With nearly 40 years of experience servicing the energy industry, Acu-Data has created a specialized set of services to cater directly to the needs of the oil industry. In particular, we have been instrumental in creating meter ticket solutions that integrate seamlessly into your energy monitoring services.
In most cases, the meter tickets you use today may have been designed by Acu-Data. In the 1970s, we worked with many service bureaus (synonymous with medical billing services today), which helped businesses convert their accounts receivable to actual invoices and billing statements which could be mailed to customers as an invoice or transitioned to any other type of print piece the customer needed. Before the modern computer era, making sense of accounting, written invoices, and other forms of recording money owed was a real challenge!
One service bureau, in particular, needed our help. Petrodata, at that time, had aligned itself with oil dealers to help assist them with their accounting and service record needs. Oil dealers would provide Petrodata with written meter tickets making note of the quantity of oil delivered to a particular customer and Petrodata could have this data converted and then printed as an invoice or a meter ticket.
As Petrodata was not a printing company but simply a data processor, they struggled to accommodate the needs of oil dealers who were looking to customize their meter tickets. Dealing with the needs of their oil industry customers had become a losing operation for them as they lacked the expertise in printing to deliver solutions their oil dealer customers needed most.
With limited print experience, Petrodata relied on our team’s expertise to meet the needs of their oil dealer customers but initially kept us at arms-length. Without direct contact, communication was extremely difficult as the print needs of the oil dealer industry remained in the hands of a data processing company.
Given our business relationship with Petrodata, we proposed a solution to establish a presence within their facility as their internal print department and work directly with their oil dealer customers. By doing this, Acu-Data single-handedly reversed the downward trend for Petrodata and streamlined communications with Oil Dealers. We also were able to deliver a much higher quality meter ticket which still exists for many Oil Dealers today.
Overtime, Petrodata transitioned its business into other areas, leaving Acu-Data as the go to print resource for oil dealers. Since establishing this strong relationship with the oil industry, we have maintained our business relationship with many of these customers for more than 40 years.
We helped Petrodata increase profitability and cut expenses, once again proving Acu-Data is so much more than just paper and ink.
What can we do for you?
To learn more about specialized print solutions for your energy company, contact us today.