PartsTrader Delivers New Version of Platform - BodyShop Business

PartsTrader Delivers New Version of Platform

Quote window shortens to 30 minutes, and repairers can include placeholder quotes for dealers with whom they have relationships.

PartsTrader LLC, a Web-based parts sourcing, quoting and ordering platform supporting the automobile collision repair industry, announced that it has released enhancements to the PartsTrader application that are the result of direct feedback and recommendations from the collision industry.
 
"Our product users, advisory council and additional independent researchers have helped us to incorporate creative, solution-driven enhancements to the PartsTrader platform," said PartsTrader CEO Rob Cooper. "Through the feedback and participation of our industry, we’re co-creating a more productive product for collision repairers."
 
One key enhancement to the latest version of the PartsTrader system relates to time. Responding to significant user feedback, PartsTrader modified its system so that it can now support a quote window as short as 30 minutes. The modification, now being tested in two markets, will allow repair facilities to proceed with the repair process in half the elapsed time previously required. Suppliers can still quote on parts opportunities in "overtime" – until the repairer actually begins review of the submitted quotes.
 
PartsTrader now also allows a repairer to extend the time window in 30-minute increments if they did not see as many quotes as they expected, or to include placeholder quotes for OEM dealers with whom the repairer has established relationships. PartsTrader says these improvements allow repairers to consider more viable supplier options without wasting time, and produce additional opportunities for suppliers to present their available inventory.
 
"These latest changes to the PartsTrader application reflect our commitment to ensuring that collision repair personnel are as efficient as possible during their busy day," said Dale Sailer, PartsTrader’s vice president of business development.
 
Pending enhancements include: two-way estimatic integration, repairer and supplier management reporting, and a comprehensive feedback and ratings system.
 
This latest version of PartsTrader is now being used by all of PartsTrader’s customers. 


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