Autopart is a versatile management application designed to address the needs of motor factors, distributors and retailers. Employing the latest Microsoft technology, it provides a robust business environment that seamlessly integrates sales, stock, accounting and reporting processes.
With a focus firmly on improving profitability and delivering a return on investment, Autopart can help companies achieve tangible positive results such as improved efficiency, lower operating costs, enhanced customer service and increased profitability.
Who is it for?
Automotive parts distributors, motor factors and retailers. From single site operations to nationwide multiple-site organisations.
How is it delivered?
Autopart is available as both a traditional 'on-premise' solution (with servers located on site) and a hosted 'cloud' solution (with servers located in a datacentre). On-premise deployment is ideal for those businesses that require the flexibility and control of housing their own hardware, while cloud deployment lowers up-front costs and eliminates the burden of updates and maintenance.
What does Autopart offer?
Product and price management
Autopart allows complex pricing models and rules to be managed and presented seamlessly to customers at the point of sale. All prices and discounts are calculated automatically, simplifying transactions for counter staff and enhancing the customer experience. Special time-limited or product-specific promotions can be incorporated, alongside special trade, retail or customer-specific terms and conditions. The system can even generate profit and margin calculations for each product line.
Purchase order processing
The intelligent purchase order functionality of Autopart goes far beyond manual and scheduled order processing. It offers automated re-ordering suggestions, multi-sourcing and best-buy analysis to help you maximise profit margins for each product. Lead-time calculations and inter-branch transfers help to improve your ordering efficiency and ensure products are stocked at optimum levels across your branches.
Sales order processing
Enhance your counter sales and improve the customer experience with the advanced sales order capabilities of Autopart. Individually tailored point-of-sale screens, backed up by valuable business and customer data, give counter staff instant access to details such as stock availability, special promotions and alternative products, providing opportunities for simple cross-selling and up-selling.
By automatically tracking your stock as it progresses from goods received to despatch, taking into account adjustments such as returns and credits, Autopart ensures that you always have an accurate, up-to-date picture of current stock levels. A range of analysis tools offers additional functionality, such as recalculating your minimum and maximum stock levels based on sales history and forecast demand.
Autopart’s accounting capabilities will simplify your financial records maintenance and administration, with functionality tailored to your individual requirements. Ledgers are fully integrated within the system, so all transactions are automatically recorded, with no need for manual data entry. Additional modules simplify your credit control, VAT accounting, reporting and reconciliation tasks.
Autonet online applications facilitate online trading throughout your supply chain. Web interfaces are available for both trade and retail sales and purchasing. You can even connect directly to the back-end systems of your trading partners, with our application-to-application solutions, enabling you to check stock and prices online, and raise electronic orders and acknowledgements.
Business analysis and CRM
Evaluate your business performance in more detail than ever before, identify areas for improvement and quickly implement solutions, with the Phocas Business Intelligence module. Key performance data is presented graphically, making it easy to identify trends. Capture and analyse data from customer sales activity with the Autopart CRM module, helping to improve customer service and increase sales.