Auto Service World
News   June 20, 2013   by Auto Service World

Epicor Parts Portal Certified by ADP to Link Aftermarket Distributors and Dealerships


 Epicor Software Corporation has announced that the Epicor Parts Portal (EPP) has been certified by ADP Dealer Services Inc., a leading provider of dealer management systems (DMS), to link vehicle dealerships with the nearly 23,000 aftermarket distributors who utilize Epicor Internet AutoParts (IAP) eCommerce software.

As an ADP-approved interface, the Epicor Parts Portal solution enables distributors to extend parts information, pricing and electronic ordering capability to vehicle dealership parts and service operations. This information can then be integrated back into the dealer’s DMS. The solution also enables users to more easily look up, order and sell a variety of aftermarket accessories and other products.

“The Epicor Parts Portal solution empowers our growing network of distributors to offer dealers far more convenient access to the quality and bottom-line value of aftermarket components and related supplies,” said Scott Thompson, vice president, automotive eCommerce for Epicor.

Epicor eCommerce buyers and sellers represent the aftermarket’s largest independent business-to-business eCommerce channel. The Epicor IAP solution serves approximately 23,000 parts distribution locations and nearly 168,000 registered automotive service locations. By linking to this network and utilizing industry leading Epicor ePartExpert product data, users can electronically interchange original equipment and aftermarket part numbers and provide the other critical product details, including specifications and images, needed to facilitate each order. In addition to parts needed for specific repairs, the Epicor Parts Portal solution enables users to more efficiently process virtually any special order or aftermarket stock order through their current aftermarket provider.

For more information regarding Epicor Parts Portal software and other Epicor parts intelligence and eCommerce solutions, please contact your Epicor representative, call Epicor toll-free at (888) 463-4700 or email automotive.marketing@epicor.com.