LAS VEGAS Activant Solutions Inc. said it has set company records for aftermarket parts data timeliness and volume over the past year, as the result of an initiative designed to achieve “fast cycle” availability of fully validated and accurate manufacturer parts data.
Activant said in the past year the company achieved a 50 percent increase in the volume of manufacturer data delivered to end-users in 45 days or less from receipt and a 33 percent reduction based on the new data cycle time.
Activant said these gains were achieved at the same time that the company also increased the content available through its electronic catalog, with 40 percent more parts and application information added in 2010 than the previous year.
“We have made significant progress in working with parts manufacturers to streamline their data feeds, and at the same time have aggressively invested in new resources to accelerate the delivery process,” said Paul Magin, senior director, catalog, Activant.
Activant Solutions also has introduced a new service that enables replacement parts distributors and jobbers to quickly and easily list virtually any part, in any quantity, for sale through eBay Motors. eBay Motors boasts more than 14.8 million unique monthly visitors, with a part or accessory selling every second, according to the company.