Car-Part.com, a management system and online service for auto parts recyclers, has announced several improvements to its services on the heels of the fifth anniversary of its acquisition of the Checkmate management system.
Car-Part says it recently formed a Checkmate features group, built Checkmate add-on products that simplify recyclers’ workflow, enhanced interchange, grown Checkmate to serve 1,000 auto recycling facilities, and formed Recycler Roundtable peer groups for Checkmate users to help each other with business analysis and ideas.
Car-Part says the quality of the Checkmate software is improved due to a staged release process. After in-house testing, Checkmate is first tested at Foreign Auto Salvage, which is owned by Car-Part executives and is in the same location as Car-Part. Most problems are found and fixed there. Next, 90 Checkmate facilities receive early versions of Checkmate to use in their business and report suggestions back to Car-Part, then all customers get the new release, according to the company.
Car-Part says the Checkmate team, with over 300 years of combined recycling industry experience, has made many enhancements to the system over the past five years, including automatic ARA part grading, 128-character descriptions, automatic DVD and hard drive backups, extended warranties, bar coding and thermal printers, Car-Part Interchange, customized and graphical reports with Crystal Reports, UPS WorldShip integration, enhanced customer screens, advanced purchase orders, integrated real time Car-Part Messaging, and Car-Part Exchange.
The Roundtables program is lead by Jim Schneider, a recycler who was California Dismantler of the Year twice before selling his facility. The Roundtables bring Checkmate users together for peer discussions and guidance, free of charge. Car-Part is building online training and working on a two-day training seminar.