Epicor Parts Network Automotive Aftermarket eCommerce Transactions Register Strong Growth
EpicorSoftware Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution,retail and services organizations, today announced that the EpicorParts Network (EPN)B2B eStore solution is facilitating an average of 695 transactions per minuteamong a record number of connected automotive replacement parts distributors,jobbers and service providers. Transaction volume increased nearly 7 percentfrom October 2014 to September 2015, while registered buyers and sellerssurpassed 200,000 and 30,000, respectively.
EPNis one of the largest eCommerce networks serving motor vehicle partswholesalers and their professional accounts. In addition to the B2B eStoresolution, EPN comprises the cloud-based Epicor Integrated Service Estimator™ (ISE) parts and labor estimatingsolution for vehicle service chains and EPN parts trading solution (formerly EpicorAConneX®), which serves as the connectivity backbone for a number ofdistribution networks. Epicor also helps parts wholesalers launch B2C eStoresbuilt around the company’s industry-leading Epicor PartExpert® electronic catalog database.
“EpicorParts Network is a proven growth and productivity tool, enabling distributorsof all sizes to increase sales and improve service levels to general repairshops, tire dealers and other customers,” said Scott Thompson, vice president,automotive, analytics and content, Epicor Americas. “For the service provider,EPN helps simplify the parts sourcing process, eliminate downtime in theservice bay and meet the scheduling demands of their customers.”
Epicorhas implemented several enhancements to the B2B eStore solution in the pastyear. Repair shop professionals can now use their iPhones to scan and uploadvehicle identification numbers (VIN) to more quickly access product and fitmentinformation, aftermarket product bulletins, part images and other content. Alsonew since 2014 is an optional “Enhanced Customer Quote” feature that enablesauthorized service providers to generate job quotes that include parts andpricing, labor, product specifications, shop supplies, sales tax, disposaland/or hazardous materials fees, and other information.
Inaddition to new functionality, EPN includes information on more parts from moremanufacturers. The Epicor PartExpert replacement parts database now includes inexcess of 10.7 million part numbers, representing an increase of more than 1million numbers since 2014. This content includes parts for thousands ofpopular power sport (personal watercraft, snowmobile, ATV/UTV and more)applications.
To learnmore about Epicor Parts Network, please contact your Epicor representative,call Epicor toll-free at 888-463-4700, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About EpicorSoftware Corporation
Epicor Software Corporationis a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to themanufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 yearsof experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has morethan 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resourceplanning (ERP), retail management software, supply chain management (SCM), andhuman capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiencyand improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise andpassion for excellence, Epicor provides the single point of accountability thatlocal, regional and global businesses demand. The Company’s headquarters arelocated in Austin, Texas, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For moreinformation, visit www.epicor.com.
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