RaceTrac Deploys HPE Servers in Every Store

The move will “improve overall store management programs.”

December 15, 2023

RaceTrac is collaborating with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to implement HPE ProLiant servers in all RaceTrac locations.

According to an HPE press release, the goal is to optimize workloads across in-store checkout, inventory management and employee resources.

With the new tech environment, HPE touts that RaceTrac will be able to support workloads that are critical to enhancing the customer experience, including self-pumping gas stations, credit card and payment processing and a customer loyalty platform.

“The average time spent by a RaceTrac customer is approximately two and a half minutes, and our goal is to offer a frictionless experience during every visit,” said Tyler Grubbs, executive director, store systems and technologies, RaceTrac. “We chose HPE because they entered the trenches with our IT team to understand our needs and how to support our organization’s mission. In addition to making our customers’ experience simpler and more enjoyable, the new compute environment will enable us with capabilities to harness the power of data to make better business decisions.”

Additionally, HPE said RaceTrac will be using HPE technology to improve overall store management programs, including camera surveillance, digital timecards, daily accounting summaries, staff scheduling and inventory order placements.

RaceTrac and HPE plan to continue exploring future use cases to address fraud detection and prevention, as well as real-time inventory tracking.

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