P97 Announces Strategic Global Integrated Software Vendor Relationship with Microsoft to Deliver Modern Point-of-Sale for Convenience Retail and Fueling Merchants

Microsoft Dynamics Global ISV launches PetroZone Retail Fuels Module and forecourt integration.

2014 NACS Show

LAS VEGAS--()--Today at the NACS Show, P97 Networks announced that Microsoft Dynamics® AX R3 hosted and managed Point-of-Sale (POS) with P97’s PetroZone Retail Fuels Module is now available for deployment to oil companies and retail merchants. P97, a leading provider of mobile commerce solutions, is one of a select group of Global Independent Software Vendors (GISV) and the only partner in the program serving the convenience and retail fueling industry.

Microsoft Dynamics AX R3, including a new modern POS was demonstrated on the latest Windows 8.1 tablet device at the PetroZone solution showcase and private reception hosted at NACS. The demo of the cloud based Software as a Service (SaaS) offering included Microsoft Dynamics AX and PetroZone Retail Fuels Module.

“Oil companies and convenience retail and fueling merchants are facing unprecedented challenges in terms of delivery models, competition, compliance, funding and an increased focus on outcomes,” said Don Frieden, CEO of P97 Networks. “The industry is looking for a way to effectively address these issues and has been impeded by legacy systems. Microsoft Dynamics AX and our PetroZone Retail Fuel Module provides a flexible and agile solution leveraging leading Microsoft technology. The time is right for this offering, as companies chart their long-term course to address current barriers to success. This new and modern Microsoft point of sale platform will enable support for new global EuroPay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) chip cards and provide a marketing platform which enables real-time digital offers and mobile commerce. As a hosted solution, Dynamics AX can be deployed and supported for a fraction of the cost as of traditional POS systems, while enabling customers to rapidly deploy new marketing innovations for their consumers.”

“Through our Global ISV initiative, we identified a critical need to support the convenience retail and fuels market sector and found a best-in-class and experienced partner in P97 Networks with an aggressive product roadmap and complimentary vision,” said Doug Kennedy, Vice President Partner and Channel Marketing Microsoft Business Solutions.

Frieden continued, “Our strategic relationship with Microsoft allows P97 to provide the retail fuels market with a comprehensive and flexible solution built upon the trusted Microsoft Dynamics AX platform. Analysts and organizations recognize Microsoft as the preferred vendor for investments in POS solutions, and institutions understand the value of solutions built on the Microsoft stack.”

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About PetroZone

PetroZone®, created by P97 Networks, is a cloud based mobile commerce platform which connects consumers with retail fueling merchants and convenience stores across a broad partner ecosystem, including oil company payment networks, merchants, consumer package good companies, automotive companies and banks. Consumers using their PetroZone enabled mobile phones and “connected cars” have better mobile shopping experiences, options for lower fuel prices and opt-in personalized digital offers for in-store purchases. PetroZone ecosystem partners can gain consumer loyalty through omni-channel marketing opportunities and “connected-consumer” experiences when enabling mobile payments and settlement, behavioral marketing and digital offers, and hosted-managed point-of-sale solutions when connected to PetroZone’s open integration framework. For more information visit www.petrozone.com or download the PetroZone Brochure.

About PetroZone Retail Fuels Module powered by Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft and Microsoft Dynamics AX are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective partner companies. For more information please download the PetroZone Retail Fuels Module Brochure.

About P97 Networks

P97 Networks provides secure cloud based mobile commerce and behavioral marketing solutions for the convenience retail and fuels marketing industry under the brand name PetroZone™. P97’s mCommerce solutions enhance the ability of convenience store operators, marketers, and oil companies to attract and retain customers by providing technology that securely connects millions of individual mobile phones and connected cars with identity and geo-location based software technology to create truly unique connected-consumer experiences. P97’s software personalizes the “find-buy-save” experience for every mobile consumer.

P97 worked with Microsoft to develop “The Microsoft Retail Fuels and Marketing Reference Architecture” and actively participates in the development of industry standards bodies such as Conexxus to help promote published system interfaces, ease of integration, and frictionless commerce. For more information about our company please visit www.p97.com and https://twitter.com/P97Networks

Contacts

P97 Networks
Charlie Mohrmann, 713-588-4202
info@p97.com

Release Summary

P97 Announces Strategic Global Integrated Software Vendor Relationship with Microsoft to Deliver Modern Point-of-Sale for Convenience Retail and Fueling Merchants

Contacts

P97 Networks
Charlie Mohrmann, 713-588-4202
info@p97.com