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Predixion Insight acquired by major travel center operator

Pilot Flying J will use Predixion’s business analytics capabilities to cut costs and streamline operations.

by Jennifer OckPublished: February 07, 2012 07:30 AM

Pilot Flying J, the largest retail operator of travel centers in North America and one of the top 10 privately held companies in the U.S., has acquired San Juan Capistrano-based Predixion Insight, Predixion Software's analytics firm that consolidates with Microsoft Corp.’s business intelligence platform.

Pilot Flying J will utilize Predixion Insight to decrease the overall cost of operations. Predixion has guided Pilot Flying J in detecting possible product placement non-compliance in its stores and removed outliers on a consistently scheduled basis for further scrutiny by marketing personnel and sales analysts.

Pilot Flying J was created with the merger of Pilot Travel Centers LLC and Flying J Inc. in June 2010. The company currently utilizes a 10 terabyte Microsoft SQL Server-based data warehouse and three Microsoft Analysis Services servers that support more than 2,000 consumers of Microsoft’s business intelligence platform, ranging from chief operating officers to store managers.

Predixion Insight's association with PowerPivot, Microsoft Excel and the entire Microsoft BI system became a major a factor in Pilot Flying J selecting Predixion.

“We are delighted to welcome Pilot Flying J to the Predixion Software customer family,” said Predixion Software co-founder and CEO Simon Arkell. “Gone are the days where predictive analytics could only be performed by a few highly trained statisticians. We are pleased to be working with Pilot Flying J to bring these powerful analytical capabilities to its mainstream user community.”

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