Solera Integrates Parts Procurement Solutions

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Nov. 3, 2015—Solera Holdings Inc. announced on Monday the integration of its parts procurement solutions, including Distribution Service Technologies (DST) and APU Solutions (APU) to form InPart. Solera will enable online parts procurement from the largest network of suppliers directly within the existing systems and workflow of collision and mechanical repair shops.

"Our vision is to become the premier procurement solution for all part types, including OEM, aftermarket, and recycled parts, for global collision and mechanical repair workshops," said Tanvir Arfi, president of Solera's Service, Maintenance Repair (SMR) and Parts platform. "InPart leverages the capabilities of Solera companies across market segments, extending the value of our solutions for all of our customers – whether an insurer, repairer, or part supplier."

Solera’s parts procurement solutions tailor the user experience interface, functionality and workflow to the market segment and end user. InPart will streamline the process of searching for pricing, and purchasing OEM aftermarket and recycled parts for both the collision repair and mechanical repair markets.

PartsNetwork is used in thousands of shops and quotes over 103.5 million parts annually, valued at $20.5 billion.

InPart incorporates DST’s eCommerce Gateway and Identifix’s DirectHit mechanical repair support website. Together, they combine vehicle repair information with real-time part information, enabling users to make purchases at the time of need.

For more information, visit Solera’s website.

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