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Dec
09
2013
 
PPC Builder’s App walks away with silver at social media awards
 

PPC Ltd’s Builder’s App received recognition at this year’s New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards, when it was awarded the silver award in the “Most Innovative App” category. This is the first award of its kind bestowed on the cement manufacturer.

The “Most Innovative App” category recognises Apps which offer extensive functionality; enable efficient use of various applications and Apps that are pioneers of innovation in the field of development. 

We are thrilled to have won this award for our PPC Builder’s App in our first year of entry. The recognition is an affirmation of how our hard work and dedication has paid off. It also confirms that we are indeed leaders in innovation in the cement and concrete industry, just like we are leaders in other fields as well” says Sibongile Mooko, General Manager of Marketing Services at PPC.

 The PPC Builder’s App, a first to market mobile application, was developed by Digital Solutions and launched earlier this year. 

The App offers the user the efficiency of effectively measuring how many cement bags are needed for any specific job. In conjunction with this, builders have access to useful tips from an established knowledge base, which assist in obtaining maximum value from their work, in addition to tools that assist on the job – most notably, the weather watch tool, which reports on current weather conditions – allowing the builder to comprehensively plan their projects. 

This allows builders and contractors to remain on schedule with their projects and thus on budget. The app also has a “Where to Buy” feature, which is able to determine the closest store according to the builder’s current location. It also advises on stores in a requested area, and gives directions accordingly. In addition, the PPC App offers users a handy spirit and surface level function.

Yaron Assabi, Founder of Digital Solutions Group says: “The customer journey designed for the PPC Builders’ app is really to simplify the builder’s life and add value to their work and we are proud that the app has been recognised for its innovation. We are dedicated to improving on the apps functionalities, where there are multiple phases still planned for the app. Looking forward, we are excited to continue working with PPC on their customer centric journey and further developing the PPC community”. 

PPC demonstrates its vast experience (121 years of serving the industry since 1892) and by focusing on its customers, it has indeed aligned it’s app to the company’s mantra ‘strength beyond the bag,” concludes Assabi.

Mooko continues: “Builders and contractors are under extreme pressure to complete their projects on time and deliver on budget. At PPC, we offer strength beyond the cement bag, as this application ensures that we are there for our customers at every step of the way”. 

 
 
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