MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – ARI, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, was announced as a winner of a 2012 SuperNova Award at the gala dinner on November 9, 2012 in Newport Beach, California, on the first night of Constellation Research’s Connected Enterprise innovation summit.
The Constellation SuperNova awards are unique in that they celebrate early adopters and teams who battle the odds to deploy new technologies that affect change within an organization. SuperNova award winners are true leaders that embody the spirit of exploration and innovation, and recognize those who have put new technologies to work successfully.
ARI and Steve Haindl, the company’s senior vice president and CIO, were the winners in the “Data to Decisions” category, which recognizes advancements made in the areas of Big Data, decision management, visualization technologies, and information management. Under Haindl’s leadership, ARI became one of the first companies in the world and the first in its industry to implement the innovative SAP HANA platform, leveraging the power of in-memory technology to deliver real-time analytics on high volumes of data. SAP HANA works behind the scenes of the ARI insights fleet management system and the ARI analytics analysis tool. Ultimately, ARI has completely transformed the fleet industry by making data more accessible, understandable and actionable to help fleet managers run their fleets more efficiently and at a lower cost than ever before.
Out of more than 120 applications that were received, 47 semifinalists were chosen, and only eight winners were named.
"This year's winners shared a common theme - they creatively applied disruptive technology to their efforts to innovate their business models, reduce their costs, create new work and customer experiences, and apply data and metrics to make better decisions. The eight winners all share a pioneering spirit to change the organizations from within and consequently have been rewarded with the 2012 SuperNova Awards,” said Constellation Research CEO R. “Ray” Wang.