Company Cuts New-Parts Data Publishing Timeline in Half; More Than 1,300 Suppliers Now Using ‘Net Adds’ Capability
Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today announced that 93 percent of new-part product data received from more than 1,300 automotive aftermarket suppliers is being validated and published within five days -- and nearly three-quarters of new-part data is published within two days -- through its expanded “Net Adds” data publishing capability. This represents more than a 50 percent year-over-year reduction in the time required to publish new-part data in the Epicor PartExpert electronic catalog.
Introduced in late 2014, Net Adds enables Epicor to publish suppliers’ new part numbers and other time-sensitive file changes without re-validating entire data sets. Rapid availability of comprehensive, accurate new-part information helps aftermarket manufacturers, wholesalers, and service providers more effectively compete with original equipment parts and service.
“Our investment in Net Adds has dramatically streamlined the data publishing process while preserving the quality assessment capabilities that have made the Epicor eCatalog such an important growth tool for industry suppliers, wholesalers, and repair businesses,” said Scott Thompson, vice president, automotive, analytics, and content, Epicor Software. “We will continue to compress the data publishing cycle in spite of the ever-growing volume of product information we receive each month, with a vision of ultimately offering near-real-time access to complete, fully validated content at every industry point of sale.”
The Net Adds feature is complemented by the free Epicor PartExpert Dynamic Updates application, which enables aftermarket parts distributors, service providers, and other eCatalog users to add the latest new-product data to their Epicor eCatalog files via automated weekly downloads.
The Epicor PartExpert eCatalog includes nearly 11 million parts representing approximately 7,800 product lines. The catalog is published in several formats to address the requirements of virtually every popular aftermarket business software platform, and its replacement parts data is embedded in automotive shop management platforms used each day by tens of thousands of service providers.
To learn more about the Epicor Net Adds publishing service, Dynamic Updates feature, and Epicor PartExpert eCatalog products and services, please visit the company’s exhibit booth #2238 at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, call Epicor toll-free at 888.463.4700, or email email@example.com.
About Epicor Solutions for the Automotive Aftermarket
For nearly 40 years, Epicor aftermarket solutions have helped empower motor vehicle parts and service providers through world-class technologies that drive sales, profits and customer loyalty. Epicor products and services for the aftermarket include parts data and related eCatalog content; industry analytics and category management solutions; enterprise software; B2B and B2C eCommerce solutions; and business optimization tools. Visit the Epicor Automotive Aftermarket solution hub to learn more.
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation drives business growth. We provide flexible, industry-specific software designed around the needs of our manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industry customers. More than 40 years of experience with our customers’ unique business processes and operational requirements are built into every solution―in the cloud, hosted, or on premises. With this deep understanding of your industry, Epicor solutions manage complexity, increase efficiency, and free up resources so you can focus on growth. For more information, connect with Epicor or visit www.epicor.com.
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