DataMax Releases New Global Retail Management Software

Round Rock, Texas (PRWEB) December 10, 2014

Today DataMax Group, Inc., a leading provider of convenience store back office software, announced the release of the latest version of their global retail management software, Envoy 8. The new and improved convenience store retail management software will provide retailers with more tools than ever to help maximize profits and streamline store operations.

Envoy needed a technology facelift, said Lee Pennington, President and CEO of DataMax. The technology we were using had fallen behind, and we needed to improve for our customers. We chose a technology stack and application architecture, then we converted our development process from Waterfall to Extreme Agile to better address our customers need for rapid change. It was tough on our development team. Many long nights and difficult days ensued. This project was a must do cannot fail for our company if we were to continue to serve our customers. Today, I am thrilled to say we have the new Envoy Envoy 8. Not only does it encapsulate all business rules of prior Envoy products, it also adds new features and business rules, and provides a future proof platform for the rapid and constant change todays convenience store management teams require.

DataMaxs convenience store software has brought success to some of the largest oil companies in the world as well as single site users. Through the constant evolution of its software capabilities, DataMax has always remained one step ahead of the rapidly-advancing markets of fuel and merchandise convenience retailing. DataMax also makes the process of implementing their solutions extremely simple through its proven blueprint and build process. This is also coupled with the softwares ability to easily integrate with devices and other existing software on a plug-and-play basis.

Envoy 8 represents the latest iteration of our world-class convenience store retail management software. It provides full life cycle support for both dry and wet stock management as well as accompanying requisite features such as Price Book, Accounting / Daily Book, Analysis /BI. This new version leverages the latest technology to focus on better integration of data sources, faster processing speeds and a completely new and innovative set of marketing tools in a new Advanced Promotions Manager module, said Peter Jackson, VP of Engineering at DataMax.

Envoy 8s new platform will allow convenience store owners to focus on real-time store activity with quick and customizable sales data analysis, which can also be used to structure targeted sales with the new Advanced Promotion Manager module and Price Book. Also, to reach more of your customers and promote specific items in store, Envoy 8 has the ability to push your specials and select pricing through your store social channels, such as Twitter and Facebook.

With the increasing importance of understanding and analyzing Big Data to maximize profits, Envoy 8 helps simplify this process. Included in Envoy 8 is a full suite of analysis tools based on pivot grids and on-demand graphing as well as canned and user-definable reports. Analysis can all be done from a central headquarters control point for all aspects of the entire retail operation.

Other new capabilities of the Envoy 8 Global Retail Manager include:

User defined KPIs
User defined Dashboards
User defined reports system wide and personal
Ability to rapidly integrate with modern technology
Tight controls for operations via work flow
Advanced Food service and recipe management with ingredient level inventory tracking
Physical inventory tracking and reporting by item
Multiple languages, currencies and taxes
Ability to control allowable variances through defined exceptions

Envoy 8 is a significant and profound change for DataMax and for our customers, Pennington said. Our customers required such a platform, given their global diversity and ever-changing needs. We see the evolution of convenience retailing through the eyes of customers in over 50 countries. Changes can be quick and drastic as markets evolve. We needed to be able to better respond to our customers needs. Converting Envoy to the latest Microsoft .Net technologies with a SQL Server back end data center gives us that ability to respond to change quickly. DataMax has a saying we use both internally and externally on our projects: Change is good. This change of Envoy has truly been good for our customers.

About DataMax

For over 20 years, DataMax Group, Inc. has focused on providing innovative and comprehensive software solutions and professional services to the convenience retailing and petroleum industries. With over 28,000 sites installed in over 50 countries, DataMax has proven to create the best ROI for conveniences store, whether it is a global chain or single site. DataMax has offices in Round Rock, Texas; Montreal, Canada; Bangkok, Thailand; and Silsoe, United Kingdom. To learn more about DataMax or request a software demo, visit or Contact DataMax Sales at +1 (512) 246-4022 or sales(at)datamaxgroup(dot)com.

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Pixel Hall Press Author Nancy Christie to Appear at Poland Ohio Local Arts Event on December 4th

(PRWEB) November 28, 2014

Ohio-based author Nancy Christie will be signing copies of her books “Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories” and “The Gifts of Change”as part of the upcoming Friends of Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County Local Author, Artist, and Musician Event. The event will take place at the Poland branch, 311 S. Main St. in Poland, OH on December 4 at 6:30 PM.

Im very pleased to be part of this event, said Christie. The library is a wonderful place not only to find great books to read but also to meet other people who share a common interest. And by sponsoring an event for those in creative fieldswriters, musicians and artistsit serves as a great opportunity to showcase local people for whom the arts are both a profession and a passion.

Christies book, “Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories,” published by Pixel Hall Press, is a collection of short stories about people who, in her words, are unwilling or unable to keep control over their lives and so end up traveling left of center. Some are successful at getting back to the safe side, while others are still struggling.

Since its release in September, “Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories” has received critical acclaim. Charles S. Weinblatt, author and book reviewer for “New York Journal of Books,” said the author has mastered the challenging art of short-story fiction [giving] the reader a provocative slice of Americana that is equal parts real and gripping, while Margaret Gust of Coastal Breeze News noted that Ms. Christies mastery of the short story is remarkable.

Individual stories from the book have been published in literary journals including Full of Crow, Wanderings and Office Number One, while Annabelle and Alice in Wonderland had been previously released by Pixel Hall Press as e-books under the PHP Shorts imprint.

Christies inspirational book, “The Gifts of Change” (Atria/Beyond Words), focuses on the opportunities change can bring into ones life, even those changes that we didnt want, would like to forgo or wish had arrived on someones elses doorstep instead of ours, Christie said wryly. But if we approach it with an open mind, change can also be a wonderful generator of understanding, helping us to identify not only new opportunities to explore but also those strengths and abilities that we did not realize we possessed.

“The Gifts of Change,” also available in three foreign editions, has received numerous accolades since its release in 2004.

Founder of the Monday Night Writers group, Christie is also be coordinating the Celebrate Short Fiction Day event at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Boardman on December 21.

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While a Minnesota Teen Deals with Death Threats for a Coming Out Video, Mina Mauerstein Bail Teaches Children How to Be Tolerant in Her Book “Max and Voltaire”

(PRWEB) November 11, 2014

Every day children across the nation are bullied for being who they are, especially Ryan Eichenauer who came out on Facebook. Mina Mauerstein Bail explores such themes as making new friends, adapting to change, fostering tolerance, lending a helping hand and getting along with others, through the eyes of Max, Voltaire, and a supporting cast of furry pals and bipeds in her book “Max and Voltaire: Getting to Know You.”

In Part One we find Max living in a French bakery. Madame and Monsieur Cupcake realize that Max is not happy and look for someone to adopt him (again). One of Madame Cupcakes customers, Madame Rosemarie, agrees to give Max a home. When Max arrives at Madame Rosemaries house, he discovers three other kittens Zoa, Tish and Say What. Max is thrilled about the idea of having some cat pals, but soon learns that making new friends takes time and effort. With finesse and patience Max not only wins over Zoa, Tish and Say What but, as time goes by, becomes a trusted friend and someone they all look up to.

In Part Two Voltaire enters the picture; a dog in a cat dominated household. Maxs cat pals dont like the idea of a dog coming to live with them, but Max remembers how he felt when he first arrived at Madame Rosemaries house and decides to welcome Voltaire. Tish, who drools, and Say What, who likes to hunt mice, soon come to accept Voltaire. Zoa, the only female cat in the group, keeps her distance and makes it clear to Voltaire that she does not like dogs. While Voltaire adjusts to his new surroundings, Madame Rosemarie adjusts to taking care of a dog. Then one day, while Madame Rosemarie is out shopping, Zoa, who has been out strolling in the neighborhood, finds Say What on the side of the road, bleeding. His cat pals and Voltaire come to his rescue. His cat pals help Say What onto Voltaires back. Say Whats claws rip into Voltaires back but he remains quiet and carries Say What all the way home on his back. Zoa is impressed. When Madame Rosemarie returns home and sees that Voltaire and Say What have been hurt, she immediately takes them to the vet. At Christmas later that year, Max and Voltaire and their furry pals sit around the fireplace and count their blessings.

Mina Mauerstein Bail, sociologist, mother, and grandmother was born in Italy and raised in the United States. She has traveled extensively, lived and worked in many countries around the world. She lives with her husband in New York City. This is her first childrens book.

Illustrator Gabriel Choquette was born and raised in Orleans, a French suburb outside of Ottawa. Fueled by a fascination with Saturday morning cartoons, his obsession with illustration and animation developed at an early age. He began to take art seriously at age thirteen, and pursued it all through his public education.

Gabriel has been working in the animation industry since 2001 and is also a Taekwon-Do instructor with the International Taekwon-Do Federation.

“Max and Voltaire: Getting to Know You” is available through and

Founded in 1999, TotalRecall Publications, Inc. publishes non-fiction books in a variety of fields, including computer and financial certification exam preparation and library education, with many titles adopted as college texts. These titles are also distributed to libraries, corporations and government agencies via ProQuest, EBSCO Publishing,

The company founder, Bruce Moran, is a former NASA IT professional and school computer instructor who started TotalRecall to produce exam prep guides to accompany his pioneering BeachFront Quizzer computerized practice test engine. The Quizzer CD was licensed for inclusion in the computer certification study guides produced by such publishers as Wiley and McGraw-Hill.

TotalRecall is located in Friendswood, Texas, near Houston, and distributes books through Ingram Book Company, American Wholesale Book Co.,, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, Hastings, Powells ProQuest, EBSCO Publishing, and other booksellers.

For more information, call Bruce Moran at 281- 992-3131 or visit

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DENVER, CO (PRWEB) December 03, 2014

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Third Installment in the Award Winning Thumperino Superbunny Series is Now Available for Christmas

New York, New York (PRWEB) November 24, 2014

Thumperino Superbunny and the Pirates of the High Seas, the third installment in the childrens book series by award winning author Amber L. Spradlin hit the market this fall and has already reached the top three in US sales. Thumperino is an adventurous house rabbit blessed with super-powers and a duty to make the world a better place. Hollywood Book Reviews heralds it as an entertaining, imaginative, and thoughtful adventure story about a superhero with the ingenuity of Sherlock Holmessomething children will enjoy.

Thumperino is assisted in this adventure by his best friend Veronica, a therapy rabbit who lives at the New York Public library. Together the two browse through all the wonderful books available at the library in order to prepare the Superbunny for his upcoming vacation to the Caribbean. Their quest for knowledge leads them to discover that there is a veterinary research school on the island, which may hold secret clues about Thumperinos super-powers. Once he lands in the tropical paradise, Thumperino soon finds its not all fun in the sun. Someone is polluting the sea with garbage and its up to Thumperino Superbunny to get to the bottom of the mess. But his mission may be doomed when he unexpectedly tangles with a band of pirates. Will a surprising new super-power and the skills he learned at the library help him save the day or will he have to walk the plank?

Thumperino Superbunny and the Pirates of the High Seas has debuted just in time for Christmas and so has the second musical adaptation of the book series. All of Ms. Spradlins previously released titles have been brought to the stage as musicals by New York based non-profit theatre company Rabbit Hole Theatricks. Thumperinos young fans come to me at book signings with their vivid dreams of Superbunny hopping from the page to real life and Im so touched that Rabbit Hole Theatricks has made my readers dreams come true, Spradlin says. Studies show that the performing arts enhance basic reading skills, language development, and writing skills so having my books brought to the stage seems a perfect complement for the Thumperino Superbunny series.

Amber L. Spradlin is the author and creator of the action hero series Thumperino Superbunny and the newly released You-Color-It Storybook A Cow Named Cow. Her works have won the Creative Child magazine Book of the Year, the Pacific Book Award, and the National Indie Excellence Award. Ms. Spradlin regularly presents author visits at libraries around the country where she reads live action segments of her books. She is a partner with the New York based theatrical production company G&W Entertainment, a member of Grammy (NARAS National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences), a graduate of the University of Washington School of Drama in Seattle, and was nominated for the Kennedy Center’s Irene Ryan Acting Award.

Thumperino Superbunny and the Pirate of the High Seas is available for purchase in paperback from bookstores everywhere, including Barnes & Noble and Amazon. It can also be downloaded as an eBook from top online sources, including the iBookstore. A portion of the proceeds from sales of all Ms. Spradlins books are donated to rabbit rescues and reading programs for children.

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Glycine Industry (CAS 56-40-6) for Global and Chinese Region Forecast to 2019 in New Research Report at

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 30, 2014

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Diablo Magazine to Award Seven Honorees at Threads of Hope Gala

Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) November 28, 2014

Diablo magazine is honoring seven outstanding volunteers for its annual Threads of Hope Awards. Margaret Dixon, from the Oakland Police Activities League; Jane Emanuel, from the Bedford Gallery where she supports arts education and volunteers at the Crisis Center; April Rovero, of the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse; Zachary Smith, an Alzheimers advocate; and Neil Stratton, from Contra Costa Kops for Kids. All recipients will be honored for their contributions to the East Bay community at a reception on December 4 at the Orinda Theatre. Tony and Elaine La Russa will also be honored at the event and presented with the Steven J. Rivera Visionary Award, for establishing the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF). In addition to the awards event, the honorees and their organizations are featured in the December issue of Diablo magazine.

For the past 20 years, Diablo has solicited nominations of exceptional volunteers who give their time to charitable causes in the East Bay. A panel of judges, representing businesses and philanthropic organizations, chose the seven honorees based on each nominees length of service, hands-on involvement, and impact on the community.

The 2014 panel of judges includes: Jessica Aguirre, weeknight co-anchor of NBC Bay Area News at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., and host of Class Action, a weekly segment on public education in California; Mario Alioto, senior vice president, business operations, San Francisco Giants; Mark Flower, senior vice president and regional director for Wells Fargo Private Bank; Steve Lesher, vice president, Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation, and manager of communications and sustainable development, Shell Oil Company; Jo A. S. Loss, executive director at the Volunteer Center of the East Bay; and Carole Wynstra, president of the Walnut Creek Library Foundation and past president of Diablo Theatre Company.

Diablos Threads of Hope Awards winners embody the true spirit of the season, states Barney Fonzi, Group Publisher for Diablo Publications. Through the generous gift of their time and passion, these honorees are the threads that strengthen our community, making it a better place for all of us.

To read the full article, visit For more information on attendance or the honorees participation in the 2014 Threads of Hope, contact, or RSVP (based on available space) at If you are interested in nominating someone for the 2015 Threads of Hope Awards, visit

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