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ADP Lightspeed Debuts RV Parts/Unit Locator

Posted By RVBusiness On October 18, 2011 @ 5:56 pm In Breaking News | No Comments

ADP Lightspeed is introducing its Parts and Major Unit Locator service for the Marine and RV markets. The Parts and Major Unit Locator is a searchable database of parts and units supplied by a network of dealers and OEM’s integrated directly within the LightspeedEVO Dealer Management System (DMS).

To launch the locator in the boat and RV industries, the Salt Lake City, Utah company reports, ADP Lightspeed is offering participation in the LightspeedEVO Locator free for six months for a limited time.

Dealers are faced with the challenge of finding the correct balance between inventory costs and customer demand. The Parts and Major Unit Locator was developed to address two major issues with dealer inventory: lack of inventory and inventory overages. Leveraging the largest DMS dealer network in the nation, ADP Lightspeed is giving dealers a powerful resource to address both of these issues.

The Parts and Major Unit Locator allows dealers to post their inventory nationwide automatically and search OEM, distributor and dealer inventories posted on the locator. The locator is integrated in the point-of-purchase screens in the DMS allowing for quick searches without logging into a separate system; searching is free for all dealers. This allows dealers to expand their viewable inventory and access new resources to sell their own inventory.

“Dealers need inventory solutions that decrease costs and increase fill rates,” said Greg Smith, general manager of ADP Lightspeed. “The Parts and Major Unit Locator gives the ADP Lightspeed dealer network access to a powerful tool that will help dealers find the part or unit they need even when it is not on their shelves or in their lot. It also gives dealer a new avenue to increase turns and profitability.”

By posting inventory to the dealer inventory network, the company’s press release adds, each dealer virtually increases its sales force and potential customers by networking with other dealers. For dealers, this results in an additional tool to decrease special orders, eliminate customer waiting times and move overage inventory. For dealer customers the locator improves their experience as they will not have to search multiple stores to find the unit or part they are trying to locate. This new convenience results in increased customer loyalty to the local dealership.

Parts and Major Unit Locator will be available in LightspeedEVO later this winter. Searches on the locator are free. However, posting inventory is an additional monthly charge. This charge will be dropped for the first six months after sign up. Posting dealers will be tagged for nightly automatic data pulls. The entire process of searching and posting inventory is seamless for dealers, by integrating all activities within the DMS.

ADP Lightspeed is a part of ADP Dealer Services, which provides integrated computing solutions to over 25,000 auto, truck, motorcycle, Powersports, recreational vehicle, and heavy equipment dealers throughout the world. For more information, go to www.adplightspeed.com.

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