Cologne, Germany, July 2018. In mid-September, Frankfurt, Germany, will again host the automobile business’s leading trade fair for equipment, parts, accessories, management and services. TecAlliance, one of the world’s leading providers of services and solutions in automotive data management, will take advantage of the event – expected to attract more than 130,000 visitors from 170 countries – to introduce new items and highlights from its portfolio to the automotive aftermarket.
One of TecAlliance’s most important innovations is the new version of the TecDoc Catalogue, one of the world’s most comprehensive and leading spare parts catalogues. In addition to being even more user-friendly and intuitive than before, the new Version 3.0 enables faster and more precise searches.
New is that the TecDoc Catalogue user can elect to view just those IAM (independent aftermarket) parts that match the vehicle manufacturer’s OE data. TecAlliance is setting new standards for accuracy, quality and speed of spare parts identification.
Repair and maintenance information (RMI) has been even better integrated into the new version of the catalogue; this has been linked to the spare parts data, so that the workshop will have direct access to all the required information (e.g. information about installation and removal, maintenance data and much more).
The scope, quality and up-to-date status of the data and information in the TecDoc Catalogue make it possible for independent workshops to offer vehicle maintenance in line with the manufacturer’s specifications, maintaining the manufacturer’s warranty. All in all, the TecDoc Catalogue now enables workshops to calculate the costs to their customers in a more precise manner. It also makes it possible for workshops to make all organisational preparations and place all necessary orders even before the vehicle arrives at the workshop.
However, the workshop isn’t the only player to benefit from the new TecDoc Catalogue. In order to help traders to set up their own web shops in a speedy and uncomplicated manner, TecAlliance has used the TecDoc Catalogue to create a customised solution featuring web shop functionality and including the fully-integrated OE and RMI data. As an alternative, a trader can integrate the TecDoc Catalogue’s range of data into his own shop or catalogue system as a web service.
The new Order Manager: Integrated solution for the professional management of order processing
Among the TecAlliance highlights in Frankfurt is the further development of the order-to-invoice solution. A central web portal now provides access to all the TecAlliance process modules for the supply chain. These include: the order fulfilment process (Order), electronic invoicing (e-Invoicing), warranty and return processing procedures (Returns), as well as access to article text information (Collaborative Managed Data). The most important benefits of the integrated solution are the cost savings and a simplification of processes due to automation and digitisation. This offering for professional management of the entire order-to-invoice process is targeted equally at manufacturers, traders and workshops. The Order Manager can be used as a web application and a mobile app; it can also be integrated into ERP systems.
With the CCU, TecAlliance is presenting a powerful PIM tool to manage spare parts data. Industry data managers can use the CCU to easily and conveniently enter article information, maintain it and link it to the appropriate vehicle data. This makes it possible to improve the quality, scope and precision of spare parts product information in a simple, targeted manner. This is then provided to the global market in the TecDoc Catalogue. In addition to the option of capturing the article information in the international TecDoc standard, it is now possible to map it to other formats. These include MAM for the British market and ACES and PIES for the USA and Mexico. Thanks to the integration of the world’s largest database of vehicles in operation (VIO) and the OE data, all relevant data for product management has now been directly integrated into the solution.
in addition to this, TecAlliance is also presenting the prototype of the Analytics Manager: This is a business intelligence solution for targeted analysis to optimise one’s own product portfolio through better understanding of customer and market requirements.
For those who want more information, TecAlliance’s experts will be available for demos and discussion in Frankfurt from 11.09. to 15.09.2018. Hall 5_6.1, Stand: A01 & A10,
Media representatives can register here for an expert discussion at Automechanika: www.tecalliance.net/en/automechanika-media
For over 20 years, TecAlliance has been one of the world’s leading data specialists for networked collaboration in the digital automotive aftermarket. The portfolio includes data management services such as the collection of vehicle fleet data, spare parts data and repair and maintenance information from different manufacturers. The data is then prepared for a wide range of market players in specific target groups according to the established TecAlliance standard. The company also develops innovative solutions for efficient and transparent collaboration in the networked digital aftermarket.
Today more than 550 qualified TecAlliance employees from 26 nations are working around the world, using their profound technical and business knowledge of the automotive aftermarket to make data and processes more efficient. TecAlliance – the international driving force for standardised data, digital processes and integrated solutions in the automotive aftermarket.
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