VIPAR Heavy Duty has launched a three-part digital ecosystem for managing heavy duty parts orders in the aftermarket.
First, a new PARTSPHERE order management system (OMS) facilitates the electronic transmission of orders between distributors, suppliers and national fleet trading partners within the VIPAR Heavy Duty network.
The new platform has additional reporting capabilities along with improved accuracy and a stable environment for software expansion and continued growth, the company says.
PARTSPHERE OMS replaces the network’s existing v-Enterprise system, which has been in place since 1997 to support VIPAR Heavy Duty’s network with electronic data interchange (EDI).
“Our continued investment in EDI technology further strengthens the foundation of our overall technology strategy,” said Andrei Katibnikov, vice president of information technology, VIPAR Heavy Duty.
Second, a launch of PARTSPHERE PIM, a product information management system, facilitates the storage, management and syndication of product data, specifications, packaging details and digital assets including images and support documents. Through a web-based user interface, distributors are able to access product content sourced from a large number of heavy duty aftermarket suppliers.
“PARTSPHERE PIM ensures distributors have the information necessary to best represent the products and brands within our network so end-user customers are fully equipped to select the appropriate products for their needs,” said Jeff Paul, vice president of marketing, VIPAR Heavy Duty.
Third, a new PARTSPHERE CLOUD was launched as a web-based file sharing application that is integrated with PARTSPHERE PIM. The application streamlines interactions with the company’s network partners to redistribute data and digital assets with increased network load distribution capabilities.