Achieving Integration

Mastroberte, Tammy
April 2005
Convenience Store News;4/18/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p70
Trade Publication
The article reports that when R.H. Distributing Co. Inc., based in Grand view, Washington D.C., and operating 12 Smitty's convenience stores, decided to upgrade its technology, it first mapped out a new business strategy. The company chose Gilbarco Veeder-Root's Passport POS and Envoy's back-office system, intending to integrate the two with each other as well as the home office. The company also upgraded its communication and payment networks using a satellite system and wide-area network. The company worked with vendors and consultants to customize and integrate the new systems and the network.


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