Ferrellgas Deploys TouchStar Mobility Solution across Propane Delivery Fleet

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TouchStar announced with Ferrellgas, one of the nation's largest distributors of propane, today that its propane delivery automation solution has been deployed throughout Ferrellgas’ 2600 truck fleet.

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Our goal was to implement a system that both improves efficiency in the field and captures that relevant data.

After piloting the system, Ferrellgas has implemented TouchStar’s GasPac Mobility solution, delivered on Honeywell CN70 devices, across its Bulk and Service fleets; with an additional implementation across its Cylinder fleet scheduled for completion in the spring of 2015. This solution interfaces with Ferrellgas’ existing ERP and back office systems, seamlessly capturing and transferring data to and from the field.

“Our previous system was designed to gather relevant data for operational reporting, but not necessarily to help our drivers be more efficient or provide the best possible experience for our customers,” said Boyd McGathey, Ferrellgas Chief Operating Officer. “Our goal was to implement a system that both improves efficiency in the field and captures that relevant data. TouchStar’s solution is very intuitive and was quickly and positively adopted by our drivers, with minimal training. We expect a three to four minute improvement per delivery due to this solution.”

“We are very pleased to be working with Ferrellgas on their fleet automation initiative,” said Peter Gibbs, TouchStar CEO. “Not only do I feel that we’re providing a solution that will enable them to meet long-term business goals and objectives, but this project has helped us further develop our product for the market. In working with a global leader such as Ferrellgas we’ve strengthened our presence within the industry and I look forward to continued collaboration with the Ferrellgas team in the future.”

Developed throughout more than 20 years of industry experience, TouchStar’s GasPac application is an ‘out-of-the-box’ solution designed to automate the entire propane delivery process - eliminating the need for error-prone manual calculations and paper processes. Data is entered into the handheld device, automatically calculated and sent to back office systems. Additionally, delivery tickets and invoices can be printed while on site, or emailed directly to the customer after delivery.

For more information, visit http://www.touchstargroup.com.

About Ferrellgas
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P., through its operating partnership Ferrellgas L.P. and subsidiaries, serves propane customers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and provides midstream services to major energy companies in the United States. Ferrellgas employees indirectly own more than 21 million common units of the partnership through an employee stock ownership plan. More information can be found online at http://www.ferrellgas.com.

About TouchStar
TouchStar is a leading multinational logistics and mobility software provider delivering solutions that meet the specific needs of the Oil & Gas, Field Service, Transportation, and Consumer Goods industries. With a 2
0 year history and systems worldwide, TouchStar provides cloud and on-premise solutions ranging from fleet tracking applications to comprehensive enterprise mobility and automated accounting solutions. Relied upon by organizations of any size, from many of world’s largest energy, logistics, and field service companies through to smaller, localized service organizations, TouchStar’s FleetAtlas framework is highly scalable and provides the foundation for a progressive automation journey. TouchStar is headquartered in Tulsa, OK with technology and support offices in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, and Germany. For more information, visit http://www.touchstargroup.com.

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