MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct 26, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --
AutoZone (NYSE:AZO), the nation's leading retailer and a leading distributor of auto parts and accessories, has announced a new streamlined process for its on-line customers. AfterSoft Network NA, Inc. (AFS), a leading provider of business automation and e-commerce software solutions for the automotive aftermarket, will provide a new module for its VAST point-of-sale software that greatly enhances the ordering experience from AutoZone stores.
Tire and Auto Service dealers using Aftersoft's VAST Enterprise software can now identify and order AutoZone parts directly from within their own software. Users can automatically choose a vehicle specific part from the AutoZone e-catalog, confirm whether their local AutoZone store network has the part on hand, what the cost is, price out the part based on the dealer's desired profit margins, and automatically order that part, all from within a customer work order screen. Powered by AfterSoft's OpenWebs e-commerce platform, the new ordering module leverages AutoZone's intuitive search, VIN decoder, real time availability, customer pricing, product images and catalog details. It compliments AutoZone's Commercial web-based ordering system through www.AutoZonePro.com. Together, these electronic ordering solutions enable connected local, regional and national repair businesses in addition to fleet and public sector customers with the ability to significantly reduce the time required to identify, locate, order and receive parts from AutoZone.
"AutoZone is dedicated to improving the overall shop profitability of our commercial customers through the deployment of electronic ordering tools and solutions that improve our customer's productivity in the everyday management of their business, " said Larry Roesel, senior vice president AutoZone Commercial. "The AfterSoft Vast Enterprise software enhancement brings our extensive local and regional inventories of quality branded products directly to the customer's desktop, which saves time by eliminating the need to use a paper catalog or pick up the phone."
"The Internet has improved the efficiency of delivering catalog content to tire and automotive service dealers," said Bill Klepeiss, COO, AfterSoft Network NA, Inc. "We are pleased that AutoZone has teamed with us to help deliver AutoZone catalog content and electronic ordering capabilities directly to our shop management system, without requiring dealers to pay a third party for this service."
VAST Enterprise POS is a market leading Windows-based POS system for single and multi-location tire & automotive service center's in North America. The VAST POS system is operating in more than seventeen hundred locations in North America.
As of August 28, 2010, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,389 AutoZone stores in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S. and 238 stores in Mexico.
AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, and service stations. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software. On the web, AutoZone sells diagnostic and repair information, and auto and light truck parts through www.autozone.com. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.
About AfterSoft Network N.A.:
Aftersoft Network N.A. is a leading provider of business automation and eCommerce solutions that are helping its customers create "virtual supply chains" linking every level of the automotive aftermarket, including both parts and tires through its numerous building block technologies. With products ranging from point-of-sale and inventory control to accounting solutions, the company enables customers to build seamless digital management systems, with real-time communications driving increased sales, productivity and customer satisfaction. The company serves over 250 customers with more than 1600 locations across North America, including auto parts distributors and retailers, auto service providers and tire dealers, and warehouse distributors. Based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Aftersoft Network N.A. is a subsidiary of MAM Software Group, Inc. For more information, visit www.aftersoftna.com.
About MAM Software Group, Inc.
MAM Software Group, Inc. is a supplier of business and ERP supply chain management solutions to automotive parts manufacturers, distributors and retailers. MAM Software Group provides the automotive aftermarket with a combination of business management systems, information products, and online services that together deliver benefits for all parties involved in the timely repair of a vehicle. For further information, please visit www.mamsoftwaregroup.com.
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SOURCE: AutoZone, Inc.
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