Oldsmar, FL (PRWEB) March 29, 2010
Web-Est, LLC released Auto Parts Connect, a new program designed to aggressively expand data feeds from auto collision parts providers, making access for auto body shops much easier. The data will be integrated into Web-Est's online estimating platform used by over 1,200 small to mid size body shops nation-wide. Part providers can participate in Auto Parts Connect free of charge, but must provide data in an industry format and are responsible for submitting monthly updates or can provide real-time updates depending on their IT capabilities.
An expanded version of the program, Auto Parts Connect Plus is expected at the end of the year, which will enable Web-Est users to programmatically place a parts order with qualified vendors. Qualifying vendors are required to provide discounts to Web-Est users and will pay an administrative transaction fee.
"Auto Parts Connect and Auto Parts Connect Plus are expected to create savings for parts vendors and Web-Est collision estimating software users alike" said CEO/President, Eric Seidel. "Taking advantage of real-tim e ordering of parts eliminates manual steps, we expect to pass these savings on to our Web-Est customer base."
A full description of Web-Est's Auto Part's Connect program can be viewed at http://www.web-est.com/auto-parts-connect.aspx.
Web-Est provides a logic-based collision repair estimating program for $99 per month. They offer a full database of labor times, OEM and Aftermarket parts, and is provided by Mitchell International through a special data agreement with Web-Est, allowing users to easily estimate collision repair damages. Their online platform is issued to licensed auto body shop customers and others in the collision repair community, such as auto adjusters and insurance companies. Web-Est services cater to the small- to mid-size auto body shop market by providing low-cost, logic based collision repair estimating software.
In addition to their estimating capabilities, they include frame dimensions and marketing products to their auto body shop customers.
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