ATLANTA--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Panasonic, an industry leader in food services technology solutions, joins P97 Networks, Microsoft Corp., and CGI, at NACS 2013 to introduce PetroZone, a mobile commerce and behavioral marketing platform for the convenience retail and fuels marketing industry. This new alliance will combine the power of Panasonic’s portfolio of point-of-sale devices and deployment services with CGI’s Payment 360 Platform, Microsoft’s Dynamics AX Point of Sale, and P97’s PetroZone cloud based mobile commerce platform to provide the retail convenience and fuel marketing industry a fully integrated mobile payments and settlement platform for the future.
“Panasonic is a great partner to work with”
The partnership provides major oil companies with a complete cloud based mobile commerce platform, allowing them to offer new mobile payment types, digital offers, integrated customer loyalty programs, and financial settlement solutions for their retail fuel distributors, wholesalers, and marketers. Panasonic services are available for rapid deployment at convenience stores and retail fueling operations.
“Panasonic is a great partner to work with,” said Donald Frieden, chief executive of P97 Networks. “The convenience and retail fueling industry wants to improve and expand their customer relationships and reward programs with mobile commerce and Panasonic is well positioned to serve our customers with their broad portfolio of technology devices and services." Frieden said his company looks forward to partnering with Panasonic to deliver their latest technology to sites such as Windows 8 touch screen devices for point-of-sale to help advance global oil companies and retail fuel merchants.
“PetroZone and next generation POS systems provide a unique opportunity for oil companies and convenience and retail fueling merchants to meet pending EMV requirements by refreshing their systems with new technologies that enable mobile commerce,” said Richard Elliott, Director, Food Services for Panasonic. “This will help accelerate the replacement of traditional transactional business with alternative payment methods and improved loyalty programs.”
Merchants and oil companies that wish to learn more about the Panasonic technology solutions portfolio or PetroZone, and the benefits these platforms provide are invited to visit the PetroZone booth (Technology Section, booth # 3461) at NACS for live demonstrations.
Panasonic Solutions for Business
Panasonic delivers reliable business technology solutions that connect data with decision makers to drive better outcomes—for our customers and our customers’ customers. Panasonic engineers reliable products and solutions that help to create, capture and deliver data of all types, where, when and how it is needed. The complete suite of Panasonic professional solutions for government and commercial enterprises of all sizes addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, visual communications (projectors, displays, digital signage) and HD video production. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.
All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic solutions for business can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at us.panasonic.com/business-solutions/.
About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation, and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. In Interbrand’s 2013 Annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, the Panasonic brand ranked number four, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report (http://bit.ly/17ezCDI). As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America last month relocated its headquarters to a new facility built to meet LEED certification standards, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ. Learn more about Panasonic at www.panasonic.com.
PetroZone™ is 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 achieve better consumer loyalty through omni-channel marketing opportunities and “connected-consumer” experiences by enabling mobile payments and settlement, behavioral marketing and digital offers, and hosted-managed point of sale solutions connected to the PetroZone open integration framework.
PetroZone, created by P97 Networks, and all brand and company/product names referenced in this press release are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective partner companies. For more information visit www.p97.com and www.petrozone.com.
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 to help promote published system interfaces, ease of integration, and frictionless commerce. For more information visit www.p97.com.