ARI to Provide Web-based Parts Lookup for Dealer Network
MILWAUKEE, WI – December 7, 2011 – ARI Network Services, Inc. (OTCBB: ARIS), a leading provider oftechnology-enabled business solutions that help dealers, distributors and manufacturers in selected vertical markets increase revenue and reduce costs, announced today that Midwest Industries, Inc., located in Ida Grove, Iowa, has licensed PartSmart Web® for use by its dealer and distributor network, as well as its warehouse locations across the U.S. and Canada.
Authorized dealers and distributors will have on-demand access to the parts catalogs for Midwest Industries’ complete line of ShoreLand’r trailers, including pontoon, deckboat and utility trailers. Midwest Industries also licensed ARI’s Data Manager® for real-time access to up-to-date parts information, and Data Publisher® for faster production and delivery of eCatalogs.
“Our selection of ARI’s parts lookup and publishing solutions was based on a number of factors, ” said Doug Clough, Customer Service Manager at Midwest Industries. “First, ARI has a proven track record of providing marine manufacturers, dealers and distributors with easy-to-use, cost-effective marketing solutions. Second, ARI’s solutions are customizable and will grow with us as our business needs change. And finally, ARI worked with us to help us achieve our goals smoothly.”
PartSmart Web is a user-friendly lookup system that provides the right information to dealers, distributors and manufacturers – immediately and in an easy-to-use format.
PartSmart Data Manager consolidates all product data – artwork, merchandising related content, marketing copy for Web and eCatalogs – from multiple files and different formats into a single user interface that can be uploaded to ARI’s PartSmart Web.
PartSmart Data Publisher creates catalogs, manuals, service bulletins and more. Data Publisher can also extract, format, and send data from PartSmart Web to suppliers and other third parties, ensuring accurate fulfillment of orders.
“Midwest Industries’ decision to work with ARI demonstrates the value that our products and services bring to many businesses, ” said Roy W. Olivier, President and Chief Executive Officer at ARI. “Our PartSmart suite of products will help Midwest’s dealers increase productivity and efficiency to generate more sales and drive profits.”
About Midwest Industries
Midwest Industries, Inc., a family-held corporation located in lda Grove, Iowa, was founded in 1954 by Byron L. Godbersen, with a focus on developing and producing products for the farm. The first ShoreStation boat lift was introduced in the late 1950s and quickly became the industry standard. ShoreLand’r boat trailers first appeared in 1971 and in 1998, Midwest celebrated the production of its 1, 000, 000 ShoreLand’r trailer.
For more information on Midwest Industries, please visit www.midwestindustries.com.
ARI Network Services (OTCBB: ARIS) is a leading innovator of SaaS solutions that serve several vertical markets with a focus on the outdoor power, powersports, marine, RV, and appliance segments. Solutions include eCommerce‐enabled websites, lead generation/lead management services, search engine marketing, and electronic catalogs (parts, garments, and accessories). ARI markets its products and services through multiple sales channels and geographic markets and currently serves approximately 18, 000 equipment dealers, 125 manufacturers, and 150 distributors worldwide. ARI has customers in more than 100 countries with the primary market being the Americas served by multiple U.S. offices. The company also maintains sales and service operations in the Netherlands serving the EMEA and APAC markets.
For more information on ARI, please visit our Website at www.arinet.com.
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