ATLANTA, Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gimme Vending, maker of innovative vending technology that gives vending executives better sales, cash, inventory and service data, today announced it has been chosen as a recipient of the Automatic Merchandiser and VendingMarketWatch's 2016 Pros to Know Team award, for its progressive initiatives in the vending and industry.
As a company that is leading initiatives to help transform and revolutionize what has been a very traditional industry, this award accentuates Gimme's dedication to providing vending operators with better cash and inventory accountability, and machine state data.
"Every member of the Gimme team cares about the challenges and concerns of our customers," said Cory Hewett, CEO and co-founder of Gimme. "That's why every single team member and our close suppliers and advisors wake up at 3am, spend time on a truck, in the field, loading machines, and using our the tools we build, so we can better our solutions and delight our customers with tools that improve the process at every level. It's rewarding to be recognized for the work and innovation we have achieved."
The Gimme team has built its business around great hardware and software tools to collect accurate information about an operator's route. The company invests in interface and design to build software that makes it simple for all employees to keep information accurate in the field, regardless of prior tech experience or training. This year, Gimme hired its first data scientist to lay the groundwork for specialized A.I. tools that will automate the process of planogram optimization, on a per machine level.
The company was also awarded its first invention patent, which addresses a primary data challenge faced by the vending industry, and covers a communication device for vending machines and the method of using it for bi-directional transmission of data from vending machine and computing device. In 2016, Gimme was also awarded Automatic Merchandiser's 'Product of the Year' in the technology category.
The third annual Automatic Merchandiser and VendingMarketWatch Pros to Know Award recognizes vending, micro market and office coffee service industry professionals who are leading initiatives to help prepare their company, organization and the industry for the significant challenges of today's business climate. This award highlights both individual and group achievements that promote industry innovation and future growth. In 2016, just 25 individuals and 10 teams were selected for this coveted title, out of more than 130 nominations.
About Gimme Vending
Gimme Vending provides vending operators with better cash and inventory accountability, and machine state data by connecting vending machines to the Internet of Things. Gimme's software/hardware solution replaces traditional corded handhelds with a modern iOS app which speeds service calls, eliminates the need for manual keying and transmits data instantly to headquarters. For more information, visit www.gimmevending.com or connect with Gimme on Twitter.
About Automatic Merchandiser and VendingMarketWatch
Automatic Merchandiser and VendingMarketWatch's mission is to facilitate the success and growth of the vending, micro market and office coffee service (OCS) industry by reporting on industry issues and providing actionable insight, future trending and "hands-on" information regarding products, technology, industry and operations management.
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