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QA Graphics Develops Interactive Sales Tool for #1 Car Wash Provider in North America

Ankeny, Iowa (PRWEB) September 26, 2012

QA Graphics, a Des Moines based interactive design firm, is pleased to announce the completion of an interactive sales tool for Ryko Solutions, Inc. Ryko, headquartered in Grimes, Iowa, is North Americas largest manufacturer of car wash equipment and a major provider of service and chemicals to the industry.

Ryko has been responsible for a series of firsts in the car wash industry, including the development of reliable washes and activation systems operable without attendants and the industry-standard interface with at the pump point of sale systems for oil companies. Ryko first collaborated with QA Graphics for a series of 3D photorealistic graphics to showcase their CleanTouch rollover vehicle car wash system. After a positive response, they worked with QA Graphics to develop a desktop application to streamline their sales process and provide customers with better visualization when purchasing conveyor wash systems. To view a video on this project, visit:

The ease of functionality and the tremendous graphics that this application provides are phenomenal, stated Doug Roush, product marketing director, Ryko Solutions. We feel that this will provide our sales representatives with a tremendous tool to gain additional exposure to our conveyor system, which we see as a great opportunity to gain additional sales.

The sales application will be utilized by Ryko representatives throughout North America along with international distributors to provide customers with instant feedback and simplify the decision making process. Rykos primary customer base is convenience store chains, examples being 7-Eleven®, Holiday Stationstores and Speedway. It is expected that the benefits of this tool will extend beyond the sales staff, providing city planners and architects with better visualization, as well as helping investors feel more confident in their decisions.

This tool allows our customers to actually visualize what their wash location will look like. When we have the ability to provide them with something that they can envision, it provides a greater sense of ownership, and therefore, leads to additional sales, said Roush.

The interactive sales application helps customers fully visualize their conveyor layout. They are able to select the bay size and include and arrange the equipment options such as arch frames, side washers, top washers and dryers. Once selections are finalized, sales can create an instant report with contact information, equipment ordered, and an image of the preferred layout to expedite the quoting process.

Prior to this, our sales team would have to bring a formal quote, a stack of literature, and technical drawings to illustrate a birds eye view of the conveyor to client meetings. This greatly reduces our need for paper literature we estimate it will reduce the use of print documents by at least 50 percent, Roush commented.

Ryko has received positive feedback from the sales team and is already planning on expanding the application to further enhance the sales process. The fact that QA Graphics was very quick to respond to our questions and concerns was important, said Roush. But more importantly, was that they listened to what we wanted, and better yet needed, to provide a custom application that fits the exact niche we are targeting. They provided us with not what would have been the most expensive solution, but a solution that allows us to provide this tool in stages, which helps when dealing with budgets.

To learn more about this project or QA Graphics design capabilities contact them at 515.965.3403.

About QA Graphics
QA Graphics is an Iowa-based creative design company specializing in interactive applications, 3D design and animation, mobile app development and other multimedia. The company is also a leader in the building automation and green building industries, providing HVAC graphic development services and energy dashboards to help organizations educate occupants about building performance and sustainability. Visit to learn more.

About Ryko
Ryko Solutions, Inc. is the largest provider of managed car wash systems in North America, offering an integrated, end-to-end clean vehicle solution consisting of equipment, chemicals, a national technical services organization and consumer marketing programs. The companys primary focus is creating maximum profitability in car wash operations for gas/convenience stores, private investors, land developers and auto dealers. Headquartered in Grimes, Iowa, the company has been in operation since 1973 and employs over 360 people throughout North America. For additional information about Ryko, please visit or call 515.986.3700.

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