As we have mentioned on another occasion, in reality, no parts catalogue on the market can resolve all the problems faced by wholesalers, distributors and manufactures on a daily basis.
Despite this, parts catalogues are a fundamental tool for the daily tasks of a wholesaler, distributor or manufacturer. A part from being used in call centres to locate solutions, they are also incorporated into many systems which require the use of parts data, including webshops, ERP systems, parts data management systems, etc, etc.
There are currently numerous catalogues available for the aftermarket. These are some of those that have their own database:
Atelio Aftermarket: Atelio Aftermarket International is an online catalogue for OE (original equipment) and AM (equipment manufacturer) parts for light vehicles and light utility vehicle maintenance and repair.
Autocat: Autocat is a comprehensive electronic parts catalogue that enables you to quickly find all the components you need for any vehicle or application.
Autoecat: Autoecat allows jobbers and installers of any size to quickly find the product they need and order it.
PartSmart: PartSmart offers access to more than 90 leading manufacturer catalogues.
Teccat Next: Special spare parts catalogues for automotive, truck and motorbike parts manufacturers.
Tecdoc: One of the world’s leading vehicle and replacement parts catalogues.
YQ Service: Search engine for spare car parts based on VIN/vehicle frame or license plate number.
As you can see, the offer is quite diverse and varied and they all have their own characteristics and functionalities, their strong and weak points, all of them, with no exceptions.
Apart from these catalogs, we also find numerous companies that integrate some of these databases and offer their own catalogs and solutions.
At Factory Data, we are specialised, for more than 20 years, in developing technology for automotive parts data.
How do we complement or improve any catalog, system or process?
We feed our database independently from parts distributors or manufacturers. This allows us to incorporate all existing knowledge on the market, with no exceptions or barriers.
We always show the source and date of all the data. This is important for knowing how much we trust the information shown.
We perform an automated search for product solutions which aren’t available in any market catalogue. This increases the number of solutions found an average of 20%.
We detect incompatibilities in technical specifications between the product sought and the product selected. This makes it possible to detect possible errors in the published equivalences.
We incorporate demand information about the searched product, both on the individual level as well as in the broader national or international sphere. This makes it possible to actively improve the product range.
We incorporate real-time availability and pricing information from suppliers. This will allow you to improve your customer service level.
All this allows you to improve the level of service you can offer to your customers.
Ultimately, we need access to as much information and technology as we can get, to help us serve our customers the best we can and make our companies as profitable as possible.
So, don’t hesitate: improve the way you relate to parts data by using our technology! we’re here for anything you need.