Activant, GCommerce to Offer Bundled EDI Solution for Aftermarket Distributors - aftermarketNews

Activant, GCommerce to Offer Bundled EDI Solution for Aftermarket Distributors

"This collaborative solution offers world-class EDI capabilities to virtually any independent distributor using an Activant business management system," said Thomas Aliotti, senior vice president and general manager of the Activant automotive business.

LIVERMORE, Calif. and DES MOINES, Iowa – Activant Solutions Inc. and GCommerce Inc. have agreed to offer a bundled electronic document exchange (EDI) solution that will enable automotive aftermarket distributors to exchange electronic purchase orders, advance shipping notices and invoices with hundreds of aftermarket manufacturers.
    
Activant’s new EDI package combines the Activant AConneX DX connectivity solution with GCommerce’s relationships with hundreds of aftermarket suppliers to enable electronic trading through distributors’ Activant A-DIS, Activant Ultimate, Activant Prism, Activant Vision or Activant Eagle for the Aftermarket business management systems.
      
EDI technology enables distributors to reduce the extra time and expense, as well as eliminate potential errors, associated with exchanging purchase orders, ASNs and invoices via fax, voice communication, e-mail or mail. The bundled solution from Activant and GCommerce enables the distributor to electronically generate and send purchase orders, and the manufacturer to send acknowledgements, ASNs and invoices. The new solution requires no additional hardware, translation software or monthly fees for the distributor.
      
“This collaborative solution offers world-class EDI capabilities to virtually any independent distributor using an Activant business management system,” said Thomas Aliotti, senior vice president and general manager of the Activant automotive business. “This is exactly what we mean when we tell customers that Activant offers ‘real solutions’ and ‘real results.’”
      
Rick Main, senior vice president of sales and marketing for GCommerce, added: “We are very pleased to expand our alliance with Activant, which adds value to independent distributors by linking them to the more than 600 aftermarket manufacturers with whom we work on a daily basis. Together, Activant and GCommerce have a turnkey solution that enables distributors to establish a seamless EDI connection with their suppliers.”
    
For additional information regarding the bundled EDI solution from Activant and GCommerce, please contact your Activant representative, call (800) 380-9015 or visit the companies’ 2008 AAPEX Show exhibits (Activant, #2035; GCommerce, #153), November 4-7 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.

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