The optional new PartExpert graphical interface enables users to identify parts by clicking on interactive diagrams of application-specific vehicle systems. This highly intuitive approach helps users of any experience or skill level visualize part location and design and quickly identify related parts that might be needed to complete the repair. Links from parts open an exploded system diagram highlighting the corresponding OE and/or aftermarket component and display a visual status of other parts in the system. Clicking a part within the diagram automatically performs a catalog lookup on that component.
“Our development team has been hard at work in collaboration with automotive parts and service professionals to establish new benchmarks for catalog usability and value,” said Scott Thompson, vice president, automotive, analytics and content, Epicor. “The result is a truly best-in-class tool that will help customers drive growth at the counter, in the service bay, and online. This new interface can make any aftermarket professional more accurate and proficient in identifying, selecting and ordering parts.”
Available to any user of a Windows or Web-based PartExpert eCatalog product in conjunction with Epicor enterprise software or a partner solution, the new interface extends the value of the industry-leading Epicor automotivereplacement parts data base, which comprises more than 12 million parts representing nearly 7,900 supplier product lines.