitoring, and protecting businesses against cyberthreats.
  • Fuel pricing data integrations: Leverage real-time data to automate daily tasks and improve pricing strategies.
  • Delivery platform APIs: Integrate order-ahead and delivery partners, like Vroom Delivery, and allow products to automatically update from the PDI Pricebook.
  • Newly formed innovation group: Early releases, like Load Board, provide on-demand freight exchange between a company and its carriers, allowing carriers to view or bid on loads based on eligibility.

PDI customers already are leveraging the new technology, PDI said. Leading petrol retailer Applegreen, with operations in Europe and the U.S., relies on PDI for its ERP, fuel pricing, and security solutions.

“The fuel market has been particularly challenging this year, and more than ever we need tools to deliver on our ‘low fuel prices, always’ promise to our customers,” said Lee O’ Connor, head of retail fuel and analytics at Applegreen in Ireland. “PDI’s Fuel Pricing solution has been easy to integrate and implement with our existing systems and provides insight into price fluctuations, helping deliver on our promise.”

Frangis will share PDI’s innovation strategy during the “Spark: Powering Possibilities” live webcast at 10:30 a.m. EDT on June 8.

Learn more at pdisoftware.com/spark.

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