ATLANTA, Sept. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HD Supply's Facilities Maintenance and Creative Touch Interiors (CTI) businesses earned spots on this year's InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. The company has made this distinguished list for the fifth consecutive year. InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best‐known organizations in the country. "Having both HD Supply Facilities Maintenance and Creative Touch Interiors ranked as Top 250 business technology innovators this year is a testament to the customer-centric approach that is a hallmark of HD Supply's partnership with our customers," says Michele Markham, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. "These businesses – and our entire organization – are committed to delivering innovative and impactful business technology solutions that simplify our customers' ability to effectively do business with us as we partner together to succeed in the marketplace." HD Supply Facilities Maintenance (ranked 175) was recognized for the development of an innovative and strategic technology initiative designed to automate, personalize and simplify the property improvement process for customers. This new technology provides the team with a holistic view into the allocation of inventory for renovation and installations orders, the ability to dynamically adjust inventory levels based on customer demand to guarantee stock availability, as well as the ability to create property improvement quotes on an iPad®. CTI (ranked 205) was recognized for its industry-unique technology solution enabling senior living property management customers across the nation to effectively control their previously-fragmented and locally-managed room renovation efforts. CTI's Senior Living Integration Platform allows national customers to simplify and standardize the style, quality and cost of their renovations process. "The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer‐focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise is now a digital business — or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way."
About HD SupplyHD Supply (Nasdaq:HDS) ( www.hdsupply.com ) is one of the largest industrial distribution companies in North America. Through industry-leading business units and more than 80 years of experience, the Company provides a broad range of products and services to approximately 500,000 customers in the maintenance, repair and operations, infrastructure, and specialty construction markets. With more than 600 locations across 46 states and nine Canadian provinces, the Company's approximately 15,000 associates provide localized, customer-driven services including jobsite delivery, will call or direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers' success. About InformationWeek For more than 30 years, InformationWeek has provided millions of IT executives worldwide with the insight and perspective they need to leverage the business value of technology. InformationWeek provides CIOs and IT executives with commentary, analysis and research through its thriving online community, digital issues, webcasts, proprietary research and live, in‐person events. InformationWeek's award‐winning editorial coverage can be found at www.informationweek.com . InformationWeek is produced by UBM Tech, a global media business that brings together the world's technology industry through live events and online properties. Other UBM Tech's brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 and the full list can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/ .
CONTACT: Media Contact: Quiana Pinckney HD Supply Public Relations 770-852-9057 Quiana.Pinckney@hdsupply.com