Auto Dealer Parts Portal combines BI, eCommerce functionality.

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Built on SOA, OEC v2.0 helps automotive dealer franchises manage their wholesale parts businesses. Single solution aids in managing replacement parts inventory as well as trading with other dealerships, body shops, independent repair facilities, and fleets. Along with parts sourcing and marketing tool, solution provides data mining and reporting tool which provides insight into parts business via information on inventory effectiveness, parts movement, and customer activity.



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OEConnection Unveils Next-Generation Dealer Parts Portal



OEC 2.0 IS NEW COMPREHENSIVE PARTS E-COMMERCE PLATFORM

RICHFIELD, Ohio -- OEConnection LLC announced today the release of OEC 2.0, a next-generation solution that encompasses leading OEConnection web-based products integrated into a complete parts e-commerce platform. OEC 2.0 is designed to provide automotive dealer franchises with the most productive, efficient and cost-effective solution for managing their wholesale parts businesses. Built upon OEConnection's new service-oriented architecture, the solution promises greatly- improved application interoperability and enhanced user productivity.

OEC 2.0 offers dealerships a single solution for managing replacement parts inventory and trade with other dealerships, body shops, independent repair facilities, and fleets. Featuring the most widely-used parts sourcing and marketing tool in the industry, OEC 2.0 gives users online access to parts from manufacturers, dealers, and authorized distributors. The new product also features all-makes online parts ordering and fulfillment capabilities for collision and mechanical replacement parts enabling dealerships to improve service to wholesale customers and compete more aggressively with the aftermarket. To provide dealers with greater insight into their parts business, a data mining and reporting tool is included, providing access to information on overall inventory effectiveness, parts movement, customer activity, and "score-card" reports relative the local market.

"For ten years, OEConnection has been unmatched at building powerful technology solutions that bring high value to automakers, new car dealerships, and their customers," said Charles Rotuno, President & CEO of OEConnection. "OEC 2.0 represents the next-generation solution to help dealers increase customer satisfaction, improve efficiency, and grow OE parts sales, offering our customers a new level of usability and operational efficiency," Rotuno added.

Using a single, user-friendly interface, dealership wholesale parts departments will benefit from streamlined business processes as well as standardized exchanges of information. For example, a wholesale parts dealership will have the ability to easily locate and buy parts online, sell OE parts to other dealerships, market and reduce idle inventory, sell collision and mechanical parts to body and repair shops, generate a parts sales market report, and much more - all within the same familiar web-based application.

Available to automotive franchise dealerships at special bundled pricing, OEC 2.0 promises the greatest value and savings for OEConnection online technologies.

About OEConnection LLC

OEConnection is the leading Online Parts & Service Exchange (OPSX) in the automotive industry and beyond, serving over 20,000 dealership and repair customers. Customers use OEConnection products over 5 million times each month to market, manage and move original equipment parts, facilitating an estimated $12 billion in annual replacement parts trade. The company is headquartered in the greater Cleveland area at 4205 Highlander Parkway, Richfield, Ohio, 44286. Additional information is available at www.oeconnection.com or by emailing Marilyn Thaxton at Marilyn.Thaxton@OEConnection.com.

CONTACT: Marilyn Thaxton, +1-888-776-5792, x1946

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