Donlen Contact: 
Suzanne Deveney 
Vice President, Brand Management 

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Vice President, Marketing

Northbrook, IL — Donlen, the fleet industry’s most comprehensive and integrated provider of financing and asset management solutions, today announced that it made this year’s InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. Donlen is ranked 144 on the list, and was recognized for their Strategic Consulting Services Scorecard automation process.

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

“The Strategic Consulting Scorecard entry for the InformationWeek 500 List is only one example of how we’re using innovation to massively increase productivity, not only for customers but internally as well,” said Dennis Straight, Donlen’s Chief Information Officer. “Being named to this prestigious list highlights Donlen’s commitment to technology and our strong focus on process improvement to deliver the fleet industry’s most innovative services and products.”

As part of a customer quarterly review, Donlen’s Strategic Consulting Scorecard synthesizes all available data and provides insights into fleet performance and customized recommendations to save money, uncover new opportunities, and drive the customer towards their future goals. The large-scale automation project consisted of a complete rewrite of the scorecard system to build a more optimal and standardized scorecard. Significant results include:

  • Approximately 360 reports with two to eight years of transactional data are aggregated, manipulated, and analyzed with a click of a button
  • Charts and supporting data tables are generated automatically based on input parameters, and final layout can be customized per customer requirements
  • More than 20 filters are available to aggregate the data, presenting more customization options to meet customer objectives
  • Significant decrease in creation time from more than 24 manual hours to less than one hour, allowing consultants more time to analyze data and create recommendations
  • Standardized process improves data accuracy while providing a consistent user interface for consultants and customers
  • Automated online version reduces paper usage, providing a more environmentally friendly process

“In order to provide the most effective fleet financing and management services, Donlen creates proprietary technology solutions that help our customers achieve maximum productivity for their fleets,” said Gary Rappeport, Donlen CEO. “We have a strong focus on technology here, and we do it really well. Developing management solutions with our flexible technology platform allows us to respond quickly to customer needs, which is always our priority. To be recognized as one of the most innovative developers of business technology on the InformationWeek 500 List is extremely rewarding.”

“The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year’s innovations were particularly impressive,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches—new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT.”

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at

About Donlen
A wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ), Donlen (, with headquarters in Northbrook, IL, is the fleet industry’s most comprehensive and integrated provider of financing and asset management solutions. Since 1965, Donlen has offered its clients highly personalized and responsive customer service, and their workplace excellence has been recognized as one of Crain’s Chicago Business “List of 20 Best Places to Work in Chicago” each year from 2009-2011, a Leader on “The Global Outsourcing 100®” list by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) for six of the last seven years, and a National Association for Business Resources “101 Best and Brightest Places to Work For in Chicago” each year from 2007-2012. Donlen’s innovation has been awarded with the Computerworld “2012 Honors Laureate for Economic Opportunity,” named to “2012 InformationWeek 500” for innovative technology; the Stevie® “2012 Gold Award for Business Intelligence Solution,” the Silver Award for “2012 Front Line Customer Service Team of the Year,” and the “2011 Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program of the Year.”

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