SOURCE: Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation

November 06, 2013 09:00 ET

Epicor Adds Original Equipment Parts Content to Epicor PartExpert Auto Parts eCatalog

New Features Help Users Increase Sales Through Expanded Access to Original Equipment Parts

DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 6, 2013) - Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations, today announced the addition of an automotive original equipment (OE) hard parts database and enhanced OE part lookup capabilities to the industry-leading Epicor PartExpert® suite of electronic catalog products. The optional new content is available immediately through the Epicor LaserCat® 3 eCatalog interface, which is used by thousands of automotive replacement parts wholesalers throughout North America.

The new Epicor OE for Parts Not Found feature enables LaserCat 3 users to identify the OE part number for applications for which no equivalent aftermarket part is readily available. The user can then interchange the OE number to a part from an alternative aftermarket supplier or purchase and resell a part from a local vehicle dealership.

Another new OE lookup feature, Epicor PartExpert OE, offers one-click access to a separate OE parts database covering popular automotive applications. This optional feature is particularly helpful for import parts specialists and other wholesalers who frequently sell parts from aftermarket manufacturers that follow OE part numbering systems.

Epicor OE Carry Forward, another OE feature, has been available through the LaserCat 3 interface since 2011. OE Carry Forward helps users find aftermarket coverage for late-model applications that are not yet included in some suppliers' catalog data.

"Each of these new lookup capabilities enhances the value the distributor or jobber can provide to the repair business and allows them to reach out to new customers, including import specialists that might otherwise rely exclusively on dealership parts departments," said Steve Bieszczat, senior vice president, automotive and marketing, retail distribution solutions for Epicor.

Epicor PartExpert replacement parts data and eCatalog products are used in more than 70 percent of aftermarket parts sales in North America. The comprehensive PartExpert database includes more than 8 million parts, 7,500 manufacturer product lines and 22 million interchanges.

To learn more about Epicor eCatalog products, please contact your Epicor representative toll-free at (888) 463-4700, email automotive.marketing@epicor.com, or visit Epicor at the 2013 AAPEX Show in Las Vegas, November 4-7, Booth 2238.

About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company's headquarters are located in Dublin, California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.

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  • Contact:
    Lisa Preuss
    Senior Director, Corporate Communications
    Epicor Software Corporation
    +1 949 585 4235
    lpreuss@epicor.com

    Drew Shippy
    Pinnacle Communication Group, Inc.
    on behalf of Epicor
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    drew@pinnmedia.com