Why do I need an online spare parts
Whatever your current system of distributing spare
parts data (microfiche, CD-ROM or catalogue), a changeover
to an online spare parts application carries with
it many advantages. Here are the most important ones:
By using an online ordering
application, you save the costs of manufacturing and
distributing spare part diagrams on microfiche/CD Rom
or with spare parts catalogues. In future you will be
able to pass on spare parts data to service agents and
customers effortlessly, saving you production and postage
costs. PlusParts still enables
you to produce printed catalogues, CD ROMs and microfiches
With our online ordering application,
you can offer your customers a worldwide 24-hour ordering
for spare parts. Via the internet, your spare parts
information is available everywhere and at any time of day or night.
An online spare parts application means that
your customers will always have access to your current
data. Any necessary
changes can be made immediately. This means you no
longer have to wait until your new set of microfiches
or new catalogue is out in order to make price alterations
or other modifications.
Only online media allow you
to display the entire selection and ordering process
without resorting to other media. The manufacturer can
copy all the details from a purchase order directly
to an ERP system. What's more,
PlusParts still allows you to produce CD-ROMs, microfiches
and catalogues thanks to its media-independent database.
However, everything is much cheaper to produce and will
takes less effort.
If you compare PlusParts to other online spare
parts applications, you will soon recognise its
unique strengths. Here are some points that you
should know about:
PlusParts uses open source
technologies. This means it is almost infinitely expandable.
Any desired additional function can easily be integrated
either from the very beginning or later on. Two interesting
existing features that we already offer are the online
warranty processing and quotation generation tools.
A whole host of other interesting applications can also
be implemented. In opting for PlusParts, you are opting
for an application that offers ample investment security.
PlusParts can thus be integrated
into existing ERP and e-commerce systems and thus perfectly
suited for use in the corporate environment.
PlusParts was developed with the aim of providing
the best possible online spare parts system covering
all stages of the spare parts sales chain and all
distribution channels. The easy-to-use back office
functions are the reason why more and more people
have chosen PlusParts for online sales of their products.
PlusParts also means that your Internet shop is and
continues to be "trouble-free".
Its media-independent database makes PlusParts ideal
for managing all manner of output media relevant to
spare parts. You manage the spare parts data centrally
in PlusParts, edit data uslig the browser-based back
office and are still free to decide which medium you
will use for distribution: Internet, CD-ROM, microfiche
or printed catalogue. PlusParts is the right system
for any media.
PlusParts can be designed
according to your individual tastes. You can adjust
the application completely to
your corporate design requirements and even integrate
it so that it harmonises with an existing Extranet
online shop. PlusParts provides you with an ideal combination
of practicality and design.
The extraordinary versatility
of the PlusParts display function leaves nothing to
be desired. There is an infinitely variable zoom that
allows you to zoom in and out of exploded view diagrams.
This is true for both pixel-based
and vector-based graphic formats. You can even
jump effortlessly from one drawing to the next within
spare parts diagrams consisting of several pages. PlusParts
is extremely easy-to-use.
The web server system requirements
for PlusParts are comparatively small. It is possible
to host PlusParts on almost any platform and in almost
any technical environment: whether
you want a provider to host PlusParts or host PlusParts
within your own DMZ, the application always works.
This means PlusParts provides an application that is
also ideally suited to your existing web architecture.
PlusParts is supported entirely
by a database and therefore offers a user-friendly
search function and a superior
order management tool. This also means that all texts
can be easily and quickly changed with the back
This is especially useful when additional translation
work needs to be done.
and easy-to-use back office
PlusParts makes it possible for you to keep the
entire application continually
up-to-date yourself. You can change spare parts data
and system texts, input new spare parts or delete
ones from any computer with online access, thanks to
its browser-based application. PlusParts allows
to easily manage maintenance and updating costs.