BURLINGTON, N.J. ¬ August 5, 2009 ¬ Arsenault Associates, provider of Dossier maintenance management software, has joined with parts distributor NAPA in that company’s Integrated Business Solutions program. Users of Dossier software who also employ the NAPA Integrated Business Solutions program will be able to enjoy simplified workflows and automation of parts management and tracking.
NAPA integration with Dossier means that the shop repair order number also becomes the purchase order number for parts, eliminating steps in the ordering process. Automated data exchange between NAPA TAMS (Total Automotive Management - inventory management and point of sale system) and Dossier then automatically populates the Dossier database with parts used details, including part number, VMRS code, quantity, and cost. The NAPA integration will be available in Dossier 5.1, now in beta testing.
Jim Welch, Director, Business Development and Program Administration for Genuine Parts Company, said, “We are delighted to be working with Arsenault Associates and are excited about the benefits that this integration will bring to our mutual customers.”
The NAPA Integrated Business Solutions Program is designed to reduce the overall cost of an on-site parts department by reducing the inventory investment, lowering the cost of transactions, increasing productivity, and providing single source billing. The program also protects a fleet from concerns about possible inventory shrinkage, devaluation, and obsolescence.
The Dossier - NAPA integration enhances shop productivity by streamlining parts management so technicians return quickly to their primary jobs. Because parts usage data is automatically captured and applied to the appropriate repair orders, time-consuming and error-prone data re-entry is eliminated. The benefits for fleet maintenance operations are substantial.
“This is an exciting step for Dossier customers and for the maintenance community,” said Bob Hausler, Arsenault Associates vice president of marketing and technology. “Dossier integration with NAPA IBS program brings us closer to a long sought goal: a seamless flow of information through Dossier from the shop floor and outside vendors, from the parts room, from remote technicians, and from rolling vehicles themselves all the way to the executive suite through ERP and enterprise management systems.”
Dossier 5.1, which includes NAPA integration, is planned for commercial availability in September.
About NAPA Integrated Business Solutions
NAPA Integrated Business Solutions is supported by NAPA AUTO PARTS with more that 6,000 outlets in the United States and 64 Distribution Centers strategically located to provide quick turnaround on parts. NAPA has access to more than 250,000 quality parts and accessories stocked to support fleet needs. For more information, please visit www.napa-ibs.com.
About Arsenault Associates
Arsenault supports green, fuel-efficient fleets and equipment. Its Dossier software serves a growing customer base of more than 4,000 fleets that operate over 600,000 pieces of equipment. Customers include large Fortune 100 corporate fleets, as well as mid and small size fleets in a wide variety of industries like trucking, concrete, construction, food, beverage, education, marine, government agencies, and more.
Dossier manages a variety of vehicles including tractors, trailers, trucks, buses, and autos, plus construction and material handling equipment. Arsenault has provided maintenance management expertise to fleets of all sizes since 1979. For more information, visit www.arsenault.biz.