Anderson Oil's PDI Pact Includes Lottery Solution

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Anderson Oil's PDI Pact Includes Lottery Solution

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Anderson Oil Co. tapped PDI as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider.

The company, which has wholesale and retail operations across South Carolina, will use several products in PDI's software portfolio, including its retail, wholesale petroleum, workforce and fuel tax reporting solutions.

As part of the pact, Anderson Oil will implement PDI Lottery. The product uses proprietary barcode scanning technology that enables convenience store retailers to reduce the time needed to receive, count, audit and review scratch-off lottery ticket inventory.

According to PDI, c-store employees scan the barcode on each ticket, which provides all the information needed to track the lottery inventory in more detail than traditional item inventory, including game, book and ticket number.

Brittany Kalivas, vice president for Anderson Oil, said having the right software is an equalizer that helps her company compete effectively with larger companies.

"The industry experiences ebbs and flows, and since we're not a big guy with large operations, we can't afford inefficiency," she explained. "Our previous software required a lot of manual work to extract and analyze data, which was very time consuming.

"PDI was the solution. In addition to cutting-edge technology and excellent customer service, it offers a more complete, efficient data management system that helps us make educated, quantitative business decisions that allow us to stay competitive and thrive in this industry. Overall, it's just a superior product that I anticipate will improve all facets of our business," Kalivas said.

Mount Pleasant-based Anderson Oil owns more than 20 retail locations and over 30 branded sites throughout South Carolina.

"We're excited to have Anderson Oil as part of the PDI customer family, and we're pleased they chose us to help power their operations and drive continued business growth," said Drew Mize, senior vice president, global ERP solutions, PDI. "Whether you're a retailer or wholesaler, data is an increasingly important component of success in the market's competitive landscape. In addition to helping them gain efficiency through process automation, we look forward to providing the insights they need to make the best decisions for their business and maximize profits."

Atlanta-based PDI provides enterprise management software to convenience store retailers, petroleum wholesale marketers and carriers. It counts more than 1,500 customers operating 200,000-plus locations.