PCATS Requests Retailer Feedback on Lottery Data

Stafford, VA– The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) is asking retailers to complete a short survey to gain a better understanding of the time retailers spend on the lottery reconciliation process, which lottery boards are providing electronic files to retailers, the types of files being received by retailers and more.

“As retailers, we need to present a realistic view of our needs to lottery boards if we expect to see positive changes. With your help, we can push for better data tomorrow,” said Donna Perkins, chairman of the PCATS EB2B Lottery Working Group. “By taking the short survey, retailers can help improve the flow of lottery data,” she added.

The survey, available at www.surveymonkey.com/s/pcatslottery, was created by members of the PCATS Electronic Business-to-Business (EB2B) Lottery Working Group whose members include representatives from the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), individual state lotteries, retailers and suppliers. The working group studies standards-based, real-time integration of lottery activity in the retail channel. The EB2B Working Group Chair is Donna Perkins of E-Z Stop Foodmarts, Inc. and the Vice-Chair is Jeffrey Foti of The Pantry, Inc.

Retailers completing the survey will be entered into a drawing on May 17, 2010, for an opportunity to win a $100.00 gift card from PCATS thanks to Gilbarco Veeder-Root and The Pinnacle Corporation. For more information, please contact Pricebook Manager/POS Data Interface Donna Perkins at (865) 977-7070 or e-mail donnap@ezstop.net.

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About PCATS

The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) was founded in September 2003 to continue the development and maintenance of standards work initiated under the NACS Technology Standards Project. PCATS’ mission is to develop, maintain and assist members in the implementation of a variety of technology standards. With over 150 members, the group’s membership represents more than 22,000 convenience stores. Membership is open to any petroleum marketer, convenience store owner/operator, other retail channels, or any of their suppliers or vendors. For additional information regarding PCATS, please visit www.pcats.org/discover.