ARI, a leading provider of technology‐enabled business solutions that help dealers, distributors and manufacturers increase revenue and reduce costs, has announced that nearly 90 percent of PartSmart OEM catalogs are now enabled for Internet updates via the ARI Update Service.
The ARI Update Service allows subscribers to download and install multiple OEM catalog updates simultaneously within a matter of minutes of availability. Subscribers receive notification from PartSmart as soon as an update is available.
Over the last 12 months, ARI has continued to make significant progress enabling PartSmart subscribers to download and install catalog updates via the Internet. As of the end of July, more than 90 percent of PartSmart subscribers have the ability to take advantage of this significant time‐saving feature.
“ARI distributed over 250,000 sets of discs last year to more than 18,000 equipment dealers. This approach presented several challenges for ARI and its subscribers,” said Jon Lintvet, vice president of product and chief marketing officer of ARI. “First, end users did not have access to updated catalogs as frequently as they were available online. Second, many dealers were not updating their catalogs because of the time it took to install a new disc. And, finally, it drove material cost and fulfillment complexity into the business.”
“The ARI Update Service was designed, built and rolled out to reduce the time it takes to install an update, lower costs, and ensure that our customers always have access to the most current parts and pricing information,” added Lintvet.