ARI’s PartStream™ Added to Dealer Portal to Improve Online Parts Lookup and Ordering
Milwaukee, Wis., September 4, 2012 – ARI Network Services, Inc. (OTCBB: ARIS), a leader in creating, marketing, and supporting SaaS and DaaS solutions that connect consumers, dealers, distributors, and manufacturers in selected vertical markets, announced today that Oscar Wilson Engines & Parts of O’Fallon, Mo., one of the largest distributors in the outdoor power industry, has selected ARI’s PartStream™.
Under the agreement, PartSteam will be integrated with Oscar Wilson’s dealer portal to provide their 3, 500 authorized dealers and retailers with secured access to look up and order OEM parts online for the leading outdoor power manufacturers, including AYP, Briggs & Stratton, Honda Engine, Hydro-Gear, MTD, Poulan, Troy-Bilt, Subaru Industrial Power, and TecumsehPower. In addition, PartStream will be integrated with Oscar Wilson’s shopping cart.
“Currently, our parts lookup system is PDF-based and as a result is not easy for our dealers to use. It also requires hundreds of manhours a month to manage and update, ” said Steven Purdy, President of Oscar Wilson. “Our goal for our new lookup system was to provide our dealers with a more robust parts lookup and streamlined ordering system and free up our team to focus on other projects. After seeing PartStream, we knew we had found the perfect solution, ” added Purdy. “Since PartStream displays the same content as ARI’s PartSmart®product, which many of our dealers use today, we’re confident that they will welcome the addition to our dealer portal and quickly begin realizing the efficiencies.”
PartStream is an illustrated parts lookup application that seamlessly adds eCommerce-enabled OEM parts lookup to any website. PartStream is easily configurable and allows manufacturers, distributors and dealers to tailor the appearance to match their website and branding image to their online marketing efforts.
“Oscar Wilson joins the growing number of outdoor power distributors and manufacturers using PartStream to provide their dealers with access to accurate, up-to-date parts information and online ordering, ” said Jeff Horn, Vice President of Global Sales at ARI. “We welcome the opportunity to work with Oscar Wilson to help their dealers improve productivity, increase customer satisfaction and drive profits.”
About Oscar Wilson Engines and Parts
Oscar Wilson was established in 1955 as a supplier of original equipment parts to the air cooled engine and outdoor power equipment industries. Today, they distribute parts for many of the leading outdoor power manufacturers, including AYP, Bobcat Mowers, Big Dog Mowers, Briggs & Stratton, Carlisle Tires, Carlton, Champion, Dana, Foote, Hydro-Gear, Kohler, MTD, Maruyama, Murray, Oregon, Peerless, Poulan, Ryan Turf Renovation, TecumsehPower and Walbro to dealers and retailers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Arkansas.
For more information on Oscar Wilson Engines and Parts, please visit www.oscar-wilson.com.
ARI Network Services, Inc. (“ARI” or the “Company”) is a leader in creating, marketing, and supporting software, software as a service (“SaaS”) and data as a service (“DaaS”) solutions that enhance revenue and reduce costs for our customers. Our innovative, technology-enabled solutions connect the community of consumers, dealers, distributors, and manufacturers to help our customers efficiently service and sell more whole goods, parts, garments, and accessories (“PG&A”) worldwide in selected vertical markets that include power sports, outdoor power equipment, marine, and white goods. We estimate that approximately 18, 000 equipment dealers, 125 manufacturers, and 150 distributors worldwide leverage our technology to drive revenue, gain efficiencies and increase customer satisfaction.
For more information on ARI, please visit www.arinet.com.
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