Atlas Ranked Among Top Tech Innovators by InformationWeek

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Development of innovative software application system places Atlas in top 500 for third consecutive year

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Our agents are the backbone of this company, and offering them this kind of technology allows them to better serve their customers and grow our business.

Atlas World Group’s largest subsidiary, Atlas Van Lines, was recently named to this year’s InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology, chronicled and honored annually for 23 years by InformationWeek Business Technology Network. The 2011 list was revealed last night at an awards ceremony during the InformationWeek 500 conference in Dana Point, CA.    

“Atlas is committed to pursuing, developing and using new technology to help our agents serve customers in the most efficient way,” said Glen Dunkerson, Atlas World Group chairman and CEO. “Our newest systems provide a way to standardize the way we do business, while still offering our agents a significant strategic advantage over competitors. We are honored to once again be recognized for our innovative approach to technology.”

The InformationWeek 500 recognition this year focused on Atlas’ innovative Rating and Distribution System (RADS) – a new application suite consisting of several components and features that have evolved to include a communications mechanism, efficient data collection, standardization, and the development of new ancillary tools.

“Our agents are the backbone of this company, and offering them this kind of technology allows them to better serve their customers and grow our business,” said Michael Neeley, Atlas World Group vice president and chief information officer. “With the prevalence of handheld technology and mobile devices, more real-time data collection allows many opportunities to provide worldwide access to shipment information as a shipment progresses. This technology contributes to efficiencies in payment cycle times and reduces errors.”

To be ranked in the InformationWeek 500, companies with revenue of $250 million or more must be invited to complete a rigorous application on their technology strategies. The process includes quantitative and qualitative assessments of business technology innovation. Completed applications are reviewed by a panel of InformationWeek editors, who determine the ranking. The complete list can be found at http://www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

Atlas Van Lines, a national moving company, is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company. Atlas World Group companies employ nearly 700 people throughout North America. Nearly 500 Atlas interstate moving agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate relocation, household moving services and in the transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, new fixtures and furniture. Visit http://www.atlasvanlines.com for more information on the company and Atlas agents.

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