AfterSoft Network NA, Inc. (AFS), a leading provider of business automation and e-commerce software solutions for the automotive aftermarket, has announced a new module for its VAST point-of-sale software that streamlines the process of ordering from AutoZone parts stores.
Tire and auto service dealers using Aftersoft’s VAST Enterprise software can now identify and order AutoZone parts directly from within their own software. Users can automatically choose a vehicle specific part from the AutoZone e-catalog, confirm whether their local AutoZone store network has the part on hand, what the cost is, price out the part based on the dealer’s desired profit margins, and automatically order that part, all from within a customer work order screen.
Powered by AfterSoft’s OpenWebs e-commerce platform, the new ordering module leverages AutoZone’s intuitive search, VIN decoder, real time availability, customer pricing, product images and catalog details. It compliments AutoZone’s Commercial web-based ordering system through www.AutoZonePro.com. Together, these electronic ordering solutions enable connected local, regional and national repair businesses in addition to fleet and public sector customer with the ability to significantly reduce the time required to identify, locate, order and receive parts from AutoZone.
“AutoZone is dedicated to improving the overall shop profitability of our commercial customers through the deployment of electronic ordering tools and solutions that improve our customer’s productivity in the everyday management of their business. The Aftersoft Vast Enterprise software enhancement brings our extensive local and regional inventories of quality branded products directly to the customer’s desktop, which saves time by eliminating the need to use a paper catalog or pick up the phone,” said Larry Roesel, senior vice president of AutoZone.
"The Internet has improved the efficiency of delivering catalog content to tire and automotive service dealers" said Bill Klepeiss, COO, AfterSoft Network NA, Inc. "We are pleased that AutoZone has teamed with us to help deliver AutoZone catalog content and electronic ordering capabilities directly to our shop management system, without requiring dealers to pay a third party for this service."
VAST Enterprise POS is a market leading Windows-based POS system for single and multi-location tire and automotive service centers in North America. The VAST POS system is operating in more than seventeen hundred locations in North America.