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OEC® and PartsTrader® Integration to Streamline Collision Parts Ordering
By PartsTrader News on 22 Jul 2015
CLEVELAND, OH, and CHICAGO, IL, July 22, 2015 – OEConnection® (OEC), a leading technology provider for OEM distribution networks, and PartsTrader®, a leading online parts procurement marketplace, today announced an integration agreement which will enable quote requests and orders originating from the PartsTrader application to be processed in the OEC dealer portal through the CollisionLink® parts procurement solution. This bi-directional integration will allow dealer users of CollisionLink to process quote requests and orders originating in the PartsTrader platform, as well as other orders received from body shops using CollisionLink Shop or other third-party integrators.
“As the prevailing solution provider open on the desktop and used extensively by franchised automotive dealer parts departments nationwide every day, OEC considers integration with PartsTrader part of our continuing mission to drive efficiencies through the dealers’ systems,” stated OEC President & CEO, Chuck Rotuno. “The incorporation of PartsTrader order processing into CollisionLink will aid us in that effort by reducing the time dealers spend fulfilling their collision parts orders.”
PartsTrader CEO, Rob Cooper, added, “Integration with OEC complements PartsTrader’s mission to become the most comprehensive collision replacement parts sourcing and procurement platform for the industry by providing a seamless experience to users of both solutions. Thousands of collision repairers are now choosing to use PartsTrader as their parts sourcing solution. Without any phone calls or additional effort, repairers can receive the most complete and accurate information to make the best buying decisions for their businesses.”
“OEC has long viewed integrating with collision shop procurement applications a key part of our strategy in delivering incremental value to our dealer network. The order fulfillment API is designed to consolidate disparate ordering systems into one, easy workflow for the dealer, streamlining the order fulfillment process for the parts counter person. By extending our API to PartsTrader, we remove the need for the dealer to have an additional system to manage and support,” commented Bill Lopez, OEC VP, Collision & OEM Programs.
“Integration with OEC advances our strategy of being the most open parts procurement platform in the market. It enables our dealer customers who use OEC to quote more efficiently and accurately to repairers using the platform,” commented Dale Sailer, PartsTrader VP, Business Development.
The CollisionLink/PartsTrader integration is expected to be available to participating dealers and shops in early 2016. All dealers will have the option to seamlessly adopt the integrated workflow or maintain separate ordering systems as they do today.
OEC is the leading parts e-commerce technology provider for OEM distribution networks, serving over 60,000 dealership and repair customers. Customers use OEC products over 6 million times each month to market, manage and move original equipment parts, facilitating an estimated $20 billion in annual replacement parts trade. The company is headquartered in the greater Cleveland area at 4205 Highlander Parkway, Richfield, Ohio, 44286. Additional information is available at www.oeconnection.com or by emailing Geo Money at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PartsTrader is a web-based collision replacement parts market connecting OEM, aftermarket, re-manufactured, specialized and recycled automotive parts suppliers with collision repairers looking for replacement parts. PartsTrader partners with stakeholders across the collision industry to improve the quality of the collision parts purchasing experience for all participants. For more information about the PartsTrader system, how it works, and how it benefits collision repairers and parts suppliers, visit www.partstrader.us.com or contact PartsTrader via email at email@example.com.