DM2 Software, Inc., a leading provider of business-management software solutions for petroleum marketers, has announced the latest release of its Petroleum Insights complete accounting, enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management system.

DM2’s new release is especially noteworthy for two reasons. The first is that this new release is 100 percent compatible with the data file structure of Sage’s new Business Object Framework programming architecture. This major architectural change gives DM2 customers the option of continuing to use ProvideX (included with Sage 100 ERP Standard or Advanced-based Petroleum Insights systems) or upgrading to the Sage 100 ERP Premium-based version of Petroleum Insights and using the Microsoft® SQL Server data platform for their system’s database. No stranger to SQL Server applications, DM2 has been developing and supporting SQL Server-based applications for the convenience store industry as well as business intelligence reporting and customer relationship management for nearly a decade.

Secondly, the new Framework architecture also gives DM2 customers the ability to use Sage’s Customizer module on all of their Petroleum Insights system tables and most of their user interface menus and screens. In addition, DM2 customers will be able to create multiple report settings, user defined fields and tables and customizable grids. And, since all reports are now Crystal-based, every report can be easily modified to meet customers’ specific needs.
“Our new Business Object Framework programming architecture is a quantum leap for DM2 and our customers,” said Chris Lemonier, DM2’s Vice President of Technology. “This new architecture will allow us to respond more quickly to changes in the market while helping our customers lower their Total Cost of Ownership over the life of their system.”

This new release also includes the following new industry-specific features and enhancements:

  • Voyager Network Interface
  • Freight In Surcharge
  • Valvoline Lubricants Interface
  • Gross Receipts Tax Cap
  • Partial Tax Exemptions

In addition to these features and options, DM2 and Sage have also added dozens of other new petroleum marketing and general accounting/enterprise planning system features to this release.

DM2, a Sage Software Master Developer and Reseller since 1991, uses Sage 100 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90 and MAS 200) and Sage CRM, ERP (enterprise resource planning) and CRM (customer relationship management) systems designed for general wholesale distribution applications, to develop, sell and support Petroleum Insights, a fully integrated accounting/ERP and CRM system designed specifically for petroleum marketers. DM2’s Petroleum Insights system offers all of the core financials, fuel, lubricants, home heat/propane, cardlock, c-store, supply chain automation, advanced business analytics, customer relationship management, fixed assets, paperless office and ecommerce modules petroleum marketers need to manage and grow their businesses. For information on DM2 Software products and services, e-mail sales@dm2.com, call (800) 866-5151, or visit the DM2 Software website at www.dm2.com.