The industry leading capabilities of PPG’s next-generation PaintManager XI software platform have now been officially recognised with a prestigious 2018 CIO 100 award.
Presented at the glittering CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, the 31st annual award program recognises organisations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in Information Technology (IT). Recipients of this year’s CIO 100 Award were selected through a three-step process which included an in-depth review by a team of external judges looking for leading-edge IT practices and measurable results.
“Every year, we are honoured to showcase the technology innovation and business value delivered by our CIO 100 award winners. Each of these companies has achieved notable success in accelerating businesses to the front lines of the digital revolution,” said Maryfran Johnson, Executive Director of CIO Programs for CIO Events and the CIO Executive Council. “This year’s winners are inspiring examples of how IT leadership, business partnerships and customer engagement can reshape the future.”
“Designed to meet the evolving needs of refinish customers globally, the award-winning PaintManager XI software platform dramatically increases colour-matching confidence and accuracy. The software is packaged with clever, easy to use features and functions, along with next-generation colour identification and processing tools to help customers find the right colour more quickly, increasing paint shop productivity and profitability. When fully deployed, PaintManager XI software will be installed at more than 70,000 customer locations globally and local users are already taking advantage,” said Kevin Woolerton, PPG Marketing Director ANZ.
“The introduction of PaintManager XI has definitely been a game-changer in terms of colour retrieval systems. Combined with PPG’s vast and ever-expanding colour formula database (with the option for daily updates), it is a winning combination which introduces a whole new list of goodies for PaintManager XI to better support customers. And, there are key features, such the functions that not only allow customers to save their custom formulas but also attach a spectrometer reading to that custom formula within PaintManager XI.”
“This latest CIO 100 award highlights the hard work of the PPG team that created and supports the PaintManager XI platform, as well as the company’s commitment to providing customers with exceptional IT solutions,” said Chris Caruso, PPG Vice President Information Technology. “Innovation is one of the core values at PPG. We are honoured to be recognized with a CIO 100 award for the fourth time and will continue to deliver value to our customers through transformative IT innovations and solutions.”